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No Nonsense Muscle Building

The best part is that you won’t have to ditch your favorite foods. You won’t have to go to the gym more than 3 times a week either
-Muscle Gain-

Power Development

This program isn't going to take away your gains or make you spend hours learning super-technical moves.

Custom Physique 1:1 Coaching

While optimal results are always the main goal, the best program in the world won't work if you can't stick to it.
-General health-
Wellness services


The majority of all adult illness is due to degenerative processes, also known as the progressive impairment of both the structure and function of part of the body with aging. This includes most cancers
-Education and Coaching-

Elite Wellness

Elite Wellness offers a full range of fitness and wellness programs. Our whole body wellness approach is built around the following key components
-Corporate wellness-

Personal training with Mr. Health and Wellness

There are many benefits to personal training with Mr. Health and Wellness. Clients receive specialized training on proper form and technique for their individual body parts and areas of challenge.
-Personal Training-

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Salmon & Asparagus Farro Bowl

Salmon & Asparagus Farro Bowl
In this farro and salmon recipe, salmon is poached in a miso-infused broth with bites of tender asparagus and sautéed leeks. If you use farro that’s labeled “pearled,” a faster-cooking farro, to make this recipe, start with a full cup of grains and reduce the cooking time to 15 minutes. To clean the leeks, trim off the green tops and white roots and split lengthwise. Place in a large bowl of water and swish around to release any sand or soil. Repeat until no grit remains.

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Are We 'Clean Eating' Our Way to Illness?

Photo Credit: Titirag Damjunch

Recently asked by Dr. Oz, "What is clean eating?" I replied, in so many words, "Being more mindful about the foods you choose and focusing on a diet that is comprised of whole fresh foods (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, thoughtful animal foods, and healthy fats)." Plus many more tips that you can read about here. While it seems pretty simple, many have either a hard time understanding and navigating the concept (rightfully so) while others perhaps take it way too far.

A few years ago I was teaching a workshop with my mentor and esteemed colleague, Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN. Opening night of our five-day nutrition and culinary immersion program, we fielded questions from students and they looked something like this:

"I never eat fruits with my vegetables because I heard that combining them is bad for my health. Is this true?"

"I was told that I should never eat grains without rinsing them, even soaking them. It's too much fuss so I don't eat them. Is that OK?"

"What spatula do you recommend? I just bought one made with silicone and I am scared to use it."

"My friend convinced me to go vegan because it is healthier for me but I am craving animal foods. What do I do?"

"My supermarket doesn't carry any organic fruits and vegetables so my choices are limited. I only buy organic so I am afraid that I am not getting enough nutrition."

"I know sugar is bad so I only consume stevia. Is that healthy?"

Post session, our hearts sank as we realized how much fear our students had. Our work for the week was cut out for us!

Speaking of taking clean eating too far, I recently came across "We Are Clean Eating Our Way to New Eating Disorders." According to the author: "Because overdoing it is the American way, we've now managed to warp even healthy habits into a new form of eating disorders. Welcome to the era of orthorexia."

The funny thing -- while we are so busy worrying about what to eat we still have the worst diets in the world. As I always say, nutrition analysis leads to culinary paralysis. And as a cook, that is heartbreaking to me. So, my advice -- if you want to get healthy and stay healthy, focus on these very simple and doable ideas:

Fresh is Fabulous -- consume whole fresh foods 70-80 percent of the time.

Pick and Choose Your Processed Foods -- the ingredients tell the story of your food. If they read like a short novel or you can't pronounce an ingredient, don't buy the food. And avoid anything artificial (and for far more detail on this, you can pick up a copy of my book, What The Fork Are You Eating?).

Culinary Corner Cutting -- getting in the kitchen is key so if you can't rinse your grains, don't. If you can't soak your beans, don't and buy canned. Focus on what you can do and just do it!

Eat What Nourishes -- always know that some vegetables are better than none. And enjoying what you eat truly nourishes mind, body and soul. So if you prefer white rice to brown, definitely dabble in the white.

Have fun -- turn a little music on as you prepare a meal and connect to your inner cook while you nourish yourself and those around you.

If you can take these five simple steps then you are on the road to getting healthy and staying healthy. Don't forget that the fear alone can lead to illness. Food is emotionally loaded, I know this firsthand -- personally and through the many clients and students I have the great pleasure of working with. But please take a deep breath, stop listening to the nutrition noise and get a real edible education as with that, many of your fears will subside.


If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.

To stay connected with Stefanie, sign up for her blog -- bi-weekly ruminations, radio shows and recipes, and follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Her book, What the Fork Are You Eating? (Tarcher/Penguin Random House) is available wherever books are sold.

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Pretty excited about these new beauties for off skate. #rollerderby #rollerskates #offskate #burpees #squat

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Abs are cool but so are giant peanut butter waffles.. I track macros, I eat clean, I eat dirty, I fast, I cheat, high carb, low carb etc. Most importantly I train, I train very hard and my food is the fuel:)

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Wellness Challenge

Take the
30 Day Push-up Challenge 30. Mar 2015

Day 1 Start with 10 push-ups and increase by 10 every single day until day 30. For example: Day 1 = 10 pushups, Day 2 = 20 push-ups, Day 3 = 30 push-ups and so on. #pushup

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Herbert Spencer

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
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Candlelight Yoga with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Saturday April 4, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:45 PM)

600 Towne Centre Blvd #400, Pineville, NC 28226 USA
Participants: 2 attending · 1 maybe · 0 declined

Join us for a candlelight flow class set to the live and enchanting music of Andrew van Blarcomb’s magnificent Tibetan singing bowls. These bowls create waves of vibration designed to align the energy centers and create a deep state of union with your practice.

Event Admission: $5

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The Clean Bulk: A New Approach To Adding Offseason Muscle

Getting big offseason used to mean eating as much as possible. Today, bodybuilders use a more measured approach to adding mass, with the benefit of looking great year-round.
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