Monthly Archives: January 2015

6 Treadmill Classes To Try

If running on the treadmill sounds boring to you, you’ll have to check out the new treadmill workout studios and classes popping up across the country.  These classes pair cardio intervals with strength training to create a complete workout in a group fitness atmosphere that will keep you motivated.

Mile High Run Club

Location: New York

Mile High Run Club is a treadmill studio that offers two classes: Dash 28 and the Distance.  Dash 28 pairs 28 minutes of treadmill using intervals to maximize calorie burn, followed by 10 minutes of kettlebell work to build strength and power.  The Distance is a great class for more advanced runners, as it consists of 50 minutes of running drills to improve your speed and endurance.  Think hills, tempo runs, and intervals, with expert run coaches to lead you through. Continue reading

Fresh produce at the Byward Market

Eat Fresh: Your Guide to Winter Produce

Just because the temperature’s dropping, doesn’t mean you can’t eat fresh produce!  Tina Ruggiero, registered dietician and cookbook author, says that thanks to cold weather crops and agricultural methods, we can still enjoy produce throughout the winter.  Check out Tina’s favorite winter fruits and veggies, and consider adding a few to your cart the next time you’re at the grocery store!

Winter Squash

Tina is a fan of all types of winter squash – pumpkin, acorn squash and butternut squash – and says it should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen this winter.  Squash is low in calories but high in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Not sure how to use squash? Tina makes a killer salad in her new cookbook, The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, by tossing squash, walnuts, dried cranberries and kale with faro.

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