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By Jenn Cook 13 Feb, 2017

Do you ever come across advertisements or hear some story that sounds too crazy to be true? 

And you think to yourself, “yeah right” and carry on with your daily routines? That almost happened to my husband and I.

Why should you care? Because we've discovered a medical device that will change your life for the better.


Here is a quick background to our story...


I have been an avid fitness enthusiast my entire life. A little over 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to become a certified fitness trainer.  Now I help people lead healthier, stronger lives and just feel better on daily basis. I love learning, reading and keeping up to date on what truly works and helps people with their fitness.


My husband, Jason, has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.  He graduated college with a degree in exercise science.  Since then he has held many titles including fitness trainer, club manager and now club owner.  He also loves being in the business of helping people improve the quality of their lives.  


Since Jason is a club owner, many people contact him trying to sell some new Fitness gimmick or product promising it is the “new best thing!” We are always trying to help people so we don’t fall for all the quick fixes and gimmicks.  We know what will help people improve the quality of their lives.


So back to the beginning....


 A fellow fitness pioneer contacted Jason about a medical device that helps increase your blood flow by 29%.  When we heard about this device and how it helps people we almost thought,  “Yeah right here is another gimmick!” 


It almost seemed too good to be true. 


But we were intrigued so Jason did a ton of research on it. He liked what he found and so purchased one for our members at EFC.


The rest is history! 

We are seeing some amazing things happen for people now. I had to share this story because everyone needs to know about this device. By now I hope you’re asking..


“What does this device even do?” and “Why is it so important for my well-being?”


To start, this device is called the BEMER.


BEMER stands for Bio-Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation .


We call it " The Blood Flow Device ".

By Jason Cook 09 Feb, 2017

February is the month when we gift chocolate to our sweethearts. And while the sentiment is sweet, do you really want to give your honey a candy present that’s made with refined sugar that will stimulate weight gain and an energy crash?

Today I have a better idea for you!

It’s quite possible to create chocolate treats at home using unsweetened chocolate and a touch of wholesome sweeteners, to create an enjoyable treat that you can really feel good and giving and eating. This amazing recipe for Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries does not contain any refined sugar! Feel free to sweeten your chocolate to taste with liquid stevia until your desired sweetness level is achieved. Give it a try and see how delicious this wholesome chocolate treat is! Enjoy!

Servings: 2

Here’s what you need...

  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate pieces or bar
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon raw honey
  • liquid stevia to taste
  • 4 large, ripe strawberries, chilled
  1. Combine the chocolate, coconut oil and honey in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until fully melted. Add stevia as needed to taste.
  2. Line a small plate with parchment paper. Drizzle the strawberries with chocolate and place on the prepared plate. Chill until serving. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 89 calories, 8g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 4mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 2g protein.


Courtesy of  RealHealthyRecipes.com  

By Jason Cook 26 Jan, 2017

Here’s a salad recipe that’s hearty, quick and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters! With tender, roasted chicken, flavorful black beans and sweet, tangy mango, this salad hits every flavor note without guilt. Whether you’re making a quick dinner, a lunch-to-go, or serving up a meal for company – this salad is truly a winner.

As another serving option, you could present the salad on large lettuce leaves or place over shredded green cabbage. Also feel free to experiment with the ingredients – swap out the black beans for your favorite type bean and switch up the protein from chicken to turkey or sausage. Enjoy!

Servings: 6

Here’s what you need...
  • 1 (15oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small mango, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped roasted chicken, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 287 calories, 2g fat, 24mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 11g fiber, and 22g protein

By Jenn Cook 22 Jan, 2017

During Christmas break I was spending some time scanning thru Facebook...

I was overcome with all the posts about how everyone was glad 2016 was ending.

This got me to think about how 2016 was for me. 

But instead of focusing on any negative stuff...

...I wanted to do the opposite. 

I am in the business of helping people change their lives for the better.  

So even though it is easy to get sucked into complaining about things, I only wanted to focus on the good stuff.

It was nice to remember good family times but I don’t want to get into that with you. 

The reason being, I had discovered two life game changers to help my family and I live a healthier and fit life.

The worst part of this is that I never shared this information on a mass basis. 

As I was reflecting on 2016 I knew it was time to hit the keyboard again and get this information out to everyone.

For now I am just going to reveal the first life changer that I discovered. 

I will reveal the second in my next blog.

So, what changed my life?

When someone I trust, recommended I read the book 

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water. You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty  Don’t Treat Thirst with Medication ” by  F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.  

It’s a long title for a book, but it says it all.

By Jenn Cook 08 Jan, 2017

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I know I did and I also know that I have slacked off a bit this past month on my nutrition, workouts and yes even the housework. :-)

So If you’re like me, now is the time to get back to business and start 2017 off with a bang.

I know the holidays can be a hard time for everyone.

We are all extremely busy with extra parties, celebrations, shopping etc. so it's easy to let our fitness and eating habits go by the way side.

Or many of you may have a very difficult time emotionally due to the loss of loved ones or loved ones suffering during this time.

So, the lack of will to remain active has been lost or maybe you have turned to some not so healthy comfort foods. Therefore, I want to reach out to you now and help you get back on track.

With the New Year there is new hope and new excitement for a fresh start.

If you are ready to lose the extra weight that may have been sneaking up on you and finally keep it   off    ...

...then read on because I have the answer!

First, I want to warn you...

Marketers and advertisers love to play on our desire for a quick and easy fix so be on the lookout for the crazy ads that come out without fail this time of year guaranteeing things like…

  • You can lose 20 lbs and get shredded in 10 days by taking some pill, drinking some special drink, or using some piece of equipment just 10 minutes a day.
  • Use some miracle herb or wrap yourself with something magical and just watch your unwanted fat just melt away without even having to exercise.
  • My favorites are the mysterious ones that tell you, you can transform your body in one week by eating their super foods. You will accelerate calories burned, burn belly fat and shed inches overnight.
  • Or how about this old add…
By Jenn Cook 03 Jan, 2017

...and now is a good time to reflect on the year before right?

It's time to take some inventory like:

  • Be happy this is not another election year!
  • What was new and exciting?
  • What did you accomplish?
  • What do you regret?
  • Who made a difference in your life?
  • Whose life did you help make a difference in?

There is a lot to think about and some of you may even be happy that the year is over.

So, with the new year there is new hope and new beginnings.  Also, it is the time to promise yourself to do and be a better you.

Are you making a New Year’s resolution this year?

Last year I guessed that for those of you that are, 1/3 of you wanted to lose weight. Well guess what? I am making that prediction again because according to a survey done by GoBanking Rates this was once again the #3 resolution in 2016. The #1 resolution was to enjoy life to the fullest and #2 was to live a healthier lifestyle (which was nice to see).

Unfortunately, the #1 resolution that will most likely be broken was still the same.  And that is to lose weight and get fit with eating healthier rounding out at #4 according to Time  magazine.

I was disheartened to see this once again.

When you really think about them they are so important!

We need to be healthy and fit to live a fulfilling and good life...

  • Who wants to spend their money and time going to the doctor for health issues?
  • Who wants to spend their hard-earned money on medicine to mask any pain issues you’re constantly suffering from? For that matter who wants to always be in pain?
  • Doesn’t it seem so simple to just take the time to take care of your body and continue to exercise and eat healthy through-out the year?
  • So, why do so many of us quit after just a few short weeks?

A lot of people would like to blame it on being lazy or a lack of self-discipline but I am here to tell you that is not it.

I truly want to help everyone make a change for the better in their lives so I am going to give you the #1 exercise that is guaranteed to get you the results you have always wanted and keep them!

I also have the #1 proven weight loss system for you but you will have to wait for my next blog for that secret!

So, here it is...

...find an activity you enjoy  doing and DO IT!

Then, do it again and again. Make it a part of your daily or weekly schedule. Put it in your calendar like you would for a doctor’s appointment so you must keep it.

Yes, it is that simple.

You don’t have to do some exercise routine you just hate or dread doing over and over. If you do this, over time I promise you, you are going to get bored and then stop. Not because you were lazy but because you hated doing it and got bored.

You can’t expect yourself to stick to something for a long time when you hate doing it.

You need to think of an activity that gets your whole body  moving and have FUN   while doing it.

If it has been a long time since you exercised, then think back to something you used to enjoy doing and start doing it.

If you are currently exercising but just haven’t reached your goal yet, then it is time to shake things up and try something new.

I’ll admit that I am blessed with the fact that I have loved to exercise my entire life.

I grew up watching my mother taking aerobic classes...

...remember Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda?

...and it just stuck with me as something I had fun doing.

But, I get bored doing the same stuff over and over. So, what do I do?

Try something different that I haven’t done before.

Now I am excited about working out and my body reaps the benefits of being challenged in a new way.

So, what are some new things you can try?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Try a piece of equipment you have never tried before
  2. Learn how to work with kettle-bells, ropes or medicine balls (it’s fun slamming these around especially if you’ve had a bad day)
  3. Speed walk in your favorite shopping mall or park
  4. Work with a fitness coach
  5. Take your dog for a hike
  6. Take a dance class or just go dancing at your favorite hangout
  7. Try the expresso bikes at EFC (one of my personal favorites, you can challenge other riders and see if you can beat their times or play games and try to kill dragonsJ )
  8. Try a group class at EFC whether it’s Ride, R30, Tribe, ZUMBA, Yoga or try one of our new Ignite group classes at the Sturbridge location.
  9. Play a game of football, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole or basketball with your friends, the list is endless
  10. Ski, sled, skate, swim
  11. Sign up for a road race or join a bowling league

 You get the picture, there is an endless list of things to pick from. Just get up and move!

This is so important!

You need to have fun and even be willing to accept help if you need it to get back on track or want to try something new.

If you want to try something new at the gym...

...ask for help, it’s ok!

You can’t expect to know how to do everything so ask a fitness coach for help.

Now you have someone who can guide you through the process and help keep you accountable.

Or maybe get a group of friends together to try a new group class or start a running/walking club.

I wish you all the best in your New Year’s resolution pursuits.

This is the year that it will stick because now you know the secret to success.

Have fun and start adding your fun activity to your appointment calendar. You need to make a point of making this activity a priority. Lastly, please accept help! That's why we are here...

You can contact me here at Everybodys Fitness Center for either location at jenn@efcfit.com  or go to our website at http://www.efcfit.com/contact-staff  where you can contact any staff member you want and ask any questions at all. Because remember….

“Nothing worth doing can be done alone.”

Remember to stay tuned for our next blog where you will learn the secret behind the #1 proven weight loss system...

By Jason Cook 26 Nov, 2016
Ok. So Thanksgiving just passed and some of us ate healthy while others of us decided to just enjoy the holiday with all it traditional food and desserts. Whichever you chose, its fine - BUT its time to get back on it! Here is a simple recipe for a Thanksgiving Sandwich that will keep the awesome flavors alive but help you with those much needed GAINS!

- 2 slices Ezekial Bread, toasted
- a good portion of roast Turkey (white or dark)
- a small portion of stuffing
- spinach, field greens or any other greens you enjoy
- 4 slices of avocado
- cranberry sauce (from a can hopefully! lol)

Smear some cranberry sauce on your bread and then layer the rest in there, put it together and enjoy! Its the day after Thanksgiving and we all feel a little stuffed. Start eating right now and get over to EFC and get your workout in.
By Jason Cook 17 Nov, 2016

Did you ever think I would send you a recipe for cookies?! While it may seem crazy that your favorite fitness professional is sending you a cookie recipe, just wait until you see the ingredients! Let’s just say that there’s zero guilt in enjoying one of these wholesome chocolate chip cookies – preferably while it’s still warm out of the oven.

The chocolate chips that I’ve used in the recipe below are sweetened with stevia – which is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener and can be found at your local health food market. By using these stevia-sweetened chocolate chips we are able to remove all of the refined sugar from the cookies, giving you a sweet morsel to enjoy while staying on track with your fitness goals. And with only 5 ingredients these delicious cookies are super easy to make. Enjoy!

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need...
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup vanilla protein powder ¼ cup almond butter OR peanut butter ¼ cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Form 12 golf ball sized cookies out of the dough and press onto the parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden. Best enjoyed while still warm!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 96 calories, 4g fat, 10mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 7g protein


By Jason Cook 11 Nov, 2016

Need a satisfying meal FAST? Here’s your new go-to power meal that’s ready in 5 minutes flat…

This recipe takes protein filled tuna and adds fresh ingredients to turn it into a healthy tuna salad. Unlike many tuna salad recipes, this one doesn’t call for dressings or mayonnaise that add undesirable fats. Have this for lunch or dinner, and keep it lean by skipping the bread and eating it straight from a bowl, or serve in an avocado boat.

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need...
  • 2 cans Albacore tuna, packed in water
  • 1/2 cup white bean hummus
  • 1 small apple, finely minced
  • 1 Tbl yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • dash of Pepper
  • 1 TBL Dijon mustard
  1. Drain and flake the tuna in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve in a bowl, on large lettuce leaves or in half of an avocado, garnish with dried dill weed.
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 188 calories, 5g fat, 563mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 21g protein

By Jason Cook 29 Oct, 2016

Craving pizza? Here’s a quick pizza recipe that is sure to satisfy even the strongest of pizza cravings. But don’t worry, this pizza is low carb and guilt-free so you can work it into your weekly meal plan.

The simple technique used to reduce the carbs and the guilt of this pizza is to replace the traditional (flour-based) crust with a protein rich, egg-based crust. By cooking the egg crust in a skillet and then transferring it to the oven it’s possible to create a crust that results in strong-enough-to-hold slices that the whole family will love!

Servings: 6

Here’s what you need...
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons half and half
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chunky tomato salsa
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, half and half, sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Over medium-high heat, generously grease a large oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Once the skillet is hot, pour in the egg mixture. Leave the eggs, untouched, for 3 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully lift one edge of the egg, then tilt the pan so that the remaining liquid egg on top runs under it. Do this in two places then allow the egg to sit for another 3 minutes.
  3. Place the skillet in the oven for 3 minutes. The egg crust will puff slightly and soft eggs on the top will firm. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven (the handle will be hot) and spread with the salsa. Top with the beans, bell pepper and cheese. Return to the oven for 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  4. Remove the pizza from the oven, sprinkle with cilantro, slice and enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 246 calories, 10g fat, 18g carbohydrate, 143mg sodium, 7g fiber, and 18g protein

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By Jenn Cook 13 Feb, 2017

Do you ever come across advertisements or hear some story that sounds too crazy to be true? 

And you think to yourself, “yeah right” and carry on with your daily routines? That almost happened to my husband and I.

Why should you care? Because we've discovered a medical device that will change your life for the better.


Here is a quick background to our story...


I have been an avid fitness enthusiast my entire life. A little over 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to become a certified fitness trainer.  Now I help people lead healthier, stronger lives and just feel better on daily basis. I love learning, reading and keeping up to date on what truly works and helps people with their fitness.


My husband, Jason, has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.  He graduated college with a degree in exercise science.  Since then he has held many titles including fitness trainer, club manager and now club owner.  He also loves being in the business of helping people improve the quality of their lives.  


Since Jason is a club owner, many people contact him trying to sell some new Fitness gimmick or product promising it is the “new best thing!” We are always trying to help people so we don’t fall for all the quick fixes and gimmicks.  We know what will help people improve the quality of their lives.


So back to the beginning....


 A fellow fitness pioneer contacted Jason about a medical device that helps increase your blood flow by 29%.  When we heard about this device and how it helps people we almost thought,  “Yeah right here is another gimmick!” 


It almost seemed too good to be true. 


But we were intrigued so Jason did a ton of research on it. He liked what he found and so purchased one for our members at EFC.


The rest is history! 

We are seeing some amazing things happen for people now. I had to share this story because everyone needs to know about this device. By now I hope you’re asking..


“What does this device even do?” and “Why is it so important for my well-being?”


To start, this device is called the BEMER.


BEMER stands for Bio-Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation .


We call it " The Blood Flow Device ".

By Jason Cook 09 Feb, 2017

February is the month when we gift chocolate to our sweethearts. And while the sentiment is sweet, do you really want to give your honey a candy present that’s made with refined sugar that will stimulate weight gain and an energy crash?

Today I have a better idea for you!

It’s quite possible to create chocolate treats at home using unsweetened chocolate and a touch of wholesome sweeteners, to create an enjoyable treat that you can really feel good and giving and eating. This amazing recipe for Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries does not contain any refined sugar! Feel free to sweeten your chocolate to taste with liquid stevia until your desired sweetness level is achieved. Give it a try and see how delicious this wholesome chocolate treat is! Enjoy!

Servings: 2

Here’s what you need...

  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate pieces or bar
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon raw honey
  • liquid stevia to taste
  • 4 large, ripe strawberries, chilled
  1. Combine the chocolate, coconut oil and honey in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until fully melted. Add stevia as needed to taste.
  2. Line a small plate with parchment paper. Drizzle the strawberries with chocolate and place on the prepared plate. Chill until serving. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 89 calories, 8g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 4mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 2g protein.


Courtesy of  RealHealthyRecipes.com  

By Jason Cook 26 Jan, 2017

Here’s a salad recipe that’s hearty, quick and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters! With tender, roasted chicken, flavorful black beans and sweet, tangy mango, this salad hits every flavor note without guilt. Whether you’re making a quick dinner, a lunch-to-go, or serving up a meal for company – this salad is truly a winner.

As another serving option, you could present the salad on large lettuce leaves or place over shredded green cabbage. Also feel free to experiment with the ingredients – swap out the black beans for your favorite type bean and switch up the protein from chicken to turkey or sausage. Enjoy!

Servings: 6

Here’s what you need...
  • 1 (15oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small mango, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped roasted chicken, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis:One serving equals: 287 calories, 2g fat, 24mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 11g fiber, and 22g protein

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