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Its Almost Here – Salad Dressing Workshop

On August 9th at 6:00pm at Get Fit NH Epsom, come learn how to make your own healthy, delicious dressings. During the workshop I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own salad dressings, with healthy oils and without a bunch of sugar and artificial ingredients.

You’ll walk out of the workshop with a jar full of a dressing you made to start using right away. You’ll also receive a mini-cookbook over 20 salad dressing recipes. I love oil and vinegar as much as the next girl, but I like a bit of variety too!

Check out just this delicious recipe:

Tangerine Lime Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of half a tangerine
  • Juice of half a lime

Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well, so the oil and juice mix properly and the dressing gets a little bit thicker.

Served best with this salad.

In a large bowl combine 4 big handfuls of mixed salad greens, a handful of olives, 5 Sun-dried tomatoes, and a couple tablespoons of chopped almonds and walnuts. Add the Tangerine-Lime Dressing and mix until all the ingredients are coated.

Oh. So. Good.​  🙂

But wait, there's more! 

Many salad dressings use mayonnaise as their base, right? But do you know how easy it is to make your own? I'll show you there. 

​The investment for this workshop is only $15, and you will walk away with a dressing you can go home and share with the whole family! 

Don't be shy, sign up now - it's going to be a lot of fun!

DIY Salad Dressing Workshop

Wednesday, August 9 at 6pm

Get Fit NH Epsom

Online Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar Saturday, August 12, 2017

TRUE STORY.

 We are hosting our next Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar on the Interweb! 🙂

We know it can be a challenge for you to get out of the house one more day, so join us from the comfort of your own home. It worked well the first time so we promised we'd do it again, and our plan is that it will go even better!

On Saturday August 12 at 10:00am you will have the opportunity for some world class nutrition coaching from Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2.

Our Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is our FREE introductory nutrition coaching seminar, and we encourage all our students to take it at least once. 

If you are training with us, you have made the commitment to get healthier by getting your body moving well, getting stronger, and building cardiovascular endurance.

But the secret to FAT LOSS, to getting that lean, toned body is always going to be good eating habits.

Do you have these questions when it comes to all the conflicting info out there?

  • How much do I need to eat?
  • Carbs? Protein? Fat? How much is enough? Too much? Too little?
  • How do I find time to make it fit into my busy life?
  • How do I get my kids to eat healthy? Can they eat this way too?
  • Everything in moderation, right?
  • Will you do my cooking for me? (umm....sorry)
  • And much more.

While we can't answer every question, we will take a solid hour, go through our Jumpstart Nutrition Manual (you'll get your very own .pdf copy after the seminar), and take time to answer your questions.

The Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is hosted by Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2, who is truly a master at helping busy people fit healthy eating into their crazy busy lives.

IMPORTANT: We only have space for 20 students, and you must pre-register for this FREE coaching opportunity. Once you register, you will receive an email with the Video Conferencing link from Google Hangouts. SAVE THIS EMAIL PLEASE, as you will need it to join.

Don't delay, we want to see you on our first ever nutrition coaching seminar!

DIY Salad Dressing Workshop Returns

Salads are great, but without a good dressing, you’ve just got a pile of raw veggies, right? Healthy, but not always exciting. But store bought dressings usually have a bunch of sugar, use low grade oils, and have ingredients most of us can't pronounce.

Because of all that, I’ve made a habit out of making my own tasty and healthy dressings. With a bit of tweaking I have figured out how to turn classic dressings like Ranch and Caesar into ones that my whole family can enjoy!

On August 9th at 6:00pm at Get Fit NH Epsom, come learn how to make your own healthy, delicious dressings. During the workshop I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own salad dressings, with healthy oils and without a bunch of sugar and artificial ingredients.

In fact you’ll walk out of the workshop with a jar full of a dressing you made to start using right away. You’ll also receive a mini-cookbook over 20 salad dressing recipes. I love oil and vinegar as much as the next girl, but I like a bit of variety too!

Check out just one of these delicious recipes:

Tangerine Lime Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of half a tangerine
  • Juice of half a lime

Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well, so the oil and juice mix properly and the dressing gets a little bit thicker.

Served best with this salad.

In a large bowl combine 4 big handfuls of mixed salad greens, a handful of olives, 5 Sun-dried tomatoes, and a couple tablespoons of chopped almonds and walnuts. Add the Tangerine-Lime Dressing and mix until all the ingredients are coated.

Oh. So. Good.​  🙂

But wait, there's more! 

Many salad dressings use mayonnaise as their base, right? But do you know how easy it is to make your own?

There’s a trick (there usually is), but I’ll show you how to make a mayonnaise you can use in dressings, in marinades, in dips, and more. Bonus Points!

​The investment for this workshop is only $15, and you will walk away with a dressing you can go home and share with the whole family! 

Don't be shy, sign up now - it's going to be a lot of fun!

DIY Salad Dressing Workshop

Wednesday, August 9 at 6pm

Get Fit NH Epsom

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching on July 12th!

I want to make eating unhealthy HARDER than eating healthy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had to struggle to eat foods that were not good choices? Wouldn’t it be helpful if you had access to all the goodness of nutrition without sifting through all the other?

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching is your one stop for the answers to these questions. While we can't solve every issue in an hour, we can get a good jumpstart on them. This is where your nutrition coaching begins.

Begin Your Jumpstart

Date: Wednesday, July 12th

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Place: Get Fit NH Concord

You Asked For It! Online Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar Saturday June 17, 2017

TRUE STORY.

For the first time ever we are bringing our Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar onto the Interweb! 🙂

We know it can be a challenge for you to get out of the house one more day, AND since we are nothing if not a little adventurous, we are going to give this whole Webinar thing a whirl. And if it works well, we will probably do it again.

On Saturday June 17 at 9:00am (you don't even have to get up early) you will have the opportunity for some world class nutrition coaching from Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2.

Our Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is our FREE introductory nutrition coaching seminar, and we encourage all our students to take it at least once. 

If you are training with us, you have made the commitment to get healthier by getting your body moving well, getting stronger, and building cardiovascular endurance.

But the secret to FAT LOSS, to getting that lean, toned body is always going to be good eating habits.

Do you have these questions when it comes to all the conflicting info out there?

  • How much do I need to eat?
  • Carbs? Protein? Fat? How much is enough? Too much? Too little?
  • How do I find time to make it fit into my busy life?
  • How do I get my kids to eat healthy? Can they eat this way too?
  • Everything in moderation, right?
  • Will you do my cooking for me? (umm....sorry)
  • And much more.

While we can't answer every question, we will take a solid hour, go through our Jumpstart Nutrition Manual (you'll get your very own .pdf copy after the seminar), and take time to answer your questions.

The Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is hosted by Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2, who is truly a master at helping busy people fit healthy eating into their crazy busy lives.

IMPORTANT: We only have space for 20 students, and you must pre-register for this FREE coaching opportunity. 

Don't delay, we want to see you on our first ever nutrition coaching seminar!

Brookford Farms CSA Pickup at Get Fit NH – Winner!

There is nothing fresher, tastier, and yes even more friendly to the environment than having local produce grown by local farmers. For those of us who don't have the time or talent to grow our own veggies, getting involved in a CSA is like gold! (CSA= Community Supported Agriculture)

This is where it gets exciting, Get Fit NH is sponsoring a pickup place for Brookford Farm's CSA. You will be able to pickup your veggies at Get Fit NH in Concord. Last summer we did this and it was fantastic. For those of you out in Epsom, Coach Nancy will bring your food to the Epsom gym for pickup there as well. I would say that's perfect for everyone!

Brookford Farms has an easy registration process. They have different packages to fit your family's needs. While registering simply check the box for Get Fit NH Concord as your pick up place. Your veggies start arriving on June 5th, 2017 to October 22rd, 2017.

You can register using this link: Brookford Farm CSA Online Registration

If you need help, please contact Jodi at brookfordfarm.csa@gmail.com or 603-742-4084.

Don't wait til the last minute to sign up!

A Short, Sweet and Specific Spotlight

I met Robie just over a year ago. She has made me smile every day since. I think it is her goal to make others happy. She has a wit that makes you think and always leaves you chuckling. While she might not be the loudest at the 6pm training time, she knows how to bring it. She was kind enough to let me interview her. 

Coach Nancy: Why did you choose to come Get Fit NH?
Robie: Honestly, it was local and I thought "what do I have to lose, so why not?". I can do anything for 2 weeks, right?

Coach Nancy: What did you learned after you first 2 weeks?
Robie: That this is possible. The first two weeks are your chance to learn about how Get Fit works, but they are two weeks of active participation. You will get the encouragement and education you need to succeed, even if it is at your pace or you are complaining in a witty way that I am sure does not sound like complaining at all.
Coach Nancy: How do you feel after almost 12 months into your training?
Robie: I have had some set backs, but I feel better as a human being. I am one of those who has to do things when I want to commit to them. I am committed to working out, so I work out. GET FIT is where I want to workout and where I want to learn to be a better me. I am working on wanting to take complete advantage of all the nutritional knowledge that Get Fit has to offer. I do listen and try, but as it is said "its me, not you".
Coach Nancy: Describe your overall experience at Get Fit NH.
Robie: Dean and Nancy have created the most positive, inclusive and goal driven "gym" I have ever been a part of. The push to be better, do better with constructive encouragement and a little bit of competition, to me, make this the perfect gym.

​Robie has survived much more than her first month at Get Fit NH. She is just earned Hall of Fame Status in March. Congratulations and thank you, Robie.

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching – Getting Yourself Going on Your Goals

I love cookbooks. I love to make people happy with cooking. I love to eat food. Food makes me happy. 

I also get agitated because cooking takes a long time. I forget to plan and prepare so I end up stressed and rushed. ​I often serve the same thing over and over. Am I truly making anyone happy for a lifetime with my food skills? Do I know what foods should be on my plate? How much do I need to eat? Can my kids eat the same thing I do? What foods will make me healthiest? What foods can harm my body? 

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching is your one stop for the answers to these questions. While we can't solve every issue in an hour, we can get a good jumpstart on them.

Begin Your Jumpstart

Date: Wednesday, April 12th

Time: 6pm sharp to 7pm

Place: Get Fit NH Epsom

See you there, 
Coach Nancy

The World is Brighter Because of Jennifer

Today I got an email from Rock Star Jennifer. She had just tried a new recipe. She made Jashbrowns (no, I didn’t spell that wrong). Jennifer had used a vegetable called Jicama. She used shredded Jicama to make a variation of hash browns for her breakfast. Now you can see why they are called Jashbrowns. Served with 2 eggs, they had made a wonderful meal she just had to share with someone. I was one of those lucky people.

In fact, this is not unusual for Jennifer. We talk food a lot. Jennifer is has been training with us for almost 5 years. She’s made a lot of changes physically but her kitchen skills have changed too. While she has always been an amazing cook - her kids rave about her meals - the type of foods she fixes have changed. I’m proud of Jennifer. She is helping to change the world. She keeps working at eating healthy for her and her husband. She shares her new found kitchen gadgets with those next to her in training, and she sends recipes out over emails and Facebook.

Jennifer has taken hold of new eating habits and translated her knowledge into a healthier world for her and her husband. But since she doesn’t keep that to herself, she shares it with her children who live across the US, she is changing the world one family at a time.

Here is the recipe for Jashbrowns from Jennifer:

"Very easy - I modified it from a cookbook called “Necessary Food”. Since the amount of jicama differs depending on the size, it’s hard to make an exact recipe. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to doing it.

Jash-browns​ with Eggs

  • Butter or ghee
  • Peeled and grated jicama
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 eggs

Heat a dollop of butter or ghee in a skillet on medium high heat until it starts to brown. Add as much grated jicama as you want, spreading it out into a thin layer. Let the jicama fry uncovered so the moisture can escape. Fry for several minutes, flipping once in a while. As the jicama loses its moisture, it will start to get brown. When your jashbrowns have enough of a sear for your liking, season them liberally with salt and pepper and set them aside to keep warm.

Fry two eggs in some butter in your skillet, season them with salt & pepper, and serve them over the jashbrowns.

Like I said, very easy! I was surprised at how easily jicama shredded and how much there is in one small one! I shredded the whole jicama. Since I didn’t want to eat it all today I froze the rest. I also added garlic salt to the jicama along with the salt and pepper before freezing. Jashbrowns are very interesting, with a crunchy texture and just a little hint of sweetness. I can’t wait to serve this again."

I’d like to help Jennifer change the world to a healthier place. We all know healthier people are happier people and the world needs more happy.

Who is joining Jennifer and I?

-Coach Nancy

Spotlight is Bright on Adam

Adam and his wife Deb have been a part of the Get Fit NH family for a long time. Each time I see Adam, I get a big hug and a smile that usually means trouble. But Adam surprised me with an email soon after the 21Day +Nutrition Challenge was over. I think it surprised Adam too. 

"I (Adam) was stuck in a food rut.  I had joined Get Fit NH 7 years ago. At that point I was eating lousy, just ask my wife, Deb. Since joining I was eating much healthier but I cheated with carbs and sugar on the weekends and after training. I finally took the plunge and did the 21 Day + Nutrition Challenge. This program helped me get back on track and shed 18 pounds. I got rid of the bloated stomach feeling and improved my athletic performance.

Last weekend at the Crash B's in Boston, MA I was able to bring my 2000 Meter Rowing Erg time down by 20 seconds. That time blew past my pre-challenge time four (4) weeks earlier. I was always skeptical that your programs which cut back on carbs would leave me energy depleted for competitions but this is FALSE. I stepped off the rowing erg this past weekend in Boston feeling great and I recovered very quickly afterwards. I recovered much more quickly than ever in the past without joint pain or muscle discomfort. I am now energized and empowered to keep moving forward...I can't wait to see if I can lower my Half Marathon time and Ski Erg 1000 Meter time this fall. I know have to remember to drink enough water too. I didn't go into the 21 Day+ Challenge looking to lose time off my performance. What a great side benefit. Thanks."

I can't wait to see what another 18 pounds down does to his time on the rower. Watch out Boston. ​

-Coach Nancy

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