2019 August

August 31, 2019

We cringe when our clients at Energy Fitness personal training studio downtown Memphis tell us they take often NSAID’s for soreness or pain relief. Until I was informed several years ago about a more natural alternative and a better solution for pain relief I didn’t know either. Our Metagenics rep is so great at informing us as well as Metagenics providing educational dinner meetings or webinars to cover the science behind their products and how in the body they work to get results. Many of you know how I love to geek on out the science since I’m an Exercise Scientist and nutrition coach.

Many times we have heard You are What You Eat.

If you consume some of the foods below regularly you may be consuming doses of flavonoids. If not, you may want to consider the Metagenics supplement InFlavonoids mentioned below or at least have it around to take instead of NSAID’s. Overconsumption of processed foods, overcooking of foods, and under-consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits are the primary circumstances related to deficiency. 

We wish to give you information to inspire you to make
the changes necessary for your body to heal itself!

What are Flavonoids & are they in my diet? Flavonoids are water soluble polyphenolic molecules containing 15 carbon atoms and belong to the polyphenol family.  In terms of nutrient richness, we get far more flavonoids from plant foods than from animal foods, and in particular, vegetables and fruits, tea and soybean can be especially nutrient-rich in this type of phytonutrient. They are what contribute to the rich color. Other important sources of flavonoids are apple (quercetin), citrus fruits (rutin and hesperidin). It’s important to note that in the U.S. the largest single source of flavonoids is black and green tea.

Flavonoids are becoming very popular because they have many health promoting effects such as the following:

  • anti-allergic- relieve hay fever, eczema, sinusitis and asthma
  • anti-cancer
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-viral

Other health benefits:

  • Clinically shown to support individuals challenged by oxidative stress, as well as other stressors.
  • May help to improve blood flow in the brain, there is also preliminary evidence to suggest the possibility of ability to block the production of messaging molecules that promote inflammation.
  • Better brain functioning in some areas, including areas involving cognitive function.
  • Preliminary evidence that the onset of certain chronic neurodegenerative diseases—including age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease—may be delayed when long-term intake of flavonoids has been strong.
  • Numerous flavonoids—including quercetin and rutin—have been shown to help prevent excessive clumping together of platelet cells that could otherwise lead to unwanted clogging of the blood vessels.
  • Soy flavonoids (isoflavones) can also reduce blood cholesterol and can help to prevent osteoporis. Soy flavonoids are also used to ease menopausal symptoms.

Try and Consume More of These Whole Foods-Best Sources of Flavonoids

flavonols flavan-3-ols* flavones flavonones anthocyanidins
onions apples parsley oranges blueberries
apples bananas bell peppers grapefruit bananas
romaine lettuce blueberries celery lemons strawberries
tomatoes peaches apples tomatoes cherries
garbanzo beans pears oranges pears
almonds strawberries watermelon cabbage
turnip greens chili peppers cranberries
sweet potatoes cantaloupe plums
quinoa lettuce raspberries
garbanzo beans

NOT WILLING TO EAT MANY OR ANY OF THE FOODS ABOVE? Here’s the Metagenics supplements I discussed for your consideration.

Inflavonoid ® $29.95 +tax and free shipping on orders over $49 (20% off first time orders & 10% off recurring orders) features highly bioavailable CurQfen® (curcumin and fenugreek) and XNT ProMatrix® (xanthohumol), which may help support the body’s response to oxidative stress and other stressors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inflavonoid Intensive Care ®$41.25 + tax features highly bioavailable CurQfen®(curcumin and fenugreek) and XNT ProMatrix® (xanthohumol), which may help support the body’s response to oxidative stress and other stressors. It also offers boswellia and ginger extracts, which may help support the body’s immune response.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE IN THE MEMPHIS AREA AND NEED TO BE INSPIRED TO GET INTO YOUR BEST SHAPE, EAT HEALTHIER, WORK AROUND INJURIES AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START OR NEED TO GET OUT OF THE GYM RUT?

INTERESTED IN OUR
SERVIC
ES AT  552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified
Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CONSULT FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION COACHING SERVICES (VALUE $87) OR
GIVE US A CALL AT 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing, Astrological/Birth Charts).
We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT/Rock Tape taping. 


August 14, 2019

Energy Fitness loved recently hosting and attending Rock Tape FMT (Functional Movement Techniques) Basic & Performance Certification in our personal training studio Downtown Memphis. The instructor showed a very poplar video calledThe Fuzz Speech”. If ever there was proof that you need to stretch and move your body this is the evidence.

This 5 min. video is both educational & entertaining and a must see. Dr. Gil Hedley makes complex facts seem simple with quick views of what happens under our skin and muscles when we don’t move our bodies everyday. I know I don’t want to have “the old person stiff walk/waddle now or later in life”..How about you? What lies below our skin between layers of fascia is what he likes to call the Fuzz. I’ve heard students clamor at the chance to take or attend one of his human anatomy lab classes. During my Advanced Kinesiology Lab at grad school I studied on a human cadaver. At first it was creepy but then became really fascinating.

If you have read any of our blog posts or trained with us then you know our holistic approach to health & wellness. We love to geek out by teaching and inspiring individuals on many layers and modalities ranging from better self-care to extreme self care routines with our personal training, nutrition & supplement coaching, massage therapy and detox wraps. If you stretch, use a foam roller or get body work-this video will help make sense of it all for you.

No one is gonna force food into or out of your mouth or physically grab your limbs and move the weights or cardio modes for you!

You have to be proactive and make healthy habits
happen stick or for this post about fuzz…Unstick!

MOVE YOUR BODY…We can help with Personal Training & Massage Therapy

LIVE IN THE MEMPHIS AREA AND NEED TO BE INSPIRED TO GET INTO YOUR BEST SHAPE, EAT HEALTHIER, WORK AROUND INJURIES AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START OR NEED TO GET OUT OF THE GYM RUT?

INTERESTED IN OUR
SERVIC
ES AT  552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified
Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CONSULT FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION COACHING SERVICES (VALUE $87) OR
GIVE US A CALL AT 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing,
Astrological/Birth Charts & Sound Healing Therapy).
We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT/Rock Tape taping. 

 

 


August 2, 2019

One of the joys of personal training clients at Energy Fitness in downtown Memphis includes hearing success stories in all the different areas of life that is impacted. We especially love the glow and excitement in our our female clients as they tell us of their feats of strength moving furniture or carrying something heavy that they would not have been able to do before they started lifting weights. Some occupations such as occupational therapists, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and architects often spend time either moving patients or hunkering over with bad posture.

Fit people didn’t get there without lifting, grunting and doing exercises that maybe they didn’t always feel like doing. In the end there are real lifestyle advantages to strength/weight training.

I personally have been experiencing thankfulness for my strength training, flexibility and endurance over the past several months. I told my husband and Lisa the other day “I’m so exhausted I get why people don’t exercise but If I didn’t exercise then I can’t imagine how I would have the energy to do all that has been needed and still needs to be done.” We contracted renovations to be done adding 2 rooms above the garage (about 500 square feet) so the kids can have their own room and a bonus room.

It has been exhausting and it’s not over yet. Lots of going up and down stairs (including attic stairs) with boxes, moving existing furniture, trips to storage, water damage from rain to our hardwood floor downstairs when it wasn’t “in the dry” yet causing us to move in and out of 4 air-b-n-b’s, putting new beds & sleeper couch together, ladder skills and installing drapes and blinds, etc, etc. Oh and we had to put 2 twin beds in our master bedroom for a month so goodbye closet and privacy (bohoo, 1st world problem). Anyway, I digress!

 

Strength has different meaning for different people.
What’s your version or definition of strength?

Strength to me and as heard from clients over the years means the following: 

  • having to move something heavy by yourself either because no one is around or you wanted it done on your timeline…right now
  • putting something together by yourself from IKEA that shows in directions 2 people are really needed
  • moving furniture up stairs and not throwing your back or shoulder out
  • picking up your children or grandchildren
  • doing activities with your children or grandchildren such as biking, skating, trampoline park, water park, hiking or backyard sports practice
  • getting up and down off the floor easier
  • standing on 1 leg to put on your pants and not falling over (this is also balance)
  • carrying your kids heavy backpack
  • carrying luggage
  • putting luggage into overhead compartment without looking like it’s about to kill you
  • getting sometime off a top shelf overhead without hurting your shoulder or neck
  • carrying beach chairs or a cooler
  • being able to garden easier
  • raking leaves or sweeping without your back killing you the next day
  • skiing down a mountain with ease
  • hiking mountains
  • better golf
  • scuba diving with heavy equipment
  • putting together furniture and moving furniture (not just with your legs…women)

Injuries happen when muscle balance is not optimal or overuse has occurred and the body says I give.  Since we don’t all live on farms and do manual labor it may be more convenient to hire a personal trainer to meet your needs so you don’t have to add the additional mental fortitude to learn the most efficient and safe way to achieve optimal health.

LIVE IN THE MEMPHIS AREA AND NEED TO BE INSPIRED TO GET INTO YOUR BEST SHAPE, EAT HEALTHIER, WORK AROUND INJURIES AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START OR NEED TO GET OUT OF THE GYM RUT?

INTERESTED IN OUR
SERVIC
ES AT  552 S. MAIN, MEMPHIS, TN

Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, TPI Level 1 Certified
Owner/Dir. of Training, Energy Fitness (established 2002)

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CONSULT FOR OUR PERSONAL TRAINING OR NUTRITION COACHING SERVICES (VALUE $87) OR
GIVE US A CALL AT 901-466-6242

Click  here for information on our Healing Arts Services (Massage, Body Wraps, Reiki, Intuitive Healing,
Astrological/Birth Charts & Sound Healing Therapy).
We also have all natural spray tanning, facials & KT taping.