Encouraging children to exercise may be important not only for physical health but also for mental fitness. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a literature review of 111 studies and found that doing both cardiovascular exercise and strength training enhances brain fitness, academic achievement, information processing and decision-making skills.  Findings suggested that

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Side Dish Ideas

Monday, 14 August 2017 by

The Hit It!®Fitness trainers have come up with some great tasting ideas. We all choose to eat healthy but refuse to sacrifice on flavor. Eating healthy should never mean bland, dull or boring. Here are some simple side dishes easy to even please the food critic at home… Baked sweet potato with one teaspoon coconut

Friends+ Fitness= Success:

Monday, 07 August 2017 by

The great thing about Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL is that we are NOT an intimidating big box gym. You can feel comfortable jumping into a class as a first timer and getting warmly welcomed by our students! Nobody “saves” their fav spot in class and everyone sweats and mutters swear

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Sometimes we want something to shake up our protein shakes!  This recipe satisfies that craving for something a little sweeter. With strawberries, cashews and oatmeal, it’s refreshing, filling and super tasty! It’s also ideal for someone who is maybe easing into protein powder supplementation or isn’t comfortable using the powder, as it calls for cashews instead. And if you’re watching

Chicken Piccata 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied then cut in half 1 cup all purpose flour sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter Olive oil 1 cup white wine 2 lemons 1 handful parsley 2 Tbsp capers   Pound chicken breasts until thin season chicken with salt and pepper dredge

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Benefits of Protein Shakes:

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

As trainers at Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL, we tell our hardworking members the importance of getting their protein in throughout the day. We want to share with you the benefits of drinking protein shakes and how it relates to your fitness goals. Weight Control – Protein shakes can be used

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1 package ground turkey 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 handful of Italian Romano cheese 1 handful chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste 1 handful seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg Stir together all ingredients until well mixed Roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray Bake 350 for 30 minutes

Tuna Salad

Saturday, 01 July 2017 by

Tired of chicken? Switch up your protein and try this delicious Tuna Salad.  The Hit It!® Fitness trainers love this one for a quick snack between clients. 2 cans or packages of tuna 3 TB chopped carrots 3 TB chopped celery 2 TB chopped onion 1/4 garlic clove chopped 1/2 lemon- juiced Salt and pepper

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Low Calorie Summer Cocktails

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 by

It is officially summer and the trainers here at Hit It!® Fitness, are always talking about eating healthy and low calorie options. What about cocktails? Summer means sitting in the sun with a pretty drink in your hand. Let’s not waste all of our hard work on high calorie drinks! Here are a few, fun

Avocados

Monday, 26 June 2017 by

If you need more fiber in your diet, it’s time to turn to creamy avocado. Just half an avocado contains seven grams of fiber. Although high in fat, avocados contain the good-for-you monounsaturated fats (MUFA) your body needs to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and maintain the HDL (good) ones. Here are a few

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