Hit It! Fitness, Roselle/ Oak Park, IL How many calories does it take to burn one pound of fat? It takes 3,500 calories to gain or lose one pound. To lose one pound per week, you need to decrease your calories by 500 every day. This is usually done by cutting 250 calories out of

This is a great, fast, easy dinner that you can put together in no time! Blue Cheese Burgers: 1 lb ground sirloin (5% fat) 1 cup low fat blue cheese crumbles 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper 1.4 cup chopped chives Combine all ingredients and form patties. Broil or grill until cooked thoroughly. Serve

Did you know that exercising on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster? Many people think that if they exercise on an empty stomach they will burn more fat… Research has shown that the body burns approximately the same amount of fat whether or not you eat before a workout. The truth is that

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Swapping Produce for Carbs

Monday, 15 May 2017 by

While I’m all for enjoying carbs, loading up on bread products isn’t the best tactic if you’re trying to drop pounds. See how many calories you’ll save by making these easy bread swaps with fruit and veggies. Check out these great substitutions. Breakfast Swap: Swap an apple for bread One medium apple = 93 calories

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Ingredients: 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 Instructions: Stir together all ingredients until well mixed Roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray Bake 350 for 30

Cardio or Weights?

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 by

The Hit It!® Fitness Studio in Oak Park and Roselle, IL was designed to house multiple formats under one roof and that’s just what we did. Our studio can be a one-stop fitness shop without having to be a member of multiple studios or even a gym. One of the various formats that we pride ourselves

My kids absolutely love macaroni and cheese. A lot of times they ask for it for breakfast. Sometimes that’s the only thing they will eat! I try to make it healthier for them by adding vegetables. Cauliflower is a big one in our house. They also love spinach and shredded carrots which add a little

THROW OUT YOUR SCALES!!!

Monday, 24 April 2017 by

The Hit It! Fitness Owners in Roselle and Oak Park, IL say  THROW OUT YOUR SCALES! If you want to succeed in losing weight, get off the scale and stay off! Instead of using the scale to monitor your weight loss success, use your clothes and how they fit you. If you lose a dress

Q: I have been working out for a while now and stopped losing weight. What is happening? A: More than likely, you have hit a plateau. This means that your body has become used to the activity you have been doing to lose weight. Our bodies are super smart and become very efficient over time

Why Foam Roll?

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

Hit It!® Fitness Instructors and Trainers love their high intensity formats and they know in order to get the full benefits of training hard we must allow our bodies time to recover and repair. Foam rolling 3-4 days a week or 5-20 minutes a day can do wonders for your muscles through myofascial release, also

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