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Avocados

By admin / June 26, 2017 /

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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Ask the Trainer- How Many Calories:

By admin / June 24, 2017 /

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…

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Blue Cheese Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

By admin / June 12, 2017 /

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…

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Swapping Produce for Carbs

By admin / May 15, 2017 /

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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Turkey Meatballs (Constance's specialty!)

By admin / May 8, 2017 /

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…

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Cardio or Weights?

By admin / May 2, 2017 /

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…

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Chicken Piccata and Macaroni & Goat Cheese:

By admin / April 29, 2017 /

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…

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THROW OUT YOUR SCALES!!!

By admin / April 24, 2017 /

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…

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Ask the Trainer- I've Stopped Losing Weight:

By admin / April 17, 2017 /

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…

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Why Foam Roll?

By admin / April 10, 2017 /

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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