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  • Spicy Carrot Soup

    11/1/2014 4:05:00 AM | www.itrim.com

    A true holiday season winner, this delicious soup is full of flavor and simple to make. Recipe provided by Itrim, an internationally-recognized weight loss and exercise solution focused on helping people lose weight for good.

    The Itrim program is now available to all Active Sports Clubs members at our Petaluma and Oakland clubs. Discover a lighter, healthier life. Visit www.itrim.us or email info@itrim.us to learn more.

    Makes 2 portions.

    Ingredients

    Soup
    1 lb of carrots
    1/2 yellow onion
    1 inch fresh ginger
    1 garlic clove
    2 tsp of butter
    1 tsp of cumin
    1 tsp of curry
    20 oz of chicken broth
    1/4 cup water + 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
    1 tsp of honey
    Salt
    Pepper
    1/2 handful of fresh cilantro

    Lemon Cream
    1 lemon, the peel
    3/4 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt (1%)

    Directions

    1. Peel and cut the carrots. Peel and chop the onion, ginger and garlic.

    2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Soften the onion, garlic and ginger at low heat. Add the cumin and curry and briefly fry. Add the carrots, stir and fry for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and lemon-water. Boil until the carrots are soft, about 15–20 minutes.

    3. Grate the lemon peel and mix with the Greek yogurt.

    4. Stir the soup. Add extra water if too thick. Add honey and lemon juice, salt and pepper.

    5. Put the soup in bowls, and add half of the lemon cream in each. Top with fresh cilantro.

    Recipe used with permission. Source: Itrim Cookbook, First US Edition

     

     

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  • Medicine Ball Slam

    10/1/2014 5:09:00 PM |

    Try this move in the club to work your lower to upper body, core stability and balance.

    • Step 1

      Hold a medicine ball with both hands, and stand with your feet at shoulder width. Initiate the countermovement by raising the ball above your head and fully extending your body.

    • Step 2

      Reverse the motion, slamming the ball into the ground in front of you as hard as you can. Exhale during the motion and contract your abs powerfully. For more power, squat while slamming the ball as you finish the exercise. Receive the ball with both hands on the bounce from the ground. Repeat 6-8 times.

    • Advanced Option

      Start with the ball at your right hip.Engage the entire core, and whip the ball in a half-circle motion until you slam the ball down on the left side of your feet. For more power, squat while slamming the ball as you finish the exercise.

      Receive the ball with both hands on the bounce from the ground. Repeat 6-8 times. Switch sides and repeat.

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  • Bridge

    9/1/2014 7:34:00 PM |

    Strengthen and firm your glutes while stabilizing your core and spine. Benefiting all fitness levels, this equipment-free move can easily be done at home or in the club.

    • Step 1

      Lie as pictured with feet hip distance apart.

    • Step 2

      Lift hips off of the floor and hold for two seconds. Lower down slowly. Perform 8–10 repetitions, repeat for 3 sets.

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  • Hot Chicken Patties

    9/1/2014 7:25:00 PM | www.itrim.com

    Basil dressing and coleslaw make this dish a festive everyday dinner option and a kids’ favorite. Make extra for lunch the next day! Recipe provided by Itrim, an internationally-recognized weight loss and exercise solution focused on helping people lose weight for good.

    The Itrim program is now available to all Active Sports Clubs members at our Citigroup, Petaluma and Oakland clubs. Discover a lighter, healthier life. Visit www.itrim.us or email info@itrim.us to learn more.

    Ingredients

    Chicken patties
    8 ounces of ground chicken fillet
    1 egg
    1⁄2 yellow onion
    1⁄2 cup of wheat bran
    1 teaspoon of lime juice
    Salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1–2 teaspoons of sambal oelek (or other chili paste) 

    Dressing
    Fresh basil leaves
    1⁄2 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt
    2 teaspoons of olive oil
    Clove of garlic
    Salt
    Pepper

    Coleslaw
    1 1⁄4 cups shredded cabbage
    1 carrot
    1⁄4 leek
    2 ounces of sugar snap peas
    1/3 cup of low-fat sour cream
    1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
    Salt
    Pepper

    Directions

    1. Mix the ground chicken fillet, egg, grated onion, wheat bran, lime juice, salt, pepper and sambal oelek according to taste. Shape patties and put in the fridge to set.

    2. For the dressing, blend the basil leaves with Greek yogurt. Add olive oil and a pressed garlic clove. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    3. Shred the cabbage and grate the carrots. Shred the leek and chop the sugar snap peas. Mix sour cream with vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Then mix it all to...Read More

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  • Tofu with Fennel & Saffron

    8/5/2014 7:18:00 PM | www.itrim.com

    Saffron gives both color and flavor to this exciting vegetarian recipe provided by Itrim, an internationally-recognized weight loss and exercise solution focused on helping people lose weight for good. The Itrim program is now available to all Active Sports Clubs members at our Citigroup and Oakland clubs. Discover a lighter, healthier life. Visit www.itrim.us or email info@itrim.us to learn more.

    Ingredients

    1 yellow onion
    1 head of broccoli
    1⁄2 bulb of fennel
    2 red apples
    2 tbsp of oil
    12 ounces of firm tofu
    Pinch of saffron
    1⁄2 cup water
    Salt
    Black pepper

    Salad
    1⁄2 bag of mixed lettuce
    1⁄4 pomegranate
    Parsley

    Palm Portion-Balance
    Add 3⁄4 cup of cooked quinoa (red, black or yellow)

    Directions

    1. Peel the onion and cut into wedges. Cut the broccoli into bouquets, slice the fennel thinly, and dice the apples.

    2. Heat oil in a pan and soften the onion without letting it brown. Add tofu, broccoli and fennel. Mix apple and saffron towards the end. Add water, mix well, and let the liquid boil away. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    3. Garnish with parsley.

    4. Serve with salad.

    Palm Portion-Diet:
    Serve one palm portion of tofu, 2 fist portions of vegetables and 1 fist portion of salad.

    Palm Portion-Balance:
    Serve one palm portion of tofu, 2 fist portions of vegetables and, 1 fist portion of salad and 1 fist portion of quinoa.

    Recipe used with permission. Source: Itrim Cookbook, First US Edition, Recipes: Itrim employees and members and Mia Gahne,...Read More

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