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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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  • One Arm Shoulder Press

    7/2/2014 7:41:00 PM |

    Follow these steps to work your deltoids and triceps, increasing your upper body strength, core stability, balance.

    • Step 1

      Stand while holding a pair of dumbbells to your side. Raise one of them to shoulder height. Position the dumbbell so that your arm forms a 90 degree angle, and your elbow is pointed out to the side.

    • Step 2

      Exhale and press the dumbbell up until your arm is fully extended. After a brief pause at the top, inhale and slowly lower the weight back to shoulder height. Repeat 10-12 times. Switch sides and repeat.

    • Advanced: One Arm Push Press with Calf Raise

      Stand while holding a pair of dumbbells to your side. Raise one of them to shoulder height. Position the dumbbell so that your arm forms a 90 degree angle, and your elbow is pointed out to the side. Dip your body by bending your knees and keeping your torso upright. Immediately reverse direction by driving through your heels. As you do so, press the dumbbell overhead to lock out by extending your arm. Use your body’s momentum to move the weight. Lower the weight to perform the next repetition. Optional: Lift on to your toes to perform calf raise. Repeat 10-12 times. Switch sides and repeat.

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  • Zucchini Pasta with Salmon

    7/2/2014 7:25:00 PM | www.itrim.com

    Download recipe >

    Ingredients

    2 zucchinis
    8 ounces of smoked salmon 1 yellow onion
    1 tbsp of olive oil
    1 lemon
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1⁄2 cup of sour cream
    4 ounces of sugar snap peas
    Dill for garnish
    Lettuce (optional)

    Directions

    1. Shred the zucchini with a peeler; don’t use the cores.

    2. Slice the salmon. Peel and chop the onion finely. Heat olive oil in a pan and soften the onion but don’t let it brown. Add the salmon and fry for 30 seconds. Press lemon juice on top and add black pepper. Add sour cream and sugar snap peas. Let simmer for a couple of minutes.

    3. Put the sauce on top of the zucchini so that it softens. You can also put the zucchini strips in a strainer and immerse in boiling lightly-salted water for 10–15 seconds and then let them drain before you add the sauce.

    4. Garnish with dill and serve immediately.

    Recipe used with permission. Source: Itrim Cookbook, First US Edition, Recipes: Itrim employees and members and Mia Gahne, recipe edits and styling: Mia Gahne.


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