• Devoting time every day to improve yourself. Be it with exercise, nutrition, reading for personal development, stretching, etc. Success in all of them is basically the same…make small changes that can be sustainable. It’s not sexy, it’s not going to make headlines, it’s not the latest thing. It’s just the thing that has proven to work over and over again.  When your exercise and nutrition habits are as ingrained as showering and brushing your teeth, ... read more
  • Here at the Treehouse we have the privilege to name more than a few “Power Couples” as members of our Community: LeBlancs, Toomeys, Rouisses, Gillespies, Guerrettes, and the DeRosas. Both Lexy and Neil have made some pretty remarkable transformations both in and out of the gym. I had the opportunity to sit down and speak to them about their experiences over the last 2 years. Without spoiling the interview, what these two have accomplished in ... read more
  • It’s Friday and it’s time for another Bright Spot. This week our feature is Cindy Jourdain. Cindy is a regular attendee of our PM classes and since starting in January has really embraced the idea of a growth mindset by taking on physical challenges outside of the gym (GoRuck, Spartan OCR’s) to learn what she is capable of. Don’t let her quietness in the gym fool you, she is ROARING and is yet another BAMF ... read more
  • If you don’t know Jeannine, let me tell you that she’s a BAMF that has been kissed by fire! She deserves to wear that Wonder Woman outfit you see in the picture below. She’s been through a fight and carries it with a grace that few can. No victim mentality allowed. Instead she’s like MF’s I need to get my sexy on for the bikini. It’s the lightheartedness that makes her a joy to be ... read more
  • Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart. Nuts, which contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, are a great snack food, too. They’re inexpensive, easy to store and easy to pack when you’re on the go. The type of nut you eat isn’t that important, although some nuts have more heart-healthy nutrients and fats than do others. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts — you name it — almost every type ... read more
  • Considering that virtually nothing was written about the health benefits of polyphenols before 1995, it continues to amaze me the amount of health benefits this group of nutrients generates. This is primarily due to our growing understanding of how these phytochemicals interact with the most primitive parts of our immune system that have been conserved through millions of years of evolution. Three new studies add to this growing knowledge. In the January 2011 issue of ... read more
  • What are Nightshades? Night Shades are not harmful to everyone, but they contain enough toxins to cause inflammation in some people, particularly those with leaky gut or autoimmune disease. There are as many as 80 different type of autoimmune diseases affecting millions of people, including myself. If you have any inflammation in your body, perhaps seeing if eliminating “Night Shades” will help decrease it. Here’s the list of common nightshades: TomatoesTomatillosPotatoesEggplantsPeppers (bell peppers, banana peppers, ... read more
  • Give yourself 30 days to detox from everything toxic, from foods to thoughts. If you happen to choose something not on the list just start again. Don’t worry about going off track. Just get back on it. This is not about losing weight it is about life changing habits, about learning about your needs, tools that will help keep you on track, tips to incorporate daily. Informational meeting on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30PM, each ... read more
  • Carbohydrates Matter In September 2002, the National Academies Institute of Medicine recommended that people focus on getting more good carbs with fiber into their diet. The following statements are based on information given in the report: To meet the body’s daily nutritional needs while minimizing risk for chronic disease, adults should get 45% to 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, 20% to 35% from fat, and 10% to 35% from protein. There is only one ... read more