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August Member Spotlight – Gloria Thomas

What brought you into Imagine? I got the postcard in the mail about Imagine’s special, 2 weeks for $20. I remember it was the 2015 Thanksgiving break from U-M and getting colder outside so I was looking for anew gym. I had mostly been running after leaving my previous gym due to an injury I sustained there. I visited…

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Swiss Chard Taco Wraps

Swiss Chard Taco Wraps For the Wraps: 1tbs olive oil 1 15oz can of black beans, rinsed & drained 2c corn kernels 2c cherry tomatoes 1 sm red onion diced 1 bell pepper diced 3c cooked brown rice 2c fresh herbs, chopped 12 Swiss chard leaves For the Cumin-Lime Sauce: 3 tbs fresh lime juice 1 tsp lime zest…

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My Fitness Journey – Natalie Peterson

My name is Natalie Peterson and I am the Marketing Director at Imagine Fitness & Yoga. I also teach Yoga and Circuit training classes. You will also find me leading 1-1 personal training and Yoga sessions and the Free Monthly Nutrition Workshop alongside Jackie Farah. My fitness journey began 25 years ago when I was on my first sports…

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Steel Cut, Rolled, or Quick Oats?

  You’ve seen them on the shelves, in recipes and on the breakfast table. But what is the real difference between these different kinds of oats? Is one healthier than the other? The key difference is in the amount of processing that has been done to each. Steel-cut oats are cut from the whole oat groat (also known as…

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Superfoods Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Vitamins & Minerals Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential in small amounts to our diet. Minerals are also essential and critical to our diets in the same way that vitamins are. They are critical to physiological functioning of our bodies. When they are absent from our diet, many side effects can occur as a result of deficiency. Vitamins…

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Fruit Parfaits with Walnut Crumble and Lemon Cashew Cream

The last Thursday of every month Imagine hosts a Free Nutrition Workshop led by Jackie Farah and Natalie Peterson. During each of their workshops Jackie prepares a wonderful recipe tasting that features the topic of the month. May’s topic was: Nuts & Seeds. Enjoy this delicious, guilt free dessert and join us for one of our upcoming workshops. Scroll below…

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Quinoa Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Walnuts and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

The last Thursday of every month Imagine hosts a Free Nutrition Workshop led by Jackie Farah and Natalie Peterson. During each of their workshops Jackie prepares a wonderful recipe tasting that features the topic of the month. April’s topic was: Grains. Enjoy this delicious dish and join us for one of our upcoming workshops. Scroll below the recipe for…

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Nutrition Tips for Runners

Here are 7 strategies to make sure that you get the most out of your run by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Eat Real Food – If you are a distance runner, chances are you will be relying on quick and easy to ingest and digest forms of nutrients during your long training runs and on race day. Do…

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Savory Spring Soup

Ingredients: 2 quarts vegetable broth 1 cup uncooked barley 2 large carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (w/juice) 1 zucchini, chopped 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans (drained) 1 onion, chopped 3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon curry…

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