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Client Feature: Carol Gagliardi

What brought you into Imagine? I had been interested in taking a yoga class for awhile but had never got around to it.  When Imagine opened right below the dentist office it seemed too convenient to pass up.  Still I hesitated, until I had my annual routine physical and found out that I had osteoporosis from a tumor on…

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Chicken 2 Ways – Herbs and Spices

Chicken 2 ways! Herbed or Spiced! Herbed Crock Pot Chicken 2 lbs chicken breasts (bone in), washed and patted dry ½ cup olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbs parsley, chopped 1 tbs oregano or thyme, chopped 1 tbs rosemary, chopped 1 tbs sage, chopped S&P 1 cup diced tomatoes ½ cup chicken stock Instructions: Blend chopped herbs…

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How did “Medicine Balls” Get Their Name?

The word medicine describes anything that restores health to the body. The medicine ball itself promotes health by invigorating the body and increasing strength and mobility. They were first used by Persian wrestlers looking to become stronger. Hippocrates used medicine balls filled with sand to help people develop strength and President Hoover introduced the Hoover medicine ball in 1931….

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How Can I Get Better Balance

  How can I get better balance? – This is a common question we hear at Imagine. Marie Morgan, one of our personal trainers put together this  tip sheet to help guide you.     Strength Exercises- Chair Squats- Sit on edge of chair. Lean trunk forward and reach arms out in front of torso. Push through heels and…

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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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