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Welcome to July!

The month of Freedom! Freedom is a powerful word. What does it mean to you? Freedom to be you? Freedom to be your own boss? Freedom to make healthy choices? Freedom to choose your goals? I say “yes” to all of the above. July also represents the beginning of our Summer Smackdown! Fueling special Summer…

July Savage 200 Challenge

200 reps 2 rounds — go through each exercise and then back through for a total of 200 reps.  20 push-ups (on toes — place a sneaker under you and your chest must hit it for the rep to count) 20 squat jacks 20 mountain climbers 20 burpees 20 low plank jacks Please send your…

Savory Citrus Avocado Salad

1/2 cup EVOO 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced 8 cups fresh salad greens 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced 1 cup green grapes, cut in half 1/4 cup chopped walnuts In a small bowl,…

Quick Stress Reducer – Just Say No!

Saying no is a very powerful tool to help manage the amount of stress that you experience in everyday life. I remember hearing Lisa Nichols say that No is a complete sentence and that has become my motto. ‘No’, by its very definition is a word that ‘ends, closes off, or discontinues a line of…

Ray Of Light — Tara Flaig

Where are you from? Born and raised in Allentown, PA. Now live in Effingham, IL. What is something we may not know about you? Giving and helping others is my passion. My parents brought me up with morals and values to work hard, be disciplined, and always give 100% at whatever I do. So whether…

Why Having Absolute Belief In Your Goal Is Necessary

Why is it when someone has success in life or reaches a go, everyone seems to ask, how did you do it? It’s the same old question from everyone aspiring to achieve something to everyone who already did it. Some would tell you it’s luck or hard work but when you listen to them closely,…

Nutty Summer Squash Buckwheat Salad

2 cups uncooked buckwheat 4 cups water 1/2 tsp salt 4 small summer (yellow) squash, thinly sliced 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 lemon, juiced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp olive oil salt and black pepper to taste Put the buckwheat,…

Ray Of Light — Stacey Agostini

Where are you from ? I currently living in a town called Livingston in Scotland (United Kingdom). I did however grow up in a small mining village called Blackburn.  Yip, you’ve probably heard of this because it’s where the singing sensation Susan Boyle is from. What is something about yourself that we might not know?…

June 500 Meter Row Challenge

  How fast can you row 500 meters?? Record your time and send to infosavagefitness@gmail.com please include full name and age category. Remember you get all month to give it a try. Winners 45+ Mary Rondeau 1:52 Suzanne McGeehan 2:01 Ute Ryan 2:15 35-44 Angela Korte 1:35 Wendy Wolter 1:57 Karen Deleo 2:22 under 34 …

Welcome to June!!!

The time for girls get away weekends, kids being home from school, planning family vacations and the start of Summer! The feeling of FREEDOM is stronger than ever during the month of June! Have you set a Summer healthy goal yet? We are spending more time outside, attending parties and cookouts and taking in the…