Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Nutrition for Peak Performance Part 2...Its all about timing

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Thursday, September 26, 2013,

As you are getting ready for your race here are some insights on how to time your meals before and after the big event. 


The Night Before

-You want to have a high carb meal to fill your liver with glycogen but you also want to balance the meal with lean protein.

-Start hydrating the night before so you don’t over hydrate the morning of the race.  Your urine should be pale yellow.

-Avoid drinking alcohol the night before the race, it will only dehydrate you and slow you down.

-Don’t try ...

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10 Reasons to Love Yoga

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Wednesday, September 25, 2013,

We all know yoga is good for us and is a great workout but did you know about these not so obvious benefits of practicing yoga?


1.        Better Sex.  Now who can’t use a better sex life?  Yoga increases blow flow to your below there regions making for more energy or chi to be focused down there, therefore stimulating more awareness and stimulation.  Yoga also helps with flexibility and increased stamina which is also important for your sex life.  Now who can’t enjoy a little extra flex...

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Nutrition for Peak Performance

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

As you are getting ready for City Challenge Obstacle Race, you are probably working out harder and perhaps doing some more intense workouts than you are used to.  With all that hard training and preparing, it is important that you are eating for peak performance so that you can get the most out of your workouts. 

Here are a few tips for eating for peak performance:

You want to eat a balance of carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fatsCarbohydrates are used for energyThey are essential fo...

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Training For Your City Challenge Obstacle Race

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

Here are some exercise you should add into your exercise routine to get ready for your  City Challenge Obstacle Race

  • Burpees
  • Pull ups

  • Sprints
  • Squats

  • Jump squats
  • Ball Slams

  • Kettle bell swings 
  • Sumo Squats

  • Tire Flips
  • Stair runs

Try this workout this week to get ready for the race:

Workout #1

15 Burpees

10 Pull ups

15 Squats

Plank 30 secs

15 Push ups

Repeat 3 times

Workout #2

15 Jump Squats

15 Kettle Bell Swings

15 Sumo Squats

15 tire flips 

Repeat 3 times

Workout #3

20 burpees

15 Walking lunges (each leg)

15 Ball slams


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How to Prepare For Your City Challenge Obstacle Race

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

Congratulations on joining the first City Challenge obstacle race in Hoboken, it is going to be an amazing experience and I hope you are very excited to take part in it.  Since we are little over 4 weeks out, there are some things you should do to prepare yourself for the challenge:


1.           Start your training.  If you are new to running races you will want to start slowly.  Start by going out for an interval run. Run for 2-3 minutes, and walk for a minute. Repeat this cycle for abo...

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I'll Start Monday Starts Now

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

If you are starting a diet don’t start on a Monday or you will fail!  Well, not exactly but lets talk about why starting a diet on Monday isn’t the best idea.  Sunday night comes and you are depressed and upset because you just spent the weekend drinking and going out, eating out all week and probably having dessert every night.  You say to yourself, tomorrow (Monday) is the day I am going to start to eat healthy, workout and take control of my health and weight.  Monday comes, you get up...

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6 Days to a Bikini Bottom

Posted by Sabrina Sarabella on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,

We are in the midst of summer and it is getting hot outside, which means that it is time to hit the beach.  But does the thought of putting on a bathing suit get you feeling anxious and worried?  Here are a few tips to get your booty in shape for putting on your bathing suit.

  1. Focus on cleaning up your diet.  Remove processed foods and focus on eating plenty of lean protein and vegetables.  Try and limit your starchy carbs like oatme...

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