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Baskets by Donna

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Baskets by Donna

Every year the PUMPED planning committee comes together to create a wonderful event for our community to benefit local charities. A huge part of the event is our raffle. All of our sponsors and vendors donate an item to our raffle and the donations are always amazing! We’ve had people donate jewelry, Phillies tickets, comic books, painting supplies, Wawa gift cards, and an hour free massage. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for Baskets by Donna. All ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Quinoa (pronounced Keenwah) “Mother of All Grains”

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The Incas, held this precious crop as sacred 3,000-4,000 years ago. What is Quinoa? According to Wikipidia it’s a grain that originated in the Andean region of Peru. It is rich in calcium, phosphorous, iron, essential amino acids, and a good source of dietary fiber and protein. It is a complete protein, which is unusual among plant food. It looks like tiny translucent cous cous and you can substitute this grain in any recipe calling for cous cous or rice. ...

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Anita Heck – Testimonial

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I have been going to different types of gyms for quite a few years and have been involved in different types of training/exercise programs in the past. I consider myself in good shape and comfortable in a gym environment.  I started going to Vertex in January 2014 with a good idea of what I thought my experience would be.  I was wrong!

From the moment I walked through the door, I felt that I was about to experience something totally new; ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of White, It All Depends on Your Appetite… Scenes from a BYOB Culinary Tour

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Blog_BotteOfRedWhite_SeanGroupAtElZarapeWhat is a culinary tour? It is a tasting adventure through a neighborhood moving from one food establishment to another. Last week I had the pleasure of bringing a group of 12 on a culinary tour of the East Passyunk Dining District. The organizer is new to the area and wanted to sample what is available in his new community. We started our culinary adventure at Le ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Recipe: Erin Go Brah Soup

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FeaturedRecipe_ErinGoBrahSoupIngredients:
• ½ Pound Irish Bacon (Canadian Bacon can be substituted), diced
• 3 Tablespoons butter
• 1 Medium onion, diced
• 6 Cups of chicken or vegetable stock
• 3 Bay leaves
• ½ Head of Savoy Cabbage, shredded
• 2 Large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
• ½ Teaspoon pepper
• 1 Teaspoon ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Vegetable of the Month – Brussels Sprouts

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MARCH 2014

Taste4Travel_Veggie_March2014_ChefJacquieHello Tasters!
The month of March features the color green—St. Joseph’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mardi Gras! Each celebration has its own approach to food: Pastries are associated with St. Joseph’s Day, Mardi Gras celebrates with parades, liquor and King’s Day cakes, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities usually include beer and ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Almond Joy

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Blog_AlmondJoyNational Almond Day was Sunday, February 16th. Besides the beloved Almond Joy chocolate bar,there are lots of other products almonds offer us – not only are almonds wonderful and nutritious, they are also made into great products like almond milk, almond butter, and almond flour.

Almonds are native to the Middle East and are considered a stone fruit like peaches and cherries. Almonds are rich in vitamin E ...

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Resistance Exercise and Bone Mineral Density

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The statistics on bone loss in the United States can be staggering.  There are over 10 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, with 8 million of those being women.  Osteoporosis is defined as advanced bone loss.  An even larger 35 million are diagnosed with Osteopenia, which is defined as bone mineral density lower than normal, and the beginning stage of osteoporosis. At age 50, muscle is lost ...

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So You Signed Up for a 5k…Now What?

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Running Signing up for a race, Fun Run, or charity walk can be a great supplemental activity to add to your current exercise program.  The Philadelphia region offers a wide variety of 5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons.  Some can be themed, such as the Cupid’s Chase or Shamrock Shuffle.  Others can be long and grueling like the Rock ‘N Roll ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Vegetable of the Month – Radicchio

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February 2014

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Wow, can you believe it is already February! Two things are for sure in the month of February—everyone is celebrating all things Valentine’s and everyone is trying to keep warm! Everywhere you look this time of year, the color red stands out and everything shaped like ...

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Vote Vertex Fitness for Best of the Main Line

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Vote Vertex Fitness for Best of the Main Line

Want a chance to share what you love about our community? Then take a look at the Best of Main Line and Western Suburbs Awards! Celebrating their 16th annual event, Main Line Today awards the top Food & Drink, Goods & Services, and Sports & Entertainment, and this year we would like to earn the spot for Main Line’s Best Health Club!

Please fill out the survey and vote for Vertex Fitness. Voting will stay open ...

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Vertex Fitness PUMPED Charities Announced

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Vertex Fitness PUMPED Charities Announced

Mark your calendars, because Vertex Fitness PUMPED is back! Come out to Vertex Fitness, Wednesday, May 21st, from 5:30pm to 8pm, to help us give back to the community. This year at our event we are happy to announce that we will be working with three wonderful charities:

 
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Barkann Foundation: The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation provides financial aid to families who ...

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Make 2014 a Year of Positive Healthy Changes!

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Have you tried and failed in previous years to maintain your resolutions?  Following these guidelines can help you achieve what you have been unable to accomplish in previous years. Set goals to help yourself achieve your New Year’s Resolution fitness goals.  Far too often, we set unrealistic goals for ourselves, and they come crashing down after just a few short weeks.  This year, make objectives for yourself ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Recipe – Broccoli and Beans

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Broccoli and BeansIngredients:
• 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
• 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Bunch of Cooked Broccoli Rabe or Broccoli Florets
• 8 Ounce Can of Beans (Roman, Cannellini or Kidney)

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat sauté garlic in olive oil until golden, add beans and broccoli; lower heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Great as an entree or as a side dish ...

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Curt Wilson – Testimonial

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My name is Curt Wilson and I have been training twice a week at Vertex Fitness since August, 2013. I have always been active running, cycling, swimming, and weight training. The strength training at Vertex has taken my athletic performance to a new level. Vertex’s focus on isolating the (smallest) muscles has helped me to maintain proper form in everything I do. For example, my cycling leg drive and upper body stability has improved on the longer bike rides. My ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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Blog_NewYearsResolutionsOhh…here we go again!  New Year’s Resolutions… Have you gained a few pounds eating all the things you love…you are not alone!  In addition to working out here are some healthy snacking tips to make your resolutions easier for you.

SNACKS:  Replace that slice of baguette with apple, pear or cucumber and top with goat/blue cheese and a dab of cherry jam/fig jam/almond butter, walnut half or drizzle of honey. Try fresh ...

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Bryn Mawr College Student Changes Her Life with the Help of Vertex Fitness

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Bryn Mawr College Student Changes Her Life with the Help of Vertex Fitness 

After two months of pondering and procrastination I finally took advantage of a free consultation, set foot in Vertex Fitness during October 2013, and found the greatest community of trainers. I am 19 years old, a college student who needs to lose weight and get in shape. As a student I would always make excuses for why I wasn’t getting into the gym: too much homework, ...

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Fitness Leaders Alliance

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Fitness Leaders Alliance
Fitness Leaders Academy Wants You

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Vertex Fitness KISSmas Party 2013!

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It’s KISSmas time at Vertex Fitness!

The staff of Vertex Fitness invites friends, clients and family to the 3rd Annual Vertex Fitness KISSmas Party! Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as we celebrate the holidays KISS style.


* Bring your favorite KISS ornament for our tree!

When: Wednesday, December 18
Where: Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio
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