The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

TGIFF - Thank goodness it's foodie Friday!

by Scott G. on February 28, 2014

Today's #foodiefriday is another Italian classic - Spinach Manicotti - made healthier with fat-free cottage cheese. Substituting cottage cheese for the ricotta saves over 100 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving. Buon appetito!


Fat Facts

by Scott G. on February 26, 2014

Many people think all fats are bad but the truth is we need fats as a food source, for help absorbing fat-soluble vitamins and more. While there are theories on both sides of the good fat/bad fat argument, most US health care agencies still recommend limiting saturated fats when possible. The USDA recommends 25 to 30 percent of your calories should come from fat, but only 10 percent from saturated fat.


John and Bonnie - Getting Healthier Together

by Sandi L. on February 25, 2014

“My doctor told me to keep up the good work!” Bonnie and her husband John are getting healthier and losing weight @24HourFitness and their doctor couldn’t be happier. Get John & Bonnie’s story here! #healthyliving


Foodie Friday - Herb Roasted Beets

by Scott G. on February 21, 2014

Roasting beets concentrates their flavor, while maintaining all of their nutritional benefits. Today’s #foodiefriday for Herb Roasted Beets works great as a side dish or on top of a salad.


Foodie Friday - Flourless Chocolate Cake

by Scott G. on February 13, 2014

Celebrate #ValentinesDay and the 50th anniversary of the American #HeartMonth with something chocolate! Our Flourless Chocolate Cake combines two heart-healthy powerhouses: oranges and chocolate. This easy recipe will not only impress your Valentine, it’ll keep him/her healthy at the same time. #foodiefriday

When picking up your ingredients, look for dark chocolate that is 70% (or higher) cacao solids. A high percentage of cacao solids gives antioxidants, improves cholesterol and lowers blood pressure without adding sugar and fat.

When it comes to the produce aisle, oranges are one of the healthiest things you’ll find. Sure there’s tons of vitamin C but oranges are also high in B vitamins, cholesterol-absorbing fiber and many cancer-fighting phytochemicals.