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Nutrition Tips Our Nutritionists Give Their Clients


Let’s be honest, the world of nutrition can drive anyone crazy trying to decipher what’s good for you and what’s not. It can be a nightmare trying to sift through the many conflicting view points and programs.


In honor of National Nutrition Month, and in effort to make nutrition less intimidating, we asked our nutritional staff to share the top basic tip they give their clients.


Eat Mindfully

Nutrition & Wellness

Improve Your Diet and Limit the Lectins

Most of us have heard of gluten, a protein found in wheat that can cause widespread inflammation in the body. Americans have spent billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect our health, but what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? Gluten is just one variety of a common — and highly toxic — plant-based protein called lectins.

Beat the Trainer Challenge: Full Body Madness

We’re upping the ante with this month’s workout, so we hope you’re ready to step up (and row, dip, and mountain climb)! Start with cardio, perform 3-5 rounds of these four basic gym moves on the versatile Freemotion Step machine, and finish off with another round of cardio for a full body workout that will hit every major muscle group.

Transforming Maria: Getting My Health and Fitness Back

By Maria Ferreira, Member at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek


I never thought I would end up overweight. I had spent most of my life as a very fit and competitive runner, so I exercised a lot. But at 53 years old, as a mother of two with a very stressful job that required lots of travel and commuting, I found myself with 20 pounds too many. Unable to lose the weight on my own, I knew I had to do something different.



9 Fitness Apps to Get Fit

There are plenty of ways to lose weight, whether it's by tracking every calorie you put in your body, jumping on the trendiest workout, or enlisting the help of the baddest personal trainer around. And now, thanks to smartphones and tablets, it's easier than ever to get in shape whenever wherever.