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Julie's Garage Gym > 2018 > June

We love these simple, festive white-chocolate dipped strawberries. They are perfect for your Independence Day celebrations. Enjoy!   4th of July Strawberries:   Ingredients 1 lb Fresh Strawberries 6 oz (½ package) White Baking Chips Blue Sugar Sprinkles Wax Paper Instructions Place a sheet of wax paper on your cookie sheet. Wash the strawberries and dry […]
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Are Sports Drinks Bad for You? Are they more replenishing than water? Are there better ways to rehydrate and replace electrolytes?   Not all liquids are created equal, and not every drink will help protect you against the heat. In fact, drinks with large amounts of sugar can actually cause dehydration. Sports drinks, designed for […]
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The TRX Suspension Trainer can be used to improve mobility and flexibility; it allows you to unload your bodyweight while doing specific movements. By unloading some bodyweight, it is possible to safely move through a greater range of motion. The TRX can also add resistance and leverage to a particular stretch, helping safely pull the […]
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The Shoulder Mobility Stretch is a excellent way to open up the chest and shoulders. This subtle but amazing stretch is not only great for movement prep prior to a workout, but is also beneficial for everyone, especially considering the hunched positions we frequently find ourselves in (think hunched over at a computer desk or […]
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With summer in full swing, fresh cherries and blackberries are in abundance.  What better time for us to share another one of our favorite salads by Luci’s Morsels. This slightly sweet, flavorful salad is perfect as a refreshing afternoon snack or light meal. Berry + Burrata Salad   Ingredients Salad  4 Cups spring mix lettuce […]
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What is the difference between Static, Active, Dynamic, and Functional stretching? Which type of stretching is better for you and how do they work?  With so many different types of stretching, it can be challenging to select the most beneficial. We will discuss four basic stretching styles which can be done independently. For all you […]
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For those of you who sit for extended periods throughout the day, it’s likely your hamstrings could use a good daytime stretch. Periodically stretching to lengthen these muscles throughout the day can help improve your posture and prevent your body from experiencing lower back pain.     This seated hamstring stretch can be done right […]
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This nutrient packed energizing smoothie is a perfect way to start your day, but can also make for a sweet, post-workout recovery meal. One serving yields 483 calories, 20 grams of fat, 65 grams of carbs, 16 grams of protein.   Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Smoothie   Ingredients 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh 1 […]
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