Ginger Recipe – Ginger Roasted Parsnips

ginger roasted parsnips

If you’ve ever lived in Pittsburgh, you know that cookies are something we Yinzers take very seriously. The Pittsburgh Cookie Table is a long lasting wedding tradition still going strong to this day. As the snow is falling and the holiday lights are on display, we’re warming our ovens getting ready to bake. A treat…

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Strengthening your Immune System for the Winter Season

Strengthening your Immune System

Strengthening your immune system. Winter is almost officially here!  We’ve had some snow.  Holiday decorations are up.  And the “sick” season has set in.   It’s hard to avoid getting ill during this time of year with so many of us indoors and in close quarters, especially around the holidays.  Frequent hand washing is the best…

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Digital Detox for the Holidays

digital detox

For the first time in many years, I’ve decided to take 13 days off between Christmas and New Years and not traveling. I’m feeling the need to really scale back my life right now and the holiday time is a perfect time to get back to what is really important to me. To jumpstart my…

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Last Minute Sweet Potato Recipes

sweet potato

Today is one of the best days of the year! A day we are brought together by family and love. And a day we get to eat until our hearts are content (and stuffed)! It’s really easy to get off track during this time of year. You’re eating rich food you don’t normally have that…

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Proper Posture and the Harms of Sitting

proper posture

Proper posture and the harms of sitting. “We should sit less, and we should sit better.”  Author unknown. I don’t remember where I read this quote, but I keep it written on a whiteboard in my massage room here at the Pittsburgh Fitness Project.  Anyone who walks into the room can read it and think…

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Half-Marathon Training: The Week Before the Race

half-marathon training: the week before the race

Half-marathon training. I’ve been running for about 40 years now.  Long-term wear and tear led me to an altered gait. Which in turn led to lots of pain when running.  Our PFP running coach, Jake Boyer, managed to correct my gait. My personal trainer and gym co-owner, Tom Duer, gave me exercises to strengthen my…

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Winter Spaghetti Squash Bake

spaghetti squash

The temperature has officially dropped in Pittsburgh and it’s really starting to feel like winter! Today, we want to share with you a warm and toasty spaghetti squash recipe guaranteed to fill you up. The ever-popular winter gourd, spaghetti squash, is in its prime season right now. The spaghetti stands out from other squash varieties…

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Tips to Get Through the Holidays: Part Two

fitter holiday season

A few weeks ago, we began discussing tips to help you have a fitter holiday season. And today, I want to add to them! It’s really easy to get off track during this time of year. You’re eating rich food you don’t normally have that have a high amount of calories. And family sometimes guilt…

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Half-Marathon Training: Week of Oct 29th

half-marathon training: Week of Oct 29th

Half-marathon training. I’ve been running for about 40 years now.  Long-term wear and tear led me to an altered gait. Which in turn led to lots of pain when running.  Our PFP running coach, Jake Boyer, managed to correct my gait. My personal trainer and gym co-owner, Tom Duer, gave me exercises to strengthen my…

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