Apple Chips!

#TastyTuesday So last month we featured some TASTY Autumn-ish salads - this month we’re continuing with the Fall theme and running wild with APPLES which are just starting to come into season. It is always a good idea to try and take in the produce that is in season and if possible, by supporting local growers - chances are there are less chemicals involved in the growing process and the food is fresher because it has less distance to travel to get to you.

First Up - APPLE CHIPS…I mean, whoa. I’ve made these myself and let me tell you it quickly becomes a “I can’t have just one…” scenario. The recipe I’ve included does use sugar, but honestly, I didn’t use it before, the sweetness of the ripe apples is perfect. Sometimes it is better to let your food speak for itself! While these do take some time, it is super simple and a perfect option for those yard clean up days or Sunday afternoons on the couch watching football we have coming up.

We’d love to know what you think of these!!

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 I promise you will get addicted! But in a good…no GREAT way!

I promise you will get addicted! But in a good…no GREAT way!

Kale and Apple Salad

Fall may be here technically, but we’re still feeling the heat! Check out this tasty salad that can tickle your taste buds featuring produce that is just starting to make its debut this season! #MergeFitness #TastyTuesday #Fallsalads #FitnessforALLabilities

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A bit of a rant on commericals

Hi Everyone,

Let's try this blog feature out and see how it goes! I've been seeing more and more commercials lately that are driving me crazy with subliminal messages that convey things like "You deserve this," or "You don't need to work that hard," "Let technology handle it." WHAT?!?

Why not encourage hard work to get the results or reach goals? Why not encourage recognition and rewards after good effort has put forth instead of "just because"? We have brains people, brilliant, creative, wonderful amazing minds at that! Let's use those instead of relying on technology so much!

Given the wide range of abilities in our clients, I can absolutely get on board with utilizing services and technologies that assist people in functioning more easily and efficiently in their world. My angst is not at all about how that can and should be used to help others. It is about the increasing tendency I see marketed towards attitudes of entitlement, downplaying initiative and drive, and reliance on technology versus self. 

If you have the cognitive ability to do the math in your head - GO FOR IT!

If you have the physical ability to vacuum your home - DO IT!

If you want that car, body, house, job (fill in the blank) - WORK FOR IT! It's not deserved just because you want it.

When we train our clients, they know pretty much from the start that achieving their goals is going to require hard work, consistency and dedication. It's earned. They use their minds to learn about exercise and how to do it right - technology not required. Nobody earned the fitness level they aspire to by wishing for it and then sitting on the couch with a bag of chips. Get moving! Whatever that looks like for you, just get moving. Not only will you discover that yes, you can achieve what you put your mind to, but boy oh boy, will it feel empowering when you get there! At Merge Fitness, we join you on that journey and celebrate with you every time you reach a goal - we even point out accomplishments you may not even have realized you achieved!

Let's reward honest effort, hard work, and using our brains until they hurt. Let's give high fives and big goofy smiles when we finally reach that goal we've been diligently chasing after. After all, you earned it!

Got the motive but not sure how to get started? Contact us today and we'll teach you how to use your mind and body to get going. 

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