What is Metabolism?

March 14, 2017
What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally sta

5 Tips to Tame Sugar Cravings

February 22, 2017
#1:  Incorporate Protein/Fat into each meal.  This helps control blood sugar levels.  Make sure they are he althy sources of each.   #2:  Take L-Glutamine.  Take 1000-2000 mg every couple of hours as necessary.  It often relieves sugar cravings as the brain uses it for fuel. #3:  Take a “breathing break.”  Find a quiet spot, get comfortable and sit for a few minutes and focus o n your breath.  After a few minutes of this, th

The Best Fat Burner…

September 21, 2016
Good Morning , Stop eating crappy foods! I know that wasn’t probably what you were expecting me to say unless you know me pretty well. I personally don’t believe in fat burners, they cause more bad than good. I could go on and on, but I will save you the time of reading my rant on how they are a HUGE waste of money and could be VERY dangerous to your health. Back to the TRUE fat burner…eating wholesome real foods. Foods that become man-mad

3 Supplements For a Better Night of Sleep

August 19, 2016
The majority of us can agree that getting a good night’s rest is critical for proper recovery. Quality of sleep affects growth hormone levels, muscle growth, cognitive function, mental focus, body composition, insulin activity, and your ability to recover from injury. While stimulants like caffeine can help you get through your day, just about everyone can agree that nothing can take the place of a good night of sleep. It’s more than just

August Camper Spotlight: Amber Eastwood!

August 18, 2016
Congrats to Amber Eastwood, our newest Forte Client Spotlight! “One of the most rewarding changes I have noticed is my ability to run and play with my kids without feeling exhausted!” I am so thankful I found Forte Fitness. I had 3 kiddos in a little over 3 years and my youngest was coming up on his first birthday when I finally decided to join. I was struggling to find the time and energy to exercise after sleepless nights and hectic

Camper Spotlight: Hard Work Pays Off! Congrats Linda Demetres!

August 8, 2016
Congrats to Linda Demetres for being our  Forte Client Spotlight! “Never Give Up, Always Be Positive.“ I was raised right here in the ” Sunshine State”, Orlando, Florida. For the last 5 years I have been employed at Florida Hospital, in the Health Information Department, as a Release of Information Specialist.  How can I even begin to share my story?! My job at times can be stressful. Because of the stress, there are several hobbies

This Popular Drink Destroys Your Liver. Are You Drinking It?

July 1, 2016
It’s always great when you can discover something that helps you push through your day and feel human. Activities like yoga, meditation, social outings and listening to music have all proven to do just that for many peo ple around the world. And while those are all positive activities that you can rely on daily to help you work through the misty and hazy mental fogs, unfortunately there are quite a few negative, unhealthy coping strategies out

Are you sitting too much?

June 23, 2016
How many hours do you spend sitting during the day? Think about the amount of time you spend sitting – that includes the toilet, at the dinner table, in your car, at your desk, or simply lounging on the couch watching television. As a society, we love to count things: calories, steps taken during the day, hours trained, and miles run. But everyone forgets to manage the amount of time they spend sitting in the chair. Poor posture and tight hips

Nutrition Info – Protein Shakes

June 15, 2016
Congrats to all of our members making it through month two of our new training cycle at Forte Fitness! You’ve probably experienced a bit of fatigue and muscle soreness after some of your workouts. So we want to make sure we educate you on the importance of post-workout (PWO) nutrition and how it leads to better recovery. In response to exercise our muscle fibers are damaged, tissues are inflamed, and energy stores are depleted. Two problems th

Valerie Zollinger: Incredible Woman & Friend!

April 9, 2015
When Val commits to something in her mind, nothing can get in her way.   I remember she told me before our New Years Challenge Started “Alicia- I am WINNING this challenge!” 4 weeks later, she blew it out of the water. Here’s her journey in her own words… “5 ½ years ago I was looking for a fun way to become the healthiest version of myself. I was overweight and working in healthcare and my eyes had been opened to the importan

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