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Healthy & Delicious Family Meal: Chicken Tacos

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What to Expect in a UFC GYM Youth MMA Class

When someone first hears the letters, UFC, many people assume violence. But at UFC GYM, that is just not the case, especially in our Youth Programming.  UFC GYM’s Youth MMA classes are designed to keep kids active, motivated, and confident. Here are some things you can expect in a UFC GYM Youth MMA class:

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Healthy Packed Lunches for your Children

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Activities to get Your Family Moving

Hey everyone, Candice Becker here again! 31 year old mom of two. My son Jackson is almost 5, and daughter Cammie will be 2 in just a couple of months. Life is a whirlwind over here. My husband Brett, works in the food industry and travels between 30-50% of the time depending on the time of year. When travel is high, our time is precious, and our lives are beginning to transition to the next phase of school and sports. Having children has opened me up to a whole new set of experiences, and challenges in keeping some routines, and incorporating new ones.

I got involved in the fitness industry when I was 18 and its been a part of my life ever since! I love being able to share our love of fitness with the kids, and seeing them flourish. Some of our most memorable time together as a family is spent putting down the phones and playing around, or exploring new places together. There are so many ways you can get together with the kids and work up a sweat, laugh, and bond without sacrificing your other obligations. Here are a few of my favorite ways to get my family moving:

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UFC GYM Podcast Episode 06- Brandon Bender

At UFC GYM, we believe we have the power to build a more positive, disciplined, and confident youth generation. Leading this charge is Brandon Bender, UFC GYM's Director of Youth Training. Today we bring you Episode 06 of the UFC GYM Podcast, where UFC GYM President, Adam Sedlack, sits with Brandon to discuss UFC GYM's incredible Youth Program . Brandon has an inspiring background. He tells us about the difficulties he faced as a child growing up without a father & as a victim of bullying, and how this inspired him to make an impact on our youth today. Plus, find out what Brandon thinks is the most amazing part about UFC GYM! 

Enjoy the entire podcast here

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Workout at Home!

Step one, grab a pair of dumbbells. Step two, crush this workout. Step 3, feel satisfied. At UFC GYM, we encourage you to come in for one of our awesome full-body workout classes any chance you get, but we also understand that sometimes we don’t have enough time in the day to make it to the gym. But that’s not an excuse to not workout. Stop making excuses, and start getting results by conquering this at-home, dumbbell only workout!

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Fast, Easy, & Delicious Family Meal

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A Healthy Treat Recipe from UFC GYM

Nature’s candy not only satisfies your sweet tooth, it nourishes your body. After working so hard at UFC GYM, we agree that you should treat yourself, but it doesn't have to be in an unhealthy way. Using fruit as dessert is a great way to model a healthy lifestyle for your family and friends. This apple dumpling recipe is a winner for my family.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 large Golden Delicious or Gala apple

  • ½ - 1 ounce of granola

  • 2 tablespoons Light whipped cream

  • Cinnamon to taste

Nutrient Totals

  • 180-250 calories (depending on amount of granola)

  • 1-3 g protein

  • 34-42 g carbs

  • 5-9 g fat

  • 5-6 g fiber

Instructions 

Remove the core of the apple. Pack the cored apple with granola. Place cored apple in a vegetable steamer or shallow saucepan with 1/2 inch water.  Cover and steam for 10 minutes or until tender. Cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with light whipped cream. Enjoy!

Don’t forget to end every meal with your dotFIT Multivitamin and Mineral to fill nutrient gaps. You started with a multivitamin in your mother’s womb to ensure you got everything you needed for healthy development. We believe this lifelong habit helps you and your family grow strong and stay strong.

 

By: Kat Barefield, MS, RDN, CPT, CES, PES, Registered Dietitian Nutrition

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At-home Workout for Mom

MOM IS STRONG. Who else can birth children, teach them wrong from right, pack them healthy snacks, provide for her family, change dirty diapers, make 249 Target trips a week…the list goes on! With more items on her to do list than time in the day, it can be tough for Mom to get to UFC GYM for one of their fitness classes. Well Mom, we are here to help! Next time you can’t make it to UFC GYM, but need a quick workout, try this at-home workout:

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Women

My name is Shanie Rusth and I am competitive mixed martial artist with a professional fighting record of 2-0, Franchise Development Associate for UFC GYM, and most importantly, a mother of two spunky and wonderful children. MMA has been an integral part of my life and shaped me into the woman I am today. My first experience on the mats was as a teenager, as a sophomore in highschool. My older neighbors were high school wrestlers and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners and their garage was matted out into a makeshift training room. I used to skateboard past their house every day and watch them grapple and I begged them to teach me and let me train with them. It took a few months of convincing, but finally they let me in. Before I knew it, my dad was paying the boys to teach me private lessons. This training sparked my love for mixed martial arts and I have continued to train in the sport since. In my opinion, every woman should practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at UFC GYM, and here are a few reasons why.

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