Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2017 3:00:44 PM / by Elizabeth Studebaker posted in Featured Recipe

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For the chicken:

  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (like Frank’s)

For the wraps:

  • 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks
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Workplace Wellness Strategies For Small Businesses

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 11:03:25 AM / by Elizabeth Studebaker posted in Workplace Wellness

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In the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 10, Issue: 1, Active's VP of Technology, Michael Rucker, Ph.D. identifies strategies used within small- to mid-size organizations that run effective workplace wellness programs.

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S​ynergy Health Club Petaluma Named Best Health Club 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2017 3:39:01 PM / by Jessica Isle posted in Medical Fitness, Synergy Health Club

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Synergy Health Club Petaluma has been named the Petaluma People's Choice for Best Health Club/Gym 2017. The club was also honored by a top-3 nomination for Best Yoga Studio In Petaluma. This award marks the club's 7th year designation as Best Health Club.
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Medical Fitness Case Study

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2017 3:30:23 PM / by Mark Penacerrada posted in Medical Fitness

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St. Joseph Health was looking for opportunities to bring operating costs down and for new ways to grow their reach in the community with greater competition coming into the local Napa market. In November of 2014, they hired Active Wellness to manage the fitness center and to help improve financial efforts.

Learn how Active Wellness helped Synergy Medical Fitness Center make improvements, taking it from good to great with new programs, services, employee support and improved finances over the first six months of management.

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Featured Recipe: White Beach Artichoke Burger

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 5:35:40 PM / by Amanda Hershberg posted in Featured Recipe

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Kick off grilling season with these delicious and easy veggie burgers featuring artichokes–an antioxidant superfood and nutrient powerhouse. Written by Amanda Hershberg, Active Wellness Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach at Synergy Health Club Petaluma. Find more featured recipes by Amanda Hershberg on her blog here.

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Active IHRSA 2017 - Highlight Video

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2017 1:26:45 PM / by Mark Penacerrada posted in Active Wellness, IHRSA, IHRSA2017

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ICYMI - It was a great week for Team Active Wellness at the IHRSA 2017 Conference. 31 of our team members from 10 different States gathered to meet, network, and learn from other industry leaders.
 Thank you to our partners, sponsors, and planning team that made all of this possible.

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Featured Recipe: "Cheez" Cake Fruit Dip

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 5:35:00 PM / by Amanda Hershberg posted in Featured Recipe

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Recipe source: Body Fit Fusion | Link:


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this seasonal treat, made with plant-based ingredients to fuel your active life. Find more recipes by Active Wellness team members Amanda Hershberg, CPT on her blog here.

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Club Business International Features Active's #WhyGetActive Video

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 5:44:12 PM / by Jessica Isle

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This month, Club Business International featured Active's #WhyGetActive video, which won the top prize in IHRSA's 2016 video competition. In the article Active President & CEO Bill McBride shares  the team's vision in creating the winning video, helping secure a $500 sponsorship prize from IHRSA to be directed to Active's charity of choice, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin & Petaluma.
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Featured Recipe: Kelp Noodles with Creamy Coconut Tahini Sauce

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 7:16:16 PM / by Amanda Hershberg posted in Featured Recipe

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Comfort food is reinvented with this exotic combination of creamy coconut sauce, fresh veggies and Kelp noodles. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredients list if Kelp noodles are new to you! They can be found in the soy/vegan or specialty foods section of many grocery stores (including Whole Foods) and are an excellent source of calcium and iron. This recipe makes a generous portion so you can treat your Valentine to a delicious dinner and have extra leftovers for grab-and-go lunches!

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Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Karah Weldy posted in Active Wellness, Toolkit

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“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” This statement was given by Dr. James Levine, Director of Mayo Clinic–Arizona State University,  in a recent interview covering his research on the adverse effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

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