April 2013
In This Issue
Studio Happenings
Upcoming Events
Stay green this spring!
Studio Happenings
- Check out all of the great events we have going on during the month of April!

Client of the Month:



Joan Bell


Training Frequency: 3 one on one sessions weekly


Cardio Frequency: Generally I do cardio 3-4 times a week before or after a training session and once on my own at home.


Results: Joan has lost 14lbs, 5% Body Fat and 11 inches overall!


How Fitness Together has helped:

Fitness Together has helped with motivation, support, and confidence that I can and must take care of myself. The trainers are professional, adorable, and evil. They have really helped with inspiration. My overall fitness and strength has improved, I couldn't even complete the 3-minute step test when I joined - I have come a long way (clothes fit better too)! 




Nutrient Brief: 

From our wonderful client Charlyn Bethell! 


Red Lentil Curry


1 cup red lentils
� tsp. turmeric powder, optional
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
2 Tbs. canola oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 inch piece ginger
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 15 oz. can no-salt-added diced tomatoes (I used a large, pureed fresh tomato instead)
� tsp. kosher salt
� cup cilantro leaves

* In a medium pot, combine the lentils and turmeric with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 15-20 minutes.

* Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the oil. Saut� the onion until browned, about 10 minutes.

* Cut half of the ginger into fine matchsticks for garnish and grate the rest. Stir the grated ginger and the chili powder into the onions. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until the lentils are done.

* Stir the lentils into the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with up to � tsp. of salt and garnish with the ginger matchsticks and cilantro leaves.

Serves 4.

Nutrition Information: 
Per Serving (1 cup)- 
Calories: 270
Sodium: 300 mg
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Protein: 15 g
Fiber: 9 g


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Two of our Wonderful Clients are Running for a great cause. 


Our clients Mary Beth Dynan (our client of the year) and Jan Rutkowski will be running a 9K that begins and ends at Fenway Park with a run across home plate! The funds raised will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. If you would like to donate to help them meet their goals follow the links below:


Mary Beth Donation Page


 Jan Donation Page



With all the nice weather we have in the summer, some of you may be thinking "Gee whiz, I really wish my trainer would take this workout outside and kick my butt!" Well here it is, the FT Boot camp has arrived! Beginning April 23rd, we will be having a weekly Boot camp style workout every Tuesday night from 6pm-7pm!


Up to 20 people can participate in boot camps!


This is a great way to get a friend or family member involved in exercise for the summer. Just bring them with you to the session and jump right into the fun!



Our wonderful client Rick Oches is on the Board of Directors for this great event! Sprout is a benefit for Waltham Fields Community Farm. It takes place on Friday, April 26th from 6:30-9:30pm. It will feature an open bar, live jazz, silent auction, and a raffle at the Charles River Museum of Industry. For more info come into the studio or visit: www.communityfarms.org/sprout



 Join us Saturday, April 27th at 12:15pm for our next Group Nutrition Together session on:


Commercial Diets


The presentation will be run by Brian Knowles.


Save the date:

Belmont Town Day - Saturday, May 18th


Brendan's Home Run 5K - Sunday June 16th (Father's Day). Fitness Together is a major sponsor this year! Stayed tuned for more information on how to join out team.



As warm sun rays soak up the last of winter's moisture and your cooped-up winter body is itching to take your fitness routine to the great outdoors, the springtime can bring a season of new growth, renewal and fresh beginnings for both you and Mother Earth.

While tree leaves and backyard lawns are well known for reappearing in shades of glorious green colors this time of year, you also can bring some green to your fitness routine as you embark on living a healthy and fit lifestyle this spring. With the celebration of Earth Day this month, it's the perfect time to focus on the Three R's of the environment by incorporating the following green tips into your active fitness routine. 

  • Reduce:  While the common attitude in today's culture is, "more is better," the health and vitality of the planet relies on fewer toxins in the air for the betterment of the world and the people who live in it.  You can not only improve the health of Mother Earth but also your fitness level by focusing this spring on reducing the car exhaust and emissions that escape from your vehicle and household into the atmosphere. You can reduce your family's carbon footprint by riding your bike to run errands, drop off/pick up your kids from school and perform any other transportation duties around your neighborhood. You also can reduce the electricity you use to work out by trading in the electrically powered treadmill for an outdoor track or running/walking path.
  • Reuse: The past generations of our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a time when reusing everything was more of a norm than it is today. You can get back to your roots and make the Earth a better place to live for future generations by reusing many of your day-to-day items, ranging from plastic grocery bags to sandwich baggies and water bottles. You can start implementing a zero-waste philosophy during your workouts by eliminating the waste of plastic water bottles and paper water cups commonly found at workout facilities and endurance events. Instead, bring your own reusable water container with you during all of your workout activities and carry a reusable bottle with you throughout your day to ensure that your daily water drinking routine is green. 
  • Recycle: One of the best ways to make your workout routine green this spring is to incorporate your daily calorie burn with giving back to the community once or twice each month. For instance, you can volunteer at a local recycling center to get a good workout lifting and organizing recyclable goods. You also can get up and get active outside the house by recycling your lawn and garden clippings.   

Take your workout routine to greener levels this spring by incorporating these few simple tips into your daily life and fitness regimen. By getting outside and getting active this spring you will not only make a difference in your health and fitness, but also help to make a difference in the world and community in which you live.

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