October 2017
Fit News You Can Use
JZTrainedme Fitness
Expands Business Services
Fitness Nutrition 
Certification (FNS)

In an effort to expand my business and my passion for helping others pave their way to a lifelong journey of health, I acquired my Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification.

With the multitude of nutrition information at your disposal, it's difficult to decipher what's truly best for optimal nutritional health. As a Fitness Nutrition Specialist I can help you interpret labels, select appropriate portion sizes and eat healthy based on food, macronutrient and calorie tracking and educate you about nutrition’s critical role in weight loss and management.

​From promoting training performance to building meals and meal plans accustomed to better reach your goals, nutrition plays an integral part in your training and success! Let me help take your goals to the next level!
Partners in Wellness
JZTrainedme Fitness is partnering with Radice Chiropractic Care in Carol Stream to offer the highest quality and benefits of fitness and chiropractic health and wellness to our clients/patients. Special discounts offered to referrals.

Visit www.radicechiropracticcare.com to learn more about improving the quality of your life through their unique Health Healing System: Relief. Restore. Revitalize.

Corporate Wellness

Proud to be expanding my business and partnering with Computer Projects of Illinois to promote the importance of health and wellness practices amongst their staff and further educate them on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. We had a great turnout for our first lunch and learn session on Weight Management. Staff was very interactive and asked a lot of in depth questions. Their openness and enthusiasm for future opportunities to enhance their overall health was exciting and inspiring! Looking forward to our next session!

Wellness education is becoming an essential need in the workplace. Employees who practice healthy eating habits and exercise regularly have improved morale, are more energetic and productive and take less sick days which can result in a substantial reduction in health care costs.

Contact me or visit my website to schedule a health and wellness seminar for your organization today!

Welcome New Clients &
Client Results Spotlight
  • Gretchen S.
  • Nikki L

Congrats on your results:
  • LeAnn A.
  • Gretchen S.
  • Nikki L.
  • Aimee L.
September Client
100 Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the September Client 100 Challenge!

1st Place with 270 - Brett
**FREE Session**
70 push-ups
100 sit-ups
100 squats

2nd Place with 263 - Lori
**1/2 off Session**
87 push-ups
76 sit-ups
100 squats

3rd Place with 204 - Jon K.
**$10 off Session**
43 push-ups
61 sit-ups
100 squats
Operation Gratitude
Candy GIVE-Back Collection
Wondering what to do with that extra or leftover Halloween candy so you don't get tempted to eat it all? Why not donate it to the Operation Gratitude Candy GIVE-Back Collection and share those extra treats with deployed troops and first responders.

Bender Dental Care located at 217 N. McLean Blvd in Elgin (847-984-0339) is a local collection site or you can bring your candy to me or I can pick it up from you and drop it off for you. I would need any donations No later than Monday, November 6th.

For more information regarding this campaign and others, please visit:
Tips For Eating Healthy Over The Holidays

On average, 3,500 - 8,000 calories are consumed on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's shocking but what's more shocking is how many minutes of exercise it takes to burn off those calories.

With the holidays approaching quickly, below are some tips to help you eat healthy during the festivities:

-Don’t skip breakfast--start your day with a healthy breakfast. You are more likely to overeat when you go to a party hungry.

-Make or bring a side dish and/or snack to ensure you have healthy options available.

-Practice portion control. Fill your plate with larger portions of healthier foods first and use a smaller plate.

-Choose healthy substitutions when possible.

-If you just can't pass up that piece of pie, cake or cookies, share with someone so you don't go overboard.

-Take time to enjoy each bite by slowly chewing your food. This way you won’t feel hungry at the end of your meal.

-Drink lots of water, especially with your cocktails and in between as well.

-Play some games-this is a great way to take the focus off of all the eating.

-Get that workout in prior to your party if you can. You will feel better, BUT be sure not to eat away the calories your burned off.

Just remember that moderation is the key to enjoying all your favorites!

Client Spotlight - Meet Maureen and John (Ski)
Maureen and Ski have trained with me separately and together over the past few years. They currently train together at 6am 2x per week. They both have different goals and are at different fitness levels but that doesn't stop them from working together and getting in effective and challenging workouts. Maureen's goals are weight loss, toning and firming and Ski's goals are weight loss and increasing strength and muscle mass.

They are both very committed and give it their all every session (it's literally a sweat fest every time)! They fully support and encourage each other during every session and they love being challenged. Maureen and Ski work hard but they also have fun while they workout. Their enthusiasm for living a healthy lifestyle shows in their efforts as well as their posts and comments on our JZTrainedme Fitness group page. I'm very grateful to train with them and it's inspiring to watch them as they accomplish their goals together! THEY GOT THIS! Keep up the great work you two!!!
October Featured Recipe - Creamy Garlic Tuscan Shrimp

  • 6 cloves of garlic or minced garlic
  • 1 lb shrimp (tails on or off)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 5 oz jarred sun dried tomatoes strips in oil, drained
  • 1 3/4 cup of almond milk or reduced fat or skim milk
  • 3 cups of baby spinach
  • 1-2 cups of additional veggies (mushrooms, peppers, zucchini)
  • 2/3 cup of reduced fat grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp oregano, basil and parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Spray a large skillet with olive oil cooking spray or use 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil and heat at medium-high heat. Add in the garlic and onion, cook until tender. Add additional veggies and sun dried tomatoes, cook until tender. Add shrimp and cook through until pink.

Reduced heat to low-medium heat, add the almond milk and cornstarch. Season with pepper to taste. Stir and coat veggies and shrimp with sauce.

Add in the spinach leaves and allow to wilt in the sauce, then add parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with herbs and stir through.

Serve over brown rice or wheat or multi-grain pasta.
  JZTrainedme Fitness and Consulting
 Bartlett, IL 60103
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