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Elite Edge has been going strong since day 1... being off the beaten path is not something that has stood in our way of steady growth and committed clients. We received another HUGE compliment on July 19 from the AJC, "One of the TOP 4 Trendiest fitness studios in Dekalb County." In a market that is overly saturated with a gym on every corner, this is BIG for us and we want to thank you all for trusting us with your heath! We would like to show our appreciation by offering our members 1 FREE MONTH for EVERY 1 person you bring in that signs up!
Contact Kristin for additional info about our customer appreciation special , 770-695-0663
Check out ELITE couple Bryan and Sherry's combined weight loss of 85lbs!!! Here's their story!
Bryan has lost 55 pounds and I(Sherry) have lost 30 pounds. He is down 8 waist sizes and I am down 4 dress sizes! We love Elite Edge and always look forward to our workouts. It is our way to get in better shape both physically and emotionally. The atmosphere is super fun and energetic with the workouts being different every day. During every class, we are encouraged to do our best and our efforts are always celebrated. To us, the members and staff are our family!
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Fitness, Healthy Living, Medical
Preaching the gospel of Muscle Activation TechniquesIs Atlanta’s Jason Colleran a muscle miracle worker?
January 17, 2014 Christine Van Dusen
The man was in a wheelchair, his shoulders hunched and his wrists twisted from a muscular disability, as Jason Colleran worked on him, pressing his fingers onto the man’s muscle attachment tissues in the hopes of elongating them and helping the muscles to contract.
Through the walls you could hear a faint thumping from the hip-hop music blaring in the adjacent gym, where five NFL hopefuls were working on agility training.
They’d soon be in the therapy room too, to undergo sessions of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) with Colleran.
Colleran’s not a magical healer; he doesn’t clap and rub his palms together like Mr. Miyagi and fix the Karate Kid’s swept leg.
MAT—developed in the 1990s by an exercise scientist named Greg Roskopf—is a method of identifying, evaluating, and correcting limited range of motion and muscle imbalance. Colleran, as one of only a handful of certified MAT specialists in the Atlanta area, says he can find dysfunctional muscles and activate them. And then he’ll make a plan for strengthening them.
MAT devotees believe it can improve muscle function, eliminate chronic pain, restore motion to joints, and increase performance.
Colleran first became interested in MAT after his professional baseball career was brought to an abrupt halt by a hamstring tear. Now he rehabs and trains a wide range of clients—from a nine-year-old aspiring gymnast to Charles Barkley—at Elite Edge Training Center in Chamblee.
I’m not currently injured, but I figured I’d try MAT as more of a preventive therapy, given that I’ve signed up for a few races over the next several months.
Colleran watched me walk, then had me sit on an exam table and twist my torso one way, then another, then my ankles—all in an effort to evaluate how well I could move and contract my muscles.
Then he had me lie down, straighten my legs and attempt to sweep my left leg to the left while he applied opposing pressure on that foot. I couldn’t get very far. This showed that some muscles in that leg were “shut off.”
So Colleran, using his fingertips, applied firm (but not particularly painful) pressure to the tissues between the muscles in my leg and hip. And then we tried the same sweeping motion again.
This time, surprisingly, I was able to push through the force of his hand and bring my leg out to the left side.
After several repetitions of this process on various muscles in my legs and hips, I was sent on my way. Two days later I went for my weekly nine-mile run.
I felt light on my feet, pain-free, and managed to beat my typical per-mile pace by more than a minute (and, in come cases, it looked like three minutes—but that’s because my tracking app was misbehaving).
Did MAT deserve the credit? I can’t say for certain. But what I can say is that, as my next race approaches, I just might have to visit Colleran for a little more miracle work.
- See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/health/preaching-the-gospel-of-muscle-activation-techniques/#sthash.gC6Vuzlm.SGQiQ3aS.dpuf
HEY ELITE EDGE MEMBERS!
I have exciting news about YOGA this SATURDAY at Elite Edge! I would like to introduce Heather Freiman! Heather will be teaching two yoga classes this Saturday, April 11th at 7:30am & 10:00am and again the following week on the 18th! The classes will be 75 minute classes from beginning to end, bring your mat if you have one, if not we will have some for you! If you are wanting yoga to be on EE's schedule this is the time to let us know, we are trying to decide on which times will be best for everyone!
We are VERY excited to have Heather join us, come show your support and bring a friend for classes that day! I have attached a small bio about Heather! See you all this afternoon!
Heather enjoys teaching dynamic alignment-based Hatha yoga classes. She integrates longer holds with flowing movement to challenge, re-energize, and balance the body and mind. She is a versatile instructor with classes designed to be accessible to all levels - students are invited to go deeper with skillful alignment cues, props, and other modifications. She asks students to harness their inner strength and push the edge of what they thought was possible, while staying mindful and compassionate to themselves!
Yoga is transformational: for Heather, it continues to be a guide to self-exploration of innate potential, confidence, and strength. Heather took her first yoga class in 1997 and was hooked ever since. She has completed two 200-hour teacher trainings (Classical Yoga, 2013 & Alignment-based Hatha Yoga, 2014) and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).
let us help you BEcome THE HEALTHIEST YOU IN 2015!
Hello to everyone that attended my nutrition seminar!
Thanks again for coming out and taking the time to learn more about how important nutrition is to your workouts and well-being!
I've been getting several questions regarding the inflammation topic I covered a few weeks. Therefore, I encourage those that want to make a change to understand why foods are so important! I would love to help!! For the next 2 weeks I will be offering 15% off all new client nutrition consultations! Elite Edge would also like to offer $50 off at sign up for new members for the next two weeks! Come see us!
Visit www.kimschaper.com to book your appointment with me now to get you food on track.
Check out www.eliteedgeatl.com to see our current class schedule.
Many of us hear "EAT ORGANIC!"
"Organic is the only way to go!"
"Organic is the healthiest!"
However, for the rest of us, the word "organic" can symbolize something else. Yep, you guessed it, the sound of money and the notion that we're about to fork over a hefty penny on that produce. With money tight these days many of us cannot afford the increase in grocery costs. So how do we find the "middle path?" How can we buy the things that really do make a difference when going conventional vs. organic? Well, I'm going to teach you. First, let's define the term "organic" and why we even need to care.
"Organic": Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. -from organic.org
As you can see this is pretty important stuff when we think about what all goes into our body’s right? Let's keep it simple. I'm going to give you the "dirty dozen" list. This list consists of 12 items of produce that really should be consumed organically. The rest you can get conventional because the extra coating of skin protects us from any of the bad stuff.
Here we go:
6. bell peppers
8. Potatoes (including sweet)
12. Kale or other leafy greens
And there you have it….you can still buy conventional but just make sure when choosing produce you make sure to keep to organics for the “dirty dozen!”
Contact Kim for more information regarding nutrition and diet advice! www.kimschaper.com
If you are wondering if these pancakes are as good as they look in the picture the answer is YES!!! I tried these this morning and had to share, super simple and easy to sub recipe! Enjoy!!
STRAWBERRY COCONUT PANCAKES
1/3-cup 0% Greek Yogurt
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1/3 cup Spelt Pancake Mix or see notes for alternative
1/2 tsp. coconut sugar or regular sugar
1/2 cup strawberries, fresh, diced
1/2 cup strawberries, cut up
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1. Mix Greek Yogurt, Egg Whites, and Coconut Extract into a small bowl.
2. In a separate bowl combine Pancake Mix and sugar (or Flour, Baking Soda, & Salt see notes for ingredients)
3. Combine and whisk till evenly mixed
4. Fold in 1/2 cup strawberries
5. Place 1/4-cup batter onto non-stick skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip.
6. ***For topping***
7. Add 1/2 cup strawberries in the microwave and cook for about 15 seconds, mash with a fork, and cook for another 15 seconds until soft.
8. Meanwhile in a small bowl, add 1/4 cup greek yogurt with coconut extract. Mix until combined.
9. Top pancakes with greek yogurt and top with warmed strawberries.
Alternative to Complete Pancake Mix: 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp Baking Soda, Dash of Salt. OR I used GLUTEN FREE pancake mix and added milk that mix called for, recipe still turned out great!
Nice weather is finally here! Invite some friends over and WOW them with this great recipe! I wanted to bring you another delicious recipe just in time for the weekend. Enjoy!!
Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
Ingredients: (makes 8-10 rolls)
* 1 1/2 – 2 lb skirt steak/ 8-10 thin sliced sirloin
* Salt & Pepper (according to taste)
* 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* Any steak seasoning you like
* 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Veggie filling -
* 1 carrot
* 1 bell pepper
* 1/2 a zucchini (depending on size)
* 5-6 green onions
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
For the Balsamic glaze sauce-
* 2 tsp butter
* 2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 1/4 cup beef broth
For rest of recipe follow the link to the wonderful site I found this on http://picturetherecipe.com/index.php/recipes/balsamic-glazed-steak-rolls/