Entries by Patrick Flynn


AFC Group Fitness Class Spotlight – Align the Spine

When: Friday @ 9am Where: Aerobics Room Instructor: Ceferina What:  This class focuses on the back, shoulders, hips and neck.  Anyone dealing with pain or wants to avoid pain in any of those areas needs to check this class out! Align the Spine uses strengthening, stretching and relaxation techniques to realign the spine and return […]

Benefits of Tai Chi – A new class at the AFC!

Tai Chi is a low impact exercise which promotes better balance, encourages a full range of motion and helps create a sharper mental focus. Those who practice Tai Chi often see additional benefits such as strengthening of the lower body muscles soon after beginning the exercise program. People with mobility issues due to advancing age or the onset of […]

A weight lifters view of the pool aka Patrick takes a swim

The Aquatic and Fitness Center has put on an in-door triathlon the month of February as a way to get out members involved in different activities around the facility and have some fun while doing it.  When this program was being put together I never thought of actually getting in the pool and completing the […]

Chocolate Protein Bars

1 cup Oat Flour Ingredients: 4 Egg Whites 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder ½ cup Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal ½ tsp. Baking Soda ¼ tsp. Salt 8 oz. Berry flavored Baby Food 3 tbsp. Baking Cocoa                                                                             Makes 16 squares, serving size=2 bars 4 oz. Water   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry […]

New Year, New Habits!

healthy habitsCoaching/Lifestyle Coachinglifestyle change By Elizabeth Reighard NEW YEAR, NEW HABITS   One of the things I work with my clients on is creating new habits that will last a life time.  As a Health Coach, I coach clients to add healthy behaviors that they are ready for. They pick the habit they think they can […]

Audrey Johns Giant Breakfast Cookie

Ingredients ¾ cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda Zest of 1 orange 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup unsweetened applesauce * 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ½ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup sliced almonds ⅓ cup water […]

Pear and Butternut Squash Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigret

  Yield: 1 Serving Serving Size: 1 salad with 2 Tbsp. of dressing Calories per serving: 312 Fat per serving: 20 grams Ingredients Roasted Butternut Squash:  1 medium squash, peeled and cubed  olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray  salt, black pepper and cinnamon, for seasoning Maple -Balsamic Vinaigrette (multiple servings):  2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar […]

Protein Powder: What the the benefits? What are the different types?

What are the benefits of protein powder? Whey, casein and milk-based protein powders are essentially the best parts of milk, with carbohydrates and fats removed. This allows you to increase your protein intake without vastly increasing your intake of other macronutrients (carbs and fats), which can help to boost athletic performance, improve muscle tone and […]

Pumpkin-Carrot Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup Earth Balance [3] (or other butter substitute) 2 eggs 2 large egg whites 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin pie filling 2/3 cup finely shredded carrot Cream cheese […]

Obesity Gene and Weight Loss

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/20/obesity-gene-weight-loss-gain-study-diet People facing obesity often feel their problem may be a genetic one.   While they may suffer from a genetic disorder that causes them to put on weight, it does not limit them from getting rid of it.  This study expresses that weight loss strategies work equally well for people who do/do not suffer from […]