Entries by FitnessPro

Linda’s Success Story

As a teenager, I carried a few extra pounds and did not like the image in the mirror. A few years after having my daughter at age 18, I joined my first gym, a women’s only facility. Not feeling challenged enough, I moved onto a coed gym, where I worked with a personal trainer. While […]

Eat This, NOT That, Thanksgiving Edition

I don’t know about you, but I am transfixed by all of the books, articles, and advice available when it comes to healthy eating – especially the ones that give you healthier alternatives to your favorite foods. With America’s feasting holiday upon us (Thanksgiving), there is no better time than to put together a list […]

Maria’s Success Story

I had always been fairly active, but gyms bored me. I’d make it a few months and decide that I wasn’t having fun, so I’d quit going. I got my workouts in scuba diving, skydiving, and running around at work, or around the house. However, life and a desk job got in the way of […]

Perfect for snacking, Spiced Nuts

Makes 20, 1/4 Cup Servings Ingredients: 1 cup raw pecan halves 1 cup raw pepitas 1 cup shelled pistachios 1 cup raw almonds 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted 3 Tablespoons coconut sugar (optional) 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon […]

Advantage Personal Training Expands Facility In Mystic

Advantage Personal Training has expanded its facility in Mystic to better meet the needs of its growing clientele. The new addition will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Advantage Personal Training, 2906 Gold Star Highway, Mystic. Join owner Greg Drab and his team to celebrate the expansion! There will be food, […]

Birthday Cake Smoothie

1 cup of frozen organic banana ¼-½ cup vanilla almond milk adjust amount depending on desired thickness 2 scoops of vanilla protein 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 few drops of almond extract 1 teaspoon of maple syrup 1 tablespoon sprinkles optional- but always fun


All you need is: 18 Bone in Chicken Wings 1.5 Cups Barbecue Sauce (Annie’s is a good all natural choice) Preheat oven to 425 degrees Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then place a wire rack on top of it. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken wings and half of the bbq […]

Mel N’s Success Story

Prior to joining APT I hadn’t worked out at all. I had a lot of changes going on in my life and felt overwhelmed; therefore my activity was limited. I had a lot of obstacles to face…being tired was my biggest one. I was too tired to get out of my own way and unfortunately, […]

Honey Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Tofu

Ingredients: brussels sprouts olive oil liquid aminos arrowroot or cornstarch organic honey rice vinegar sesame oil chili garlic sauce In your oven: move your racks so one is up high and the other is down low. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Instructions for Tofu: slice your tofu into 1-2in thick slices put tofu in between […]