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What’s for dinner? Try this healthy Tilapia recipe tonight!

Tilapia with Tomatoes and Capers
by Katie Hunsberger

Tilapia is such a mild and tender fish, it is so versatile!  I am a huge fan of capers as well, so the combination here is just perfect! You can also take this recipe to the grill once summer arrives and you don’t want to turn your oven on.  Serve with a side of wild rice and broccoli for a complete meal.  This is so easy, you’ll be done in about 30 min.

4 Tilapia filets (skin and bones removed)
3 Tablespoons of Capers
1 Yellow onion cut in half and sliced
1 28oz can of whole tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provance
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Spread out the sliced onion and capers.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  With clean hands, toss to combine.  Place the fish fillets on top of the mixture and add salt and pepper to the fish.  Quarter the whole tomatoes and place around the fish.  Sprinkle everything with the Herbs de Provance.  Take another sheet of aluminum foil and place on top, and fold the edges together, creating a “pouch”.  Place in oven and bake for 25 min. or until fish is tender and flakes easily.  Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 min. before serving.

Tilapia with Tomatoes and Capers

Aging and Exercise

Aging Suit on the Today Show

Did you know that maintaining key elements of fitness such as flexibility (touching your toes), balance (standing on one leg) and cardiovascular fitness are essential to aging well?  If you can’t do these things now, you might want to try.  Gaining flexibility and strength as well as losing weight becomes increasingly difficult with age.  If you are interested in maintaining any level of activity as you age such as golf or biking, think about incorporating functional fitness into your routine.  Things like squats, toe touches, getting up and down from the floor, standing on one leg, etc.  These small things can make a world of difference when you are 70.  It’s never too late to plan ahead.  Any of our personal trainers at Phoenix Fitness would be happy to help!

What is PowerTap Bike Training?

What is PowerTap?

PowerTap is the sensor or gauge used to measure your Power. Power is the amount of energy used in a given period of time and is measured as a Watt. As a point of reference, 1 horsepower is equal to 746 Watts.  Some professional cyclists can sustain 400+ Watts for 30 minutes. PowerTaps provide an objective measurement or real output that allows training progress to be tracked very simply – something that is more difficult when using, for example, a heart rate monitor alone – basically they monitor power when cycling.  The PowerTap does not change the basics of training; it allows you to quantify it. Training with a PowerTap makes it easy to identify gains and losses in fitness. Overtime, you can literally watch the changes and maximize training efficiency.

The Phoenix Fitness PowerTap program follows a progressive periodization schedule that will get you Fitter, a frame of reference for getting Faster and a measuring tool for going Further by increasing endurance, developing muscle mass and creating a solid foundation for you to build on.  Whether your goals are to achieve weight loss, a new level of fitness or peak performance, participating in this program will help you achieve your ideal fitness level and goals. PowerTap is suitable for all fitness levels and goals.

The first thing every person needs to do is a PowerTap test, which is a 20 minute time trail test. From this test we will be able to calculate the student’s personal Zones 1-5. Each bike has a computer on it that reads personal watts (power), calories burned (Kilojoules), Heart Rate (everyone will wear a heart monitor), and Cadence (revolutions per minute).

Learn more at www.CycleOps.com

Why Train with Power?

One of the premier cutting-edge training tools for performance minded cyclists and athletes. Just remember it all comes down to balancing how much work you do with your body’s response. Having a constant measure of power helps you:

  • Establish your baseline fitness.
  • Accurately measure even the smallest fitness gains.
  • Quantify intensity, duration and frequency – instead of guessing.
  • Prevent over training.
  • Accurately measure energy use for nutrition planning.
  • Pace properly for time trials or set yourself up for a successful run.
POWER (watts) =TORQUE (how hard you pedal)

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CADENCE (how fast you pedal)

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Phoenix Fitness is a health club, gym and fitness center just outside of Aspen Colorado in the town of Basalt, CO. Phoenix Fitness provides personal trainers, weight training, strength training, sport specific training, spin classes, bike and cycling training.

Phoenix Fitnesscenter provides indoor physical fitness to residents  of the Roaring Fork Valley and Aspen Valley including the surrounding towns of Aspen, Woody Creek, Snowmass, Carbondale and Basalt, Colorado

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Phoenix Fitness is a health club, gym and fitness center just outside of Aspen Colorado in the town of Basalt, CO. Phoenix Fitness provides personal trainers, weight training, strength training, sport specific training, spin classes, bike and cycling training.

Phoenix Fitness center provides indoor physical fitness to residents  of the Roaring Fork Valley and Aspen Valley including the surrounding towns of Aspen, Woody Creek, Snowmass, Carbondale and Basalt, Colorado

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Phoenix Fitness
35 Park Ave. Ste 150
Basalt, CO 81621

970.404.1022