Congratulations to all the Graduates! I loved the energy and excitement as I walked through Los Gatos High School yesterday morning. What a privilege it is to see our children achieve and celebrate life’s milestones. As a parent it is a wonderful thing, as much as it tugs at our heart strings too. It also means summer is officially here!
For the summer 6AM LG Boot Camp will be moved to 7AM. Just as before, our first class of the morning meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
9AM, join us for Boot Camp every weekday Monday through Friday!
What is LG Boot Camp?
It is a four-week outdoor program of fun, dynamic, and functional fitness instruction, nutrition counseling and motivational training. You will be inspired and have fun while participating in a fantastic workout led by Certified Fitness Trainer Ali Nyquist or myself.
What if I’m not very physically fit?
NOBODY will be left behind or asked to complete more than they are capable of safely doing. Nor will anybody go home unchallenged! Men and women of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Each day will be a new challenge and will progressively increase in intensity. You will inspire and be inspired by others.
What do I need to bring?
A water bottle, face towel, running shoes, fitness attire, (exercise mat/towel, optional) and a positive attitude. Now is the time to make fitness a priority!
What can I achieve from camp?
Your body will become more fit and toned, and your cardiovascular endurance will dramatically improve. You will gain more confidence making improvements in your physical well-being. The camp program includes exercises designed to firm your muscles, flatten your stomach, reduce body fat and increase stamina. By losing fat and gaining muscle, you’ll lose inches and gain strength while looking and feeling better. Also, you’ll meet great people who share in the same vision of striving to reach their goals for a healthier mind and body. You will gain valuable insight on how to make exercise and healthy eating a permanent and enjoyable part of your life.
Why should I participate?
You will make a dramatic improvement in your physical and mental well-being. In addition, you will meet great people who share your same passion for acquiring a more healthy body and mind. You will be finished with your exercise routine before the rest of the world has even gotten started! This is the absolute best way to start your day.
What is the cost (investment in your health)?
Each four-week boot camp has a fee of $15 per class if you pay by the month. $20 dollar drop in.
Picture of the Day:
This is Harry. Boot Camp and my private sessions are always pet friendly. Yesterday I met with a good friend and client Caroline who has my all-time favorite breed of dog. Harry is the BEST dog and having him join us made my day. He reminded me so much of the Looney Tune character Sam the Sheepdog. Sam and Ralph the Wolf would punch the time clock every morning and exchange a friendly, “Mornin’ Sam,” and “Mornin’ Ralph.” Then they would proceed to just do their jobs, Ralph trying very hard to abduct the helpless sheep and his invariable failure, and easy-going Sam always putting Ralph in his place, winning and protecting his flock. At the end of the day, they’d punch out and chat amiably again.
Summertime What’s For Dinner:
Turkey-Mushroom Burgers with Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise
In this healthy turkey burger recipe, lean ground turkey stands in for ground beef, and mushrooms are added to produce a thick and uncommonly juicy, flavorful turkey burger. An easy, lightened mayo sauce provides the perfect accent.
From EatingWell: Summer 2002, The EatingWell Diet (2007), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 55
Total Time: 70
1. 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
2. 8 ounces white mushrooms
3. 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
6. 1 pound lean ground turkey breast (see Tips)
7. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
8. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
9. 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
11. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
12. 6 whole-wheat buns
13. 6 lettuce leaves
14. 6 tomato slices
1. 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
2. 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
3. 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped scallions
4. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
5. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
6. Pinch of salt, or to taste
7. Freshly ground pepper to taste
1. To prepare burgers: Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Pulse mushrooms in the food processor until finely chopped.
2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and the mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add to breadcrumbs and let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, prepare mayonnaise: Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, lemon zest, lemon juice, pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl; whisk until blended.
4. Preheat grill to medium-high.
5. Add ground turkey, egg, dill, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the mushroom mixture; mix well with a potato masher. With dampened hands, form the mixture into 6 patties, 1/2 inch thick, using about 1/8 cup for each.
6. Oil the grill rack (see Tips). Brush the patties with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Grill until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165F.) Meanwhile, split buns and toast on the grill for 30 to 60 seconds. Serve burgers on buns with the mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.
TIPS & NOTES
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare patties through Step 5. Wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking. Cover and refrigerate mayonnaise (Step 3) for up to 2 days.
Tips: Check labels carefully and select ground turkey breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of dark and white meat, has a higher fat content (similar to that of lean ground beef).
Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.
Nutrition Per Serving: 321 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 3 g mono); 77 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 5 g fiber; 656 mg sodium; 563 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Iron (17% daily value), Potassium & Vitamin A (16% dv)
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Have a wonderful weekend and week!