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Alicia Hanson, aka @Aliswoop, is one of our first Beautiful Brides Health Coaching clients. Throughout the last few months she has been training with Coach Amy, and sharing her thoughts along the way. She’s been kind enough to share her most recent update with us:

“So now that I’ve been doing Brew City IMPACT (bootcamp), Health Coaching, and Restorative Yoga with Coach Amy at Fitness for EveryBODY since January, I thought it was time for some sort of update. Overall I would say that all three of these things have positively impacted my life, but in different ways. I would also say that the changes I’ve seen in my body and emotional health were better than I imagined they would be. Oh, I’ve also positively impacted my diet by doing a very strict Paleo diet during January. All of those things would be too much for one post, so this post will focus on the exercise side of things, so bootcamp and yoga (but mainly bootcamp). Be on the lookout for future posts about my month of Paleo and Health Coaching.

Follow Coach Amy Friese as she shares some of her best workout and nutrition secrets in preparation for the 2012 Green Bay Marathon and 2013 Madison (WI) Ironman.

We all know that it is important to incorporate cardio and strength training into our routine to keep our heart healthy and “get the blood flowing.” We vow to walk, job, run, dance and swim our way to balanced cholesterol and healthy blood pressure. February is National Heart Awareness Month and while we could harp for days on the benefits of exercise, it all begins with the food choices we make and how we prepare our meals and the supplements we can use to target our specific needs! When we pair physical exercise with smart nutrition, our systems are far more aligned, from the inside out.

Here are a few of our favorite heart-healthy foods:

Pomegranate: Not only to they taste great, but pomegranates are an aphrodisiac. OohLaLa! According to a study, pomegranates contain antioxidants that may help reduce the formation of fatty deposits on our artery walls. And interestingly enough, ancient cultures belief that the pomegranate is a natural aphrodisiac.

Dark Chocolate: Yum! While it is high in saturated fat, dark chocolate (in moderation) can significantly lower your blood pressure. Even by the 30-calorie serving! If chocolate is your guilty pleasure, enjoy the darkest and finest for cardiovascular health AND natural mood elevation.

Similar to a bootcamp class, Brew City IMPACT is a strength training and cardiovascular workout program led by Amy Friese, Health and Fitness Coach and Owner of Fitness for EveryBODY, located Milwaukee, WI.

Meet Sue, the January Brew City IMPACT Athlete of the Month. Sue shares with us how she got involved with Brew City IMPACT and the successes (and challenges) she has experienced since joining IMPACT.

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