Tag Archives: September

From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Homemade Black Bean Brownies

The black beans in this healthy brownie recipe provide extra protein and fiber in a delicious sweet treat. Adapted from a recipe by Johnson & Wales University, these brownies are sure to be a healthy hit at your next event! Ingredients 16 servings 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 7 ounces (210 milliliters)…

Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Spring rolls are the perfect Spring snack, side dish, or appetizer. Biting into those fresh ingredients combine with that tangy dipping sauce just makes our mouth salivate thinking about it. But, have you ever been curious about how to replicate it in your kitchen? Well, you’re in luck. Try our take on this delicious Mahi-Mahi…

An A to Z Guide to GEX Classes

Every month, we roll out a new schedule of Group Exercises (GEX) classes at AHWC. Interested in learning more about the different types of GEX classes we hold? Take a peek at our comprehensive guide to each class below: ALIGNMENT YOGA This approach to yoga focuses on slower transitions and longer periods spent in each…

Ergonomics for Less-Than-Optimal Environments: Student Edition

  We know you have enough to think about, what with the start of a new academic year, but if: • your neck and shoulders are already bothering you, • you feel achiness in your wrists or forearms, or • you hate sitting in a particular lecture hall chair, … this information might be of…

Member Spotlight: Krishna Madhavan

What made you choose AHWC for your fitness membership? “I work on campus, so the center is a good location close to work.” What do you do here on the Anschutz Medical Campus? “I am a Research Scientist at Pediatrics Oncology. I work on the delivery of chemotherapeutics into brain tumors in children using nanoparticles…

The Importance of Range of Motion Testing

Range of motion is the measurement of movement around a specific joint in the body. The range of motion around a particular joint, often called flexibility, can involve ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, or joints as a whole. In order for a joint to have a full range of motion, it must have adequate flexibility. Why…

Healthy Recipe: Low-Carb BBQ Sauce

This low-carb BBQ sauce is deliciously bold and perfect on your favorite meat or meat substitute! Ingredients 2 1/2 6-oz cans tomato paste 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup powdered erythritol (or any sweetener of choice, preferably either powdered or liquid) 2 T Worcestershire sauce 1 T liquid hickory smoke 2 t smoked paprika…

The Three Components of Proper Training

When it comes to a proper training schedule, there are three important things to build into a routine: exercises that concentrate on breathing, strength, and flexibility are the key to overall body wellness. Focusing on these core elements as part of a balanced training plan, which makes use of aerobic activity, balance techniques, and core…

From Sore to Soar: Talking about the Healing Power of Essentrics®

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is adding another Essentrics class to our Group Ex schedule. We recently sat down with the instructor, Lisa Ryckman, to find out more about this dynamic class. What are some of the benefits of doing Essentrics more than once a week? “Essentrics is a full-body dynamic strength and stretch…

Instructor Spotlight: Maggie S.

Meet Group Ex Instructor, Maggie Sommers. Discover what’s unique about her instructing style and about the people (and pets) that motivate her! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach cycle and barre classes.” What made you choose to teach these classes? “I enjoyed taking those classes (and still do) and so when…

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