If you’re a regular to Corefire, it’s likely that you already know the importance of fueling your body properly not only to for your intense workouts, but everyday life. And while you probably already know an apple is a better choice than apple pie, the influx of conflicting nutrition and health information we are bombarded by can leave even the most health-conscious consumer confused. Add in the sneaky marketing strategies many companies employ, it’s a wonder we can ever decide what to eat! At Corefire, we’re all about working hard AND playing hard, and enjoying life (delicious food most certainly included). But, if you’re trying to up your fitness performance, it is essential to find the right foods that work for you and your goals. Below are a few examples of popular convenience snacks that seem totally healthy, but in fact aren’t. (Of course, we’ll leave you with some better-for-you alternatives!)
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We all the know that “good sore” feeling that comes after a great workout: a slight twinge in your abs when you cough, your legs feel fatigued as you climb up a flight of stairs, or maybe your backside reminds you of all your hard work when you try to sit down.
At Corefire, we love a big bowl of pasta or a cheesy slice of pizza as much as the next born-and-bred-NJ-resident; but what we don’t love is how too much of a delicious thing can leave us feeling bloated, lethargic, and uncomfortable. Don’t get us wrong: carbohydrates are an important macronutrient in an overall balanced, healthy diet, along with protein and fat. If you exercise frequently and intensely (hello, Corefire!), you most likely need extra carbs to help replenish glycogen (aka stored glucose in your muscles and liver used for energy). After a workout is the perfect time to throw some beets on your salad, have a sweet potato along with your turkey burger, or serve quinoa alongside your salmon.
We've got your back on getting the hottest dinner reservation in town for Valentine’s Day (check out our recs here); now we are hooking you up with some sweet gifts for those you love. Take a peek below to see some of our favorite Valentine's Day gift ideas that can be found in and around Ridgewood and Montclair.
Ski and snowboard season is upon us, and that means weekend getaways to Vermont or day trips to nearby Hunter Mountain. Even if you’ve participated in winter sports for many years, it’s essential to prepare your body for the challenge. Whether you ski, snowboard, ice skate, or just chase after your kids at the hockey rink, most winter sports require good balance, coordination, joint stability, and lower body and core strength. In other words, all of the benefits you reap from regular Corefire classes!
Even though you may have just put away your Christmas decorations, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The dining options in Bergen + Essex Counties are competitive with those in Manhattan and Brooklyn; good restaurants book up quickly in our area. If you are at a loss on where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we have a few romantic suggestions that will be sure to make his or her evening special (and make you a hero, too!)
There's no doubt that we are in the dog days of winter. Instead of letting the frigid temperatures get you down, use this time as an opportunity to spend quality time with your family. We have some suggestions for making the most of those unexpected snow days, weekends, and holiday breaks this season.
New month, new year... same goals? If you find that every January, you kick off the year seriously vowing that this time it will be different, this post is for you.