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Train Until the End of the Year

Enjoy unlimited MET-FIT sessions until the end of the year for only $99*!

Now is your chance to train with us until the end of the year with a special MET-FIT membership that begins with our annual day after Thanksgiving workout and lets you train in an unlimited number of MET-FIT sessions until December 31st .

Hurry!  You must purchase before December 2nd to get the special pricing.

MET-FIT sessions are a blend of resistance training, body weight training, and sports/movement drills constantly mixed up and designed to BURN CALORIES!  Members can easily burn an average of 400-600+ calories every session!!

Why not stay accountable through the holidays or get an early jump on your New Year’s resolution?

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*Offer is for new clients only and is not valid for anyone who has had a membership in the past 2 years.

 

 

Brussels Sprouts Salad: Pancetta & Dried Cranberries

Whitney Larsen, RD, LMNT Positive Nutrition

Recipe adapted from thespeckledplate.com

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp pancetta or bacon, small diced
  • ½ cup Brussels sprouts thinly sliced, lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Dried Cranberries
  • Spanish Manchego cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium; cook pancetta or bacon to render out the fat and crisp.  
  2. Add in Brussels sprouts and coat with rendered fat. Season with salt and pepper.  
  3. Add in vinaigrette(see recipe below) and cranberries and toss. Sauté for 45 seconds until al dente. *Careful not to overcook.
  4. Plate and garnish with shredded Manchego cheese.

Vinaigrette recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T chopped parsley
  • 1/2 T chopped thyme
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 1 T minced shallot
  • 1 1/2 cups blended olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except oil.  Slowly whisk in oil to emulsify.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

**This makes a great Thanksgiving side dish!

Whitney Larsen, RD, LMNT – Positive Nutrition of Omaha 

 

Gus Thiel – My “Why”

I’ve always loved sports and have been involved with them my entire life. To fill the void of not playing sports after high school, I volunteered as an assistant football coach back at my old school and got the “itch” to coach. 

Being a performance coach gives me the opportunity to stay involved with sports by helping athletes physically prepare for competition. 

My favorite part about my job is that I get to witness athletes’ testing results improve during their time training with us. There is nothing better than seeing someone you’ve worked with succeed at his or her sport. Here’s a quick story from a client of mine who not only improved her testing results, but also gained unmeasurable confidence by training with us.

During testing week one summer, we had a 12 year old girl in our program who was performing exceptionally well. She was improving on all of her tests and it looked like she was even a little surprised at some of her accomplishments.

While another kid in her session was going through testing, I looked up and caught her flexing into the mirror. I started laughing and asked her what she was doing, and with a big smile she replied “I have muscles!”

I could tell that in that moment, she gained an immense amount of confidence and a great sense of accomplishment, which is exactly why we do what we do.

I also enjoy developing relationships with our adult members and helping lead them on a path to achieve their fitness goals. I get to wake up every morning and work with people and not with computers. 

As a coach the most rewarding compliment to hear is when a client says “Wow, that workout session really kicked my butt!” 

Gus Thiel, BS, NASM-CPT, FMS-L1 Performance Coach

Stephanie Wojton – My “Why”

Practice after practice, flip after flip, landing after landing, it was only a matter of time before I’d have another minor set back. Participating in a collegiate gymnastics program meant an increase in the amount of time, repetitions, and strength training that was required to be part of this team I had dreamed of being on since I was a young athlete.

Three months into my freshman year at Winona State University, I began experiencing low back pain that was affecting more than just gymnastics.

I was diagnosed with an L5 stress fracture and was told I couldn’t do gymnastics for three months. Instead, the doctor recommended physical therapy three times per week. A recommendation that I’d heard far too many times. Broken arm, fractured foot, sprained ankle, fractured low back; just to name a few.

Throughout my gymnastics career, my physical therapist was the one person whom I could count on to bring me back into the sport that I loved after an injury.

That same person was the one who I could rely on to establish enough strength and stability to be competitive in the physically demanding sport that gymnastics is. It became clear to me after multiple sessions in therapy that I wanted to be part of this support system that I have gained trust in during my time as a gymnast.

“Physical therapy demands an individual capable of connecting with their patients on more of a personal level than many other health care professions. Injuries and disabilities are not only harmful to the body physically but they can do damage mentally.

 

This aspect of physical therapy was intriguing because I know first-hand how overwhelming injuries can be and I can apply what I learned as a patient to my future patients.”

A physical therapist generally works with a patient from diagnosis to discharge, by establishing a clear prognosis and setting goals to achieve the expected recovery. Because there is no definite answer to recovery, I find this task, without an obvious solution, an invigorating challenge. Each patient brings in a distinctive obstacle that would allow me to work independently or collectively as a team to ensure comfort in the patient’s life.

The career of physical therapy also attracted me because it offered an opportunity to work with and treat a broad spectrum of individuals. As a result of this versatile career, I knew I could have an impact on the lives of patients that range from pediatric to geriatric, and everything in-between.

Although challenging at times, I am thankful for each bout of physical therapy that I received, for it opened my eyes to this amazing health care profession. My ultimate goal as a physical therapist at Athletes’ Training Center is to instill the same inspiration and confidence in my patients that my physical therapist did in me.

Josiah Parker – My “Why”

I became a physical therapist really out of a desire to own my own business some day. My dad pushed me to find exactly what kind of business I would like to own and he saw that I am not the type of person who would be happy simply sitting behind a desk without people interaction all day long.

He brought up the occupation of physical therapy which I was familiar with due to all too many injuries through my sports career.

I initially was hesitant to the idea, but the idea caught on during my senior year of high school. I then got a scholarship which guaranteed me a spot at UNMC if I kept my grades during my undergraduate work. I haven’t looked back since receiving that scholarship!

My favorite part of my job at Athletes’ Training Center is seeing the difference that improved function makes in peoples lives. I love getting to know people and forging lifetime friendships.

Outside of work I am an assistant coach for grade school select basketball.

I coach an 8th grade basketball team called Elkhorn Attack. It was my first time coaching for a full season and I had a great time getting to know the kids on the team and helping them to improve their skills in the game that I have come to love.

Jennie A., Collegiate Track & Field Athlete

Athletes’ Training Center has worked to specialize workouts to fit my athletic needs. The strength coaches have a one on one personal connection to fix minor details that have had a major impact on my athletic performance.