Banana and Oats Breakfast Bar Easy & Cheap Recipe

Banana and Oats Breakfast Bar Easy & Cheap Recipe

Hi!! For those of you who don’t know me my name is Jane Krueger. I just moved into my first apartment, and I have limited experience with baking and cooking. That leaves me with a belly to feed and a small budget to make it happen. So I have decided to take you along on my journey of finding healthy, easy and affordable recipes! If you found our blog I am going to assume that you figured out we are a boutique fitness gym in Mequon, Wisconsin. And I am a personal trainer here at Pure Fitness! With crazy hours between school (one semester left!), work and life in general I need snacks and meals that I can grab on the go. With the help of my taste testers, Chellie, Annie, and Mike (maybe Bella), we are going to find you quick and tasty recipes to fit into your busy life! Breakfast Bars Today we have a super easy breakfast bar. I was hunting around on pinterest, trying to sort through the MILLIONS of bar recipes when I stumbled across this one. 3 Ingredient Flourless Breakfast Bars. I was instantly grabbed by the fact that it only had 3 ingredients. I thought how hard can that be to mess up? Bonus is that they are flourless for anyone with a gluten sensitivity or concern.   These might be called breakfast bars, but they can really be eaten at any time! After making these I was so excited with how easy they were I told everyone the recipe. And I told them the recipe from memory because they are really that...
Wisconsin Hiking – Friday Favorites

Wisconsin Hiking – Friday Favorites

Welcome to Friday Favorites. A collection of people, places or things that we absolutely love and want to share with you. Today’s edition is all about hiking. I would say that I was raised in the woods. My mother would disagree, there would be too much room for misinterpretation in that statement. She would want you all to know that there was a roof over my head. A cozy bed under me at night. A stocked fridge and pantry. And endless hugs and kisses. She’s right. So, instead I’ll say I was raised playing outside. Exploring the woods. Hiking, backpacking and camping. And being encouraged to create adventures. That’s why I am so excited to bring together this edition of Friday Favorites on hiking. I am also excited that our two newest team members share in my love for hiking and the outdoors. We put our brains and experiences together to put together a few of our favorite hiking related things. Wisconsin Hiking Locations Hiking locations are not created equal. They can have tough terrain or be paved. Additional activities like camping and water sports can be available. But, ALL are a great way to get yourself, your family, and your friends outside. We have selected a range of locations from near to far in Wisconsin that we all enjoy. Click on the park to be taken to their website for more information. Doctors Park Why we picked it? Proximity. This park is only in Fox Point, so it is perfect for a quick morning hike and you can walk along the beach. Lion’s Den Gorge State Park Why...
Take a Break: How Not Doing Your Job Can Actually Help Performance

Take a Break: How Not Doing Your Job Can Actually Help Performance

THE BENEFITS With the current state of our world, many of us are at a desk, working from home where the days seem to bleed into never-ending cycle of work. This consistent sitting and staring at a computer screen is not only poor for your mental focus, but your physical well-being. Hunched over at a desk, staring at a screen, lower back throbbing, and energy at an all time low. Does this sound like you? Then it is time for a change. Working straight through the day is long, frustrating, and stressful. Taking a couple 5-minute breaks throughout the day can actually help you be better at your job! The American Psychological Association studies have shown that taking breaks is beneficial for mentally focusing on your task at hand. They even suggest watching a dog video, which as you know I love to hear as a dog lover myself. The same studies done by the APA showed a better attention span, more concentrated, and less stressed after taking a break. Still not convinced that you can take those five minutes away from your desk? Maybe one of the suggestions below will entice you enough to take advantage. WHAT TO DO The mental benefits are wonderful for improving your work performance. But what do you do for that break to get the most out of it? Take an outdoor walk (my personal favorite)! A quick lap around the block or even just stepping outside for a minute to take in a deep breath of fresh air can make all the difference. Being that we live in Wisconsin and it can...
Why training your core is essential & exercises to get you started

Why training your core is essential & exercises to get you started

CHASING THE SIX PACK  With summer just on the horizon, many people are on the search for their “perfect summer body”. This often starts with the illusive six-pack that many are chasing. An accessory for their favorite summer outfit. But is the 5-minute ab workout the right fit? I think it is important to state that I have been in that exact scenario in years past 🙅🏼‍♀️. Googling workouts to find a quick fix on how to get there in 2 weeks 🤦🏼‍♀️. Contrary to popular belief, this cannot be attained. Even the 50 crunches a day and the 5- minute ab workout won’t do it in 2 weeks. I want to offer you a new perspective on core. 🤓 I want to show you what building a strong core means and does for you. THE TRUTH ABOUT CORE Yes, doing ab exercises can build strength in your abdominal muscles just as doing bicep curls strengthens your biceps. However, looking at this as the key to your swimsuit body is only a snapshot of the picture. The hard truth is that our core is essential to our general existence. We wouldn’t be able to stand up and walk around without core muscles. Your core is more than just your abdominal muscles. It includes not only your “six pack” (rectus abdominus), but all of the muscles that are in the trunk of your body like your back, hips, and glutes just to name a few. Training the core as a whole can bring many benefits such as: Reduced back pain due to proper activation of abdominal muscles Increase in stability...