Blog – Optimal Fitness Skip to content

Everything you need to know about nutrition and exercise

optimal blog

All the latest up to date information on the newest diet trends (not necessarily a recommendation) nutrition tips, and exercise blogs. Your one stop page for health and wellness.

Skinny Taste Meal Plan July 29 – August 4

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.
Read More

How Treadmill Running Differs from Running Outside

Yes, the physiology and biomechanics of treadmill running are a little different. But how you feel about it is probably more important.
Read More

How Fitness Will Change Forever

Quarantine reminded us that we could work out anywhere. But “anywhere” is not a place we go to do important things.
Read More

Oatmeal Is Still the World’s Best Performance Breakfast

In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, superfood, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels.
Read More

Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes of 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season! So many of you have been asking me for this top 25 most popular list of recipes from the past year, so I am happy I finally sat down and compiled them. These are the most visited recipes created in 2019 according to google analytics.
Read More

How Many Calories Are in Your Favorite Alcoholic Drinks?

When you're throwing back shots late-night at a sports bar or indulging in a glass of wine with a home-cooked meal, do you wonder how many calories you've just imbibed? If you're looking to slim down and tone up, you should aim to actively ask yourself that question. After all, forgetting to factor in liquid calories is one of the reasons you can't lose weight.
Read More

Covid Protocols When Training

  • Hand sanitizer and disposable wipes are placed abundantly throughout the space for workers and customers to disinfect their hands and equipment before and after use.


  • Trainers are required to wash hands before and after each training session and sanitize frequently during each session.


  • All equipment must be sanitized between uses. No equipment shall be used by another customer or returned to the storage rack / container without being sanitized.


  • Clients are encouraged to use one piece of equipment at a time (e.g., limit circuit training or “super sets” with multiple pieces of equipment) in order to facilitate required sanitizing.


  • Clients must wear masks when entering and leaving the building.


  • During sessions, if a client is retrieving a piece of equipment for use, masks must be on.


  • While working out in their own personal workspace at a high level of intensity, clients can take the mask partially off to facilitate breathing then must put it back on. Immediately after exercising, that particular workspace must be immediately sanitized.