Nutrition, Cooking & Anti-inflammatory Diets

Our nutrition programs are designed to complement your specific exercise program and individual needs, whether you are looking to lose weight, prepare for an endurance bike race, learn about vegetarian cooking or eating for a healthy heart.

Our classes emphasize cooking with whole foods and organic ingredients.

We show you how processed foods and your current diet may be undermining your health and fitness goals. In addition, we offer training in specialized diets including anti-inflammatory diets including the specific carbohydrate diet that can impact arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn’s & Colitis, asthma and autism. Fitness Inside & Out works with an organic co-op so you can conveniently pick up fresh, local, seasonal organic produce.

Weight Loss

We offer a wide range of dietary programs for weight loss in conjunction with your exercise program. Diets are customized to your individual needs and food preferences. Each program incorporates the principles of good nutrition, exercise and behavior modification to effect long-term, lasting changes. They differ primarily in the rate of weight reduction.

Naples Top Personal Trainers

No big and crowded gyms. Clients enjoy working out in a private studio with expert staff.

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The knowledge and experience of our personal trainers and massage therapists is what makes Fitness Inside & Out unique. Our personal trainers hold physical therapy, master’s or bachelor’s degrees in health science fields.

Fitness Inside & Out is locally owned and operated by Mike Edwards, who holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and who has experience working in clinical settings. Mike has worked with diverse client populations from total hip and knee replacement and other post-rehab clients to nationally competitive athletes.

We address clients’ special needs . . . Injury prevention is our top priority.

We regularly work with clients who’ve had knee replacements, hip replacements, rotator cuff injuries and various back conditions. Whether you’re seeking individual attention to help you work out safely or whether you’d like us to design a custom home exercise program, we cater to your needs.

Getting Started

Once you have made the important decision to take care of yourself and get fit, Fitness Inside & Out will help you begin by providing:

  • A Complete Health History Evaluation
  • An In-depth Fitness Evaluation including cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, and balance assessments.
  • A Postural Assessment
  • A Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • An Exercise Prescription Tailored to Your Needs

We monitor target heart rates and blood pressure and chart progress. We also design diet & exercise programs for weight loss.

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Three types of exercise sessions are offered: full workouts (1 hour), express workouts (1/2 hour) and small group training. Full workouts consist of a warm-up period, aerobic training, weight training, and a stretching session. Express workouts consist of a brief warm-up with 30 minutes of weight training and stretching. Small group training that includes two or three people offers you injury prevention, motivation and accountability. Get started with friends or a spouse.

Call today to schedule an appointment at (239) 649-7181 or email questions to naplesfitness@comcast.net

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Chia seed shakes help weight loss clients with vegan protein

We are helping our clients discover the awesome health and weight loss benefits of chia seeds in a high-quality nutritional shake that is chock full of plant-based proteins, has a low-carb count, yet contains no artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

Chia seed was mentioned on Oprah’s radio show with Dr. Bukowski saying “it has nutritional content in it that is really quite remarkable for a single food.”  Chia seeds have high levels of calcium, and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  High in fiber, contains iron, magnesium, and is a powerful antioxidant.

We believe in offering high quality nutritional products at the most affordable prices we can.  That's why we have begun offering Life’s Basics Plant Protein, a new line of nutrition products, to our weight loss clients.  It is suitable for diabetics, vegans and vegetarians as well.

Life’s Basics doesn't have the marketing and advertising machine behind it that Medifast does, but we believe this is a superior product in numerous ways.

Life’s Basics, a new weight loss meal replacement shake, is a purer product that exceeds Medifast's nutritional content, we believe. And – it's also more affordable. Life’s Basics tastes great and contains no soy, wheat, dairy or artificial sweeteners, like aspartame.

Since Life’s Basic only contains 5 grams of carbohydrates you can add fresh fruit or berries to create a natural smoothie and still have less carbs than Medifast.

Life’s Basics shakes are made with high quality pea, hemp, chia, and rice protein as opposed to soy protein, the protein in Medifast.

The vitamins and minerals from the product are food based rather than various chemicals to give you a nutritional product.  The result is better absorption and easier on your digestive system.

After considerable research, we have learned that more and more physicians and nutritionists are becoming concerned about over consumption of soy and its potential implications for weight loss. Soy is now widely used in processed foods and a growing body of research suggests that it can impair thyroid function. In addition, we are also concerned about products containing aspartame.

Our clients who've switched from Medifast to Life’s Basics actually report feeling fuller and less hungry later with Life’s Basics.

We are offering Life’s Basics now at an introductory rate at our online store at http://www.naplesfitness.com/catalog

You can use Life’s Basics like you would Medifast. You can have four or five shakes, made with a single scoop of shake mix, a day and then eat a meal with lean protein and vegetables in the evening. Or you can have a double-scoop shake made with 8 oz. of water if your feeling extra hungry. Just don't exceed 4 or 5 scoops of shake mix in a day.

You can even try to use raw milk, yogurt, or coconut milk to create your smoothie.  With weight loss people tend to shy away from fats thinking that is why they are gaining weight.  In most cases your body is not functioning properly from a digestive standpoint that can affect your glucose, insulin, thyroid, and adrenal glands.  Putting a natural fat into your diet not only helps stabilize those levels but helps to curb your appetite and assist in weight loss. 

The more a product is processed the more various chemicals and additives are used as stabilizers.  The end result is your digestive tract suffers and diminishes the natural digestive enzymes in the product.  If you want to reduce the fat you can do it naturally by adding water.  If you do not have access to raw milk or yogurt try Seven Farms yogurt or Natural by Nature for other dairy.  They are both pasteurized but at not such high temperatures.

Life’s Basics Nutritional Information
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING (NATURAL Vanilla):
Pea protein isolate, hemp protein powder, rice protein isolate, natural vanilla flavor, fructose, xylitol, stevia and salt.
Nutritional Info for One scoop or one packet.
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 10 Total Fat 1 g Saturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 43 mg Total Carbohydrate 5 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Sugars 2.67 g Protein 22 g Chia Seed Powder 1g Omega 3 200 mg Omega 6 550 mg Omega 9 150 mg

Medifast Nutritional Breakdown

Ingredients
Water, soy protein isolate, fructose, sucrose, maltodextrin, cocoa (processed with alkali), gum Arabic, calcium phosphate, natural and artificial flavors, canola oil, cellulose gel, dipotassium phosphate, soy lecithin, salt, lactic acid, potassium chloride, cellulose gum, acesulfame potassium non-nutritive sweetener), carrageenan, sodium ascorbate, magnesium oxide, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate, vitamin E acetate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, chromium chloride, sodium molybdate, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, phytonadione, vitamin D3, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

Nutritional Information

Calories: 90 Total Fat 1.3 grams Saturated Fat: 0 grams Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 192 mg Potassium: 455 mg Total Carbs: 12 grams Dietary Fiber: 3 grams Sugars: 6 grams Protein: 11 grams Vitamins & Minerals:20-50% daily value

Life’s Basics has eight ingredients and Medifast has forty four.  Need more potassium add half a banana to your shake.  Your blood work should be used to determine if you need any supplementation.  Try and get it from your foods first.  If you have any questions you can email me at naplesfitness@comcast.net.