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From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Healthy Recipe: Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls

Our delicious Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls are served with a tangy dipping sauce, making these a perfect appetizer or side dish! Ingredients For the rolls: 6 oz Mahi-Mahi, grilled, sliced into strips 2 – 12” round Asian rice paper ¼ cup shredded carrots ¼ cup shredded savoy cabbage ½ bell pepper, cut into strips ¼ cup…

From Sore to Soar: Talking about the Healing Power of Essentrics®

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is adding another Essentrics class to our Group Ex schedule. We recently sat down with the instructor, Lisa Ryckman, to find out more about this dynamic class. What are some of the benefits of doing Essentrics more than once a week? “Essentrics is a full-body dynamic strength and stretch…

Instructor Spotlight: Maggie S.

Meet Group Ex Instructor, Maggie Sommers. Discover what’s unique about her instructing style and about the people (and pets) that motivate her! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach cycle and barre classes.” What made you choose to teach these classes? “I enjoyed taking those classes (and still do) and so when…

Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Chia Pudding

Give this Raspberry Chia Pudding recipe from our Culinary Medicine experts a try the next time you’re looking for a quick, guilt-free snack. Ingredients 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) ½ cup full fat coconut milk ¼ cup chia seeds 1 Tbsp. lemon juice…

Instructor Spotlight: Devra K.

Devra Keyes is one of the many Group Exercise Instructors we have at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Learn more about her passion for the importance of understanding the how and why behind a healthy fitness lifestyle. What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “Currently, at AHWC, I’m on the schedule to…

Healthy Recipe: Pesto Corn Salad with Grilled Shrimp

This recipe features fresh, seasonal vegetables paired with grilled shrimp for a light and delicious summer meal. Ingredients 3 medium ears sweet corn, husked 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves 3 T olive oil 1/2 t salt, divided 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved 1/8 t pepper 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 1 lb.…

Instructor Spotlight: Sarah V.

Get to know more about Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Sarah Venable. Find out more about her teaching style and what keeps her motivated. What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “Cross-Training Revolution- a fun weights with cardio workout! I also teach cardio HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and core.” What made you choose to teach…

Healthy Recipe: Avocado Black Bean Brownies

This healthy recipe for brownies features avocado, black beans, and zero flour. They’re a deliciously sweet and healthy take on a crowd-pleasing favorite! Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, rinsed and drained 2 eggs or flax eggs (add an additional egg if you like cakier brownies!) 1/2 of a large ripe avocado 1…

Return to Reality Checklist

Coming back to your regular work life after a more relaxing summer season can often feel a bit jarring. Before you dive back into your normal routine, try taking a quick inventory of your day and see if there are any areas where you can easily decrease strain on your body. Things to Consider •…

Instructor Spotlight: Haydan S.

Meet Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Haydan Smith, and find out why she chose the classes she teaches and what single item she can’t make it through a work out without! What classes do you teach at the AHWC? “I teach BODYPUMP and sometimes substitute teach BODYFLOW and CXWORX.” What made you choose to teach BODYPUMP?…

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