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Ask the Nutritionist: What Should I Eat Before I Exercise?

Susan Madden

May 22, 2018

  The short answer: It varies.   Most athletes and every day exercisers underestimate the importance of pre-exercise fueling. The benefits of a pre-exercise meal are multi-faceted. Pre-exercise fueling helps maintain blood glucose levels to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which negatively impacts performance. The right food choices can also alleviate upper gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort… Read more »

Becoming the Best Version of Myself: Kristen’s Story

Susan Madden

May 15, 2018

  “Surrender to what is.  Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” Sonia Ricotti   Words can be very powerful; some might even say life changing.  For me, the words above have become a sort of mantra that I first embodied during a time in my life that was filled with… Read more »

Finding My Fit: Kaleigh’s Story

Susan Madden

May 7, 2018

FIND YOUR FIT!   Our theme for May at AddeoFit. Why do I love to work and play at AddeoFit? Because Finding Your Fit doesn’t just mean getting big muscles or looking “hot” in a bikini. Team ADF is about heart, about feeling good, about caring about the person next to you on the yoga… Read more »

15 Positive Affirmations that You Deserve to Tell Yourself Daily

Susan Madden

May 2, 2018

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Warton   I’ve been pondering a lot about positive thinking lately, and what it really means to think, positively. Optimism comes second nature to me, whether it be due to the good fortunes life has given me… Read more »

Home is Where Your Heart is

Susan Madden

April 19, 2018

“The smart ones know where to look when things get rough. It isn’t ‘there’. It’s ‘here’. No matter what happened in a class, in a performance last week, last year or five minutes ago. If you come back to here, you’ll always be home.” -Center Stage, 2000   One of my all-time favorite movies is Center Stage…. Read more »

Better Than Coffee? This Super Green Smoothie May Be

Susan Madden

March 21, 2018

Spring is here! Technically. And if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to ditch the stews and broths and trade in for something a little more…green!   There are a lot of green smoothie recipes out there. But this one has a little bit of something for everyone! Do you like spinach? It’s in there…. Read more »

Music for Any and Every Day

Susan Madden

March 16, 2018

I know I’m not alone when I say that music has always been a huge part of my life.  Some of my earliest memories are related to certain songs or artists. My first cassette tape was Michael Jackson’s Bad and I played that thing incessantly.  I distinctly remember helping my dad wash dishes in the… Read more »

Being Kind to Ourselves Helps Our Kids Learn to Love

Susan Madden

February 28, 2018

Now that my two daughters are in elementary school, weekdays have become more hectic. Mornings are a whirlwind – wrestling everyone out of bed, searching for missing socks and library books, then rushing out to meet the bus – and afternoons are jam-packed with homework and extracurricular activities. When my kids had an extra day… Read more »

Jordan’s Perspective: Loving the Process, Not Just the Final Product

Susan Madden

February 13, 2018

Have you ever been in the middle of a workout, muscles on fire and lungs burning, and thought to yourself,  “I’m really enjoying this right now!”?  I haven’t either.  The truth is, most people don’t enjoy a lot of things that are typically associated with working out.  It is hard to find someone that loves… Read more »

Kaleigh’s Story: Loving Yourself Beyond the Stigma of Mental Illness

Susan Madden

February 6, 2018

The idea of loving myself was completely foreign until I realized I had no other option.   My depression was so bad I could barely pull myself from my wooden bedroom floor. Nothing mattered, every conversation and every day melted together. I was unfulfilled with my work as a waitress – working doubles barely getting… Read more »

It Goes Without Saying: Letting Our Hearts Be Our Voice

Susan Madden

January 31, 2018

It has taken me the better part of 37 years for me to come to the realization that I am by nature, an introvert. Surprising, considering that I’ve been performing as long as I can remember and have always leaned toward the “never-met-a-stranger” side of the personality spectrum. But in many cases, when it comes… Read more »

10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit this Winter

Susan Madden

January 2, 2018

It is always a challenge to stay healthy as the cold starts to creep in. Most of us get the urge to curl up on the couch with some hot cocoa and not move for most of the day. This increases our chance of illness, while negatively impacting our happiness and self-confidence. The good news… Read more »

Amber’s Story: Inspiring Kids and Millennials Through Movement and Mindfulness

Susan Madden

December 18, 2017

To those who know Amber, her positive energy radiates almost as bright as her smile. But it is her dedicated and determined spirit that radiates the most,leaving both a lasting and inspiring impact on those who have the good fortune to meet and work with her! Tell me, what inspired you to pursue a career… Read more »

Sarah’s Story: A Journey of Creating a Happy, Healthy, and Human Life

Susan Madden

November 7, 2017

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Anonymous  Sarah Addeo is a force. Whether she’s leading her signature Cardio Kick class or fine-tuning her playlist, there is purpose and intention with her every move. But behind the Owner of AddeoFit is a gentle… Read more »

Discovering My “Why”: When Words Fail, Physicality Prevails

Susan Madden

October 3, 2017

“Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant wishes.”   I walked into the studio this morning with a pit in my stomach. My 3-year-old was up 3 times last night, which left me irritated. 20 minutes after I finally fell asleep on the hardwood floor next to him, the alarm went off…. Read more »