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A Trek of Bravery, Strength and Honor: Liz’s Story

Susan Madden

January 22, 2019

  There are very few places that we can still think of that are unreachable, timeless and unforgiving.  We can travel to so many places and climb mountains, go zip lining in forests, even jump out of airplanes – but to say the Sahara Desert conjures up, to lots of us, the image of a… Read more »


Why Setting Intentions Can Work for You in the New Year

Susan Madden

December 31, 2018

  “The idea is to live your life in a way that makes you feel lit up. Alive. Full fledged. Beautiful. Know and find what nourishes you inside out, bones to skin and then build your world from that alone. All else is not part of your revolution. Or your ultimate evolution.” – Victoria Erickson… Read more »


Rainbow Detox Salad

Susan Madden

December 18, 2018

  Rainbow Detox Salad   I love salads. But when it’s 15 degrees outside, the last thing I want to eat is a bowl of cucumbers and bibb lettuce.   This salad is a delicious combination of warming veggies and ingredients, both high in fiber and protein! For practical purposes, the ingredients are measured. But… Read more »


Massage Therapy: How it Fits with Who I Am

Susan Madden

December 16, 2018

  Sometimes you know exactly in which direction your life is taking you.  Something grabs you by the hand and from the very first moment you know it’s right.  Every step you take from then on is leading you toward that one goal until you arrive triumphantly at your destiny.   This is not one… Read more »


Moroccan Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Susan Madden

November 9, 2018

  Moroccan Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew   As the weather grows colder, all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a big bowl of stew. Not to mention that soups are so easy when it comes to meal prep for the week. I throw everything into one pot on Sunday,… Read more »


Vegan and Gluten-Free Enchiladas Verde

Susan Madden

October 26, 2018

  Although cooking is not a strong suit of mine, I really enjoy entertaining and cooking for my friends and family on special occasions, whether it be recovering from a surgery, loss of a family member, new baby…everyone appreciates the opportunity where they don’t have to worry about dinner. Earlier this month a friend of… Read more »


Surviving Breast Cancer Through Early Detection

Susan Madden

October 25, 2018

  5 years! Anyone who has had cancer knows what that means. It’s a big marker to get to cancer free, and I just had my 5 year anniversary this past May.   I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2013. I was lucky because I was diagnosed early during a routine mammogram…. Read more »


Feeding My Soul Through Travel

Susan Madden

September 26, 2018

  I have always had the urge to travel.  Whether I am touring castles, taking a ferry across the Baltic sea, or wandering around a small village next to the Vistula River, I am in constant awe of my surroundings. I try to soak everything in; the murmur of voices having a conversation in another… Read more »


Authenticity: The True Measure of Relevance

Susan Madden

September 4, 2018

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” -Brene Brown   I turned 38 last week, and it feels…different.  Nothing to do with feeling older; in fact, just… Read more »


Hydration: The underrated Performance Enhancer

Susan Madden

August 13, 2018

    Hydration: The underappreciated performance enhancer   The summer heat is on and with it comes increased sweat with exercise. Sweating is necessary for the body to cool it’s core temperature, and without effective sweating we would essentially cook our cells.   People sweat in different ways. For some, the sweat pours off of… Read more »


Reclaiming Mobility and Confidence: Post-Rehab Personal Training with Amber

Susan Madden

July 12, 2018

“As a ten-year stroke victim and four year Esophageal Cancer Survivor Amber has changed my life physically and mentally.  Amber helps my life 3 times a week with private training. I love watching my body transform inside and out.” – Michele Rifkin   After building my career as a personal trainer and working with a… Read more »


AddeoFit Welcomes Savannah Wisth to the Team!

Susan Madden

July 10, 2018

Since Savannah Wisth began her internship at AddeoFit, I don’t think I’ve seen her in the same place once. Whether she is teaching Blast HIIT or assisting with our KidFit program, she is definitely our girl on the go! After sitting down to chat, it became clear that being active is second nature to Savannah,… Read more »


Easy Vegetable and Ham Frittata

Susan Madden

July 1, 2018

  “Summer is officially here and with it the HEAT! Don’t let the fear of heating up the house with the oven stop you from creating a healthy, nutritious meal.   Allow me to reintroduce you to your long-lost friend, your slow cooker!  On hot, humid days let your slow cooker make your meal with… Read more »


Summer Strawberry and Avocado Smoothie

Susan Madden

June 20, 2018

Smoothies are the perfect Summer food. They’re easy to make, portable when you’re on the go, healthy (most of the time) and they’re delicious! I love a healthy smoothie packed with nutrition, but sometimes, the popular recipes that we see circulating on social media are healthy, but hardly appetizing. While kale is no doubt a… Read more »


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 »