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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 »


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 »