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PTI Buzz – It’s Barbecue Time!

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The average plate at a barbecue can add up to approximately 1,500 calories.  For some people that is a day’s worth of calories.  Here are some ways to cut the calories but still enjoy your meal.

Delicious grilled seafood kebabs

Fish Kebabs Grilled to Perfection!

Best Appetizers: Baked tortilla chips and salsa, crudites and low-fat dip
Best Entree: Grilled kebabs, chicken, sirloin, fish or tofu with lots of vegetables
Best Side Dishes: Field green salad, grilled corn on the cob, grilled asparagus
Best Alcoholic Beverage: Light beer (about 90 calories) or white wine spritzers
Best Dessert: Watermelon or fresh fruit salad

These healthy choices can cut your calories in half!

Fitness Fast Fact: Do some gardening; cutting, weeding or raking for 40 minutes can burn up to 200 calories!

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Press Release: PTI-Tucson ‘Joining Forces’ to Benefit Military Families

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Jericho, NY, May 25, 2011 – Personal Training Institute-Tucson is proud to announce that it has opted into the Joining Forces and Let’s Move! Initiatives launched May 9th by First Lady Michelle Obama and adopted by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The program kicks off June 1st at which time eligible military families can find participating clubs in their area online at

Former US Army Paratrooper Craig Jackson with his wife Miki

“I feel very strongly about taking part in this worthwhile program,” says Craig Jackson, owner of Personal Training Institute-Tucson (photo, right with his wife Miki). Craig served seven years as a US Army Paratrooper, which included a deployment to the Middle East during the first Gulf War. In fact, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Desert Storm. Jackson adds, “Fitness training combined with nutrition guidance can inspire smart lifestyle choices, positive self-esteem, improved health and so much more. These healthy results can really make a wonderful difference for military families who have already made so many sacrifices.”

PTI-Tucson will be offering free memberships to spouses and teenage children of deployed Reservists and National Guardsmen. These memberships will include three months of Body Basic that includes two strength training session each week with unlimited cardio, as well as nutrition counseling every other week. After the initial three-month program, participants can take advantage of unlimited cardio training with periodic body composition testing. PTI is also offering program discounts to active military and veterans. PTI-Tucson is located at 7625 North Oracle Road, Suite 145 at the Oracle Crossing Shopping Center.

For additional information, contact Craig or Miki Jackson at 520-297-8280 or

PERSONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE: PTI has been changing lives since 1987 by combining its proven integrated program that encompasses one-to-one strength training and customized nutrition counseling for every client. Ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500,” PTI was also named among “Top 50 Franchises – for franchisee satisfaction” by Franchise Business Review. This results-oriented franchise is growing nationwide to help members and owners to achieve their goals. Visit for more information.

CONTACT: Carol Kur, MSRD, Co/founder of PTI at 516-342-9064 x16 or; or Karin Machusic, PR Consultant to PTI at 925-524-4334 or

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Good Ole Diet Tips

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As much as things change they stay the same. The advice our parents and grandparents gave us still holds true today. Here are some tips that were offered up by past generations to stay healthy.

fresh fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots

1. Start your day with hot water and lemon juice
2. Never skip breakfast
3. Drink water throughout the day
4. Eat your vegetables, especially from the garden
5. Eat at least one bowl of vegetable soup a day
6. Have three prunes every morning at breakfast
7. Snack on fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day
8. Stand up straight – better posture equals a better body

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How to Lose those Ten Unwanted Pounds

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Here are eight ways to help you lose those ten pounds that have been hanging around for way too long.  Remember, there are 3500 calories in a pound, you need to create a calorie budget and burn more than you are taking in.

healthy diet and exercise help lose those last ten pounds

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  1. Switch from whole-milk products to skim-milk products
  2. Reduce the use of butter and margarine
  3. Use extra-lean ground beef, ground white meat chicken or ground white meat turkey
  4. Switch from fried potato chips to the baked ones
  5. Switch from 100-plus-calorie sandwich bread to the light whole-grain bread
  6. Swap fruit juice for real fruit
  7. Increase your exercise and work up to 500 calories a day
  8. Remove the skin from a chicken breast after cooking and save 100 calories

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Hello Tucson!

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Boost your Brain Power with these Foods

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Just in time for finals! The following is a list of foods that contain vitamin K, E and Zinc, as well as other vitamins and minerals that can help increase both attention and memory.  Pumpkin seeds Broccoli Nuts Oily fish Blueberries Tomatoes Blackcurrants Eggs Almonds Green tea or coffee Red Wine Dark Chocolate It may […]

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