Saras Fitness Angels

575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

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@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-02-14

Understanding Fats: Saturated fats These fats are derived from animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But they are also found in some plant-based sources such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oils. These fats are solid at room temperature. Saturated fats directly raise total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Conventional advice says to Avoid them as much as possible. More recently, some have questioned this, as there are different kinds of saturated fats, some of which have at least a neutral effect on cholesterol. Trans Fats or Hydrogenated Fats Trans fats are actually unsaturated fats, but they can raise total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while also lowering HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Trans fats are used to extend the shelf life of processed foods, typically cookies, cakes, fries and donuts. Any item that contains “hydrogenated oil” or “partially hydrogenated oil” likely contains trans fats. Hydrogenation is the chemical process that changes liquid oils into solid fats. The tide is turning against trans fats. Since January 2006, all food manufacturers are required to list trans fat content on food labels. Unsaturated fats Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are two types of unsaturated fatty acids. They are derived from vegetables and plants. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature but begin to solidify at cold temperatures. This type of fat is preferable to other types of fat and can be found in olives, olive oil, nuts, peanut oil, canola oil and avocados. Some studies have shown that these kinds of fats can actually lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and maintain HDL (good) cholesterol. Polyunsaturated fats are also liquid at room temperature. These are found in safflower, sesame, corn, cottonseed and soybean oils. This type of fat has also been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, but too much can also lower your HDL cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids These include an “essential” fatty acid, which means it s critical for our health but cannot be manufactured by our bodies. Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include cold-water fish, flax seed, soy, and walnuts. These fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and also boost our immune systems.

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-02-04

For our pregnant fitness enthusiasts: interactive images of pregnancy and movement of internal organs:

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-02-03

Should guidelines for nutrition differ for men and women? Read full article at Harvard Medical School website:

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-02-02

How to motivate yourself to finally get in shape: 1) Hire a personal trainer who will come to your home. This way, you eliminate the hurdle of traveling to the gym and have no excuse for skipping your workout once your appointment is scheduled. 2) Understand nutrition. Hire a personal trainer who has a nutrition license, so she/he can educate you. Understand how to read food labels so you make educated choices when you grocery shop for yourself and your family. (Food label instructions here: 3) Ask a friend to commit with you to a weekly get together for a run or a workout session with your personal trainer. It will be more fun and you can both keep each other accountable. 4) Invest into good sports shoes and sports clothes. You should feel good and look good when you work out since it will become a big part of your life (ideally, you should work out 3-5 times a week). 5) Don t wait, start now!

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-01-31

Study: What Women Want in Men (12% Body Fat & Strong Immune System) trary to what the immunocompetence theory would have predicted, the researchers found no correlation between a man’s masculinity rating and how sexy women found him. Nor did the macho-looking men have a stronger immune system response to the hepatitis B vaccine. And their levels of testosterone weren’t any higher than those of men with a less manly appearance. Instead, the women swooned over guys with low body fat, with men who had 12 percent body fat being deemed the most attractive. Slimmer men also had a more robust immune system. There was a link between weight and testosterone, with higher levels found in thinner men. “We found that a man’s weight serves as a better indicator of the relationship between immune response and attractiveness than masculinity does,” University of Pretoria researcher Vinet Coetzee told Coetzee theorizes that women use weight, rather than macho features, to subconsciously make hot-or-not judgments about the men they meet. This research, Coetzee added,ves as a stepping stone for future studies that could test this relationship in different populations using alternative measures of immuni The researchers also created two intriguing composite photos, one with the combined features of of the eight men with the weakest immune systems and another with the combined features of the eight with the healthiest. Which guy do you think is hotte (Source:

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-01-30

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of refereAristotle.

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-01-09

5 Simple Healthy Habits for 2013: 1) Move around! If you are too busy for a gym, go for a walk (skip the train/subway ride and walk for 20-30 blocks/day), squeeze in a 20-30 min workout at your home before or after work or play with your kids. 2) Drink plenty of water (skip sodas, juices, punches, etc.) Check the color of your urine (sorry, but this is best way to monitor your hydration). If it s close to clear - you re hydrated. If it s colorful (yellow) - you re dehydrated! 3) Eat nutritious food, not supplements! Supplements don t get completely absorbed by your body and if you mix several, you might overdose on some vitamins which become toxic. If you eat enough vegetables and fruits throughout the day (eat a portion at least 3 times a day, preferably 5), you don t need extra supplements unless you have an inherent nutrient deficiency (in that case, consult your doctor!) 4) Sleep enough! Get at least 6 hours of sleep, preferably 8! Read a book, take a warm shower or bath, meditate to fall asleep early enough to get a long sleep. 5) Keep in touch! Be social. Have regulate dates with your partner, keep in touch over phone and email with friends and family and get out a few times a week to events, parties and get-togethers!

@Saras Fitness Angels 2013-01-03

New Year s special: $60 for first 1 HR session & consultation with a Personal Trainer at the comfort of your home! (Jersey City, Hoboken & select parts of Manhattan).

@Saras Fitness Angels 2012-12-06

Learn to understand Food Labels to make sure you and your family eat healthy! BASICS: 1) Understand how big the SERVING SIZE is and think about how many serving sizes you will eat. (If you eat 1 slice, calories & nutritional proportions apply as per this food label. If you eat 2 slices, you need to double everything, e.g. 320 Calories, 20g Fat, etc.) 2) LIMIT Saturated Fats (no more than 16g/day), Trans Fats (no more than 2g/day), Cholesterol (no more than 300mg/day) and Sodium (no more than 2,400mg/day or 1 tablespoon of table salt). 3) GET ENOUGH of Fiber (at least 15g/day), Vitamins and other nutrients you need every day. 4) % DAILY VALUE: 20% or more is HIGH & 5% or less is LOW. Information is based on a 2,000 Calories/day diet. For example, a 30 year old woman who is 5 6 and weighs 140Lbs who has an office job, walks to work, is physically active at home and takes long walks or engages in light exercise, needs to consume approx. 1,890 to keep her current weight. If she would like to loose 1Lb/week, she needs to cut her daily caloric intake by 500 calories, resulting in approx. 1,390 calories/day. Figure out your daily caloric expenditure:

@Saras Fitness Angels 2012-11-13

Excellent source of information for pregnant women or mothers or anyone who is health-conscious: Environmental Working Group, a non-profit whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment, analyzed pesticide exposure of 45 fruits and vegetables. This table will help you deciding on what to rather buy organic only and which non-organic veggies/fruits are ok:

@Saras Fitness Angels 2012-11-05

Walk to work, burn some fat! r weight and the distance you walk determine the energy calories burned while walking. Walking speed matters less than distance and weig Check how much a person of your weight burns by walking a mile: In Manhattan, 20 blocks stretch on average over a mile! Get off your train or taxi sooner and walk 20 blocks to/from your office. Also, choose a deli or restaurant 20 blocks away from your office for lunch!

@Saras Fitness Angels 2012-10-26

Great suggestions on healthy (low calorie) snacks and breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas!,,20368773_11,00.html

@Saras Fitness Angels 2012-10-20

Quick Fact: 1 lb of body fat (adipose tissue) = 554 grams, a little over 2 cups! Also, 1 lb of body fat = 3,500 calories. To loose 1 lb/week, reduce your calorie intake by 500 kcal a day. (Not recommended to loose more than 1 lb/week!)

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SARAS FITNESS ANGELS is a boutique at-your-home personal training company.


SARAS in sanskrit means flowing or fluid like water, which represents the smooth transition we take you trough from the start to your goal: getting in shape and living a healthy life style. It also reflects the easy and simple approach to communicate with us about any difficulties you might encounter, be it recommendations about nutrition, desired motivation or general questions about fitness. We offer instructions in Northern New Jersey and Manhattan. Our Fitness Angels will meet you at the comfort of your home, in a nearby gym or park. You do not need to have a membership to work with us! Rimma Wilms founded the company in the beginning of 2012. She figure skated professionally from the age of 7 until 17 which involved 2-3 hours of daily training on the ice, strength and flexibility training off the ice, basic ballet and choreography dance. She then coached kids and teenagers for professional figure skating competitions as well as kids and adults for recreational skating from 2001 until 2009. After working in the corporate environment, Rimma went back fulltime into the fitness industry, mastering the Personal Trainer certification from the National Council on Strength and Fitness along with a certificate in Pre & Postnatal Fitness.

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Shape up, fitness, weight loss, prenatal, postnatal, fitness for kids and teenagers, ice skating instruction, rollerblading instructions, core and back muscle strengthening for office professionals, healthy life style


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