The Magic Kingdom of Mushrooms

If a mushroom had a nutritional label it would read like a superfood.  They are chocked full of vital minerals such as the antioxidant producing selenium (click here for a great post by Chris Kresser about selenium's thyroid benefits), and copper.  Plus, one portabella mushroom has more potassium than a banana!  They are low calorie, contain no cholesterol, and are low in fat (if you're into that), and sodium.  If that isn't reason enough to start consuming mounds of mushrooms how about the fact that they are high in fiber and contain a B vitamin profile similar to meat.  The amino acid content is higher per serving than corn, peanuts, kidney beans, and soybeans! Check out my recent … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to a Hosting of Fresh The Movie


  This is the beginning of a New Year and a New You!  Have you made your New Year resolutions yet?  In 2012 one of my goals is to present the community with health conscious movies every 8 weeks.  Please join us for the the first presentation! Health Coach Penny and The Market in Maryville invite you to a showing of Fresh The Movie on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 3:00-5:00pm.  Relax in the comfort of the beautiful Bount County Library's movie room, enjoy an informative post movie discussion with local Fresh food providers, then join us at The Market in Maryville, TN for a tasting of some of  this area's finest local feastings!  The event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

Get Outside and Play!

How do you feel after a long walk outside? Energized and renewed.  We are not genetically engineered to spend hours in a chair, indoors.  Get outside and play!  You don't really need a gym to get "exercise".  Just go for a walk, get some vitamin D,  fresh air, and quality time with nature. Check out this great blog by Mark Sisson and find out why open air and nature is so important to our mental and physical health.  If you are in the mood for more information about the importance of getting outside check out the book, Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv for a great read.   … [Read more...]

So, you think you eat “Healthy”?

With all of the confusing and contradictory nutrition information that is out there today how are you supposed to know the healthiest way to eat?  As far as weight loss is concerned I always say, "There is more than one way to skin a cat".  As far as healthy eating is concerned the choices are much slimmer.   I am making my way through my second reading of  The Perfect Health Diet.  A nutritional approach that is based on solid scientific research.   After years of using this type of ancestral eating on hundreds of clients resulting in  phenomenal health changes (and hundreds of pounds of weight loss), I have come to the conclusion that eating the way we are biologically designed to … [Read more...]

Oxygen Magazine Comes to Life!

Come by Quick Fitness 24/7 in Maryville, TN to see the Dec. Oxygen Magazine "Sexy Tricep" workout come to life.  I will be demonstrating the workout Thursday, Dec. 8th at 7pm and Saturday, Dec. 10th at 10am.  Email me to confirm your spot. I would love for you to see all my videos.  A lot more on the way! … [Read more...]

A Day in The Life of Joe Black

    It is not an easy task to to follow Joe Black around on one of his typical days. Beginning at the gym at 5:30am, heading to work, shooting some hoops or hitting the road on his bike, then Maryville High School football pre-game meal and athlete taping. Finishing off with a win for the Maryville Rebels! Who knows where he was flying off too...hopefully a well deserved vacation! I know I need one after trying to keep up with "Your Not So Average Joe"! … [Read more...]