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Egg Muffins a2a Style

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Egg Muffins

We at FourC Fitness have ALWAYS wanted to make these!! Now we will have to definitely try!  Make these at the beginning of your work week for a quick breakfast!

Egg Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Eggs
  • 1-1.5 cups whites  (Feel free to try a different ratio depending on how many yokes vs. whites you want…this can also be made with just 12 whole eggs!  I did 8 eggs & 1 cup whites this time.)
  • Veggies of choice (I used broccoli & onion)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine eggs into a bowl & mix
  • Pour eggs into greased muffin tin
  • Place COOKED veggies into each muffin cup
  • Bake for 25 minutes & allow them to cool for 5
  • Tip: Use a knife to loosen the sides of eggs from the pan.

Enjoy!

- More great recipes at average2athlete.com!

How to go from average2athlete!

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What tips can you find on A2A’s blog? Awesome stuff like
HOW TO BUILD A RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAM

Below is our Q&A portion with the ladies of average2athlete! You can see all their answers to these questions on The Show!

How did you two meet and get started on average2athlete?

What is your favorite part about average2athlete?

What do you feel took you from “average” to “athletic”?

What is your motivation/inspiration to stay dedicated to your fitness?

Tell us about the CMC race in the Poconos last weekend!

What is your CMC training regimen like and how do you extend this to your A2A team?

What can an average person expect from a race like the CMC?

Do you still hold bootcamps listed on your website at http://average2athlete.com/bootcamps/?

How do you make time for your own training around your hectic work schedules at Fhitting Room and Equinox and juggle A2A with all of that? 

Do you incorporate weekly food prep into your busy schedule?

Any advice for people who have a hard time finding time for fitness and healthy meal prep?

Have you seen your followers or clients of yours go from overweight or out of shape to “athletes”?

What is the best piece of advice that you can give to someone who thinks they will never be able to compete in a hard core race or see themselves with muscles or fit?

How can they overcome this mentality & see results?

What has been the hardest thing that you have had to overcome on your journey?

Any advice or thoughts on trouble spots/spot training?

What about women who think they lack upper body strength or who can’t lift heavy weight like men? What has been your personal experience with lifting weight?

What has changed since the start of average2athlete? 

What can we expect from average2athlete this year and where do you see average2athlete going?

Want to contact Julia & Kayte and learn more about A2A?

a2a contact

You can workout with Julia at the Fhitting Room, located on the Upper East Side of NYC. Classes sell out quickly, so sign up today!

You can also work out with Kayte at Equinox UES!

Who is average2athlete?

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We were first introduced to average2athlete when we met Julia Avery at a Civilian Military Combine Pre-Race Challenge at Reebok Fithub! Julia was so easy to talk to and we loved the story of average2athlete so we had to share them with you all!

Welcome to average2athlete! We’re Kayte and Julia, two friends who met at New York Sports Club and immediately bonded over our love of fitness and competitive nature.

We found ourselves constantly sharing workout ideas and recipes, so we thought, why not create a site where we can share our fitness obsession with a larger audience? Thus, average2athlete was born.

Our goal is to provide a little bit of insight on how to make healthier choices in both fitness and health, regardless of budget, busy lifestyles or anything else that might get in the way. We’ll post a smorgasbord of health- and fitness-related things.

Including yummy, “clean” recipes.  Workouts and exercises.  Random things we’re doing.  And our favorite swag.

Whether you’re an avid follower of every “fitfam” blog, a newbie just discovering the crazy world of health and fitness social media, or one of our friends that we blackmailed into following us so that we could feel loved, we hope you will find some value here. We don’t claim to be experts. Nor do we claim to have the answers to everything. But at the end of the day, we hope you walk away feeling slightly more informed, or at the very least entertained…

We’re here to show you that if you eat, train and think like an athlete, you will become an athlete!

Julia Avery
I was born and raised in Texas and am currently living and working in NYC. When it comes to health and fitness, I can’t get enough. I love working out, being in a gym, teaching others about fitness, stalking new recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and, obviously, sharing my cooking successes with others.

Gymnastics background, left that and gained some weight so joined the gym and developed love for running in college – led to running 1/2 marathons!

Over the past couple of years, my exercise of choice has evolved more towards CrossFit and high intensity interval training. Once I started lifting heavier and began focusing on performance and specific goals in my workouts, the muscle definition and fat burn just came along with it. And the most important part, I actually look forward to my workouts! And let’s be honest, if something is going to get my ass to the gym at 6:30am every morning, I sure as hell better enjoy it!

Dennys is my good friend and personal trainer, and I definitely would not be where I am today without him.  He completely changed the way I work out. He has also inspired me to get certified so that I can make a difference in other people’s lives, just like he has done for me.

The latest lifestyle change that I’ve made has been “clean eating” (at least 80% of the time). We’ll go into more detail in later blog posts, but it essentially involves eating REAL food, and for me, eating fewer grains and other foods that I’ve found my body has trouble processing.

Once I finally began thinking about food as fuel for my body, rather than thinking I had to work out all the time so that I could eat whatever I wanted, I really saw my body transform and all of the hard-earned muscle start to show.

Loves activities like Spartan races, etc.  Currently instructs at the Fhitting Room, NYC!

Kayte Natter
Personal trainer at Equinox in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, private fitness trainer, competition-prep coach and co-founder of the health & fitness blog, average2athlete.

Fitness has always been a passion of mine and has played a huge role in my life, but it wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I realized how much I enjoyed helping others discover a passion for health & fitness.

I grew up as a gymnast and cheerleader in Pittsburgh, PA and went on to cheer for the Fighting Blue Hens at the University of Delaware.  I earned my degree in Accounting, then my CPA and started working in the corporate world in NYC after graduation in 2006.  I continued cheerleading for the NBA and began competing in Fitness where I earned my Pro-Card in 2013.  After 6 years in an office, I decided to take the plunge and become a personal trainer at Equinox…and I’ve never been happier!  For more info, check out: Kayte Natter Fitness

What gets a2a Pumped?

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Exercise Excitement

FourC Fitness had an awesome workout last week with Kenny from Pena’s Fitness Method, he will be on our show on June 17th!!

Our guests, Julia and Kayte of average2athlete shared with us some of their favorite workout exercises:

-Squats
-Single leg dead lifts or some combination of them
-Kettlebells

More generally, from Kayte:

“I love metcons! Anything that is fast moving, gets the heart rate up, keeps me breathing heavy AND is over quickly is right up my alley :). It’s a bonus if I can measures my results and compete against myself!”

Metcons is short for metabolic conditioning, i.e. cardiovascular conditioning or “aerobic” conditioning.

Want to workout like average2athlete? Check out their awesome workouts on their blog!

average2athlete’s Hitlist Picks!

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The ladies of a2a selected two songs for this week’s hitlist!  The more the merrier according to us!

With the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend just past, signaling the start of summer, selected Summer by Calvin Harris.

Also chosen was Empire by Shakira, which we all seemed to consider to be a sleeper or rather a surprisingly good song to workout to! Check them both out via YouTube below!

Calvin Harris – Summer

Shakira – Empire

Go from average2athlete with this Tabata

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Compliments of the ladies from Average2Athlete, use your Tabata Pro-Time App to complete this butt-kicking workout!

20 seconds burpees (Kayte’s fav!), 10 second break.
20 seconds plank shoulder taps, 10 second break.
20 seconds speed skaters, 10 second break.
20 seconds push-ups, 10 second break.

Repeat for a total of 4 minutes.

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