Downtown Des Moines

  • Outsmarting the “Evening Binge”…

    “I eat great all day, but when I get home. I blow it.” I’ve heard this phrase, even said it myself far too many times. You’d think that, being a Personal Trainer and Gym Owner who eats, sleeps and breathes fitness, I’d have this issue conquered. The fact is that I (just like everyone else) […]

  • Terri’s Best Enchilada Recipe

    Enchiladas I always make a double batch of these and freeze half. This recipe will make TWO 9×13 pans.  They’re not low in sodium, but one enchilada with a big side salad with lots of onion, black olives, tomatoes and 2% cheese is filling. I’m a Light Ranch FREAK! But Target also has a better […]

  • Shake of the Week: Don’ be a PUNK-in

       Don’t be a “PUNK-in”…..Shake! Ingredients for the Shake 1 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 Scoop Proto Whey Vanilla Protein Powder 2 T. Pumpkin Spice Base Crushed Ice   Ingredients for the Pumpkin Spice Base 1 cup real pumpkin puree (not pie filling) ¾ cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla […]

  • Check Out our New Programs Starting in September

     FREE DEMO 9:00 AM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION Sign up with Brenda to try out this class for free! Back to B.A.S.I.C.S.-This is a T.E.A.M. Training Class that focuses on building a stronger foundation.  It’s perfect for beginners as well as advanced participants who are looking at building another layer to their training ability. […]

  • Every Runner’s Nightmare

    Help, I’m broken and I can’t run! If you run long enough, eventually something will hurt. It took 5 years before my first ‘broken’ experience where I hurt enough to alter my training plan. I was preparing for a half marathon so having a level of pain that put me on the sidelines was devastating. […]

  • ITC Farmer’s Market Outing

    ITC members formed teams and went out to shop the farmers market and pet a few furry friends. Then, they headed over to Centro to meet Derek Edsen (ITC Member and Executive Chef at Centro). There, Chef Derek showed them how to make delicious, healthy meals and shared simple cooking tips that add tons of […]

  • There’s No Change Without Challenge

    “I know what to do…I just need to do it.”  Are you guilty of using this phrase?  Still using it or know someone that won’t stop using it?  I admittedly have used it multiple times in my career of trying to find my fit-self….Looking back at where I came from: overweight medical issues (rheumatoid arthritis) mentally drained […]

  • Follow Through with The ITC Checklist

    ITC CHECKLIST Follow through Follow through. It’s the step that moves us forward from being a dreamer to being an achiever. As a new business owner, this is a theme that has been replaying in my mind often lately. Owning your own business means wearing many different hats. Delegation becomes paramount for success. It’s important […]

  • Important Dates & New Equipment‏

    Hooray for new mats! Sometimes it’s the little things in life… We have all new mats for stretching and floor work. We will be hanging them on the wall soon. For now, please do not roll the mats. Simply wipe them down and lay them flat in front of the mirrors near the equipment storage […]

  • June Updates

    New Equipment ​Be on the lookout for new mats and more foam rollers. Also, keep your eye out for updates regarding a drop in class for all ITC Members called “Stretch and Roll” on Saturday mornings. The class focus will be on recovery and repair. It will include a five minute warm up, followed by […]

  • New Toy at Our Downtown Location!

    We’ve added a top-of-the-line Keiser spin bike to our toy box. I’m a big fan of these spin bikes because it has gears, and a display that reads wattage (power output) and rpms. In my opinion, it’s the best spin bike out there. Lots of sweat to be shed and fun to be had with […]