Recipe: Lemon-Cranberry Muffins

Recipe: Lemon-Cranberry Muffins

Lemon-Cranberry Muffins Total: 1 Hour * Serving: 12 INGREDIENTS: · 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided · ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt · ⅓ cup canola oil · 1 large egg · 3 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest, divided · 2 tablespoons lemon juice · 1 teaspoon vanilla...

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Spring is in the Air and Allergies are Here

Spring is in the Air and Allergies are Here

If you are struggling with allergies this time of the year, try out our Online Program and workout in the comfort of your own home.Join our daily ZOOM & YouTube workouts Come join the Seascape Village Fitness Online Workout Community.  Our web-based training...

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April Message from the Seascape Village Fitness Team

April Message from the Seascape Village Fitness Team

Message from Jim & Kathy We want to thank all of our Members for your ongoing support over this past year. Without you, we would not have been able to keep our business open through the Pandemic. With the roll out of the vaccines and the gradual reopening of our...

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Tomorrow Starts Today

Tomorrow Starts Today

Tomorrow Starts Today Benjamin Franklin once said; “With adversity comes opportunity.” The Pandemic of 2020 is one of the most challenging experiences that most of us have ever faced. Our lives, livelihoods, and lifestyles were dramatically affected and many have...

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Recipe: RED VELVET VALENTINE’S DAY

Recipe: RED VELVET VALENTINE’S DAY

RED VELVET VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPE ENERGY BARSMakes: 9 Bars INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Oats1/2 Cup Organic Coconut1/2 Cup (a little more than one scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder (I used Vega One)1/2 Cup Favorite Nut Milk (I used Almond)1/4 Cup Coconut Oil1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs or...

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Seascape Village Fitness Business Partner of the Month

Seascape Village Fitness Business Partner of the Month

April Umek PA-C, RYT Pacific Coast Aesthetics I walk by Seascape Village Fitness every day on my way to my office upstairs at Pacific Coast Aesthetics. Fitness is a passion of mine and is something we encourage through our business. Before the Pandemic, I was playing...

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Valentines Day Message from Jim & Kathy

Valentines Day Message from Jim & Kathy

Message from Jim & Kathy Happy Valentines Day from your health and wellness team at Seascape Village Fitness center. We appreciate your commitment to our fitness center, the community of Seascape, and to your own personal health. The importance of consistent,...

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Year End Message from SVF

Year End Message from SVF

Message from Jim & Kathy As the year draws to an end we want to say "THANK YOU" to all of you, and our Staff for hanging in there with us through this challenging year.   The Pandemic has affected us all in ways that we could never have imagined. We have endured...

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Movement of the month: SLAM

Movement of the month: SLAM

Do you ever just want to throw something? Not only is a Slam Ball fun to throw, done correctly, this exercise is a full body experience for Strength, Cardio and Core work. Here is a description of one version of a ball slam for proper technique. Squat to pick up ball,...

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A Message from SVF

A Message from SVF

Message from Jim & Kathy Dear Fitness Friends,As we continue to navigate through the Pandemic together we are amazed at the dedication and commitment that all of you have to your health and fitness. So many of you have maintained or even improved your fitness...

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Congratulations to Erin Tucker-Hastie, DPT!!

Congratulations to Erin Tucker-Hastie, DPT!!

I want to send a special 'thank you' to the wonderful Village Fitness community for all of the encouragement and support I was given in my pursuit of becoming a physical therapist! It was during my time there that my interest in therapeutic exercise grew and I...

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Fall harvest honeycrisp apple and kale salad

Fall harvest honeycrisp apple and kale salad

All the best produce that fall has to offer combined into one big beautiful salad! We could not love this combo of shredded kale, sweet honeycrisp apples, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, and crispy prosciutto more. Tossed with a caramelized shallot vinaigrette, this salad...

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Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 8 minutes | Total Time: 28 minutes | Servings: 4, 353 kcal  Ingredients For Salmon Burgers 1 pound salmon fillet 1/2 cup panko crumbs 1 egg 2 green onions chopped 1/2 poblano pepper seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime...

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Testimonial from Sue

Testimonial from Sue

I’ve been a member of Seascape Village Fitness (SVF) for over five years and workout 3-5 days per week. Prior to joining SVF, I would get injured easily, especially my knees. I also needed a weekly adjustment at the chiropractor for issues related to scoliosis. But...

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Recipe – Spicy Tuna Kebabs with Strawberry Salsa

Recipe – Spicy Tuna Kebabs with Strawberry Salsa

RECIPES FOR MAY SERVINGS: 8 kebabs CALORIES: 224kcal Ingredients KEBABS 1 lb tuna fillets cut into thick chunks ½ cup adobo or chipotle sauce 1-2 green bell pepper cut into chunks 2 cups whole California strawberries stems removed 1 medium red onion cut into chunks 8...

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Monthly Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup

Monthly Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup

It's officially soup season! This soup has all the necessities to warm you up during the cold weather. It is gluten free, low carb, and paleo friendly! If you have never made zucchini noodles (also called "zoodles") before, we highly suggest trying them out instead of...

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Beauty Bash Success!

Beauty Bash Success!

This year's Beauty Bash was a HUGE Success! ___________________________________ Seascape Village Fitness and Santa Cruz Children’s Charities raised $18,000 at the Annual Beauty Bash All the proceeds were divided and donated to CASA of Santa Cruz (Court Appointed...

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A Message from Jim & Kathy

A Message from Jim & Kathy

We want to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for being part of our lives. We are excited about 2020 and look forward to continuing to work with all of you on your health and fitness journeys. Our goal, this year, is to improve and expand our training and...

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December Recipe: Olive Wreath Holiday Appetizer

December Recipe: Olive Wreath Holiday Appetizer

This Olive Wreath is a delicious and beautiful holiday appetizer idea. You can assemble it in minutes, and it adds a tasty and colorful touch to any party spread. Servings: 6 servings   Ingredients Fresh rosemary Mixed olives Cherry tomatoes Mini mozzarella balls...

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December Recipe: Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

December Recipe: Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

Servings: 6 servings Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes   Ingredients 1 - 2 lbs. salmon 1⁄4 cup raspberry jam 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I use gluten-free vinegar)   Instructions Combine the balsamic...

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Monthly Recipe: One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

Monthly Recipe: One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

Servings: 5 servingsPrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes   Ingredients 5 (6 - 7 oz) bone-in, skin on chicken thighs 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp) 1 Tbsp each minced fresh thyme,...

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Message from Joe

Message from Joe

Hello Members! As your fitness manager, I am providing you with a brief message for the month November. Thanksgiving is near the end of the month, so it is a perfect time to be aware of our calorie intake during the coming weeks leading up the one of the biggest...

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Halloween Special Recipe

Halloween Special Recipe

{Healthy} Halloween Bat Energy Bites Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 10 bats     Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt optional 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats uncooked 1/2 cup rice...

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2019 “FOOD FOR FAT” Fundraising Holiday Challenge

2019 “FOOD FOR FAT” Fundraising Holiday Challenge

The time is NOW!! Join us by making the decision to beat the "holiday bulge" and support a great cause.   As the name states, "FOOD FOR FAT" is a challenging fundraiser where we will be donating to Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes based on your weight loss success. The...

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Monthly Recipe: Vegan Hawaiian BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos

Monthly Recipe: Vegan Hawaiian BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos

Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/8" thick slices1 packet Sweet Earth Barbecue Savory Grounds1 cup pineapple, finely chopped (can also used canned)1 green pepper, finely chopped1 small red onion finely chopped juice of 1/2 lime1 bunch...

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Here's a couple delicious summer recipes for you to try. Peach - Tomato Caprese Salad   Avocado, Tomato & Mango Salsa

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A Big Welcome to Our Newest Addition

A Big Welcome to Our Newest Addition

We are happy to introduce Stacey Smith, our new front desk and customer service position.Stacey has been local to the area for 5 years, and comes to us from New Jersey with lots of computer and customer service skills. Look for her friendly smile in the...

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Highlight on Clients and Staff

Highlight on Clients and Staff

This month we are recognizing our own Joe and Frannie! We are glad to see they both survived and shined at SPARTAN 10K - MONTEREY - The off-road challenge, no man-made obstacles, just the great outdoors and open trail. Joe is seen in the photo above with...

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Join the Seascape Village Fitness Team!

Join the Seascape Village Fitness Team!

Aptos’ leading Personal Training Center is looking for an outgoing, energetic, personal trainer/coach to join our team. We have created an environment very different from traditional clubs. Working closely with a Physical Therapist and within our 3,400 square foot,...

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Get Fit For Summer!

Get Fit For Summer!

Get Fit this Summer with our 6 Week Intensive Fit-Camp for Adults!  Choose your start date: anytime between June 1st - August 15th  $249 for 6 weeks of Unlimited Large Group Sessions (A $350 value)  

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Kids Summer Fit-Camps!

Kids Summer Fit-Camps!

Attention All Athletes! Stay on Top of Your Game with Our Summer Fit-Camp June 17th to August 5th (7 weeks) Camp 1: M-W-F: 1:00 to 2:00 PMCamp 2: M-W-F: 2:00 to 3:00 PM Private & Semi-Private Training Sessions also Available: T & TH: 1:00 to 3:00 PMTeams &...

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Jim and Kathy, 30 Years Strong!

Jim and Kathy, 30 Years Strong!

This month Jim and Kathy will be celebrating their 30th Wedding anniversary! They will be going out of town for a couple weeks this month to hike the high deserts of Utah and to enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation. The rest of our team will be...

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Membership Highlight: The Tut Family!

Membership Highlight: The Tut Family!

As a family we have been coming to Seascape Village Fitness for several years and we all have noticed a huge difference. Our bodies feel stronger, our and minds clearer, and life just feels better. We look forward to working out daily with the help of our...

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Monthly Recipe: Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Monthly Recipe: Seven-Vegetable Couscous

What's better than comfort food? Healthy comfort food! This recipe is quick and easy to make for when you need some warming up on a cold day. The best thing about this recipe is that you can modify the vegetables you want, add protein if needed, or keep it...

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Monthly Movement: Hammer Grip Chest Press

Monthly Movement: Hammer Grip Chest Press

While this variation of the chest press doesn't hit the chest as hard as your traditional dumbbell chest press, it is a great alternative for those who have shoulder issues. Keeping the elbows in close to the body with the palms facing each other puts less...

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Business of the Year!

Business of the Year!

Aptos Chamber of Commerce awarded 2018 Business of the Year to Seascape Village Fitness, for participating in numerous events to benefit the community, and raising thousands of dollars per year to support community organizations.Seascape Village Fitness is...

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Monthly Member Profile: Yvette & Todd

Monthly Member Profile: Yvette & Todd

I have been training at Village Fitness for a litter over four years, and have lost over 50 lbs since beginning. My husband now trains with me and together we are both feeling so much better. Todd has less pain and improved strength and flexibility and I...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Each February we like to Share the Love of Fitness with others. We would love for you to bring a friend or family member to workout with you. We know that training with your friends and family is more fun and more motivating, and will increase the...

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Monthly Nutrition Tip: D3, the Sunshine Vitamin

Monthly Nutrition Tip: D3, the Sunshine Vitamin

While we can try to get all of our nutrition from our food, we are not always able to do so. That is where supplements come in! Most people are D3 deficient even if they get a lot of sunlight. Click the link below to learn more about the health benefits of...

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Monthly Movement: Hip Thrusts

Monthly Movement: Hip Thrusts

Bret Contreras, also known as the Glute Guy, is the leading expert on glute strength and conditioning. While a lot of people train the glutes for aesthetic reasons, strong glutes are vital for good health. The glutes are not only the biggest core...

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Monthly Recipe: Tasty Eggplant Roll Ups

Monthly Recipe: Tasty Eggplant Roll Ups

Who said that eating healthy had to be boring and flavorless? These delicious eggplant roll ups are healthy and anything but boring and flavorless. They are perfect for a quick, healthy dinner. They are also both plant based and gluten free, making them a...

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“Food for Fat” Fundraiser

“Food for Fat” Fundraiser

Our annual "Fat for Food" Fundraiser is designed to bring awareness and to raise money for the Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes organization. Their Mission is to alleviate hunger among poor working families, farm workers, the elderly, the disabled, and homeless people...

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A Message from Jim & Kathy

A Message from Jim & Kathy

We want to wish you all a Happy New Year and to Thank You for being part of our lives. We are excited about 2019 and look forward to continuing to work with all of you on your health and fitness journeys. Our goal, this year, is to improve and expand our training and...

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Nutrition Tip: Healthy Eating Made Easy

Nutrition Tip: Healthy Eating Made Easy

It can sometimes feel as if we’re bombarded with information about the latest eating trend or buzzworthy ingredient. But good nutrition is really about having a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be...

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8th Annual Beauty Bash and Warehouse Sale

8th Annual Beauty Bash and Warehouse Sale

Join us for the Santa Cruz Children's Charities 8th Annual Beauty Bash and Warehouse Sale! We will be hosting the Santa Cruz Children’s Charities, Inc. once-per-year chance to shop for luxury salon haircare and skincare brands as holiday gifts at below wholesale...

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Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup

Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup

It's officially soup season! This soup has all the necessities to warm you up during the cold weather. It is gluten free, low carb, and paleo friendly! If you have never made zucchini noodles (also called "zoodles") before, we highly suggest trying them out instead of...

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Monthly Movement: Bird Dog

Monthly Movement: Bird Dog

If you have back issues but still want to train your abs, the bird dog is for you! Not only is this a great core exercise, it will improve your balance as well. This movement can also be modified for beginners and advanced athletes alike. Click the link below to learn...

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SVF Blog: Break the Cycle

SVF Blog: Break the Cycle

The Holiday Season has come and gone and many are left with the familiar feeling of regret after months of lack of exercise and overeating.  They feel tired, sluggish, and yes, out of shape and over-weight....again.  This is what we call the "Holiday...

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Summer Fit Camp

Summer Fit Camp

We are so happy summer is here, aren't you? There is no real way to describe the joy of living where many people vacation! The late evening walks are my favorite. I love the fact that the sun is still giving a golden glow long after dinner.You know what...

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