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11 Simple Nutrition Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By: Rikki Cortese The holidays, such a wonderful time of year, yet can be so stressful! All of the parties, entertaining, dining out, and added stress from shopping, wrapping, organizing can easily add those unwanted pounds to your waistline. Do you remember how you felt on January 2nd? Follow these steps and we can guarantee […]

Apple Marshmallow Cups [Eat Clean Friday]

Apple Marshmallow Cups From: Rikki Cortese Ingredients: 1 apple (I used Granny Smith, but also love Fuji and Red Delicious) Nut butter of your choice (I used Justin’s Peanut Butter)* Chopped nuts (I used pecans, but feel free to substitute with walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc. or a mix) Mini Marshmallows Slice apple in half and […]

Proper Pressing for Serious Strength [Train Smart Wednesday]

Good Day! Coach Jeff Hermann here again to provide you with some sweet training tips for our weekly “Train Smart Wednesday” content! In this article, I will be going over the importance of hand placement and elbow positioning as it relates to pressing a barbell from the front rack position to over head. So lets […]

How to Stop Procrastinating [Motivation Monday]

Good afternoon! Welcome back to this week’s “Motivation Monday” post, on How to STOP Procrastinating! You know, it’s inevitable for all of us. We have all been guilty of putting something off longer than we should, even though we KNOW deep down we need to get started. For example… Let’s say you want to start […]

Garlic Paprika Pumpkin Seeds [Eat Clean Friday]

[Originally featured on TheHealthyHappyGirl.com] Hey guys! Rikki Cortese here – I have a GREAT recipe to share with you today to try out after you’re done carving your pumpkins for Halloween! Be sure to save those pumpkin seeds! Enjoy 🙂 Garlic Paprika Pumpkin Seeds Yields: 1 serving Pumpkin-seeds Prep Time: 10 min Ingredients: 1 cup […]

Simple Stretches for Tight Hips and Ankles [Train Smart Wednesday]

Morning guys! Two areas of the body that seem to be a very common problematic area of tightness are in the hips and ankles. Tight hips and ankles can not only be a hindrance to certain movements in the gym or your sport, but they can also cause pain and stiffness in areas that will […]

CTS Referral Contest Details!

Hey guys, I finally have all the details for the CTS September Referral Contest! The contest will officially begin today, September 3rd and will run for 4 weeks, ending on October 3rd. The prizes that we will be raffling are: (2) Tickets to a San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders Game! ($165 value) (1) Nutrition […]

CTS Referral Contest!!

Hi there, I hope all is well with you and you or your young athlete(s) keep getting great results in your quest to become the best version of yourself! I wanted to write you personally today for a number of reasons and let you know we have some really cool happenings going on this coming […]

Train Like an Athlete For Life?

Hey, Just a few more quick updates before I get to the goods of this post. This Friday, October 1st is the big day! As of October 1, CTS Strength & Conditioning will officially be ready to start beginning the move-in to our facility, located at 1755 Industrial Way #21 in Napa, CA. I’m excited! […]