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Delicious and healthy Granola – DIY

By Blog

Give this delicious Granola recipe a try!

1/2 c. olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil (melted)

3/4 c. pure maple syrup

2 tbsp. turbinado sugar (we used Sugar in the Raw)

1 tsp. kosher salt

3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats

1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

3/4 c. raw sunflower seeds

3/4 c. raw pumpkin seeds

 

Best-Ever Granola

  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl, combine oil, maple syrup, sugar, and salt. Add oats, coconut, and sunflower, and pumpkin seeds and stir to evenly coat.
  2. Spread mixture onto a prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring every 15 min., until granola is light golden brown and dry, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. For Ginger-Pecan Granola: Omit pumpkin seeds and reduce sunflower seeds to 1/2 cup. Add 1 1/2 cups pecans (roughly chopped). Bake granola per recipe instructions, tossing with 1 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (from one 2-inch piece) when it comes out of the oven.
  4. For Cumin-Thyme Granola: Omit coconut. Add 2 tablespoon each cumin seeds and fresh thyme leaves and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the bowl along with oil and maple syrup.
  5. For Spicy Sesame-Tamari Granola: Omit sugar, salt, and sunflower seeds. Use only 1/2 cup coconut and increase pumpkin seeds to 1 cup. Stir in 1/2 cup tamari with oil and add 1/2 cup sesame seeds and heaping 1/2 tsp cayenne along with oats.
  6. For Coriander-Almond Granola: Omit sugar, coconut, and pumpkin seeds. Add 1/4 cup coriander seeds (lightly crushed) and 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds along with oats.
  7. For Sweet and Spicy Granola: Omit coconut and increase pumpkin and sunflower seeds to 1 1/2 cups each. Bake granola per recipe instructions, tossing with 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder when it comes out of the oven.

 

 

Social media and design

By Careers

We are looking for a passionate and talented individual to join our team and become our Social Media Manager!

Why work for us?

Gold’s Gym has been a leader in excellence for over 45 years with over 700 locations worldwide! At Golds, we are committed to helping people find their inner strength and reach their goals. We offer the whole experience, with diverse group class schedules as well as the latest in cardio and strength training equipment. We pride ourselves not only on having the equipment necessary for people to reach their goals, but also the support from our entire staff. At Gold’s Gym, you become part of a tradition of commitment and excellence that has helped millions accomplish their goals and dreams.

Job Descriptions

  • Coordinating the production and publishing of high-quality campaign and branded content
  • Responsible for all social media accounts such as; Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, etc.
  • Participate at all in-club events and promotions
  • Ensure members and guests have a positive user experience
  • Develop initiatives to grow our social media presence through internal and external campaigns
  • Advertise for new promotions and releases
  • Involved in promoting the releases of in club training such as; GGX, GGPT, and PT
  • Help our team innovate in the content space and identify new areas of opportunity across the business that reflects upon Gold’s Gym brand values
  • Must have the ability to execute design elements and be familiar with adobe programs (Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) must also be familiar with photography and video

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-year social media work-related experience
  • Experience in the fitness industry is an asset
  • Top-notch copywriting, proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have a vehicle to travel to various clubs for events/promotions
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must have design skills and be familiar with adobe software
  • Must be able to take direction and work within a team environment

Locations

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Langley, BC

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: TBD

Please send resume to Zohair Shirwani

4 Arm Exercises That’ll Help You Feel Stronger While Kayaking

By Blog

We found this great article from Popsugar.com you might like by Victoria Moorhouse

 

Kayaking can be such a serene summer activity — the sights and sounds of the rippling water and the warm sunshine touching down on my shoulders transport me to a much calmer state.

On the flip side, kayaking is also really, really challenging. The constant paddling to propel the boat through the water makes my arms feel like jelly — as you can imagine, lifting the kayak into the back of my dad’s truck is quite a feat afterward. But I’m tired of cutting my kayak sessions short because I’m feeling the burn, so I’m tweaking my at-home workout routine and adding in arm exercises that’ll help me feel stronger in my paddle strokes.

“In order to get the most out of your kayaking experience and to ensure you can get through whatever the water may throw at you, you will want to make sure that your upper body, as well as your core, is strong to withstand the balancing act that is required!” Annie Mulgrew, an NASM-certified personal trainer instructor, says.

“With each stroke, your body is working to maintain stability, so adding strength training to your workout routine that focuses on your core muscles — especially your obliques — as well as your upper body, as mentioned before, will make you a stronger kayaker!”

In fact, Mulgrew says the sport also requires the use of muscles in the upper back, shoulders, your chest, and your biceps and triceps. You can start boosting your kayaking stroke strength with this short workout curated by Mulgrew.

Do each of these exercises for 12-15 reps using medium weights. This entire circuit can be done for 3-5 rounds. Rest about 60-90 seconds between rounds.

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