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Our Fave Muffins (made with wheat germ – ssssshhhhh)

Thanks to the Connelly Family for sharing these muffins and their amazing recipe with our GH Staff!

As an avid athlete and food fanatic, I need as much daily fuel as I can get. Just like everyone, I crave those sugary, tasty treats that are easy to make and even better to eat. On the other hand, I value everything that my body is capable of and want to provide it with healthy food that will keep it running in tip top shape for many years to come. Why not have both? Delicious and healthy all wrapped up in one!   

For those of you seeking out a way to satisfy those pesky cravings, while maintaining a healthy diet, try out GH staff’s favorite Wheat Germ Muffins. Don’t squirm because it’s wheat germ, they’re tasty so don’t let that ingredient make you shifty. These delicious, yet nutrient packed muffins, are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. As winter season approaches, cuddling up with a blanket, muffin, and some tea couldn’t sound much better. So put on your apron, get out the wheat germ, and get baking.

 

Picture credit: Max D. Gray, Jill Corleone, DiabeTV

Ingredients for 12 muffins:

½ cup toasted wheat germ

1 cup whole wheat flower

½ cup unbleached white flour

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 & ½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup organic sugar (Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar)

½ cup raisins

1 cup plain whole yogurt

2 eggs

¼ cup vegetable oil

RECIPE CAN EASILY BE DOUBLED

Steps:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients and raisins
  2. Mix yogurt, eggs, and oil and pour over dry ingredients
  3. Stir lightly and quickly to moisten – DO NOT beat
  4. Spoon into greased muffin tins
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 15 minutes
  6. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the muffin: if it comes out clean, the muffin is ready it is ready

Wheat Germ?

You may ask what is it about wheat germ that’s so beneficial for your health? Well, based off this Livestrong article, it is packed with essential nutrients, fiber, and protein, leading to heightened satiety and improving immune and muscular health (Corleone, 2017). Keep in mind that wheat germ is a highly dense and caloric food that should be eaten in moderation just like any other substance (Corleone, 2017); you do that and it’ll not only be great for your health, but also your taste buds.

I now encourage you to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. Cheers to a winter season filled with plenty of laughs, love, and tons and tons of delicious muffins.

Emily Orwig

GH Team Member

About Emily:

Emily is a new member of GH Sports Team as of this Fall 2017. She is a fourth year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying Kinesiology, hoping to become either a Physical Therapist or a Physician’s Assistant. Throughout her life, Emily has been in constant motion, always looking to stay active with sports and exercise as well as within her community. She is looking forward to all of the amazing opportunities and experiences to come and is loving every day that she gets to spend in beautiful San Luis Obispo.

Corleone, J. (2017). The Benefits and Side Effects of Wheat Germ. Livestrong.com. Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/article/508213-how-much-wheat-germ-per-day/

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GH Sports Slash Sale // 20-70% Off Everything

We’re cutting prices for our GH Sports SLASH SALE where everything in store is 20-70% OFF this one day only!

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20-70% OFF APPAREL & ACCESSORIES
You run, cycle, swim and enjoy fitness, right?! You’ll find apparel and accessories you love – ALL on sale. Brands like TYR, SPEEDO, FEETURES, 2XU, GH Sports & More!

20-70% OFF ALL RUNNING, WALKING & HIKING SHOES
You’ll get top brand running, walking and hiking shoes at 20-70% off. Brands like ASICS, Brooks, HOKA, ALTRA, New Balance & More!

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FREE ALTRA DEMO WALK/RUN @ 8:30AM
The specialty shoe company ALTRA will lead a free 2.5 mile demo walk/run at 8:30am. Go less or farther if you choose! Strollers and dogs-on-leash are welcome. Enjoy exclusive goodies!


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Learn about how Guide Dogs for the Blind are improving lives, one puppy at a time. Meet and greet puppies, learn all about the training process and apply to be a Central Coast Puppy Raiser.

 

Check it out on facebook.

GH Sports // 3765 S. Higuera, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 // (805) 541-6019 // service@ghsports.com


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Now Stocking Powerstep’s NEW G2 Recovery Socks

G2 Recovery Compression Socks

Always looking to keep the options fresh for customers and ensure various styles and options to best meet your needs, we keep an eye out for products that do just that! Recently we brought in a new type of compression sock from Powerstep – the NEW G2 Recovery Socks for Men and Women.

G2 Recovery Compression Socks

The G2 Recovery Socks are Powerstep’s 2nd Generation Recovery Sock. They have an improved fit and are designed with gradient compression to enhance circulation of lower leg muscles and help speed recovery during or after training, running or athletic activity.

•••EMBEDDED ACHILLES AND ARCH SUPPORT Added support for the Achilles Tendon and arch to alleviate aches and pains
•••SPECIAL KNIT DESIGN Helps alleviate shin splints
••• GRADIENT 20-30 COMPRESSION Enhances circulation for faster recovery
••• COMFORTABLE TOP BAND Holds sock in place without binding or constricting
••• COOLMAX® FIBERS Help regulate temperature and perspiration
••• PADDED HEEL AND TOE Reduce irritation

Have questions or interested in purchasing them? Check them out at GHSpots.com for Men and Women, give our GH Staff a call at (805) 541-6019 or 877-428-9447, email us at service@ghsports.com, or stop by our retail store (and manufacturing facility!) at 3765 S. Higuera, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 during normal business hours Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm & Sat 10am – 5pm.


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Athlon’s 2017 Senior Strength Training Group

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STARTING TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND 2017

• LEARN PROGRESSIVE STRENGTH, MOBILITY & BALANCE TRAINING PROGRAMS
• REDUCE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH ARTHRITIS, OSTEOPOROSIS & PAST INJURIES
• IMPROVE POSTURE & QUALITY OF MOVEMENT
• SLEEP BETTER & HAVE MORE ENERGY THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY
• BOOST CONFIDENCE & CAPACITY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
• ENJOY SOCIAL TIME WITH A FUN & SUPPORTIVE GROUP
• LEARN THE SKILLS TO FEEL CONFIDENT WORKING INDEPENDENTLY IN THE GYM

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FOR MORE INFO
CALL 805-546-6070


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38th Annual SLO Tri – Made in SLO!

This year marks the 38th year folks have traveled from places all over (Hawaii, San Francisco, Oregon, Bakersfield) to continue their tradition of participating in this unique, family-friendly, low-key, #MadeInSLO Triathlon – The SLO Tri – held on Sunday, July 23, 2017. We were there once again with our GH Booth (our 38th Annual Booth!) and excited to share a few of our own event-favorites with you.

Celebrating Triathletes & The Race Director
To us, this year’s superman-style logo celebrated the triathletes – Supermen & Superwomen in their own rights. It also represented Rich Ogden who has been an extremely successful Race Director of the SLO Triathlon for as long we can remember. He retires this year from the City of San Luis Obispo and steps down as the race director. He will pass the torch to the new 2018 SLO Tri Director, and he will be greatly missed.

 

Being Inspired by “Cool” People
Cool defined here as toughest-of-the-tough, goal-driven, yet super down-to-earth! From left to right. Brian is congratulated with his first GH Sunglasses at our booth after crossing the finish line!! He had picked up his first official tri shorts at GH the day before  to complete his first Triathlon at the SLO Tri.  Laura gives us a glimpse of her gold that boasts her motto “Iron Women Never Rust.” She shows off her 56-year-old guns after sharing her stats that include…13 iron distances (5 in Hawaii) and the Women’s course record holder in ’90 and ’95 at Vineman!

 

Giving Away A Pair of Shoes – much deserved!
Lucky winner, Alan Huff, was drawn at random to come by GH Sports to pick out his favorite running shoe from our Famous Shoe Wall. Our gift to him; a well-deserved celebration.

 

Warming Our Hearts; So Thankful
It’s special to be involved in an event like the SLO Tri where the community is celebrated, fitness is rewarded, and traditions are maintained. Looking forward to many more SLO Tri booths to come!

 

Experienced and authored by…

Jami Fawcett
GH Marketing Manager

 

About Jami:
Jami has worked at GH Sports since 2012, specializing in marketing and customer outreach. A former marathon runner and barre instructor, Jami now stays moving alongside her active toddler and husband,  sneaking away whenever possible to the gym or the pool for a swim. Her favorite things about GH are “that we manufacture our apparel on site in San Luis Obispo, California and that we genuinely care about helping our customers and our community.”

 

 


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Table Mountain Rowing Club takes 2017 Southwest Masters Regional Championship in full swing!

It was a hot day on Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA for the 2017 Southwest Masters Regional Championship on Sunday, July 16. The Table Mountain Rowing Club beat that heat in full swing, taking home one gold and two silver medals.  Give ’em a shout out for their wins on their facebook page.

 

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Above, a portion of the Table Mountain Rowing Club crew show off their medals with well-deserved big grins.

Thanks Table Mountain for TeamingUP! with GH Sports, choosing the GH Journey Top as your team shirt.