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March Employee Profile: Aaron Powers

March 10th, 2014

Contact Sheet - AaronWe selected Aaron Powers MS, ATC, CSCS, as our March employee profile. Aaron earned both his BS and MS in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo.  He is a board certified athletic trainer, and holds numerous certifications including: NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Gravity Personal Training instructor, and Power Plate Level 1. Aaron focuses on functional training that promotes movement and stability.  He says, “ The fitness goals of many have changed from mimicking body builders to functional movements that aid in the physical demands of daily life. Our clientele seeks overall health and body conditioning, including nutrition.  In turn, we promote a healthy lifestyle that encompasses all aspects of well-being.” Find Aaron on our Specialty and Studio Class schedule and check out one of his Gravity or Humansport classes, or attend his Bootcamp if you’re really up for a challenge.

 

Try his favorite healthy meal:

Hawaiian meatballs & rice (yields 4 servings):

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (8 oz each) chunks pineapple in juice, divided
  • 1 cup Hunt’s® Original Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey (95% lean)
  • 2-1/4 cups instant brown rice, uncooked, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup frozen chopped green and red bell peppers

Directions:

  • Stir together half the pineapple and 3/4 cup barbecue sauce in small bowl; set aside.
  • Mix remaining pineapple, remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, beef, 1/4 cup rice, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1-1/4 inches each. Place in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; spoon sauce mixture over meatballs.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir gently and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 16 to 18 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
  • Meanwhile, prepare remaining 2 cups rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter and adding bell pepper. Serve meatballs and sauce over rice.

Calories: 505

Total fat: 8g

Protein: 39g

Aaron is photographed wearing Metal Vent Tech SS in Heathered Frond and Pace Breaker Shorts in Heathered Black

 

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