Anschutz Health & Wellness offers the total package

11:52 AM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Over 1/3 of the United States is considered obese.  The new Anschutz Health & Wellness Center in Aurora is committed changing that statistic by giving their members countless options to improve and maintain healthy lifestyles.

For the latest installment of Workin' it Out, Working it Off with the 9NEWS Morning Show, Susie Wargin visited the center to undergo a variety of tests and check out their healthy bistro. 

Susie had her body fat measured in the Bod Pod, an egg shaped chamber that uses air displacement to configure fat and muscle percentages.  She also gave a blood sample, took a strength test and a step test to determine how she fared in other areas - cholesterol, strength and cardio.

These assessment tests are just a fraction of the health and wellness equation at Anschutz.  The center also has state of the art exercises equipment that uses key fobs with computer chips so members can plug in to a piece of equipment and see what their workout entails. 

The bistro offers healthy, inexpensive food options and also conducts cooking classes.  Executive Chef Paolo demonstrated and shared his recipe for Breakfast Insalada:

1 egg, basted
2 Tablespoons water
1-1/2 cups baby spinach (approximately 2 ounces)
2 ounces strawberries, sliced
1/2 ounce goat cheese
2 whole wheat crostini, garnish
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Spray a nonstick cooking pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan. Crack the egg into the pan. When the egg begins to cook, add water to pan and cover. Cook to desired doneness (I recommend soft).
Arrange spinach on a plate.
Place egg on top of spinach.
Garnish with strawberries, goat cheese and crostini.
Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 serving
Calories: 171
Total fat (g): 8.5
Protein (g): 11.7
Total carbohydrate (g): 12.8
Total sugars (g): 5.2
Dietary fiber (g): 3.1
Sodium (mg): 210

For more information about the Anschutz Health & Wellness center, call 303-724-WELL or visit

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