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My name is Dawn Sykes, and my journey with weight loss started in the summer of 2012, after my husband had a heart attack and had to undergo emergency heart surgery. After countless appointments with Cardiologists and Nutritionists, started thinking that maybe I hadn't always made the best choices when it came to food, exercise, and that I could be next on the operating table. Could not let that happen, I have a full life ahead of me, that includes 4 grandchildren. I have to be around to play with and watch them grow.I walked into this gym, with the attitude, that I would maybe last 3 weeks, then quit. But after teaming up with Jesse, everything changed. With his expertise, help, unconditional support, I learned about nutrition, exercise...

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Every year during this time, millions of people across the country make themselves a promise – a promise to live a happier and healthier life in the New Year. This is something we all want: to live a healthier lifestyle, to feel better than we currently do and to have more energy for daily activities.


One of the main roadblocks individuals face with accomplishing their New Year’s goals is jumping in full steam ahead without taking the proper steps to define what constitutes success. It is easy to say that you want to get in better shape, but by clearly defining goals, an individual will be much more likely to stick to their resolution.

If you’ve had trouble sticking with your goals in the past, here are a few steps to h...

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The holidays can be a difficult time to keep motivation at full swing. With family in town and great food on the table, oftentimes keeping up with your workout routine can be a challenge. That is why we have compiled some simple ways to maintain motivation throughout the holiday season, even with all of the excitement and fun activities.
Here are some tips to keep up motivation and stick to your goals:

  • Make sure to maintain consistency with your gym schedule as much as possible, even if that means choosing a shortened workout just to get your blood pumping.

  • Try to plan for training when putting together your holiday schedule. It won’t seem as difficult to work in a half-hour workout if you’ve planned for it in advance.

  • If you don’t already, try to workout early in the morning. You can be done with your workout and ready for the day when the rest of the family is just getting out of bed.

  • Can’t get out of the house? Try implementing bodyweight workouts to maintain your routine until you can get back into the gym.

  • Get out with the family and enjoy some of Idaho’s great winter activities. From hiking to snowshoeing, skiing/snowboarding and more, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy Idaho in winter. Don’t forget about impromptu snowball fights and shoveling the driveway with the kids as ways to burn some additional calories.

Remember, Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate and enjoy with your friends and family. It is perfectly okay to enjoy this time and celebrate the hard work you’ve put in throughout the year. By enjoying the holiday completely, including the foods you love (even if they aren’t the healthiest), you can walk into the gym once the...

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Our Axiom Perx member of the month is Oconik! Oconik is locally owned and operated, and has the largest selection in southwest Idaho of sports performance eyewear. They love helping people see better while doing the things they love. The right eyewear cannot only improve your performance, but also your experience.

All Axiom members receive 15% off any single item at Oconik during the month of November. This also includes custom eyewear and apparel, including Rx sunglasses, Rx eyewear, custom eyewear and accessories. Their staff is trained to assist you with selecting the best eyewear option for your lifestyle. Oconik makes it easy; prescription or non-prescription!
Oconik has all of your favorite brands, including:

  • Oakley

  • Maui Jim

  • Smith

  • Zeal

  • Dragon

  • Arnette

  • Kaenon

  • Nike

  • More!

2014 goggles are no...

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Many of us are familiar with Yoga as a method of exercise, relaxation, and stretching. While Yoga may be a very widespread method of exercise, many individuals aren’t familiar with Hot Yoga or what it involves. Hot Yoga traditionally consists of a 60-to-90-minute program featuring a series of varying poses and is held in a studio set between 95°F and 105°F. Humidity in the studio is also increased to reach upwards of 40%. For those who are trying Hot Yoga for the first time, you will want to make sure you are well hydrated. The first few times are going to be the most difficult, and if you ever experience dizziness or light-headedness be sure to take a break. Those who understand their limits and take the appropriate measur...

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It’s anniversary month here at Axiom! Over the past three years there has been a lot of hard work, amazing experiences, and resounding successes. Being a part of the community in the Treasure Valley is something special, and we couldn’t be prouder to call it our home.

2014 has been a year full of dedication, both on the side of our wonderful employees and from the amazing members of the Axiom community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you! And what better way to show our appreciation than with giveaways?!

Anniversary Month:

Throughout the month of October, Axiom will be dedicating our celebration to both our members as well as to educators throughout the Treasure Valley. All local educators can work out...

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Makes 4 servingsIngredients:For salsa:• 8 plum tomatoes, seeded, diced (about 2 2/3 cups)• 1 red onion, diced (about 1 cup)• 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice• 2 tablespoons olive oil• 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies*• 1/2 teaspoon ground cuminFor fish:• 3 tablespoons olive oil• 4- 6-ounce orange roughy fillets (each about 3/4 inch thick)• 1/2 cup all purpose flour• 1 pound haricots verts or other slender green beans, trimmed• Fresh lemon juice• Additional olive oilPreparationFor salsa:Toss all ingredients in large bowl to combine. Cover and refrigerate. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Keep chilled.)For fish:Preheat oven to 400...

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Serves 4Ingredients:For Halibut:• 4 (1 1/4-inch-thick) pieces skinless halibut fillet (about 6 ounces each)• 1 cup whole milk• 1/3 cup shelled pistachios (preferably Turkish), finely chopped• 3 tablespoons cornmeal• 3/4 teaspoon salt• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oilFor Spicy yogurt:• 1 cup thick Turkish or Greek yogurt (8 ounces)• 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced (3/4 cup)• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill• 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice• 2 teaspoons dried Maras pepper• 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to tastePreparationPut fish in a shallow baking dish, pour milk over it, and chill, covered, turning over...

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Makes 4 servings.Ingredients• 2 nectarines, pitted, diced• 2 green onions, chopped• 1 tablespoon olive oil• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice• 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger• 1 teaspoon minced seeded serrano Chile• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin• 4 5- to 6-ounce salmon fillets with skin• Additional olive oil (for brushing)• 2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds, coarsely cracked, dividedPreparationMix first 7 ingredients in medium bowl. Season salsa to taste with salt and pepper.Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush salmon with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander; press to adhere. Grill salmon until slightly charred and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per sid...

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