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Curves
(360) 462-0550
718 W Railroad Ave
Shelton, WA
 
Bally Total Fitness
(360) 438-2800
200 Sleater Kinney Rd NE
Olympia, WA
 
Curves
(360) 943-6997
2735 Harrison Ave Nw # 415
Olympia, WA
 
Fit Stop the
(360) 956-3400
1025 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA
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24 Hour Fitness
(360) 943-0825
621 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA
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Personal Trainer

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Anytime Fitness Shelton, WA
(360) 462-2600
2121 Olympic Hwy N., Suites 103 & 106
Shelton, WA
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Olympia Bally Total Fitness
200 Sleater Kinney Rd NE
Olympia, WA
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Basketball, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Tennis, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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24 Hour Fitness Capital Mall Active Gym
621 Black Lake Blvd.
Olympia, WA
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24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Abundant Fitness Center
(360) 705-4412
2968 Limited Ln NW
Olympia, WA
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Personal Trainer

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Pilates At The Studio
(360) 701-3757
222 Kenyon St Nw
Olympia, WA
 
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Healthy Gains

Need to add extra pounds on a slight frame? Here’s a sensible way to do it.

By Lisa James

June 2010

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, Americans who are underweight don’t get any respect. The numbers explain why: While two-thirds of the US population is overweight, only 1.8% qualifies as underweight.

People need to gain pounds for a number of reasons. Some have fast metabolisms that quickly burn calories. Others engage in strenuous activities. Still others have eating disorders or chronic illnesses such as cancer.

It’s the last group that Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, CNSD is most familiar with in her job as national director of nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTC, www.cancercenter.com ). She says, “What we hear often is that patients spent a lot of their lives trying to lose weight, and now they’ve lost weight and they can’t gain it back.”

Lammersfeld says being underweight is no excuse to eat poorly. Junk foods are “high in omega-6 fats, which we know to be immune-suppressing,” she notes. “Those foods can also increase your cholesterol.”

The key to healthy weight gain is resistance training plus extra helpings of beneficial foods. “Most people who are trying to gain weight are under-muscled,” Lammersfeld explains. “With our patients we use resistance bands. Those are good for people who travel a lot.”

Lammersfeld says CTC recommends a standard weight-maintenance diet consisting of balanced meals with complex carbs, whole produce, lean protein and low-fat dairy. She suggests consuming an additional 200 to 500 calories a day by eating every two to three hours. “I tell people the easiest way to do it is to add one serving from each of the food groups,” she says. “That should allow you to gain a pound a week.” Foods rich in both calories and nutrients include nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew), trail mix, protein shakes made with high-calorie ingredients such as bananas, kefir, low-fat cheese and avocados (including gua...

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