Protein for Body Composition and Performance by Dr. Mike Roussell

Ever wondered how you can improve your physique and performance with dietary changes? Well protein is an important staple for any nutrition goal. Join us on October 1st at the Rough Recess Gym to hear all about protein! Dr. Mike Roussell will be here to share all of his research. He will be teaching us about the importance of protein and how to implement it into your diet to improve body composition and maximize performance. Dinner will be provided!


A little bit about Michael Roussell, PhD:
-Nutrition Advisor for Mens Health
-Head of Nutrition at Peak Performance, NYC
-Cheif Science Officer for Intelligent Quisine
-PhD in Nutrition from Penn State University

Check out the event on Facebook and be sure to RSVP: Mike Roussell flyer - Oct 1st, 2014


Kids Rough Recess: 2 Important Reasons Why Your Kids Should Be Working Out

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 8.20.08 AMPerhaps most importantly, physical activity develops children’s self-esteem and confidence. Their ability to overcome challenging situations improves and they simply enjoy a better, sunnier outlook on life. In addition, our adolescent children can develop further social skills such as leadership and empathy. -Uta Pippig, Take the Magic Step

Do you remember playing outside until the street lamps came on? Kick the Can, Capture the Flag, Tag, using your imagination to run rampant through other peoples yards, climbing trees and coming back home exhausted… The days of easy exercise for kids is diminishing with unsafe streets, tiny new trees that cannot withstand the weight of a kid, poor diets that lead to low energy, and of course, technology that is taking the place of imagination. Consider getting those kiddos active in a safe ‘gym’ environment to help teach them how to exercise correctly as well as the benefits of being active.

Here are 2 important reasons why your kids should be working out:

Mental Health

  • Teaches valuable social skills in a group setting
  • Expends energy for improved concentration
  • Improves brain function and the ability to create memories
  • Provides calm energy for mental clarity

Physical Health

  • Increases cardiovascular health
  • Creates strong bones and muscles
  • Strengthens their immune system
  • Reduces risk of obesity and related diseases

Kids Rough Recess starts TODAY and runs 3 days a week, 12 sessions a month on Monday, Wednesday 4pm after school and Saturday at noon. Children ages 8-17 can participate in kid-friendly fitness where they will learn how to workout safely in a fun environment with an experienced personal trainer and group fitness expert. And don’t forget about YOUR fitness! We have 6 classes a day for adults…Family discounts available!

Please fill out the contact form and we’ll send you more info.

Meet the Rough Recess Trainers: Malaina

Rough Recess Trainer Malaina

Rough Recess Trainer Malaina

My name is Malaina Malik and I am a personal trainer at Rough Recess! I have been in fitness as long as I can remember beginning when I started playing basketball in 7th grade. I continued to play throughout high school as varsity player until I graduated from Plano West High School. I thrive and live the healthy and fit life style… the TRYMLife. I am so excited to be using my knowledge of healthy living to help others achieve their health goals. While achieving your goals, we will have fun and sweating all the way to your dream body! As your trainer I will treat you as I would want to be treated and look forward to being your coach!