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2 days ago · Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

Here’s our Apple Stuffed Pork Loin recipe that was recently featured in our Cooking Demo Classes.

Many who see the word “stuffed” in the recipe may assume this takes extra effort and some kind of “chef’s wizardry” on their part. But we will show you how simple it is as you impress your friends or family with this quick and easy recipe. Not to mention how healthy, well balanced and delicious it is! Let’s dive in!


Wed, Oct 11 9:59am · Apple Cider Chicken Recipe

This is our Apple Cider Chicken recipe that was featured in our September Cooking Demo classes. Enjoy this tasty dish for your family supper tonight!
Apple Cider Chicken

Thu, Sep 28 7:29am · Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin is the theme this month in our Cooking Demo & Dinner and a Demo classes. It is also the featured item at the Center Cafe where every Friday you will find pumpkin in the main entree recipe.

Calories: 97 | Protein: 3g | Carbs: 21g | Total Fat: 2g | Yield: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup

1 lg pie pumpkin
3 c. vegetable stock
1 yellow onion, minced
1 lg carrot, minced
2 ribs celery, minced
1/2 orange
6-8 whole cloves
2 tsp. fresh ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon – split in 2
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. canola oil
1 tsp. molasses
1 tsp. honey

Halve pumpkin and reserve seeds, roast in 400 degree oven for 1 hour. Wash seeds thoroughly and pat dry. Place in mixing bowl with molasses, honey and first cinnamon. Roast in 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and crunchy, allow to cool. Saute onion, celery, and carrot in heavy bottom stock pot with oil until well caramelized. Puree vegetables with vegetable stock and return to pot. Press cloves into orange half and place in pot. Bring to a boil and add remaining spices. Scoop out and puree pumpkin flesh and add to pot. Simmer to 20-30 minutes and remove orange half (cloves can be removed and juiced squeezed in if desired). Top with roasted seeds.

Wed, Sep 27 7:35am · Pool Workout

If you’re not ready to give up your swim suit quite yet, stop by the pool for this full body workout! Begin with the warm-up for about 5 minutes and then begin the workout. Perform each move for 60 seconds and repeat the circuit three times. End with a cool down and stretch. Happy splashing!

For more workouts, click here.

Tue, Sep 26 2:10pm · Treat Yo'self then Work Yo'self

While we want to indulge in favorite Halloween treats, we also want to be mindful of what we are snacking on throughout the day. This is a fun way to demonstrate the balance in activity and diet. For this challenge, try to perform the workout associated with the candy eaten. Grab a friend or colleague to join you in the fun! *Exact calories burned depend on body composition.

Mon, Sep 25 8:43am · Member Success: Michael

Member Success: Michael
Michael, a Mayo paramedic, wanted to make a change for himself, his family and his future. When applying for a specialty team for his job, he found himself needing to get more fit in order to be competitive with his colleagues and to have a chance to become a flight paramedic. After being turned down in his first interview, Michael lost some weight and was offered the job on his second interview. The job positions were his initial motivations for losing weight, but as he continued getting fitter, he realized he wanted it for himself. Consequently, Michael’s girlfriend at the time (now his wife) challenged him to do a triathlon, which he successfully completed in 2016 and 2017.

Barriers to his goals included his work schedule as he works straight nights. He also had to work on his eating and drinking habits by incorporating a lot more moderation and balance surrounding his diet.

“Specific DAHLC services I used were 1:1 wellness coaching and small group training. Jason was a huge help in goal setting and giving me some tough love when I needed it. Chad has been a huge help with small group training, and continues to be a help in my running game when I need advice or training ideas.”

Michael also credits his wife as being his main cheerleader for staying fit and supporting him on the sidelines at his many races.

“I think the biggest thing is just to start.  Every day that you’re active, is one less day you spend laying on the couch thinking about it.  Even if it’s something small or unstructured, the first thing to do is start!”

Additionally, Michael shared that what kept him motivated throughout his health journey was how good and confident he felt as he progressed. He says he performs better for his colleagues, his family and his patients.

“I started this journey at a weight of ~330 pounds.  I reached my goal of 180, so 150 pounds lost, but realized that a more healthy weight for me is right around 200.  So, that’s what I’m at, even after a week at the cabin.  It takes work for me to maintain that, but it’s work that I enjoy and am proud to do.  The other thing that I realized is that I needed to ultimately make this change for me; not for a job, not for anyone else.  Everything else just falls in line.”

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your inspiring story! If you are looking to get started on your journey but aren’t sure where to start, sign up for your free wellness consultation at the front desk.

Click here for more inspiring member stories.

Mon, Sep 18 9:29am · 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center’s 10 year anniversary on Monday, October 23. On this date 10 years ago, Dan Abraham and his family and friends, including former President Bill Clinton, gathered to dedicate the Center.

For this event, we invite all members and eligible members plus one guest (16 years and older) to visit the downtown facility for free and join us in the celebration! For activities and events, we will have:

-Facility trivia
-Cooking Demo with free samples from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Center Cafe
-An area set up to write your appreciation for the Center
-10 year anniversary T-shirt giveaway

If you want to purchase a 10 year anniversary t-shirt, click here. They are $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Mayo Clinic Community Giving Fund.

Dan Abraham made this Center possible for all of us to accomplish our healthy living goals, we hope you will stop by to help celebrate!

Fri, Sep 1 3:57pm · September at Club Kids!

At Club Kids we are excited for BACK TO SCHOOL time! Bring the little ones to make crafts, read books and do exercises all related to school. It was a GREAT summer, but we are looking forward to a FUN fall & school year! Hope to see you soon!


Abc’s…123s…We have them all this week at Club Kids! The kids will be able to make crafts, like sticker initials or counting cones, do pint sized exercises, such as Hopscotch or Exploding number jumps, read books, do math & writing activities, and much, much more. Don’t miss out on a super fun-filled week!


Squares, Circles, Diamonds, Stars, Triangles!

What shapes can you name? At Club Kids this week we will be having activities & crafts all about shapes! Mom & Dad, leave the little ones for 2 hours of fun while you have a nice , quiet workout right up the stairs!


Club Kids is Falling, Falling, Falling…..


“Fall” into Club Kids during the next 2 weeks for lots of activities, crafts and workouts from falling leaves to apples to acorns. We love this time of year & hope you do too! See you soon!