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Recipe: Beef Vegetable Soup


Makes: 4 servings
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

2 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

2 14-1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes

1 cup water

1/2 cup loose-pack frozen peas

Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine beef chuck pieces, sliced carrots, cubed potatoes, and chopped onion. Sprinkle with salt and thyme. Add bay leaf, tomatoes with their juices, and water. Stir until all ingredients are combined.2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

3. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in peas and garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving: 269 calories, 28g protein, 29g carbohydrate, 4g fat (1g saturated), 4g fiber

Community Corner 10/26/2014


Susie Naye

Date you started at LAB5: I started the day Lab5 opened​

Occupation: International Flight Attendant​

Favorite Move: You mean “move” as in “short spine”?  Or did you mean “movie” as in “Something’s Gotta Give”?​

Hobbies: ​Photography, Cooking, International Travel, Reading​

Neighborhood: ​Pike/Pine Corridor, Capitol Hill​

Kids/Pets: ​Son, Kyle…36….lives in downtown Los Angeles​.  No pets, but fond memories of my Samoyed, Shasta

Comments: I’m be thrilled to be included in a newsletter about Lab 5.  It’s added to my life in so many ways with better health and new friends.  I have energy I didn’t have before, which is especially important when one is “over 50″.  Hah!​

Founders Corner 10/26/2014


Over the years we have given many reasons why someone should consider becoming a member at LAB5 Fitness. We were asked recently why someone should not join LAB5 and we came up with 5 reasons:

1.  If you are not committed to your fitness goals and don’t attend classes on a regular basis each week.

2.  If you need the latest fitness/health fads or gimmicks to motivate you.

3.  If you are looking for some “magic bullet to get lasting results and can’t stay focused with many proven time tested workouts.

4.  If you don’t need or appreciate the value of professional instructors to help you attain your desired fitness results.

5.  If you cannot afford the membership that fits your budget.

LAB5 Fitness is always here to help you reach your fitness goals and the results you deserve but it up to you to do your part and for some we are simply not a good fit.

Alan and Bonnie Cashman
Co-Founders LAB5 Fitness