Let me start out with a few facts from the National Weight Control Registry(1):
Registry members have lost and average of 66 pounds and kept it off for 5.5 years.
98% of the participants modified their food intake.
94% increased their physical activity.
Most reported eating a low calorie, low fat diet and doing high levels of activity.
78% eat breakfast everyday.
75% weigh themselves once a week.
62% watch less that 10 hours of TV per week.
90% exercise, on average, about 1 hour each day.
What this comes down to is that these people made changes in their routines.
Follow me as I begin my teaching journey with the Zumba program. My first step in becoming a Zumba Instructor is to attend “Zumba Basic Steps Level 1”. Once I complete the training process I will be adding Zumba to my Group Fitness classes. Stay tuned!
What is Zumba? If you are looking for a calorie incinerator that’s both exciting and fun, Zumba is the workout for you.
ABOUT ZUMBA® FITNESS
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about.
This is my second attempt at writing this blog post because I deleted the first one...so it is not going to be as indepth.
The TRX is an effective means of maintaining strength over a 4 week period while also relieving any joint pain and increasing stability in the hip and scapula.
Bench Press - no change from pre test to post test
Seated Row - no change from pre test to post test
Single leg Squat - increase in both legs with a marked improvemet in right leg due to increased hip stability.
The placebo effect is really just a great example of the body's innate ability to heal. For a long time it was a thorn in the sides of researchers, which out of this frustration we birthed the gold standard of research, the double blind study. In this type of research, there is random assignment and neither the researcher nor the patient knows if they are in the control group or the experimental group. It is said that 35% of people respond very well to placebos. Depending on what you are looking at the range of the Placebo Effect can be anywhere between 0 and 80%.
After a short trial of working as a orthopedic medical assistant, which was very interesting, I decided that Fitness is still my first love. Getting back in and gaining new clients is tough but worth it! It's great to be welcomed back by my previous clients and club. I've never blogged before either, so just feel like I'm blabbing, yep!
I've had the privilege of working for IDEA for just a little bit over four years now and have seen first hand how IDEA "Inspires the World to Fitness" but maybe because of my IT/Design background have yet to be fully "Inspired" myself. That is until 3 weeks ago.
I had to teach two bootcamp classes Friday, one afternoon and one evening.
Here is what we did!
Equipment: Bench with 2 risers, mat, weights for super shaper, wood chop, row to fly, and roll backs. 2 sets: heavy and light if possible.
Warmup 5 minutes: Jacks, Fast feet, knees up, jump rope, jog in place, mountain climbers
Repeat each round 3 times.
Today, I was talking with someone that is exercising and has been working out on various exercise machines, one specifically came in our communication. The exercise apparatus that came up in the discussion was an aided combination dip and pull-up weight system. This machine simulates the effect of a spotting aid, by enabling the exerciser to adjust a counter weight. However, this machine is not actually spotting the person using it and should still be regarded as spotting needed.
Ok, why would you spot someone using this type of exercise equipment?
Healing does not take place in the fast lane nor does it happen when we are going in all sorts of directions. Learning how to replenish yourself and tap into your own strengths during challenging situations takes practice. This practice starts with the awareness of what triggers your joy, what sabotages your efforts, your hopes and your dreams. Have you thought about what replenishes your psyche so you can keep doing what you do - so you can continue to inspire and make differences in those around you? Here are five attributes that have become very meaningful in my life.
I ran 2.65 miles this morning, not fast by any means-or better yet, probably not even considered a run. My knee felt like nothing was wrong with it when I woke up, when I ran, afterwards, until I was at church and sitting, then it started to feel a little achy. Not as bad as yesterday though. Doctor said no long runs, so the short ones will do and that's fine with me. Remember to do something that will not make your injury worse...still waiting for MRI....and doing a lot of housework just in case I do need to stay off this leg for whatever reason in the near future!