This post title depicts the atmosphere in our XTREME FITNESS Makeover. Two weeks in and attitudes have changed from timid to I CAN DO THIS! Workouts are changed to ensure no two are alike and better yet they are productive and challenging. Thankfully nobody has puked which is really good because day one they learned that their trainers don't clean up puke. Self-confidence and determination is beginning to ooze from their pore. Congrats to these hard working women and onto week 3! Pictures next week!
The title of this blog adequately describes what happened the first session of week 2. The participants are in this program to improve their fitness levels, body comps and lifestyle. All the while having individual goals in a group environment. Okay- So what the heck happened last night?!?! A few words come to mind; loaded for bear and challenge me with a butt kickin! The workout was absolutely owned by each and every one of them!!! However one person stood out in the crowd. Each and every component of her comps had improved. How about that for an individual WIN!!! If the energy, dedication and 'want to' stays at this level nothing less than sucess will be gotten by all. HOOAH about sums it up. :)
If you are following this blog please help me cheer these gals on. They absolutely rocked their group workout this morning! Energies were high and with obvious determination they powered though RIP TIDE. In the coming hours I am sure they will be icing, foam rolling and stretching! It's a good thing we covered those 3 very important revovery items. :) If things continue as they are now there is no doubt what so ever that goals will be met and every one of these ladies will continue their journey. Check ya later and have a great weekend!
Although this was our first session these women were impressive. Following body comps and introductions the majoritiy participated in an Intro To Kettlebell Session. Doing so prepared them for what's coming down the pipe. The others rocked a water rower/kettlebell circuit. Each group is assigned a trainer. A portion of the training session is set for the group to discuss that days lession. FB groups allow us to break out with our coaching for some individual team coaching. It hasn't happened yet but I suspect a bit of team competition is in our future. At least I hope it does.... nothing wrong with some good old fashioned (fair) competition, right? After all there is a prize on the line!!!
Tomorrow we kick off a challenging six week program. 2 teams of 7 will work individually and as a group to rally up by improving their body comps and weight. The person who creates the most change will win a years membership to Balance Personal Training's FIT LAB. Throughout our journey I'll be blogging our progress. Let's all rally around all these hard working individuals!
A1 - Two handed swing :30
A2 - Goblet squat with overhead press :30
A3 - Alternate cleans :30
A4 - Alternate balistic rows :30
A5 - Get up ES :30 or TGU Alternate ES :30
Labor Day, the holiday that indicates summer's over is just around the corner. Where has the time gone? Seems like were we just looking forward to the Memorial Holiday and about to kick off summer. The older I get the more I realize time is precious and fleeting. Fact is I feel as though I should be working right now. Throwing caution to the wind, taking a walk on the wild side, here I sit thinking. Thinking about time, goals and the fact I need to get my 'ducks in a row' so to speak. Goals... yeah- I am extremely goal oriented. I wonder if your ducks are in a row. Do you have a goal? A plan? Or do you just wing it. Wierd how this turned from me to you. Enough said about my procrastination for the upcoming fall. It's time to get off-line and get busy. Off the top of my head my goals are to allow for more personal down time and run the SPINNING 8 wk weight loss program and to be the best trainer I have ever seen. However most importantly I'm going to worry less. My belief is that if we give all we have to give the outcome of our efforts will be ok. Maybe not perfect but most likely not an epic fail either. Summers is almost over and I welcome fall and all the changes it may bring. :) Enjoy the last few weekends of summer and I hope your fall goals are achieved!
Some people are risk takers and some are not. Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality. Are you a risk taker? It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was. My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding. Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not? Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'? Bam... slam dunk! The birth of the FIT LAB was no longer a dream. We are a botique gym located in Athens, AL. We offer group-ex and personal training all in the 'Functional Fitness' venue. My staff consists of qualified, amazing dedicated people. Their beliefs replicate mine- I am one lucky lady!! This blog is not what we have to offer but to reiterate that dreams do come true.
My question is; are you a risk taker? It appears I am!
Did you know 50% of Americans set themselves a New Year’s Resolution? My concept is people want to change themselves for the better. After all, most resolutions are geared towards personal improvements of some sort, which is pretty amazing! However the flip side of the coin is that 88% of all those who set resolutions from America and around the world fail. Sadly year after year disappointed minds tally up to about 156 million failed resolutions. However we can’t beat ourselves up for not meeting the goal. Did you know there is a science behind all of this? Your brain can’t handle New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because what we need to stick to the resolution is willpower. The prefrontal cortex contains the brain cells that operate willpower. For example that area of the brain is also responsible for staying focused, handling short-term memory and solving abstract tasks. Bottom line is when we set a New Year’s resolution our brain simply cannot handle it. To better understand how this works let say your resolution is at the start of the year, to quit smoking, start working out, and drop those extra 30 pounds you are carrying around. HOLD ON!!! BRAIN OVERLOAD and about the same as lifting a 300 lb barbell without any training!
To work your way to successfully meeting your New Year’s Resolutions the key is to make your goal a habit.
4 of the most common New Year’s resolutions are listed below and how to create the habit which will help in meeting your resolution:
- Resolution: Quit smoking vs. Habit: Only stop smoking that 1 cigarette you have every morning after breakfast.
- Resolution: Eat healthy food vs. Habit: Start substituting that 1 daily morning pastry for a healthy option such as fruit and yogurt.
- Resolution: Lose Weight vs. Habit: Every evening after work, do some time of exercise for 15-30 minutes.
- Resolution: Manage stress vs. Habit: Meditate for 2-3 minutes every morning after you wake up.
As you are successful in meeting the intermediate goals create new ones. For me life is about reaching goals. Create a plan, reach them, reboot and rebuild. I hope you too are rewarded by your successes!