The holidays are over! If you participated in our Maintain, Don't Gain program, how did you do? I hope that you found it motivating.
Our next adventure is the Sports Core's annual weight loss competition: Lose to Win.
Earn prizes as you earn points for taking classes, working out on your own, stretching and more! The goal is to lose the greatest percentage of body weight in 10 weeks. There will be male and female grand prize winners as well as second prize winners. Whether you have a lot of weight to lose or not, this program will motivate you to create healthy habits that will last all year long.
It's a great program that offers a lot of support and accountability, so consider joining. There are also weekly nutrition classes just for participants...you don't want to miss those!
You can call the front desk at 920-457-4444 to sign up, you can sign up in person, or you can email me at email@example.com and I can help you get registered.
I'm looking forward to a great program in 2013!!
Good Morning! Today marks the beginning of the Maintain, Don't Gain program at the Sports Core. I told you in my last post that I was going to post stuff here throughout the program, but it turns out that you cannot comment here--and that's a big part of the program: knowing that other people are out there doing it with you and supporting you!
So I will be posting on the Sports Core's Facebook page instead. Check it out!
If you are a Sports Core member and you want to join, the fee is $5 and you earn a guest pass at the end of the program.
Questions? Email me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an article I wrote that recently appeared in The Sheboygan Press. Enjoy!
Q: I have a cold. Should I exercise or will it do more harm than good?
A: Follow the “neck up/neck down” rule when you are not feeling well.
If you have symptoms from the neck up--stuffy nose, runny nose, and/or slight cough but no fever--you should be ok to work out. Just take it easy. Work out at a lower intensity than you would if you felt 100%.
If you have symptoms from the neck down--chest congestion, muscle/joint aches, deep chest cough, swollen lymph glands, and/or fever--you should skip your workout and spend that time resting instead. If you have any of these symptoms, wait until they are completely gone before you go back to working out. When you are feeling better, I suggest that you lift less weight and spend less time on cardio than you normally do. That way your body has a smooth transition back to your more strenuous routine. After a week or so you should be able to return to your normal fitness regimen.
Listen to your body! Tiredness, fatigue, muscle aches and similar symptoms are your body’s way of telling you it needs rest and proper nourishment. Be sure to eat a well-balanced diet so that your body has the vitamins and nutrients it needs to fight the cold or virus in your system. If you stress your body with a workout when you are already under the weather, it will most likely take you longer to get over your symptoms.
So, follow the neck up/neck down rule, feed your body right and get adequate rest and you should be feeling better soon!
I know, I know, it's only October.
But before you know it the holiday season will be upon us with all of its requisite opportunities to indulge. And who among us hasn't struggled to maintain a regular workout schedule between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day?
The Sports Core has a solution: our new program "Maintain, Don't Gain." Participants will have the opportunity to earn points for various activities, and they will be given a weekly challenge by yours truly. I will also post, right here on this blog, a weekly inspirational quote and some trainer-ly advice. The program will run from November 19th 2012 through January 2nd 2013. Sign-ups will begin in early November--but latecomers will be welcomed with open arms!
So consider doing some maintenance this holiday season, join "Maintain, Don't Gain."