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Holiday weight gain is over

gaining weight for 2012 is over – now 2013 is time to start getting in shape

If you don’t have a workout that’s a problem – if you joined a gym and don’t know what to do, that’s a problem

I used to work at a big gym and I was the “middle man” there – that was a problem for me as well

 

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2013: The best and worst time to start working out

The final two weeks of the year is staring us right in the face.  Looking back you can see people places and things that touched your heart and flashes of memories that you want to vanish forever.  I myself have been blessed in 2012 and can’t wait to run through 2013.

The new year brings one of my favorite times for business, the “resolution”

resolution

1. the act or an instance of resolving
2. the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
3. something resolved or determined; decision
4. a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
5. (Law) a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
6. the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements

There’s the dictionary definition, take your pick.   When people hear the word they typically think of losing weight.

I think that’s fabulous.

I have worked at the big gyms, owned my own business and have been a personal trainer going on 12yrs, although I see and learn new things all the time, some things never do change, like people starting off the new year wanting to get in shape.

This by far is the best and worst time to start working out.

It’s best because people are motivated, ready and helped along by encouragement of family, peers, and co-workers, and without some support its hard to  be successful.

On the other-hand, it’s the worst time to workout, it’s crowded, time-consuming, and almost embarrassing for some because of how they have let their self go.

Bigger gyms won’t help

$15/24hr  gym won’t help

Diet pills wont help

Starving yourself won’t help

Working out 2 hrs a day wont help

The only thing that helps is YOU – you have to want to make a change and accept the responsibilities  that come with that change.

The best help is self-help – you are the motivation, the resolution, you are the reason  I have purpose and self fulfillment in my own life – thank you

Beach body or beached whale?

Gym Memberships have their advantages no doubt about that.  Some of my best clients come from the gym bc they are overwhelmed with all the equipment, people and not knowing exactly what to do.

The whole reason I opened my training studio was to cut out the middle man and make personal trainers more accessible to everyday people.

New Years and Spring Break are around the corner and those every day people are going to want to be in shape, they need some good workouts to get that “beach body” some will want it more than others but the difference will be made in what you do from now till then.

It’s my job, I’m ready for this, are you?

It’s my Blog, I’ll Post if I want to

My favorite time of year is here bc everyone is mindful of getting the year started on a positive note with new year resolutions and fitness memberships.  My personal training studio doesnt peak this time of year but traffic increases significantly and we start to have more fun when we workout.

I haven’t been active posting on my blog lately but today I wanted to after this mornings Robin Shea Show and talking with the “beef industry” suits.  I wanted to get this down on my blog so I can always refer to it when I talk with people and specific body types.

“Every diet, every organic food, every frozen vegetable, fried tomatoes, grain-fed beef, farm raised fish, pesticide free crop will nourish your body, but not all is of good quality to eat.  Each human being on Earth will lose weight if they eat less than the day before, just like every book is a children’s book if the kid can read. “

I always choose Quality over Quantity and tell all my clients “EAT to LIVE not LIVE to EAT”

 

If you have questions or topics you want to read about please leave me a comment

Black Friday deals- GT Fitness Personal Training

Black Friday line

Image by tshein via Flickr

Are you ready for this?

Black Friday once again – I want to offer you a deal of my own

This time of year people start to think about fitness for their New Years Resolutions and I have these gift certificates ready to purchase for

1. current clients who do my small group training and

2. those who want to hire a Personal Trainer, I will tell you the price on Friday and you have up to Christmas to decide

If you are interested just reply and I will get you the info

THANKS!!

 

Little Update

Just got back from Holiday vacation

We took a trip to NC and visited the Smokies and Cherokee Reservation (I did get to play some poker too)

Now rested up we are ready to get to work.

Really happy to see people getting back in the groove, we had a great New Year but the spring was blah!!  Now that its hot outside people are getting back to it for summer vacations and school.

We will be adding some more structure to the studio and any suggestions  please let us know.  There will be Zumba and a NEW yoga class coming soon!!

Please text or email me for appointments to remeasure and get lined out for the rest of the summer.

Spring Clean your Fridge – Spring clean your Health

I Heart Cleaning

Image by Valerie Morrison via Flickr

Spring is here along with more sunshine and motivation to get things done.  During winter months when the weather is cold more time is spent indoors with family and the warmth from love and food keeps us going until Old Man Winter sleeps again.

When the Easter lily’s and daffodils are seen popping through, and all those little birds sound so happy at the break of day, only means one thing, SPRING CLEANING!!  I’m not talking about window washing or garage cleaning (good for depression), I want people to take the time and spring clean your fridge, spring clean your mind, and your body.

When the hint of winter is near, most animals scurry to eat and plump their body with extra fat to use as energy and warmth.  My belief is that humans feel the same way and we prepare just as well.   We depart the summer with a Labor Day celebration, we eat candy during Halloween, over stuff at Thanksgiving and Christmas than top it off with the Superbowl, March Madness, Valentines Day, and Easter dinner.  By winters end when add the months and times of eating with family, we have plenty fat storage built up and ready to burned for Spring.

Some of us plan New Years to make changes for weight loss, that’s awesome although the majority will fizzle by February.  If you have started a weight loss plan and have stuck to it and have seen results, CONGRATS to you.  By this time of year, some people are stuck in a plateau and not seeing results they once did in the beginning of a new diet or workout program.  You really  just need another boost in your nutrition or exercise routine to give your body a JOLT!!.

If you’re looking for another BOOST or trick start losing fat again here’s my Hi-5 to that

  1. Soda – clean out all “regular” sodas and start drinking less “diets” (aspartame)
  2. Cut Dairy and cheese consumption – good for calcium & protein but adds extra calories
  3. Don’t keep extra Juices – good for vitamins but adds extra sugar calories to your diet
  4. Frozen Foods (tv dinners, “health choice” meals) – easy to fix but pack extra sodium and carbs
  5. Sauces/dressings – awesome assortment of flavors out there but most are loaded with sugar and sodium to add taste

If you spring clean your fridge I am most certain your body, your mind and overall well-being will follow.  When you rid yourself of all those extra carbs, starches and sugars, your body will start to take shape by utilizing its natural fat stores from the winter for energy and you will see it all come together as the Summer months approach.  You have to have a balanced approach in your nutrition and physical activity focusing on both aspects because you can’t have too much of one without the other and expect great results.

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