lululemon Huntsville is helping promote local, fitness businesses by presenting free fitness classes for the next several days. I sent this out a little late for the first two, but plenty of classes left to check out.
We will be offering a free boot camp on Saturday from 830-930am at Weatherly Elementary School. All you need to bring is a mat and some water.
I can't guarantee that I will be rocking lulus, but I can guarantee you will get in a great workout and have fun while doing so.
Take advantage of these classes!
This is the time of year when stuff gets real. So much to do, so many places to go, and so much food!
What typically happens? You wear yourself out, put on a few pounds, and end up getting sick.
It is very common. Combining stress, with less sleep, and high calorie foods and drinks makes for a dangerous recipe.
Not this year! I've got the perfect solution for you.
You may think that you could never stick to a program like this, that it is probably too difficult for you to finish, and that you won’t get results. Those concerns are exactly what I was trying to overcome when coming up with this program!
I didn’t want this to be something only the elite and advanced people can complete. This HAD to be designed so anyone and everyone could have success.
In this program, you will get 3-5 workouts each week for 21 days. These workouts are designed to fit any fitness level and leave you feeling accomplished and challenged all at the same time. From the person just starting their fitness program to the most advanced fitness enthusiast, you will be challenged from our workouts, but you will also have a great sense of accomplishment throughout the program.
In fact, most of our clients started out feeling scared, out of shape, and nervous that they wouldn’t fit in. Now they can’t wait to come in and work out with their new friends!
Along with these workouts, we have an easy-to-follow meal plan that you can customize to your needs. This includes recipes, the meal plan, and more!
The best part about the meal plan is that this isn’t a starvation diet, either! You will be eating plenty of healthy foods at the right times to turn your body into a fat-burning machine!
Those two things, combined with the coaching and accountability you get in the program, will lead to incredible results.
A program like this could easily sell for over $200! People pay for results, and I am guaranteeing that you get results from this program.
But I don’t want price to keep you from getting the best results of your life. With this in mind, I’ve decided to discount this program to just $79!
Training, nutrition, accountability, and coaching—all for just $26/week!
There is one catch, however…
Because our classes are going to be indoors a lot with the cold weather, we only have room for 2 people per time slot.
So if you are ready to tighten up that tummy, trim down those thighs, and tone up those arms, make sure to register for our 21-Day Rapid Fat Loss Program!
Here’s how to register: -Click here ---> 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss
-Look for the 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Camp
-Then select the time slot that works best for you (530am, 830am, 530pm)
-And then just follow the prompts from there.
This program will start on December 1st, one week from today. Set the tone for 2015, by ending 2014 with a bang!
If you ask people who have known me for years to describe me using only one word, I am pretty sure they would say sassy. That is probably why I was asked to go on a podcast called the Sassy DIY Weddings Podcast.
It has Do-It-Yourself tips and tricks for brides. Jerry, the podcasteer (it should be a word), asked me to be on to provide tips for brides to get ready for their special day.
I gave 4 sassy tips and a wedding whoops that could also apply to getting ready for any event you want to look your best for. And a cool part about this link is that Jerry breaks down the tips for you. So if you're in a rush you can still read the tips quickly or you can download the audio and listen to the whole thing later.
Check it out here:
I don't know if you know this about me, but I don't have cable. It is no problem at all for me, except for a very important time of the year.
It is a big deal at my house when there is a good game on one of the 4 channels I can pick up. So last weekend was awesome because there were TWO big games I could watch.
If you keep up with football, you probably know that I could start watching at 230pm and watch until almost midnight. I love college football, so this was going to be a great day.
I will break down what my activity level for that day looked like:
-Lots of it
-Lots of it
Now I did do 500 squats and a bunch of pushups, while I watched Auburn play Texas A&M. Just enough exercise to tighten up my hamstrings and lower back, make myself walk funny, and then right back on the couch I went.
All was well (other than Auburn losing), until the next morning. I was rushing around getting ready for church, tried to put on my socks, and strained my lower back.
I couldn't believe it. Aren't I supposed to be in shape?
Then I looked at my day before. Too much sitting, too much crappy food in my system, dehydrated, tight and stiff muscles exercising and not cooling down properly.
Lifestyle choices. If you get hurt it is usually a combination of things that lead up to it and often times it is the things you do every day.
You can't expect your body to jump from couch potato straight into exercise, right back into couch potato mode, and not suffer the consequences.
I workout almost every day. Lift a lot of heavy weights, flip tires, run sprints, etc... Do I hurt myself doing that? Nope. Dang couch does me in.
So don't be like me this weekend. Stay hydrated, eat healthy, don't be trapped in the couch, and get out and move.
530am, women passing pumpkins back and forth in a parking lot while holding a squat. Nothing weird about that.
Do you keep up with the latest trends in Hollywood? I do because I'm a giver. No need to thank me, it's my calling.
Waist training is one of the latest fads. My official statement on this trend is as follows:
Here's a little secret for you, Beyonce had a great body before she had ever heard of waist training.
Just in case you aren't aware of them, waist trainers (or waist cinchers) are supposed to "tighten your core, increase perspiration, release toxins, and metabolize fat". I guess the name Fat Smasher had already been trademarked, so they had to go with waist training.
Let's go through a few of those points:
-Just because your clothes are tight on your core does not mean the muscles of your core are being tightened. Once you unleash them from their bondage, they will flee back to their natural habitat.
-Darn right you are going to sweat! Jam me in a cat lady suit and I will lose 10 pounds of water weight pretty quicks. And you will lose your lunch if you look at me.
Sorry for putting that mental image in your head.
Water weight that you have lost comes right back on when you drink water. This is the same reason that sauna suits don't work either.
Stay away from sauna suits too.
-On the plus side, sweating does reduce toxins so they got that going for them.
-You won't lose fat. Your fat is being shoved and crammed into different regions of your body. It's still there, it's just probably behind your ear or some other weird place.
Don't fall for gimmicks and things that seem too good to be true. Move more, eat better, and wear clothing that allows you to breathe.
You will be much more successful in the long term and you will not compromise your health.
As a fitness expert, I have put many hours of research into discovering the perfect time to start an exercise program. I want to share this valuable research with you. The perfect time is:
Right now, today, this moment is the best time. Otherwise you will fall victim to The Law of Diminishing Intent.
The Law of Diminishing Intent says, “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.”
I have seen this law live to be true several times in my life. Don't overanalyze it, this is not a 50 step process.
What can you do today to start that momentum in right direction? Go for a walk, do a few pushups, get some sunshine, ride your bike.
Doesn't matter how small you start, the point is to start. And if you've been exercising for awhile, but you have been in a rut the same rules apply.
Something needs to change TODAY to start the process of changing your body. Lift heavier weights, run faster, walk further.
It's never too early to challenge yourself. Don't let failure keep you from trying to better yourself.
What is the one thing you are going to do TODAY to either get started or get to that next level? E-mail me at info@HuntsvilleBootCamp.com and let me know.
I would love to help you accomplish your goals, so let me know how I can help.
I was at the pharmacy last week picking up a prescription for my son. That is a scary place.
Multiple people my age (late 30s) picking up 6 or 7 prescriptions for themselves. All the braces, incontinence products, quick fix nutrition items, etc...
Do you know that 75% of health care costs are from chronic disease? Chronic diseases can be: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
Chronic diseases are preventable! This is depressing, but also inspiring to me.
This is from the CDC: Four common, health-damaging, but modifiable behaviors—tobacco use, insufficient physical activity, poor eating habits, and excessive alcohol use—are responsible for much of the illness, disability, and premature death related to chronic diseases.
I had been going through one of those times where eating healthy just seemed like such a stinking hassle. Does that ever happen to you?
A person has limits with how much chicken and salad they can eat. But the trip to the pharmacy got me back on track.
My goal is to get older, but not to age like the majority of our population is right now. Some of it is out of my hands, but I control what goes into my body and I control my activity level.
And so do you.
Don't accept that you have to be reliant on pills and potions to get through life. One of the greatest parts of my job is getting e-mails and texts from my clients excitedly telling me they are kicking blood pressure and cholesterol meds to the curb after a great report from their doctor.
Don't accept the fate most Americans see as inevitable. You have the power to change your future, make your health a priority.
If you are a parent of a teenager, first of all my condolences for what you are going through. I coached middle school football for 7 years and it was a very unique experience.
Mood swings, hormone changes, breaking down in tears at strange times. It actually did a great job of preparing me for what I'm doing now. Kidding! But not really...
I'm joking around, but if you have a teenager there is something serious you need to know. If your teen is overweight now, there is a good chance he or she will become overweight for the rest of their life.
Studies have shown that overweight teens have a 50-80% greater chance of becoming overweight adults.
It makes sense if you start thinking about why most teens are overweight. They have developed poor nutrition and exercise habits over the years and they take those habits into adulthood.
It is your job as a parent to prepare your child for life and that includes teaching them how to lead a healthy lifestyle. You can't do that, if you aren't living it yourself.
I know you would do anything for your children. So this is your chance to give your child something that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
-Teach them about reading food labels.
-Let them know the dangers of processed food, fast food, and sodas.
-Help them find active hobbies that they enjoy.
-Teach them how to cook and prepare healthy, delicious meals on a budget for when they leave your house (hopefully).
-Help them discover that exercise is not confined to a treadmill and weight machines.
There are a hundred things you can teach them, but the main thing is to teach them something! If you don't know these things, there is no better way to learn than teaching.
Educate yourself or get help, but make sure you do something because this is a very important topic that is often overlooked. Today is always the right day to start and now is always the right time.
PS-if you have younger kids, it is never too early to start teaching them.