Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bounce back from the holiday weekend!

I like to approach working out like a system of checks and balances.  If I know I'm going to eat badly or go out for a night of drinking, I'll work out harder the day before/after or BOTH...

Thoughts on bouncing back from the holiday weekend (which more than likely entailed eating crappy food and lots of drinking)....

1. Drink a lot of water this week.

2. Put in an extra cardio workout or two, sweating more will help get rid of the toxins in your body.
*Don't forget bursts of intensity are key, for 30-60-90 seconds increase intensity,  (speed, resistance, incline) in some way and PUSH YOURSELF throughout your workout

3. Use this week as an excuse to try something new, try a class you've never taken, push yourself past your normal workout time, find some way to TURN IT UP and WORK HARDER than you usually do this week.

4.  Try ditching bread, cheese and sweets for the week.  Eat more fruits and vegetables this instead.


5. Try to carry these habits into the next few weeks (Fourth of July is right around the corner!)





Friday, May 8, 2009

Shelley Johnson Testimonial

Shelley has been training with me for about 5 months now and she is a perfect example of why I love my job.  Two weeks ago she shows up for her session and says "I almost texted you from the mall yesterday because I bought a dress and it was a size 6!"...to which I responded that next time she definitely needed to send me that text message!  Shelley had low back pain and was seeing a chiropractor 2-4x/wk when we started training and she's since been able to discontinue the chiropractor, her posture has improved massively and the exercises she is able to perform now shock the both of us constantly versus when she first began.  Way to go Shelley and thanks for being my first video testimonial!! video

Thursday, May 7, 2009

ULTIMATE PLAYLIST MISSION!

COMMENT WITH YOUR FAVORITE SONG/SONGS TO WORK OUT TO...
YOU KNOW THE ONE THAT WHEN IT COMES ON YOU PICK UP YOUR PACE ON THE TREADMILL OR ELLIPTICAL, START PUSHING THOSE WEIGHTS A LITTLE BIT HARDER, AND MAYBE EVEN LET OUT AN AUDIBLE "YES!" IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GYM :P

I'LL START:
"Remember the Name " Fort Minor
"If" Janet Jackson


....YOUR TURN!