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Labor day weekend is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about your Fall Fitness activities. Our new sessions begin on Tuesday, September 2nd, and the studio will be offering lots of fun things to keep your workouts fresh and consistent.
FIT Launch sessions are 4 weeks in length and give participants an opportunity to pick from a variety of formats. We offer ongoing small group training sessions that meet either 2 or 3 days per week, weekly drop-in classes, free community outdoor sessions, and monthly workshops.
I realize that people still disregard scientific evidence, proven over and over again, that deliver long-lasting results and still demand a quick fix to their long standing problem of over indulgence and lack of movement. So, I thought I’d share a few things from a fantastic article written recently in Health magazine regarding diets.
If you or one of your friends is indulging in some form of a fad diet, please consider the following 5 issues. Fads come and go, just like people who do fad diets and lose weight then gain it back after they stop the diet. DIET is a four letter word..don’t use it or do it!
- Testimonials with no proof: If you can’t Google academic studies, it hasn’t been tested
- A ban on entire food groups (fats, carbs): Balanced nutrition is simply a must
- Lure of a quick fix: “Anything that happens fast will get undone fast” ~ Dr. Pamela Peeke
- A requirement to buy lots of products: No pills or bars can chase calories away
- Unrealistic claims: “It works without the gym” or “Eat what you want.” = Garbage!
Take care of yourself this weekend! Eat well, move at least 30 minutes, and be happy 🙂
In health and fitness ~ Amy
Tomorrow marks the 1st of May and the beginning of a 30 day challenge I’m inviting my clients to take part in. Of course, I want to share it with anyone who is interested in joining the adventure.
Summer will be here before you know it, and now is as good a time as any to start getting more active in preparation for it. This 30 day challenge will run from May 1st-30th and is really quite easy.
Are you ready for it?
Exercise 30 minutes a day for 30 days!! That’s it 🙂
If you already exercise a few days per week for this amount of time, great! I’m challenging you to do more than you normally do, or do something you don’t normally do in this challenge. If you aren’t much of an exerciser then consider doing your 30 minutes in 10 min bouts a few times per day. It all adds up 🙂
Things that count as exercise in this challenge include:
1. Cardiovascular workouts (walking, running, cycling, swimming)
2. Muscle conditioning workouts (circuit training, weight lifting, strength training)
3. Yoga & stretching sessions
4. Foam rolling & stretching
5. Group exercise classes or workout DVDs
6. Participating in your favorite sporting activity
Ideally, you are incorporating 3-5 cardio workouts, 2-3 muscle conditioning workouts (on non-consecutive days), and copious amounts of stretching and foam rolling after your workout sessions. If you’re skipping any of these all important fitness modes, than be sure to add them into your 30 day challenge 🙂
Let’s make May a fitastic month! Get after it, get up and do something new, and start thinking health and fitness is a priority in your life for the next 30 days.
In health and fitness ~ Amy
With our annual OTBC (Outdoor Total Body Camp) kick off just a few days away I thought it was only natural to promote the benefits of exercising outdoors.
This article sums it all up for you!
Outside is fun, adventurous, social, fresh, exciting, new and a great way to get some daily exercise. Come and join us this Saturday, April 19th from 8:15-9:15 am on the Centennial Trail <<<<CLICK HERE for DETAILS
Don’t forget to bring a towel and water bottle with you!!
See you on the trail- Amy
We are just a few days away from Super Bowl Sunday, AND the 12th Day of the 12th Man Fitness Challenge. I wanted to incorporate a big send-off for the last day of the challenge, plus show off our 12th Man Fitness.
Below is a list of movements and activities, plus the reps and/or time to perform each. Think of it as a way to blow off a little steam and torch a few calories from all the chips, dips, and decadent Super Bowl treats 🙂 Read More …
In honor of the 12th man spirit I’ve decided to run a little fitness challenge for all you Seahawk supporters. Regardless of your fitness level you CAN do this. It’s easy, peasy.
Starting tomorrow, January 22nd, we have exactly 12 days until the Super Bowl. Your goal is to get 12 MORE minutes of exercise per day until then.
It’s that simple! Read More …
You are way ahead of the New Year’s resolution game if you’ve been taking part in our 12 week journey. You are exercising regularly, being mindful of what you eat and just taking better care of YOU.
As many people enter January 1st, 2014 they are setting goals to do exactly what we’ve been doing all through the holiday season. HSF participants have a great baseline and a consistent fitness habit already started..NOW its time to keep that fitness train rolling into the New Year.
Let’s start with the final few workouts for the last week’s challenge. Read More …
Family, food, drink and festivities will more than likely take priority in your life during these two days, but the good news is..you still have 5 days in the week left to workout and eat better. Read More …
10 days left until Christmas, and just a few short weeks away from the New Year’s and all those famous resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, eat better, do more yoga, or whatever physical goal you may have in mind.
Thankfully I know some of you have been participating in FIT Launch’s holiday challenges: 12 weeks with Holiday Survivalfit and our 12 Days of Fitness. Although the 12 Days of Fitness challenge wrapped up last week, we still have work to do within our Survivalfit Challenge.
Week 10 has a big goal..5-6 workouts! You can do it.. Read More …
Here we are! Day TWELVE and the big wrap up of our 12 day challenge.
You’ve made an effort every day for 12 days to eat well, exercise and be positive about your health and fitness behaviors. My wish for all of you is that you continue on this journey and make an effort every day to take good care of yourself.
We are still running our Holiday Survivalfit Challenge which encourages 4-6 workouts per week. If you still need an little encouragement to stay moving and keep active during the holidays then join us through January 1st with this challenge. Read More …