With the beginning of a new year many of us will make exercise and fitness resolutions. Statistics show that approximately half of those who begin exercise programs drop out within the first six months.Situations factors as well as personal factors will affect your exercise adherence and motivation. So how do you ensure you don’t set yourself up for failure?
Holidays and special occasions are often difficult times to keep with your 'healthy eating' regime. The same goes for fitness professionals, which is the reason this topic came to mind. Recently some friends and I met for lunch. When the waiter asked for my order I felt all eyes on me. It was as though the world had stopped...
For the last 4 weeks I have had the opportunity to run another Urban Boot Camp. Urban Boot Camp (UBC) is held outdoors from 0430-0530, Monday thru Friday. We are outside unless rain or lightning becomes a safety issue. Programming is such that all fitness levels will be satisfied with the intensity.
Like many personal trainers I take my work seriously. My personal training business was built on the fact that I was NESTA Personal Training certified. My work experience and holding several fitness certs gives me additional credibility.
Fitness boot camps are great! The 10th session of Urban Boot Camp UBC) has completed week 1 and we have 3 more to go. The sessions are 0430-0530 MON-FRI with a celebration 5k-obstacle event. Participants have varied fitness levels. A weekly fitness challenge is also up for the taking! A few of the benefits of this type of workout are: improved components of fitness which are cardio endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and lean to fat ratio (Body fat %).
HOOAH! We are ramping up to kick off another session of Urban Boot Camp (UBC) October 1st. UBC's 10th session is a big deal for me! The first session consisted of 7 recruits and was an 0430-0530 Hrs, Mon-Fri, 4 week event. We have reached numbers of 20-24 strong which equates to the number of recruits in a 'real platoon'!
Labor Day brings a close to the summer. School is in session, football is cranking up and fall is in the air! This is a perfect time to reassess your fitness goals. It's a good idea to take a realistic look at where you are in regards to your health and fitness. At the stroke of midnight on Dec 31, 2012, how would you like to make a resolution that did not include having to loose weight and get fit?