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Are boot camps for you?

Senario:   (1)  You used to work out but life has gotten in the way and you haven't seen the inside of a gym in a very long time. (2)  You work out on a regular basis and are looking for something to take your fitness up a notch.You see an advertisement, flier or a collegue mentions a local fitness boot camp is getting ready to start.  Your interest is peaked but you just don't know if you can do it.  Questions like 'can I do it' come to mind. 

The weekend is here!

What are your weekend plans?  Most of the time it seems we have chores that need doing. Summer is here which means yard work, car washing etc.  Keep in mind we are able to do our chores more efficiently and with less wear and tear on our bodies if we work out on a regular basis.  We may even be up for a bike ride, game of tennis or golf when our work is done. :)   Enjoy your summer!! 

Bring on the WEEKEND!

Will you workout this weekend?   As I sit drinking my tea my thoughts wandered to you.  Will you take the weekend off, participate in an organized fitness event or do your own thing? Remember 3 workouts a week is the baseline for maintaining your present fitness level.  Do your goals insist you do more? :)

Saturday is here!

Will you workout this weekend? As I sit drinking my tea my thoughts wandered to you. Will you take the weekend off, participate in an organized fitness event or do your own thing? Remember 3 workouts a week is the baseline for maintaining your present fitness level. Do your goals insist you do more? :) I would be interested in your response. Give me a shout! You can find me on Face Book and Twitter - Balance Personal Training, Urban Boot Camp or Debbie Kulmer. My website has a contact app too. Have a great weekend and reach for your goals!!

Working out on the weekend.

Motivation

What motivates you to work towards your health and fitness goals?   Body compmeasurements?  A social event?  Good health?  A sporting event? Mind body connections will empower you to reach your goals.  A motivating quote for me is by Lance Armstrong. Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

May is National Stroke Month. Are you at risk?

Stroke is the fourth-leading killer of Alabamians, claiming nearly 3,000 lives in our state each year. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. It is the number one cause of permanent disability in Alabama. May is National Stroke Month; a perfect time to share the facts about this terrible disorder. Almost half of Americans can’t even name one stroke warning sign. May is National Stroke Month so let’s get back to the basics on what a stroke is, prevention and what to do if you notice signs of a stroke. 

What is cross-training?

Cross-training in sports and fitness refers to the combining of exercises to work various parts of the body. Often one particular activity works certain muscle groups, but not others; cross-training aims to eliminate this. For example a weekly cross-training plan would include a different workout for each of your 5 days of exercise.  When you plan your workouts think about changing at least one component.  For example:  Time, distance, reps, sets, activity, weight load etc. 

Kettlebells....what are the benefits of these unique training tools?

The benefits of kettlebells appeal to people of all fitness levels, ages and genders.  Functional fitness training which is also known as movement-based training is what kettlebells offer you.  Most commercial gyms do not have kettlebells. However small boutique gyms and independent trainers offer group classes and individual instruction.  The best and safest way to start using kettlebells is to find a trainer or instructor with certified training hours in this venue. Balance Personal Training has RKC training hours and offers both individual and group/class sessions.

It's a beautiful day! --- What will your workout consist of?

 Most experts agree there are five basic components of fitness. Include them in your workouts.They are:1) Aerobic Endurance- Your level of aerobic endurance measures your ability to do moderately strenuous activity over a period of time. It’s a measurement of how efficiently your heart and lungs work together to supply oxygen to your body during exertion and exercise. This fitness component is also called aerobic fitness.
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