I teach FitCamps all around Tarrant County and I love it! But a few questions ALWAYS come up when I’m speaking with FitCampers…

  1. “Why don’t we stretch before we start?”
  2. “Why don’t we stretch at the end of a workout?”

    I do this myself!

    Don’t believe me just WATCH ME!!!

My answer is simple. EVERY trainer… including myself has a philosophy about what to do, how much and when… mine is as follows:

I believe in postponing stretching until bedtime. Static stretches — the kind you hold for about a minute — can actually sap your muscles’ power output. Treat your muscles and yourself by doing them before you hit the sack, as opposed to before you exercise; you can make gains in flexibility as you relax.

I believe in skipping the cool-down. Studies show that when it comes to injury prevention and post-workout soreness, there’s little to no benefit in doing a formal cool-down. In addition, I specialize in workouts that mimic the way you move in REAL Life.

To recover, a few minutes of easy walking — around the locker room, back to your office — should be enough.

When it comes to working out…

I specialize in FUNCTIONAL FITNESS; SHORT, EFFICIENT, FULL-BODY workouts that mimic the way you move in REAL Life. In just 2-3 sessions per week you’ll:

  • Incinerate Fat & Calories
  • Stoke Your Metabolism
  • Increase Endurance
  • Build Strength
  • Move Efficiently
  • Prevent Injury
  • Improve Flexibility & Balance
  • Lessen Joint Pain
  • Tighten your Core
  • Keep your workouts fresh
  • Fuel your motivation
  • Make exercise fun and exciting

Adapted from <http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/cardio/tips/15-minute-cardio/>

Looking for super-speedy routines that count as your exercise for the day? Done. Small group training can give you the accountability, group support, and professional expertise you need to take your fitness to the next level while keeping expenses down. If you don’t like it, talk with your trainer to determine if one-on-one training or a different group would be a better fit.

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January 1st, 2014…
Resolutions to Get Fit & Eat Smart were made and your will has been stretched to the max…
IT’S TIME FOR A REVOLUTION!!!

I hope this message finds you well and READY to reconfigure your HEALTH/FITNESS goals for 2014! This year, instead of willing yourself to do ANYTHING/EVERYTHING to lose weight and get in shape, DEVELOP THE SKILL POWER to DO THE THINGS that will GET AND KEEP YOU ON THE ROAD TO BEING IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE!

To assist you in that CHANGE, Get Fit, Eat Smart has designed ALL NEW FITNESS &NEWtrition PROGRAMS.

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Why Should You REALLY Get Fit, Eat Smart? 

Lose weight 
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Burn away fat around your middle
  • Develop ideal body composition
  • Have less cellulite
Gain Power and Control Over Your Life 
  • Quit habits such as nicotine, sugar, caffeine and other stimulants
  • Feel calm and at peace
  • Have more patience
  • Stop being controlled by temper tantrums and emotional meltdowns
  • Feel more creative and productive
  • Have the emotional reserve to handle life’s issues
Feel More Pleasure

  • Gain a renewed sense of satisfaction in life
  • Feel optimistic and positive about life and yourself
  • Have the energy to enjoy your family again
  • Remember what makes life worth living
  • Be more likely to accomplish your dreams and goals
  • Have the energy to enjoy the fruits of your success
  • Have more self-confidence
  • Enjoy better relationships Be able to relax and stop sweating the small stuff
Sleep Deeply and Restfully Every Night 
  • End insomnia
  • Instead of dragging around exhausted, have energy to burn
  • Stop nightmares and have pleasant dreams
  • Stop trekking to the bathroom all night long
Stop and Reverse Accelerated Aging 
  • Improve concentration and mental clarity
  • Gain better short-term memory
  • Have thicker and shinier hair Develop softer and smoother skin
  • Watch wrinkles disappear
  • Grow stronger nails
  • End dark circles under your eyes
 
Restore Emotional Stability 
  • Feel safer and more secure
  • Get off your emotional roller coaster
  • End cravings
  • Feel happy and well adjusted
  • Stop obsessing, worrying and feeling anxious
Feel the Thrill of Being Healthy 
  • Develop an increased sex drive
  • Increase fertility (women)
  • Improve testosterone and sperm count (men)
  • Have less aches and pains, fewer doctor’s visits
  • Rely on less prescription and over-the-counter drugs
Restore & Improve Immunity 
  • Reduce occurrence of flu, cold and bronchitis
  • Have fewer allergies
  • Take fewer sick days
  • Be on your way to freedom from arthritis
Prevent Disease and Premature Death 
  • Reduce risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, neurological disorders
  • Reduce the tendency to develop osteoporosis
  • Live longer with better quality of life

 

 

Definition:

Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.

It involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something. For example, you might say that a student is so motivated to get into a clinical psychology program that she spends every night studying.

Psychologists have proposed a number of different theories of motivation, including drive theory, instinct theory and humanistic theory.

Components of Motivation

There are three major components to motivation: activation, persistence and intensity. Activation involves the decision to initiate a behavior, such as enrolling in a psychology class. Persistence is the continued effort toward a goal even though obstacles may exist, such as taking more psychology courses in order to earn a degree although it requires a significant investment of time, energy and resources. Finally, intensity can be seen in the concentration and vigor that goes into pursuing a goal. For example, one student might coast by without much effort, while another student will study regularly, participate in discussions and take advantage of research opportunities outside of class.

Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Different types of motivation are frequently described as being either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic motivations are those that arise from outside of the individual and often involve rewards such as trophies, money, social recognition or praise. Intrinsic motivations are those that arise from within the individual, such as doing a complicated cross-word puzzle purely for the personal gratification of solving a problem.

 

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What Is FMS?

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Article courtesy of FMS

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known a Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosphy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation and current research.

» How it Works – Simplifying Movement

Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.

» What it Does – Widespread Benefits

The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved – individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.

Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

Evaluation – The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.

Standardization – The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

Safety – The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Corrective Strategies – The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.

Interested in hiring a personal trainer, but concerned about the cost of one-on-one training? Sharing the sessions and the cost with others is a growing trend. Small group training can help you reach your fitness goals without breaking your budget.

Where Can I Find Small-Group Training?

Finding a personal trainer who offers group training may be easier than you think. According to a 2010 IDEA Health & Fitness Association survey, 84% of responding personal trainers currently offer semi-private training (at least 2 clients share) and 57% offer small group personal training (at least 3–5 clients share). If you’re not sure whether your gym or trainer offers small-group personal training, ask. Most trainers are willing to accommodate a shared session.

How Much Will it Cost?

One-on-one personal training fees range from $40-$100 per hour, sometimes more, based on the region and the trainer’s education, certifications, experience, and skills. In contrast, group personal training is usually offered at a much lower hourly rate, depending on the number of participants. In a small group of five, for example, each person might pay $15–20 for an hourly session. Most trainers offer advanced purchase packaging, which helps maximize savings and commitment.SmallGroup

What Are the Benefits of Sharing a Training Session?

Most groups are formed according to fitness levels and such goals as weight loss and post-partum fitness, for example, so you’ll exercise alongside others who share your goals and interests. When you train with a small group, you’ll receive a level of social support you won’t get by working out alone or in a solo personal training session.
Many people prefer working out with a small group. It can be much more fun and motivating than exercising alone. Your group members will cheer you on, inspire you and encourage you to stick with the program. And because you’ve all gone through the trouble of coordinating your schedules, they’ll expect you to show up.

Are There Any Cons?

Sharing a personal training session means your trainer won’t be able to give you the one-on-one attention you can expect in an individual session. That may or may not matter to you, depending on your goals, the trainer, and the size of the group. Also, your trainer won’t be able to modify your workout every session, so you may not progress as fast as you would with one-on-one training. Some people prefer individual attention, and others prefer the camaraderie and encouragement they get from exercising with other people. Keep in mind that scheduling for small group personal training sessions is often less flexible than for individual sessions, because the needs of three or more people, including the trainer must be considered.

Give It a Try

If what you’re doing right now isn’t working, it’s time to take a different approach. Small group training can give you the accountability, group support, and professional expertise you need to take your fitness to the next level while keeping expenses down. If you don’t like it, talk with your trainer to determine if one-on-one training or a different group would be a better fit. CLICK HERE for FITNESS TERMS & CONDITIONS

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