So it’s been a while since I last blogged. In fact, I don’t even know if I can still call this a blog! I hardly ever write anymore! Most of our boot campers and personal clients seem to communicate on facebook pretty regularly…both on the group page and on our personal pages. Check out the group page by clicking here: HD FitPro is now on Facebook! Nevertheless, the blog is still part of this website, and so I must update it!
So what’s been going on?
Alex deserves a HUGE shout out! He won our 2nd ever Biggest Winner, Ultimately Thinner Contest. He’s now $500 richer! Congratulations, Alex! So just how much did Alex lose? How about 11.47% of his body weight!!! In just 12 weeks! Holy smokes! Josh came in second place with a weightloss of 8.96%. And Denise and Stacy were just behind that with a dead even tie for 3rd place. Wait now, you say….Josh was one of the top contenders in the first Biggest Winner Contest, wasn’t he? Yep! He’s apparently UNSTOPPABLE! In fact, he’s lost over 55 pounds this year. He looks completely different. And while he’ll give us credit for helping him, the truth is that he has done all the work himself. ALL of our participants have. We’re just here to coach, motivate, educate, and inspire….all while developing incredible friendships!
Hmmm…what next? Well, Nery started a blog a while back. It tells all about her weightloss journey…….the trials, the tribulations, the successes, and the frustrations. I won’t give away any of her secrets, but you can check it out for yourself at: “Tales of the Incredible Shrinking Nery.” She’s awesome. Everyone who knows her thinks that. You will too!
Finally, we got soaked during our first WATER DAY. Water balloons, buckets of water relay races, water hoses, you name it….we were SOAKED. And everyone loved every minute of it! Unfortunately, I was so into the games that I forgot to take real pictures. You’ll just have to imagine a bunch of adults acting like they were 7 years old and playing….because that’s exactly what it looked like! Who says you have to grow up???
I guess that’s it for now. But don’t just sit here and read this blog and WONDER what boot camp is all about, WONDER if you’d like it, WONDER if you could really lose weight for the LAST time and finally live the life you’ve wanted to live! Come try it out! As R. Schuller once said, “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”
We are VERY excited to announce that we are now offering Boot Camps at 2 locations! After 10-months of work and meetings, we are now holding Boot Camps at Red Bug Lake Park in Seminole County and our original location, M-PACT Sports in Orlando. Our new partnership with the county is a tremendous opportunity. Red Bug Lake Park is a 60-acre park that offers playgrounds, tennis, racquetball, basketball, softball, flag football/soccer, sand volleyball, outdoor exercise equipment, and an exercise trail! Talk about tons of FUN and things to do!!! We’ll be incorporating these park areas and activities (boot camp style, of course!) into many of our workouts. Saturday “Fun Days” are sure to be a blast! No other boot camp in Central Florida can offer all of this to its members! In addition, since they have plenty of pavilions and enclosed racquetball courts, we shouldn’t have any rainouts! (Okay, so hurricanes and tropical storms might get in our way, but not just plain old Florida weather!) This location also allows us to offer morning and evening classes, so those of you who couldn’t attend our previous boot camps due to work schedules, problem solved! Call or email us today to join us for one of our next camps starting on Monday, September 14. We can’t wait!
This past Saturday the Azalea Park Pop Warner association joined us at M-Pact Sports for a free day of workouts and education. We split up the football players into two age groups and gave each a 45 minute test drive of our summer Pre-Season Program, a comprehensive speed, strength, and agility workout. We book-ended the workouts with educational information to the parents about age-appropriate athletic developmental activities, such as when can athletes begin learning techniques of free weight training. We had some great young athletes there and they all had great attitudes. I’m looking forward to seeing them in my summer training groups!
We had a great time on Saturday at the M-PACT Sports facility on Goldenrod Rd for our free kick-off boot camp workout. Hilarie and I started it off with some simple (yet effective) agility and running with abs and core. A dash of flexibilty and medicine ball work was thrown in for spice. Our self-named “Body-Blaster” circuit left everyone with burning thighs and arms and breathing hard, but not too tired to go all-out for two rounds of an American-Gladiators-style game! Some more flexibility work came just in time to cool everyone down for some interactive nutrition talk.
Everyone had a blast and got an awesome total-body workout in the process! The best part is that we have two more free Saturdays, and the workout will never be the same!
Alright, everyone who’s been putting off their New Year’s Resolution – it’s time to get back on track. What? You never quite made it to the track in the first place? Well, that’s okay, but don’t let two more months slide by with the same “I keep meaning to…” excuse. We’re here to help you – and our new Spring boot camp is calling your name. Don’t be left off the roster. We’ll see you at M-PACT Sports – located 1/4 mile South of Hwy. 50 on Goldenrod Road in East Orlando. Live close to the 417 or 408? Perfect. M-PACT is just 4 minutes from the exits of the toll roads.
Are you an early bird? Or do you need to get your workout in before you head off to your J-O-B? We’ll see you at 6:00 a.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Prefer to sleep in a little? Have a schedule that allows you to exercise mid-morning? Our 10:30 a.m. class should work for you just fine (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Either way, it’s time to get moving! And, we’re kicking it up a notch for this Spring session with Super Saturdays – a 9:00 a.m. fun filled, fat blasting hour of games, competitions, and good
clean sweaty exercise! You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even think about the calories you’re burning! The first Saturday is totally free. So NO EXCUSES! Register NOW! We’ll see you March 7!
Its that time of year when people get together and celebrate. You have the office party, the family party, the other family party (your in-laws), the friends party, and any and every other group of people who want to get together party. Its multiple chances to consume a lot more calories than you’re going to burn off in a typical day – even with a vigorous workout. Here are a couple of the techniques I actually use to offset these holiday indulgences.
1. Eat sparingly before and the day after: Don’t starve yourself, eat your regular meals and snacks at your normal schedule – just stop eating when your hunger goes away and you’ll be consuming less calories. The calorie deficit from these small meals will help to offset the calorie surplus from the party and the damage will be less. Remember, this is not an everyday system for managing your calories, it is a way to enjoy special occasion foods without looking like it in January!
2. If it’s a sit-down meal, I always put small portions on my plate because I’ve found that I am much more likely to overeat when sitting down. If possible, I’ll only go for seconds on the items I liked the most, and I’ll still keep the portion small.
3. If the food is self-serve and always accessible like cookies, chips, or appetizers, I will use the smallest plate or just a napkin. I will go back for more, but only in small increments.
These tips may not work for everyone, but the key is to find techniques that will work for YOU!