WOW! It’s here! And it is awesome!
(Even if I do say so myself!)
For those of you who have ever wondered what HD FitPro Boot Camp is all about, wonder no more! Watch the video below and you’ll catch a glimpse of just how much FUN our workouts are. And effective? Absolutely. Just ask our participants….they’re walking, talking, living proof.
We don’t just help you get fit, gain lean muscle, and lose weight quickly, we teach you how to LOSE THE WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME! How exciting is that? No more diets. No more rules and restrictions. This is about making the change for good and being HAPPY with yourself and your plan! Quit trying fads and trends and gadgets and gizmos that come and go and leave you feeling BLAH!
Join HD FitPro Boot Camp and HAVE FUN while you REACH and MAINTAIN your goals!
Our first “Biggest Winner, Ultimately Thinner” Contest had such incredible results, we’ve decided to run another contest starting in May! The only difference? This time it’s going to be every man (or woman! ) for him/herself. That’s right…this contest will be done with individuals instead of teams.
Interest in the contest has been HUGE and it’s important to us to provide the same level of support and service we’ve always offered, so we’re going to limit the number of participants. So, if you’re interested, don’t wait – REGISTER NOW! In 12 weeks you could be thinner, healthier, and $550 richer! Of course, you’ll need that money to buy some new clothes….just ask all of our participants from the first contest! They’re easy to spot in class….they’re the ones who keep having to pull their pants up! LOL
So why do our participants keep attending if they’ve lost so much weight? Because our workouts are FUN, INSPIRING, MOTIVATING, and of course, HIGHLY EFFECTIVE! They come to us as strangers and quickly become friends. Join us and become part of our group. It’ll change your life!
What do you get when you mix acorns and leaves with push-ups and squats? HD FitPro’s Fall Scavenger Hunt, of course! Super simple, lots of fun, and guaranteed to burn tons of calories. Erin and Carey won this Saturday’s Boot Camp game – though Kasey and Jesica do have every right to file an appeal since their list did have an extra item! (How’d that happen? LOL)
Here’s how to play:
Make a list of items you are able to find outside this time of year – or just use the list I made below. Write each item on an index card. The teams will pull a card, run to find the item, and bring it back to the central meeting point. Before they can grab their next card and run to grab that item, they have to do the exercise for that round. To determine how many reps of each exercise the team should do, they roll 2 dice and double the result. Each team rolls for itself, so one team might have to do 24 reps, and the other 4, but that’s just part of the fun!
Team 1 flips their first card. It says “Orange Leaf.” They run to find a leaf with orange coloring. (The whole leaf doesn’t have to be orange because, well, this is Florida and most leaves are green!) After finding the leaf, they run back to the meeting point and the game judge tells them “jumping jacks.” They roll a 2 and a 6 and quickly do 16 jumping jacks. They pull their next card. It says “pine cone.” After bringing back a pine cone the judge tells them “crunches.” They roll a 5 and a 1 and perform 12 crunches before pulling their third card. (And so on!)
Here’s your challenge:
You know the usual routine that your family has right after eating the big Thanksgiving feast? The one where all of the women are in the kitchen cleaning and the men are watching football? Well the dishes can wait and DVR will pause the great game, so break the routine and have some FUN! Play our exercise scavenger hunt and make some room for that pumpkin pie!
Sample list of items: Acorn, Pine Cone, Yellow Leaf, Orange Leaf, Brown Leaf, Green Leaf, Pine Needle, Seed, Tree Bark, Stick
Sample exercises: Squats, Lunges, Push-Ups, Jumping Jacks, Tricep Dips, Crunches, Supermans, Mountain Climbers, Squat Jumps, Step-Ups
As you can imagine, I meet people all the time who tell me, “Oh, I wish I could be fit, I just…..,” or “I know I need to lose weight, but…..” And you know what? People are entitled to their excuses. Life happens. We’re busy. REALLY busy. We have families, jobs, kids, school, housework, commitments, and the list goes on and on. But we also have ourselves to take care of. And, in truth, the only thing that stands in our way of doing what we want to do, being who we want to be, and achieving what we want to achieve is us. No one else. Nothing else. Just ourselves. We’ve gotten really, really good at making excuses. So much so, they fly off our tongues rapidly and without much thought. I’ve seen the video below dozens of times and can’t get enough of it. Watch it, then tell me…..what’s your excuse? And really, is it an excuse? Or do you just not want whatever your goal is badly enough?
P.S. Wish you were fit? Wanting to lose weight? Our next boot camp starts Monday, July 6. We’ll see you then.
Today we had our first annual Easter Egg(xercise) Hunt! An incredible way to get in a great workout while having a great time. Try it at home with your family tomorrow! Our participants ran to find plastic eggs – each had a slip of paper with a different exercise in it. Congrats to Clarise – she won the hunt by gathering the most eggs and a total of 20 FitCredits to use towards a future package purchase. (Each FitCredit is worth $1, so Clarise basically got a free workout today AND $$ to use in the future!…….She definitely earned those credits, though…..She literally gathered every egg that had “up-downs” (burpees) hidden inside – close to 30 up-downs total! Quite a challenge!
Speaking of challenges – Easter Sunday is typically a day where you’ll be faced with many food challenges. The key is portion control, portion control, portion control. Other strategies include choosing larger amounts of the healthiest foods available at your feast and smaller amounts of the higher calorie (and fattier) foods. For example, it’s better to have more spoonfuls of fruits and veggies than potato salad. And really….if your “salad” has heaping tablespoons of regular mayonnaise in it, it’s really not much of a “salad” at all! Try using low-fat or fat-free versions of this item and others – like sour cream and cottage cheese. You’ll be doing your waistline a huge favor without notifying your taste buds.
Another tip is to make sure that you consume protein in addition to the readily available carbs and fat on most dinner tables. This way your body will have all of the building blocks you need. Ham and deviled eggs are great sources of protein (okay, it’s the egg-white that has the protein, not the mayo/mustard/yolk concoction piled high in the middle – a great place to use that “mayo tip”!) Finally, exert your own control of what you eat by preparing things yourself. If you take something to a gathering, that will be at least one food choice where you’ll know exactly what’s in it. One of the dishes I’m taking to my family’s gathering is Jell-O Jiggler Eggs. They’re delicious, and a much healthier option than consuming high calorie, fattening, and delicious sweet baked goods after dinner. Fix that craving for sweets without any guilt. J-E-L-L-O! Give it a try!
Happy Thanksgiving! This is a great time of year to pause and be thankful for all that we have – especially our health. Here are a few tips for maintaining your weight and keeping fit throughout the holiday season. Enjoy!
1. Stuff the turkey, not your belly! – When you’re full, stop eating. Besides, who really likes that bloated, achy feeling anyway? So once you feel satisfied, push your plate away from yourself – it’ll help stop the nibbling as you sit and chat with family and friends.
2. Throw away your “on the diet” vs. “off the diet” mentality. So you indulge a little on Thanksgiving day. That’s no reason to continue the trend on Black Friday and beyond. Return to the healthy habits the very next day and prove to yourself that YOU are in control.
3. Be active! Instead of sitting around with that sleepy feeling after you eat, resist the temptation and move a little! Grab a few of your loved ones and go for a walk around the neighborhood. Play freeze tag with the little ones – they’ll love the attention they’re getting! Toss a football back and forth during halftime of the game – who knows, maybe a little game of your own will break out. The opportunities are endless and can create memories that will last a lifetime.