Congrats to those who have signed up for our 8 week Boot Camp Challenge. You are going to look and feel very different over the next 2 months and you’re going to have FUN while getting in shape! We already have a “congratulations” in order to one of our boot camp girls. R.R. lost 6 pounds in ONE week. That is astounding…especially for a female! We’re VERY inspired by her progress. For those of you reading this who are trying to lose weight or feel stuck in a rut, boot camp is an incredible solution. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-7:00 a.m. AND Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at M-PACT Sports on Goldenrod Rd. Click the link for a map. (http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Orlando&state=FL&address=1476+N.+Goldenrod+Rd) YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE! To learn more about what we do, head to our “Programs” page and click on “Fitness Boot Camp.” Still have questions or concerns? That’s why we’re here. Give us a call/email & we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. The first call/email/class is the hardest. From there it’s just plain “good for you” fun.
We wrapped up our 3rd free boot camp this morning and are ready for the real fun to begin. Plank, dumbell rows, step ups, squats……we’ve done them all. Tagging games, races, agility ladders, medicine balls…..could this fun stuff possibly be exercise? You bet. Put it all together and you’ve got a fat-blasting, muscle-toning, heart pumping workout. We’re gaining friendships and losing pounds. Picking up healthy habits, dropping body fat. Join us for our next 8-week boot camp starting Saturday, March 28 from 9:00-10:00 at M-PACT SPORTS. Everyone who has joined us has absolutely loved the workouts and they keep coming back for more. Quit sitting around wishing you were healthier and DO something about it. Newcomers get their first workout free – always. What are YOU waiting for?
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!
In my last blog I said I’d write about this topic. In addition, a few of my clients and friends have asked me about the difference between multi-grain and whole grain products. Since life is short, I thought I’d pass on giving you a dissertation and instead give you some simple, short, and sweet information. If you’re really in a hurry, you can stop reading after the next sentence. When buying grain products (bread, cereal, rice, etc.) a label that reads 100% whole grain will have more nutrition than a label that doesn’t. For those of you with a few more seconds to spare, here’s a little more: Don’t look at the front of a package to tell if a food product is good for you. Flip it over and look for the nutrition facts. Below all of the calorie and nutrition info is usually where they list the ingredients. Look for the words “whole wheat,” “whole bran,” or “whole grains.” This means you’re getting the entire grain including the bran (fiber), germ (b-vitamins and essential fatty acids), and endosperm (mostly starch). If a product has the word “enriched” listed in the ingredients, the truth is that the grains in that product have been stripped down to just the endosperm (the least nutritious part), and then nutrients were re-added. This allows the company to save money and create a product that they can offer for less to the consumer. This is also why white bread is cheaper than whole-grain bread. Whole grains not only provide you with more nutrition, but leave you feeling fuller, longer – since they have more fiber. So what about “multi-grain?” Multi-grain is a term that simply means that two or more types of grain have been included in the product (for example, barley, wheat, corn). While many multi-grain products are also whole grain, many are not. That’s why it’s important to read the ingredients label to make sure. Food companies are sneaky, too. They’ll add molasses and food coloring to a product that has a few whole grains, and stamp a big “whole grains” stamp on the front. You, as the consumer, see dark bread and those “whole grain” words and think – “Oh, this one’s healthy.” And into the shopping cart it goes. Don’t be fooled. Read labels.