This is what's wrong with corporate gyms or gyms for that matter. It misses the sense of belonging. You may have a membership but are you accepted in a community of athletes or clients? Having a sense of belonging and an emotional attachment to a facility makes all the difference where you decide to spend hours to improve your health. A small business training center and group of average people will drive you to reep every sweat and tear.
I have been in the fitness industry for a little while now fast approaching 10,000 hours of training. I have done it all ... played football, baseball, wrestling, martial arts, judo, submission wrestling ... Army PT, combatatives ... bodybuilding, CrossFit ... even rugby as a kid!
What do I take from this ... THE LOVE! ITS THE BINDING PIECE ...
If you never love what you do ... you will never do what you love! A lot of people hate exercise ... but tend to learn to love it .. why? Because after a great workout (granted lead by a great trainer/coach) ... you get this natural high ... destress ... accomplishment ... your best ... nothing left ... better than you were before ... the next level ...
Words and feelings and emotions start running through your head and an overwhelming sense of enjoyment surfaces ... of course its not easy ... yet worth every sweat ... every minute ... every rep and set ... every day!
There is a choice ... learn to love ... or die learning nothing! Fitness and health is a way of life!
Many people ask me why and we see it everywhere, but now I want to ask you why or why not. I personally run my own affiliate CrossFit Ageless in my personal training center OMEGA Fitness LLC where we also offer Strongman Training on Saturdays called Godstrong Sports. I have a love for all training styles because I believe they each have something great to offer anyone and everyone. I find that CrossFit has embodied them all in one ... olympic, powerlifting, gymnastics, functional, conditioning, speed, stamina ... the list goes on but whats even great is how you can the model provided and make it your own to the public and athletes that stop in every day. What type of fitness fuels you? What calls you in the middle of the night? #lifton #omegastrong #crossfit #gymnastics #powerlifting #olympicweightlifting #fitfam
Is your trainer good for your or are you just good for your trainer?
We all have it right now! It's cold ... Snow everywhere ... And the indoors is starting to drive you a little edgy!!! Well why don't we take this opportunity to improve our health ... Not with exercise but FOOD! If you have a schedule workout and you are stuck at home, take the time to research some new and creative ideas for cooking your meals or find a supplement that you may be lacking that might just help you reach the next level of fitness. Let's take it a step further and read a journal article posted by a reliable source that explains to you why you eat what you eat and the benefits you will find whenever you make it a weekly routine.
What at I am trying to say here is lets take the blues and turn it into gold by taking valuable time and expanding our knowledge of health and fitness. you are where you now for the knowledge you lack. The more you know ... The further and better off you will be in all aspects of life.
Here is a good read for you ... We are with ARBONNE ... Consultants in the area to bring the purist form of supplementation and also health and beauty products for the whole family! It doesn't get any better when the "white sheet" gives you a green light!
When thinking of Valentines Day I think of one thing and it is worth sharing. No not love, or chocolates. I'm talking about the blood pump. Yes the muscle that keeps you going and going. More importantly I want to address inner health. This is something many people are not familiar with because they prejudge health and overall wellness by external visualization. I read an article titled 'Added Sugars = Added Risk'. It states the average American according to the AHA (American Heart Association) consumes on average 22 teaspoons of sugar. WHAT?!! It's only recommended for males to have no more than 9 and 6 for females. I SAY NO TO ALL SUGARS but this is insane!
Take a can of pop or soda ... Your preference ... For instance. Almost 9 teaspoons in one can already above normal recommendations for the average person but that's not the bad part. Most people don't stop at 1 can ... And this doesn't take into account all the sugars and artificial sweeteners found in the rest of a persons daily intake of meals, snacks, beverages, toppings, etc.
Soooo ..... The next time you eat something sweet think about keeping it to a minimum and planned as a treat. #lifton #omegastrong
Reasons for weight gain??? Many many reasons but here are just a few...
1. Stress: A lot of chaos occurs this time of year with family, gifts, overtime, kids time off, decorating, wrapping, shopping, icy roads, etc.
2. Less Active: Because of the cold and snow and etc we are prone to staying indoors more, which leads to boredom. Boredom drives us to the refrigerator to eat more than we are suppose too and most of the time eating while in front of the TV for hours.
3. Junk at Work: People feel that since its the holidays, they should be kind and spread Christmas cheer by bring everyone cookies and donuts, or take out from the local deli. They may mean well, but they are ignorant to the fact that junk at the office leads to decrease work capacity and efficiency because of sugar highs and crashes, upset/clogged digestive system, etc.
Those are a couple and the most common I have found with clients. What do you have to add and what do you find that works to not be a victim of holiday weight gain???
Better question..what are your plans for 2015?!
This is on everyone's bucket list! It's on mine too, but there is a big disconnect on abs.
First of all everyone has abs. Yes we all do. We usually abdominals are only revealed by someone having a low body fat percentage. This means losing that layer of fat around the midsection. My clients have very funny names for that "blub" that they oh so hate. It's uncomfortable, ruins your wardrobe, stands out when your photo is taken, it jiggles all the time ... whatever it makes you feel, I understand.
Second point, the gym doesn't give you abs. You can do all the ab workout exercises till kingdom come, but here is the truth ... "Abs are made in the kitchen". You are what you eat is a favorite quote of mine. What you eat and drink on a daily basis will create the stomach you want. It took time to put that belly on, it is going to take time to work it off. Don't get me wrong, ab exercises are very important, but what you are actually doing is creating a beautiful midsection that is worthy of your shirt to be removed when at the beach or poolside. So pretty much you have to eat your way to abs!
Simple rules: small, lean, clean, and often! Eat small portions, lean protein with every meal, clean from anything artificial or words you can't pronounce, and often enough where you never have that starving feeling (every 2-3hrs).
Hope this shined a light on the issue. Keep your questions and comments coming.
We have all been there. It has been a long day and all of the sudden you find yourself in front of the fridge late at night and you wonder what there is good to eat! I can go on a tantrum and say a lot of things like why you should be in bed right now, why you are hungry, etc, but what I want to say is sometimes you just gotta have a little something. Most of the time I find people up this late committing an evil deed to their bodies because of STRESS! It keeps up late and makes eat seek comfort most of the time in food. So I say if you have one of those nights first find a better way to destress before bedtime. If you still find yourself here then most of the time you need to find the right thing .... a couple options. 1) Tall glass of water ... you most probably are dehydrated 2) A veggie with a crunch will please the craving or 3) protein shake at night ..... now I don't do WHEY because for many it makes you bloated and it is just not as good as the vegan protein. More on this later ...
So tell me your story! What finds you late and what helps you at night?