Tone, lift, tighten that booty so you can out harlem shake this corgi! Or just be a better runner, walker, ambler. We work the butt, legs, & thighs on March 2nd @ 10:30 AM. This is how we say goodbye to winter and hello to bikini and shorts season.
In the pursuit of making you and those around you healthier, please share this video with anyone who still smokes. Statistics indicate that smoking accounts for 20% of all US deaths. That is close to 500,000 deaths each year or, to put that in perspective, the equivalent of losing the entire city of either Miami, New Orleans or Atlanta in a single year.
I hope that your interactions with me in FitCamp, personal training sessions, and social media have moved you to help yourself and your community make healthier and more sustainable changes.
The days leading up to Valentine's Day should be about loving yourself (...and maybe a special other someone). Treat yourself to an old, strong and sexy favorite, AB EXPLOSION, to prepare for a very amorous February 14th. Get to FitCamp this Thursday 2/13 7:00 PM @ 244 West 54 Street 10th floor rehearsal studios!
YES! Classes on Saturday and Sunday @10:30 AM in the 244 Dance Studios on the 10th Floor. Shake your friends out of hibernation and share a heart-pounding, sweat puddle inducing workout with them this weekend in a wonderful climate controlled environment, free of ice, snow, and brutally cold winds!
The Real Hunger Games
It's irksome to see a woman attacked for being too thin after being pressured to lose weight on national television. Put the situation of this year's winner of Biggest Loser in context. She is a contestant on a show with other competitors, and was incentivized to lose as much weight as possible to win prize money. People tune in to be inspired and mesmerized by the progress show contestants make. Those contestants who don't demonstrate extreme progress get booted off the show.
This is what the Biggest Loser is about and always has been. It's not that different from Survivor. The winner is dehydrated, malnourished and exhausted all in the hope of being a few $$$ richer.
And why are we so particularly critical of a female contestant who won with 59.6% loss of body fat. A male contestant had lost 55% body fat compared to her 59.6. If he looked gaunt would the reaction been less vocal?
I don't watch the show because it bothers me to see how some of the contestants are treated. The weight loss pressure in the time frame allowed is not smart or healthy. (Subject of another blog)
Realize that it's a contest. If you don't like the process or the outcome vote with your eyes and stop watching the show but don't attack Rachel for trying to win a game show.
Similar to this show, your own physical condition as 'fat' ,'skinny', or anything in between does not bring about happiness and acceptance. Look at all the backlash she received after she won. Treat yourself right. Eat healthy and take your favorite fitness class. ;p
Don't Look in the Rear View Mirror
Don't look in the rear view mirror. Why? If you're like many new years 'resolutioners', you'll be looking back at January and wondering how all your resolutions had faded into the sunset. Did your progress get sidelined by unexpected events or did you just have one discouraging experience?
Guess what? You are incredibly versatile and resilient. February is the perfect time to recommit!!
Focus on your health goals and, as always, I will commit to keeping you MOTIVATED and EDUCATED to help you stay on track and true to yourself.
This week's goal is to get in at least 60 minutes of exercise. And your reward will be reduced stress and a calmer mind. A good workout invigorates your mind, heart and muscles, leaving you feeling relaxed. Replace that drink or sweet with a good sweat. Once the warm temps hit, you'll be ready to hit the ground running with the stuff you really love (running, hiking, biking, water sports,... )