September / October Xtrain classes, the paleo diet and why it’s going to cost you

Xtraining: I don’t even have to think about it – it’s a proven fact – “Cross training is a great way to condition different muscle groups, develop a new set of skills, and reduce boredom that creeps in after months of the same exercise routines. Cross training also allows you the ability to vary the stress placed on specific muscles or even your cardiovascular system. After months of the same movements your body becomes extremely efficient performing those movements, and while that is great for competition, it limits the amount of overall fitness you possess and reduces the actual conditioning you get while training; rather than continuing to improve, you simply maintain a certain level of fitness. Cross training is also necessary to reduce the risk of injury from repetitive strain or overuse.”  – About.com

So for the next 8 weeks, you will run, swim, cycle, row, stair climb, rope jump, strength train, perform Calisthenics, weight train, use medecine balls, and bands. In addition, you will improve flexibility, speed, agility, and balance via circuit training, sprinting, plyometrics and other forms of skill conditioning.

The Paleo diet: I love the concept – no calorie counting, no grains, no sugar and no processed food. Just another diet you say?!?! I think you’ve heard me say before but the Dalai Lama gets it too “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively” So here, learn something!

We are an overweight chronically diseased generation; lactose and gluten intoleranance challenge our bodies. You can and will function on less carbs than you are used to and burn fat in a process called Ketogenesis. Sugar is not your friend and fat is no longer to be feared!! So, here are your Paleo Food Choices.

Take 30 days and give it a shot – cut out the grains and dairy, start eating more vegetables and fruits, eat more humanely raised and naturally fed meat, cut out the liquid calories and refined sugars, and see how you feel after the month is up. Check out http://www.nerdfitness.com for more info.

About the money, how much again? $20 Most of you have complimented me on my arms and shoulders and asked me how I achieved it. “Just tell me how and I’ll do it” you say so I did and you … failed.

According to Tim Ferris, there are 2 reasons why one fails at achieving his/her desired physique: (1)An insufficient reason for action and (2) no reminders. This said, here are a couple reasons for you! You may be unhappy with your energy levels, looks, eating, training and sleeping habits…you need help, directions, ideas, change, focus, you want more…

The reminders? Before/after pictures and measurements, $20 less in your account, weekly weigh-ins, a monthly diet plan (including recipes). Check out the hard copy at the studio next time you come in and enroll! 1 personal training session or a month membership in exchange for combined higher Total Inches + Weight loss.

See you at 6am!

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