What a strong start it has been to 2017! After making our New Year's Resolutions just before the end of the year, I watched many of my clients achieve their goals before the ball even dropped. Laura hit her three pullups in a row, Alexa came down 3% body fat, Jess is down another shorts size, and I held my first acroyoga performance. Yesterday was the first bootcamp of the year, and you can look forward to one every month of this year. Check out these strong and mighty Sunday warriors who came out for an action packed hour of squats, planks, pushups, handstands, sprints, and....ACROYOGA. That's right, these first time bases and flyers delved into new territory AFTER being pushed to their limits for nearly sixty minutes. But everyone flew high and proud, and I could not have been more impressed. Super excited for the next bootcamp, Sunday February 12th.
I am also excited to announce that I received my certificate in Fitness Nutrition, and am incorporating more meal planning and nutrition counseling into my practice. A few of my favorite foods for thought are:
1) Are you eating enough? You should be eating every 2-4 hours. Not huge meals, but small snacks to keep your metabolism going.
2) More veggies than fruits. Fruit has a lot of natural sugar, veggies have a lot of natural fiber. If your goals are more about slimming down than bulking up, green leafy vegetables are your friend.
3) Where's the protein? You should have some protein element at every meal / snack time. Some all star protein sources are chicken, salmon, tuna, tofu, lentils, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs.
And finally, I would like to give a shout out to my rookie rock stars. I've only been training with Shayna for one month, but she kicked butt at my bootcamp. And Roberta is already knocking out pushups and assisted chinups, and Lara is crushing her meal plan. Keep up the good work everyone!
In other exciting news, I will be attending a workshop this weekend on Sports Performance Training led by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Stay tuned for fun new exercises and solid tips on injury prevention and recovery. Send me any questions you may have in regard to your specific sport, and I'll see if I can get answers from the experts.