I Will Persist Until I Succeed- thoughts on the eve of cyclocross season

Looking back on this year so far, persistence has been a bit of a theme. Right in time for cyclocross season, I came across this quote on Pinterest that struck a tone with me- “I will persist until I succeed.” I have been racing for a while (10 years of road, mountain, and cyclocross), and I have learned through a few burn outs how important it is to have not just physical fitness, but mental

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Basic mobility for anyone

If you ever experience low back pain or other general tightness (who doesn’t?!), you need to incorporate a flexibility routine into your day! Whether you workout or not, you will benefit from this routine. Joe DeFranco says it so well that my fellow Personal Trainers and I at Anytime Fitness of Cedarburg have been recommending this routine to everyone we come across for a couple years now. All you need to get through this routine

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I had a bad race and here’s how I’m bouncing back from it

I had a piss poor mountain bike race this weekend. I started to feel seriously in over my head in the last couple hours leading up to the race and unfortunately I let some of that self-doubt effect my race. A couple of very good friends reminded me before the race that it’s important to push outside your comfort zone. That’s the only way to get stronger no matter what it is you’re trying to

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WORS Iola Bump & Jump Race Recap & Photos

Mountain bikes, good friends, and camping, oh my! This past weekend was the series opener for the Wisconsin Off Road Series, or WORS, in Iola, WI.  It was my first time doing this particular WORS race so I wasn’t sure what to expect of the course.  It turned out that it was not very technical at all.  Some racers were disappointed in the lack of technical features, stating that it felt almost more like a

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Success Story- Chris B.

I first met Chris about almost a year ago, in May of 2015.  A month or two into our training together, we were talking about what she did for her workouts on her day off.  The answer was “nothing”.  She was starting to do some jogging on the treadmill before our sessions and she seemed to like it, so I asked if she would ever consider doing a 5k run.  The thought of that scared

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Just try!

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you just TRY. A couple weeks ago I had had a crazy busy exhausting week at work (and it was only Wednesday).  I had low expectations for my standing climbing date that night but I wasn’t going to bail on my belay buddy. But somehow I seem to have some of the best workouts when I’m exhausted. Exhibit A- that night I started climbing routes a whole grade

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Success Story- Erika P.

When I started at Anytime Fitness, I was a size 16 and just over 200 pounds.  Working out on my own and eating what I thought was a good plan did give me initial results, but then I plateaued.  I knew if I wanted to see real results, I needed some help.  After working with Jessica Helmlinger, I’ve noticed such a change.  I’ve lost another few sizes, am developing great muscle tone and am now

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Summer Shakeology & Nutrition challenge

Do you need to clean up your nutrition this month? I know that I have been indulging a little too often this summer so far- and it’s only just begun! I need some help and accountability! Join me for a 5 day Shakeology and nutrition challenge at the end of this month. There is no cost to join, all you have to do is buy your shakes (5 for $25) and choose from any of

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New in June- BOOT CAMP referral contest!

This June at Anytime Fitness in Cedarburg you can earn points just by bringing and referring friends to BOOT CAMPS! For each new friend you bring to a class, and for each friend that buys a boot camp package, you can earn points to win a free boot camp package for yourself at the end of the month.  The top three point-earners will be rewarded with a 15-, 10-, and 5- pack of classes.  Non-members

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Bootcamps have officially started!

Many of us were hoping to have started bootcamps by mid-March, but the weather just didn’t cooperate with us this year.  But good news- we were finally able to have classes this week and had beautiful weather for 3 classes, well, except one class where it started raining halfway through. The bootcamps are held at Anytime Fitness in Cedarburg and you DO NOT have to be a member to participate.  The current class times are:

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