Boot camps are back! (Well, almost)

It may be hard to believe that spring is on its way with another big snowstorm on the way this week, but before we know it warmer weather will be here.  I’m already starting to plan out boot camps at Anytime Fitness in Cedarburg for the spring and summer and I have a wishlist for some new equipment started.  All we need is some dry weather and temperatures in the upper 40s or above! Let’s

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The best workout program in the world

What is the best workout or workout program? In short, the best workout or program is the one that YOU will DO. I tell people this often, but I have had to relearn this lesson for myself every once in a while.   Since I began my own fitness journey in college, I have tried many different types of exercise, but mostly workouts that would be beneficial for bike racing.  Over the years I have done

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SMART Goal-setting

Set SMART goals this year to stick to your New Years Resolutions.  SMART goals can help you get through the Holiday season without added weight gain, and help you meet your goals year-round. Here’s how to set SMART goals: 1. Be specific: “I want to be healthier” or “I want to tone up” is not specific.  Think about why you want to be healthier or tone up, what does it mean to you to achieve

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Want to eat better? You need to plan your meals!

If you don’t plan to SUCCEED, you plan to FAIL.  Just as with anything else in life- saving for college or retirement, planning a party, etc-  if you don’t plan for things to happen a certain way, how can you expect it to happen at all? Nutrition is no different; if you want to eat well you have to plan to eat well.  Here are my tips to meal planning. 1. Surround yourself with good

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Holiday Fit Challenge Part Deux

Thanksgiving week is here and we have entered a time of the year that most American’s are caught up in the flurry that is the Holiday Season.  During this time of year, the average American gains 10lbs so it’s no wonder that January is such a busy time of year at gyms nationwide! On November 1st, I started a Holiday Fit Challenge to create some momentum going into the Holidays, to prevent excess weight gain,

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The Healthiest Meal of theDay- Why I use and recommend Shakeology

As a fitness professional, I know how important nutrition is.  I am a strong believer in a whole-foods, balanced ‘diet’.  I use the term diet meaning anything you consume in a day NOT Atkins diet, etc.  For the most part, I eat whole foods and prepare my snacks and meals from scratch.  However, we all have days when there is not enough time to properly prepare every meal and snack needed.  That is where Shakeology comes

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Success Story- Joe B.

In 6 months, Joe lost 20lbs and 6% body fat.  When Joe started personal training, he could not do any pull ups unassisted.  Now, he can do many regular and TRX pull ups.  I joined Anytime Fitness in June of 2011 after many failed attempts with other local gyms. Even though I was in decent physical health, I didn’t feel like I was in the best health mentally, and I didn’t feel as though the

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Success Story- Erica K.

In 2 years, Erica lost more than 70lbs and 5 pant sizes.  She lost more than 60lbs before training with Jessica, and with Jessica’s help she got the last 10lbs off and went from 18.6% body fat to an incredible 13.8% body fat! Over the past few years, I have made quite a change in my daily lifestyle. Smoking 2 ½ packs of cigarettes a day was a part of my life for three years.

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Success Story- Chrissy B.

Starting in January 2011, Chrissy lost 15lbs and almost 6% body fat in about 7 months.  She is now working towards losing another 10 lbs to meet her goal weight of 115lbs. Last year was a turning point for me.  I had reached the heaviest weight ever.  I was in the biggest pant size I had ever been in, and I was sick and tired of feeling bad about myself.  So I decided I needed

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Success Story- Cheri B.

I have never really had a major weight issue in my life. Iʼve had periods where I was up a few pounds after the birth of my children, or normal weight fluctuation over winter, however once I hit 50, my metabolism began to change. Coupled with the fact that I had finally quit smoking, not only did the pounds begin to creep on….but my energy level really began to decline. My sister and I have

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