I recently pulled this article and posted it on Facebook for those looking to run the Urbanathlon with me in Chicago. However, this applies to anybody looking to add more distance to their runs. So if you'd like to cover more ground or start to run in races beyond 5K, take a few minutes to read this article. It'll be time well spent!
Quick fit tip before the day off tomorrow: Are you still doing
isolation exercises and just working a couple muscle groups in a workout to lose
weight (for example, chest and shoulders one day and biceps and triceps the next
If so, you may want to reconsider your gameplan and start doing full body
workouts. The more muscles you activate, the more you elevate your
metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn.
The more calories you burn, the more fat you're going to shred.
Not sure how to do a full body blast? Look no further than boot camp,
kettle bell classes, or the total body solution.
Can I please get an interest level in boot camp for Wednesday, 4/25? As it stands, I will be out of town but I am also working on an option to bring another trainer in to run the boot camp so we can keep our normal schedule. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can make appropriate arrangements and determine whether or not to add this day to next week's schedule.
I can assure you that Chris is an amazing personal trainer who shares the same philosophies as myself, making for a great opportunity to keep the schedule rolling while I'm out of town.
You can let me know your interest level by registering through the link above, emailing me at email@example.com, or texting or calling me at 419 205 6609.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Got an iPhone and want instant access to boot camp schedule? It doesn't get any easier than this! Open Safari to access the internet. Go to www.NickBpt.com. At that point, click on the Menu button, followed by Register for Classes. Once on the Register for Classes page, at the bottom of the screen in the middle, there is a square with an arrow pointing to the right. Click it and it will give you a list of options. Select "Add to Home Screen". At that point you'll be given the chance to name the link. Once you've picked the name, select the blue "Add" button on the top right. At that point in time, a direct link to the schedule will be placed on your iPhone screen and from there on you will have instant access to the schedule at your finger tips. You can see to the left where I've added it to my phone at the bottom right as "Register". I hope this helps and makes keeping track of the schedule easier! If anybody has any issues or questions about adding this and I'll gladly help you out.
If you’re like me, you probably check out the magazine rack in the stores once or twice a month just to see what the hot
topics are. When it comes to the fitness world, have you ever noticed a common theme on every magazine
“Reveal your abs in two weeks!”
“Shred your six-pack with just 10 minutes a day.”
“Washboard abs in four weeks.”
They’re never consistent with each other and the list goes on. The reality is though, those articles often times offer some very valuable information. They’ll give you a list of exercises or a solid workout to run through that they claim will ultimately catapult you to your goals.
Here’s the problem. That information is worthless to an extent without its complimenting partner. Unfortunately, this
partner isn’t quite as sexy and isn’t going to sell magazines. That complimenting partner that is required (and perhaps even more important) to reveal your amazing abs that the press often ignores is diet.
Often times, people will trim down and have some amazing muscle mass/tone only to plateau with just the top two abs showing. At that point, the assumption is often made that they need to work their abs more often and harder. That’s mistake number one. Your abs are just like any other muscle in your body and need time to recover. I personally, work my core three to four times a week for stability and one to two times a week in an absolute shredder of a routine (but still making it no more than two or three all-core exercises in a workout). I also don’t do the same exercises from one day to the next and always
target other areas. For example, if I did regular planks today, I might do side planks or hip drops on the TRX the next day, or maybe some hanging crunches.
That being said, the truth is your body is very stubborn and it doesn’t want to lose that last bit of fat hiding your amazing abs.
With good reason too. If your body fat percentage drops too low, you can cause some serious health issues. Your body can struggle with its temperature, the immune system may very well weaken, among many other serious issues that can ruin one’s life.
That being said, you can still reveal your abs and have that flattened stomach to complete your hard body with the right
approach. While having a solid exercise routine is extremely important, most people aren’t going to reach their
ultimate goal without a steady and clean diet. It takes hard work, dedication, and the ability to fight off temptation.
If you want to see your abs, you may want to ask yourself the following questions in the paragraph below. I’m sorry this isn’t easy, but my approach is to give you proper information rather than just bits and pieces to sell more copies of a magazine.
Can you eliminate processed, sugary, and deep fried foods from your diet and eat clean 90% or more of the time? Are you getting enough fiber (which means more of the right fruits and veggies!)? Are you eating 5-6 times a day (never
skipping breakfast)? Is your effort pure? Are you active on your rest days? If an exercise comes as a challenge to you, are you going to avoid it or work at it from the basic level and keep at it until you progress to the advanced technique? If something is too easy for you, do you find ways to make it more challenging? Are you all in?
Most importantly, are you ready to enjoy being in the best shape of your life being able to maintain and improve yourself moving forward after everything you’ve learned about yourself?
Make no mistake about it. It is a challenge, but it is doable. It just needs to be done right. And in the end, it’s very much worth
every drop of sweat you’ve wiped from your face and every burn you’ve endured to constantly improve
yourself. You can do it! Be strong and stick with
Take a slice of whole grain bread and stack it with some deli sliced
chicken breast (turkey would work too). Slather the chicken with
Frank's Red Hot Bar-B-Q (only 3 grams of sugar). After that, sprinkle some Mrs.
Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning and parmesan cheese on the sauce to soak it up
so that it won't drip out. Throw the other slice of bread on top and bake it in
the oven until the sandwich is warm and the bread is golden brown. This was a
creation from moments ago and it was darn good!
Today and the month of April will forever hold a special place in my heart for many reasons. This marks the one year anniversary of the Nick Beakas Personal Training Studio. It’s so much more than just an anniversary of my first ever business venture taken on by myself though.
It’s a milestone of success. When I say that though, I consider it to be more than just the business doing well and moving in a positive direction. I also take into account the relationships and partnerships I’ve formed in just this short period of time. When I first started training, I honestly thought it was all about me inspiring all of you. However, make no mistake about it. When I see all of you come into the studio putting in 45 minutes of dedication and good, old fashioned hard work (and just as much sweat) it inspires me to continue to better myself, not just for me, but for you too. In addition to that, hearing your success stories is what truly makes this “job” gratifying!
Whether you’re a member or one of the many influences in my life (personal and business related), I can’t thank you enough
for your support. This has ultimately allowed me to chase down a dream and call my most passion-filled hobby a career.
So that being said, thank you very much for an amazing year. Here’s to many more years of US making some amazing things happen!