Boot camp sign ups are starting now for the month of May. The camp will be held at the Tokay High School track in Lodi. We will be there training every saturday from 7a.m. – 9 a.m. This is a great way to get your fitness a jump start for summer. Mothers Day is also this month – team up with your mom on Mothers Day and get fit together! This camp is designed to be fun and challenging -for all fitness levels! Only 17 of the 20 spots open are still available – they go fast!!! If you are interested in signing up call or email me before April 30th. All payments should be made to Melissa Brown – Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
If you’re like me and always running from here to there with the job, house and kids trying to get a healthy meal on the table sometimes can seem like an almost impossible task. I am always looking for something or some way to make my meals faster and better and so are my clients. These Steam Bags save time, dishes and let you prepare a healthy meal or side dish of vegies in one bag!!! They have super easy to follow instructions printed on the outside of the bag that tells you how many minutes to steam for per cup amount – so your food comes out perfect every time! How cool is that!!! Thanks Terrie!
Bench Dips for the Triceps is February’s focus. I like bench dips because you are forced to use your own body weight for resistance. Compound movements such as bench dips, push ups, pull ups and squats are great to train with because they increase total core strength and stability.
To perform the bench dip position yourself between to benches your palms should be flat on the bench fingers facing forward, the bench opposite of you should be placed so that just your heels are resting on the edge. From here lower your body down so that you have a 90 degree bend in your elbows then push yourself back up to the starting position by straightening the elbow and repeat.
Beginners – May want to start out with just one bench to build up strength.To perform – leave your feet flat on the ground with your knees bent at 90 degrees then follow the same movement as above. Make sure to keep your back straight and butt close to the bench
As we all know February is recognized as National Heart Health Awareness month. Show your support and help the fight against Heart Disease by wearing red this month. The American Heart Association holds Heart Walk A Thons every year in California and accross the nation. The 2007 schedule of events is still posted on their website at www.americanheart.org In our local area of Stockton and Sacramento they are held in September, plenty of time to gather a group of friends together and make a difference. The AMHA site offers many local events you can participate in to raise awareness through out the year.
February is also the kick start of the GO RED FOR WOMEN MOVEMENT. Many people don’t know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America. Get educated and get heart healthy by getting to know your personal heart health. When is the last time you thought about getting your heart a check up? Many of us only go to the doctor when we are sick or something is wrong. Take preventative measures this month and get your heart a check up, by having your cholesterol and blood pressure checked. Even those of us who work out regularly and eat right are at risk – it could happen to anyone. Heart disease doesn’t discriminate! Ladies I strongly urge you to get heart smart. Something as simple as 20-30 minutes of cardio a day can help you maintain a healthy heart – physical fitness isn’t all about appearances its about living longer and stronger!