Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
“A great reminder about setting goals, challenging yourself & keeping your chin up.” - continued...
As many of you may already know from my earlier blog post I spent a weekend back in September to become certified as a Les Mills RPM spin instructor. As I got further into this I realized it was not just a long tough weekend it was much more than that. Les Mills programs are successful because of their process and their quality control. It's been a challenge to balance this with family and work. I had to file for an extension on my final video submission which was due November 16th and took a short break from learning release 56 so I could examine my purpose and goals. I had until December 21st to submit my video with my extension request or I would have to re-enroll in a new class and start from scratch.
I filmed yesterday and finally submitted my video and have now co-taught 4 classes and 4 classes on my own :-). I made several mistakes on the video, but hope it was good enough to move to the next level. It is becoming more natural and I love motivating people to push hard and experience the magic of an RPM class. Below are a few action shots of me teaching at the Gold's Gym in Forest Acres. I will keep you posted once I am on the regular schedule and not just a "substitute" so you can come experience it for yourself and help me fill the class. Come get in shape and reach your goals!
**A special thanks to David, Brenda, Dan, Margaret, Courtney and Todd for all of your support. I look forward to the ride :-).
May God Bless you
Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
- Keep a journal & Set SMART goals
- Eat Smart & Stay Active | Burn more calories than you eat & drink
- Expect Setbacks
- Sleep is Important
- Muscle Confusion works – Mix it UP
- Balance – Life & Fitness
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I am thankful for you, my readers. Today is a special day in our 9 week program. Today's focus: Family & Food.
Enjoy all the great food and don't stress over a few extra calories. While visiting with friends and family be active: take a walk, toss a ball, hike a trail, challenge your family to a soccer or football game in the yard.
We will get right back to our program tomorrow so enjoy the day.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Set backs and disappointments should be a part of your plan. Not really, but you should be ready for them so they do not derail you from your course. Sickness, busy schedules, too tired, poor food choices, overindulging, you name it and we have all been there. The trick to overcome these set backs is to remember that they are just that, a little set back. With the right mindset you can overcome these and reach your goals.
Monday, November 5, 2012
I will keep this week’s message short and sweet. The holidays are approaching quickly so let’s get ahead of them and focus on our diet. If you have not already started tracking what you are eating and drinking do so this week. Even if you think that you will not keep a food log for the long haul give it a go for a week or so. It will help you identify where you can cut calories and where you are adding empty calories. I am not a registered dietician nor certified in nutrition (at least not yet) so I will keep this to the basics and if you want more diet information please find someone who is licensed or certified near you to get more details on what is right for you. My main goal today is to motivate you make the right food choices and reduce your calorie intake wisely.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
I have not taken so many rest days in a while and actually believe they may have been good for me. I am a cardio junkie so rest days usually consist of an "easy" workout instead of a normal or hard one. So if there is one lesson to take away from this post, it is take your rest days. Rest will help you perform better and stay healthy for your training days. Another lesson if you are up for two...If you have had too many rest days due to sickness or a busy schedule, get back out there. I realize it is hard, even for a cardio junkie, but once you get back on routine it comes back quick.
Now that I am back on the mend - please tune in for more posts.
Stay well & on course.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
My Mission: "To help others reach their health and wellness goals with a well established plan that includes focus, fitness & faith.
I believe we can all make a difference and find happiness when our intentions are pure and goals realistic.
A good friend shared the below scripture with me while cycling and I found it helpful in my quest.
"Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations - that's what I had in mind for you." Jeremiah 1:5
Friday, August 17, 2012
If you are not near Western NC - find an event near you, sign up and set a goal. Finish, Break PR, Win age group, or any other goal as long as you set one. If you have not been training you will need to pick an event at least 16 weeks or so out and start working your way toward your goal.
Good Luck & Thanks for reading - JG
Friday, July 13, 2012
I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for heath to help my clients reach their goals. I have some organizing and planning to do myself, but hope to post some helpful tips and ideas regularly. Please contact me if I can help create a customized plan to help you reach your goals.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am commited to provide personal training and wellness coaching to anyone interested in setting health and wellness goals. My personal mission is to provide a simple plan and motivation for individuals that are interested in improving thier physical fitness and overall wellness. I will offer personalized fitness plans using NASMs OPT model, Optimum Performance Training.
In addition to general fitness goals I have a passion for sharing techniques and performance enhancement techniques for triathletes, runners and cyclist.
Thanks for visiting my new blog.
Here's to your health,