Thursday, October 30, 2008

12 Tips to Your Fitness Success - #3

Here’s your third tip to fitness success before 2009 rings in. And this one is a BIGGY.

In fact, if there is a secret…if there is a ‘magic’ bullet, this is it. That’s how important this tip is to your health and fitness success.

But it is almost ALWAYS overlooked!

This one tip will help you firm up, tone and tighten muscles, increase metabolism, increase energy, strength bones and prevent osteoporosis, improves endurance, lowers blood pressure, increases HDL cholesterol (the good stuff), decreases risk of adult onset diabetes, improves posture, balance, and coordination, lowers heart rate and improves mood. I could probably keep going but you get the idea.

So what is this ‘secret’ tip?

Weight Training. You MUST train with weights 3-4x/week. It is crucial to your success.

And once you start weight training everything will start to take motion with your health and fitness. Changing your metabolism is one of the single most important benefits to weight training. But as I just mentioned to you there are so many more. Which is why you should start training with weights NOW!

If you’ve never trained with weights be sure to seek out a professional for help. There is proper technique and proper form to prevent injury and ensure effectiveness. And I’ve seen some baaaad injuries. Start slow. There’s no reason to overdo it on your first time out.

Incorporate all major muscles of the body, chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs, and abs. Train each muscle group 1-3x/week. There are different methods for different goals. And using a simple scale of 1-10 (10 being very, very hard) make sure you reach a 7 or 8.

I cannot stress enough how important this tip is. Do this and you’ll be on your way to fitness success in as little as 3 weeks!

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy
Fitness Together

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Friday, October 24, 2008

12 Tips To Your Fitness Success - #2

Last week I sent you your first tip to a fitness success. You have about 11 weeks until 2009. And I’ve got tips for you every week. Start NOW! and you’ll have a new body and a new life to ring in the New Year. Gain your momentum now so you don’t have to fight the uphill battle through the holidays.

Here’s your second tip.

Clean out the pantry!
Temptation is alive and well. If your fridge is stocked with junk, then you’ll eat junk. If you have ice cream in your freezer, guess what you’ll probably eat when you can’t sleep? And don’t tell me the left over broccoli from dinner.

There will no doubt be times that you are weak. There will be times when eating another salad will seem unbearable. There will be times when doing just one more push up will feel like the hardest thing in the world. And you know what? That’s ok. This isn’t an easy road.

But if you don’t take necessary steps like cleaning out your pantry, you’ll cave when the weak points hit. You must stay strong and stay focused. Temptation is a lot harder looking at 2 cartons of Ben & Jerry versus a bowl of cottage cheese.

Go clean out the pantry. Make it an activity and ask your spouse and kids to help. You’ll help detox the whole family of junk food! And you’ll set a wonderful example for the young ones.

Tonight is our first Healthy & Fit Supermarket Tour at Trader Joe’s in Des Peres. Clients had first rights. But I did have a cancellation. If you’re interested in attending call the Des Peres studio as soon as you can. I’ll give it to the first person that calls. You can find out more about it here. If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list you can fill out the form here. If there are enough people that pre-register I’ll schedule another one in the very near future.

Ok, go clean out your pantry.

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy
Fitness Together

12 Tips To Your Success

NOTE: I sent this email out and forgot to post it to this blog. Oops! So note the time difference.

There’s about 12 weeks until 2009 rings in. That is just enough time to get SERIOUS results with your health and fitness program and reclaim your body. As we move closer and closer to the holidays temptation will soon set in. To help you stay on track I’m going to give you a tip every week to help you stay the course and once and for all lose weight, get in shape, and look and feel better than ever!

A Quick Client Story

Bobby just began training with us. He said over the past 8 years he’s really fallen out of shape. He doesn’t feel good anymore. He overeats at night and goes to bed not feeling well and then wakes up not feeling well. He doesn’t like the way he looks standing in front of the mirror. But he’s determined to get back to where he was. He’s committed to changing his lifestyle, habits, and decisions. He’ll do very well. In just his first week he’s progressed in his abilities and even his strength.

So, where are you? Are you feeling poorly about your health? Are you unhappy when looking in the mirror? If so, then take action NOW and get a jumpstart on your health and fitness before the holidays. If you’re not already exercising, don’t continue to put this off. You can’t wait till things are ‘just right’. Because guess what? They never will be.

There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “Every journey starts with the first step.” Don’t overwhelm yourself. That’s all you have to do today. Take one step. Don’t think about the journey. Just take a step. So let’s get going. Here’s your first tip:

High Intensity Cardio Training

Stop the loooong, sloooow booooring cardio. I assume your time is precious. So don’t continue to waste those precious hours on the treadmill. Let’s get efficient! Begin your cardio with high intensity bouts of exercise. Sprint (this can be any form of exercise, not necessarily walking or running) for a brief period of time followed by a recovery period at medium intensity for a longer period. Then, go back to the sprint and follow it with the recovery. Do this 3 to 5 times for a total of 20-30 minutes.

This way you’ll burn more sugar during the workout. And what’s even better is when a high intensity burst of exercise is performed, the body burns more fat and calories after the workout. This effect can last from 16-48 hours! That’s some serious after burn. Low or moderate intensity exercise has no after burn effect.

Another important aspect of this type of exercise is the hormonal balance that it creates. Low to moderate intensity exercise produces cortisol, which can lead to a catabolic (muscle burning) state. High intensity exercise does this as well, but does so along with growth hormone and testosterone, enhancing fat burning, leading to an anabolic (muscle building) state. Studies have shown the high intensity method to be more effective at burning fat and maintaining, or building, muscle than long duration, lower intensity aerobic workouts. Awesome! Exactly what you want to have happen for a long, lean and toned look. You can read more about this on a post in August comparing Olympic sprinters to Olympic distance runners.

There’s your first tip for your first step. If you’re already exercising make a slight modification to start improving your results.

Keep focused. Stay determined. Make the commitment to yourself and don’t let anything get in the way. I know you can do it!

To your fitness success,


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