WHAT IS FITNESS FRIDAY?

FITNESS FRIDAY

WHAT IS FITNESS FRIDAY?

One Friday each month, a local LUCYPRO will be in store to inspire your fitness goals, providing free fitness information and teaching free classes.

 

 

On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
the LUCYPRO is me!

YOU’RE INVITED…

…to a complimentary Circuit Training class with Jennifer Billings from Dolphitness and Chai Merrell from Elite Fitness. We are hosting two 30 minute classes at
12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
We’ll teach circuit training classes with resistance bands & medicine/stability balls. We’ll also raffle off FREE personal training sessions for you and a friend at each class!
Don’t miss out!

Hope to see you on Friday, October 2ndlucylogo
Manhattan Village Mall

For additional information go to: 
http://www.lucy.com/Store%20Locator/STORE_LOCATOR,default,pg.html#CA
go to Manhattan Beach and click on store events
or send me an e-mail at jenniferb@dolphitness.com

 

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TRX Multi-Sport Strength DVD Review

I’ve been watching and purchasing fitness videos and DVD’s since the days of Jane Fonda so, I believe I’m pretty qualified to judge a good one vs. one that’s just not so great. So, when I was asked to write a review for the NEW! TRX Multi-Sport Strength DVD, I was honored and happily obliged.

The TRX Multi-Sport Strength DVD focuses on strength, stability, and power. It’s a great full-body workout in just 30 minutes. Jessi Stensland, a Professional Triathlete, runs through 8 of her favorite exercises. I just finished watching it again and I’m very impressed with the combinations of exercises shown. The exercises are broken down so that the first 15 minutes are spent on upper body and the last 15 minutes focus on lower body and core.

She cues each of the exercises with a concise yet thorough explanation. What I really appreciate, is that she tells you what the length of the TRX should be and the correct positioning so there is no question. It is also shown at the bottom of the screen at the beginning of each exercise. She refers to the importance of bio-mechanics (spinal alignment) and proper posture throughout the workout. She also talks about unilateral training and how it can be used to correct imbalances in the body and help prevent injuries.

This is a great DVD for beginners and instructors/trainers because she clearly explains the modifications and goes through each exercise in a slow and controlled manner. Jessi has a great attitude and an amazing figure, she’s upbeat and you can tell she’s having a great time which in turn makes this a great DVD to watch.

Overall, I’d give this one 4 stars out of 5.

Rating (Out of 5):
Instruction: ★★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★
Overall: ★★★★

As a side note: I am a HUGE FAN of the TRX. I bought it as a tool for personal use and, since I’m a Personal Trainer became TRX certified so I could use it with my clients. What I love most about the TRX is that it’s great for ALL LEVELS of fitness because each exercise can be modified by just changing the position of the feet or the body. I bought several TRX’s and now teach TRX Group Fitness classes at a very reasonable cost. So, if you’re in the South Bay (Redondo, Hermosa, or Manhattan Beach, Torrance, or El Segundo area) feel free to contact me.

What is a WORKOUT?

This is a great story about what a workout is. I can’t imagine not working out. As long as I have breath in my body, I will continue to work out. So I’d love to know, “What does a workout mean to you?”

A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started.

A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind and toughens the spirit. When you work out regularly, your problems diminish and your confidence grows.

A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination. It is the badge of a winner – the mark of an organized, goal-oriented person who has taken charge of his, or her destiny.

A workout is a wise use of time and an investment in excellence. It is a way of preparing for life’s challenges and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to do what is necessary.

A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to opportunity and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary force. Physical and mental fitness are triggers that can release it.

A workout is a form of rebirth. When you finish a good workout, you don’t simply feel better,
YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.

by George Allen

Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin (Time Magazine)

(I posted this a few weeks ago, this is a re-post)

I was watching the The Today Show this morning when a story caught my attention… It was based on the cover story in next week’s a_wexercise_0817Time Magazine  about how people who stopped exercising lost weight. Kathie Lee and Hoda were going on and on about how they’ve both stopped working out at different times in their lives and how they’ve lost weight.

Well, it doesn’t take a genius to tell you that muscle weighs more than fat. What bothers me is that people will listen to KL & Hoda and think they can go without exercise. We have a serious problem in this country with obesity and only 2 things will help: changing the way we eat and exercise.