October Sugar & Alcohol Challenge

Join us for our October Sugar & Alcohol Challenge! The challenge runs from Oct 1-31 and costs $10 to participate.  The goal of this challenge is to make you more aware of your sugar and alcohol intake during the month of October.  This usually tends to be the month that we start to give into more temptation as we approach the Holidays.  Perfection is not expected during this challenge, but our goal is to hold you accountable for making better decisions when it comes to sugar and alcohol.   Here are the rules: - Register on the clipboard under the TV at the gym.  Payment can be made via cash or your Zen Planner account. - You will track daily in Train Heroic whether or not you consumed any alcoholic…

Why Being Injured was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Why Being Injured was the Best Thing to Happen to Me While that may not be entirely true, because being injured sucked, it has shaped me into the person that I am today. This blog post is meant to emphasize the importance of having a personal trainer during an injury and how it can help you not only recover faster, but stay committed in the gym. I learned how appreciate my body for being able to do all the things it was capable of- big and small. I forgot how much I took for granted being able to walk up and down stairs, get in and out of bed, drive my car, go to the grocery store by myself, and lift heavy weights. At times, I wondered what I did…

It all counts, so do it all

I got to thinking about life and exercise this morning while I was out on a run with my dog. In another life, about 10+ years ago, I fancied myself a runner.  I ran trail races, 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and even 2 full marathons.  In November of 2008 I discovered CrossFit training and realized I didn't like running as much as I thought! Fast forward to today and I now have a 4 legged friend who is TERRIBLE at lifting weights.  Probably has to do with having no arms.  But HE is a great runner and needs exercise so I've found myself running much more in the last 6 months than I was for about the last 8 years before. And you know what?  It counts.  The exercise is…