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How to create your goals so you’ll stick to them…

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As you scroll through facebook on the first week of January you watch as everyone is picking themselves back up after the holiday splurges and rejoining the gym or nutrition program.  This has become standard in our fitness industry.  Everyone knows that January is the best month for new memberships because of this widespread motivational […]

Dealing with the fizzle

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We have all been there at the peak of our decisions.  We are all excited and motivated to start working out and eating healthy.  Week one we roll into our workout with this new found determination that helps us get out of bed.  After week one we are super sore, but still plugging through because […]

On my mind…

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If you have ever started a fitness program, you know that motivation is the key to sticking with it.  Some days are easier than others when it comes to working out.  If your program calls for 3 days a week, be careful.  This can sabotage you in the long run because it allows you for […]

You’re crazy!

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As I sit and design these 5am workouts starting on May 22nd thoughts are running through my head about everyone that has heard about our new program.  Some are super excited and others look at me and say “you are crazy to wake up that early!” Let’s get real, those of us with kids and […]

Are you a snoozer?

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What time do you wake up in the morning?  With everything we have going on, waking up an hour early everyday can help you achieve so much more in your day.  After all, what would you do with an extra 5-7 hours in your week?  If you find yourself running out of time on a […]

Do you love it?

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This blog message is absolutely inspired by my pastors Easter message yesterday.  He talked about how we need to love God first and everything else will fall into place.  Everything we do in life is driven by love.  “You are what you love.”  We only focus our attention on the things we really enjoy when […]

Discipline

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Definition of discipline (Wikipedia) “Discipline is when one uses reason to determine the best course of action regardless of one’s desires, which may be the opposite of excited.” One of our clients here at Elite asked me if I would write about what discipline means to me personally.  I know everyone views it differently.  When […]

When to increase your weights

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When you are training with weights, most are not quite sure how or when to increase their weights.  A few things to make sure of is:  Is your form is still correct? Is your range of motion compromised (as you increase weights you may not be able keep the same depth)? Have you’ve completed a […]

#truth

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I saw a post from a trainer in DC this morning on Instagram that said “Some people want to use exercise as a punishment for being overweight.  They don’t realize that their diet is delivering the real punishment.” This can’t be further from the truth and what I preach all the time.  You can’t out […]

Life

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Life happens, and everyday is not a carbon copy of the last.   I’ve owned a fitness studio for over 9 years now and seen all kinds of people come and go.  There are some that are here everyday no matter what and others that sprinkle in every once in a while.  With those that […]