Happy Monday!

This week I’m coming to you with a Motivation Monday post about sustainability.

Sometimes we can be drawn in by the flashiness of BIG goals and BIG change. 

It might seem really exciting. And without a doubt, we want what is on the other side of the big change, but then reality hits.

Big changes can be hard. 

If you have a big fitness goal or fat loss goal you may want the results that come with big changes but it can be a tough road if the sacrifices we are making aren’t really lining up with how we want to live our day to day lives. 

​For those of you who know Rachael, she is training for a fitness bikini competition.  She was saying recently how hard it is meal prepping weekly, eating all the correct food (SO MUCH FOOD), getting in all the workouts, wearing the death trap high heels etc. She wasn’t complaining. She was just acknowledging that it is tough and that she can’t wait to return to normalcy. 

Maybe you have felt similarly? 

Loving the results that come with food tracking, paleo, whole 30 or low carb but disliking the disruption to your lifestyle? 

My challenge for you as we head deeper into warmer weather is to ask yourself what could you do, tweak, change that isn’t necessarily massive.

What could you sustainably adjust to help you get better results? 

Fitness and fat loss are about the long haul. 

There is a time for a short-term push. But that time is NOT all the time. 

The remainder of the time needs to be focused on small, gradual and sustainable changes. 

Those changes really add up. 

– Megan K and Team

P.S. If you’re ready to make sustainable changes in your life to help you meet your health and fitness goals, we can help! Contact us to get started today.

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Several years ago I met out dear client Barbara when I was teaching a workshop at another facility. She signed up to learn about a style of training where the main focus was on listening to your body.
Following the workshop she became a client with me at that facility. 

She had a variety of physical aches an pains that we needed to work around to keep her moving…
My goal was to get her moving in all the ways that she could that didn’t hurt. This included a few variations on the squat that to the untrained eye probably looked quite bizarre. In fact if you had seen her squatting you might have wondered why I let her do it “wrong”. Remember the key was she was doing the squat in a way that fit her body, at that time and was pain free. 

Fast forward about a year, and she had regained several ranges of motion and was able to squat “normally”. 

When I left the other facility, Barbara came and joined us here at Fit Body/ MPower Fitness.  

Boot Camp can have a stigma associated with the name:
it is tough
it is hard
it might make you throw up
a person could be too xyz for it…(insert your limiting adjective here: I’ve heard out of shape, in shape, young, old, achy etc)

But Barbara knew that our philosophy was different and that we were going to keep aiming to get her to do all the things she COULD do, 
letting go of the rest. 

Barbara has continued to train 3-4 times a week for the last 6 years here at our studio. 
She says “I get all the senior discounts and legally a senior long past. I have been working out at FBBC since the beginning and I don’t feel like a senior. I have strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. I am and have been committed to working out 3-4 times a week at FBBC because I love the 30 minute workouts and my body loves it too”.

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If you are with us for the 8:30 or 9am session you’ll likely meet Barbara. If you had to guess, you’d never know that she is one of our longest Boot Camp members nor would you know she is a few years above 65. 

Doing what we can do is really all we can do. 
The best part about Barbara’s journey is that she has never given up. Nor did she ever let limiting beliefs dictate what she could do. 

Congratulations on all your success Barbara! 

I still tell her she looks more vibrant and energetic now than she did 7.5 years ago when we met.

A quick word of encouragement for the week ahead. 

Do you remember when play was heading outside to run around the block, ride bikes, jump rope, play tag or go to the play ground? 
Wasn’t it fun. 

Movement- as adults- can and ideally should be fun too. 
Sometimes we can talk ourselves out of exercise because it feels like a “have to”.
I’d like to encourage everyone to view moving your body as a “get to”.
Something that definitely shouldn’t be taken for granted. 

I’m excited for the week ahead and the ways I get to move my body. 
What about you? 

Committed to your success,
Megan K and Team

PS
Sometimes eating healthy on the go can be tricky.
Here are five of my favorite healthy snacks:

  1. Hard Boiled Egg and Sliced Veggies.
  2. Sliced Apple and Almond Butter.
  3. Natural, Low Sodium Jerky.
  4. Seasonal Berries with 1/4 cup of Almonds.
  5. A Bag of Homemade Kale Chips.

Everything You Need to Know About the New MPower Fitness

Exciting news! We’ve changed our name to MPower Fitness!

Before you get nervous that the gym you love is not going to be the same, let us reassure you–we’re still all about Fun, Fast Fitness and Fat Loss.

We still believe in the science that proves 30-minute HIIT team workouts are one of the most effective ways to burn fat, get fit, and lose weight.

We’re still committed to offering members nutritional guidance to help reach their goals faster.

And we still have the same team of motivating, fun, certified trainers to guide you toward your goals.

So why the change?

It’s simple–we want to open up new fitness opportunities for our members. We think by offering you expanded choices, you will be even more motivated to reach your goals and have fun on your fitness journey.

What’s New at MPower?

In the weeks to come, we’re going to be offering some exciting new options for member workouts. In addition to 30-minute HIIT team workouts, watch for:

  • Yoga. Yoga is an ancient discipline that combines conscious breathing, postures, stretching and meditation. Yoga offers many benefits including increased flexibility, balance, and strength. It can also help reduce chronic pain, like menstrual cramps, menopause symptoms, headaches, back aches, etc. What’s more, yoga has been known to help lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and enhance energy. Bonus–we’re finally going to wear our favorite pants to do the exercise for which they were designed.
  • Zumba. Zumba is a rhythmic, Latin American, full-body dance workout that burns fat and calories and helps improve coordination. Zumba offers both aerobic and anaerobic benefits for increasing heart strength and maintaining a healthy cardiovascular respiratory system. The workout is highly recommended for members who love to dance and have fun!
  • Personal Training. You asked and we listened. For those members who feel they could benefit from one-to-one coaching, MPower will be offering Personal Training. Personal Training is especially effective if you’ve hit a weight loss plateau or want help training for an event (like a marathon.) A personal trainer will hold you accountable, help you maintain proper form to avoid injury, and assist you in maximizing your results.

Ask your MPower Fitness coach for more information about our new classes and personal training or check our schedule for class offerings and times.

What MPower Means for You

We’re pretty excited about our new name!

It underscores one of our core beliefs–that each of us can be empowered to achieve our fitness and weight loss goals through hard work, team support, motivational coaching, nutritional guidance, and HIIT training.

Let MPower Fitness empower you!