A New Thing

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We all have issues with starting something new.  Whether it’s learning something for the first time, starting a new workout program, or looking at a New Year, there’s some trepidation and fear that goes along with it.  What if it doesn’t succeed? What if I fail?  What if…[insert your own fear here]?

The best fitness programs in the world have you changing 1-2 things at a time.  My favorite personal trainer buddy, Josh Hillis, loves to have his clients take one thing and just focus on that for 1-2 weeks. Just pound it into the ground.  Get so good at it, that it becomes easy.  After that, pick a new thing and focus on it for 1-2 weeks.

I tend to run bootcamps and personal training appointments the same way.  It’s a little less laser-focused in your mind, but I’ve got it down to a fine art here.  Those of you who have attended class or an appointment, have you ever noticed how we start somewhat slowly, then pick up steam as the 6 weeks passes? That’s totally intentional.  It’s also why I usually don’t hold the grocery store tour until 3 weeks into a session- sure, you could really use that info right off the bat, but really, would you have remembered any of it?  Of course not! You were too busy trying to remember what a split squat was!

For those of you are starting your food plan now from scratch, it’s a good idea just to focus on increasing your vegetable intake by 1 serving per day.  Once you’re really good and consistent at getting 5-7 servings of veggies and 3-4 servings of fruit in, then start getting really good at keeping processed food or sugar out of your diet (it probably left on its own anyway as your veggies and fruit went up!).  After you’ve gotten good at those two things, then you can start to look at having high-carb, low-carb, and no-carb days.  You’ll get pretty good results from doing those three things.

And, it didn’t feel like you were trying to load the boat with a whole bunch of new things.


Sign-Up for Each of Your Classes!

On the subject of doing something new, LeanBody Bootcamps has instituted a policy of requiring all members to sign up for their individual classes.  No more confusion about which classes are available, who’s coming to what when, and how many spots are left!

We’re using a system that’s accessible from anywhere, and it has some pretty great features that make signing up easy.  It also keeps our classes from overflowing!

Click here to see the schedule.

You’ll always be able to access the Registration System through this site (see over there, on the right-hand bar, that little link that says “Members Only”? It’s in there. There’s also another link right above “Member’s Only” which will take you directly to the registration calendar!

Remember, your sign-up is REQUIRED! I’ll have non-sign-ups do an extra 50 pushups at the end of class if I have to :).