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Late this year

We found out that one of RaceStart’s own, Nadia, was diagnosed at age 37 with Follicular Lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nadia has been training with us for almost 2 years and attends the 4PM class as well as weekend classes.  I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of mental and physical stress Nadia has been through over these last 6 months of treatment.  I can however, count on one hand how many times she has missed a workout during her chemo treatment. This woman trains harder than anyone I know; Determination, undeniable strength, and incredible talent for finding good in every situation- Nadia is the poster child for RaceStart.

Last week (in 5 days to be exact)

Our RaceStart community collected $2,765 to help our warrior fight cancer! We surprised Nadia with a check at our RS Holiday Event over the weekend. Many, many thanks to everyone for coming together and making this holiday extra special. This gym community continues to amaze me and I am extremely grateful for you all.

Nadia, from all of us at RaceStart

We love you, and continue to be inspired by your story. We will always have your back. Thank you for being you and for kicking cancers ass!

A special thank you from Nadia:

Words fail me as I attempt to express my gratitude for this EXTREMELY thoughtful and exceedingly generous gift. Simply knowing you went out of your way to think of me and support me, overwhelms my heart.
For me, the gym is a source of solace, comfort, and stability during a time of uncertainty. Having a community there who stands by me and treats me like just another sweaty person trying to get fit and stay sane, is the reason I’ve been a member for so long.
I talk about the gym all the time to people and the most common statement I say is: “the people are kind.” This is what has become even more important to me and dictated who I want to spend my time with and energy on. You have exemplified this to the fullest in this act of generosity and friendship.
For those of you who were there on Saturday, I hope you could feel and sense the gratitude (and surprise!) through my tears, which were those of love and mutual respect. I don’t know how I can repay you, but please know, that the feeling is reciprocal. I don’t just say the words “Fit Family”, but I mean it, and I will always be there for each and everyone one of you. I was going to say you just have to ask, but I realized that I did not ask for this gift and you gave anyway. Maybe that is the truest sense of giving and generosity.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting me through my cancer diagnosis and treatment. Both emotionally and now financially. And I hope you will be there with me through my future celebrations and the inevitable highs and lows to come. RaceStart is a gym. And it HAS made me stronger. I’m stronger with you at my side.
Love,

Nadia

Give a Gift Get a Gift

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

It’s true, the holiday season is not about gift giving- However, when you love someone you wish them nothing but good health….so why not give them just that?

This holiday share the gift of health and fitness with someone who’s special to you.

You’re in luck!

RaceStart  is  now offering gift cards (with cute packaging for the holiday). There’s no set amount, whatever you feel comfortable gifting!

If you buy now, or anytime before the New Year, you will receive $20 towards your next RaceStart Package.

(offer good on gift cards of $30 or more)


RS Gift Cards can be used towards

  • B2B classes (to get someone started)
  • Group classes
  • Personal training
  • Apparel

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Do you know someone who seems to have EVERYTHING,

or you never really know just what to get that certain someone? I think it’s safe to say that we all know someone like this;) There’s one gift that you can’t go wrong with, and that’s a fresh start towards an excellent health and fitness program.

This season share the gift of fitness!

If someone you know has been interested in RaceStart Training, or just needs help getting started, this is the gift for them!  Any questions regarding RS gift cards message Antonette, #262-497-1844.

Morning Classes With Bryan

Hello Warriors!

Please welcome Bryan Falk-Steinmetz to our RaceStart Team! Bryan will be teaching our NEW MORNING CLASSES, “Koffee+Kettlebells”! Which start Thursday, September 29th @5:30AM.

Bryan is a strong athlete and an overall “stand up guy”. He’s  an excellent asset to our gym community; his enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness is apparent is everything he does! Over the last month there’s a good chance you might have already seen him around the gym. Bryan has been participating in our group classes to become familiar with RaceStart’s  programming, the facility, and of course all of you athletes! We are very excited to have you Bryan, and look forward to your future with RaceStart 🙂

Click below for more info on our class schedule and programs.

Meet Fitness Coach, Bryan Falk-Steinmetz

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“Hi, I’m Bryan Falk-Steinmetz. At RaceStart you’ll find a healthy, welcoming community.  Anyone who wants to have fun, get motivated, and work hard will fit right in! If you’re interested in personal training or seeking more guidance with Kettlebell movements I’d be happy to help!   I look forward to hearing from you.”

For additional information on Bryan and his background in Heath and fitness, click on the button below.

Bryan Falk-Steinmetz
Professional Trainer
414-559-1156
bryan@racestarttraining.com

Jordan’s Back with a NEW CLASS

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Hi warriors! I just wanted to give a big shout out to Jordan Griffin and welcome his return to coaching at RaceStart! We are excited to have Jordan on our team as well as seeing his charming smile back at the gym! 
Jordan will begin coaching a noon class every Tuesday and Thursday, starting THIS WEEK! Again, RaceStart is lucky to have Jordan and we look forward to seeing him around the gym more often 🙂  

CLICK HERE TO READ JORDAN”S FULL BIO »

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CARDIO COMBAT CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Our boxing classes take place in an intimate setting of up to 5 people and is led by instructor and Professional MMA fighter, Jordan Griffin, who is currently ranked #1 (145lb weight class) in Wisconsin and King of the Cage!

Cardio combat will teach you proper boxing technique and movement that the professionals use and will help you develop speed, agility, coordination and power. Each class consists of four rounds of 4 minute high intensity training. The first round consists of boxing, followed by circuit training and ending with shadow boxing and core finisher.

Contact Jordan at jordan@racestarttraining.com or (414) 881-5780 ASAP to schedule your class – Or just click on the button below!

 

The Best Summer Slim Down Shake

A  “HOW TO VIDEO” ON ANTONETTE’S FAVORITE SUMMER SLIM DOWN SHAKE…

JUST CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW 

To order Shakeology or learn more healthy nutrition tips and quick tricks…

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology IS NOT just a protein powder, it’s so much more! It’s  a meal or snack replacement shake that’s filled with over 70 ingredients in it. That would take up to 7 trips to the salad bar to eat the same amount of nutrients that are inside every Shakeology shake. Shakeology is made from the finest whole-food sources that are available. Shakeology really makes it easy for us by taking the guesswork out of nutrition! Two words: GAME CHANGER!

The ingredients include:

  • Camu-Camu
  • Goji berry
  • Acai berry
  • Acerola cherry
  • Bilberry
  • Barley grass
  • Blue-green algae
  • Chia seeds
  • Wheat grass (just to name few)

Why Drink Shakeology Every Day?

It can help you:

  • Lose weight – especially if you replace a meal with Shakeology every day.
  • Reduce junk food cravings – drink it in the morning to enjoy this benefit throughout the day
  • Increase your energy and feel healthier.
  • Improve your digestion and regularity.
  • Lose Weight—the Healthy Way

Why starve yourself thin, when you can lose weight—and maintain that healthy weight loss—just by drinking one Shakeology shake every day?

It’s the simple recipe for success:

  • You won’t feel deprived, because every delicious shake tastes like a sinful treat.
  • The proteins and healthy fats will help you feel fuller longer, so you’re less likely to snack.
  • Superfoods help your body reduce cravings for junk food.
  • Increased energy means your workouts feel easier.

What better way to take the sting out of your craving for sugary snacks and junk foods, than with a sumptuously delicious shake that feeds your body the nutrients it really craves?

How Shakeology short-circuits your urge to snack:

  • Protein-rich nutrient-dense formula helps you feel full and reduces the tendency to “cheat” throughout the day.
  • Helps you curb junk food cravings while helping you crave healthier choices.
  • You’re feeding your body the nutrients it needs, so it feels more satisfied.
  • So delicious, it tastes like you’re cheating!

Feel New Energy!

Drinking Shakeology every day can dramatically improve your energy levels and overall stamina. Just ask all of our customers who used their newfound energy to take on—and succeed—at a new fitness program!

What more can you do with a little extra daily energy?

  • Power through your day, and cross more off your to-do list.
  • Get your fitness program off to a great new start.
  • Help your body’s internal processes work more efficiently.
  • Enjoy life . . . and get more out of every single moment
  • Help Improve Digestion and Regularity

When you drink Shakeology, you won’t just feel healthier, you can actually be healthier. That’s because it helps all your body’s processes function more efficiently. And what better definition is there for good health?

How Shakeology gets you healthy from the inside out:

  • Fiber and probiotics help you “get regular” so you eliminate toxins built up in your digestive system.
  • Proprietary blend of prebiotics and probiotics help create a healthy intestinal tract which aids digestion.
  • A healthier digestive system makes it easier to absorb key nutrients.
  • Digestive enzymes also help your body to increase the absorption of nutrients

Here’s my 2 cents on Shakeology:

Not everyone needs to lose weight, but everyone DOES need to be healthy and to have sustaining energy throughout the day. When was the last time you tried to lose weight and you were grouchy, tired and unhappy because you were STARVING??? Shakeo is all about nutritional DENSE ingredients that will provide you with all of the vitamins and nutrients that you need in order to feel great, not be starving or to feel deprived while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s my “fast-food”, energy drink that helps me to feel healthy and maintain my weight. It helps to improve my diet by giving me adequate nutrition and energy!!

This is not a weight-loss shake — it IS a NUTRITION shake! 

To order YOUR Shakeology or learn more about healthy nutrition tips and tricks that have helped me…

THE SECRET TO OUR RESULTS

I just LOVE Brene Brown and I thought I’d share this clip with you.

I feel that EVERYONE can connect/relate to this on some level.

I’m curious what you will take from it.

Some of you may wonder why I am blogging about this, or “How this is relevant to health and fitness?”

SO I WILL FILL YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET

No matter how many hours we put in at the gym it won’t matter if we continue with self shaming.

We will not reach our fitness goals if we continue to tell ourselves

“I can’t” or “I’m not _______enough”

We must attack our problems from the root. Don’t place blame on your trainer, coach, husband, kids, work, school. Take accountability and try to understand why you’re not seeing results instead of finding more excuses. I promise, after we’re able to change our perspective we’ll find the results we’re looking for.

Remember the RaceStart Motto,

“You can’t continue to do the same thing and expect different results.”

I feel that so many of us are battling with… I’m not ___________ enough.

This leads to “shaming ourselves”- saying hurtful things that we would never say to someone we love or care about….So why do we say them to ourselves if we know they are hurtful?

“BEING VULNERABLE IS NOT A WEAKNESS”

This is something that really hit home for me. Being a woman and business owner in a male dominated field, the last thing I thought I could feel (or show for that matter) was vulnerability. That terrified me. Recently, I have learned that when I show a more vulnerable side (MY AUTHENTIC SELF) that’s when people seem to REALLY HEAR ME and all of a sudden I become relatable.

I find it interesting how Brene Brown makes us realize that being vulnerable is courage

The courage to be ‘IMPERFECT”…which is a connection to authenticity.

It’s okay to NOT have it ‘all together’.  I can’t tell you how many times I would “freak out” if someone would stop by to visit me at the gym or house (made no difference) and everything didn’t appear to be “perfect”.  Like I said, it becomes exhusting! Believe it or not, it was easier for me take on another task for the day and clean things up, rather than let someone see things out of order. If I was sick as a dog and a family member told me they were going to stop by, I’d pull myself together and clean up the house.

I now realize how rediculious this sounds.

THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

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Art credit goes to Steyr Hardison, age 3. “Guy wearing headphones”. – of course it is 😉 My cousin’s daughter made this picture for us and framed it.

“CREATIVITY IS; the key of how things travel from the head to the heart to hands.”

Unused creativity is dangerous. It turns into greed, rage, and becomes toxic.

“THERE IS NO INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY WITHOUT FAILURE.”

Now, take a minute to think about this and reflect.  

Below is an excellent interview with Brene Brown that digs deeper into this topic. Very interesting! 

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

I wrote a blog not too long ago that was really more of a self reflection. In this blog I was more vulnerable than normal- I let people see the person who “doesn’t have it all together”- and it felt so good to be able to embrace my “imperfections”.

It was liberating, instead of ALWAYS STRIVING TO HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER …that’s exhausting!

 

I actually wrote my blog before I stumbled across Brene Brown. After I posted my blog, someone had asked if I had heard of her and suggested to look her up. I’m glad that I did.

With that being said I hope you enjoy 🙂

 

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY @RACESTART

Today is the anniversary of the FIRST DAY we had our FIRST WORKOUT @ RaceStart Training!

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EXACTLY 1 YEAR FROM TODAY- JUST 1 week after we moved in!

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In that 1 year my husband and I put our blood, sweat, and tears into this place- Our “home away from home”. I am so thankful to have such a supportive husband. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the struggle is real.  This man has seen me at my highs and at my very lows. Luckily for us our lows never seem to be as bad when we know we have each other. 

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VALENTINE’S DAY IS THIS WEEKEND!

Join us Saturday @10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Our saturday class will be themed of course, because that’s just how we roll 😉

Bring a buddy, bring a pal! Or fly solo! Just get your butt in here!

Echo Rings for strength and stability

Saturday’s Class (Weekend Warrior) is sure to help you stick to your goals for later in the night when that dessert tray comes your way. Suddenly my voice will pop into your head. You’ll be thinking how GOOD your abs, arms, legs, etc. HURT. It’s a ‘hurt so good’ kind of workout. You’ll be sure to remember how hard YOU pushed yourself during class.

(it’s cruel to be kind) 😉

If you do decide to indulge over the weekend don’t let that one bite of chocolate (or other yummy sugary goodness) lead to dirty old habits. Don’t lose site of your goals.

Athlete of the Month, RaceStart Training Milwaukee

Saturday’s workouts are always designed to have FUN! If you’re not allowing yourself to smile or to just let loose for an hour, then you’re missing part of the benefit! It’s your workout! Whatever you put in is exactly what you get out of it (sound familiar…?)

FUN DOES NOT MEAN EASY

Fun does not mean to become lazy and break good form.

Fun simply means to allow yourself to enjoy being present in the moment and work on your goals.

Also, take that time to reflect on how far you’ve come from where you were this time last year! If you’re still not where you want to be, then you know something has to change. You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. (If you tell me that you haven’t heard this before I will SCREAM!!!) 😉

There will always be room for improvement, but we aren’t going to achieve ANY goals by making excuses!

Get up and move! I can guarantee that your body will thank you!

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Celebrating the Month of February

MARK NEXT WEEK IN THE BOOKS!

It’s a big week for RaceStart…

Feburary 1st (Monday): MARKS OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVARSITY at the Lincoln Warehouse!

Feburary 2nd (Tuesday): Antonette turns another year older…(I used to dread this time of the year. It always has away of creeping up on me. Now it holds new significance.)

Febuary 6th (Saturday): RaceStart’s FIRST trade show the ‘WOMAN UP! EVENT’ held at the Expo Center (State Fair Grounds).

We will be offering our biggiest discounted personal training packages of 2016.

(Promo only available at the show)

Trade Show History:

When I was still in school I worked countless trade shows for a large corporation. However, it’s much different when you’re representing yourself!

RaceStart is not only a gym, a brand, and a community, it’s my heart and soul.  In 2015 I watched my business mature and that was pretty awesome!

I thank you all! Please join RaceStart at the ‘Woman Up! Event’ held next weekend.

 

 

GIFT CARDS NOW AVAILABLE

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

It’s true, the holiday season is not about gift giving- However, when you love someone you wish them nothing but good health….so why not give them just that ?

This holiday share  the gift of health and fitness with someone who’s  special to you.

You’re in luck!

RaceStart  is  now offering gift cards (with cute packaging for the holiday) AVAILABLE SOON ONLINE

There’s no set amount, whatever amount you feel comfortable gifting

 

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RS Gift Cards can be used towards

  • B2B classes (to get someone started)
  • Group classes
  • Personal training
  • Apparel

 

Do you know someone who seems to have EVERYTHING,

or you never really know just what to get that certain someone? I think it’s safe to say that we all know someone like this;) There’s one gift that you can’t go wrong with, and that’s a fresh start towards an excellent health and fitness program.

This season share the gift of fitness!

If someone you know has been interested in RaceStart Training, or just needs help getting started, this is the gift for them!

Any questions regarding RS gift cards message Antonette, #262-497-1844

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