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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

How to find the Best Personal Trainer for YOU

By definition, to be healthy is to be fit. Naturally, when one thinks of health and fitness, personal training comes to mind. Some people may view personal training as a luxury, whereas others see it as an investment in one’s personal health.  As we age we’re constantly reminded of how important our health is. With that being said, have you ever considered working with a personal trainer, but weren’t sure where to start or what to look for?

Here are tips to prepare your quest to find the BEST trainer for YOU.

  1. Google is your best friend. Do your research. Look trainers up on social media FIRST and find trainers located in your area. Then do your digging:
    • What are their hobbies outside of the gym?
    • How does that impact their training/lifestyle?
    • Do they “practice what they preach”?

    You will make many decisions during this process. Just keep in mind the importance of who  you choose to surround yourself with. Evaluate who will have a positive impact on your life. Please note that you are not looking for a new best friend. Rather, someone who will help mold your future self.

  2. Inquire and ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask the trainer about their fitness related experience and background. At the same time, they should be asking you questions about your health, lifestyle and fitness goals. Do they seem authentic and passionate about your goals and fitness?
  3. Experience. Look at reviews, testimonials, or ask people who have trained with them in the past about their experience.
  4. Certifications. Certainly there is something to be said for high credentials, but what’s equally if not more important, is the trainer’s overall experience, growth, and development in the fitness industry. I know plenty of personal trainers who have NO certification and are incredible, whereas I’ve met other trainers who have “elite” certifications and are, well –  “just okay”.  A certification can be a starting point, but don’t let it be the determining factor in your decision making. One of the most important things to look for in your trainer isn’t a credential or certification, but real experience and an enthusiasm for helping you reach your goals.
  5. Do you “jive”? After meeting with the trainer, decide if your personalities jive. Look for a personal trainer who makes you feel comfortable enough for you to expose your biggest flaws. Let me remind you that they’re called “personal” trainers for a reason – trainers are here to guide you to your personal fitness goals, and to do so, the trainer needs to fit with your personality.
  6. Communicate. A great trainer should automatically ask you PRIOR to your workout, if you have any restrictions. If so, discuss them thoroughly. For some reason people often downplay their restrictions. The more your trainer knows upfront, the faster you’ll get results. If you sugarcoat your restrictions it could take longer to reach your goals and possibly lead to a setback. Communication is crucial – being able to communicate your concerns and options should go without saying. We may not always agree, but we are here to listen, support, and guide you in the right direction.
  7. Side note. Just because someone is a fantastic athlete does not mean that they’re a fantastic trainer.
  8. The bond between an athlete and a coach. As a coach it’s important to know how to modify movements based on the individual’s skill level. Also, its important to understand that everyone does NOT learn the same way. Some people are more visual,  some learn better from doing, and there are others who need both. Again, communicating, learning, and listening to the athlete is key. Once a relationship  is established it will be easier to “read” the athlete. Athletes should feel that they can confide in their trainer. Day to day stresses can really weigh a person down mentally as well as physically. In this case a good “venting session” can make a person feel pounds lighter. A great trainer should recognize this, address it, and help move forward. Holding it all inside essentially is more harmful than taking a few mins to vent.  I’m not saying “chit chat” for an hour, but there is a difference between being present in a workout, and just going through the movements because your head is elsewhere. After this bond grows, the trainer will quickly pick up on these tell-tale signs, break down barriers, and have a kick a$! workout!
  9. Results. Your trainer should be focused on your results – If you are not seeing results ask yourself, ‘Am I fully committed to my goals?’ If the answer is yes, then reevaluate your trainer.
  10. Programming. Ask yourself if the trainer’s programming fits your needs. Do they pick a plan out of a hat and put you through it without focusing on your goals? Is your trainer following along with you and checking your form on movements? Are they encouraging or helping you succeed in the way you want to be encouraged?

My Advice:

Give a trainer 4-8 sessions before making a decision that things aren’t working out.

The first session is often exploratory, explanatory, and introductory, and the trainer needs to test your limits and movements to build upon that. This isn’t a “get fit quick” strategy, therefore, trust the process and don’t expect miracles in a day!

Do not use your trainer as an excuse: Often times people will hire a trainer and think they’re done – NOT TRUE. There has to be a commitment to change in the gym AND in the kitchen. The athlete needs to hold themselves accountable and remember that a trainer is a guide. “Don’t put in half of effort unless you’re okay with half the results.”

Be positive: Often when the trainer asks an athlete to do something (walk every day, cut out processed food, drink more water), the athlete comes back with 101 reasons they can’t. First, it’s great that the athlete feels comfortable to communicate this. Instead of saying “I can’t“, focus on a compromise. Trust me, your trainer does not want to see anyone fail. Find an alternative solution to the problem and move forward. Negativity won’t get you very far.

If you enjoy working with your trainer… let the trainer know and continue working with them. The more information you can give them on your progress, the easier it will be for them to alter your program as you go on.

If you don’t enjoy working with your trainer… that’s okay too. Not all relationships end in marriages. Be honest with them. Let them know that it’s not a good fit and why you will not be continuing to work with them. Good trainers want to know what they could have done better. Trainers who are simply after your money may guilt trip you or beg you to stick around – RUN!

Remember: Your trainer won’t do the work for you, and they can’t work miracles. Have proper expectations, do what you’re told, and this could be the best investment you’ll make in your entire life

Antonette Race, Personal Trainer, RaceStart Training

Antonette has been successfully helping the community achieve their fitness goals as a personal trainer in Milwaukee for over 10 years

Redirecting Our Mindset to Achieve Our Fitness Goals

Can anyone relate to staring at themselves in the mirror, only to pick themselves apart? Have you ever used your workouts as a form of punishment? When you discovered that your favorite jeans “shrunk” did you cut calories and increase your workouts? Are you guilty of  comparing yourself to the trending celebs?

Let’s be real…

I can honestly say that at some point in my life I’ve been guilty of probably all of the above. I’m not proud to admit this, but it’s the truth. I am sharing this insider information because it’s important to know that you are not alone.  If you’re like me and answered “yes” to any of the examples above, then this is my advise on how to redirect your mindset and become more comfortable in your own skin:

  1. Be more present and allow yourself to have fun. Often times we get caught up with the “big picture” and don’t give ourselves enough credit along our journey. Acknowledge your progress along the way and stop comparing yourself to others- After all this is YOUR journey. As a result, this will help alleviate stress and make daily tasks more enjoyable. When we’re less stressed we sleep better, move better, and allow ourselves to be more present.
  2. Don’t let one bad event effect your day, week, or month. You’re only human. Life happens, and it’s how you deal with each situation that is dealt to you that will determine your progress- Remember, this is not a sprint. Take it one day at a time and always give yourself credit when it is deserved.
  3. Find strength in positivity. Don’t tear yourself down by focusing only on your “flaws“. Often times we can be our worst critics. Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.
  4. Set goals and believe in yourself – Acknowledge your strengths and embrace your weaknesses. It’s vital to set ACHIEVABLE goals- Goals that you have control over. Stop telling yourself you can’t. Figure out how to turn your “I can’t” into “I can”. Often times we are so fixated on the things that we can’t do that it holds us back from reaching our true potential. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will. Other times we are busy chasing “perfection”. We are all perfectly imperfect. One goal we all have control over is giving OUR 100%. This will leave us feeling satisfied and continue to keep us motivated.class-functional-fitness-bay-view
  5. Don’t just show up. It’s crucial to mentally prepare yourself for the changes you’ll need to achieve your goals- Let’s be real, just showing up and going through the movements isn’t going to cut it. Put in the work inside the gym as well as outside the gym. With that being said, allow yourself rest days to avoid over training- Your body needs time to recover. Go to bed on time and avoid hitting the snooze button. Feed your body the fuel it needs to get you those results. Stay on point with your mobility. Don’t put in half the effort unless you’re okay with half of the results.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In stopping to think through the meaning of what I have learned, there is much that I believe intensely, much I am unsure of. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

Let’s begin to act the way we want to feel and become empowered to find “our happy”

Often times the chaos around us acts as a distraction and we loose site of what we are working towards. It’s imperative that we stop putting an emphasis on something that is out of our control. Redirecting our mindset will lower stress levels and help manage fitness goals. It’s essential to live in the present and appreciate the struggles, the joys, and everything around us that will shape who we become.

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New Outlook on Health, Fitness, and Gaining Strength From Within

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.”

-Socrates

About three years ago I decided to sign up for a half marathon with a friend of mine. I could barely run a mile without getting winded, and working out was something I did when I had time. I was active as a child and throughout high school and college, but when I started grad school, my activity level decreased and my poor eating habits increased.

After signing up for the half marathon, I began running every day and discovered it’s not so terrible. A friend of mine invited me to a workout at RaceStart Training and I confidently stated I would go with her; after all I had been running every day, I figured I could handle any kind of workout. Turns out, I could not have been further from the truth. I came to harsh realization that running does not make you ready for anything. My first workout at RaceStart challenged me mentally and physically. It took me awhile before I realized that the challenges that I once feared where exactly what I needed to help empower me. Often times we are our own worst critics. After that first workout with RaceStart I beat myself up and neglected what I was capable of. I spent most of my time focusing on all the things I couldn’t do. It was a process, but soon I have learned to be kinder to myself.

Despite being able to run, I still dreaded going to a “globo gym” just to find myself doing the same thing day in and day out. After completing the half marathon, I realized that I  ready for a change. I was now mentally prepared and fully committed to take on new challenges- Which lead me back to RaceStart. Training at RaceStart is one of the best decisions I have ever made! In the last two years, not only has my body thanked me, but my mind and heart have as well. Today, I still run, but I can do SO MUCH MORE! I now have more confidence along with a whole new outlook on health and fitness. RaceStart is unlike any other gym I have ever been to. Antonette’s approach and presence as a trainer is the perfect balance between challenging and encouraging. RaceStart is a community that I am so grateful to be a part of. Without Antonette and RaceStart Training, my life would look very different- Experiences, like the one I am about to share, would have broken me rather than motivated me, reinforcing the pride I take in my abilities.

Recently, I experienced something that in the past would have discouraged me and sent me into a whirlwind of self-doubt and tears; fortunately, this time was different. I was at a globo gym getting my run in for the day, and as I was towards the end of mile 3, an employee of the gym stopped to talk to me. He introduced himself as a personal trainer and asked what my workout was going to consist of for the day. I explained to him I was only running today, because I was training at RaceStart later that day. His response was, “Just running? Why nothing else?” I again explained that I had another workout planned for later in the day and I just needed to get a run in now. Ignoring what I had just told him he went on to say, “There is no reason for you to be scared of the weight machines, free weights, or functional fitness machines; they could really benefit you.” Next, he questioned if I had ever worked with or considered working with a personal trainer. I explained that I was very committed to personal training at RaceStart Training; However, recently I switched it up with group workouts there. What he said next almost had me lost for words … ALMOST.

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As I was approaching mile 5, he said, “Your body would look a whole lot better and you would be capable of so much more if you decided to personal train with me.” I calmly stepped off the belt of my treadmill, onto the side rails and said to him, “I think you’re confused, because if I heard you correctly, you just told me my body was not good enough nor capable enough. Fortunately for me, that could not be further from the truth. My 5 foot 10 inch, 230 pound body may not fit into your ideal of a strong and fit body, but my body is incredibly f#%k!ng strong and capable of ridiculously incredible things. I would appreciate if you stopped concerning yourself with my body and my capabilities.” I got back on the belt of my treadmill and continued my run. My mind started racing about what I was going to do…write a complaint, speak with his boss, cancel my membership, etc. I realized none of these things would do any good-As none of these options would change this man’s beliefs about what strong and capable looks like. As I was leaving, he approached me and apologized profusely for offending me and asked what he could do to help me feel better. I explained to him that I did not need him to help me feel better, because unfortunately for him he was worse off than I was. He looked at me with a puzzled look, and I suggested he educate himself on health and fitness and the FACT that strong, capable and fit look different on everyone. I walked out the door and left him with a smile.

Had this happened a year or more ago, I would not have walked away with a smile on my face. I would have walked away with even less self-confidence, more self-doubt, and at some point would have been wiping away tears. Not today though; today I felt proud, I felt confident, and I felt strong! I know that physically I am strong and capable, and today I became wholeheartedly aware of how mentally and emotionally strong I am as well. I finally realized that it was not a perfect body that I had been searching for this whole time but rather the emotional and mental strength to be able to remind myself, in even the most difficult of situations, that I am pretty damn incredible. Don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect and I’m not where I want to be, but I am certainly not where I used to be.

I owe a lot of my (physical and mental) progress to Antonette and RaceStart Training has always encouraged me and reminded me of how much I am capable of. I will forever be in debt to the coaches and the individuals I workout with at RaceStart. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I cannot imagine my life without that gym or without those people. I have recommended RaceStart to my family, friends, coworkers,  complete strangers, and I will continue to recommend them! Nowadays, I prefer to focus on what I can do and what I will do rather than what I can’t. I have fallen in love with taking care of myself…mind, body, and spirit.

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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

7 Reasons Why Group Classes Are Not For You

Believe it or not I used to be the person with the 24 hour  ’globo gym’ membership. It was convenient, cheap, and I could come and go as I pleased. The gym was my escape … I’d put my earbuds in and tune out the world….I was in “my zone”.

It might be helpful to note that I was in competitive sports for most of my life. Once I graduated high school I was still active and continued to workout. However, I was just going through the movements, not focusing on a goal, or pushing myself to work on my weaknesses. I just stuck to what I liked to do. I was the classic ”cherry picker”.  In no way did I consider myself an “athlete”, nor was I really happy with my fitness results (even though I was putting in the TIME).

Then I tried Group Fitness and this was what I discovered.

Read my 7 reasons why group fitness is not for you!

  1. group fitness will push you out of your comfort zone – you will often find yourself doing things you never thought were possible
  2. our classes will keep you accountable. You can’t push it off, you have it on your schedule and that’s the time that you have to be there
  3. the coaches take the guessing work out of it. The workout program is already planned out for you. No “cherry picking”
  4. coaches are there to make sure you’re using proper form and weight-less risk of injury
  5. your confidence will continue to grow inside as well as outside the gym
  6. you will meet people who share similar interests as you
  7. RaceStart limits classes to 10 people – keeping class sizes small, and intimate

Group Fitness classes helped fulfill a void that had been missing after I stopped competing in sports. That competitive  drive  that was still inside of me and longing for camaraderie again … was fulfilled by Group Fitness training.  Group fitness training broke me out of my shell.

At RaceStart, your experience with Group Fitness  starts the moment you walk through the doors. You see your coach and then notice the workout on the whiteboard. Mobility and mental preparation set in as your excitement grows … After the coach goes over your workout you wait in anticipation for the sound of the clock, “3…2…1…GO!”  Your adrenaline kicks in as the beats from the speaker continue to intensify. The gym suddenly erupts. The coach looks around the room in sheer amazement at the sight of students, moms, and professionals. Suddenly your inner athlete is present, regardless if you were ever an athlete in your past or not.

We all have an inner athlete just waiting to come out. Are you looking to bring out yours? If so, then Group Fitness is for you. Your body will thank you!

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…

FINDING MOTIVATION FROM WITHIN

I’M ONLY HUMAN

Some days are definitely easier than others to get up outta bed. I have moments or even days that I rather curl up and feel sorry for myself- Make excuses about why it’s so hard to juggle “life”.

Then I take a minute to reflect on everything that is important to me and all the sacrifices and hard work that has led me to where I am today.

At that time I think about where I want to be.  Then I think,  what  I am  going to do to make that happen.

DO OR DON’T DO

Over the last 2 weeks I have removed the words, “try” and “can’t” from my vocabulary. I realize that both words have negative connotations.

I will either “do” or I ”will not do”.

There is no try.

If I want it bad enough I will figure out a solution and make it happen.

FINDING MOTIVATION FROM WITHIN

Some days are easier than others to find that motivation and drive.

On the days I allow doubt into my head, I am often left asking myself a common question,  

“What am I doing this all for?”

Then I walk into RaceStart and see what I have created.

It’s at that time that a big smile stretches across my face, and then it all comes back to me. The doubt is no longer there…

This is my happy place. I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. I’m not okay with only giving half the effort-no matter how big or small the task is.

I know that through my training I am able to help motivate others live a healthier life”

THE REALIZATION

Coming to realize this drives that force inside of me to push harder. My athletes, as well as the coaches at RaceStart, inspire me everyday to push harder in life, to train harder, and to be a leader by setting a good example.

I read somewhere that,

“ The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- You can’t learn anything from being perfect.”

I’ll be the first to admit that I have made plenty of mistakes, but those mistakes have only made me stronger from the inside out.

MY MISSION

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I know that I will not be happy unless I give 100%. I am a fitness enthusiast in every way possible and want to share this with my community. I believe this is my purpose and my mission.

Find your happy, and let your passion drive you!

For a great motivational short video click on the button below.

I want to share with you a few quotes from this motivational clip:

“Quitting lasts forever….The decision is yours. How badly do you actually want to achieve your goals? If you got a dream you gotta protect it- Don’t’ let someone tell you can’t do something.

If you want something go after and get it. You have to believe that you can make a difference.

You gotta want it more than you want the party, more than you want to sleep. Make a choice. Decide who you wanna be.

Surround yourself with those that see greatness in you, even when you don’t see it in yourself”

PROVE THEM WRONG

“Find it within yourself to keep moving forward”

“Just because you failed, doesn’t mean that you are a failure”

“Don’t let the distractions distract you”

Start your day out right by clicking on the button below for one of the most inspiring and motivational videos  that I’ve come across.