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.


Jump Rope Double Unders – Helpful Tips For Best Results!

Double Unders can be one of the most frustrating movements to learn. Let this short demonstration help you achieve your next double under goal. Keep in mind that while jumping, if you allow your arms to come away from your body it will shorten your rope causing you to miss it. Lets face it, when that rope whips you, it can REALLY hurt! So keep those elbows turned in, retract that scapula and flick those wrists!  If there’s a movement that you’re struggling with and would like to see demonstrated, get in touch with us by sending us an email, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive latest tips directly to your inbox.


October 2016 Athlete of the Month

“And though she be but little she is fierce”

alli-box-jumpAre you familiar with this quote? This is our Alli! She ALWAYS has a great big smile across her face with every rep, every round, and EVERY WORKOUT! She might joke that her arms feel like they are going to fall off, but she NEVER complains! I always tell everyone that “Whatever you put into your workout is exactly what you will get out of it”...and Alli pushes herself EVERY TIME!

When Alli was a “newbie” at RaceStart I can honestly say she was afraid to step out of her shell. Now I see her pushing herself to new levels every day- This way of thinking is now automatic and she’s beginning to see what she’s truly capable of.
It’s so important to remember to smile and just have fun, and that’s something that Alli brings out in all of us! She is so fun to be around, and really challenges you to push yourself harder in class. She might not admit that she’s competitive, but I beg to differ. Alli has been attending our 5:30A.M. classes as well as our night classes- Training 5 days/week, and 3 of the days she trains 2x/day. It’s safe to say that you have reached “rockstar status” 😀
Alli, I’m proud to announce that YOU are our Athlete of the month!

You have come a long way to receive this honor. Only those who are truly deserving are rewarded with “AOTM”. With that being said, some months might not have an “ATOTM” – but over the last few months I have .as you really stepped it up and your hard work has not gone unnoticed! Way to go! You have now taken on the roll to help encourage and empower others.

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(Allie usually does not dress up like a “dead bug” for her workouts, this photo was taken during the RS Halloween Event)

AOTM Survey:


Tell us something we may not know about you?
I am obsessed with my dogs. They rock.

When did you start training at RaceStart?
June of this year

Main reason for joining RS?
To find an enjoyable class experience that made me want to be go to the gym.

What were your thoughts after you completed your first RaceStart workout?
Everything hurts and I am dying. Also my arms are going to fall off. All in all I really enjoyed the group setting and how welcoming Antonette was, I didn’t feel pressured into doing anything I didn’t think I could do. 

What is your fitness background?
Running and swimming. Also that embarrassing stage in my life where I thought it would be fun to be an ice skater and I got stuck wearing a fuzzy lion costume at my first performance in front of hundreds of people.

What’s your biggest fitness accomplishment?
Lifting weights in general, I’ve always had a fear of how to properly do it.

Has RS affected your life at home, at work, with friends, family life, etc? (underline all that apply)
I would say all of the above. It has made me a more conscious grocery shopper and avoid the free terrible food at work. My friends and family have to put up with me talking about how my arms are going to fall off but find it amusing.

What results have you seen since your first RS workout?
I can lift much more than when I started and I think more about what I am putting into my body. Going to the gym also relieves stress that builds up at work.

What are your future training goals?
To be able to do a pull up with no band as well as do ropes for 20 seconds and not want to die.

What is your most memorable experience with RS?
When I wasn’t fully awake in the morning class and face planted over my kettle bell. Also the time Antonette was riding on top of the sled stacked with weights while Bryan pulled when I can barely pull 50 pounds.

What advice would you give to a “Newbie” or someone considering joining the RaceStart family?
Do it! The classes have a great structure so you don’t do repetitive movements day after day with no results. I also don’t dread going to the gym and everyone is so welcoming it feels like a little family.


Fill in the Blank

I likeBeing outside, traveling, and hanging out with friends.
I eat(I feel like I shouldn’t honestly answer this question… joking). I have my weak days but mostly try to eat on the healthier side i.e. salads, canned tuna (I know this is gross but I can’t get enough), sweet potatoes, sushi
I doYoga, running, snowboarding, and water sports?? I don’t know how to answer this hahah
I amConfident and excited to see what I will be capable of doing in another year!
To be fit is to beDetermined, motivated, and perseverant

Review us on Google

If you like what RaceStart is doing then please share, by posting your review on Google!

Currently RaceStart is working hard at updating  all social media to help generate business. With that being said we are looking for more people just like you! I realize that we live in a fast paced world, but I am hoping that you can find a few mins to compose a brief statement describing your experience while training @RaceStart.

As a thank you for your time, we’d like to make sure that we show you our sincerest appreciation by offering 1 FREE RX Bar or 1 FREE FitAid by completing the following steps.

Thanks so much for your support!

Step 1: Write your review by clicking the button below.

Step 2: Simply bring a print out of your published review, or show the review on your mobile phone or tablet.


THAT’S IT! We will give you 1 FREE RX Bar or 1 FREE FitAid of your choice. (Please understand that we can only offer one RX Bar or FitAid per member).

Below I have provided you with some questions to help fuel your creativity. Questions for thought: (not all questions may apply to you). So get started today! Your feedback allows us to improve our facility and build a stronger community.  If there is something that you’d like to see improved, please inbox us and we will do our best to accommodate you! Costumer service is very important to us.


  • What 3 words would you use to describe RaceStart?
  • What did you like most about RS training style?
  • Were the coaches good motivators?
  • Were the coaches good educators?
  • Is RaceStart passionate about what they do?
  • What sets RaceStart apart from other gyms you have have trained at in the past?
  • Are you now able to do things you once thought weren’t possible?
  • Has your lifestyle changed? Do you enjoy life more?
  • What have you gained (confidence,energy, flexibility, Balance, muscle, stamina)?
  • Have you overcome a fear or big obstacle since you began training? Did RS help you break out of your “comfort zone”?
  • Do you better understand what your body needs to get results?

If further direction is needed, please feel free to contact me using the info below. Thank you.

Antonette Race, Personal Trainer, RaceStart Training

Antonette Race- Semklo
Owner and fitness coach
Direct: 1.262.497.1844