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19/24 Fitness Challenge

19 workouts in 24 days!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and so does all that hustle and bustle. Together we can alleviate some of our holiday stress. Let’s schedule our workouts, and show up for them (no excuses). Does your nutrition suffer this time of the year? Let us help! We have a 10 day and a 24 day nutrition program that will boost your energy, improve your fitness performance, and leave you feeling amazing!

WHEN:
Starting THURSDAY, November 1st and ending on Saturday, November 24th.

That’s 5 days that you could miss out of 3 weeks, AND still have a chance at winning the grand prize! You got this!

PRIZE:

If you complete 19 workouts in 24 days you will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win our RaceStart Holiday gift bag (filled with…):

  • New RaceStart swag
  • 10 day Nutrition JumpStart Program
  • Kettlebell Kitchen gift card

This is a great way to beat that winter hibernation, stay on point with your nutrition, AND hit your fitness performance goals!

HOW DO I GET RAFFLE TICKETS
*You must complete 19 workouts in 24 days to enter our raffle.

  • If you workout 19 times during our 24 day challenge you will receive 1 ticket.
  • If you workout all 24 days during this challenge you will receive 1 additional raffle ticket.
  • If you join us in the 10 day nutrition program during this challenge you will receive 1 extra ticket
  • If you join us in the 24 day JumpStart during this challenge you will receive 2 extra raffle tickets.

This means that you could essentially earn 4 raffle tickets. That’s 4 more chances to win the prize!

NOTE: Keep in mind that it usually takes 2-5 days for your nutrition package to arrive. Please contact Antonette prior to ordering anything online- It’s important that you select the best program for you and your fitness/lifestyle goals.

New Summer Group Fitness Classes

Hello warriors! After all the waiting, summer is ALMOST upon us. It always seems like our winters last forever and then all of a sudden summer is here. As quickly as summer pops up, it’s gone. Now I understand the meaning of the song Summertime Sadness 😉

Lets celebrate the summer 2017 by adding more group classes!

Erika will be coaching our new class, Rise & Grind. This class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday morning at 5:30 A.M.. This class will be an addition to our existing class, Koffee & Kettlebells (#kkbells) class which is offered every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings with Bryan.

Rise & Grind is beginning as soon as THIS WEDNESDAY,  June 7th. These classes will be offered for a limited time, so make sure to take advantage of them!

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Rise & Grid is a group fitness class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight movements with interval and strength training.

We offer a variety of fitness styles that are designed in a way to push participants harder than they’d push themselves. Be prepared for anything- indoor/outdoor experience. Running, hill climbing, stair work, MB carries/runs, Sandbag work, etc.

Class Goal:

  • Restore balance in your life
  • Keep your workouts fun, yet challenging
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Bring out your inner athlete

Combat Cardio

Currently, RaceStart is offering Cardio Combat, led by instructor and Professional MMA fighter, Jordan Griffin, who is currently ranked #1 (145lb weight class) in Wisconsin and King of the Cage! Jordan’s classes are offered Saturdays at 7:30A.M. and Sundays at 8:00 A.M.

Our boxing classes take place in an intimate setting. You will learn proper boxing technique and movements 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/or core finisher.

“Combat Cardio classes with Jordan are awesome. Getting the chance to learn from such an accomplished fighter is a rare opportunity. Not only is it a good work out, I’ve learned a lot about how to fight.”

-Derek S.

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Post RS Halloween Event

Many thanks for EVERYONE who contributed

in our Pumpkin Pump Up Halloween Event!

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Thank you for your participation and contributions by bringing in a tasty (and healthy) treat,  a pumpkin, and/or dressing up! You all contributed in some way, and for that I can’t begin to tell you how much happiness this brings me.

At RS we love hosting events, but the Halloween Event is extra special. There’s just something about this time of the year- The colors, the smells, the weather, the food- I love it ALL!

However, this particular event helps remind us to not take life too seriously. We can still be silly, a little crazy, AND have fun without sacrificing our workout!

Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some good old competition. Our goal at RaceStart was to make you smile and laugh while getting in a good sweat fest. We are all young at heart and RaceStart wanted to remind everyone that it’s okay to let loose, and feel like a kid again. Sometimes we forget the importance of being able to laugh at ourselves, brush off a bad day, and keep moving forward on this fitness journey we set out on! #enjoylife #embracethecrazy 😉

PRIZES & WINNERS:

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  • Game 1 Prize: 1 packet of Shakeology AND their choice of either an RXBar, or FitAid
    • Winner: Angie
  • Game 2 Prize: 1 packet of Shakeology AND their choice of either an RXBar, or FitAid
    • Winner: Katie
  • Game 3 Prize: 1 packet of Shakeology AND their choice of either an RXBar, or FitAid
    • Winner: Natalie’s sister 
  • Raffle Prize:  Samples of pre-workout packets, sample of post workout packets, Shakeology packets, and a few more little goodies
    • Winner: Ciera
  • Best Costume Prize: 10% off their next month of unlimited group classes, a RS sticker, and a Shakeology packet
    • Winner: Marisa and Katie ( A&G featured Below)

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From the bottom of my heart I want to thank YOU for making this event happen! RaceStart is very lucky to have such supportive coaches as well as athletes. Thank you all for your help and contributions. You guys definitely made this year quite “eventful”! Enjoy the photos that we captured throughout the day. I know they brought a smile to my face. Some photos might need more explaining than others. LOL.

If anyone is interested in a recipe from the pot luck, please post questions and comments to the members only FaceBook group page

Click on the images below to view the SLIDE SHOW

Halloween Pumpkin Pump Up

Join us for a ghoulish workout and party at RaceStart!

 Saturday, October 29th @10 A.M.- 11:45A.M.

This event is included with your Unlimited Membership/Punch Cards. Click below to register for this event!

Visitors are welcome!

Beware of tricks and treats and bring a friend to freak out!

  • Returning guests: Drop in for $20 (pay at the door, cash only)
  • First time visitors: This event is FREE for first time guests! If the new visitor signs up for a package that day they will receive 1/2  off their first month of unlimited group classes!
  • Warriors: If YOUR GUEST signs up at the party for group classes, YOU will SAVE 10% on your November group class package.

We welcome snacks and drinks. Costumes are highly encouraged! 🙂 Click below for more details!

 

Celebrate with us at RaceStart Training

img_1348-copyHelp us celebrate Chris Semklo’s Birthday Workout

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th @6 P.M.

I’d like to take a minute to thank Chris Semklo, Co-founder of RaceStart Training. Chris does much of the behind the scenes work- He’s  a huge asset and contributor to the success of our gym. He is one of the hardest workers I have EVER known- Chris is both my biggest fan and my driving force. Not only does he have a full time job, he also helps at the gym, trains at RS in his free time, manages 2 properties (5 families), and did I mention he’s married to me too! 😉 Yet, somehow he still has a full head of beautiful hair, ha!

I had a vision and he helped support, build, and nurture my dream.
That rig that we all love doing pull ups on- he built that. All the mats (each weighing in at 100#)- Yep he did the brunt work of that too. We also have him to thank for our perfectly painted “wallball lines”.  As well as assembling pretty much everything right down to my desk (with some help from our community). He also contributes in many other countless ways. He is a very big part of this gym, and we are very lucky to have him! I thank you, Chris,  from the bottom of my heart.

Again, I’d like to invite EVERYONE to celebrate this wonderful man with a special “Happy Birthday Workout”!

Do you have a birthday coming up?
If so,  make sure to let one of our coaches know so we can plan to make your day a little “extra special”. For your birthday we allow you to choose your favorite movements. However, RaceStart will still design the workout, incorporating your movements of choice into the workout of the day for the group classes . You won’t know the programming until the day of…We like to surprise you! A little gift from RS to you 🙂

Click below to sign up on our class schedule for Chris Semklo’s birthday workout (Wednesday Warrior, October 5th).

For more on Chris, read his full bio here »

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

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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Anyways…On that note, if you haven’t already heard…IMG_5805

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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