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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:

Occupation?
Sales

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.

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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

RaceStart’s Take on Nutrition

Hello Warriors!

I recently discovered a new love for cooking. Domesticated! The sites listed HERE make cooking easy and enjoyable- They basically make a hectic lifestyle a little less “cray cray”. I feel much more productive mentally as well as physically when I know my body is receiving the fuel it needs. I notice a difference in how I perform at my job, during my workouts, sleep patterns, as well as my social life.

Remember that to be “fit” or “healthy” we must find balance with our workouts as well as our nutrition. It is very important that we feed our bodies the fuel they need to perform at our desired level of intensity during our workouts.

I believe in the Paleo lifestyle, however, I also believe that it is not for everyone…At least not right away. If you already eat fairly clean, then go for it! However, if you’re someone who eats mostly fast-food then you may need to take a different approach. Maybe try eliminating one thing from your diet at a time, and continue to set new monthly goals. I always say give Paleo living a solid 3 weeks to see if it’s for you. Basically, you are feeding your body whole foods, packed with rich nutrients- No processed crap! During this trial period you should pay attention to your performance at the gym, as well as work and home life, and sleep patterns. Eating whole foods, rich in vitamins will give you more energy during your workouts, but also when you’re at work, or home with your significant other, the kids, and out with your friends.

There is definitely more preparation involved, but that’s also called being an adult. Don’t expect your body to change if you aren’t willing to make a change.

*NOTE: The most common fault with the paleo lifestyle is over eating. Most of the food is AMAZING! Make sure to stick to portion control.

Happy cooking!

The Game Changer, Shakeology

Visit our Nutrition page for info on our “slim down shake”. Shakeology has not only helped aid my athletic performance at the gym, but has significantly helped fight my sugar cravings. This has allowed me to be more stress free with my nutrition regimen. Shakeology really takes the guess work out of it. As a result I have more energy to complete every day tasks, without having to leave my desk. If I get stuck working late, or just feel like having a “treat” this is not only a nutrient dense option, but it fills me up and satisfies those cravings! I no longer feel like that “diva” in the snickers commercial (Oh, don’t act like you don’t know what I’m referring to).

It’s quick, fast, easy, and a HEALTHY way to stay on track! 

I will only promote products that I believe in. With that being said, RaceStart now sells sample size packets at the Gym Shop. This will allow you to try out different flavors before making a commitment. Decide for yourself. I challenge you to the taste test 🙂

RaceStart Training is on Pinterest

Over the past few months I’ve been preparing a Pinterest page to help make our shopping/prep work a little easier. This is what I use to prepare my weekly grocery list. Here you will not only find my favorite eats and treats, but I also gathered mobility tips, workouts, and new fitness trends! enjoy!

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!

 

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!

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! 

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