The Holidays are coming. Can we mention the New Year yet? Remix Workouts will be adding classes to its "menu" in January! On Fridays, we will have a MATWORK series: full-body conditioning featuring controlled, no-impact movement and incorporating mind-body connection. See more details on our Series page.
We will also expand our offerings to include specialized classes aimed at people in the early stage of Parkinson's disease. The Power Forward Boot Camp series, developed by the Brian Grant Foundation, will deliver high intensity fitness classes that will also challenge the cognitive agility of the participants. More details coming soon.
We are very excited to be part of big purposeful projects!
This is it! Fall is at our doors and with it comes the smell of back to school, back to routine and back to exercise for many who took a break during the summer. How do you go back to the discipline that working out requires?
Change your mindset!
Think of exercising as ME time and not as a slog. Believe that you can expect the best and make it happen. Each exercise session brings its own rewards: working your brain as you learn new moves, lowering your stress level, preparing yourself for a better night's sleep, gaining muscle mass, strengthening your bones, fighting depression and anxiety, leaving you rejuvenated and feeling accomplished.
This is how I feel after working out. I love it so much that even on vacation I do not stop exercising. I see and feel the benefits of working out and look forward to my sweat sessions. For me working out equals vacation time that leaves me refreshed and full of new ideas. It is an ongoing renewal of my fitness vows!
The nice weather is here. During that time many folks start skipping their workouts to enjoy the weather. There is an inner fight between "Should I exercise" and "oh, I should enjoy this sooooo short summer."
Take the time to listen to the linked podcast, but mostly take the time to implement these ten tricks.
Small changes add up to create big changes. Only you can do this. Can't delegate or postpone.
Enjoy! 10 Tricks to Exercise for Longevity
February (also called “resolution quitting time”) is at our doors! Resist the temptation to give up. It’s time to keep your promise. Keep showing up.
Here is how to keep going with your fitness program. Buy one of our apps. See description here to find the one that best fits your needs. Our apps are cheaper than a coffee.
Every other day, start the app at your dedicated fitness time. Look at the first circuit made of 3 exercises. Change the moves and intervals if you want to. Select warm-up. Click Begin.
Follow the warm-up and ONLY DO THE FIRST CIRCUIT, 3 times. You simply have to follow the instructor. When you have completed the 3 rounds of the first circuit, click your way to the end of the workout using the Skip button. Reach the screen that says GOOD WORK! This will allow you to unlock new moves.
That's it. Do not think up excuses. Just show up. The apps will bring you variety and intensity. When you feel the need for a better “afterburner zen feeling” increase to one circuit and a half, then to two circuits, then to three. Your brain will soon crave the rewards you get from exercise. And February will be over!
Fitness Pro, Amanda Vogel, is well-known in the fitness industry.
From her website: www.Fitnesstestdrive.com
"Certified fitness instructor and professional writer Amanda Vogel tests and reviews the newest stuff so you know what’s worth your attention (hello time-saving workout devices!), and what’s not (goodbye see-through leggings!).
Driven by Amanda’s advice as an industry insider and contributor to popular fitness and women’s magazines—including Best Health, Women’s Health, Oxygen, SELF and Reader’s Digest Canada—Fitness Test Drive shares candid reactions about a product’s biggest benefits and occasional backfires."
She recently reviewed our fitnees apps. Here is what Amanda said: Amanda Vogel's Review
Here it is: the NEW YEAR. A moment in time that we use as a starting (or re-starting) point.
This time, do not make resolutions that will be impossible to keep. Set yourself up for success. Make your goals achievable and realistic. Give yourself permission to revisit, reconsider, and adjust. Be kind to yourself while being disciplined and courageous.
Have resilience. Show fortitude. Peppered with grace.
This is what I wish for myself this year. Happy New Year!
The Holidays are around the corner. Be ready with a plan. Plan for 30 minutes, or 15, or 4. Perform short bursts of fitness if that's all you can fit in on busy days.
If you need ideas, email us to join our Holiday FUN! Simply type "Holiday FUN" in the subject line. Starting November 30th, you will receive regular emails including the demo of TODAY'S MOVE to be performed as a nice short and sweet TABATA-style workout.
TABATA = (20 seconds of work + 10 seconds of rest) 8 times.
The goal is to stay sane and keep moving during this monthlong extravaganza. I want all to get a taste of doable, affordable fitness. So it is FREE to join!
I am selling energy, strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, calorie burn, low stress, consistency, low blood pressure, independence, low cholesterol, intensity, good mood, strong bones, variety, great sleep, self-confidence, youthful look and outlook, challenges, range of motion, fun, self-awareness, hard work, peace of mind, sweat, and affordable fitness...
Frankly, I am selling solutions to the problems:
"no money" and "no time" to work out.
My workouts are short, affordable, adaptable. For people who attend live classes or for users who exercise with my fitness apps, it takes determination to get things done. The secret is to keep the determination alive and well. Just like keeping a fire going or like reading old love letters to fall in love again. In my case, people have to love themselves and make exercise a priority.
For some reason, that is a hard sell. It requires the buyer to show up.
Definition: Use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone.
To force someone to do what one wants.
I have been bullied by a plumber in August (but that is another story).
Have you ever been bullied to exercise? There is a difference between being proposed new challenging exercises and being intimidated to do something you do not want to do. You know the feeling of lying in bed and thinking: "I should have done this, said that." Hindsight is 20/20.
When I train clients, I demonstrate exercises and also show the modifications so participants can work at their own fitness level. My goal is for them to feel comfortable and successful without letting them stagnate at a plateau. I need to infuse their fitness regimen with evolving moves so they will advance and see that they are getting fitter and stronger. I also want my classes to be a relaxing and enjoyable moment in people's day so they will want to continue to work out, and enjoy the marvelous side effects exercising brings. I might be "encouragingly pushy" or"pushily encouraging!" Come and try my classes to decide.