- Have a plan and take the time to jot down ideas that fit your lifestyle
- Split your fitness minutes; they ADD UP
- If it is hot and humid where you live, exercise early in the morning
- Do your workout in a pool
- Squeeze in 15 minute increments of resistance training
- Choose compound moves so you work multiple muscle groups all at once
- Walk, walk hills, walk forward, backward, heel-to-toe and work on your balance
- Add a class, if you need to be kept on track and accountable
- Do not underestimate the benefits of walking to the store and carrying your bags home
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.
A testimonial from a client who had problems:
"I’m a registered nurse and know how critical it is to incorporate physical fitness into our everyday dance we call life. Yet it has been a continuous struggle till I met France and became a Remix Workouts groupie. I’m in clothes sizes I haven’t worn for 20 years. But what is most important is that I can walk and lift and get down on the floor and get back up and do all the everyday activities we do in our lives. I’m 58 and have multiple health issues. The big one for me is Hypermobility Syndrome, which causes very loose joints. I was starting to have great difficulty walking, especially going down stairs. I was losing my mobility and independence. France has worked with me, one on one for some time now and I am in the best condition I’ve ever been in. Next year I will enter the Danskin Triathlon. France has given me my life back. She is my inspiration and I want to share her with every nurse I know." -Karen Bowman
Meet my three daughters. First, meet Constance. She simply keeps me going. Unwavering, I can always count on her. My second daughter is Grace. I admire her very much. She possesses a great ease of adaptation to life's craziness. My third imaginary daughter is Joy. I always look for her. Sometimes she hides and I have to think about Grace to find Joy. The best moments of my life are when my three daughters are in the same room, talking and laughing together. I try to bring them to class when I teach so they can share with others the power of their personalities. What are your imaginary daughters' names?
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