Monday, September 3, 2012

Hi! A new and improved website is being constructed for Front Range Boot Camp. Stay tuned for details!

This summarizes perfectly what Front Range Boot Camp is all about.

I'm getting fit so I can be healthy.  For me.

Sure, losing weight, inches and bodyfat is part of the deal (yes, you MUST eat right in order to have this happen), but I created boot camp primarily because:

     "If I am going to live to be 85 years old (and I INTEND to live to be 85 years old!), I want to be self-sufficient. I want to be strong, fast, coordinated, flexible, agile and able. I don't want to have to call my kids to help me lift things. I intend to continue to be hiking, running and skiing as I age. In order to do that, I HAVE TO take care of myself NOW. I do not have a choice. That is why I have a boot camp where we run, row and jump rope. Where we drag, throw, climb, push, pull and jump on things. Our bodies were designed to move like this. These are the movements of life. And by doing this it guarantees that I will move well for the rest of my life. YAY !!!  Robyn

A FIT woman is a POWERFUL woman.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

     We all do it -    even our best made plans to eat healthy fail sometimes and we "cheat". Then we tear ourselves apart because of our choice (yes, it is A CHOICE).  Here are 3 things that you can do to recover quickly from it.

Have A Protein And Vegetable Day
     The very first thing that you should do if you encounter a setback is to have a high protein and vegetable day the next day. This will help to make up for the high influx of carbs that likely came in, helping you sustain a proper calorie balance between the two days.

Resist The Urge To Do Cardio Overload

     Many people will go this route and perform hours and hours of cardio training. This is only going to seriously stress the body out and will cause additional cortisol to flood your system.  Cortisol has the tendency to cause the body to store excess body fat, therefore having this present with the higher calorie intake you took in the day before isn’t going to be an ideal situation.

Focus On Moving Forward

     Put the set-back behind you. This is where many people go wrong – they feel like since they made one error, they’ve really blown it and are now on route to gaining back all the weight that they had lost once again. Instead, focus on what you’re going to do in the future to help prevent that same set-back from occurring. Was it a situation that set you off into an overeating frenzy?  Was it stress? Perhaps you need to work on your coping methods better?  Whatever the case, pinpoint why you suffered from the cheat set-back in the first place and then deal with it in a productive manner. This way, you can reduce your chances of cheating again.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

By joining boot camp you have already made the effort to start your LIFE TRANSFORMING journey and you are damn well going to age strong, lean, self-sufficient, adventerous, graceful, joy-filled and beautiful. So there. Get in here. Daylights a burnin'.
Lindsey. Enough said.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

     I am so thankful that I have a body that can perform well during my boot camp workouts, climb to the top of  14'ers without thinking twice, run the newest mountain trail right when it opens and go to yoga on a regular basis so that I stay flexible. I plan on living to a "ripe old age". And I plan on doing all of the activities I do today. So. I HAVE TO MAKE EXERCISE A PRIORITY IN MY DAILY LIFE. No matter how busy I get, no matter how many things are put on my to-do list, no matter what shows up during the day, no matter what trys to get in my way, I HAVE TO KEEP THE BIG PICTURE IN SIGHT.  I am aging. I want to be self-sufficient as I age. I don't want to have my age or my health stop me. Don't let this happen to you:

5 years goes by in a flash. You matter. Your life matters. Stop making excuses. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Take one of them to get the exercise you need to live well as you age. Get to boot camp where you can jump, pull, push, drag, climb, swing, lift, run and row yourself younger every day.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shout-Outs: Gerri: first rx'd workout 14# wall ball, 35# kettlebell, Shayne: hill mile time 10:01 to 9:30 to 8:43, Lisa F. hill mile/OH bar hold/Cindy rounds/power clean workout time 40:30 to 38:10, Vanessa 51:08 to 47:03.

So many ways to use barbells and pullup bars:

 Charlotte - Two minute overhead bar hold.
 Sara- we had to put ankle weights on her to try and keep her grounded:)
JJ - side to side L-raises.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The 4:20-5:20 pm boot camp class will resume Monday, August 20th! This class, along with the 5:30-6:30 pm class, will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The 6:30 am class will be yoga beginning Friday, August 24th.

 Janet - weighted box dips.
 Shayne - weighted russian twists.
Shannon - weighted box step-ups
 Sara - body weight one-arm handstand. We never really know what to think of her:)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shout-Outs: Shannon started boot camp with the goal to run around the entire perimeter of the gym without stopping. Today she did just that! Double Unders: Katie M.: 12, Ashley: 20, Katie O.: 7  Meera: 5. Amy Bray won the last Body Transformation Challenge. She has continued to eat according to the Zone diet and has lost another 13 pounds in 4 weeks!

Yes. All of the above is TRUE. When was the last time you had regrets over your workout?