Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fit With Flash: It's a big day for LOVE!

Fit With Flash: It's a big day for LOVE!: Today the Supreme Court votes for marriage equality.  I couldn't be more excited.  This was me, protesting against the passi...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Positive Thinking

I tell my athletes just about every day at practice and especially at track meets: you have to stay positive. Negative thinking only harms their athletic performance even if we, the coaches, think they had a great day. One negative thought can bring you entirely down.

The same is true when I'm working with clients in a gym. If you start thinking things along the lines of "I can't do this" or "This is way too hard" so forth and so on, you'll never accomplish what you set out to do. I'll admit, I've had days where I don't feel like working out or going for a run cause it's raining or it's too cold, but I still do something, even if it's 50 pushups or 25 crunches for each area that targets all areas of my core. And I always feel better afterwards.

As the saying goes, what you do is 90% physical and 10% mental, I believe it 100% accurate. You're body will do what you command it to do, but believing and thinking that you can do something you never thought possible, well, that just gives you that extra something that someone else doesn't have.

Here's the link to the article I read and decided to pass on: Positive Thinking. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did because for me, it just cements what I believe and what I've been telling others for years.

Stay positive!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Plyos can burn more calories

Here's the link to the article: Plyometrics has exercisers jumping

I put my athletes that I work with at DC through a plyometric workout at least once a week, twice if they're no meet. It pushes them out of their comfort zone yet allows them to work on movements that will help them sprint and/or jump for each of their events. The results they've gotten having them added in: more explosion out of the blocks, quicker turnover in their strides, and more drive with their arms and legs. But you have to perform the movement correctly or there's a higher risk of injury. Start off with simple plyometrics and gradually build to more difficult ones. I don't know about any of you, but I wouldn't go out and run a marathon without training and working up to that distance.

Try jumping an invisible rope to start if your goal is box jumps, or squat onto a chair to work up to squat jumps or single leg squats. No one will think less of you starting easy. It just means that you took one step more than the person who chooses to do nothing.

Have a great workout! Get after it!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

I was accepted into the program for TRX!

I've been accepted as an affiliate for TRX! Until I can figure out how to include a banner on my blog, here's a link for you to get your own!

Get a TRX Suspension Trainer for your home gym

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Coming soon I hope...

Fingers crossed that this comes through for me!!!

I applied to be part of the affiliate program for TRX today and I'm hoping that I get accepted into the network. On days that I'm not 'Trainer Kelli', I use my TRX Suspension Trainer regularly to maintain and build my fitness level, even on days I can't get to the gym (outside of working with my clients or scheduled shift or track obligations). As a trainer, I think I get asked at least 4 times a week about what it is and where someone can get one because I break it out regularly with my clients. I absolutely love my suspension trainer not only because I can get a killer workout in 30 minutes either at the gym or at home, but because I can take it anywhere (my parents or in-laws houses, the park, track practice, etc.) due to it's ease of portability! It's addicting and my passion for using this piece of equipment has grown exponentially since getting certified in April 2012. My next step: getting group certified for the suspension trainers in May of this year.

If I get approved, I will be able to put a link on my blog where you can purchase one through me, which in turn helps me be able to purchase more trainers, which I can use to grow my clientele and the number of people I can group train with them. My goal is to be able to purchase enough that I can hold classes (6 people in each to start is a good goal I think) regularly at multiple gyms in the area I live in. I know that's a stretch, but hey, nothings impossible with the help of friends and family :)

I'm new to blogging

So this is my first post ever for a blog!

I think I'll include a little about me personally and professionally and go from there.

Let's find out how this goes for me shall we? :)