• January 4, 2016 /  Fitness

    It’s time to make and keep your New Year’s Resolutions with the help of an experienced trainer and the support of a community of people just like you. Welcome to 2016! I love this time of year because it’s a clean slate. We get to decide who we want to be by throwing out old, self-destructive habits and embracing new, healthy ones……or at least that’s the plan. I’ve always believed that there is strength in numbers (misery loves company?) so let’s do this together!
    What is “this” you ask? It’s the Anatomy 50 Day Challenge, a 7 week plan to get your new year off to a healthy start. For a mere $20 entry fee, you have the chance to win the whole pot while getting in fantastic shape.
    You don’t have to come to Anatomy to participate, so please share this with family and friends, wherever they might be.

    The challenge officially starts Monday, January 11th, so schedule a time this week for measurements and before photos. If you can’t make it in, you can do them at home and email to me.

    In addition to points for percent of weight and/or body fat lost, this year’s challenge once again includes homework assignments to get you focused. There’s one for each week of the challenge. Ideally, you will continue to do the previous week’s homework along with the new week’s . Suck it up, it’s good for you.

    Here are the homework assignments:
    Week One
    Download My Fitness Pal and track your food and exercise every day. I will invite you to join my group so I can see your updates. Your weight and food intake is private unless you choose to share that with me.
    Week Two
    One hundred squats per day
    Do ten ten times or 50 twice or however you can get there. As most of you know, you can do 50 squats while brushing your teeth. Boom!
    Week Three
    5 minutes of planking
    Again, get there anyway you can
    Week Four
    Drink 64 oz of water per day. For the sake of the challenge only water counts. Not coffee, not tea. Add lemon or cucumber, mint or limes, but chug that water! Drink the first 8 oz FIRST THING. Yes, before coffee.
    Week Five
    50 push-ups per day
    Toes, knees, counter top; whichever way works for you, but is a challenge
    Week Six
    50 One Legged Dead Lifts per leg. This will not only strengthen your hamstrings and core, but improve your balance, too. You can do this with or without weights.
    Week Seven
    10 minutes of interval cardio
    This is the only one you have to do in one shot. While doing your cardio ( you ARE doing cardio, right?) do 30 seconds as hard as you can followed by a 30 second recovery. Do this 10 times.
    There you have it! Email me back to let me know if you’re in or if you’d like me to remove you from this mailing list, as there will be updates each week.
    Good luck and here’s to a fit 2016!
    Francine