• 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

  • September 30, 2008 /  Fitness

    These days, personal training isn’t a luxury reserved for pampered starlets and elite athletes. Everyone can benefit from personal training.  Do you see yourself in one of these potential clients?

     

    The Go-Go-Go-Getter

    Does just looking at your schedule make other people tired?

    Do you get bored before the opening credits have ended?

    Do you thrive on challenge and wilt without it?

    Do you know all the hottest places to go months before your friends?

    Then you are the ideal over-achiever to get the most out of a personal trainer. You don’t have the time or the patience for inefficient, ineffective workouts. You need an exercise program that’s never the same twice and always pushing you toward that

     

    The Fitness-Phobe

    Was your position on your grade-school basketball team “statistician”?

    Would you rather have a colonoscopy than even walk into a gym?

    Do you cry at the sight of Lycra?

    Was the only time you broke a sweat in the last 10 years when the elevator broke down – and you work on the second floor?

    Then you, my friend, are the perfect candidate for personal training. Whether your aversion to exercise comes from a lack of experience, fear of failure or true concern due to health issues, a good trainer in a private studio is the answer. You know you have to exercise; your doctor and your waistline have both made that perfectly clear. But you won’t do it on your own and a group setting just isn’t for you.

    At Anatomy, your trainer knows the difference between a jock and a couch jockey and will ease you into a workout program that addresses your fears in a supportive, non-intimidating one-on-one setting.  If you are recovering from an injury or a have a medical issue that impacts your ability to work out, we will work with your physician, physical therapist or chiropractor to create a safe and effective program designed just for you.  And while we can’t guarantee you’ll eventually like exercise, we feel confident that you’ll hate it a little less.  

     

    The Consistently Inconsistent

    Do you promise yourself that you will start your workout program this week- every week?

    Have you had the same New Year’s Resolution for the past 15 years?

    Do you spend more time planning to exercise than actually exercising? 

    Do you notice that even you don’t believe you when you say that this is the time you’ll stick with it? 

    I know you!  You’re human!  Your intentions are good, you want to work out, you know how to work out and you’ve stuck to a fitness program in the past with great results.  But these days for some reason, you just can’t seem to get on a roll.  You work out off and on – with more and more off than on.  What you are missing is accountability.  Committing physically, emotionally and financially to another person (your trainer) strengthens your dedication.  You’ll find you are reluctant to cancel a scheduled appointment that carries not only some monetary “pain,” but also the “shame” of letting your trainer down.  It may sound silly, but it’s proves to be true over and over.

    In our Sweat Equity Program your trainer will create a cardio, resistance and nutrition schedule for you and monitor your adherence on a daily basis, with rewards for perfect attendance.  But the best reward of all is the sense of health and accomplishment you’ll get in return for your efforts.