HIIT Training For The Stepmill

WHOA!  Check Out This Short BUT Effective HIIT Training Workout!!!  You could substitute the treadmill, bike, rowing machine, or even the elliptical!!   Alternatives to burpees could be squats.

GOOD Luck!!

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Top Grocery Shopping Tips

The other day I was walking around the grocery store and was just shocked how strategically the store was layout.  It seems that the average small town grocery store is a thing of the past and are now being replaced with huge super centers.  I am now able to do my dry cleaning, banking, drink coffee, eat Mc Donalds, change my oil and even cut my hair all in a grocery store!  Well here is the secret…the longer they can keep you in the store the more products you will purchase.  With this in mind, I have come up with 10 grocery shopping tips to help us stay on track to reaching your goals.

  1. Never shop hungry!  Have you ever noticed that food that normally is not appealing all of sudden sounds really good?  You will be tempted to purchase junk food and what I call “mindless food“. These include chips, crackers, candy bars, and other little snack grabbers. So avoid this at all costs!
  2. Shop on the outside isles.  Over 80% of the foods that you want to eat are on the outside isles of the store.  Foods like mixed green salad, lean meats, dairy products, vegetables, and fruits are always located on the outside isles.
  3. Shop from a grocery list.  Use the 30 Day Shredded Diet grocery list.  Stick to your list.  Over 40 percent of supermarket purchases are made on impulse thinking.  Stick to your guns!
  4. Stay away from the inside isles.  Here is a true fact.  Grocery stores regulate the heat on the outside isles.  They purposely heat in the inside isles more to keep you there longer.  The outside is always colder.  The inside isles have all of the junk food.  Be careful!
  5. Check out temptations!  With children I notice this a ton!  As we are stuck in line surrounded by candy bars, lolly pops, beef jerky, energy drinks, magazine tabloids, and other “mindless” foods the temptations rise tremendously!  Be careful.
  6. Choose foods wisely.  One rule I live by is that I always choose foods with one ingredient or no label.   If you cannot pronounce the ingredients on the package then avoid it.  Probably not good for you!
  7. Hurry Up!  Have you ever noticed the music in stores?  Supermarkets play down-tempo music to make you move slower and enjoy your shopping experience.  Marketing to get you to stay longer!
  8. Be careful in the cereal isle.  Companies pay big money for their prime spots on the shelves.  Have you ever noticed that all of the Disney characters are strategically placed at childrens height?  They are marketing to your children.  Sneaky,  huh?  Yes the healthy cereals are up high or way low.  The fruit snacks are right at eye sight level for children to see also.
  9. Why is the dairy case clear in the back?  Well this is strategically done as well.  Normally we are tempted to buy more as we walk to the back of the store.  Normally you will leave with more than just milk.
  10. Online grocery shopping.  Have you ever tried to shop with 3 small children screaming and wanting everything in the store?  Well it is not pleasant!!  My wife found the online grocery shopping experience to be very convenient.  A current study showed that people purchased 28% less calorie dense foods when shopping online.  Give it a try!

Bonus Tip:)  Avoid all of the free samples that the nice little vendor is offering!!

 

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The “Silent Killer”

Yes believe it or not but lack of movement is labeled as the “silent killer”.  If you really look at your daily activity you might find a big majority is “sitting” .Yes we have become a screen viewing society and many just lack movement with a combination of poor nutrition is a DEADLY combo.

As you are aware, I’m sure, people who work in an office tend to sit down ALL DAY LONG, and even if they have worked out in the morning (like at your boot camp), they still might be very sedentary during the day.  Here’s a typical example:  Get up and go to Steve’s boot camp with your day starting at 4:30a.m.

If you look at your life schedule with children.  It could be even more lack of activity.  Driving children to their activities and sitting and watching activities..in general we have become even more inactive the more involved our children become.  On the go makes us even more open to grabbing food on the go and foods with preservatives.

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4:30a.m -5:00 – SIT in car on way to Good Life Fitness

5:00-6:00am — Boot Camp at Good Life Fitness

6:00-6:30am – SIT in car going home

6:30-7:30 – ready for work

7:30-8:00 – SIT to go to work

8:00-11:30 – SIT at work

11:30-12:30 – lunch (SIT most of it)

12:30-5:00 SIT at work

5:00-5:30 – SIT on the way home

5:30-bedtime – dinner, SIT to read/watch tv/help kids with homework, e.t.c.

 

That’s 11 hours of sitting, not including the sitting time after 5:30p.m. Lack of activity…YES belly fat and flat butt syndrome:)  Amazing when you really break down your daily activity like above.

GOALS:  Get up and move around through out the day.  How about a ergonomic desk that allows you to stand?  How about taking a walk or better yet go to the gym over your lunch hour?  How about go for a run/walk when your children are at their practices?  Your daily goal is 10,000 steps per day!!

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Good Life Fitness For Final Round Of Voting!!

A HUGE Thank You To All Of The Members Of Good Life Fitness And To Everyone Who Cast A Vote To Help Us Be In The Final Voting!!!! PLEASE Cast Your Vote Starting Monday!!!!!glfthxu

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Why 65% Of People Fail With Home Workouts!!!

Throughout the years I have witnessed some major life changing transformations. I still have so many questions about peoples struggles with achieving fitness success? Why does fitness have a 65% failure rate at week 12? Why do so many fall into the infomercial traps to only find themselves still looking for the next best thing? Why do so many look to the next supplement or fat burner to fill in the gaps where their nutrition is failing? Maybe we will never know the true answers but this is life long goal of myself and the staff at Good Life Fitness/N-10sive Boot Camps! We are dedicated to our clients fitness success!

Have you ever noticed in the local garage sales all of the fitness equipment sitting there? I have known thousands of people who have purchased P90x, Insanity, Bow Flex, treadmills, ellipiticals, and eventually they turn into glorified cloth hangers. Yes it looks easy and convenient but the #1 element is missing…GROUP ACCOUNTABILITY!!I truely believe the #1 element that is missing in many home video workouts is GROUP ACCOUNTABILITY!! Studies show a 225% success rate when people exercise in a group atmosphere! Travis Eckhardt was not new to fitness and like many Travis looked to the famous P90x and Insanity workout to help him take his fitness to the next level. I am HONORED that Travis has shared his personal fitness testimonial and his experience at Good Life Fitness/N-10sive Boot Camps !!

Background-Good Life Fitness has been a key element to my fitness transformation. I’ve always been an active individual, playing sports in high school and college. After organized sports ran its course I tried to occupy my free time by working out at the gym or doing P90X or Insanity workouts. The gym allowed me to maintain my current fitness level but never really improve, I simply wasn’t dedicated enough to push myself when no one was looking. P90X and Insanity are great workouts and I was able to see results but it became boring/dull doing the same workout over and over again. I soon found myself not pushing myself, fast forwarding the workout, and finally skipping workouts all together. I never really got completely out of shape all together but I definitely wasn’t pushing myself to improve my fitness level either.
Workouts-In late November I joined Good Life Fitness to participate in N10sive boot camps. I was very skeptical at first thinking that the workouts would be a walk in the park. WRONG. It was one of the hardest workouts I have ever done. In fact, a lot of days as I leave the gym I’m thinking to myself that was one of the hardest workouts I have ever done. That is the great thing about this place. Once you show up there is no stop button or slacking off or taking breaks. I also find myself constantly sore which means these workouts are really doing their job. I personally am very competitive by nature and love to set the pace in class if I can but not at the expense of sacrificing form. When Steve talks about “how we can make the workouts harder” I personally think if you have to ask that question you’re not doing them right. Every day is a challenge if you follow the instructions and push yourself.
Nutrition-Equally important as the intense workouts is your nutrition plan. Good Life’s nutritionists designed a customized diet for me based on my activity level that included calorie intake per day, what to eat, when to eat, etc…I try and stick to that nutrition plan as close as I can during the week. I certainly have my “cheat days” and have never said “no” to chips and salsa but by avoiding keeping those foods in the house I eat them less frequently. Good Life has also provided us with some great recipes to mix up our meal plan instead of eating the same food every day. I’ve been a big fan of the Myofusion protein that is sold at Good Life and just recently started taking the “Super Charge” pre workout drink that I feel has improved my energy and focus during workouts. I also prefer to work out in the morning because when I do I feel that I have better self control when picking foods to snack on. If I’ve just killed myself on a workout that morning I don’t want to go and offset it by eating something unhealthy.
Results– I’ve been a member six months now and my body weight has dropped from 177 lbs to 158 lbs. My body fat % has dropped from 12.5% to 6.6% and I have no intentions of being satisfied. These work outs are addicting, exciting, and always changing. You can’t say the same with a DVD workout. In addition to the results I’ve seen on the scale, the friendships I’ve developed over the past 6 months are equally as rewarding.

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Good Life Fitness Is Selected Top 50 Gyms In America

In 2017 You Will Look And Feel Your BEST!!! In 2016 Good Life Fitness Was Picked In The TOP 50 BEST Gyms In America AND #1 Gym In Nebraska By Men’s Health Magazine!! Good Life Fitness Also Won BEST “Place To Feel A Burn” And #1 Gym In Customer Service In Lincoln!!!

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We Pride On Being A Locally Owned/Operated Business And PRIDE On Customer Service!!

NOW With Our 2nd Location OPEN On 84th Highway 2…Come Check Out Good Life Fitness For A FREE Week With NO High Pressure Sales, NO 1,2, OR 3 Year Contracts, And NO Rate Increase Once You Join!!!

We Are Dedicated To Your Fitness Success In 2017!!!!!!!!

 

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Jump Start Your NEW Year With Metabolic Personal Training!!

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At Good Life Fitness/N-10sive Boot Camps we are dedicated to motivate and educate our clients by improving the quality of their life. Let our certified personal trainers and fat loss specialist custom design your fitness plan specific to your goals!! To maximize your results let one our fat loss specialists custom design your nutrition program with our award winning Shred Nutrition Program. The key to long term health and fitness is to focus on ONE MEAL, ONE WORKOUT, ONE DAY AT A TIME. We help individuals perform at their best, regardless of age or fitness level. We do not implement one standard fitness program for all our clients.

With today’s busy lifestyle we realize the need for convenience and bringing fitness right to you. We offer many different types of customized packages to fit your individual needs. If it is a change in your fitness routine or daily accountability, we can provide that extra motivation.  Check out our 30 minute metabolic personal training for busy people!

Jill Shemek- Client Of Bryant Travis

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NOW Offering TEAM Training UP To 10 People 

Our Trainers Specialties Include:

  • Senior Resistance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • HIIT Interval Training
  • Pre/Post New Mom Training
  • Mobility
  • Company Wellness
  • Core Training
  • Post Rehabilitation Training
  • Sports Specific Youth Training
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Skinny Jean Season Is Here!!!

YES Skinny Jean Season is here!!!  Check out this short little workout to help you look and feel your best!!!skinnyjeans

 

Part 1.  Bodyweight//Light Dumbbell Lower Body Workout

Bring on the Daisy Duke short shorts.  This 15 minute booty blasting workout will bring out those sexy curves from your butt right down to your calves.

Exercise #1Forward lunges stepping forward:  Hold additional dumbbells for extra intensity.  Complete 15-20 per leg depending on your fitness level!

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se #2:  High bench step ups:  Choose a box 12-24inches high. Hold additional dumbbells for extra intensity.  Keep foot up on box until desired reps are completed.  Complete 15-20 reps per leg depending on your fitness level.

Short Burst #2Mountain ClimbersComplete 15-20 per leg.  Really make long strides to maximize the butt, hamstrings, and hips!

Repeat this sequence 3x

Exercise #3:  RDL’s:  Using dumbbells ranging from 5-20# for extra intensity.  Keep a tight flat back, look straight ahead, slight knee bend.  Push hips back and lower the dumbbells to mid shin level. Really try to keep your weight on your heels of your foot.  Squeeze the hamstrings and butt at the top.  Complete 15-20 reps depending on your fitness level.

Short Burst#3:  BurpeesPerform for 30 seconds:  Start upright and lower yourself into kneeling position then push feet back into a pushup position.  Then hop legs back into the kneeling position and thrust upwards with feet leaving the floor.  The key is consistency of technique before intensity.  KEEP ABS TIGHT AND HAVE SOFT KNEES WHEN LANDING:)

Complete 3x

Exercise #4:  Dirty dogs:  Have you ever watched a male dog pee on a fire hydrant:)  Basically kneeling on the ground keep your knee angled and elevate your leg upwards.  Go slow!  Perform 15-20 repetitions per leg

Short Burst#4 Ice skatersPerform for 30 seconds.  The ice skater really targets the outer hips and thighs.  This is a good plyometric movement.  The best desription is leaping back and forth side to side.  Keep on your toes!

Repeat 2x

Exercise #5:  Wide stance squats:  The squats with a wider than shoulder width stance, toes angled outwards with target inner thighs, glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps.  Perform 15-30 repetitions depending on your fitness level.  Use additional weight with dumbbells, medicine balls, or barbell weight.

Short Burst# 5  Cheerleader jumps:  This exercise is AWESOME!  Place feet heel to toe formation.  Squat down and jump upwards.  Make sure to land with a soft knee. Perform for 30 seconds

Repeat 2x

Burst#1High knees in place for 30 seconds

Repeat this sequence 3x

 

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Top Tips To Help Break The Stubborn Weight Loss Plateau

Top tips to help break the stubborn weight loss plateau!!!  YES the secrets of dropping 5#- 20# in 100 days. Now I know you were hoping for me to say in 2 weeks or 30 days but as you know I am not about fad diets, weight loss formulas, or bogus supplement schemes advertised to the be the answer to your problems. These methods produce short term results but NOT long term fitness success. With the New Year right around the corner you will be enticed to jump on ship to the quick fix schemes and YES they are tempting but stay clear as they are not the answer to fixing you long term. The secret is hard work, consistency, and dedication to your nutrition and those 3 will direct you to the right path of success. Every fitness challenge that we at Good Life Fitness have placed together has fitness tools installed and they work every time!! So many people have dropped 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40+ pounds of body weight and well over 2 pant sizes in a short time of 100 days. Did they take weight loss supplements…NO?!? Did they have a nutrition program that was designed around supplements or frozen food to promote their success….NO?!? Did they have to sign a contract to hit these goals….NO?!? All of the competitors achieved these results with accountability, nutrition consulting, a well designed program by a certified personal trainer, group support, and yes HARD work!!

Accountability– Yes accountability is key. Methods as checking in with co workers, social media, friends/family, nutrition accountability are key. All competitors of the challenges use a calendar system to record their workouts.

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Nutrition Logging– I highly recommend using www.myfitnesspal.com or even a diary to track your nutrition. This is key as many are unaware of how many calories they consume or what their macronutrient balance is. Many guestimate (sp) on their calories and many are 12-20% to too high or too low. If you bite it…then write it.

Personal Training– Yes many of the competitors use the fitness boot camps who are taught by a certified personal trainer at a highly discounted rate. Many also used personal trainers to custom design their fitness program for the weight room and to evaluate their programs. Many of the competitors or boot camp members are veterans. Having a program that is designed specifically for your goals is key.

Nutrition Consulting– During the challenge so many mentioned that the key was having Karissa, Tara, Christy, Kurtis, Jamie, Jim,  Bryant, Natalie, Dani and Ryan custom design their nutrition program and provide feedback along the way and make changes.

Hard Work– I am a fan of doing it the old fashioned way. Hard work and no short cuts is the key for long term success. I truly believe when you work hard for something and you put in your sweat and tears this has more impact for long term fitness success!!!

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Top 10 Tips To BEAT The Holiday Weight Gain

The big holiday weight gain officially started in October and maybe you have survived. Yes your defense mechanisms have been on track but wait you have 2 more big holidays yet to come!!! So to better prepare you I wanted to give some of my TOP tips to help you fight the bulge:)

1. Start Positive – Your day must start with a good sources of carbohydrates and protein:) Yes avoid all sugary cereals and high sugar coffee drinks.

2. Take Your Time. Don’t eat like a pack of wild dogs!!! Slow down when you eat and try to make the meal last 20 minutes.

3. Keep Moving. Plan you workouts and plan activity over the holidays.

4. If You Bite It..Then Write It The food journal is your accountability to keep on track. Stay on track during the holidays.

5. Stay Satisfied- Often times many save their calories until the big meal. The key is to eat something small before you go and this prevents the over indulgence of the big meal.

6. The Salad Plate– Portion control and keeping in check is key. Switch your dinner plate to the smaller salad plate to consume small portions.

7. Avoid The Mountain Water– Yes “mountain water” is liquid fat. Mountain water consists of Busch Light, Coors Light, Keystone Light, Natural Light, PBR, and YES Old Mil Light:) Choose water:)

8. Add Color To Your Plate. Add those veggies to your plate.

9. Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach– Don’t let your eyes become bigger than your stomach. The over indulging of huge portions on the buffet can get you into trouble:)

10. The Push Away Method– Yes STRONG triceps and will power are needed for this exercise. When your meal is finished push away from the table. The longer you sit and pick at the food the more calories you will consume. Push away, push away is key:)

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Happy Holidays!!

Steve

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