Bryan Hospital 100 Day Fitness Challenge

A HUGE Congratulations To All Of The 100 Day Competitors Of The Bryan Health Challenge!!!!

1st Place: Glenda Schnase- Dropped 17 lbs and over 5 inches from her naval!!
2nd Place: Sandy Kirchner- Dropped 15 lbs and dropped 3 inches from her naval!
3rd Place: Jamie Schafer- Dropped 11 lbs and dropped over 1.5 from her naval!

We Are HONORED To Assist Glenda, Sandy, and Jamie And The Employees Of Bryan Hospital On Their Fitness Journey At Good Life Fitness

 

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7 Obstacles To Overcome For Fitness Success

Here are the Top 7 obstacles to overcome daily!

1. Hitting The Snooze Button– Yes the snooze button in the morning can be your big obstacle. By waking up 10 minutes early each day this can be the deciding factor to give you enough time to eat your balanced out breakfast! No more drive throughs or sugar packed breakfast bars.

2. Exercising In The Morning- Studies show a 90% success rate for people that exercise in the early morning before work. If life gets in the way then you must make it a priority no matter what to exercise first thing in the morning. The old saying ” Early bird gets the worm”:)

3. Pack Your Lunch– If you try to wing your lunch you will make bad choices that are not on your program. Co-workers and friends can easily influence you with your guard down. Take the extra time each night to prepare your lunch for the following day. Fail to plan to plan to fail:)

4. Starting A Fitness Program– Yes this is short term pain with long term gains. Everybody struggles in the beginning. Nobody is bullet proof from first time soreness. I truly believe this is mentally tough for exercisers trying to start up again with their fitness program. Nobody likes to be sore or struggling to breath. Our bodies are a creature of habit and will adjust within 2 weeks. Just get through the beginning stages:))

5. Switching Your Food Choices– Yes we love salt, sugar and fat! Yes the temptations are killers but are you willing to fight through the temptations to get where you want to be? Our bodies are constantly trying to reward and comfort. Set your mindset for cruise control and fight off the battles of temptations! Short term pain for long term gain!!

6. Cooking And Grocery Shopping– Yes cooking is a short term pain with long term gains. I know many claim they have limited culinary skills. Another short term pain is cleaning the kitchen and grocery shopping. To look and feel your best I can guarantee you that eating out for your meals will produce NO results of lean sculpted body. Take the extra time and experiment with herbs and spices. Also I highly recommend the cookbook Eating For Life and TasteofMai.blogspot.com for creative healthy recipes.

7. Fear- Yes FEAR is our #1 killer of long term gains in fitness! Many fear the fact of failure in fitness. It is much easier to use fear as an obstacle to keep you from reaching your potential. Many fear of looking out of place in the gym environment. I highly recommend the group setting of fitness boot camps, group x classes, and also seeking the guidance of a qualified personal trainer. REMEMBER everyone no matter how experienced they are in fitness has felt the fear of the new gym environment. This fear is a short term pain for long term gains.

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Top Tips To Alleviate Water Retention

DO YOU FEEL BLOATED? HOW TO AVOID EXCESSIVE WATER RETENTION

Do you commonly walk around feeling like a bloated Sponge Bob Square Pants? Have you noticed that you can bounce around 3-6 pounds per day? Are you dreading putting the bikini on or taking the shirt off at the pool this summer?!? Have you ever noticed one day you feel EXTRA lean and then some days you feel FLUFFY?!? This is very FRUSTRATING!! I highly recommend that you seek the assistance of our fat loss specialist at Good Life Fitness that will custom make your “Shred” nutrition program to help you look and feel your best for Spring:))

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Here are some Summertime tips to help you better understand water retention and how to prevent it.

Our body acts very much like Sponge Bob. If you consume small amounts of water, it is very similar to taking a few drops of water and pouring it on a sponge. What happens? That dehydrated sponge will hold onto that water therefore causing you to look and feel bloated especially in the midsection. Now if you take a fully saturated sponge and pour a gallon of water on it the sponge will absorb it and then overflow the remaining amount. The common thinking is to restrict your water to lose weight, but what happens is the body perceives it and the signal is transmitted saying that you better retain it not knowing when the next water is coming again. This is what makes us feel bloated! Many people commonly will take water pills, detox pills, or other natural herbs trying to alleviate this water retention. These supplements are only a QUICK FIX to a problem that can be cured with proper hydration, water intake, and most important nutrition consistency! When you are bloated you are actually dehydrated. When you have the urge to drink water this is a sign of the first stage of dehydration. Have you ever noticed that all body builders carry a milk jug of water around and they are lean, muscular, and full of energy. Over 70% of America’s population are walking around chronically dehydrated.
How much water should I drink per day? I usually recommend first the following equation. Take your bodyweight/2.2. If you are doing that then your bodyweight x .66 = oz of water per day. Try adding lemon to your water. Common foods to avoid are dairy products ( cottage cheese), flour, excessive bread consumption, high amounts of cereals, frozen meals, lunch meat, salsa’s, spaghetti sauces, canned vegetables and soups, excessive caffeine, alcohol, fast food, chips, and pretzels.
There are foods that have properties to help alleviate water retention. Try and incorporate white fish, spinach, and asparagus to help with excessive water retention!! Another important factor is to not eliminate carbohydrates from your diet…this will cause more problems down the road.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TEAM!!!

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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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HONORED To Assist So Many People!!

– “I was impressed with the knowledge foundation that our instructors have and their commitment to fitness and OUR health. They really have educated themselves on how to train us safely and effectively. I have been able to learn quite a bit from them and have been able to improve my ability to help others through their knowledge”. Dr. Scott Strasburger

“When I first started the boot camp sessions my goal was to just lose a few pounds and be done. However, after 3 weeks I started noticing changes that I’ve never experienced before and was hooked. I’ve been amazed at my experience ever since. Steve’s sessions are more than just a work-out; they’re educational and full of support. Prior to working with Steve I rarely ate breakfast, snacked on foods I considered healthy because they were low-fat and drank anywhere from 4 to 6 cans of diet soda each day. He taught me that exercising and eating the right type of foods combined is a recipe for success. I’ve learned the importance of drinking lots of water, eating breakfast every morning, eating regularly and eating good protein each day. I highly recommend Steve and his N-10sive Boot Camp training sessions to anyone looking for a way to change their body quickly and permanently. His sessions are educational, personable and fun! ”

“Boot camp was an important part of my 6 weeks transformation.  Steve was able to push me to the next level and beyond.  Being comfortable with my workouts and diet has been the key.  Being a mother of 4 and working full time as an Occupational Therapist you have to make exercise and diet just as important as anything else.  It is easy to eat fast food those quick meals the kids like.  It takes time to get up early to workout before the kids are up, make a special lunch for work, and get a meal started fro the evening but that is what it takes.  In the past I did not have the tools to adequately push me to see results as I have seen and will continue to see.  With the changes Steve has helped me make not only has my body changed my family has benefited by the nutrition and having a happier, healthier mom.  If you have the desire and drive…you will see results!  Be ready for a new you.

 

“I’ve carried around extra weight for years and have not been in the best shape. Steve developed a program just for me and helped me lose weight and worked on some of my other fitness issues. I’ve lost and kept off 25 pounds and do not have back pain like I used to have. In addition, I feel my overall health is better!. I highly recommend Steve.”
Randy Bretz- Marketing and Sales Associate

“Steve is a fantastic personal trainer who both inspires and instills confidence in his clients to help them reach their fitness goals. He is extremely knowledgeable about the best ways to combine diet and exercise to improve his clients’ overall health and well-being.”
Katherine Brandenburg- Marketing Communications and Public Relations Professional

“Four years ago I started power lifting under Steven Auxier’s direction. In that time he has helped me accomplish gains in strength that I never thought possible. Steve can see ones potential and safely help them set and surpass their goals. Since starting this sport he has helped me add almost 400# to my total pounds lifted and is responsible for my current 2nd place ranking in the United States for my division. Because of his coaching, I’ve actualized a dream of being a part of a United States team, something I would have never imagined! ”
Barbara Sieps- National and World Champion, American and World Record Holder

“As a physical therapist, I have times where I refer patients on to a personal trainer to continue their exercise progression as well as to help return them to sports. I have referred patients to Steve because I have seen the knowledge that he possesses as well as the dedication to his clients. Steve is a hard worker and tailors his clients workouts to their specific needs and goals. He is constantly reading about and researching the latest advances in exercise and nutrition which keeps him on the cutting edge and allows his clients to see great results.”
Rob Kobza, Physical Therapist, Snyder Physical Therapy

<em>“I have just completed my 6th week of training with Steve Auxier. The strength program that Steve has developed has improved my tennis game incredibly by focusing on my weaker areas of my game! My first step to the ball is quicker, I have more strength in my forehand and my endurance has really changed!”
Zach Northey- US Tennis Circuit Competitor 

“As a competitive powerlifter, my training is unique. Steve is able to target specific improvements in both my technique and training cycles over and over again. For the past 4 years, I have continuously made significant gains in each of my lifts – which is quite an accomplishment! Not only that, but he inspires me everyday to become a better athlete.”
Kelli Lambert- Silver Medalist USAPL Bench Press Nationals

“I do not have as much free time in the summer to drive to Lincoln to meet with Steve. During golf season we focus on flexibility and core work and then he switches my program to building strength in the off season. My long game in golf has improved substantially.”
Dr. Larry Carlsson- Omaha Nebraska

“Dear Steve,
Year end of 2008 is a good opportunity for me to thank you for all the effort you’ve put in to helping myself, my husband and my office staff live healthier, happier, more productive lives. You have definitely gone above and beyond in accommodating our limited facilities and time and given us a thorough workout every week.
We all appreciate the variety in your presentation of the different parts of our workout and the feeling after each session that Every muscle of our being has received its individual attention. We can all attest (and readily tell anyone who asks) to the fact that we are stronger, more flexible and have more endurance than almost 2 years ago when we started working with you INSTEAD of now feeling “older”!
Thank you–We appreciate you.”
Donna M. Howe, DDS

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Fitness Comfort Zone-Stepping Out For Maximum Results

I am the first to admit that it is not fun to push yourself.  When I was powerlifting I dreaded the 3 hour squat workouts…but I had an amazing training partner that LOVED SQUATS!    It is human nature to constantly comfort and reward ourself throughout the day.  Look at Starbucks for example… They are constantly upselling you with the following one liner “would you like to add a delicious pumpkin bar with your latte”?  Well sure….I can comfort myself!   We have been taught from an early age that food can be comforting just like grandma’s chocolate chip cookies when we were upset.  Have you ever noticed that large commerical gyms are loaded with low impact cardiovascular machines or selectorized circuit equipment?  Have you ever noticed that the ellipticals are packed…I guarantee 45 minutes of the elliptical is alot easier than 45 minutes of running on the treadmill and people wonder why they cannot drop excessive body fat?  Why do people choose the easiest cardio?  Is it the low impact theory that draws people to the elliptical?  Have you ever noticed that it is hard to elevate your heart rate on the elliptical once you have been using it for 4 weeks…the same for the treadmill?  Have you ever noticed it is easier to run on the treadmill versus outside running?   cardio-brain1

What would you say if I could guarantee you to burn excess bodyfat with proper nutrition in little as 1 hour a day? 

Our bodies are very smart when it comes to fat burning.  Nobody wants to step out of their comfort levels when it comes to fitness.  What type of fitness would we do in a gym if the elliptical or treadmill was never invented?  How about interval training with weights and short durations of anaerobic training? Interval training guarantees to push you out of your comfort level.   I am a big fan of Tabata training, Hiit Training, and the super set method of training for burning stubborn body fat!  Here is a very effective Tabata program that will guarantee to push you out of your comfort level to pave the way for fat burning!

The Tabata program has a sequence of the following. Repeat this Tabata  then proceed to the next Tabata.

  • Bodyweight Lunges alternating feet:  20 seconds then Ice Skaters ( lateral) for 10 seconds.  Rest 10 seconds.  Repeat 4x
  • Bodyweight pushups:  20 seconds to front abdominal planks 10 seconds. Rest 10 seconds   Repeat 3x
  • Mountain climbers:  20 seconds then Burpees for 10 seconds.  Rest 10 seconds.  Repeat 3x
  • Bear Crawls ( side ways) for 20 seconds then chair tricep dips for 10 seconds.  Rest 10 seconds.  Repeat 3x
  • Lying abdominal bicycles 20 seconds then laying face down supermans for 10 seconds.  Rest 10 seconds.  Repeat 4x
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HUGE New Student Membership SPECIAL!!!

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EXPIRED:   December 31st 2016

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Good Life Fitness 21 Day Fat Melting Program

YES check out this 21 day fat melting program offered ONLY at Good Life Fitness!!!

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N-10sive Boot Camps will provide you with best results, period.

I’m so sure you’ll be thrilled with the workout and results that are boot camps are the #1 in Nebraska!! You’ll know after just a couple N-10Sive sessions that the boot camp methodology we utilize gives you the most diversified workout possible in 1 hour. There is no other workout that delivers the benefits of weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, short distance running, long distance running, yoga, and core work in such a short time! You’ll burn unwanted fat, build lean, toned muscles, and develop the gorgeous body that comes from balanced fitness.

What kind of results can I expect from boot camp?

You can expect a shredding of 3-5% in body fat, a boost in strength and endurance, and a cutting 2-4 inches around that stubborn midsection! A large part of making those remarkable results is from making wise nutrition choices and being consistent attending boot camp. With 2 certified nutritionists on staff we are here you assist you along the way. Of course, results vary from person to person.
I am worried that I am too out of shape.
All fitness levels are welcome at N-10Sive Boot Camps. If you are a beginner, or a veteran exerciser, N-1oSive Boot Camps will challenge you to your fitness level. No one is ever left behind! Our goal is to push you out of your comfort zone but also keep in mind your fitness level. During the class I divide repetitions from Level 1 to Level 3 so everybody is being pushed to their level to achieve results.
I like to exercise alone.
How long has your body been in a rut? Do you challenge yourself or skip workouts on low motivation days? Do you stop short when you feel fatigued? Our mind is the weakest muscle and N-10Sive Boot Camps will push you to safely improve your fitness level. The boot camp builds on accountability and group support which drives you to long lasting results.

What if I have bad knees and can not squat or run?
The squat is the most common movement we do in life. When it comes to injuries there are modifications to all exercises and I demonstrate each exercise with modifications for those that have joint issues. After personally rupturing 7 quadriceps tendons I have a tender heart for the knees, so don’t let this scare you from enjoying exercise.

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Black Friday Specials At Good Life Fitness

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Check Out Our HUGE Black Friday Specials!!! Perfect Stocking Stuffer Ideas!!

Can Purchase Over The Phone For Convenience. (402)434-4444

Looking to start on your fitness journey in December OR maybe you are looking for a NEW health club in 2017 ?!?!? Check out why Good Life Fitness was VOTED the #1 health club in customers service and place to fee a burn and Nebraska PLUS Top 50 Gyms In America by Men’s Health.

Common Questions To Ask Yourself When Searching For A Health Club In 2017

: Do you swim?  Are You OR Your Family Going To Swim Enough To Justify The Monthly Cost? Is the pool to busy to swim lanes?
: Do You Have To Pay Extra For Child Watch?
: Do you play racquetball?  Are You Going To Play Racquetball Enough To Justify The Cost?
: Will My Monthly Membership Increase Yearly?
: Do you play tennis?  Are You Going To Play Tennis Enough To Justify The Cost?
: How Clean Is The Facility Or Is The Equipment/Facility Updated?
: Do you play basketball?  Are You Going To Play Basketball Enough To Justify The Cost?
: Are The Club Hours And Class Schedule Flexible Enough?
:  Is The Facility Locally Owned/Operated?
: What type of memberships are offered that meet your needs?

Reason’s Why Good Life Fitness Members Choose Good Life Fitness.

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: Good Life Fitness is locally owned/operated
: HUGE cardio/weight room
: Large Women’s ONLY fitness room
: OVER 120 fitness boot camp/group fitness classes
: 2 Facilities to choose from
: SUPER clean and equipped maintained daily
: AMAZING customer service
: FREE child care
: FREE tanning with all pre sale memberships.
: AWESOME club and child care hours
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What Makes Joining Good Life Fitness Unique
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: NO Sneaky Sales Gimmicks
: NO calling you daily to join after your guest pass
: NO sales people working on commission
: NO 1,2, OR 3 year contracts
: NO initiation OR enrollment fees
: NO cancellation fees or buying out your contract fees
: NO rate increase OR yearly facility improvement fees
: NO extra fee or membership to use our 2nd location
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