GET AN EARLY START…SPRING INTO FITNESS!!!

SPRING INTO FITNESS

Some days it feels like spring is around the corner and others, well, we are bringing out the winter jackets again.  However, with that said, spring is indeed going to be here before we know it.

Now is the perfect time to start getting ready for being more active outdoors, getting ready for shorts and spring break vacations.  Why not get a jump start on a healthier you before the season hits?

Whether you want to lose a few pounds (or a lot), just have more energy to play with the kids, tone up and look great for that fun vacation or earn a new PR on your annual spring marathon, we can help you meet your fitness goals!

Let one of our certified personal trainers and certified fitness nutritionist help make this your healthiest year yet.  We are not just another gym, we customize your workout around you and your specific goals and needs.  As always, we offer a free consultation and introductory workout – contact us and schedule yours today…770-330-2126 or email info@bodyrich.com.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

www.bodyrichfitness.com

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GIVE THE GIFT OF FITNESS!!!

Give the gift that will give year round by helping your loved ones have a happy and healthy holiday season and new year.  Bodyrich Fitness Company has gift certificates available for personal training sessions at our studio – you can purchase by the session or dollar amount. Even better, ask for one for yourself and start your New Year’s resolutions off with a bang!

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We are conveniently located at I-85 and Satellite Blvd. in Duluth.  Contact us at 770-330-2126 or email info@bodyrich.com.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

www.bodyrichfitness.com

HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF MOVING THROUGH THE HECTIC HOLIDAYS

It is an undeniable fact: The holidays are hectic. From shopping to cooking to hosting and traveling, there is a lot going on in a short period of time between the weeks before Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Add trying to train and stay fit into the mix and you may find yourself getting burned out quickly.

With just a little planning ahead, you can help ease the burden and make your workouts fit into the family fun.  Here are a few things you can do to prepare yourself to keep on track with your fitness training throughout the holiday season:

Sign up for a holiday race. If you have a race scheduled, you are more likely to keep up at least some of your training schedule. There are great races that the whole family can take part in during the holidays, from Turkey Trots to Jingle Bell 5Ks and more.

Plan a few running/walking routes where you’ll be staying. Traveling can make it hard and you may not know the exact time you’ll be able to sneak out the door, however, if you have a route in mind ahead of time, it will make it much easier to sneak in a run/walk when everyone else takes that post-meal nap.

Organize a family football game or sledding day. Some of the best ways to get your workouts in during the holiday season don’t even have to feel like workouts! Organize a family football game and get your workout by running up and down the field (or yard). Snowing out your way?  Get together for some sledding, and once you get downhill, race each other back up the hill. It’s a great way to get exercise in without it feeling like work.

Enlist a workout buddy. If you have relatives or friends coming into town who share your love of fitness, it is the perfect time to designate each other as accountability buddies. It will be easier for you both to sneak out if you’ve made a pact to workout together and you’ll still get to spend time with a family member (or friend) while burning off some extra calories.

Fill the holiday with ‘active’ presents. Another great way to keep moving throughout the season is to give—and receive—gifts that can be used outside or involve staying active. Give your kids basketballs, bikes, scooters, skates, etc. and head outside. Ask for that GPS watch you’ve been eyeing and take it out for a test run/walk. Give that someone special (even if it is you) gift certificates for a personal trainer and schedule your sessions – you are much more likely to get that workout in if you make an appointment and put it in your calendar.

And as always, if you need help during the holidays (or year round) with your fitness goals, we are here to help.  Contact us at 770-330-2126 or email info@bodyrich.com.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

www.bodyrichfitness.com

 

THANKFUL FOR THE GYM

What would the holidays be without a gym? This is especially true with the soggy fall we have had so far and then Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner.  And so it begins…the time of year that the majority of people will begin to pad on an extra few pounds before feeling a bit guilty on January 2nd. For this reason, a good number of people can add a gym on their list of top things to be thankful for this year.

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Here are a few more reasons to be thankful for the gym as well:

  • Smith Machine – Variation is key and the Smith Machine allows for good form, and more control, which can lead to better isolation of key targeted muscles. Best picks: squats, lunges, deadlifts for the legs, shoulder shrugs for the traps, bench press, especially incline, for the chest, bent over rows for the back, and military press for the shoulders. Another good choice is close grip press for the triceps or upright rows for the deltoids and traps.
  •  Cable Pulley System – Isolation is the key and your best picks for maximizing these are rope crunches, tricep rope extensions, cable crossovers and bicep curl variations.
  • The Bench- Probably the most well known and popular piece of equipment, the bench is so versatile that once mainly used for chest, it is dynamic for ab exercises like leg lifts and in-and-outs, back exercises like one arm rows, step ups/deep lunges and more.
  • Free Weights – Talk about versatility, from bicep curls to walking lunges you can use free weights for unlimited amount of exercises. The benefit of these compared to machines is that you not only work the major muscle groups, you always incorporate the smaller supporting muscles and tendons as well.
  • Batca/Nautilus Machines – Variety is key once again, and with the best lines of equipment, you can maintain perfect form, isolation, and control while keeping your muscles guessing. Plus you have a little support/built-in spotter n most machines.
  • The Treadmill- Our good ole stand-by when the weather turns wet and/or cold. Though it is often referred to as the “dreadmill”, the treadmill is actually the all-time best known fat burner and cardiovascular conditioner. To shake things up a bit (and reduce boredom), try an incline to work the calves more or to increase intensity, move to interval training with 2 minute sprints plus 1 minute walks, or just hold steady at 6.0-7.0 for maximization.
  • And finally, last but not least, Personal Trainers. Yes, we have a love-hate relationship with our trainers but we can always count on them to encourage us and push us. Even when we don’t see our own potential, they never give up on us, keep us working hard, pushing our limits and help keep us injury free.

So if you find yourself needing to burn off this year’s holiday treats and/or weight gain and need a little help or incentive to get you motivated, feel free to contact us here at Bodyrich Fitness. We will customized a fitness program and a diet guide that will help you reach your own unique and personal goals, from weight loss and fat burn to muscle toning, and overall fitness.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

770-330-2126 or email info@bodyrich.com

www.bodyrichfitness.com

 

PRE-HOLIDAY SPECIAL: BRING A BUDDY

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As we begin to come down from the Halloween candy sugar high and start preparing for all of the holiday activities that are about to be presented upon us, what better time than now to boost your fitness.

From now until the end of the year (December 31, 2015) we are offering a “Bring a Buddy” Special.  When you and a friend come into Bodyrich you will receive a 45 minute training session (built around your goals and individual needs) with one of our Certified Personal Trainers for just $50.00 per session ($25.00/per person – must be 2 people).  No fees, no membership dues or long-term contracts involved…you can schedule appointments as much or little as you like through the rest of the year. Working out with a buddy is double the fun plus you get expert advice, knowledge and assistance from one of our experienced trainers.

Why not get a jumpstart on the holidays and New Year’s resolutions – have more energy, boost your immune system, look and feel fantastic.  If you are interested in a personal trainer but would rather have a one-on-one session instead of a buddy session, we can schedule individual sessions as well.  Call or text us at 770-330-2126 or email info@bodyrich.com.  Also check out our website at http://www.bodyrichfitness.com/ for a sneak peek at our personal training studio, client results and statements as well as our weekly health blog.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

 

 

FALL FITNESS SPECIAL…PLUS A COOL NEW T-SHIRT

Summer came and flew by and in the blink of an eye, the holidays will be here.  Want a jumpstart on your fitness?  We are offering our “Fall Fitness Special” that will help jumpstart or intensify your fitness, give you proper form & instruction, a workout plan that you can take with you, as well as a personalized nutritional guideline.      $95.00This special includes the following:

  • 3 – 30 minute one-on-one sessions with one of our certified personal trainers at our Personal Training Studio
  • A personalized Nutritional Guideline (designed by our Certified Fitness Nutritionist)
  • A take home workout plan for you to carry on your fitness routine on your own

At the first session we will find out what your fitness goals and/or concerns are, start the first workout, instruct and teach proper form and burn a few calories too. The second session will be a workout and Q&A time; then on the last session, we will send you home with knowledge and safety, a workout plan to continue a fitness routine at home, as well as a nutritional guideline to help continue fitness growth.  If you want to continue your fitness plan with us, we have packages available to meet your continued fitness needs as well.

Also, just in – our great new Bodyrich Fitness Company t-shirts…check them out:

New Bodyrich Shirt 2015

We offer men’s and women’s cuts for $10 each or if you refer a friend and they end up buying a session(s) you will receive a FREE t-shirt as a thank you (while supplies last).

For information on the Fall Special, if you are interested in a complimentary consultation & introductory workout or any basic questions please feel free to contact us at                678-417-0880 ext. 8301 /  info@bodyrich.com.  Also check out our website at http://www.bodyrichfitness.com/

Paula Jamieson

Bodyrich Fitness Company

Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Nutritionist/Exercise Therapy Specialist

“BACK TO SCHOOL = HEALTHY YOU” SPECIAL

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Summer is coming to an end, the kids are back in school, what better time to start thinking about spending some time on you.  Whether you are a dedicated fitness enthusiast and just looking to shake up your fitness routine, have never worked out but always wanted to or you just need to shed a few pounds from the summer treat cheats, we can help by designing a plan that is based on your goals, time and needs.

We are offering our “Back to School Special” that will help jumpstart or intensify your fitness, give you proper form & instruction, a workout plan that you can take with you, as well as a personalized nutritional guideline.  $95.00This special includes the following:

  • 3 – 30 minute one-on-one sessions with one of our certified personal trainers at our Personal Training Studio
  • A personalized Nutritional Guideline (designed by our Certified Fitness Nutritionist)
  • A take home workout plan for you to carry on your fitness routine on your own

At the first session we will find out what your fitness goals and/or concerns are, start the first workout, instruct and teach proper form and burn a few calories too. The second session will be a workout and Q&A time; then on the last session, we will send you home with knowledge and safety, a workout plan to continue a fitness routine at home, as well as a nutritional guideline to help continue fitness growth.  If you want to continue your fitness plan with us, we have packages available to meet your continued fitness needs as well.

For information on this special, if you are interested in a complimentary consultation & introductory workout or any basic questions please feel free to contact us at                678-417-0880 ext. 8301 /  info@bodyrich.com.  Also check out our website at http://www.bodyrichfitness.com/

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer / Fitness Nutritionist

Bodyrich Fitness Company