Lisa’s Story!

For many of us finding a fitness pursuit that becomes something we enjoy or even love, can be tough. Before Fit Body Boot Camp, Lisa felt lost and bored with her fitness program. She had spent a year or two trying to convince herself that she loved to run for cardio.  She found it unexciting and repetitive with no variety other than the music. When she was worn out with that, she began weight lifting. Weights were more enjoyable than running but she still didn’t love them…”I would plug in my headphones, follow a plan, and go to work. There was no community. Most people who lift do it on their own.”

We are glad that Lisa found FBBC when she did. She was inspired to pursue a fitness journey by her friends, coworkers, and her husband Cory.  Cory is “amazing and hard to keep up with…but I’m trying. I want my kids to have a mom who plays, runs and teaches them why our health is so important” .

No journey is without obstacles…Lisa has to work to balance her schedule and she had to overcome a lack of confidence.   “I had never really been the athletic type so many activities were very intimidating to me (inside and outside of the gym). I also struggled with comparison. It is is really hard to realize that everyone’s journey is different. What works for one may not for another, but FBBC looks at everyone’s journey to see what will work”  then there is the time commitment piece…

“I commute to St. Cloud for work every day. That takes two hours sitting in the car daily.  So we have to schedule it. It is just part of the plan each and every week.  Plan out when and where you get your activity and how you fit in your sessions. I try to get to a minimum of 4 sessions if not 5 each week”

Once Lisa, Cory and their family got into a routine things smoothed out for her and she began seeing results.

Lisa says, “I can’t speak more highly about FBBC. This community means so much to me. From trying out a 3 week mini challenge at the end of summer last year, to now. It has quite simply changed my life and the lives of my family. Fitness and activity are a part of everyday now. I have found amazing friendships that I was challenged finding due to busy community/ work/ family schedules”.

And speaking of overcoming obstacles…Lisa says she is about to face her biggest challenge yet. “I set the goal that 2018 was the year that I would step out of my comfort zone. I am not an extrovert by any means. I have now done the FBBC Amazing Race, signed up for the Rugged Maniac, AND With a little push from a great friend and coaches, I signed up for the “My First Tri”.  These things are all beyond that comfort zone”

WOW!

Amazing stuff Lisa.

No more of the same old thing for you! In addition to stepping outside of her comfort zone, she is also down 6.9 lbs and 18.5 inches!

We are so excited for your progress and your success.

Pete’s Story

Happy Friday! I’m thrilled to see so many more success stories coming out of our recent challenges, I decided you needed to hear Pete’s story!

Working out and exercise mean different things to different people. Everyone can lose weight and inches and feel better about themselves but each person has a different story as to why they started and what it did for them. When Pete told me his story I have to say it really made me think and I got a bit emotional…

Pete was one of those guys who really didn’t do much physical fitness. He did some push ups here and there, walked at work and treated projects around his house as his exercise. He tried weight watchers and lost about 15 lbs. but he didn’t get out of it what he wanted.

“While I lost some weight, I didn’t gain the physical rewards I was looking for like strength or endurance. Mentally, I was frustrated by the smallest of things. I had enough experience to know that this was the probably the result of not getting any exercise. Yet I didn’t have the motivation to get the exercise as part of a routine.”

Pete found us through Amazon and all this was changed for him. He told me that every session he attends the stress drains out of him leaving him with a fresh perspective on life. This is only thing though that gave him a different perspective on life and on exercise. And this is the part where I got tears.

I asked Pete what his inspiration was and this is what he told me.

“There are a few different facets to this. On one hand, I guess I’m selfish that I don’t want to be “That guy” who looks and acts 75 when they’re 50. On the other hand, my brother was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Here is a guy who was a second degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do who can no longer walk, much less zip up his jacket. I can’t really describe the pain and sorrow of watching someone wither away. There isn’t a known cause or a known cure for this disease. It just happened. While I’m not a particularly religious person, whenever I see him I’m struck by how cruel the disease is, and how lucky the rest of us are. It would be easy for Ted to cave into a mush bucket and crawl into a bottle. But he faces each day with a positive, happy to be alive, look at how fortunate I am attitude. God I wished I had that emotional strength. But I don’t. So I cope by training/working-out and counting the blessings I do have.”

WOW!!! Life really is precious and we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I have a feeling that Pete’s brother is a strong as he is because of the exercise and physical discipline he had prior to getting ALS. I get goose bumps thinking about this.

For Pete, he is in a better place because he took the chance to come in and do something about his own health. It’s not always easy taking that step, but as you can see it paid of for him. He is a better person because of it.

“Probably the best thing that has happened to me is that I now have much more patience for everything at home and work.

I jokingly say that this is my daily Romper Room time, but in some ways it really is. For me, it’s fun to meet new people who share a common interest. It makes my day when I can sprinkle in some comments or references (often self-deprecating) to get people to laugh and engage.”

I know I say this over and over again, but I feel amazing inside to be a part of stories like this. It truly is an amazing feeling.

~Megan K

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Did you *FALL* for the #1 myth that makes you gain weight?

Happy Thursday!!

There are a lot of fitness myths out there -many of which actually MAKE YOU FATTER! (yikes)

And now that the holidays are right around the corner (along with the dreaded holiday weight gain) some people will fall for these myths and end up even HEAVIER than when they started!

But there is ONE in particular that I hear about time and time again that really just makes me crazy: It’s that CARDIO is great for fat loss. What?! Since WHEN?!

LIES I TELL YOU! (the effects are actually pretty devastating, and why we don’t use cardio in my new Fit For Fall Program, keep reading…)

It kills me when a new client comes in and tells me how they need “cardio” to lose weight.

“How much cardio do you do?” they ask.  They are always flabbergasted at my response:  “NONE.”

They are always SHOCKED to learn that steady state cardio is probably the WORST exercise to do for fat loss.

Well then, how is it my clients lose so much weight?  How is it my clients consistently lose 8+ pounds of  fat and 2-4 inches from their belly in their first month alone?

The amazing results I get all has to do with my specialized fat loss training system (that only takes 30 minutes) coupled with my custom nutrition plan.

It has ZERO to do with long hour(s) of cardio.

The research is there, it is conclusive that cardio is a miserable waste of time when it comes to fat loss.  The problem is that big gyms will continue to perpetuate this complete load of BS  because they have big bucks invested in endless rows of fancy high tech treadmills and ellipticals.

HERE IS A SECRET (that the big box gyms do not want you to know):
Machines do not burn fat – YOU DO!

Here are my TOP 4 reasons to avoid cardio for fat loss:

4) Cardio MAKES YOU OLD
A recent study published in the Journal Of Strength and Conditioning Research found that cardio creates a massive increase of oxidative damage and floods the body with destructive free radicals.  These free radicals have been proven to damage organs including your skin.  This free radical damage is especial noticeable in the facial tissues, causing skin to sag making you look considerably older. Wow.

3) Cardio MAKES YOU WEAK
Cardio has been shown to chew up muscle tissue. Just look your typical marathon runner.  Those guys look a stiff wind could break them in half.  Yup, long boring cardio induces muscle loss that leads directly to a slower metabolism and ultimately a weaker body. In fact, recently at a fitness convention study after study was presented that showed that marathon runners gain body fat during the training for their long runs!

2) Cardio DESTROYS YOUR JOINTS
Think about it, cardio is essentially THOUSANDS of identical reps – one after the other. Over and over. Again and again. This leads to a host of injuries including Patllofemoral Pain Syndrome (sever knee pain), Plantar Faciitis, Achillies Tendonitis and Spinal Compression just to name a few.  Sound like fun?  It’s not.

1) Cardio ACTUALLY MAKES YOU FAT
Cardio decreases your metabolism, and as you probably know your “metabolism” (or metabolic rate) is the measurement of how much energy your burn each day.  We want that number to be high, not low.  As your metabolism goes down so too does your body’s ability to burn fat.  A common response is then to do even more cardio, suppressing the metabolism even more leaving you even more soft and flabby.  This gives you the dreaded “skinny fat” look.

So if cardio is not the answer what is?  How about a proven fat loss plan?

Good news:  I have a created a specialized and targeted fat loss training system that doesn’t take hours to do and works SUPER FAST.  (like 2-5lbs of fat gone per week fast!)

When you follow my proven fat loss formula it only takes less than 30 minutes three times per week.  That’s right – less than 30 minutes and no crappy (and useless) cardio.

Here’s what you can expect.

Increase your metabolism burn for up to 48 hours
Activate a special fat-burning SUPER-Hormone for super-fast fat loss
Build muscle and burn fat at the same time
And will help you slide back into your bikini
Will allow you to NEVER have to do cardio again
Take less than 30 minutes to do (from warm-up to your last rep)
But that’s not all because you can’t “out-cardio” bad food choices. As a matter of fact flat stomachs are made in the kitchen.

So how are you supposed to do that?

How about a step-by-step guide and menu? Yup,  I’ve got you covered!

When you join my 24 Day Fit For Fall​ program not only do you get targeted fitness & fat loss training but you’ll get

  • ​CUSTOMIZED NUTRITION PLAN (no counting calories)
  • FULL GROCERY LISTS (know exact what to shop for)
  • DONE-FOR-YOU MENUS (make tasty & fast meals for the whole family)
  • A daily guide of what to eat and went to eat it. That’s right, a customized step-by-step nutrition plan designed to do one thing: get you results FAST.

And it’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t second-guess yourself and follow a proven formula for fitness and that loss success.

.. and you’ll be more than good-  You’ll be in the best shape of your life.

AND HERE’S THE BEST PART… THE PRICE!

I have come up with a way for you to get the entire 24 day program for a deposit of $20 and one payment of $77 in studio.

Yes, you get entire program:

  • ​Unlimited  Sessions per week w/ Personal Trainer
  • Custom “No Calorie Counting” Nutrition Plan
  • NO Cardio
  • Full Meal Plans
  • Full Grocery Lists
  • Unlimited Coaching (so you burn even more fat)
  • And Tons of Accountability, Motivation and Guidance

So even if you can only workout 3 per week (for only 30 minutes!)  you can say goodbye to that belly once and for all!

So just REPLY to this email or call now at 763-710-5065 and we will secure your spot.

Because of how effective this 24 day rapid fat loss program is you can expect that it will sell out fast – so call us NOW!

I’m looking forward to working with you! (and NOT doing any cardio!)

Megan K and the team

PS:  Call me now at 763-710-5065 with any questions.  If I do not answer it just means that we are signing up another client so call me back ASAP so you do not lose your spot. Or click here to save your spot: Fit For Fall​​

PPS: This program is NOT what you have used in the past…

No hours and hours spent in the gym
No crazy low calorie diets
No magic powders or pill
No useless cardio
No BS – just RESULTS

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**Side NOTE:

I know many of you like cardio. So, I’ll say this, if you were to do any kind of cardio short bursts at high speeds/intensities are most effective: like sprinting.  Also, I would always encourage boot campers to get out and walk. Walking is great for you.**

Joli’s Story!

A lot of times when we think about being teased for how we look, we think it happens to only those of us who have a few lbs to lose.

Unfortunately, all shapes and sizes can be teased for their appearance.

Our client Joli, is one of those women who was teased and given a hard time for being too “skinny”.

She says, “I grew up always being teased about how thin I was. After kids and growing older, I was still thin, which was nicer at 48, but I wasn’t toned or strong”.

Before Fit Body Boot Camp, Joli says that she would “look at magazine spreads about actresses her age that looked fabulous. She thought ‘if I could have a personal trainer, I could look like that’ but she says she didn’t think she had the time or money for it.”

Her motivation turned around though, when she and her husband Harry booked a beach house for Harry’s 50th birthday. She knew this meant wearing a swimsuit and she no longer wanted to be regarded as the woman who was too thin.

Joli’s goal wasn’t to lose weight, when she began at Fit Body.  Her goal was to feel good about herself and to gain some muscle and strength. Prior to joining she was busy- like each of you- raising two daughter ages 16 and 19, working full-time and doing a couple of Yoga classes here and there.

She says she did what she set out to do though, “in the two years that I’ve been there…my clothes look better, my waist is more defined, my legs look toned and I’m not embarrassed about having skinny “stick arms” anymore! I have never been this comfortable in my own body in my entire life! I never want to go back to my old way of life! I may not be a runner or a body builder or a cross-country skier, but I have found the exercise program that works for me and that I’m GOOD AT! Thank You!”

Being a busy working professional it can be hard to make the lifestyle change to add exercise. Joli says it became a priority and that “the funny thing about this is that once you do it enough, you don’t even think about it anymore! I’ve been coming at 5:00/ 5:10pm for most of my 2 years at FBBC. Now my brain and body are trained to go straigth there from work! I’m usually able to make plans after 6pm. “ She says now there are many times when she’ll do a quick change back to regular clothes to be off to the next thing after her workout.

“The other thing that makes it easier and more fun is having an accountability partner and mine is my husband! I love working out with him! We have a shared experience and a good workout at the end of a stressful day, puts us both in a better mood!”

Joli says her goals have changed a bit since joining Fit Body. “My goals are to be here for a long time!  I want to travel without using a walker, I want to keep up with my future grandchildren, I want to wear a swimsuit and be proud, I want to avoid injuries from falls or back problems from lack of flexibility… I want to enjoy my life as an empty-nester along with my favorite workout partner! I feel stronger, healthier, happier! And I never want to let go of those feelings!”

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