For the past 9 years I've had the very unique experience of working with women to build strong health & wellness programs for moms. Especially those that just recently had a baby and want to get their pre-baby body back. I discovered what makes this group so special and how to help them achieve their goals.
Many moms are transforming their bodies and getting in better shape than ever, while being the prime example of good health and fitness to their children.
On the flip side we all know that if we leave our bodies alone and do nothing, time will take its toll on us, and usually gain so much weight that we may give up.
I remember one day, a doctor, friend or relative drops a comment … or they see a photo on Facebook, and that's when it suddenly becomes real:
All of a sudden, they're not just “out of shape” … their “ideal weight” seems practically on the other side of the scale – and they feel like they're on a slippery slope with no idea how it started … or how to stop it.
What's WORSE, even people who fight their hardest to change course and get their old body back end up trying and failing with so many fad diets, “extreme” workouts and shady supplements …
… they end up feeling like they're not only overweight, but LAZY, too – because suddenly they're just a statistic.
One of the 2 out of 3 obese Canadians … one of the 67% of people who sign up for a gym membership and never use it … who just does not have the “willpower” to get thin.
But not everyone fails …
And for 99% of those who do succeed, the difference has nothing to do with genetics, how much time they spend in the gym, or how much they “want it.”
I love to change things up, so I will also train outside when I can!
I woke up this morning and I am feeling the last two AWESOME days of training. It's also my first two days on a new program, so that should not surprise me.
Our muscles always get sore when we start a new program. Over time, our body adapts, and we experience less soreness from the same training.
This workout is called the, “Do It Outside in the Backyard in the Sun Loving Every Minute Of It” (because I did it Friday on the farm – great times!):
– Kettlebell front squats (loving the “honesty” of this exercise)
– KB 1-arm Overhead press
– KB swing
– Pushup challenge
– Long Jump
– TRX row
– TRX 1-leg Squat
Enjoy the post-training bliss.
By the way, someone asked me this on FB yesterday:
“How do you target the quads?”
This is not a training mindset I think many people should have. “Targeting muscles” is a bodybuilder approach, and I do not train that way.
That said, some great multi-muscle exercises would be:
Front squats, forward lunges, close-back back squats, step-ups. All must be done with intention and focus to contract the muscle.
Why are my Circuit Training the Best Workouts Ever?
Because they …
• Increase your post-exercise calorie burn for up to 40 hours
• Activate a special fat-burning SUPER-HORMONE for super-fast fat loss
• Build muscle and burn fat at the same time <= Holy Grail of Fitness
• And will help women fit back in their skinny jeans
• Require only three sessions per week
• Will allow you to NEVER have to do cardio again
• Take less than 30 minutes to do (from warm-up to your last rep)
• Allow you to train with me for every exercise, set, & rep
So you would start out with Level 1 – moves like “One-leg shin taps” … “Shoulder bridge lifts” … “body rows” … and “Turkish Arm Bars.”
These are movements I've selected because anyone can do them with proper form right away. That means no injuries, frustration, or struggling to keep up.
Once you reach the tenth and final routine in level one … and check your progress with the charting to see if it gives you a clear indication for you to move on to the next level!
Once you get the “green light” to skip ahead to Level 2, your routines step things up a notch to get you even closer to your dream body … with movements like “Burpee Walk Outs,” “Turkish Sit-Ups,” ” and “Single-Unders” …
And by the time you've blazed through Level 2 – on through Levels 3 … 4 … and even 5 … through envelope-pushing challenges like “Kipping Pull-ups,” “Grasshoppers,” “Vertical Pike Presses , “” Inchworms, “and” Goblet Jump Squats “…
Well, you've reached a level of performance, strength, and yes – a completely re-shaped and transformed new body – the kind of personal best you could never touch through “random” fad workouts and marathon cardio dashes.
All without strain or struggle, and no need for a trainer, a gym membership or any pills or powders, and we always make sure our clients engage in proper personal training & Fat loss programs in order for them to change their life and to Live better ! … Thank you.