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Dec
27

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: SNEAK IN SOME EXERCISE WITH THIS “SUPER” SET

It’s the final countdown to 2013, so for those who plan on making “Fitness,” their New Year’s resolution, why not start today — all you need is 5 – 10 minutes on your Total Gym!

Total Gym GRAVITY Master Trainer, JayDee Cutting takes you through a challenging superset for your chest and abs. Don’t worry about reps, just concentrate on form taking take each movement to fatigue.

 

 

 

 

JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core Golf Fitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com.

Dec
24

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: WHY YOU SHOULD GO BACK FOR SECONDS, THIRDS AND FOURTHS!

Every year around the holiday season, I read articles about the best ways to fight holiday weight gain. They all have tips about eating before you go, bringing a healthy dish to share or making exercise a priority. These are all great tips! In fact, I recommend them.

However, this year I want you to try something a little different. Instead of focusing on all of the stuff you shouldn’t have, go back for seconds! Let me explain…

Typically at holiday dinners, we build one enormous plate of food. It is piled high in a way that defies gravity and, if broken apart, could most likely feed a family of four. Then we sit down and eat the whole thing. Regardless of whether we like it or are even still hungry, we eat every last bite simply because it’s there. You can blame the clean plate club, or starving children in [insert country], or the belief that starting tomorrow we may never see turkey and mashed potatoes again. Whatever the reason, the end result is eating until we are sick and starting the New Year feeling bloated and disappointed.

This year, I want you to grab a very small amount of everything during the first go-around. It may seem silly or look funny in comparison to the leaning tower of latkes on your family member’s plate, but don’t worry! This isn’t the end of your meal. After you finish that plate, go back for seconds and grab your absolute favorites. When you are done, if you are still hungry, go back for thirds. You can go back as many times as you would like as long as you are still legitimately hungry.

What you will find is that, even with all the trips, you end up eating less than you would have with one giant plate. You also give your body a little time to register that it’s full so you don’t finish your delicious meal with antacids.

So, at that next big holiday feast, don’t be afraid of seconds – plan for them. This simple step will allow you to enjoy every bit of the holidays without spending the first quarter of 2013 making up for it.

And remember, a few small steps can lead to big changes.

Tara Coleman is a Clinical Nutritionist and Salada Tea Spokesperson living in San Diego, CA. She blogs twice a month with “Tara’s Friday Bite.” Leave your comments with ideas for future topics or email Tara directly at tara@taracoleman.com.

Dec
23

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: 5 MINUTES A DAY TO KEEP HOLIDAY EATING AT BAY

The Holidays seem to come and pass so quickly each year- so why not commit to a ‘quick’ training routine that focuses on a fast paced, short circuit that maximizes the muscles used in minimal time!

Plus- by doing this type of workout, you can blast away any extra calories you want  melted off!

 

 

 

• Keep the workout tight by only performing exercises that work multiple muscle groups at once. Combination moves on your Total Gym are an excellent way to do this.

• Plan to work out first thing when you wake up so you don’t get preoccupied with everything else going on in your day.

• Boredom can undermine your best intentions, so try switching things up and focus on a different area of your body each day — adding variety not only helps renew motivation but broadens your physical abilities as well.

 

Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology.  She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national fitness conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, and MVe Peak Pilates.  Maria teaches traditional and progressive fitness classes throughout Southeast Florida.  She has also added her own brand of classes suited for her more advanced training clients.  Maria is also active in free lance writing for Fitness accredited magazines. www.groovysweat.com

Dec
21

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: HAVE YOURSELF A VERY HOT CUP OF COCO

As the weather gets colder outside

There’s no reason to feel you’re denied,

Cause you don’t have to cheat

with this Hot Chocolate treat –

Use the recipe here we’ve supplied!

This Healthy Holiday Tip is brought to you by JayDee Cutting.

 


JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core GolfFitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com
Dec
19

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: DE-STRESS AND WORK YOUR SMILE MUSCLES*

The holidays are filled with friends, family, and many things occurring at once which can be fun, yet stressful at the same time.

One way to keep the stress at a low but your spirits lifted is to incorporate some mind-body training of Pilates or yoga. These can be done on a mat, however, try incorporating a few movements from Pilates on your Total Gym followed by some warrior poses from yoga.

 

 

All exercises of these two modalities can be performed by using the Total Gym.

 

*Smile muscles; a common term in Pilates means: The muscles at the base of your buttocks, where the backs of your thighs insert into your pelvis. They form a smiling U shape under each buttock when engaged.

 

 


Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology.  She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national fitness conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, and MVe Peak Pilates.  Maria teaches traditional and progressive fitness classes throughout Southeast Florida.  She has also added her own brand of classes suited for her more advanced training clients.  Maria is also active in free lance writing for Fitness accredited magazines. 
www.groovysweat.com

Dec
14

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: AN EASY “WEIGH” TO STAY MOTIVATED

‘Tis the season of Friends, Family and Food.

But for those that are trying to stay fit and eat healthy during the holidays, it may seem like an upward battle.

Research shows that regular exercise plummets in the month of December and people eat 75% more calories when dining in large groups or at parties with excessive amounts of food.

However, for those that want to stay focused on their fitness goals, there’s one easy tip to help curb overindulging in the seasonal schmorgesborg.

 

 

This Healthy Holiday Tip is brought to you by JayDee Cutting.


JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core GolfFitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com
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Dec
6

A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER TO SPICE UP YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE

Whether you’re just bored with the “same-old” workout routine or you want to challenge yourself, Total Gym exercise DVD’s provide guided instruction for a fun and energizing workout that will have YOU working up a sweat! 

Now’s your chance to get some of our most popular workouts from the past at discounted prices. 

Just $9.95 each while supplies last.

Hurry! Order today and get your Total Gym DVD by Christmas to get in the best shape of your life!

 

 

 

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