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Fitness Motivators HEALTH CARD -
JUST FOR YOU!
In case of an
emergency, be prepared. Make informed choices about your health.
Each client is important to Fitness Motivators. So we made a Health
Card and Important Numbers Card just for you! All you have to do is
fill out both cards, print, and cut
for your wallet and/or home.
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way, emergency responders will not have to guess if you are not able
control of your health!
CLIENT HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH -
JIM and DIANE
is your Motivation?
Diane: I want to maintain
good health for the rest of my life, if possible. I've always been a
physically active person, and exercise class is one of the many outlets
I've enjoyed for many years to help maintain good health.
Jim: I want to maintain good physical condition, which I believe
ultimately will help keep me healthy.
Who/what has influenced
you and how?
Diane: I've been
influenced by many people -- generally, I like to be around positive,
energetic, smart & enthusiastic types. I like people who are at least
one step "ahead of me and that helps to keep me looking and moving
Jim: My wife has been very
active all her adult life taking and teaching aerobics classes. I
wanted to join her to work out together.
What health advice would
you give others?
Diane: I have been so
blessed to have always been a very healthy person. But I also TRY to eat
right rarely eat fast food), exercise and to lead as stress free a life
as possible (my faith in God; helps in that area).
Jim: I would say to folks, that the good Lord; has given us one body and
only one physical lifetime. It just makes sense to take the best care
of ourselves as we can.
What does your general
fitness program consist of?
Diane: Two nights a week
in the greatest kickboxing class and five times a week I do 20 minute
sessions on my elliptical exerciser.
Jim: I have free weights
and a heavy bag. I try to work out three times a week. During the
summer, we walk one time a week. Then of course there is Cardio Boxing
two times a week. I think that less then two times a week just isn’t
What is your favorite
Diane: Spaghetti. I also
love fish (broiled or baked) and pasta of any kind. My downfall is
Jim: I really like
hamburgers, seafood, and spare-ribs prepared on the BBQ. Potato Chips
are my worst food choice, but I love em’.
What are your short-term
Diane: To try to enjoy to
be positive with each day that is given to me.
Jim: I really want to lose some extra weight and raise my strength
What are your long-term
Diane: To always stay as
healthy as possible and to always seek new interesting things to bring
into my life.
Jim: I would like to
maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay as fit as I am able.
What are your hobbies and
Diane: I have had so many
hobbies thru the years, but for now I am enjoying jewelry making and I
also like to garden, but don't have much time to spend on that right
now. I've had a life long love of horses and have been around them most
of my life. We are blessed to have two grandchildren, a girl and a boy,
who we spend a lot of time with. They are amazing.
Jim: I like fishing and shooting sports. I am also a HAM Radio Operator
and do volunteer work for our church. We both enjoy kayaking when
get the chance.
Any other comments or
suggestions that you would like to add...
We are so fortunate to be in such an uplifting and fun class with
energetic, enthusiastic, innovative and smart instructors. The class is
NEVER dull and is always a great workout
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A FITNESS
MOTIVATORS TEAM CLASS
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To promote the maximum
increase in fitness in the shortest most EFFICIENT manner. Safety is our
Number One concern. We strive to offer a fitness class to get you motivated
about getting into the best possible shape. We try to change the routine for
every class, to expedite maximizing your overall fitness level. We feel that
adding our classes to your health and fitness plan is just one of the many
facets of a complete fitness program.
Normally we do
either 30 minutes or 45 minutes of cardio (both time frames include the
warm-up). We must continuously monitor signs of EACH student to assess
their overall well-being. This of course is somewhat subjective, but after
27 years of teaching, some signs of stress are readily apparent and must be
taken seriously. In other words, if ONE or more student(s) is struggling
with a routine we immediately show alternatives geared towards reducing the
heart rate. Although we offer different intensity levels, from Beginners to
Advanced, it is still important for us to watch each and every student.
The number one rule in our classes is safety. If we feel that the class
is not hard enough (our perceived exertion), we bring the level up and if it
is too high, we bring the level down. Those that are intermediate or
advanced are encouraged to maintain a level that suites their particular
Weight use in Class
We feel it is very important
to use Hand Weights in our classes. Although it seems that some moves may
appear repetitive, please keep this in mind: The number one goal of
resistance training is RESULTS. Re-inventing the wheel for the sake of
doing something "new" is sometimes counterproductive. For example, trying a
newfangled way to work your bicep is unnecessary, as the old fashioned
"curl" has yet to be surpassed in terms of safety, simplicity and efficiency
in building the targeted muscle. In a normal weight-lifting routine, it is
not uncommon for a typical workout to entail 12 to 15 reps per set with 3
sets of each targeted muscle group. What we do in 10 to 13 minutes, normally
takes up to one hour or more in the weight room! While there are some
excellent "new' moves, remember that the "old" ones are usually just as
efficient...besides, your muscles really don't know the difference! There
is nothing fancy or "new" to do in a weight workout. If you see serious
bodybuilders or read muscle or fitness magazines, you will see that the
proven weight workouts are the same old ones used everyday! If you find
that a particular exercise is too easy, the best advice is...increase the
increment of your hand weights.
Structure of our Cardio Boxing Class
minutes of warm-up
20 - 33
minutes of cardio (Depending on the workout - The time could go as high as
Rate & Rate of Perceived Exertion observed
minutes of Stretching if needed
get a drink of water (as needed) and grab their Hand Weights
minutes of Hand Weights (Depending on the workout - The time could change
to under 12 minutes.)
minutes of Stretching if needed
minutes of Mat or Mitts workout
minutes of Stretching/Cool Down
We do our
best to expose our students with the most widely accepted ways to perform a
cardio move, from Beginners to Advanced Students. We emphasize proper form
when using your Hand Weights. Heart Rate Monitors are used to help
instructors make sure you are within a safety zone when in class. (Keep in
mind that Instructors heart rates are a little higher when teaching)
Expected from our Clients
It is up to you to
workout within the limits of your ability. It is up to you to follow the
instructors and do your best to perform the the moves correctly. When we
push you to "do just one more set'' (in cardio or weights), it is our intent
to motivate you and help push you a little further in your training.
Although the majority of students are more than satisfied with our programs,
there is no such thing as a one size fits all when it comes to fitness
programs. If we are not what you are looking for in a particular class, you
may wish to try another one of our classes with a different routine
emphasis. We strive to stay current with the fitness industry via workshops
& certifications, and have numerous training sessions within our company to
continue to motivate the students and offer high quality programs in the
community, most importantly we try to have fun!!
"Life is not easy for
any of us. But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and . . .
confidence in ourselves."
- Marie Curie
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