Coach’s Corner: SPRING IS HERE!

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Hi Everyone!

Well, spring is officially here and we’re kicking off today’s post with a call to hear how you kicked winter’s butt!

If you didn’t train as hard as you would have liked this winter, not to worry, just start your spring training program TODAY.

Fast action is a key ingredient to getting results. People who take action right away and stick with their plan, getting the best results that those who just hmmm and haw over what to do.

Here are 5 steps to get you on track:

1. Move your body in some way today. If you have a gym membership, go and use it. If you don’t have a gym membership, don your walking or running shoes and head outside for a brisk walk or a light jog.

2. Make a plan for the week of what you’re going to do. Write out exactly what you’re going to do each day of the week, giving yourself at least 1 for a rest day. Fit in at least 3 days where you do 30-35 minutes of intense, hard cardio. You can do this through intervals (running at 80% effort for 3 mins, then jogging at 65% for 1 min, for 30 minutes or so) you can also do this by doing short bursts of intense cardio exercises like burpees or jump squats followed by body weight exercises like push ups and sit ups. The most important part is once you make your plan, STICK WITH IT!

3. Find a partner. Training with a partner will help you stay motivated and keep you accountable. Find times during the week that work for both of you and stick with it. It can be once a week or 3 times a week. The more the better!

4. Ask an expert. New to running? New to weight training? New to working out? Consider meeting with a professional or a friend who has a lot of experience to help you get started. If you are new to working out, consider joining a bootcamp or some kind of group fitness class to help you jump start your fitness journey. Meeting with a personal trainer or a friend who’s more experienced is a great way to ease into a new workout routine without hurting yourself. Working with a personal trainer is helpful because they can watch you throughout your workout to make sure your form is good and that you’re pushing yourself and not giving up!

5. Set short term, realistic goals. Have a 1 week and a 1 month goal. Once you’ve achieved those, then you can set your sights higher on a 6 month and 9month goal. But start small. Starting with smaller, more attainable goals helps us build our confidence up before we try to strike out and get after those bigger, more long term goals. If you don’t set little goals for yourself along the way, you won’t feel like you’re accomplishing anything. You can use websites like DailyFeats to help you build up your confidence and motivation.


Until next time, I want you to follow these 5 steps! Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.


Yes you can!,

Coach Colleen