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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: One Year In The Record Books

One year ago today Blue Ocean Fitness opened its doors for business. I can tell you without a doubt I woke up this morning a lot more relaxed than I did one year ago. Things have changed so much for the better. It has been amazing to watch this transformation take place. I owe a huge thank you to our clients and staff for making Blue Ocean Fitness what it is today: a place where... ...breaking out in dance is perfectly acceptable .....we work together and push each other to new limits .....we celebrate birthdays with fun activities .....where the sarcasm is never ending .....not only do we lift heavy things, we are also awesome at hop scotch .....we stick together till the end .....we are always coming up with new, creative ways to do lunges .....we play catch with medicine balls for fun .....things might look like chaos, but we have it under control (most of the time) Interestingly, we continue to spend less and less on advertising; the business almost purely grows by word of mouth. I wonder if it is because you can see stuff like this almost everyday when you enter the facility? Thank you to…

Meet Maggie: The Official Mascot of Blue Ocean Fitness

I just have a quick blog post to introduce you to the newest member of the Blue Ocean Fitness family. After a two month long interview process, we finally feel that we have found the right piece to the puzzle that will help us grow to the next level. Maggie, although only 16 weeks old, brings a wealth of knowledge and information that will better assist you in reaching your goals. Several of her areas of expertise include: Endurance training- She currently runs a sub six minute mile Rest and recovery strategies- Recovering from your workouts is an important part of making progress. Maggie is a firm believer that getting enough rest will help to ensure you are always moving forward towards your goals. Proper nutrition- Maggie always practices what she preaches. She never misses a meal even when she is in a hurry. Also, water is her drink of choice. She doesn't fill her body with soda, juice, alcohol or other calorie loaded drinks. Maggie looks forward to meeting all of you very soon. Until then, she wanted you to see that she really does practice what she preaches...

100 Workout Challenge Tracking Sheet

Remember, 75 workouts at Blue Ocean Fitness! That averages out to three workouts at Blue Ocean each week and one more on your own. Good luck! 100 workout challenge tracking sheet

100 Workout Challenge

Recently I was listening to one of my mentors talking about process vs outcome goals. In case you aren't familiar with the concept: Process goals might include: working out five times each week, eating breakfast everyday, burning 3,500 calories each week through exercise, etc... Outcome goals might include: dropping three pants sizes in the next four months, decreasing your body fat by five percent, holding a plank for five minutes, etc... Process goals are what we have to do to get to the "light at the end of the tunnel". I am guilty of it myself but I think all too often we focus on outcome goals which can seem overwhelming rather than focusing on what you need to do right now to reach that goal. That brings us to the 100 workout challenge. Rather than focusing on losing fat or increasing strength, I just want to focus on being consistent with working out. After all, that is what will lead to reaching all of those outcome goals. I just think this will help everyone focus on right now and take it one day at a time. Here are the rules to participate:  You must make a $10 donation to…

The Personal Trainers Summer Challenge- week 3 review

Here we are in the middle of week four. I survived the Easter scare and dropped another pound bringing me up to five pounds in the three weeks that we have completed thus far. To be honest, I really don't have anything exciting to share about my week three. Everything pretty much stayed the same as week two. The workouts were very similar and I followed my eating plan 90% of the time. Although, I did completely destroy some red cake on Easter. Rather than talk about my week, (basically a repeat of the one prior) I thought I would share a few thoughts that have not only helped me, but many of the others having success thus far. Follow the KISS principle- Keep It Simple Stupid. I went to Best Buy the other day to look at a new camcorder. A young man came over to assist me and after telling him what I needed, he started showing me recorders that had no less than 15 buttons and did everything but cook me dinner (which would have been cool). ALL I WANTED WAS SOMETHING TO RECORD A FEW BASIC EXERCISE VIDEOS TO POST ON YOUTUBE. I was looking for…

The Personal Trainers Summer Challenge- Week 2 review

Things are really heating up (literally... it is 89 degrees outside here!) as we roll into week three of our Summer Shape Up Challenge. Week two had its ups and downs as expected but overall I was able to lose another pound putting me at four lbs total for the two weeks. The eating was much better over the course of the week. The only time I got off track was during my trip to Louisville when I dominated some chicken and steak fajitas at a Mexican restaurant (chips and salsa were also on the menu- yum). I also had a sub from Quiznos for lunch on Friday which wasn't terrible, yet didn't follow up guidelines because of the bread and lack of veggies and healthy fats. I know that several of you are faced with traveling on a regular basis. The best advice I can give you is to make sure you plan ahead and pack a few healthy snacks. Here are some of the things I take with me on the road... Protein powder (make sure to include a blender bottle and you are set) Almonds Walnuts Apples Protein bars (not my favorite but they do the trick…

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