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Monday, February 27, 2012

So that we don't hear that "beep beep" as we back up :)...here's one of our favorite Stadium workouts to keep your a$$ from sagging:                

Stadium/Bleacher Workout:      

Go to Gaudet Track or Toppa Field (across from the Tennis Hall of Fame/Court Tennis/Grass courts back lawn area).. Jog the outer permiter of the park to warm up. Run up the regular steps & walk down 10x. Go to bottom of big steps - do 10 tricep dips and 10 stepups at the first one - run up the big bleachers & back down - repeat 5x. Run around the perimeter of the park. Go back to the bottom step and do 10 pushups on the step and 10 stair jumps - run to top & back and repeat 10x.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Woman's Week at the Gym

I'm sure that alot of you have seen this but it's too funny not to repeat!

This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.

 Dear Diary,
 For my birthday this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.  Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

Started my day at 6:00 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!! Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring! Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the  readmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.

The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.  Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in
the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying. My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.

Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes. He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny bitch to find me. Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

 I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobics instructor. If there was a part of
my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it. Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps!  And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked  the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..

I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

How do Americans get in such poor shape? Why are obesity rates so high? Why are type II diabetes and Heart disease rates greater than ever before?

Sugar, salt, hydrogenated oils, saturated fats, preservatives, dyes, artificial flavors, and a host of bizarre, unpronounceable chemicals that, if you saw them in their pre-processed state, you would never consider putting in your mouth. America’s food is almost unrecognizable as food.

Solution – WHOLE FOODS – eat Real Food…

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Next Level Training

What is the NLT Next Level Training Program?

The program is meant to slingshot current pulse clients to a next level of fitness as if they just signed up for military bootcamp and it’s designed to be like “HELL WEEK” of the Navy Seals – but a little safer ;) A quote from Navy Seals training… “The first phase is most well known for "Hell Week", 132 hours of continuous physical activity” – that equals 18 hours a day – we’ll ask you to do 3.

Participants must agree to the 12-15 hour/week minimum load ~ 2-3 hours/day with 1-2 days off per week. DAYS OFF are required as well!• The participants must be at a plateau that trainers agree is unsurmountable given current work load.• They must follow food plan as well as workout plan.• Clients must be willing to publicly share their results.

What we do for you:
Your trainer will sit with you and map out the month with your life, your schedule, our classes & camps. They will plan your workouts and calorie burn goals for the week.• Trainer will shop with you for the first round of food – which you will eat for the first 2 weeks of the program.• Trainer will email a refresher menu for weeks 3 & 4 to help you stick to it. Questions/comments/constant contact is EXPECTED and you are NOT EXPECTED to do EVERYTHING 100% effort! You WILL get injured if you don’t listen to your body. One class/day should be max effort for you – the rest are medium to light, but still calorie burning hours of your day.

What is included:
Includes 2 Bootcamp sessions/week + 10-12 classes a week @ Pulse ($400 value in classes alone) Pre & Post Bodyfat Analysis, measurements & photos Constant email support, shopping consult, nutrition plan Cost $199 for NLT Addition to Camp $449 for NonCampers

Monday, February 13, 2012

NLT Dinner

A Big Congratulations and Thanks to the NLT (Next Level Training) Girls!  We had a great night out last night and as you can see all their hard work last month paid off....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How much do you WANT it?

You've got to EARN it!  What have you done lately that will get you closer to this?

Drop by the studio and we'll show you how to get there....

Our Infamous Fitcamps
Boutique Body Barre Burn
Cardio CORE Kinetix
30 60 90
Hot Body Conditioning
Body Boutique
Hardcore Spin and Abs
Spin and Shred
Kettlebell Fusion
TRX Circuit Training

...and so MUCH more...find your thing....the possibilities are endless with our programming...do what works for you

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superbowl Eating Madness!

To eat or not to eat...Superbowl Snacking...

Since we are your trainers and are supposed to steer you in the right direction foodwise…here are some healthy – YET TASTY LOOKING – alternatives to superbowl snacking and eating.  There’s around 25 recipes to choose from.

Average Calories consumed Superbowl Sunday: according to USA Today…a fine source of irrelevant information, it's only second behind Thanksgiving for the average amount of calories consumed in a day!!!
Nachos are a popular Super Bowl party snack that pack several calories.But you might be surprised at just how many calories some of the common Super Bowl snacks can add to your diet, especially because you tend to eat more than one serving.

- One slice of pepperoni: 221 calories,
- Four slices of pepperoni: 884 calories.
- One slice of thick-crust pepperoni: 284 calories
- Four slices of thick-crust pepperoni: 1,135 calories.

And it's not just calories you need to watch out for. Four thick-crust slices will have you downing more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That's right at the governments new daily limit for most of us and well above what they recommend for people 51 and older.

- 12-ounce can of beer: 100 to 200 calories
- 20-ounce sugared soda:250 calories - none of you better be drinking soda!

- A dozen chips and cheese salsa: 300 calories
- Three chicken wings: 200 calories

To give you an example of just how quickly all of this can add up, imagine a typical Super Bowl party where over a three- to four-hour game, you eat four slices of pepperoni pizza (1135 calories), grab a beer (150 calories), eat six chicken wings (400 calories), then grab a couple dozen tortilla chips with some cheese salsa (600 calories). The total for just that short time: 2,285 calories.