Spring Break Body - Are You Ready?
Last Chance Boot Camps & PowerFit Yoga Camps Start Next Week
With spring break right around the corner, now is the perfect time to commit to a better you.
If you are heading off to the beaches next month, Boot Camp & Yoga Camp will get you feeling great about putting back on the shorts and swimsuit.
Our indoor camps have been a blast this winter and there is one more session to join in the fun before we move outdoors.
Fitness BOOT CAMPS:
> 7:15-8:15 am
> 9:00-10:00am (women only)
> 5:30-6:30 PM
POWERFIT YOGA Camps:
> 7:15-8:15 am
For more information or to register:
Boulder Boot Camp Details Boulder PowerFit Yoga Details
Bring along a friend and Save $50
Upcoming outdoor sessions begin March 31
Be a Hero - Bring Boot Camp to your Workplace
It only takes 8 Participants for your own Custom Program
That’s right, just you and 7 other workmates yearning to pump up their health and vitality is all it takes for us to come to you for a custom-designed Boot Camp program.
Each year Fitness For Living brings its exceptional trainers to companies (large and small), groups and organizations for their own private Boot Camps. The classes are held on-site or at a nearby park.
We are a little over 2 months from when we move outside so if you want us to approach your company with a pitch to offer outdoor Boot Camps to your fellow employees just give David a call at 303-550-3491.
Or pass on the following links for your management to look over:
Corporate Boot Camp Info
Case Study: How did Boot Camp help Rock Bottom Restaurants
It’s True – Dark Chocolate is HEALTHY!
Now we are not saying to eat chocolate 3 times a day but read on to learn how dark chocolate can boost your health.
Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. In fact, dark chocolate contains nearly 8 times the number of antioxidants found in strawberries.
Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate:
Dark chocolate is good for your heart. A small bar of it everyday can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well. Here are a few health benefits of dark chocolate are:
- Lower Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.
- Lower Cholesterol: Dark chocolate has also been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.
- it stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure
- it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant
Doesn't Chocolate have a lot of Fat?:
Here is some more good news -- some of the fats in chocolate do not impact your cholesterol. The fats in chocolate are 1/3 oleic acid, 1/3 stearic acid and 1/3 palmitic acid:
- Oleic Acid is a healthy monounsaturated fat that is also found in olive oil.
- Stearic Acid is a saturated fat but one which research is shows has a neutral effect on cholesterol.
- Palmitic Acid is also a saturated fat, one which raises cholesterol and heart disease risk.
That means only 1/3 of the fat in dark chocolate is bad for you.
Tip #1 – Watch the calories
This information doesn't mean that you should eat a pound of chocolate a day. Chocolate is still a high-calorie, high-fat food. Most of the studies done used no more than 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day to get the benefits.
One bar of dark chocolate has around 400 calories. If you eat half a bar of chocolate a day, you must balance those 200 calories by eating less of something else. Cut out other sweets or snacks and replace them with chocolate to keep your total calories the same.
Tip #2 - Go for Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has far more antioxidants than milk or white chocolate. These other two chocolates cannot make any health claims. Dark chocolate has 65 percent or higher cocoa content.
Tip #3 - Skip the Nougat
You should look for pure dark chocolate or dark chocolate with nuts, orange peel or other flavorings. Avoid anything with caramel, nougat or other fillings. These fillings are just adding sugar and fat which erase many of the benefits you get from eating the chocolate.
Article material from www.active.com. Originally written by Mark Stibich, Ph.D.
Fitness for LIFE - not Fitness for January.
For many people they get on a big fitness or nutrition kick in January. I see it each year as health club locker rooms fill at the beginning of the New Year. Of course, by February many of these ‘newbies' are gone – they are either burned out, disenchanted or injured. The Daily Camera published a statistic that showed that fewer than 50% of new exercisers maintain fitness programs past the initial 3-6 months.
The Trick - Make it FUN!
Anyone who has attended our Boot Camps knows that we emphasize CONSISTENCY and getting on a program that you will enjoy doing not just for a few weeks but for months or years. Fitness can be fun! If it is not fun you won't keep doing it – maybe not even past this January.
So rather than burn out in only a few weeks come up with a LONG-TERM plan that makes sense. A plan that you'll enjoy taking on, a plan that you can see yourself continuing with through the year, and most importantly set a GOAL for yourself that will inspire you throughout your journey.
At Fitness For Living, fitness isn't our primary goal, it is the means to help you enjoy an active lifestyle - be it skiing, hiking, keeping up with your loved one or chasing after a pack of energetic kids.
As we tell our Boot Campers... We're Rootin' for Ya!