Maybe it's one of those fitness nerd things but I LOVE putting training programs together. I do it anytime I have the chance for myself, whether it's a weekly workout plan, a program for my next race, or a plan to help keep me on track for the next month or so. I especially love creating them for other people when they let me!
I've made some big career changes lately, and I'm so excited to be focusing solely on my fitness business! I've started teaching some local classes, have gotten back into personal training some clients, and most excitingly (is that a word?) I have launched my online fitness coaching business! I can now bring the home field advantage to you...wherever you are! While it's a little scary leaving a steady 9-5...I can't wait for this next chapter of my life!
One of my clients (who also happens to be my way cool little sista) has agreed to test-run my 6 week all- customized program and let all of your follow her along the way!
Meet Aubrey - a military wife living in Kailua, HI. She is ready to make some changes and get serious about a consistent workout program. She's got a beach out her back door, so she wants to have energy and be feeling beach-ready year round! She also has a pretty tough Marine husband...he actually inspired one of my most popular posts...the Marine Corp Core workout! He'll be standing by to cheer her on and support her throughout her program. Aubrey agreed to share her goals with all of you - to help keep her accountable!
Aubrey's 6 Week Goals . . .
I would like to take off at least one minute from my mile time and walk less than 400 meters.
I would like to lose a total of 5 inches all around. I plan to gain muscle mass, tone up, and lose body fat.
I would like to cut out at least 1 cup of coffee a day (on average I drink 3) and I would like to add at least 1 more serving of fruit and 1 more of vegetables a day.
I would like to meal plan for every week with at least 2 meals being grain-free.
Along with her first week of workouts and a yummy recipe, I sent Aubrey a quote of the week to get her motivated. I thought I would share it with all of you too! To check in on Aubrey in the next 6 weeks, you can follow her blog. Be sure to follow her on Instagram too! We'll update in 6 weeks here on HFF...and let you know how it goes!
Have you ever quit a full time job to pursue your true passion? To me, helping people improve their fitness doesn't even feel like work to me. Now that...is a job I can get excited about! I would love to hear your stories about taking a leap of faith and changing career paths!
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go visit my little sister in Hawaii. Not only did I get to experience beaches, sunshine and ocean, but also life on a military base. I've never been on a base before, and it was really a cool thing to experience. My brother-in-law is stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base (could be worse places...huh?) and they just moved onto base earlier this year.
Watching the guys run their morning PT, hearing helicopters overhead, and experiencing the flight line were all fun, new, eye opening experiences. While my life is surrounded by competitive college athletics, spending some time on base really made me realize that there are real athletes serving our country all over the world. When is the last time you went for a run with a 60+ lb backpack?
While we're on the topic of military life, I want to give a shout-out to all of the military wives out there. I was impressed by all of the active women on base, pushing jogging strollers, biking with kids and walking all over the place. I know it's not easy to make fitness a priority when you've got a million other responsibilities. Military wives, like sports wives, often have to go it alone for long periods of time and have become pros at running power tools, teaching kids sports and running happy, healthy households. While I only have to deal with an off-the-grid husband for a football season and some recruiting time, these women spend months on end with their husbands gone, often without much communication or knowledge of their whereabouts. Military wives are strong, amazing women and their service is just as important to our country as their husbands'. Stay strong ladies!
My brother-in-law Chris is currently deployed overseas, but he was kind enough to share one of the core workouts that he and his unit does as a part of their daily workouts. It's called "The 500 Workout". He gave me a rep range, and said it's really just a goal of as many reps as possible in a set. If you get to the max numbers - you're hitting 500 reps in 1 core workout! Give it a shot - who wouldn't want a core like the Marine Corps?
The first time I tried this workout after Chris sent it to me I did the "250" version - with 30 second planks and 50 reps of each exercise. Still a HARD CORE workout! I did it after lifting upper body and my arms were shaking during those planks!
Get your abs on fire today - and then go say thank you to someone in the military. Their commitment, strength and loyalty can not be taken for granted! Semper Fi.
Disclaimer: Although I am an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet. If you choose to do any workouts on this website, you do so at your own risk.
It's great to see you! I'm Alyssa and I blog about all the things I've found "essential" in my life as a fit mama and football coach's wife. You'll find all kinds of fun stuff here like workouts, oily info, football stories and more!
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