FIU! and Memorial Day…

May 25, 2017 by

Hello Bootcampers!

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This Saturday, May 27th, SOLE SISTERS will meet in our favorite parking garage at FIU at 7am.  Please comment below if you need further information on exact meeting location.  As usual, it will be an hour well spent – sweating out your Friday calories!

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memorial-day

Monday, May 29th is MEMORIAL DAY, a holiday for Americans to remember and honor the people who died while serving in our country’s military.

We will have 2 classes that day, a morning class at 10am & an evening class at 6pm.  All levels are welcome to attend either of those 2 classes if you normally attend on Monday.
Memorial Day 2017

 

 

“6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Help You Stop Overeating”

May 22, 2017 by

I found this information online…. (myfitnesspal.com)

[I’m always skeptical when I see headlines like this, like ‘is it for real’?  You should be too!  Always research your information and make sure you verify that the sources are reputable.

I’m a firm believer that shortcuts rarely lead you to your destination.  Hard work and persistence are 2 ingredients for success.   And in this case…WILLPOWER.  However, after reading the article, I was left thinking that maybe these strategies aren’t so bad after all and are worth a try.]

1. ADD VINEGAR AND CINNAMON TO MEALS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR

Looking to add some flavor to your food and noncaloric drinks?  Forget the sugar; there are plenty of spices and flavors that will make your food both tastier and healthier. Vinegar, which has been shown to lower the glycemic index (which means you metabolize the food more slowly), adds acidic flavor to salad dressings, sauces and roasted veggies without a lot of calories.

For sweet-smelling warmth, add cinnamon to everything from coffee and smoothies to chili. Like vinegar, cinnamon slows the rate at which food transits from your stomach to your intestine — this keeps you full longer, and helps prevent the post-meal slump.

2. EAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY

When you get really hungry, you tend to overeat.  When you overeat, you feel full, but then your insulin levels spike, causing you to feel tired, then hungry again … so you overeat again.

Instead of trying to resist hunger, beat it to the punch. If you eat when you’re either not hungry or only slightly hungry, you’ll eat less and tend to eat more slowly. Eating less throughout the day is great, but having more energy is certainly a nice bonus, too.

3. DRINK WATER, NOT LIQUID CALORIES

In addition to tiredness and brain fog, mild dehydration can cause a sensation that’s easily mistaken for hunger. On the other hand, liquid calories such as juices and sodas don’t fill you up, and their rapid digestion causes insulin spikes. So pass on the sweetened drinks and stick with sparkling or still water — you can flavor it with lemon, strawberries or cucumber if you want, but don’t pack your drinks full of calories.

Aim to drink at least three-quarters of a gallon of water a day. Also, be sure to drink a glass about 20 minutes before each meal to take the edge of your appetite.

4. EAT SLOWLY

When you swallow food, there’s a sizable delay before you feel any satiation from it. This delay is usually between 10–30 minutes. Because of this delay, we tend to eat more food than we really need. And the faster we eat, the more we tend to consume, particularly later on in a meal.

The solution: Chew each bite 10 times. Following this simple rule will cause you to eat more slowly, allowing your mind to catch up to your stomach. You’ll also enjoy your food more when you take the time to savor it.

5. HAVE A SMALL, FLAVORLESS SNACK BETWEEN MEALS

This trick was discovered by the late Seth Roberts: What he did was consume a shot of olive oil or a glass of water with a tiny bit of sugar (an exception to the rule on sugared beverages above) between meals. I prefer a handful of unsalted almonds. Doing this once a day dramatically reduced my appetite — this can be particularly true if you have a lot of weight to lose.

This is one of the weirdest things but it works. The reason: It apparently regulates ghrelin, a hunger hormone, by weakening flavor-calorie associations. For this to work, the snack must be bland, and you should consume nothing else but water for at least an hour before and after the snack.

 

6. TRY THE “FRONT DOOR SNACK TECHNIQUE’

Knowing that your willpower is reduced when you’re hungry, and there’s more tempting junk food outside the home than in it, you should fill up on healthy food before leaving home. Keep a healthy snack, such as jerky, almonds or kale chips, right next to your front door, and eat some before you leave home. This will cause healthy food to “crowd out” unhealthy food in your diet, and make it much easier to pass on the junk food.

Have a great day!

WOFB TEAM

**NEW RUNNING LOCATION**

May 16, 2017 by

Ladies,

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We have a new location for our weekend runs!!

This Saturday, May 20th at 7am, SOLE SISTERS (Elite Bootcampers) will meet in the parking lot of the Miami-Dade park adjacent to Hammocks Middle School.  If you head towards the school, you will see a playground located next to it – that’s where we will meet, in that parking lot.

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It is an 8.1 mile loop around Hammocks Lake – very pretty and close by!  I can’t believe I just discovered it after being here almost 12 years!  If you don’t want to run the loop, there are several entrances/exits that you can use as shortcuts to get out or you can head in one direction and then turn around for the second half of your run.  We will discuss the route once we meet there on Saturday.  HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL!

Your WOFB Team!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2017 by

To all the beautiful mothers out there, who sacrifice so much of themselves….
Thank you for staying up at night with us while we were sick, scared or restless.
Thank you for keeping us fed, whether it was the meal you took the time to make or the occasional meal out.
Thank you for getting up early in the mornings to make us breakfast and make sure we were ready for school.
Thank you letting us crawl into your bed or listening to our crazy stories, even if it meant giving up your quiet time.
Thank you for bringing us so much security, comfort and joy!
Thank you for your your tireless efforts in showing us you care.
Thank you for loving me.
Mom, thank you!

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SOLE SISTERS & some good advice…

May 12, 2017 by

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We will be tackling the Key Biscayne bridge this Saturday, May 13 @ 7am.  We will meet at our usual spot, in the parking lot before the start of the bridge.  I love this run!  Running on an incline is such great cardio, good for strengthening the legs and calves, and helps improve your regular running pace.  JOIN US!!  It’s a good one!

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Comment here if you need further info for the meeting spot.  More so, if it rains (which it shouldn’t), we redirect to our favorite stair workout at FIU!

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As the weekend approaches, it’s a time to relax for most….BUT by “relax” I don’t mean time to brush your health & fitness goals under the rug for a few days.  That “on” & “off” routine is a recipe for slow progress which in turn, can cause some to become very discouraged with their fitness efforts.  Eating right, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifestyle!   

The weekend doesn’t have to be a time to forget about your goals!

Here are 5 tips to getting off the weekend roller coaster:

  1. Plan to start Saturday with a workout.
    SOLE SISTERS!!!  Bootcampers, Sole Sisters is the name of the WOFB running group.  This means that if you are a member of the Elite Program, you are a SOLE SISTER.  Join us for our 7am Saturday workouts as we kick off the weekend with a great sweat session.  It will keep you from staying up too late & drinking too much.  (Well, for most of us anyway, lol!)
  2. Plan a longer workout because you won’t be rushing to get back to work.
    Stick around after the morning run and do some plyometric work or hit the weights for an added pump!  What about even getting an extra mile in!
  3. Spend some time cooking a great healthy meal with a friend or partner.
    Wholesome eating can be fun and delicious so make it a date.  Find a new healthy recipe and dedicate a couple of hours or so to cooking!
  4. Plan your next week of meals and head to your local farmers market!
    …and by ‘plan’, I’m saying, get your pen and paper and WRITE IT DOWN!!!  Plan out your meals for the week and make your grocery list.  Then check out some local farmers’ markets for fresh, organic produce if you can.  They’re usually easy to spot on Saturdays.  There is one at Tropical Park on Saturdays from 9am – 3pm, http://www.swcommunityfarmersmarket.org
  5. Last but not least, start each morning with an re-evaluation of your goals so they are fresh in your mind and you are focused!  I’m not saying be strict all the time or don’t treat yourself to a “free” meal or 2 over the weekend – ENJOY IT, just don’t lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve!

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT!

WOFB TEAM

STAR OF THE MONTH…

May 10, 2017 by

Hello everyone!!  May 2017 has a new standout….

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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CONGRATS MARISA!!!

1. Age:  33

2. Profession:  Stay at home mom and part time at WOFB

3. When did you first start training at WOFB and how did you find out about us?
I first found out about WOFB in 2008 at a health fair. At that time I had tried everything. I tried pills, acupuncture (which hurt and didnt do anything), i tried all types of diets (they helped for a little but then i would gain it all back), I went to a fat loss clinic which they gave me shots and more pills, I even went to a consultation for the lap band surgery. I knew the moment I met the girl from WOFB and she told me about it that it was exactly what I needed! And it was!

4. Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
All my life I was in great shape.  Played all types of sports but after high school I stopped everything and started eating, a lot! I gained a ton of weight and then got pregnant and gained more weight. My heaviest was 250lbs. I am now at 170 (I still have some more to lose) but its all because of WOFB and their amazing motivation and workouts! With their help I have been able to keep off the weight and they keep me motivated to continue to be in the best shape that I can. I am forever grateful!

5. Favorite Workout (or type of workout) & Least Favorite Workout:
I love all types of workouts and exercises! My mindset has changed from when I first started. There may have been a couple of exercises that I probably didnt like but I changed the way I thought about them and tried to look at them as exercises I needed to conquer and get better at, which in return made me like them all.

6. What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and overall fitness since starting WOFB?
The types of changes I have seen since I started are that I lost a ton of weight, I built muscle, and I feel healthy again! Thank you and all of my WOFB family!

CONGRATS to you!!  We are proud of all you’ve accomplished thus far.  Don’t stop now!

Some FOOD for the SOUL…

May 9, 2017 by

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

The WOFB TEAM

SOLE SISTERS

May 5, 2017 by

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Meet me at TROPICAL PARK tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 6th at 6:50 AM.  We will park by the hill closest to Miller Dr. and venture out from there.

See you soon!!!

And as per usual, if it is raining, we redirect to FIU.

SAVE THE DATE!

May 2, 2017 by

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Some changes to WOFB!!

April 27, 2017 by

We have some changes coming up to Women Only Fitness Bootcamp and they go into affect on June 1st.   Please take a moment to read this email so you can be up to date on the changes.

First of all, WOFB will be moving downstairs to the big room – and there are lots of benefits to the move! 

1) Bigger training space
The new room downstairs is slightly bigger than the elite room upstairs. Furthermore, if needed, we may take down the storage room in the back to make the room even bigger.

2) Easy access to outside
Now the back parking lot would be connected to the main training space – allowing for more exciting outdoor workouts to be smoothly integrated with classes.

3) Easier access to better bathrooms 
We have had a lot of complaints about the public bathroom upstairs (for some reason they never stock normal toilet paper?) – now we have two bathrooms seconds from you, two water fountains, and a locker room.

4) Solid Monkey Bars
Downstairs has an extremely impressive set of rock-solid monkey bars – allowing for all kinds of workouts – especially when ropes, bands, etc. and utilized.

5) Ground Floor = Okay to Drop Weights, Ball Slams, Rope Lifts, etc.
No more complaints from downstairs neighbors and many more potential workouts.

6) Open Gym
Now that WOFB would be part of the 24 Hour umbrella of FFA, one of our staff is always downstairs – so now we can give our ladies the opportunity to come whenever there is no class to lift weights and use the downstairs facility on their own.

7) We’ll be moving the black rubber mats, weights, etc. all downstairs
The downstairs big room will be exclusive to Women Only Fitness Bootcamp.

There will be a few schedule changes that will take affect on June 1st. You can download the new schedule here: http://bestfreetrial.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/New-Bootcamp-Schedule.pdf

Below are the main changes:

1) Two Bootcamp Elite Classes at 6pm and 7pm are being removed. Current students in those classes can switch to the other slots.

2) Due to popular demand, we are adding a 4:55pm class AND an 8:10pm class. The move downstairs and the schedule changes will not take affect until June 1st. We will remind those ladies in the four classes affected to pick new schedules as we get closer to the transition date.

If you would like to reserve a spot in the 4:55pm class or the 8:10pm class, please reply to this email. For those parents that have kids in our martial arts program, this a great opportunity to hit two birds with one stone and train while your kids are training in the room next door. We’re excited about this change, we feel it is more efficient and offers better perks for our ladies.

Also due to popular demand, we are working on adding another shower to our facility for WOFB, our goal is to have a second shower up before the end of the summer, which would cut the wait time in half for ladies that shower in the morning.