May Makeover Warriors

Say Hi to Kimberly!

She is taking on this month’s challenge and she wants to work on weight loss and cardio. She also plans on attending yoga class at least once a week.

Cardio workouts are great for burning fat and losing weight, but did you know that it also makes your heart strong so that it doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood? It also increases your lung capacity and helps reduce your risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some forms of cancer!

Way to go, Kimberly! Keep us up to date on how you’re doing. We love progress reports!

 

Here’s Warrior Peggy whose goal is to build more muscle in her thighs. 

According to WebMD squats are the most common exercise for building the quadriceps and other large thigh muscles. But squats must be done carefully to avoid knee injury. The basic squat involves holding a barbell on your shoulders behind your neck and lowering your torso a few inches by bending your legs.

Let’s grab some weights and start some competitive squatting!  

Our next May Makeover Challenge Superhero is Mark!

He has decided to add the “Stretch and Balance” class to his weekly routine. This class is great for improving your balance, coordination, and posture leaving you looking and feeling younger, confident and more energized.

The class is taught by certified trainer Steve Reece on Wednesdays from 8:30am – 9:30am.

Come join Mark next Wednesday to support and motivate him (and yourself)! First class is free!

Here’s Warrior Laura.

She plans on adding stretching and yoga to her weekly habits and also to avoid snacks after dinner.

Cutting down on grazing after 7pm sounds like something we all should do.

As for yoga, we’ve got you covered! Come to Neelam‘s class on Fridays at 9:45am or Sunday mornings at 9:30. Or check out Sacha‘s classes Monday nights at 6:30, Wednesday mornings at 9:45. 

Meet Fitness Warrior Barbara.

She simply wants to lose 5 pounds. She’s making a good effort just by the amount of classes she attends a week! 

In addition to getting her moves on, she could amp up her success by drinking lots of water, staying away from processed foods and getting a good night’s sleep.

Olga is a serious Warrior!

She plans on losing 5 pounds and to get back on a healthy track.

To do this she’s planning on spending 2 days working with a personal trainer, she’ll take Steve‘s Stretch and Balance Class and then 3 days of cardio a week!

See what I mean? Serious! 

For Warrior Terry it’s all about the tush! And thighs.

Pam‘s Power Sculpt classes can help out with this.  By taking this one hour class 3 times a week, Terry will participate in lots of butt-kicking exercises!

You can join her! Power Sculpt class meets Tuesdays 8:30am and 5:30pm, Thursdays 8:30am and 5:30pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30.

Toned thighs and tush are 30 days away!

Our courageous warrior Claire wants to have FAB ABS IN 30!!

Great abs are definitely an admirable goal.  But more importantly core strength is crucial to every movement you do. Strong core muscles make it easier to do most physical activities while also improving balance and stability!  You’ll want to concentrate on exercises that work the whole middle area such as crunches, leg lifts, planks, and bridges. 

The side effect of a strong core? Great abs!

Claire, we think YOU’RE fab for taking this challenge! 

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