Posts Tagged ‘tone up’


Monday, June 29th, 2009

It might not be what you think.

It isn’t exercise.

Not a super food that will help you burn fat.

It’s not even a revolutionary exercise machine from Sweden!

It’s the one thing we all need at some level to succeed.

It’s Social Support.

Whether it is the support of your family, your friends, co-workers,
or others who have the same goals as you. Leaning on others who
are experiencing the same challenges or celebrating the same
successes as you is very important.

Why do you think fitness bootcamps are so popular?

Why social groups on Google and Yahoo and other sources are
so popular? Why do you think Weight Watchers is so popular?

It’s the social support we all want to be a part of. Being a part of
something important and special that others are involved in
motivates us to work harder so we can ‘brag’ about our successes
and it is acceptable.

If you find you are struggling to lose weight or reach any goal for that
matter and are going at it alone, try searching for others who are like
minded and feed off from each other. Leverage each others experiences,
celebrate each others successes. And reach your goal together. Set
your mind on the right path and your body will follow.

Check out the Better Life Bootcamps now!

Your Fat Loss Success Plan

Love ya,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

P.S. Bring a friend and get your month free!!

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Saturday, June 27th, 2009

In all areas of life you have the “5 P’s” that will determine your success.
I am going to deal with fat loss and fitness.

So let’s start with what are the 5 P’s?

Here you go: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

Think about it.

So in fat loss the number 1 excuse I hear is “I don’t have time to eat”,
followed by “It’s too hard to eat good.”

We will attack this very simply and easily. I will tell you what I do.
Now remember I own my own business, run 3 boot camps a day, 2
exercise classes, train clients, train dogs, take care of my house,
take care of the gym, take care of my husband!My schedule is
usually 3:30am til 9:00pm. Oh, and I have time to eat and eat right!

Sunday night is my preparation night for the coming week. I can
pretty much take care of all my meals at one time. How is that?

It is just as easy to cook 14 chicken breasts as one-right? What
about 14 sweet potatoes? What about making a whole box of
brown rice instead of 1 serving?Hey and I can cut up veggies
and store them in baggies in fridge.

So I just cooked 2-3 meals a day for me for the week. I will
throw in some yogurt, oatmeal, fruit along the way for snacks.
And I always have the whole 1 minute it takes to make a protein
drink!! I praise God for tupperware and for a fridge, and for
rewarming food the all important microwave.

Now can you do that? Of course you can. So no more excuses,
you can do this and be a healthy role model for your family and
friends and actually have more time to spend with them.

So get a planning and do your “5 P’s” and be a testimony for
health and fitness.

Love ya,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan’s #1 Boot Camps
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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Ok, so you know Vitamins and Minerals are important. Most every
woman knows that.

However, not everyone understands WHY they are so important
for their body. So I recently asked Registered Dietitian Jayson
Hunter to give us the easy rundown on the Top Women’s Vitamins.
Here’s what he had to say:

Vitamin A – This vitamin contributes to the health of you eyes,
skin and nails.

Vitamim B – While B Vitamins are often referred to as “energy vitamins”
they don’t actually give you a surge of energy, per se. What they
actually do is help facilitate metabolic reaction in the body to create
energy. They’re also necessary for a healthy metabolism.

Vitamin C – This women’s vitamin is a great antioxidant and immune
system booster. It also helps skin health.

Vitamin D – Helps women absorb calcium. And it may help prevent
certain types of cancer.

calcium – It’s actually a mineral not a vitamin. And as most women
know already, it improves bone density.

Pretty simple, right? But you can also see why it’s so important to
understand vitamins for women. When we understand the reasons
to make healthier choices it helps us make them.

Now, I get asked all the time by women which vitamin supplements,
if any, they need to be taking. Great question.

Well, if your nutrition is 100% perfect all the time then you probbaly
don’t need to take any.

But that’s not the case for most women. Most women are busy as
heck and don’t always find the time for proper nutrition. So if that’s
the case with you I recommend taking a Whole Foods based Multi-Vitamin.
And the only one I recommend is Prograde Nutrition’s VGF 25+ for Women.

It’s actually really cool because it’s literally made from 25 veggies, greens
and fruits. You should definitely check out Prograde’s Women’s Vitamins


At the very top of the page is the list of ingredients. You can see the 25 whole foods they use to make VGF 25+ for Women.

Love Ya,
Your health & Fitness Expert

Michigan’s Premier Women Boot Camp
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Weight control is far more complex than simply balancing calories
eaten with energy expended. Here are 10 top (alternative)
reasons why Americans are overweight – and some may surprise you.

Rates of obesity are higher than ever in the United States. According
to the Centers for Disease Control, more than six in 10 American
adults are overweight or obese
— and most adults are about 25 lbs
heavier than people were in the 1960s. To make matters worse, more
than half of all overweight people actually think they’re at a healthy
weight, according to a recent Associated Press poll.

In theory, weight control is a simple matter of balancing energy intake
(the calories supplied by food) with energy output (the calories expended
by physical activity, the digestion of food, and the functioning of your body).
To lose weight, you need to expend more energy than you take in. In
practice, however, the task is not that simple. While the basic principle
of energy balance remains true, several mechanisms — genetic, metabolic,
and environmental — can affect how much you eat and how your body
uses and stores energy.

A revealing study published in the International Journal of Obesity
(online edition, June 27, 2006) highlighted 10 reasons why Americans are
fat. The study explained that too much food and a lack of exercise are
not the only factors contributing to obesity. They identified 10 other

* Weight gain factor 1 — Less sleep. We’ve gone from an average of
nine to seven hours of sleep a night; sleep deprivation is linked to a
more robust appetite.

* Weight gain factor 2 — Pesticides and other chemicals in foods.
These substances can change hormonal activity, which can boost body fat.

* Weight gain factor 3 — Air conditioning and heating. We don’t
sweat and shiver as much as our ancestors, so we don’t burn as many calories.

* Weight gain factor 4 — Fewer smokers. Nicotine is an
appetite suppressant. Don’t start smoking!!

* Weight gain factor 5 — Greater use of medications, such
as antidepressants and diabetes drugs, which have weight gain as a potential side effect.

* Weight gain factor 6 –Population changes. There are now more
older people as well as more Hispanics in the United States, and these
groups have higher rates of obesity.

* Weight gain factor 7 — Older birth mothers, whose children
are more prone to excess weight gain than the offspring of younger mothers.

* Weight gain factor 8 — Genetics. Obese moms may pass
the trait onto their children in utero.

* Weight gain factor 9 — Higher body weight = greater
fertility. Heavy people produce more offspring than thinner people.

* Weight gain factor 10 — Assortative mating. Heavy
people tend to mate with each other and produce heavy children.

Love ya,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan Premier Boot Camp
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Michigan Woman Boot Camp Update

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Let me update you on what is going on in our awesome sessions.

We gave up processed food for homework last week. Some felt
the struggle as they didn’t realize how much processed food
they ate until they tried to cut it out. But they all gave it their
beat effort and were rewarded by a drop in the scale. Congrats.

We did start up a new boot camp- a co-ed one– by popular demand.
We had 36 people show up for the opening session. Whew, what a crew.
Loved every second of it. And it was great seeing some men out there
bettering themselves.

Right now we are running 5:30am, 5:45pm, and a 6:45pm sessions. And a
Saturday session at 7:30. We are also running a corporate boot camp for
national headquarters for a company 3 days a week.

I am looking into starting another session at either 8:30 or 9:00am, suggestions

Oh, and we will be going out to Northville sooner than expected it loks like! Yea
for those of you in that area.

So remember; Lose Weight – Get Fit – Have Fun!!

Love ya,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan Premier Bootcamps
Fat Loss Expert
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Michigan Boot Camps For Women

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


Well the boot camps for women is celebrating our year anniversary.
It has been a very successful year. We have had clients lose up to
60 pounds! We have seen the bodies transform before our eyes!
We have seen strength increase 10 fold! Women came in doing zero
push-ups on their knees now doing 30 push-ups on their toes!
We have seen women go from not being able to brisk walk 1/2 mile to
running it in 4 minutes!

These are just some of the testimonies. We have women change their
whole families health for the better.

Now that we offer a co-ed boot camp we have husbands and brothers
coming out to get what the women have!

I am simply humbled by the changes and results and lives touched by
our boot camps. It makes it very easy to sleep at night knowing you
have helped people live a better life.

The nutrition we teach, they are getting it. Building muscle they are
understanding the importance of it.

More than anything, they are blessing me with getting results and
living life and not just going through it!

Here’s to another great year for the Michigan Women Boot camps.
May we touch more lives and lose more fat and get fitter than last year.

Love Ya,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan #1 Boot Camps
The Fat Loss Expert
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Monday, June 8th, 2009

Ladies, don’t think you are crazy. That time of the month
can bring about many symptoms. The hormones in your
body are very powerful things.

Serotonin is lowered during this time and as it lowers we
can feel depressed, tired, and just plain ugly.

Chocolate can actually up your levels of serotonin so if
you feel yourself craving some during this time, your body
is telling you to raise that darn level. You are not crazy
and you are not just looking for an excuse to eat.

Sunshine can also raise your levels. Get outside for at least
15 minutes a day and get some sun rays. I love the sun.

Hey exercise can also raise your levels! Oh, yes. So get off
your couch, quit watching Oprah, and get moving. In fact the
best exercise you can do is interval training. This will actually
burn 9 times the calories of normal cardio!! So hey have a
chocolate bar, roll down your windows and get up to one of our

Love Ya,
Brenda Woody
Your Health 7 Fitness Expert

Michigan #1 Bootcamps
Real fat Loss Expert
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Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Wow. Trained a client this morning after another
session of Michigan’s Premier Women Bootcamps
and came up with a great quote.

“Small Failures Lead To Huge Disasters”

Love it.

Think about it. Daily small failures in your eating
or exercising can lead to weight gains or loss
of lean muscle tissue. Both of which would be
huge disasters in your quest for a healthy life.

Little things make a difference. Another of my
clients has been fighting to get rid of that last
10-12 pounds. Just fighting. Well the little things
she was eating that weren’t in the plan I laid out for
her made all the difference. Not enough to gain
weight but enough to stop her from losing fat.
I got her to take them out of her diet (pleading)
and in the last 2 weeks she has dropped another
7 pounds!!

The little things do decide whether you have
Failure or Success.

Kick it for 2 months and see the results.

Love ya,
Brenda Woody
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan’s Premier Bootcamps
Your Fat Loss Expert


Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Summer is my favorite time of year. I love all the seasons
but summer the most.
I get to get outside and enjoy the sun, I love working in
the yard. And my dogs love going for walks through the
trails in the woods.

I love going “home” to South Haven and seeing my mother,
this is my excuse to go and enjoy the beautiful beaches they
have over there on lake Michigan.

I enjoy just laying out in the sun and recharging my batteries.
What a great time of year.

Now I will admit when i am carrying a little extra “fluff”, things
aren’t as fun. No, not at all.

So if you are anything like me that little extra fluff takes the
fun out of summer.

Come on now, you have time to lose weight and still enjoy the
summer so get busy.

Any help you need let me know.

Love ya,
Brenda Woody,
Your Health & Fitness Expert

Michigan’s #1 Bootcamps
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Monday, June 1st, 2009

June 1st starts the second half of 2009! Yes we are there
already. Wow, where does the time go?
So I have a question for you—how are you doing as
far as reaching your New Years Resolutions? Are you
down to the dress size you said you were going to wear?
Are you ready for that new swimsuit? Well why not?

Okay, time gets away from all of us. Me too. But you can
still get your health goals in order for 2009.
How? Get over to the #1 Women Bootcamp in Michigan.

If you are a new person you get the first week FREE! If you
have already attended–you know you need to be there.

We are moving forward, 2009 is half over!! Are you any
closer to your goals?

Love ya,
Brenda Woody
Your Health & Fitness Expert

#1 Bootcamp
Randy Woody
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