Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fitgirlsrock Personal Training Studio

Sorry that I haven't written or provided any updates in such a long time. It has been a hectic 2015 so far and I have already put some of my biggest goals into motion. Yay me!

Happy New Year!!!!

My biggest news of the year so far is that I have took the leap and am working on opening my own Fitgirlsrock personal training studio (women only) out of my home. I am hoping (fingers crossed) to open and start taking clients as early as mid to late February. I am renoing my basement and while it is not a huge space I am fairly confident that it will provide all my clients need as well as fulfill my own training needs as well. You may be wondering what happened to my position at Gym Nation.....nothing...I am still employed there as a trainer but I felt the need to do this for myself but also for all those women who #1 may not be able to afford both a gym membership and personal training fees together #2 may also be intimidated by the gym or just shy in general.

*Coming soon to Fort McMurray,AB*

So that's my biggest news. We are at the painting stage, flooring next, wall mirror install and then moving in the equipment. I have gotten all my stuff from the Fitness Depot so far, well that is any additional stuff that I didn't have before. What sorts of equipment will this gym have? I'm so glad you asked...lol

Power rack/smith machine combo complete with chin-up bar, cable system and attachments
treadmill
Olympic bar and plates
EZ curl bar
Hex bar
battle rope
Swiss ball
bosu ball
bench (flat/decline/incline)
kettle bells
power blocks instead of dumb bells to save space
TRX
lebert bars
push/pull sled
agility ladder
plyo boxes
medicine balls
skipping rope
ab roller
foam rollers
mats
chin-up/dip bar for doorway
big a$$ tire and sledge hammer

I'm super excited about this endeavour so if you are in Fort McMurray, Alberta or know anyone who is, please pass on the word. Contact fitgirlsrock.melissa@gmail.com for more info.

What else have I been up to? Another one of my goals for 2015 was to register and complete my ISSA Nutrition Certification. I just recently registered and so far I am finding the course very interesting and enjoyable.

Other goals are similar to other years; keep pushing on, keep beating PRs, some races will be had, some OCRs but I also want to focus this year on finding a good, comfortable balance.

So what are your 2015 goals? I'd love to hear them.

Until next time,
Stay fit and healthy.












Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fighting the Battle

Sometimes I feel like I am constantly fighting. Fighting the battle. I’m tired. I’m sore. Track that. Take that supplement. Need more water. Shouldn’t eat that. Definitely eat this. Prep this, plan that. Train harder. Train less. Ahhhhh……..

We Struggle. We all struggle but our health is worth fighting for and giving up just means starting over. So we keep pushing, tweaking, tracking.

Some days ...are more of a fight then others. Some days I’m slower, some days I dwell too much on my metabolic issues and wonder what is the point of it all but I NEVER give up. I refuse to give up.

In the long run when you look back; you can think about all you have accomplished, both big and small. Those things truly make it all worth it. Remember when I used to eat that? Remember when I could only lift that or only run this far?

And you’ll be running these things through your mind while beating a personal best, running your best time or wearing your favourite outfit.

Do you know that I don’t remember the last time I ate a chocolate bar, bought a bag of potato chips, drank soda or even ate French fries? It is just who I am now. I don’t miss those things.

You see my body doesn’t function well on too many carbs and there are certain foods that really irritate by IBS so I stay away from those. Period! Even cheat days or cheat meals are a part of the overall plan. They are a conscious thought. As athletes that’s what we do. We plan, prep and yes, sometimes we fight. It is hard!

One quote has stuck with me and still to this day I repeat it to myself when I need a reminder. “Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy everyone would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”
So fitness peeps.
This is a reminder that We. All. Struggle.
But we still keep fighting the battle.

Stay Strong and never give up!

xo
 
Until next time,
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

**Cyber Monday Sale** 20% off Nutrition Snob Clothing

Hey Fitness Peeps,

I have another great sale for you today for Cyber Monday.

Nutrition Snob Clothing is offering all of my followers 20% off using code CMFITGIRLSROCK at check out.

You don't want to miss out on these awesome, super comfy tanks, tees, scarves, and swetashirts. I love all of mine and I have a bunch :)

Visit https://nutritionsnob.com?ap_id=FitGirlsRock to get in on the sale...

Happy Shopping!!! :)

Pictured here: Endorphin Junkie sweatshirt. One of my favs

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gym Girl Gloves- 10% Discount

Just in time for Black Friday and the holidays, Gym Girl has announced these awesome new black leopard gym gloves.



Click on the following link and enter code LEOPARDLOVE at checkout for 10% off

https://gymgirl.refersion.com/c/c5226

Until next time,

Monday, November 10, 2014

Winter Fitness Interview with Betty LIVIN

I recently had an interview with Rachel at Betty LIVIN about how I overcome the cold, dark winters and still keep fitness a priority.

Here it is:

http://bettylivin.com/2014/11/10/winter-fit-with-fit-girls-rock/


Until next time,