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What is Your Why

What drives you to stay focused and on track?

What is your powerful reason why?

Thinking through what your why is and coming up with a short, memorable mission statement to give you a kick of motivation when you need it is extremely powerful.

When you have a weak moment your mission statement will give you a boost. Part of getting the results you want is getting comfortable with the uncomfortable feeling you’ll Continue reading

The Fitness Myth Scourge

In today’s media heavy world we are plagued by misinformation; paralyzed by myths and restrictive approaches that hurt our attempts to become healthier.

As a health professional to empower anyone to believe and accept that they can live a better life-regardless of whom they are, where their from, or their level of fitness takes a tremendous amount of work.

We live in a world where being “healthy” is viewed as a painful and arduous sacrifice because people have been taught that “diet” and exercise is only for people who are already fit or have endless free time to spend in the gym. (By the way diet is the Continue reading

I have a Secret

There is a secret out there that leads to instantly having a better self-image. Before we let you in on this secret, consider that poor self-image is often related to what a person looks like, namely, overall body size.

Where does this body-size-related self-image come from? Why is “thin in”? Male movie stars of many decades ago did not have the physiques they do today, with the exception of whichever actor was playing Tarzan at the time. A chiseled body on a man was an anomaly in the 1930’s, ’40s, ’50s and even ’60s.

Nowadays, a man with the body of Humphrey Bogart won’t get too far on the big Continue reading

Take your time

Fitness Tip: Take your Time – When it comes to weight training and fitness, slow and steady wins the race! When your body is ready, increase the intensity of your workout in small amounts. This will provide the challenge necessary for improvements without causing injury. Too much too soon can over stress the body, limit your progress and increase your risk of injury.

Exercise of the day: Ball Lunge – The Ball Lunge engages your leg muscles for the ultimate lower body leg workout.
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Sincerely,

Greg Finch
FORM Fitness
getfit@formandfit.com
805.715.3676

Save Money, Stay Fit, Feel Better

Fitness Tip: Don’t Let Time Drag you down – Instead of paying for a huge lunch at a restaurant, put together something light and easy and go for a walk during your work lunch break. You can either sip on a nutritious protein drink or snack on high quality fruits while burning calories on your lunch time walk. Save money, stay fit, feel better. Remember that small changes make big differences in your life over the long haul.

Exercise of the day: Band Inner-Thigh Shaper – The Band Inner-Thigh Shaper will tone and tighten your lower body inner leg area as you use your fitness bands to provide contraction throughout the entire exercise movement.
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Sincerely,

Greg Finch
FORM Fitness
getfit@formandfit.com
805.715.3676

Reduce the Pressure

Fitness Tip: Reduce the Pressure – Stress can be an incredibly powerful drag on your fitness and health and study after study has found that when a person is stressed, the body reacts. Results of stress can lead to high blood pressure, tension headaches, upset stomachs, and many other ailments. Exercise is probably the most effective defense against stress in your life. You are in the middle of a high intensity interval sprint/jog workout… Are you thinking about being stressed? NO!! You are just trying to survive this training session. So keep your stress in check with good quality well balanced fitness training.

Exercise of the day: Band Upright Row – The Band Upright Row is the perfect way to develop strong broad shoulders with the help of your exercise bands.
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Sincerely,

Greg Finch
FORM & Fitness
blog@formandfit.com
805.715.3676

Fitness Tip: Flavor for Fitness – Eating food that has no flavor makes it very easy to fall off your healthy meal plan. Food doesn’t have to be fattening and bad for you to taste good, so Spice it up. Here are some great flavoring alternatives that don’t add bad calories to your healthy meal plan when used with moderation.
a. Mustard
b. Salsa
c. Flavored Vinegars – Balsamic, Raspberry, Red wine, etc
d. Teriyaki or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
e. Any type of your favorite hot sauce
f. Herbs – Basil, Dill, Tarragon, Rosemary, etc.
g. Spices – Cinnamon, Cloves, Curry Powder, etc.
h. Citrus Juices – Lemon, Lime and Orange both juice and Zest
i. Low and No Salt Seasonings – Like Mrs. Dash, etc.

Sincerely,

Greg Finch
FORM & Fitness
getfit@formandfit.com
805.715.3676

Exercise as Stress Relief Not More Work

Fitness Tip: See exercise as a stress-releaser – A simple shift in attitude can do wonders for your stress levels. If you’ve had a long, hard day at work, exercise is something to LOOK FORWARD TO relieve your stress and revive yourself.

If you are able to make your fitness a place to release stress and rejuvenate it can and will help you clear your thoughts, get perspective, and otherwise manage lifes issues more productively.

Exercise of the day: Ball Russian Twist – The Ball Russian Twist is an advanced core exercise that helps you build strong and toned side abdominal muscles while taking advantage of working other stabilizer muscles from using the fitness ball.
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Sincerely,

Greg Finch
A.C.S.M. c.P.T.
FORM – Training & Fitness
greg@formandfit.com
myformcoach.com

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