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Sep. 19th, 2009

Gettin' Buff

admnaismith

(no subject)

Okay girls...take a deep breath, now begin by getting on all fours on the mat...as you inhale, curve your back upwards, then exhale and release...now stretch your right arm and your left leg out....

Oh, wait...you mean today isn't International Talk Like Pilates Day? Oops, my bad...

Jul. 14th, 2009

phanty

l_e_phanty

(no subject)

What are some good foods to eat to give me a boost of energy throughout the day?  I know limiting processed foods is essential to feeling energized throughout the day, but what has worked for you?

I've been feeling really bummed down and drained, my body is asking for some natural energy.  Mind you, I have a busy lifestyle, so the simpler the better.

Thanks in advance!!

Jul. 7th, 2009

liver618

weight loss?

So I am currently working on weight loss. Does anyone have any ideas. I am curious what aorks for everyone else.

Jun. 30th, 2009

liver618

another newbie


Thanks Jessica for getting the ball rolling with the introductions

Name: Olivia

age: 20

I am a college student at UC Santa Cruz, and as much as I love working out, when those finals times come around it is impossible for me to have time to work out. So my biggest challenge is to remove those inconsistencies.

I absolutely love to dance but try to find those classes where I can do it recreationally instead of competitively, I have learned recently that I need to do it for myself instead of for others. If anyone knows of any classes like this in the LA area I would love to hear about them.

I am currently a vegetarian, and have been since I was six. I hate when people say that vegetarian diets are always healthy, as I did the exact opposite as a child. Though I am learning to eat healthy and still be a vegetarian. Wouldn't mind meeting fellow vegetarians here as well

Thanks guys,
look forward to talking with you all!

OliviaThanks Jessica for getting the ball rolling with the introductions

Name: Olivia

age: 20

I am a college student at UC Santa Cruz, and as much as I love working out, when those finals times come around it is impossible for me to have time to work out. So my biggest challenge is to remove those inconsistencies.

I absolutely love to dance but try to find those classes where I can do it recreationally instead of competitively, I have learned recently that I need to do it for myself instead of for others. If anyone knows of any classes like this in the LA area I would love to hear about them.

I am currently a vegetarian, and have been since I was six. I hate when people say that vegetarian diets are always healthy, as I did the exact opposite as a child. Though I am learning to eat healthy and still be a vegetarian. Wouldn't mind meeting fellow vegetarians here as well

Thanks guys,
look forward to talking with you all!

Olivia

Jun. 23rd, 2009

RockStead BITCH

l_e_phanty

Hello Community!

Hi all, I'm new to this community, so I figured i'd start by doing whats asked of the community first.....INTRO...

Name:  Jessica

Age:  26

Current workout (indicate if you are on the Body for Life program, Weight Watchers, Dr. Phil's Fitness Challenge, powerlifting routine, Southbeach Diet etc):  My boyfriend and I own a martial arts school and although I am not a practitioner of the martial arts, I've become a fitness buff over the years.  My workouts mainly consisted of kickboxing, yoga, and light conditioning.  My schedule has changed since then, I am no longer able to train at the gym or dojang and have to make adjustments to my workout by working out at home....which to me, is the hardest thing ever!!!  I'm having a hard time getting motivated to do a super intense workout when I'm at home having to take care of my 3yo son along with other house duties after a full day of work.  Now, my workout routine mainly consists of 4 various types of squats, torso twists, knee drills and light arm exercises.  My main focus right now is my diet, which i've done a killer job with and have lost more weight that i could have ever imagined in a short amount of time.

Current workout goal(s):  My main workout goal has been met, which was to drop my body fat percentage to a healthy range, which is now at 16%.  I'm 5'7", 141lbs, BMI 22, BFP 16%.  My next goal is to drop another 6lbs, and gain lean muscle and gain complete control of my body, which to me includes, strength, stamina, flexibility and agility.  I've never had this in my life, and I'm striving to get there, one day at a time.  Another goal for me is to get my Personal Trainer Certification so that I can quit my current job (which has nothing whatsoever to do with fitness) and dedicate myself full time to our martial arts school and to help people reach their personal fitness goals.
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Which leads me to my reason for joining this community.  Are there any personal trainers out there?  Where did you get your certification?  I've been doing alot of research on my own, but I want to make sure I get a solid certification and not a $15 cracker jack box cert.



Interests:  I enjoy pretty much anything...., fashion design, shoes, fitness, kickboxing, yoga, belly dancing (did that for about 4 years), mixed martial arts, entrepreneurship, good conversation, good beer, good (healthy) food...etc.

Jun. 19th, 2009


nocarbs_nosugar

hello

Name: Zoey
Age: 21
Current workout (indicate if you are on the Body for Life program, Weight Watchers, Dr. Phil's Fitness Challenge, powerlifting routine, Southbeach Diet etc): diet similar to south beach, free body weight exercises, sporadic cardio (elipticcal, walking, basketball)
Current workout goal(s): Increase weekly cardio, find some effective toning routines that are easily done at home, lose 20 lbs.
Interests: competition, coaching, walking my dog

Thanks for having me folks. I have a question maybe someone can help me. I have been researching time condensed free body-weight routines. i am finding very vague information. Any chance someone can take the time to elaborate or possibly spell it out for me?

I'm looking forward to progressing with you all!

Jun. 13th, 2009

go girl go!

moonshadow

intro

Hi folks, thanks for having me. I'm 31 and female. I've been working out for about nine months. I am not on a particular workout program - I belong to a women's gym and do what I feel like. My focus is strength training which I do two to three times a week - I especially enjoy bodyweight exercises. For cardio, I like rebounding, walking, and dance. I also try to do yoga at least once a week. I am on a positive diet - there are things I need to eat every day but I don't stop myself from eating anything else I want.

As for current workout goals, I would like to switch from the regular lifting class at my gym to the one that's a bit more badass. I'd also like to move my pushups from a waist-high bar to the floor.

For non-fitness interests, I like reading (on a mystery kick right now), kombucha, and thrift stores.

Jun. 12th, 2009


thewarmestblue

fine tuning

hi,

i am a 25-year old female. i've always been pretty curvy, and my legs are pretty muscle-y, even without working out. i'm 5'5'', 135lbs. i've never been overweight. the most i've ever weighed has been 140, and the least i've ever weighed since adulthood has been 115, and that was when i was 18 or so. i work out about 3-4 times a week, doing about 30 minutes of cardio (either elliptical or speed walking) some light crunches and some light weights, then a lot of stretching. i was curious for those who are not necessarily trying to lose a lot of weight what kind of exercise regimen you'd recommend to tone muscles in a lean way. i'm so impressed with those of you who've lost significant amounts of weight and improved your health, but it's difficult sometimes in communities like these to find suggestions for my situation. pilates? yoga? should i change my cardio? i have some dimpling here and there, like on the upper back parts of my legs, and my behind, and i'd like to be a little more sleek if possible. i understand that my body shape is what it is to a degree, but if i could do some fine tuning i'd be super stoked.

thanks so much for your time...

also... i've been looking into the exercise regimen's of tracy anderson= http://tracyandersonmethod.com/ have any of you tried her videos? i just don't have the money to invest in a personal trainer right now, so i'll do what i can...

May. 27th, 2009

p4ex

aint_no_nothin

Glad to be here


Name: Joshua Vincent Chase

Age:
8736 days

Current workout: Strength training, intense cardio and an active life style

Current workout goal(s): from May until July, I am working on increased endurance and power.

Interests: challenges, weight lifting, reading, video games, cooking, philosophy, film making, zombies and thinking

Location: Arlington, TX

Stats: 5-10    270lbs           ( I began the year at 310, more progress to come)




I really enjoy working out. I at one point in my life took opiates often; the high from lifting weights/exercising is far more rewarding.






Jul. 30th, 2008

losing_lisa

Advice?

Hey, just joined. I was just looking for some advice about weight training. I'm going back to college in about 2 weeks and I've been working out and dieting to lose some poundage, but I want to try to get a little more toned before I head back. my plan was to go to the gym every two days and do a full-body weight-lifting work out. I know that it makes sense to do upper body one day and lower the next, but I'm trying to save some money...I'm not a member of the gym and the visits add up really quickly. so my quesiton is: does this plan make sense? a full body workout and two days to rest in between? can I expect to see any results in so short a time? (I'm also doing a lot of cardio- running about 5 miles a day).

I plan on keeping up with the weight training when I go back to school and going to the gym is included in my $50,000 tuition (ugh -_-)

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