Sunday, September 19, 2010

Free Total Chick Makeover - should we choose you?

Are you ready to completely change your life? We are looking for a woman that is dedicated to changing her life in a positive way....and wants guidance at every step. Yes the holidays are coming. Yes there are things that get in the way. But if you can fully devote the next 15 weeks to us, we guarantee that you will feel the best this holiday season than no cost to you!!

For the special chick that is ready for serious change, we are GIVING AWAY an incredible 15 weeks of BootCamp, Personal Training, Private Nutritional counseling and a Professional Photo session at the end of your session with us! This is for a woman who is serious about making significant changes to her life and convinces us that she's the one that should be selected!

Our total chick makeover includes:

15 weeks of boot camp with Texas Fit Chicks bootcamp

7 hrs with nutritionist with Amy Haynes, RD
Individualized meal plan and coaching with Amy Haynes, RD
15 personal training sessions with Texas Fit Chicks trainer
After makeover photo session with Still Moments Photography

If you would like to be the chick that we choose for this amazing opportunity, send an email telling us why you think you should be the one. Convince us! All entries will be kept confidential, and winner will be notified by phone, so please put that in there as well. Include a photo if possible. This contest is open to all chicks over the age of 18, including current clients of Tx Fit Chicks bootcamp. We will take all submissions until Oct. 10. Email your entries to: Good luck!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp now includes Meal Plan

At Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp, our trainers always encourage clients to journal food. Weight loss comes only with exercise AND good nutrition. No matter how hard you work during a boot camp session, you will not see results if, over the next 23 hrs of the day, you make bad choices regarding nutrition. It's critical to do both when weight loss is the goal.

There is plenty of information on nutrition online, but how do you know what's accurate? There is lots of mis-information out there, and now our clients have to guess no longer. A good resource for anyone is  My Pyramid is an interactive, internet-based program in which you can receive personalized plans for either weight maintenance or weight loss base on your age, gender, weight, height, and activity level. The pyramid emphasizes grains as the largest component of an individual’s dietary intake, followed by vegetables, dairy, fruits, meat and beans, and small, discretionary amounts of oils and sweets. My pyramid, unlike the original Food Guide Pyramid, shows a figure climbing stairs to reinforce the importance of physical activity in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you want a more customized calorie intake meal plan though, you now get that for free as a client of ours! Texas Fit Chicks has partnered with a registered dietician in the area that has created a 5 week meal plan available only to clients that are currently in a bootcamp session! Amy Haynes, RD is an instructor at the Dallas Culinary Institute, and offers private nutritional counseling as well. Combining her recommendations and your trainer led workout in boot camp WILL get you the results you want! You will lose weight, tone up and enjoy the many other health benefits that come from taking care of yourself in every area.

Texas Fit Chicks is excited to announce new locations and times of our women only workouts. All classes are led by nationally certified FEMALE trainers - it's a motivating friendly environment - and we don't sell any supplements unlike other boot camps in the area. Here are our locations and times:
Stonebridge Ranch BootCamp - Mckinney Tx - 5am-6am, 6am-7am 7pm-8pm
Frisco Texas - 5:30am-6:30am, 8:30am-9:30am
Dallas, Tx - Northaven Park  9:30am-10:30am
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why do we do Tabata training in boot camp?

Question: Would you rather do 4 mins of all out effort when exercising...or spend 45 mins to an hour on a treadmill at the same pace. If you're like me, there's no comparison. 4 minutes is the best choice!

How effective can just 4 minutes of exercise be? ... Very. You will be amazed at how intense the four minutes of exercise will feel. The intervals tax both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. To be clear, this isn't "eight sets of eight," although the goal of doing eight reps in each of the 20-second clusters is about right. Instead it's "as many reps as I can get in" during the twenty seconds, followed by ten seconds rest.

Credit for this simple and powerful training method belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1996 study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training. After just 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects, along with a 14% increase in their ability to consume oxygen (V02Max). These results were witnessed in already physically fit athletes. The conclusion was that just four minutes of Tabata interval training could do more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than an hour of endurance exercise. Anaerobic capacity benefits cardiovascular and muscular condition!

A true tabata is an all out effort on the exercisers part. Full out effort for the 20 seconds 8 times through is needed to be a true tabata. When we do tabatas at boot camp everyone is at a different ftness level, so the exercise will be shown with a modification for that everyone can participate!

I am all for time management - can you spare 4 minutes today?
Texas Fit Chicks will get you to your fitness goals!
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