Sunday, February 24, 2013

Collected Fitness Wisdom #55

There’s a lot more to your workouts then just throwing a bunch of functional, Crossfit type movements together and just beating the crap out of yourself every time you train. There still needs to be a “method behind the madness”. It’s been scary to watch people do high rep Olympic Lifts with terrible form thinking their doing good to their bodies. 

~ Travis Stoetzel

If I only worked out when I was "in the mood"....I'd exercise about 5 times a year. I don't work out because I feel like it....I work out because of how it makes me feel.

~ Sgt. Steve Rosen

Take the sit-up/crunching debate (why is this still a debate?). We know that repetitive flexion is necessary to herniate a disc, we know that stabilization exercises produce more activation from the abdominals than crunches and sit-ups, we know that a flexed spine is a weak position for our athletes, and we know that we need to get our general population clients out of their flexed/seated position that they are in all day at work. So what we know is that we not only have a safer way to train the abdominals but we have a BETTER way to train them. With all of that, why do we still do crunches?

~ Dewey Nielsen

Corn is not a vegetable! Corn is a grain. This may seem simple but I've always thought it was a vegetable. It tastes like a vegetable. It looks like a vegetable and it may be the worst thing you can eat. Avoid corn and more importantly avoid its ugly derivative, high fructose corn syrup. 

~ Michael Boyle


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Are You Looking For Unique Workouts?

If you're tired and bored of the same old training and are looking for something new, you're in luck.

You've probably noticed people doing what's called, "Suspension training" with a TRX or Jungle Gym straps.

Until midnight tonight Friday, you can get a great deal on 27 unique workouts and 191 amazing suspension exercises that you can use to burn fat fast. (SALE EXTENDED)

Get all the details about the Suspension Training Revolution at ==>  Suspension Revolution

Fitness trainer, Dan Long, is kind of a suspension training savant. He has invented some really creative moves using a TRX or Jungle Gym straps and has put them together in 27 fat burning workouts. 
Because you'll use your own body as resistance, you'll engage far more muscles than you would with machines, allowing you to burn more calories and lose fat faster than traditional workouts. And, suspension training  allows you to adjust the difficulty of an exercise simply by changing the position of your body, so any fitness level can use it.

This is a great program if you've hit a plateau, are bored with your regular workouts, or are trying to eliminate some stubborn fat.


I'm sorry I was late posting this. If money is no object for you, there's no rush but if you're like me and enjoy saving some dineros, check out the Suspension Revolution Kick-Off Sale before midnight tonight (February 21 22, 2013).

And there is NO risk. Dan's unique system comes with a 100% Risk-Free Money-Back guarantee.

From Dan himself...

You might be hesitant on using something new like this. Perhaps you haven't trained with suspension straps before in your life, and you wonder if this system will work for you.

So here's what I'm going to do for you – try this system for 60 full days and if you don't see the results you're looking for... and I mean "Kill Mode" results or if you feel the workouts are too intense for you, then I want you to KEEP this system as a gift, and we'll STILL give you your money back with no questions asked.

That's right, if you're not THRILLED with the workouts and results, I don't even want your money. I want you to be 100% satisfied with your transformation. If not, you're getting every penny back... PERIOD. If you aren't amazed by his unique exercises and awesome workouts (and contagious energy), then just let him know and you'll get 100% of your investment back.

What have you got to lose except excess belly fat and boredom?

Click here for your 191 Suspension Exercises and 27 Workouts


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Reminder: Weekend Benefit For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Feb. 16th & 17th

Yes, he's in there. ^
My nephew, Matt, is heavily involved in raising money for sick kids through Penn State's THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. For the last 2 years, on the same weekend, I’ve held a Workout for St. Jude at Body & Soul to also help seriously ill kids. This year is no different.

Unfortunately, Body & Soul can't hold that many so reserve your spot. 

9:00 AM AND 10:00 AM

Mark your calendar and join me for a fun and challenging group workout session.

I now have enough sign-ups to have two sessions - one at 9:00 AM and one at 10:00 AM. Thanks! And, there's still room to bring a friend along.

Body & Soul members and friends have raised almost $10,700 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 2005. Not Exactly the $89+ million that PSU students have raised for THON but we do pretty well for a small gym. :-)

Donation is $20 or $20 or more in sponsor donations. Sponsor sheets are available at Body & Soul Fitness Studio.

If you can't work out with us, please consider being a sponsor.

The workout will last approximately 45 minutes, including warmup and cooldown.

All fitness levels are invited. Exercises will be adapted or substituted, as necessary. Anyone 12 and older is welcome to participate.

10:30 AM AND 11:00 AM

How long can you keep that hoop spinning? Put your core hooping skills to the test, have some fun, and support the good work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Let's add to the Body & Soul donation this year by having some fun with hoops!

We'll be holding two contests. The first begins at 10:30 AM, and the second at 11:00 AM. The prize for each contest is a brand new, sparkly, handmade fitness hoop, valued at $35-$40! Contestants will have their hooping endurance challenged with a series of different moves. The last hooper spinning wins!

Cost to enter each contest is $10. Hoops will be provided for use during the contest - no need to bring your own - but you can if you have a favorite.

Space is limited for both the group workout and the hooping contests so, if possible, please let us know you'll be attending. Call Mickey at (717) 509-7777 to register or for more information. However, if you decide last minute that’s fine, too. Raising as much money as possible is obviously the goal!


Chair massage will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Tarot readings and reiki will be offered on Sunday. You can take advantage of everything this weekend for a minimum donation of $35 (or donate just for the activities you're interested in).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.

Mickey Glick
Body & Soul Fitness Studio
618 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster

(717) 509-7777

Plenty of free parking

All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where no child is ever turned away due to parental inability to pay and no family is billed for services not paid by insurance.