Archive for August, 2018

What you need to know about Fit in 42.

Results Only Fitness is a place that constantly learns from others and strives to improve our programming whenever we find something that will enhance what we can offer our clients. Fit in 42 is a system geared to help those that know they need to take a deep dive and reevaluate their lifestyle and the impact it has on their ability to reach their goals. We are now one of only 35 gyms in the country offering this unbelievable program.

We watch some of you work so hard day in and day out but feel like we fail you because your results aren’t where they should be.  For some, we feel like we haven’t figured out a way to reach you and help you create healthier habits outside the gym.  We don’t like seeing you get discouraged, especially when you put so much effort into your workouts. We watch some of you battle with consistency. There are days or weeks where it seems like your running on all cylinders and then something happens to throw you off. We never seem to be able to create a consistent schedule, not only in our gym but your health in general.

Then there are a few of you who seem to be working out “with the parking brake on.”  What we mean is, we see so much potential in you that you don’t see in yourself. Often, we are asking you to “give me a little more” or to try the heavier weights. It’s not because we are trying to be mean, it’s because we know you can do it. We just need to convince you that you can.

Hearing this guy talk about his program really got us interested in how we could help you more.  We love the idea, but at the end of the day it’s something that YOU would need to want, and we know it’s not for everyone.  If this is something that you think you would be interested in just let us know.

The name of the program is Fit in 42.  Check out the website at Fitin42.com.

The way Casey, the founder, described it was, it’s the Betty Ford Center for health and fitness. He calls it a “full immersion, focused energy, educational program.”  What we liked about it was, it’s all about creating habits. It’s not a challenge. It’s more of a lifestyle make over.  It’s about teaching you to make this a lifestyle, which you’ve heard us talking about repeatedly.

Yes, you will lose body fat, and gain muscle. More importantly it will create a foundation of healthy habits for you that will last long after the 42 days are up.  You will know how to eat for your goals, you will know what you’re body is capable of, and you will have all the tools to continue on for a long time.

We know some of the gyms running this program are charging upwards of $2000 for this, but if we were to do it, we would charge about half. Interestingly enough, there are also ways for you to earn money back as you hit your goals. So, the more you follow the plan and create the habits, the cheaper Fit in 42 becomes.

When it comes to this new offering, you should ask the following question, “is Fit in 42 it for me?”

  • Can I commit to 42 days of letting us run all aspects of exercise, nutrition, sleep and recovery? YES.
  • Do I realize your way is not working of half in half out with exercise and eating? YES.
  • Will I follow a step by step, day by day, hour by hour food plan? YES.
  • Am I relatively injury free, or can I work around my challenges? YES.
  • Do I have less than 3 major life events like weddings, or special occasions over the next 42 days? YES.
  • Am I ready to invest in my health and finally stop the insanity? YES.

 

  • If you won’t go 42 days without alcohol, refined sugar or items that do not constitute clean eating, NO.
  • If your life has so many road bumps over the next 42 days to stay the course, NO.
  • If you need to devise your own food plan and cannot follow step by step the plan provided,NO.
  • If you cannot handle weekly weigh ins, NO.
  • If the idea of a high platform investment makes you feel too uncomfortable, NO.
  • If you don’t like utilizing the Myzone Heart Rate system, NO.
  • If you don’t like the idea of protein shakes, NO.

Our next Fit in 42 starts Sept 10th and there is a 45-60-minute interview process and we will only be accepting 10 participants. It starts in just under 2 weeks!  So, as you can see we like the idea and we think it could be the program that gets some of you on the right track.  If you want more info or you want to see examples of the thousands of before and after pictures, go to the website and please let me know what you think. Fitin42.com.

Fall is a time for getting back into your routine after a summer fun.  As we mentioned earlier, we are here to serve each of you to the best of our ability. If you have any questions regarding Fit in 42, please feel free to reach out by phone, email or chat with us when you are in the gym next.

 

Can you Turn Fat into Muscle?

The other day I wrote a post about myth busting and our clients asked me to keep going so how about another one? Here goes.

Myth- Weight training turns fat into muscle.

Reality-It is physiologically impossible to turn fat into muscle. First adipose (fatty) tissue is the stuff you find under the skin, in between muscles, and around internal organs like the heart. Muscle tissue — (which actually falls into another 3 categories) — is found throughout the body.

What happens when adding strength training really does is help build up the muscle tissue in and around any fat tissue. The best way is to eat a healthy diet of lean protein, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil and fish, then you will reduce fat. Then you can use the fat as energy. The lean look most people get is from lifting and getting stronger.

Muscle mass and fat are two different entities:

Muscle is active tissue that burns calories around the clock even as you sleep, Think of your car engine running even if you are in park. When you move and exercise, you burn more calories.

Go back to the car, you go fast you burn more gas than in park.

Fat, on the flip side, acts as a storage of unused energy. It does absolutely nothing except to act as a cushion waiting for you to burn it off. The less you move the harder it is to lose the fat.

Here we go with the car again… if you let your car sit for months the tires will go flat and it will be hard to put air in them. That’s the fat. You have to work hard to get the air in there so you can move faster.

You do need a little fat to stay healthy of course, but unless you’re walking around with killer abs and a tight butt, you probably have nothing to worry about.
If that is not you, read.

To add to the whole myth there is the lack of understanding of what insulin does in the body. It is a key component of growing muscle, but it is released whenever you eat carbohydrates (how much and how fast depends entirely on the type of carbs, however.)

How do we bust the myth?

Train heavy, eat lots of healthy food (quinoa, sweet potatoes, chicken, lean beef, tuna, oatmeal etc.) but no junk food, candy or alcohol.

Remember-
Muscle burn calories 24/7, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. PERIOD.

The fitness industry is full of myths and whether you blame the media, the general public’s challenge to know the difference or simple lack of motivation… some of these myths are doing more harm than good

Whether you want to get into bikini shape, run a 5k, or just get healthy you have more than likely tried to jump on the fitness bandwagon for at least a few weeks over the past few years.

But what works and what doesn’t?

I will try and steer you in the right direction. My staff and I read periodicals, research papers and stay informed by going to conventions and continuing education. You don’t want a dissertation, as they say “just the facts”. So if you need further proof private message me and if there is a question that doesn’t get addressed please ask in the comments section.

Myth- To stay or get in shape, once or twice a week work outs will do the trick.

Reality- Once or twice a week won’t cut it for long or short-term health benefits.

If it were 1917 instead of 2018 most of us would be moving as part of our job. Plowing fields, working in a factory or manual labor were the norm. They didn’t need to exercise because their whole day was exercise. Moving fingers over a keyboard is not exercise.
You should do something every day, and by something get physical activity and MOVE! If you haven’t heard it Sitting Is the New Smoking. I will be doing a Facebook live later this week and will explain.