Moving into Fall

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Moving into Fall

Hey all,


Just a quick check in. As much as we do not like it, we are moving into the fall months. We should be able to stay outside for a few more weeks, but will be moving workouts to the dungeon for the winter. Things to think about:

  • Less Space means class sizes will get smaller. Get signed up as far ahead of time as you can and if you need me to add another class even for one day, please communicate that. I can make it happen!

  • The Burpees & Beer Schedule is on hold until I know what October looks like. We could possibly do a last minute one or a last minute Backyard Burpees, so keep an eye out!!

  • I have no schedule yet nor a start date for the new job, so I can only plan 2-3 weeks out. I will have a month of training that will limit my availability. After that I will move into my regular schedule, which will get us on track for winter and some consistency. I will be on rotating days off but you should be able to get to 2 classes a week or more if you have day availability.

  • There will be a slight price increase beginning in October for small groups. I will roll that out to you when it happens.


YouTube VIDEOS: I did add a bunch from the summer but I still have many more to load. Here are a couple:


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Living the dream, Backyard BBQ & Schedule

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Living the dream, Backyard BBQ & Schedule

Living the dream is my favorite answer when people ask me how I am . I know it drips with sarcasm but maybe some day it will actually be true! I have not blogged in a while but rest assured we have been busy in class. Unfortunately, I have not had much time for blogging with all the job searching, divorce crap, taking care of a household and two dogs with one hand(literally, the other one was broken for several months), trying to do training sessions out of the house and keep up with Burpees & Beer. My apologies if you didn't know some of that was going on. Anyone that knows me, can tell you that I am an open book, almost to a fault. I believe in sharing life experiences good or bad. I feel that it helps take the pressure off others at times and builds connections. Sometimes, it does cause a bit of discomfort for certain people but I feel like that is healthy as well.

Things have been moving along a little better as of late. I have a pretty awesome roommate that has moved in, made my life a bit more manageable. I have had a few more job interviews which hopefully have gone well and we have had some new faces in AX Fitness class! All positive things….right?! Just keep my head above water, that is what I keep telling myself. Keep my head above water, get a good job with health benefits, try to stay healthy, don't let the stress wreck me, don't let the MS get me, do what it takes to be able to keep my home and take good care of my dogs. It all seems so simple when I lay it out like that. It will happen, it has to. There is no other choice.

What is happening with class and Burpees & Beer?

We are going to keep on ROCKING! I have loaded the September schedule as if I will not have a real job. If that changes, the schedule will adjust around that. I have put every other Saturday back in for now. We only have 2 Burpees and Beer scheduled for September at the moment, that could also change. Burning Brothers is always a blast and that is on September 11th! We have a SPECIAL BACKYARD BURPEES & BBQ on September 18th. This is an end of summer BASH! Please join us, we plan to have have WAY TOO MUCH FUN! Please check it out on Eventbrite :


I do not have any fun pictures or videos at the moment. I am behind on posting them to YouTube. I will catch up at some point. Also, I no longer have an editor for my blog or website. Now you will see how much I adore run on sentences! I am just proud of myself, that I got that LEARN MORE button in there! HA HA HA!

You all take care and keep moving! I plan to do the same!

Trainer OUT!


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JUNE

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JUNE

Hey All,

Just an FYI- I have put in the schedule for the next two weeks tentatively. This is because I am not sure when I will be returning to the Minneapolis Park Patrol. I am looking to be cleared for duty in the next week or two. This means the schedule could change but go ahead and sign up at . I will let you know if I have to change know. If you want to schedule outside of what is listed, let me know. I will load the rest of June as I know myself.

I have been very busy and apologize for not keeping you all updated. Life has taken some distinct turns for me and some of you know what I am talking about. Others will find out as needed. It can be so crazy how things change instantaneously and without warning sometimes. I am just going to try to keep my hands and feet inside the ride at all times and wait it all out!

Please remember that we have a Burpees and Beer event on June 8th at 612Brew. Get signed up today!

Trainer OUT and on the EDGE!

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May days and April videos

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May days and April videos

Hello all!

The May schedule looks to be a bit more accommodating for folks. We will also be moving to the outside back area with the warmer weather, which will allow a few more people to join us. I hope April has treated you well and you kept up with your fitness the best you could without me! Things are moving right along around here. The Park Police Agent training has been challenging and eye opening. Jackie and I are both trying to navigate two jobs, two dogs, and life after roller derby. The babies don’t always know what is going on and our house is always a mess, but that is how we roll, I guess!

May Schedule

Please look carefully, times vary each week a bit and is subject to change. I was thinking of adding a park location to one of these. So keep an eye out. Also, 612 is unable to fit us in the May schedule but we will be there in June. Broken Clock brewery is offering their space so I may add a Burpees and Beer for May. Remember, if a class is full you can still text or email me. I may be able to get an extra person in… especially when we are outside.

Monday
May 6, 20:  5:30p, 6:30p
May 13: 4:30p, 5:30p

Tuesday
May 7, 14: 5:00p, 6:00p
May 21: 5:00p

Wednesday
May 8, 22: 5:30p
May 15: Burpees & Beer at Burning Brothers Brewing, 6:00p

Friday
May 10: 4:30p, 5:30p
May 17, 24: 5:30p

Videos from April:


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Schedule changes

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Schedule changes

Greetings all!

We made it past the winter weather and on to spring and outside workouts! YAY! I have some changes to the schedule and April is going to be a tough month to get in to see the Trainer.

I received a job offer with the City of Minneapolis Park Police Department and, beginning April 9, I will have police training every evening. This is a career shift from fitness training, but I have a degree in Park and Recreation, am a former Military Police Officer, Minnesota Corrections Officer, and Wisconsin Corrections Officer. So, this is not out of the blue for me.

I begin yet another adventure that has come full circle in my life. I wanted to explain this a bit because I wanted to be a police officer many years ago. I ended up walking away and pursuing other options. There are a few reasons for this, but law enforcement was not ready for a female with strong-willed, unabashed approach to policing and responding to superiors. At this point in my life, I will do this job better than I ever could have 20 years ago. I am excited for this opportunity and hope that you will support me on this journey.

What does this mean for classes? April is limited but beginning in May, I will have 2-3 nights and days I can train which will get you to me at least twice a week. I will release the schedule monthly as this is how I will receive my Park Police Agent schedule. I will still have days slots available in April and will see what that looks like for May. Try to plan ahead and reserve the times you want now.

Here is April at a glance, email me with time requests:

April 8: Normal class schedule

April 9-12: Day options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Per Request.

April 13: Evening options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 5:30, & 6:30 PM

April 14: Burpees and Beer at Burning Brothers Brewing @ 11 AM. Sign up now.

April 15-18: Day options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. Per Request

April 19: Normal class schedule

April 20: Evening options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 5:30 & 6:30 PM

April 22-25: Day options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Per Request

April 26: Normal class schedule

April 27: Evening options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 5:30 & 6:30 PM

April 28: Day options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and any special time requests

April 29-May 2: Day options available for PT, Buddy Training and Small Group - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

May 2: Normal class schedule

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Event Reminders and March Challenge Contest

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Event Reminders and March Challenge Contest

Hey there!

The Trainer is in the house and ready to get back to work. Get signed up for these next two Burpees & Beer events ASAP and invite your friends, share on social media, and just help us get the word out. It’s with your help and persistence that we can keep these events going and add more dates. Let our community work together to provide these workouts and get people involved in functional fitness.

March Challenge Contest:

If you would like to participate in our March challenge, you will be entered into a drawing to win 2 free training sessions and a really cool training shirt! You must post a video of yourself completing the whole challenge to either Instagram or Facebook. You will need to tag AX Fitness  to be eligible. If you have questions about the challenge please email or text me prior to posting.

THE CHALLENGE:

4 Plank Jax

4 Tuck Jumps

4 Walk Outs

4 Alternating Reverse Lunges

4 Minutes Total/AMRAP

DANCE and STRETCH party:

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Event updates and more fun videos

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Event updates and more fun videos

As some of you may have already heard, Facebook and Instagram now limit the number of invites you can send for events. I have noticed a down-tick in likes and who sees the stories, especially on Facebook. I suppose they want me to pay for more ads than I already have. You can help by sharing the events and especially by inviting others. Also be sure to like our social media pages!

For now, each week I will send a blog post with the upcoming schedule to make sure our followers are informed and have chance to sign up. This has been a good and fun gig, we want to keep it rolling! 

Our next two events: 

  • 612Brew on March 16 @ 10:30 a.m. Sign up here.

  • Burning Brothers Brewing on March 20 @ 6:00 p.m. Sign up here.

Videos for you:

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Upcoming schedule changes

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Upcoming schedule changes

Well, greetings everyone! We have been BUSY BUSY BUSY lately! The Burpees & Beer program is just a blast! I hope that if you have not made it to one, you will soon. We have two coming up this next weekend at 612Brew on Saturday and Tin Whiskers on Sunday. After that, the trainer is OUT for a bit. There will be two weeks of no scheduled group, PT, or Burpees & Beer as I have a couple of trips to make. WOOOHOO!

Betsy Ade at our wedding.

Speaking of my trips, the first one is to Kenosha, Wisconsin to go to a viewing party for my good friend Betsy Ade. She will be on Season 16 of The Voice which premieres on February 25 and 26. Her band, Well Known Strangers, will be playing at the viewing party. Some of you may remember in 2016 when they played at our fundraiser and when Betsy sang at at our wedding. We are super stoked and hope you all tune in to watch her!

Schedule changes: We took out some of the morning slots and added Thursday evenings. Three days a week a group session will be available in the morning. If you cannot make any of the scheduled times, you can always email me, I can get another time to work for you. The March Burpees & Beer calendar will get set up this week and will slide into the our schedule. Hang in there, we will be doing the schedule monthly for a little while as there some other things going on. Having said that, April and May could be different than March.

Just keep moving and waiting for spring and our outdoor classes!

Trainer OUT!

Videos:

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Mobile AX: Burpees and Beer!

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Mobile AX: Burpees and Beer!

We are working on some exciting new projects. We are adding a mobile aspect to our already awesome classes and personal training! We will be combining our two favorite things fitness and beer and we have had several breweries concur! We will host a 45-60 minute HIIT, Boxing or just plain old AX style functional fitness class and you would get BEER reward at the end! For now, we will be calling this: Burpees & Beer, look for the hashtag! There may also be some other fun contests and prizes along the way. We will continue with our normal class schedules at the moment and personal training but very soon you should have some added options.

WHAT MOBILE OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED?

We are also looking to add some sports teams, corporate wellness groups, schools , parks (summer training) and other mobile sites to our schedule. Please contact us immediately if you would like to have AX Fitness train for you and a group of you friends or colleagues. It is great way to bond and create camaraderie and it is amazing fitness training for all!

WHICH BREWERIES WILL HOST BURPEES & BEER?

Price includes a workout and a beer at one of the following breweries! The list is growing, check back frequently. Sign up here.


612
Saturdays at 10:30 AM, begins February 9. Cost: $15


Burning Brothers
Every other Wednesday at 6:00 PM, begins February 13. Cost: $10


HeadFlyer
1-2 Sundays a month at 10:30 AM., begins at February 17. Cost: $15


Tin Whiskers
1-2 Sundays a month, begins February 24 at 10:30 AM. Cost: $15



AS USUAL, A FEW VIDEOS FROM CLASS:



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2019

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2019

The new year is upon us. The holiday time warp is now over. We have to buckle down, get back to some normal schedules, revisit our nutrition and how we want our new year to look on us. It’s a very big year for me. I have had a lot of transition over the past few years but hat I do THIS year most likely sets the tone for the rest of my career.

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Holiday Schedule

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Holiday Schedule

Just a quick reminder:

• There will be NO class or personal training December 21-25.

• There will be class December 26, 27, 28 and 29.  

• There will be NO class again on December 31 and January 1, then resume normal schedule.  

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

As always, here are a few videos from class:

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It is that time...

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It is that time...

It is that time again. We are currently in that 6 week period from Thanksgiving to New Years day when all bets are off. People travel, your nutrition suffers (so does mine), your workouts diminish, and any routine or schedule you had for your life goes right out the front door when you open it up to grab that amazon package.

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