Against my wife’s wishes, that tire now resides in our back yard. I am totally stoked about it! I’m not sure she knows what it represents to me. I mean, yes, I love all the ways I can torture a human with it. I love to flip it, jump on it, slam it with a sledge hammer, and sit on it while you all pick it up! I love how creative it makes me feel. But it means a bit more to me than that.
It was or first time at the Monster Dash and just like at the Rugged Maniac… We had a BLAST! We ran, cheered, drank a few beers, wore our new AX YOUR MONSTER race shirts, and just had a really fun day. Many Fitness studios are built on numbers and trends but ours is definitely built on community. One that has such a positive affect on each other. I am so grateful for having these folks in my life every day.
I often speak to my clients about short term goals. We had four people who had never finished a 5K before and they ran the whole damn way! I am so proud of everyone. A few blogs and 14 weeks ago, I talked about my friend who broke her elbow on a box jump. She ran the 10 Mile race with another client who had not raced that far before yesterday. What an incredible feat for both of them!
Here are some photos from the Monster Dash. We will let you know what our next adventure will be!
Remember to keep your workouts fresh. Challenge yourself to engage lesser used muscle groups. Work with a partner or group or if your are struggling, I know a real nice group of folks, who would love to help you get your fitness on!
As we move into the winter months, we are making a few adjustments:
It was a super hot and super fun day! There is nothing more satisfying than being with your community, your people… and completing a challenge like this. The obstacles were more difficult than years prior and it was as hot as it has ever been.
Just a few dates to keep in mind. We have groups participating in the Rugged Maniac on September 15 and the Monster Dash on October 27.
This past weekend, I met my mother and sister for a weekend to celebrate my moms 70th birthday.
There is nothing that fills this Trainers heart faster than listening to my fitness community commiserate together after a difficult group session. Especially, when they are making plans and setting goals together. Now the AX Fitness community is a bit smaller than it use to be but I can assure you that it thrives and the peeps are tight.
One of the most important aspects of what I do is continuing education. Fitness changes, trends evolve, and science prevails once in a while. Sometimes, this is a matter of self study. Sometimes we learn from other professionals, watch countless hours of videos, spend a bit too much time looking at research, try out other gyms and formats, and take classes/CEUs.
You are training like a rock star. You feel better than you ever have, your clothes fit amazing, you know you look better than ever and everyone else notices as well. Now you are ready to tackle the world!
You decide it’s time for the next challenge.
Today is was pouring out, but I still had one person show up for run day. THANK YOU to my friend Jenn for showing up and sharing the fun! We were drenched but it sure felt great to be out in the warm summer rain!
There are a variety of basic exercises that we should all do on a regular basis. We should be incorporating full body exercises like burpees but also more muscle specific ones like planks, pull ups, squats and of course push ups which all target more specific areas but help to create overall fitness.