Fearless Fitness Weekly Update 11/28: Winter Motivation Secrets!

1.) Caroline Jordan Fitness Schedule and Special Events November 28 – December 4th:

Monday 11/29: 12:05pm Cycle Express San Francisco Bay Club, 5:30pm Competition Core and 6pm Chisel’d EQUINOX

Tuesday 11/30: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX, 5pm – 6pm SPECIAL “HOT for the HOLIDAYS” CIRCUIT Club One Citigroup

Wednesday 12/1: 5:30pm Competition Core and 6pm Chisel’d EQUINOX

Thursday 12/2: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX .

Friday 12/3 : 12pm Abs and 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX

Saturday 12/4: 10 am Chisel’d and 11am Cycling EQUINOX

Find more information on specific club locations by clicking on the links included above.

Give the gift of HEALTH this Holiday Season with PERSONAL TRAINING. Programs are carefully tailored to fit the unique fitness needs of each client and combined with lifestyle coaching for complete health and happiness. With constant support, encouragement, and guidance…. you CAN and WILL accomplish wellness. MAKE IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS FEELING YOUR BEST. Don’t wait till next year to be healthier: Contact Me for details.

For other wonderful community fitness events, check out the lululemon athletica Grant Avenue community online SCHEDULE.

2.) Fearless Fitness Tip Of the Week: WINTER motivation Secrets!

Cold temperatures and less sunshine make exercising in the winter extremely challenging. Motivating yourself to keep fit during winter can feel like a bit of a battle….and somehow the warm bed always looks a little bit better. How can you stay inspired to exercise when it’s cold outside? Read below for my tips to help you stay fit all winter!

  • Set A Goal. Prepare for the winter woes by setting a few fitness goals. Whether it’s to loose weight, run a race, lift a certain amount of weight, or swim a set distance – having something to work for will become a great motivator. Studies on personal achievement have shown that you’ll usually reach 80% of the goals you put onto paper. Tell your friends and family of your goal and have them support you in your quest to be healthier.
  • Get Competitive. Healthy competition can make you a stronger, more competent athlete. Make bets, sign up for weekly races with friends, or participate in training events sponsored by local athletic clubs. Engaging in friendly rivalries puts you in charge of your performance and helps foster a sense of community with other athletes. And who knows…. Maybe you’ll end up winning some neat prizes!
  • Find a Friend. Recruit a friend for your sweat sessions and you are more likely to stay accountable for your workouts. Working out with a friend will help keep you consistent in your fitness and more likely to challenge yourself with new routines or higher levels of intensity. Fitness friends are like having a personal cheering squad; you’ll feel good about what you have accomplished and have fun!
  • Stick to A Schedule. Plan workouts in advance – before the weather catches you unprepared and causes you to miss it. Anticipate the weather forecast and plan for activities that won’t be interrupted by the seasonal elements. Write down all your workout appointments and use a calendar, planner, or even text message reminder to keep you on track.  Put your workout date in clear view so you wont be able to forget it. Simple time management skills will make it much easier to stick to your fitness without giving into excuses.
  • Power Up Your Playlists. Nothing is more motivating than new MUSIC to move to. Dedicate a few minutes each week to putting together your own POWER playlist. Choose songs with upbeat tempos, strong beats, and positive lyrics. It’s hard not to move with your favorite jams blasting out of your earphones! You can check out some of my past playlists HERE for some suggestions that might help you workout stronger.
  • Focus on FEELING Good. If you feel like you “have to” fit exercise into your day, you are much less likely to WANT to do it. Instead, shift your focus to how fitness makes you FEEL versus considering it a “requirement”. Take note of your energy and stress levels after every exercise session. When you are tempted to ditch your daily fitness, remember how you feel when your workout is over. Simply recalling the positive emotions exercise gives you will keep you motivated move more.
  • Try Something New. Take a fitness class or participate in a community active event different from your regular routine. From Latin dance classes to group rowing, there are always new ways to challenge your body. You can always come see me…. I’ll get you sweating!
  • Think Positive. If you think you’re lagging behind or doing a “bad job” with your fitness, you’ll find it much more tempting to throw in the towel and quit. Self doubt and negative thinking are huge obstacles to winter motivation. Instead, focus on the POSITIVE. Be proud of all your athletic accomplishments and praise yourself after every workout.

Now that you’re revved up and ready to go, there are a few things you should do before exercising in the cold. Take these things into consideration before you step into the cold winter season.

  • Bundle UP. Dress for your outdoor workouts in layers that can be easily removed once you start to sweat. Choose synthetic materials and breathable clothes that can help keep you warm while drawing sweat away from your body. Your outer layer should repel wind and precipitation and the inner layers should provide additional warmth. Add jackets, hats and gloves/mittens that can be removed or added as your body heats up or weather conditions change. A thermal turtleneck can be pulled up over the mouth to warm the air you breathe. Avoid cotton, which stays wet next to your skin. Several thin layers are warmer than one heavy layer, keep a supply of clothes ready to pack on and you’ll be ready to go!
  • WARM up. Extend the length of your usual warm up when exercising in cold weather. Spend AT LEAST 5-10 minutes preparing the body for exercise. This will help prevent injury and excess soreness.
  • Drink Up! Even when it’s cold, you’ll still heat up and lose fluids through sweat. Cold air has a drying effect, which can increase the risk of dehydration. Make sure you drink water or a sports drink before, during, and after your workout.
  • Don’t Stay in Wet Clothes. When you are wet from rain, snow, or sweat you’re at an increased risk for hypothermia, a lowering of your body temperature. Immediately after your workout, hit the showers and change clothes to avoid hypothermia.

Staying motivated to exercise can be difficult all year round, but staying on track with an exercise regimen when it’s bitterly cold outside can be a real battle. Don’t let winter win this season. Grab a fitness friend, power up your playlists, bundle up, and sample a new fitness class. This winter, you CAN stay on track and get to spring feeling fit and fabulous!

3.) Fearless Fitness CHALLENGE of the week: AMP up your fitness routine!

Think of at least 5 ways you can BEAT the winter slump and AMP up your fitness.  What are your obstacles to winter wellness? How can you improve your weekly habits  to keep your motivation going? What will you need in order to succeed this winter? Warm Gloves? Lululemon run vest? Awesome playlist or fitness class? Plan ahead and prepare to take on the winter season strong. I challenge YOU to try new things, take chances, and do one thing a day that scares you 🙂

I am here to support you in all your winter workout goals – remember Im only an email or phone call away! Im a great motivator when you need me to be 🙂 I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday and were able to spend time with those you love. Looking forward to sharing another awesome class or training session with you soon!

Caroline

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