I am. In fact, I am starting one. For years I have been looking for a system to bring about sustainable health and fitness changes into my life and to the students who have frequented my various classes and workshops. I believe in group fitness… in fact, I love it. I love my Zumba, Pound, Pure Barre and Yoga classes. I attend class all the time because I am self-motivated and have no problem being accountable to myself (perhaps it’s because I am a type-A, first-born). But as an instructor and health/nutrition coach, I realize that many need the support of others to stay motivated. This is why so many people stop attending fitness classes, even after they have seen results. I finally realized, “Something is missing. What’s the missing link”?
A few months ago, I became certified as a Tabata Bootcamp (TM) instructor. I really did not know much about the program. I was looking for another service to offer my health coaching clients and wanted a fitness focus. Since Tabata is based on HIIT (high intensity interval training) – and I have some experience with this super effective way to exercise- I thought it would be perfect for some of my busier clients who do not have hours upon hours per week to get into shape. HIIT is sort of like burst training… you work really hard for a few seconds (about 20) and then take a rest before repeating. The whole cycle is about 20 minutes and you get the same, if not greater, result than you would in a one hour, moderate intensity workout class.
Anyway, I was intrigued, so I took the training. Boy did I get MORE than what I bargained for. I did not know that Tabata was more than just about offering exercise classes. It is a sustainable system that brings forth positive behavioral changes for amazing health and fitness! After coming down from the high of the training, I thought to myself, “You know what would be awesome after this kind of workout? YOGA!!!” It was then that I created Sweat-N-Stretch: Tabata Bootcamp + Yoga.
Sweat-N-Stretch combines Tabata Bootcamp and yoga. Tabata Bootcamp is a lifestyle program that is based on achieving sustainable results. Let’s face it, you can’t just work out one day a week and expect to see real improvements. And even if you did this workout 3 – 5 times per week, if your diet is unhealthy, you just won’t get the body you want! So how can you reach your goals? How can you keep up the momentum from your weekly classes? How can you get the help you need to stay motivated to make the healthiest choices specifically for you? You sign up for Sweat-N-Stretch PLUS the Tabata on-line program! Here is what you get:
Weekly Sweat-N-Stretch classes at the location that you have registered for (I will be offering Sweat-N-Stretch in 3 locations this fall – Heartdance Studio, Patsy Watson’s School of Dance and Delta Township Parks and Rec)
Support from me, a certified Tabata Bootcamp instructor, yoga teacher and holistic health and nutrition coach. In the on-line forum, I can answer questions, assist you with making healthier food and lifestyle choices, “coach” you in the areas where you need support and hold you accountable so that you can be successful.
Support from fellow Sweat-N-Stretch bootcampers
Daily workout homework in the form of FUN and EFFECTIVE 6-minute Tabata workouts
Daily recipe and menu suggestions to help you clean up your diet
Access to a full library of Tabata workouts for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Workouts are from 6 – 60 minutes
A progress and food tracker/diary so you can keep track of your food and movement
In short, Sweat-N-Stretch is more than just an exercise class – it is a healthy life success program that can be tailored made to your needs.
Well, are you ready to start? Good. I will have more information in the coming weeks. I am ready for a revolution – are you?
Wanna try a free class? My first free offering will be Monday, August 31, 7:15 – 8:15 pm at Patsy Watson’s School of Dance