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800 Club Challenge

Get moving and try a new form of exercise!

Get moving and try a new form of exercise!

What is the 800 Club Challenge?

It is a fun way to challenge yourself for the month of July to increase your aerobic (or cardio) workout!

The current guidelines published by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) suggests 30-60 min of moderate intensity exercise 3-5 days/week.

So, what are some cardio activities? It can consist of anything you enjoy doing that raises your heart rate for a period of time:

-brisk walking

-jogging or running

-cycling

-home workout videos

-group fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, step or bosu classes

-cardio machines such as treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, elliptical trainers etc.

-lap swimming

-water aerobics

-HIIT

-dancing

-active sports such as singles tennis, basketball, racquetball, soccer etc.

What does moderate intensity mean? This means on a scale of 1-10 (1 being sitting on your couch, 10 being working out so hard you may throw up) the majority of your aerobic workout should be down at a level 7. At this level you can talk, but need to take breaks to catch your breath. You are working hard and NOT on a leisurely stroll.

So, the 800 Club Challenge is a month long challenge in July in which you commit to 200 minutes of moderately intense exercise a week for a GRAND TOTAL of 800 minutes of aerobic exercise in one month!! This should consist of getting your heart rate up EVERYDAY in JULY. At least 3 days a week it should be a 45 minute aerobic workout. All 4 of the remaining days can be 15 minutes.

The 800 Club Challenge is a FREE challenge that I am facilitating online in a private Facebook group in which we can hold each other accountable, share new cardio ideas, encourage each other and have fun. You can do it as a family, a couple or individually…just DO IT! And invite your friends to do it too, because everything is more fun with friends!

How do you ‘sign up’? Email me or Facebook me and I will add you to the group!

I am looking forward to getting more aerobically fit this summer with you!

 

Two New S.M.A.R.T. GAG Groups Starting Soon!

My husband doesn’t like my abbreviation of my Goal Achieving Group, but I think it’s funny and it’s quicker/easier to say!

Do you know what S.M.A.R.T. stands for? S…significant, M…measureable, A…achievable (and action steps), R…realistic, T…time bound. This, plus encouraging accountability is what makes our GAG groups work!

But guess what?? These GAG groups are awesome! I am loving them and getting so much accomplished this year! Where else can you set a goal every week to do something that feeds your soul? Challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and to plan for the next three months in bite size pieces? HERE! AT THE GAG GROUPS!! I have found that the groups work best with about 5-6 people in them. That way everyone can share and we keep the meeting to just one hour! Who can’t find one hour, once a week that will benefit their life, goals, business, health and family? Best of all, you don’t need to commit to coming every week! With that be said, the current groups are full.

So, here’s the fun news: I am starting 2 new GAG groups! The first one starts Wednesday May 4th at 5:30-6:30 at Poulsbo Safeway in the fireplace area. Come check it out! The first meeting is complimentary and after that it’s only $10/time that you can make it.

The second meeting is in Silverdale! Starts Thursday May 5th at Café Noir 8-9am. Again, the first meeting is complimentary so come and see what we are doing.

Our society teaches us that if we are busy we are ‘successful’. But are we truly living life and doing the things that we WANT to do? I  believe we need more intention and this is how I have found it. We tend to put our goals and needs last. Please come and check out this group and change the momentum of your 2016! All you need is a journal, planner or paper and a pen!

Read more about these groups.

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