Independence Day

June 30th, 2017

What does independence mean to you?  Not just the independence of the United States but for yourself as an individual?  And does health and fitness play a role?

Personally, fitness has made me a stronger person–physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Knowing that I can lift something, carry something, or even powerwalk across the airport from one gate to the next with no problem affects how I live my every day life.  I’m more confident.  I feel healthier.  I’m a better parent (because working out offers stress relief and I know I’m being a good role model to my kids).  Overall, being physically fit has allowed me to be more independent!

What about you?  What is your story?  We would love to hear it, either in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.

Better Bodies will be open July 3-4 but different hours.  We also have a special large group class July 4 at 8:30 am with trainers and $10 for non-members.  Come in and burn some calories before you start lighting up fireworks! 

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We hope to see you, and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

-Bridget, Membership Coordinator
bridget@betterbodies-omaha.com

Kids Kamp Starts June 27!

June 17th, 2017
Kids Kamp Indoors

Skills and drills for kids

It’s time for another Kids Kamp!  This Kids Kamp will be 6 weeks long on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 27. Personal Trainer, Tyler Kottas, will be teaching the classes.  Tyler has a B.S. in Exercise Science from UNO and is a NASM certified personal trainer.  He is also a 3-time state wrestling champion!  Tyler will be teaching the kids skills and drills to teach them agility, strength, and other fitness skills.  

Kids Kamp is great for any kids who might be done with summer sports, getting into fall sports, or just want to be more fit.  It’s also great for parents who are looking for an outlet for their kids’ boredom and summer energy!

DETAILS:

When: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays (no class July 4)

Where: here at Better Bodies.  The kids may be indoors or outdoors based on weather and the activities planned for that day.

Who: kids ages 10-15

Cost: $99

Deadline to sign up is June 24, so please let us know as soon as you can to make sure you get a spot!

Please contact Bridget bridget@betterbodies-omaha.com or 402-333-5001 to sign up or get more information.

We are looking forward to another fun Kids Kamp!

 

Keeping It Real Over The Holidays

November 30th, 2016

i27c0464-edit_429x600Let’s be honest about “Healthy Holidays”. Everyone is familiar with portion control, giving away leftovers, limiting alcohol intake, and a ton of other tips that go right out the window when you’re in front of a giant spread of delicious guilty pleasures. The feasting seems to last the entire weekend, and when Monday hits so does all that guilt. Now there are some of you who can follow those tips and maintain your health and fitness regimen… but this article is for the majority. My tips for staying healthy through the holidays are more about the REACTIVE measures you can take to not completely fall off the wagon.

 

LET GO OF THE GUILT

After eating your bodyweight in food, some guilt is inevitable.

 

GUILT = LOW MOOD = CHANGING PRIORITIES… and the bad habits continue whether it be eating MORE because “you already did damage” or taking the opposite route of NOT EATING, which is equally terrible for you.

 

Be kind to yourself! Let yourself enjoy the holidays. You will not gain 10 pounds in a weekend.

 

GET BACK TO YOUR ROUTINE

Once you hit real life again, force yourself to get back to your normal routine. Allow yourself that weekend splurge, but do not let those habits spill into the time between holidays. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is about balance, and you can’t maintain one by going, and staying, off the deep end. Meal prep on Monday night! Even if it’s just for a couple days ahead it will help you mentally to get back on track.

 

IF THAT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH…

Add an extra workout, run an extra mile. Don’t take your holiday decisions out on your body. Nurse it back to health!!

 

BE KIND TO OTHERS THIS SEASON, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY TO YOURSELF!!

Liz Roberts

Personal Trainer at Better Bodies Fitness and Training

Email her at liz@betterbodies-omaha.com