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Christmas in July!!

Before we get into the Christmas in July Special, I want to quickly tell all of the Full Throttle Clients how proud we are of you for continuing to push toward your goals.  I, personally, love to see everyone push themselves and step out of their comfort zone.

I especially love to the see the changes that a higher level of fitness tends to bring to other areas of life.

Most people think that fitness is all about working out, sweating, eating nothing but steamed broccoli and dreaming of the giant chocolate cake you “aren’t allowed to eat”.

But, really, it’s about more.

Building confidence, getting comfortable with who you are, learning to push through when things get tough and learning to celebrate the successes you have in the gym.

Many clients experience a complete 180 degree shift in how they feel, act and approach new goals!

Like any other, this year has had it’s share of change, that’s for sure.

Parker already turned 3 in April and her personality continues to  develop everyday.  Parents, you know what I’m talking about…

I turned 40 this year!

On Kori’s birthday she’ll be…

Well, she’ll be 29, again, of course…

When we left Wisconsin to started Full Throttle in 2008, we never imagined that it would evolve into such a great, tight-knit community

It’s like family here!

And, in many ways it is our only family here in Texas.

People ask why  we worked 16 hour days, split shifts, weekends…sometimes operating on 4 hours of sleep.  The answer is simple: We love to see you succeed! On top of that, as we grow the Full Throttle community, we get to share “ah-ha” moments with more and more people.

OK, enough of that…Let’s get down to why you came here in the first place!

Well here it is:

I have decided to slash the price on new commitments and commitment extensions for only a 5 day period. That’s it.

And, in honor of my 40th Birthday I’m knocking 40% off 1 year memberships of our most popular packages.

But, I’m only doing this until Friday.

5PM on Friday July 29th and it all goes away. But, like most things in life, there’s a catch and this is no different.  I am only letting a specific number of commitments go at these Christmas in July prices.

OK, there’s one more catch: theses special memberships are paid in full at the time of purchase.

Platinum Package:  2 Semi Private Personal Training Session + Unlimited Metabolic Overdrive Sessions/week:  ONLY $2735 + tax, only 5 spots available – SAVE over $1800.

Gold Package: 1 Semi Private Personal Training Session + Unlimited Metabolic Overdrive sessions/week:  ONLY $2000 + tax, only 5 Spots available – SAVE $1500.

Bronze package: Metabolic Overdrive (metabolic strength training and cardio) Unlimited sessions:  ONLY $1440 + tax, only 15 Spots – SAVE  $900.

So how does this work?

If you’re not a current client, you simply fill out the form below and we’ll call you to get your details and start date!

If you’re a client, you can still take advantage!  Pick your package, and once your minimum term is up, the conditions of this new commitment take affect. The average client life in our Full Throttle community is OVER 5 YEARS!  If this helps people stay a part of the tight-knit community we’ve (really the credit goes to you) created longer, I’m happy to do it.

Well, there you have it.

Kori said I was crazy, but a great friend and mentor in the industry said, “Sometime you just have to do something to rattle the cage, something totally off the wall.”

Remember this all goes away on Friday July 29th at 5PM. You can talk to a coach or call us to get set up. All paperwork must be filled out by Monday at 12pm and all spots are first come first serve.

**If you’re a client, you can still take advantage! Pick your package and once your current minimum term is up, the conditions of this new commitment take affect.  For Example: If you are currently in a 6 month minimum term, you buy your extension now but continue to pay the remainder of your current minimum term. Once the minimum term is met, the conditions of the paid in full term will start. This does not replace your current membership commitment.

Athletes vs. The Great Pyramids

Kind of an odd subject line, right?

But, here’s the thing…

A young athlete is a lot like the Great Pyramids in Egypt, stay with me here, I promise I’ll explain.

The ancient people of Egypt knew that if the built a broader foundation for the Great Pyramids they would be able to build a much taller, stronger structure.  I’d have to assume you’d agree that history has proven them correct.

So, what does this have to do with youth athletes?

A lot actually…

Recent studies have shown that focusing on one sport at a young age (6-12 years) can harm a child’s athletic development. A study done with Loyola University <(Read more on the study here)>  through the Sports Medicine Institute at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago concluded that:

“… for most sports, such intense training in a single sport to the exclusion of others should be delayed until late adolescence to optimize success while minimizing injury, psychological stress, and burnout.”

What they are saying is, without the proper foundation and without exposure to a broad number of athletic stimuli the youth athlete doesn’t have the tools to build a specialized sport skill set.

Hear from two of the top professional athletes in their sport

J.J. Watt, Defensive End of the Houston Texans, Tweeted, “Single Sport Specialization amongst youth today is troubling. Let kids be kids. They’ll become all around better athletes and have more fun.”

Abby Wambach, Forward of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, said, “Playing basketball had a significant impact on the way I play the game of soccer.” In fact, when asked by USA Today EACH of the members of the recent Women’s World Cup Champions insisted the variety of sports they played growing up enhanced their abilities in soccer.

Our training philosophy within the ASAP Program at Full Throttle Athletics is geared toward building a broad range of athletic ability that is required to lay the foundation of that pyramid.  

Our ultimate goal is to help build better Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, La Crosse, Volleyball, Wrestlers and Softball players but to do it by making them better ATHLETES first.

The sport specific skill set is the responsibility of the athletes sport coach, our goal is to compliment that by adding Attitude, Speed, Agility and Power (A.S.A.P) to the equation!

If you’d like to see what we have to offer, fill out the form below to enroll in a complimentary Strategy Session with one of our coaches and we can tell you how A.S.A.P. at Full Throttle Athletics can help take your youth athlete to the next level.

Coach Joey

ASAP Youth Athletic Development Coach

Full Throttle Athletics

Why fitness resolutions suck and how to set yourself up for success.

 

Well, it’s that time of year again.

If you’re like millions of people all over the world you’ve started to think about how you’re going to make 2015 your year, right?

You start thinking about ALL the things you’re going to change and how it’s going to lead to ultimate happiness.

And, if you’re like everyone else, one of the things you’re going to change (or attempt to change) is your body.

The most common New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape, lose body fat, build some lean, toned muscle or maybe create the body of your favorite celebrity.

While I commend you for concisely trying to improve your health, this year probably won’t be any different than last year.

Why?

Because resolutions suck.  They just do.

We try to make wholesale changes by using the kitchen sink approach and before you know it, you’re burnt out.

So, to help you out, I have put together 3 things to avoid in order to help you finally get in shape this year and avoid the February 1 burnout that so many people hit:

Don’t change everything at once.

Like I said, the kitchen sink approach doesn’t work.  Your mind only has the capacity to do so much and make so many decision in one day.  Think of your ability to make decisions throughout the day like the gas tank on your car.  You start the day out with a full tank, but as the day wears on, your ability to make even the smallest decision starts to wane.  You can only make so many decisions on a given day, just like you can only drive so far on one tank of gas.

Start with a small habit you can maintain for a week.  Once you successfully complete a week, add another small change.  This gets you momentum, like a snowball rolling downhill. Continue this process and before you know it you’ve created a full blown avalanche of new, good habits.

This strategy eliminates your need to constantly decide on and implement ALL of these new changes you set for yourself on January 1.

Too much, Too soon.

With all the horrible misinformation out there floating around on infomercials, the internet and even in the marketing of “strip mall fitness” business.  (Think 24hour Fitness, OrangeTheory, Curves).  People tend to think they need to get their ass kicked in the gym 24/7/365.

While I enjoy a tough workout as much as the next guy, this isn’t the case.  In fact you should be striving to only achieve the Minimum Effective Dose.

WHAT??

Yeah, that’s right.  The body adapts to stress (read that as builds fitness with exercise being the stressor) on a model of progressive overload.

Progressive is the key word.  If you start at the most intense activity, where do you progress to?

The answer is, you don’t.  You either get hurt, burn out to plateau.

Have a Plan.

Most people start with resolutions that are too vague.

“I want to lose weight.”

“I want to get toned.”

“I want to eat better.”

“I want to exercise more.”

By not creating a finite goal and setting benchmarks and checkpoints along the way it’s literally impossible to achieve a goal.

Think of a road trip, for me I think about driving back to Milwaukee from Frisco.  I know that If I’m going to make it in 16 hours I need to be in certain places by certain times.  I should be in Joplin, MO in five hours, St Louis in 10 hours and leaving that God forsaken state of Illinois and crossing in Wisconsin in 15 hours.

If you have a goal of losing 20 pounds, you need a plan and checkpoints to ensure you are on course to hit your goal.

Since I’m anti-quick fix, I say about 20 weeks to lose 20 pounds is reasonable.  So a pound a week, but more importantly in 10 weeks you should be down 10lbs and be able to maintain it. There’s no point in rushing and being forced to back track or worse yet, start over.

I know I have only given you 3 things here, but they are important.  I also understand that they can seem a little overwhelming and require a god amount of planning on your part.

Luck for you, there’s a fourth strategy.

Save your decision making power and you time by having someone else plan for you.

Lucky for you I do all of this for you as a coach.  I take all the thinking out of it and all you need to do is implement.

Super simple.  Show up, do the work.

In fact we are getting ready to launch our 21 day Holiday Detox program which is the ideal way to set yourself up for success and kick start your results.

Included is a detailed nutrition program to raise your metabolism and turn your body in to fat burning furnace.

For those of you that are not clients already, we have a special offer that includes training sessions throughout the program as well.

When combined, these two components act in synergy to accelerate your results.  It’s almost as if 1 + 1 = 3.

Click this link and get yourself signed up for the 21 Day Holiday Detox Challenge.

Start 2015 off right!

Congrats to BJ & Amanda on their IUKL USA National Championship Performances in New York!

FTA has the Coaches with Experience:

BJ Bliffert (Owner & Founder of the NTXKB Club) & Amanda Wegner (Club Coach), traveled to the Big Apple last weekend to compete in the second annual IUKL USA National Championships. 

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Next time you see BJ, give him a pat on the back for bringing home the gold to FTA! BJ cranked out an impressive 60 repetitions with two 24-kilogram bells (that’s a total of 105.6 pounds!), which landed him a solid 1st place finish within the 78kg weight division for the long cycle event. BJ NY 2
 
BJ’s first place finish earned him an esteemed and hard-earned invitation to compete on Team USA in Germany at the 2014 World Championships in November! Way to REPRESENT, BJ!
 
Coach Amanda Wegner, now representing the Club overseas in Russia (!!), put forth a great effort as well! Amanda competed in the professional division at the competition and archived a score of 80 repetitions in the snatch event with a 24 kg bell!
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  Read more about BJ’s upcoming training for the World
  Championships in Germany, and what he has to say about Kettlebell Sport: “North Texas Kettlebell Club Founder Brings Home the Gold from New York

  Watch BJ & Amanda’s USA National Championship Competition Sets via the links below:

Amanda Wegner | IUKL US Nationals | 24kg snatch

BJ Bliffert, IUKL US Nationals, 2 x 24kg Long Cycle, 60 Reps

Interested in learning more about kettlebell training at FTA?

Go HERE and fill out the form at the bottom of the page:  I WANT TO LEARN MORE!

Amanda NY 2nd place         BJ NY 1st place

 

 

 

Congratulations to Pam Schulman, FTA August Client of the Month!

Congratulations, Pam! You are the FTA Client of the Month for August 2014!

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Pam Schulman has been a member at Full Throttle Athletics since October of 2012. She currently trains in the TORQUE personal training program, but prior to jumping into TORQUE, Pam participated in Metabolic Overdrive, as well as Total Body Overhaul (FTA’s previous semi-private program).

When asked “What is FTA to you in 3 words?”, Pam replied:

Encouraging, Challenging, and Fun!

Pam has accomplished so much, both physically and mentally, since she began training here at FTA! From a strength standpoint, she is doing many things that she never imagined that she would be able to do before beginning her FTA program. “More importantly:  just the fact that I look forward to coming every day and almost feel a sense of loss if I have to miss. I love the people, our coaches and our FTA family…it truly feels like a family. I never anticipated feeling that way about working out”.

It’s evident that Pam’s dedication to training and remaining consistent with attendance have had a profound impact on her overall results and strength gains!
 

In total I’ve lost a little over 20 pounds (it fluctuates) and dropped a size. I’m definitely stronger and have better stamina, balance and flexibility”.

So, we asked Pam: “If you could give someone advice who may be struggling with some aspect of health/fitness, what would it be?”

Pam’s wise words of advice: “Keep going and trust your coaches!  Small, consistent steps will lead to big changes.  Don’t get discouraged, and know we all had to start somewhere and FTA is a great place to be!”

 

Nice work, Pam! You are an FTA Rock Star!

You are what you eat! (Looking green and leafy yet?)

Make sure that the majority of your carbs in a day are from

fruits and vegetables!

Make sure there is at least one serving of fruits or vegetables in every meal!

Grains, breads, and starchy fruits and vegetables should be saved for after workout meals. The majority of the carbs eaten throughout the day should be from nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.

Now that we are eating on a schedule that works best for each individual and we have integrated the complete protein into every meal, let us add this week’s challenge into the mix. This week says that the majority of your carbs throughout the day should be from nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, and save the starchy one for after a workout.

With protein we were worried about keeping a positive nitrogen balance to be able to rebuild many things within the body. This week we are focused on bringing the acid levels within the body down by eating nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. Because of the processing of foods and the high protein lifestyle without the consumption of vegetables, the general population tends to have a diet higher in acid. What we are trying to do this week is to regulate the acid levels by eating nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.

Acid-forming compounds are going to come from fish, meat, dairy, artificial sweeteners, legumes, most whole grains and soft drinks.

Alkaline-forming foods are vegetables, fruits and green tea.**citrus fruits are acidic, but when consumed in the body they are actually alkaline-forming**

*Foods that are mainly fat or nuts and seeds tend to neutral in this scale.

The acid-forming foods tend to have higher sulfur-containing amino acids that are converted into sulfuric acid, whereas the alkaline-forming foods do not and need to be eaten to neutralize the acid-forming compounds.

What happens if my pH levels are not balanced?

There is nothing good about having an unbalanced pH level in the body and the negative health outcomes are as follows:

  • Decreased growth factors
  • Growth hormone resistance
  • Mild hypothyroidism
  • Higher levels of blood cortisol
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Enzymatic changes in cells
  • Altered regulation of metabolites and minerals
  • Decreased uptake and release of oxygen

Why eat fruits and vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables are alkaline producing, which helps maintain acid level and helps preserve bone mass and muscle tissue. They are nutrient dense, which means they are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. Some also contain lots of water which helps the body stay hydrated.

Vegetables and fruits should make up the base of everyone’s nutritional pyramid because they are the major component to a high-quality, healthy diet.

What are Nutrient dense fruits and vegetables?

Nutrient density refers to the amount of micro nutrients a food contains. A wonderful display of nutrient density in many foods is seen in Dr. Joel Fuhrmans’ ANDI scoring system. This system takes the amount of micronutrients per calorie in the food and is able to rank them to display highly nutritious foods that should be eaten every day.  The top three foods with the highest amount of micronutrients per calorie are kale, Collard greens and Mustard greens all containing 1000+ micro nutrients per calorie.

Sample Nutrient/Calorie Density Scores

Kale 1000 Sunflower Seeds 64
Collard Greens 1000 Kidney Beans 64
Mustard Greens 1000 Green Peas 63
Watercress 1000 Cherries 55
Swiss Chard 895 Pineapple 54
Bok Choy 865 Apple 53
Spinach 707 Mango 53
Arugula 604 Peanut Butter 51
Romaine 510 Corn 45
Brussels Sprouts 490 Pistachio Nuts 37
Carrots 458 Oatmeal 36
Cabbage 434 Shrimp 36
Broccoli 340 Salmon 34
Cauliflower 315 Eggs 31
Bell Peppers 265 Milk, 1% 31
Asparagus 205 Walnuts 30
Mushrooms 238 Bananas 30
Tomato 186 Whole Wheat Bread 30
Strawberries 182 Almonds 28
Sweet Potato 181 Avocado 28
Zucchini 164 Brown Rice 28
Artichoke 145 White Potato 28
Blueberries 132 Low Fat Plain Yogurt 28
Iceburg Lettuce 127 Cashews 27
Grapes 119 Chicken Breast 24
Pomegranates 119 Ground Beef, 85% lean 21
Cantaloupe 118 Feta Cheese 20
Onions 109 White Bread 17
Flax Seeds 103 White Pasta 16
Orange 98 French Fries 12
Edamame 98 Cheddar Cheese 11
Cucumber 87 Apple Juice 11
Tofu 82 Olive Oil 10
Sesame Seeds 74 Vanilla Ice Cream 9
Lentils 72 Corn Chips 7
Peaches 65 Cola 1

Protein! Protein! Protein!

 

Eat a complete protein at each meal. As a general rule if it had a face, it’s fair game. For plant based options (for veggies and vegans), beans and lentils become your “protein food”. Also a good choice if budget is concern…beans are cheap.

Eating protein with each meal enables the body to produce enzymes, hormones and antibodies. Protein, the major building blocks, helps to aid in other functions such as muscle and cell repair. Having protein with each meal increases plasma concentration of the hormone glucagon. This is important because glucagon is responsible for antagonizing the effects of insulin in adipose tissue, leading to greater fat mobilization.

Eating a complete protein with every meal is in your best interest according to Nitrogen balance. What does Nitrogen have to do with anything? Nitrogen is what differentiates proteins from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules whereas proteins contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. When eating protein,  the body has a larger amino acid pool to choose from. The body needs to be in a positive nitrogen balance to build muscle. This means the body is in an anabolic state. When the body is depleted of nitrogen, the body will be in a catabolic state, a state that is not ideal for the body to be in. In a catabolic state, the body breaks down muscles in the body to use as fuel. Think of this as a very, costly and inefficient way to produce energy. Lastly if you would like to remain the same, the nitrogen intake must be equal to the amount of nitrogen used.

Eating a complete protein means that you are getting all 8 essential amino acids at once. Complete proteins that contain all of these amino acids are red meats, foul, fish, and any other wild game along with cheese, eggs, and milk. Quinoa and soy are also considered complete proteins, though quinoa is great for after workouts, or for people who follow a vegan/ vegetarian diet. Lastly soy contains all essential amino acids the body needs, but these foods should NOT be in your diet.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Women – 1 serving of lean, complete protein (20-30g) with each meal, every few hours.  (Or, if you eat less frequently, eat a bit more protein with each meal).

Men – 2 servings of lean, complete protein (40-60g) with each meal, every few hours. (Or, if you eat less frequently, eat a bit more protein with each meal).

Examples:

High quality protein.

3-4 oz of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish

1 cup of cooked seafood

4 egg whites

2 large eggs

1/Ž2 cup of cottage cheese

1/Ž2 cup of plain yogurt

2 oz of part skim cheese

1 scoop of protein powder

1 cup cooked lentils or beans

1 small veggie burger

These Don’t Count:

Bacon

Lunch Meats

Sausages

Pepperoni

Protein in “fast food” restaurant meals (chinese take out, etc.)

***Complementary proteins do not contain all 8 essential amino acids, but if combined with other complementary proteins they do***

Examples of combined complementary proteins to create a complete protein in one meal include:

  1. Grains with Legumes – sample meal: lentils and rice with yellow peppers.
  2. Nuts with Legumes – sample meal: black bean and peanut salad.
  3. Grains with Dairy – sample meal: white cheddar and whole wheat pasta.
  4. Dairy with Seeds – sample meal: yogurt mixed with sesame and flax seeds.
  5. Legumes with Seeds – sample meal: spinach salad with sesame seed and almond salad dressing

 

How Often Should You Eat?

How Often Should You Eat?!

-Find a meal spacing template that best fits your lifestyle. This may be frequent meals that fall every two to three hours, or larger meals that are spread over longer periods of time.

This means that you do not have to eat 6-8 meals a day if it does not work into your schedule. With the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggesting as long as you eat the right foods in the right amounts it does not matter how frequent you should eat.

No matter if you are following the two to three hours or three to four meals per day you should always remember these three things:

  • Controlling calories. When calories are controlled, progress is made. Whether you control them by eating frequent small meals or infrequent larger meals is up to you.
  • Focusing on food quality. Fresh, unprocessed, nutrient-dense food is a must, regardless of which eating style you adopt.
  • Regular exercise. Exercise is a critical part of the equation.

Why is it in your best interest to eat every two to three hours?

           Eating every two to three hours is a wonderful way to spread out nutrient consumption throughout the day. Eating this way has shown to reduce blood lipids, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and risks of cancer. With a more frequent diet you will also has faster turnover and repair of cells called autophagocytosis, increase fat burning ability and growth hormone release. Lastly you will have better appetite control and improved blood sugar control, cardiovascular function, and neuronal plasticity by offering protection against neurotoxins.

Planning

           Planning is the best way to go about using this model of eating. The most effective ways are different for each person and you should experiment with a few until you find the one perfect for your lifestyle. First you can shop for everything you need on Sunday afternoon and then immediately after cook and separate the weeks meals. The other option that seems the most feasible would be to buy groceries on Sunday and Wednesday afternoon and then cook these meals and separate for fewer days. The second option is very effective for households with children and limited refrigerator space.

Snacks   

           When snacking, it is best to find something compliant within the Habits provided. The most effective snacks are going to be meal replacement bars or shakes, but you may also have small amounts of dried fruits or UNSALTED nuts.

To-go Containers

           When experimenting with these different types of meal preparations, make sure that you also buy appropriate Tupperware containers or meal sized baggies. It may also be advantageous to purchase a cooler or some way to keep perishable foods safe from spoiling.

Miss A Meal

           If you must miss a meal, the END of the world has not come, just return to your eating schedule as soon as you can. If you forget a meal at home or at the office, make sure that you always have a meal replacement bar or shake in your purse or in the vehicle somewhere. Also canned tuna is amazing to bring on road trips and is readily available for when you need it.

** Advice: Listen to your body and apply the “how’s that working for you” approach. If 3 meals a day allows you to achieve the goals you are looking for, great. You should remain using that program. If the frequency style that you are using does not allow you to hit your goals, feel free to switch up at any time. **

Not sure how to make tasty meals that are also healthy?  Get our Super Changed Recipes Cookbook Free!

Super Smoothies!

Super Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to hide the pesky fruits and vegetables behind wonderful flavors and a nice cold drink for those hot and humid days. These shakes also give you another way to get one or two extra meals in your day if/when you have trouble eating throughout the day. Remember this is a great way to get carbs, disguise protein, and get essential fatty acids by blending up one smoothie.

STEP 1: Pick a liquid (6-12oz)

  • Water
  • Almond Milk(unsweetened)
  • Hemp Milk(unsweetened)
  • Coconut Water

** Remember the less liquid you put into the smoothie the thicker it will be and more liquid means a more runny smoothie.

STEP2: Add Protein (1-2 scoops)

  • SFH PURE- vanilla

STEP 3: Pick a veggie (1-3 handfuls)

  • Dark Leafy greens: Spinach
  • Pumpkin/ sweet potato (depending on timing around workout)
  • Cucumber
  • Power green supplement, I always recommend Maximum Vibrance.

STEP 4: Pick a fruit (1-2 cupped handfuls)

  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mango
  • Bananas
  • Cherries

**Frozen fruit will thicken up your shake and will provide that JAMBA JUICE consistency, whereas fresh fruit will give you a fresher taste, but will be more watery.

STEP 5: Pick a healthy fat (1-2 thumbs)

  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds (*milled will give you soluble fiber)
  • Chia seeds
  • Almonds
  • Nut Butters *no sugars added

** Make sure that you are not buying roasted nuts for this, as the fat content inside of the nuts has been changed. Only use unsalted/unroasted nuts.

*Mill flax right before use, not weeks in advance.

STEP 6: Pick a topper (Depending on goals)

  • Oats for extra carbs
  • Ice to cool the fruits down

EXAMPLE:

STEP 1: Coconut water

STEP 2: 2 scoops of SFH Pure whey- Vanilla

STEP 3: 3 handfuls of Spinach

STEP 4: 1 banana, 2 cupped handfuls of froze strawberries

STEP 5: 1 thumb of milled flax seeds, 1 thumb Chia seeds

STEP 6: 1 palm of oats for extra calories and carb before a workout

FTA July Client of the Month

Client of the Month

July 2014

Congratulations to Les Harris for taking the spotlight in July!  Les has been a client of FTA since August of 2013.  He is committed to both the Torque and MOD program.

 

Since Les started with FTA, he has lost 20 lbs! He also dropped several pant sizes (originally 40, now 36) and gained some MAJOR strength! “I never thought I would be dead lifting heavy weight. I’m so happy with my results. Thanks to all the coaches for their help and support.”

 

In response to ‘What do you love most about FTA?’, Les responded: “Honestly, it would have to be simply ‘enjoying the work outs’. Before FTA, I remember dreading going to the gym and doing my workout about a year ago. The support from the coaches and other FTA clients has sparked my love for training!  I love the variety and challenge of learning something new from my workouts.”

Les describes FTA in 3 words:

Support

Commitment

Accountability!

 

For anyone struggling with their fitness, Les suggests: “I would say don’t quit! It all starts with how you approach things. Set goals for yourself. Celebrate when you achieve a goal (whether big or small) and learn from your failures.”