Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fitness Trivia: Are you a Fitness Guru or Fitness Slacker?

Today is going to be a little different. I am going to explore fitness facts and play a little trivia with you. Get 5 or less right: you are a slacker. Get 6 to 9 right: you are a champ. Get all 10 right: you are a fitness guru. Good Luck!!

1. What is the leading cause of death?

A) Cancer B) Suicide C) Heart Disease

2. What is normal Blood Pressure?

A) 130/90 B) 120/80 C) 120/70

3. What are the percentages of the target heart rate zone?

A) 50-70% B) 55-75% C) 60-80%

4. How do you calculate your Max HR? (HR= heart rate)

A) 220-Age B) 220-Resting HR C) 220-Max HR

5. How long is a marathon?

A) 24.5 miles B) 26.2 miles C) 25.4 miles

6. What substance on the International Olympic Committee's list of banned drugs, is allowed only in limited amounts for athletes?

A) Caffeine B) Steroids C) Amphetamine

7. How many miles are in a 10 K race?

A) 6 miles B) 6.2 miles C) 6.4 miles

8. A 25 pound Dumbbell weighs how many kilograms?

A) 11 kgs B) 12 kgs C) 13 kgs

9. Whats the world record for the fastest mile (running)?

A) 4:15 minutes B) 3:12 minutes C) 3:43 minutes

10. What are the distances of each event in an Olympic Triathlon? (swim, bike, run)

A) 1 mile, 24.8 miles, 6.2 miles

B) 2 miles, 25.2 miles, 8 miles

C) 1.5 miles, 26.2 miles, 5 miles


1. C, 2. B, 3. C, 4. A, 5. B, 6. A, 7. B, 8. A, 9. C: 3:43:13 by Hickam Guerrouj in July 1999 (Rome), 10. A

How did you do?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WOW (Winner-or-Whiner) Membership Site

What? Sarge & Joy of N. Fitness Bootcamp would like to proudly introduce www.WOWFitBodies.com to you! The website itself is still under construction, however you can click on Join today and jump into the discussion forum, which is the main artery of the site.

Why? It is proven that we have to use all 4 parts of our brain to create lasting new habits. 1.L-Brain:words,logic, 2.R-Brain:patterns, images 3.Mid-Brain:emotions and 4.Brain-Stem:physical stimulation. The website/discussion forum will guarantee to take care of #1 and will motivate you to take action in the other 3 parts of the brain as well. (This is POWERFUL and can be used to conquer EVERY single 1 of your New Years Resolutions)

Who? Anybody

Cost? Free

How? Go to the above website and click "Join Today". You can use your real name or choose a cool internet name like "code blue or Shakira":)

Do you RUN from the very thing that can help you?

It amazes me how if someone starts to become depressed they stop going to church. If someones someone gains weight or stop eating healthy they stop working out. If someone owes a friend money and can't pay it they avoid them instead of being honest about it and keeping the friendship. People stop and run in the opposite direction because they feel GUILTY. I believe guilt has caused people to do unspeakable things, but running is the most common effect. A better option would be to face the giant. Face your fear and feeling. Take those feeling of guilt, fear and disappointment and replace them with boldness and hope. When you run 1 area of your life you will run from many more. How can you tell your kids to hang in there, things will get better, but not do it yourself? Pick your head up and remember that everytime the sun shines on a new day, you have a chance to make a new and better choice.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My TOP 10 small things of 2008 that made a BIG difference

1. For the 1st time in my life I have long, strong nails and I owe it to this little bottle. I used it some years ago but forgot how powerful this stuff is. I got it at Trade Secret but I know some salons/spas carry it too.

2. I have to make sure I drink enough water dailly and since it is not automatic for me I have to have the right water bottle. The one I currently have has a manual lever that I can move to reflect how much water I am drinking. However the ones above are from hydracoach.com and I will surely have them in a minute. They have a digital face that computes how much you have and it reminds you of how much you still need. You can also program intense workout into it so that it takes that into account. SWEET!

3. I found this cooler tote bag in the camping section of “Tarjay” and it keeps my produce cool when I am out and about. I also put my water bottle and afternoon vitamins/supplements in it. I put a magazine in the side pocket in case I am ever somewhere waiting to pass time.

4. I love all of my supplements however these have all been a part of my regime for a year or less. L-Glutamine is an amino acid and helps with exercise recovery, prevents muscle breakdown and stabilizes blood sugar among other benefits.

5. Hemp seeds ROCK! They are complete essential amino acids that will help replenish muscles. They are rich in Iron, Vitamin E as well as Omega-3. Hemp seeds are high in essential nutrients including chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, phytosterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, histidine, iron, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin. I take 2 TBSP per day in my smoothie, salad or straight off the spoon

6. I take 3 TBSP with ½ lemon and warm water in the morning and it is awesome for improved thyroid and digestion and increased metabolism among other things. It is one of those products that have been used for centuries with super success, but I am still blown away by underrated or unknown it is.

7. This book is 1 of the main reasons I start each Month with a 3-day juice fast.

8. 1 of our bootcamper’s hubby recommended this to us and it should be a must-read for anyone suffering from minor to major back pain. He literally did not have to have surgery because of it.

9. Liz Wilde is a Life Coach and she has a series of these books on, de-stress, revive and indulge as part of a home spa series. The collection makes me want to stop what I am doing, put a mask on my face, surround the tub with candles and soak while deep breathing and relax.

10. This is a Micro-heat cap that guarantees you a good conditioning deep-treatment. You just pop the cap in the microwave for a few minutes, put a plastic cap over your conditioned hair and then put this micro-heat cap on top of that. The end result will be super soft and moisturized hair.


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