Saturday, December 17

8-Week Challenge

Embody's 8-week Challenge starts on January 9th and is designed to help you get in the best shape of your life! This program is a complete and well-rounded program that includes nutrition counseling, newsletters to keep you on track and motivated, at-home workout routines so you know what to do between classes, weekly challenges, regular cycling classes, and the opportunity to win some great prizes! The classes are always different and focus on challenging all components of fitness. We do circuit training, high intensity interval training (HIIT), equipment routines, cardio/athletic drills, and bodyweight workouts to give you a total body burn and ultimate sweat!

These classes are tough. It has to be tough to work. I do offer modifications for every exercise so you can feel comfortable working at your own pace and fitness level (whatever it may be), however, I do expect you to challenge yourself! You need to decide how badly you want a change, and I will give you all the tools to achieve it!

Classes schedule is as followed:

St. Paul's Church Hall Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays- 6:15am, noon, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm.
Uptown at the Spa Total Fitness Centre Tuesday, Thursday- 5:15pm.
*classes will be added or removed, or times changed, depending on registration

Saturday mornings will be our cardio-based workout class at 8:15am or 9:15am, depending on the weekend, and are at the Spa as well. Ideally you attend 3x a week for the first 3-4 weeks, and then can add a fourth class at no extra charge. You have the flexibility to switch between the different days, times, and locations as much as you need to. You are never locked into a class.

This program costs $240 for the full 8-weeks if you decide to attend 3-4 classes/week. This is a small-group training program so that you can be treated like a person, not just a participant! For this reason, space is limited and you will need to reserve a spot quickly.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you'd like to register now, message me at!

As Bill Cosby says "Decide you want it, more than you're afraid of it"

Change is good. Take on the Challenge to change :) 

Sunday, December 11

Workout Challenge

I have a time challenge for you all to try out! Complete the routine below as fast as you can (after a proper warm-up) and record your time! Post your results on my FB group 'Embody Fitness Training' and I'll enter you into a draw to win a prize at the end of the week! Remember to Focus on having good form. It's about going fast, but you can't be sloppy with it or your time won't be accurate. Do the cardio circuit twice and then record your results. You can go from there to stretches, or you can try out part 2, the ab routine.

Cardio Routine- complete all the reps/exercises and then repeat for a second round!
50 jumping jacks
50 mountain climber
50 plyo-jacks
50 high knees (total)
25 squat jumps
25 half burpees
25 russian kicks (total)
25 speed skaters (total)
Now start all over again!

Ab Routine- Just one round this time- get through it quick!
25 banana/boat- lay on your back with your head, arms, and legs off the floor, then sit right up so you're in a V-Sit position with your feet off the floor, then go back down to the starting position. Your arms, legs, and head should never touch the floor
25 twisting reptile- get into plank on your hands. Pull your knee in towards your opposite elbow. Alternate sides. Keep your neck long, shoulders over your hands.
25 russian twists (25 each side- 50 total)- Sit in VSit and twist your upper body side to side while keeping your feet off the floor.
25 leg lifts- lay on your back with your legs straight up the air. Lower your legs straight down toward the floor and then straight back up again. Hands under your glutes for back support if you need it
25 knee tucks- sit in VSit with your feet off the floor. Bring your knees into your chest and then extend your legs straight away from you.
25 oblique rolls- this one is a killer after all the rest! Lay on your side with your legs slightly in front your your body, rest back on the fleshy part of your butt, and do a side crunch- bringing your upper and lower body off the floor. Rest your upper body back down but hold your legs off as you roll to the other side to repeat. Keep alternating sides.

Okay, that's it! Remember to find my group on FB, Embody Fitness Training, and post your results!