The S3 REVEAL Party!

ATTENTION SIZZLIN' SUMMER SLIMDOWN WINNERS!!!

Is that you? Could be!

We have officially started the planning process and we are getting so excited! The reveal party is where (you guessed it) we will be revealing the teams who had the most points over the 6 weeks. I can tell you simply by judging the halfway scans that the competition is FIERCE!  

We will be handing out over $5000 in cash prizes- wowza! Remember it is the top 3 teams who walk away with the green and you MUST BE PRESENT to get the moola. We'll provide the S3 compliant grub, you just bring yourself (and your family if you want!)

So, the details!

Saturday, June 24th at 10 AM we will get started with food and socializing then we will get right into results, top 10 teams and WINNERS (and cash of course!) We promise not to keep you too long on a Saturday, but we do want to celebrate a job well done by all. Please join us for the celebration!!!

Check out last year's winning team!!!

Still Recovering and Still Shining Bright

The one and only Kristine Girard! The day we gained Kristine was a bright day at Get Fit NH. This woman brings me so many smiles and so much joy. She works her butt off, she loves a good challenge and to top it all off she is s-a-s-s-y and I love it! Since Kristine has joined the family she has seen some serious results. She did fantastic in the 2016 Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown contest and dropped about 20 pounds and has kept it off! 

Recently she has had to take a time out to have surgery and she sent me such a special note. I had to ask her if I could share it, because her note struck a topic that we don't hear about. Everyone talks about the fat loss, the inches lost, the strength gained...no body really talks about how training has a dramatic impact on your insides, your blood flow, your recovery, etc. So here is what she sent me less than a week after her surgery!

"Hello Meagan,

I wanted to let you know my surgeon attributed the success to my high risk surgery to the good shape I'm in. I have Get Fit NH to thank for that.

In specific, there was a very low level of bleeding during the recovery. This enabled my surgeon to see the operating area better. Robotics was used. It was crucial she had a clear view! She attributed that to my good vascular condition from working out.

Who knew?! 🙂

As we get older the possibility of having to have surgery increases, this we all know. The best message Get Fit can send is working out will up the success rate of any upcoming surgeries! But.. you coaches already knew that!! 🙂

Just wanted to say THANKS! Joining Get Fit was the best choice I made a couple (coming up on 2 yrs) of years ago!!"

Thank you for the note, Kristine! I am so glad you chose to join the family (almost) 2 years ago. We are lucky to have you. Happy recovery! Can't wait to have you back!

Coach Meagan

The 4 Most Dangerous Words You Can Say to Yourself

"I
Already
Knew
That"

We know a lot of things, don’t we? We know that:

  • Exercise is good
  • Broccoli is healthy
  • Sugar is a bad choice
  • Water is a necessity
  • 7-9 hours of sleep is important

We all KNOW that, don’t we? Of course we do, but we are not all DOING IT, so it is worth repeating and worth listening to. We can all afford to be better. We all have certain areas that are harder than others. It doesn’t matter if you KNOW THAT. It matters if you are doing it. Actions elicit a change, not brain power. Don’t write off encouragement and accountability just because you know better. Everyone needs a coach. A coach is someone who gets a person to do something they DON’T WANT TO DO!

Listen up and let us coach you. You’d be surprised what you can learn and how different coaches resonate with you and help you change.

Make it happen,
Coach Meagan

You Asked For It! Online Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar Saturday June 17, 2017

TRUE STORY.

For the first time ever we are bringing our Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar onto the Interweb! 🙂

We know it can be a challenge for you to get out of the house one more day, AND since we are nothing if not a little adventurous, we are going to give this whole Webinar thing a whirl. And if it works well, we will probably do it again.

On Saturday June 17 at 9:00am (you don't even have to get up early) you will have the opportunity for some world class nutrition coaching from Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2.

Our Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is our FREE introductory nutrition coaching seminar, and we encourage all our students to take it at least once. 

If you are training with us, you have made the commitment to get healthier by getting your body moving well, getting stronger, and building cardiovascular endurance.

But the secret to FAT LOSS, to getting that lean, toned body is always going to be good eating habits.

Do you have these questions when it comes to all the conflicting info out there?

  • How much do I need to eat?
  • Carbs? Protein? Fat? How much is enough? Too much? Too little?
  • How do I find time to make it fit into my busy life?
  • How do I get my kids to eat healthy? Can they eat this way too?
  • Everything in moderation, right?
  • Will you do my cooking for me? (umm....sorry)
  • And much more.

While we can't answer every question, we will take a solid hour, go through our Jumpstart Nutrition Manual (you'll get your very own .pdf copy after the seminar), and take time to answer your questions.

The Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching Seminar is hosted by Coach Nancy Carlson, Pn2, who is truly a master at helping busy people fit healthy eating into their crazy busy lives.

IMPORTANT: We only have space for 20 students, and you must pre-register for this FREE coaching opportunity. 

Don't delay, we want to see you on our first ever nutrition coaching seminar!

Coach Cari Surprised Herself This Morning! Find Out Why!

I wanted to write this short post for 2 reasons:

  1. To recognize Coach Cari (because I know she's too humble to do it herself)
  2. To show you once again:
    • that everyone, regardless of if its a coach or student, will often underestimate themselves
    • that you can be strong without being big and bulky

Here is a play by play of what happened this morning during deadlifts:

Me (Coach Adam) to Coach Cari: "I want you to give the 175 trap bar a try next round."

Coach Cari: "What!?!? There’s no way."

Me: "Don't worry. I will be watching you. If it doesn't look right, I will tell you to stop."

Coach Cari: “Okay.”

Coach Cari (upon stepping into the trap bar and grabbing the handles): "I'm not even going to be able to get this off the ground." 

She proceeds to lift it off the floor with perfect form on the first rep, then proceeds to lift it 6 more times!

Me (admittedly somewhat mockingly, but in a good way): “I thought you said you couldn’t lift it?”

So for those of you keeping track at home, Coach Cari, who weighs a little over 120lbs, lifted 175lbs 7 times!! Based on that, it can be estimated that she could lift almost DOUBLE her bodyweight once! I have a feeling she most definitely could since the only reason she stopped at 7 was because the round ended. This is after being part of the Get Fit Family for less than a year, not as if she did powerlifting before she started with us. 

Congrats Coach Cari, that’s a huge accomplishment!! And she was able to accomplish that while still being able to fit through the doorway without turning sideways (aka being huge and bulky). This is real data, from someone you all know, have met, and trains the same way you do that SHOWS you can still be strong and be lean. In fact, if you want to be lean, you must be strong, that’s just how it works. Stop giving yourself the excuse and lift heavy!

-Coach Adam

Attention Parents of Kids Ages 9 to 12. You Asked, We Delivered!

We have been training athletes ages 13+ for years, both in our Summer Academies and our year round Long Term Youth Development training programs. 

For about the same length of time parents of younger kids have been whining "But what about uuuuuuussss?" 🙂

​And while we have been listening, we just didn't have the capacity to do anything about it.

Until Now!​

We are pumped about introducing our Summer Youth Academy, and it's right up your alley if you have kids ages 9 to 12!

It's no secret. Our kids are just not as active as we were at the same age. There are so many more distractions - 500 channels on TV, Xbox and Playstation, Facebook, iPhones and Android - you get the picture. None of these are harmful in and of themselves, but add them all up and you have a whole lot of sitting and not much movement. Add into that the fact that PE is limited in our schools, and we have kind of a "movement mess" on our hands when it comes to our kids.

Where is your child on the "get out and move spectrum"? You see, moving well is the foundation for a lifetime of activity and enjoyment. And while we all want to think our kids is going to "go pro", the fact of the matter is that ALL our kids need to learn that activity and exercise can be fun. For some that means winning on the playing field, for others that means going to the skate park, and for others keeping up in gym class would be really cool. No matter the ultimate goal, kids need a foundation on which to build.

A foundation which includes:

  • Coordination
  • Reflexes and reaction
  • Proactive flexibility training
  • Strength training basics
  • Power developlment
  • And of course tying it all together with game plan and fun!

Get Fit NH's Summer Youth Academy is for girls and boys ages 9 to 12, and will run six weeks, from July 10th to August 17th, on Monday and Friday's from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

It's a great chance to get the kids out of the house a few hours a week and into a environment where they can learn, laugh, build confidence and have a great time.

Tuition is only $199 for the six-week summer session, and we are capping the class at 12 students, so don't sleep on this one.

All you have to do is click the "Enroll Now" button below to send in your payment and reserve your spot. As soon as we receive your enrollment, we will contact you with our registration and health history forms for you to fill out with your child, and set your first coaching appointment. It's that easy!

Questions? Contact us here, or give Coach Adam a call at (603) 340-7281

See you (and your kids) there!

Athlete Academy: Don’t Over Specialize – Creating Movement-Scared Adults

The last few weeks I’ve written about two reasons that over specialization can harm kids: it can hamper your child's performance, and it can lead to burning out. The third and final reason over specialization can be detrimental to a child is the damage it could potentially cause to them as an adult. I talked in my last article about the mental aspect of overspecialization and the effects it can have if the child has bad experiences or experiences serious disappointment to the point of wanting to quit. The even more dangerous possibility is a mental block causing kids to dislike exercise, or at the very least, to equate exercise to disappointment and anxiety and want avoid it entirely.

This is assuming that kids only experience the general types of issues. They’re parents are not forcing them to do something they no longer enjoy, they aren’t trying to live through them, or even worse, berating their own kids or other kids for not playing well or living up to the ridiculous standard they have set. I have witnessed this in the past and it is a very frightening and distressing sight to see. One surefire way to turn a child off from exercise is to have them experience it in a negative light. Most kids are resilient and often aren’t pushed to that extreme, but ones that are and start to see exercise as nothing but stress, anger, and disappointment will become adults that hate exercise. 

We all know that diet is important for body composition and overall health. But an adult that hates exercise because it has had nothing but negative impact as a child, will never be as healthy or live as full a life as they could otherwise because they will be missing the exercise piece of the health puzzle.

-Coach Adam

Friendly Foes Facilitate Fun-ner-er Fridays! (and win prizes)

If the headline caught your attention then you DEFINITELY appreciate a challenge and a little competition, so wait until you hear what we have in store for you now!

In April we ran a class wide attendance challenge. The challenge was for EVERYONE in the training hour to show up OR contact a coach before a coach contacted them and 5 AM made it happen, which was pretty amazing. Because of their dedication they earned a big breakfast made by yours truly! It was great fun. It was so much fun that we decided to give it another go except with new and improved rules (we know how much you love rules!)

This one is SPECIFICALLY for Fun Fridays! We have calculated the average attendance for each training hour on all Fridays in May and they can all use a little love 🙂 so we are here to intervene! We are looking to INCREASE the average over the next 6 weeks. 

Each week we are going to count up the numbers and report each training hours increase (or decrease). If you attend a different training hour it still positively impacts YOUR training hour. If you are not able to be here it will NEGATIVELY impact your training hour UNLESS you have a MYZONE and you show us a movement that day on your activity calendar OR if you take a training selfie and send it to us 🙂 (Hey we all need to be accountable, right?)  If you train two days per week your attendance will NOT negatively impact your training hour, so keep doing what you are doing!

Fun Fridays are too amazing to miss! We promise to make it the best hour of your day! Just show up, work hard and wear your RED shirt for Red shirt Friday!!! 

Happy Training! 

Concord Baseball Player Shines in this Sportlight

Yes, that says "sportlight", and yes, it was on purpose 🙂

After speaking with Kyle Hill’s dad, Tom, as well as speaking with Kyle, I decided this was a great subject for my next spotlight. Kyle was a part of my Athlete Academy program for several months before starting to play on several baseball teams this spring. Over those several months I saw major improvements in Kyle in just about every facet. He got stronger, he got more flexible, and in turn his play got better. Below is some information from Kyle himself about his experience in Athlete Academy.

“I originally started Athlete Academy to get stronger and to become a better player in general. Before starting I did not have much prior knowledge on how to correctly work out and gain strength.

I pitch, play center field, and also play shortstop for Concord High Baseball. I've played baseball since before first grade and played on numerous levels from Babe Ruth up to Concord Cannons. Since doing Athlete Academy, I have noticed a major difference in my performance on the field. My bat speed has improved greatly, making it easier to hit faster pitching, I have become a faster runner on the base paths, and there is also a difference in velocity while pitching.

These improvements are all thanks to Athlete Academy and I would have never gotten better in this way without it. The best part of Athlete Academy is having a coach like Coach Adam there to push you and make you get better and also having the other athletes there to support you as well.”

I am extremely proud of Kyle for taking the steps to get him to the enormous potential he possesses. Great job, Kyle! Can’t wait to get out and see some games this spring!

-Coach Adam

A BIG GIANT Thank You!

Monday was AMAZING! Thank you for joining us on Memorial Day for a super fun training hour. 82 of you all in the house. It truly amazes us and fills us up with great joy to see that many of you spend an hour of your morning with us. 

We always do a fundraiser at our Memorial Day training to support the Veteran's who are still with us, but struggling. Operation Hat Trick is a fantastic operation who provide incredible support to our struggling NEW HAMPSHIRE Vets!

On Monday we raised almost $600 to send to this amazing organization!

We do not take for granted how amazing you are- Thank You!