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Third times the charm!! 

We have been working SO hard at finding the best option to offer for meal prep service and have found a company that meets what we were looking for!

We are in the process of starting a partnership with Nutre Meals to save on shipping costs and become a pick up location.

Benefits of Nutre Meals:

  • 40% off first order
  • Delivered straight to your home ($12 fee)
  • 15% lifetime orders if a first responder
  • All meals are made and delivered fresh
  • All meals can be frozen to use at a later date

Check out their website by clicking the button below.

Nutre meals has a wide range of dietary options and preferences from low-calorie to healthy meals specific to weight loss. They have other options such as low-sodium, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, diabetic-friendly, and more!

Their website is user friendly and allows you to choose meals that not only help you stay focused on your goals, but also it saves time and tastes good! 

Sled & Ski Erg Challenges!! 

Who doesn’t love a challenge?! Challenges are supposed to be hard and worked at overtime to show you that with hard work comes results! 

These challenges will be in “Levels” so everyone can participate regardless of fitness level while also having the ability to put in the work and “Level Up” aka progress! 

So what’s the challenge??

1 minute Ski-Erg Challenge:
Level 1: 100 meters in 1 min
Level 2: 200 meters in 1 mn
Level 3: 250 meters in 1 min
Final: All level 3 people - most amount of meters in 1 minute determines overall Ski Erg Champ!

2 minute Sled Push Challenge:
Level 1: 45lbs on both sides - 6 times length of green
Level 2: 90lbs on both sides - 4 times length of green
Level 3: 135lbs on both sides - 3 times length of green
Final: All level 3 people 150lbs per side - 2 minutes to complete furthest distance to determine overall Sled Push Champ! 

Once you have completed the distance in the allotted time for Level 1, you level up to Level 2 and so on! If we feel necessary, more levels will be added, but these are great, challenging starting points! We will be keeping track of this using the big white board in the gym to keep each other motivated and of course in friendly competition. 

BOTH challenges will start on Monday, January 1st and end on Friday, March 22nd!

FINALS will take place on both Thursday 3/21 and Friday 3/22 that way everyone from Level 3 gets the opportunity to get their final push to claim their title as CHAMP! 

And, speaking of champ, there has to be a prize right?!
The winners from each challenge will get a FREE meal of their choice from HardBody Meals!

Take a peek at their website using the link below and let the deliciousness motivate you!

Winners will be announced on Monday, March 25th!

Lets make this one of the best challenges yet!
Who’s in?!

25 days of FITmas

Ever heard of 25 days of Christmas? This typically refers to the 25 day countdown until Christmas Day, the 25 days of Christmas movies, the 25 days of advent calendar chocolates and the list goes on..

What about 25 days of FITmas?!

25 days where you can put a focus on your health and feel good as you head into your holiday celebrations and New Year! We will be running a FITmas Challenge and you probably guessed it by now…it’s 25 days long! The challenge will run Friday 12/1 - Monday 12/25!

If you complete all 25 days, you will get 3 FREE entries into our Christmas Tree raffle drawing!

Here are the details:

1 bear crawl length of turf

2 minute plank hold combo (1 minute regular plank & 30 seconds per side)

3 minute ski erg

4 sled pushes length of turf (down and back = 2)

5 bodyweight or band assisted chin ups

6 total sprints length of turf (down and back = 2)

7 pledge push ups per side

8 box jumps or step ups per side

9 band tricep extensions with 3 second pause at the top

10 push ups or band chest presses

11 single leg deadlifts per side (DB, KB or sandbag)

12 high plank sandbag pull throughs (6 per side)

13 deadball slams

14 total walking lunges

15 valve slide hamstring curls

16 total skaters

17 banded bicep curls with 3 second eccentric tempo (on the way down)

18 alternating v-ups or dead bugs

19 banded overhead shoulder press or banded front raise

20 mountain climbers per side

21 squats or squat jumps

22 jumping jacks

23 knee grab abs or in-outs

24 burpees or squat thrusts

25 pogos, because your jumping for joy on Christmas Day! 
*Don’t attempt with coffee in your hands* 

We will be using the large whiteboard to keep track of participants! There will be weekends and Wednesdays that take place for this challenge, so we encourage you to send in or tag GetFit on social media not only for accountability, but to cheer you on and motivate others during the holiday season! 

Let’s end this year together strong, healthy and FIT.

GFNH Christmas Tree Raffle

As we approach the holiday season, we are excited to do our 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Raffle for our GetFit Family!

This tree may be little, but the gifts are HUGE! This tree will have over $300 worth of gifts, some  of the gifts include:

  • One FREE coolscultping treatment
  • FREE pop up workouts for all of 2024
  • Hardbody Meal gift card

…And more!!

“Tickets” are $5 each or a bundle of 5 tickets for $20. “Tickets” will be available to buy from Monday December 4th - Friday December 22nd.

*“Tickets” will not be actual tickets handed out. A “ticket” represents your name being put into the drawing. Example: 3 “tickets” purchased = your name put into the drawing 3 times.

There is NO limit to the amount of tickets bought!

Winner will be drawn on Monday 1/1/24! 

What better way to start the New Year by winning a tree full of gifts!

The tree will be in the gym, so feel free to take a peek at what you could win!

Let the festivities begin!!

Fitness Christmas tree character cartoon vector illustration

Important End of Year Dates

Can you believe we are already approaching the end of 2023?!?

With busy holiday schedules, shopping, spending time with family, travel, etc. we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of our schedule for the remainder of the year and leading into 2024!

12/18 --> Head gear Monday- santa hats, elf ears, etc
12/19 --> Tacky Holiday Ts Tuesday
12/21 --> Holiday Jammies Thursday
12/22 --> Fun Sock Friday

  • Regular training schedules up until Friday 12/22
  • Closed 12/25 - 12/29
  • New Year’s Day - Monday 1/1 - 10 AM training followed by an Open House 11 AM
  • Tuesday, 1/2/24 and beyond - all regular training

Open house is open to all! Spread the word, invite friends, family, neighbors, etc. to come check out the gym and meet our coaches!

We can’t believe how fast 2023 has gone and what an incredible year it has been with our GetFit Family! We are so thankful for ALL of you and are excited for 2024! 

December Pop Up Workout

Our pop up workouts have been a HUGE hit and TONS of fun! We are excited to do it again to end the year feeling good with a great workout!

 Here are the details and rules:

  • This will require signing up to reserve a spot.
  • The cost to attend will be $10. If you plan to pay on the day of then it will be $15.
  • We will require a minimum of 10 people to be signed up 24 hours BEFORE the scheduled class in order to run it. If we do not meet the threshold then you will be refunded.
  • We will notify you by text and email 24 hours before to let you know if it is cancelled. If you hear nothing, then it is ON!
  • This is open to the Get Fit NH clients as well as the general public. We encourage clients to bring a friend along. 
  • This cannot count as a make up class for Get Fit NH clients. The cost is $10.
  • No shows will not be refunded or credited for future pop ups.
  • Each time you attend a pop up class we will ask you to put the name of a non-profit organization on a paper and stick it in a jar.
  • Given we are at the end of the year, we will be drawing a non profit organization from the jar and donate 20% of our profits from the pop up workouts! 

Join us for the last pop up training of 2023!

  • Saturday, December 30th 8-9 am
  • 41 Terrill Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301

Friends of Forgotten Children Drive

We are very excited to have the opportunity to GIVE again! It is such a special time of year where generosity and positive energy is all around. We want to help make Concord a happier place and we know you want to be part of it too! 

Friends of Forgotten Children is a local charity in Concord dedicated to the well-being of children in our communities. We are having a toy and clothing drive to help support this great cause during the holiday season! They take in toys and all kinds of clothing items and then separate it so that each child gets 2 toys and 2 clothing items.

So what can you donate to help? Clothes, hats, mittens, scarves, toys, etc!

Donations will run from November 27th until December 15th.

If you are unfamiliar with Friends of Forgotten Children or just want to follow along with them, you can check out their website here:

We thank you in advance for all of your continued support and generosity during this holiday season. It means everything to spread joy to those around us! 

Meal Prep Service Coming to Get Fit NH

It has been a long time dream to offer a meal prep service within Get Fit NH. We are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with HardBody Meals out of Haverhill, Mass. Here are ten exciting facts about this incoming partnership.

1.) Get Fit NH will be the only pick up site in New Hampshire for this service. 

2.) You will order directly from their website then at check out with will select "pick up" and  select Get Fit NH as your pick up location. This will zero out any shipping fees, SCORE! $0 shipping for the win!

3.) You do not need to be a client at Get Fit NH to participate in this service.

4.) These meals are prepared by actual chefs

5.) Each meal shows calories, macros, ingredients and allergens. Just select the meal to view.

6.) Many of these meals come in regular and large sizes. Large sizes will be more than one serving for most people. Be sure the check out the calories and macro breakdown of both sizes to see if there is opportunity to save some money!

7.)  We do have a fridge to store meals once delivered. The fridge is in the main gym area. 

8.) All meals have ZERO added fat or added sugars

9.)  HardBody Meals are always prepared with the freshest ingredients, never frozen and always delivered to by them. It will never be days old and packed in dry ice

10.) IT IS AFFORDABLE!!!!! Be sure to check out all of their options to include meal packs!!! Use the "Order" dropdown menu to see all of their options.

The owner of HardBody meals will be at Get Fit NH on Saturday, November 25th for our pop up workout with free samples. He can answer all of your questions about this service. Join us for our pop up workout at 8 am and then grab some good food afterwards! 

He also said if you are eager to order then you can order online now, select pick up at their store on Friday 11/24/2023 and just let me (Meagan) know you ordered so he can bring it down on Saturday 11/25/2023.  We are not rolling this service out officially until December 1st so we are not listed as a pick up site yet

You can also checkout their social media here

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Strength & Power for Aging Adults

Here's an important topic to address for anyone who continues to have a birthday year after year...

Being "old" is not an excuse to neglect strength and power. In fact, it is the exact reason why you should take it more seriously. Hear me out....

Power training is basically overcoming resistance as quickly as possible. As a humans we have two types of muscle fibers, type 1 and type 2 (clever names, huh?) Type  1 muscle fibers are our slower contracting muscle fibers. They produce low power contractions over long periods and are slow to fatigue. Type 2 muscle fibers are quicker to fatigue, but produce stronger and faster bursts of power. We use our “fast-twitch" muscle fibers, during short, explosive periods of physical activity. Type 2 muscles fibers decline rapidly when they are not trained! Let's talk about why that matters and how we train that at Get Fit NH.

Why do we need to train our "fast twitch" muscle fibers? You might be thinking.

  • I'm not an athlete nor plan to take up sports in my aging life
  • I am too old to be jumping and running around
  • I  just want to get stronger, I don't care about being fast 
  • I just want to lose a few pounds

All that is fine, BUT what if I told you that failure to train POWER (fast twitch muscle fibers) would dramatically increase your risk of falling and failing to recover fully from that fall?

"Meagan, what do you mean?"

Oh, I am so glad you asked! When you train your body you are very much training your brain too. Let's take a look..

  • Plyometrics  challenges your fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are responsible for explosive movements, by forcing them to stretch and contract quickly. All sorts of explosive jumps, hops, and quick agility moves that involve fast feet or changes in direction. Think skaters, ladders, TRX squat jumps, box jumps. Now let's imagine you miss a step or roll off the curb...your brain and your body are WAY more likely to work together and be able to work fast enough to catch you before you go down. You don't need to be able to actually jump to reap the benefits here. Be intentional in skaters and ladders will decrease your risk just as well. 
  • Trajectory or ballistic work the focus is on your ability to move or even launch an object (like a medicine ball) as hard or far as possible. Think medball slams, deadball slams and wall ball work. Coordination matters and again, training your body and your brain together transfers into the real world on so many levels. Reaction time is everything. 

So where does strength training fall?

The more muscle you have, the more fibers your brain can signal to jump, sprint, or pivot when you train explosively. Think of it as having more horsepower to work with. Though the concepts seem similar, they’re actually quite different.  Speed is top priority in anything power-focused, it’s not a factor at all in strength training. Strength training is about how much total force you can exert, not how quickly you can exert it.

So there you have it, team. Strength training is important to maintain and build muscle as your age. Having the strength to get up and down off the floor. Put your own luggage into the overhead compartment. Lift grandchildren and play with them. Power training is important to age with grace and live far more independent than the average American. The risk of falling increases as we age. Training decreases with your risk of falling and dramatically increases your risk of recovery if you do fall. There is so much more to training than just throwing together a few exercises that make you breathe heavy and sweat buckets and there is so much more to health and fitness than weight loss and changing the shape of your body. 

Make the time, not the excuses. 

With Love, 

Coach Meagan

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