HUGE announcement and donation raffle

Our big announcement was revealed this morning! We are SO excited to share this. You all know surprises are not my strong suit. Check out the recorded Zoom call for the official announcement or just scroll through the pictures and see if you can figure it out before I type it way at the bottom!

Here is the recording 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Z7Arw3khNeBA0V5xSSxQDHvCpuSGXV1nJFxutWTOGZDyrjJ0cXql_q9jMSBolvIQ.Qg8L5_Gkl88MGsBQ Passcode: xf10y2W.

Did you guess?

We are moving! As you can imagine COVID-19 and the restrictions in place have severely impacted how we run our business. While this is understandable it is not sustainable. As most of you have figured out we are operating at 50% capacity indoors and come snow fall that just doesn't work. We are committed to your safety and your comfort. We are not comfortable stretching any limits of the regulations in place. When we put our heads together we understood that social distancing is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future and the best option to continue to stay afloat and grow is to move out of our 4000 sf training space and into a 9,600 sf training space! This will allow us to have our regular full training occupancy while maintaining 12-15 feet between clients! This space also features 2 overhead doors for air flow and an exhaust fan. We can't think of a better solution to keep pushing forward. There is plenty of parking behind the building and there is a conveniently an entrance behind the building as well. . 

Oh and did you want the other good news?

They're building us showers! Yep, two of them. 

Oh, you want more good news?

We are going to have a physical therapist and a massage therapist in house by 2021! Just a reminder 2021 is only 3.5 months away, can I get an amen? 

Oh my goodness, you want more cool news?

We are going to build one these medball brick wall in 2021. This is relevant info as you will see below in a moment....

So that is the news! But don't X out yet...

Making this move was in our 10 year plan. It was more of a goal to buy a building, but we are no where near being ready for that. It does remain in the 10 year plan. This is very expensive decision. We are sucking up our pride and asking for help with a twist if you feel so compelled. If you would like to donate to this move then we are welcoming that and have set up a few tiers as a token of appreciation. If we got 200 people to donate $20 that would cover 1/5 of the cost to move and it would help tremendously. 

Donation tiers

Tier 1: $10 + We will put your name into a drawing to win a gift card to Tuckers

Tier 2: $25+ We will put your name into a drawing to win a gift certificate to Intuitive Touch for a one hour massage

Tier 3: 50+ We will put your name in both raffles and we will engrave your name in a brick when we build our med ball brick wall 

If you wish to donate to this new, exciting adventure then you can do so here. Your generosity is always appreciated <3 Thank you for your continued support! 

DONATE HERE​

Our goal is to be operating out of the new space by Monday, November 2, 2020. This location is located at 41 Terrill Park Drive in Concord which is 2 miles from our current location.

Committed to making it happen,

Meagan

What are Micronutrients?

In my previous blog I delved into the importance of macronutrients and what they consisted of. It should be reiterated that your body needs daily requirements of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to help the body function properly. But now I want to go over with you ‘other’ nutrients your body needs. Even though it is in small amounts compared to your macronutrients, make no mistake. They are just as vital to your health. These are referred to as micronutrients.

These micronutrients are present in the body and diet in small amounts and do not provide a significant amount of calories. Their main purpose is to act as cofactors in making biomolecules have structural roles, function as electrolytes and as enzymes. These micronutrients consist mostly of the different types of vitamins and minerals as well as other dietary biomolecules which are important for your health. 

Vitamins are defined as organic compounds that are required by the body for maintenance of health and growth. They can be broken down into fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. The term ‘vitamin’ typically refers to certain nutrients that the body cannot manufacture itself. Therefore, you must get through the consumption of food to obtain these micronutrients. There are many different vitamins, each with their own roles in the body’s function. If you are deficient in any of these vitamins, metabolism can be affected as well as other vitamin deficiencies symptoms can occur. 

Minerals, just like vitamins, are essential to your body’s health as well as vigor. They are inorganic elements that the body requires. Even though minerals are found throughout the body, they only make up about 4 to 6 percent of the body. But they are just as important in the many structural and metabolic roles they provide. Similar to vitamins, each mineral provides the body with specific functions to maintain good health. 

Like I said, even though micronutrients are not required in large amounts compared to your macronutrients, doesn’t mean they are any less important to your health and overall performance. It is important to make sure we get the necessary amounts of micronutrients as well as macronutrients if we want to fuel our body properly and maintain good overall health.

Coach Dylan

What are Macronutrients?

I’m sure you have heard the term macronutrients before. But what exactly are these nutrients and why are they so important? Well you all know that our bodies require the consumption of foods to help maintain energy levels as well as the many different functions the body performs. The nutrients of these foods that we consume the most of on a daily basis is our macronutrients. These nutrients consist of your carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and water. 

In terms of providing energy to the body, carbohydrates reign king. As it is the body’s main fuel source for energy. And is digested the fastest compared to the other macronutrients. I know there is a lot of misconception about carbohydrates, especially when it comes to weight loss. But just know that carbohydrates are not the enemy. They are vital to your health and performance. Try to lower your intake of simple refined sugars, and increase your fiber intake, eat more complex carbohydrates and whole grains. Foods like quinoa, oats, buckwheat, and sweet potatoes.

Lipids, more commonly known as fats are also used by the body for energy. I talked about fats in another one of my blogs which I definitely recommend you check out if you have not already. To summarize, your goal should be to lower your intake of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol while focusing on essential fatty acids. Avocados, fish, many different types of nuts, olives as well as olive oil, and yogurt are all good sources of fat in the diet. 

Proteins are a very important macronutrient to your body. Even though proteins can serve as an energy source, the body tries to preserve them for the use of growth, maintenance, and repair of cells, including muscle cells which is important for recovery after a workout. That’s why it is imperative that you consume enough protein on a daily basis to help your muscles grow and recover. Just like with healthy fats, the more you consume lean meats for protein the better off you will be. Try to consume more lean meats like, fish, egg whites, skim milk products, chicken, and turkey. 

Understand this is just a brief summary of the macronutrients to help bring some light to the nutrition aspect of health and fitness. I encourage you to do your own research and help educate yourself on these nutrients to better understand the functions they have on your body and the importance of getting the right amounts of each and from healthy sources of food. For if you really want to get results in terms of body composition or weight, you must focus on the types of foods you consume and the amounts, especially in regards to your energy balance. 

Coach Dylan

Refocus and Renew You Nutrition Challenge

2020 has been whack, am I right? With the strange times it is quite possible you may have picked up some habits that are working against your goals or making you feel less than your best. The fall months always remind me of a time to refresh. People are headed back into their routine after the summer. School is back in session and a new normal is being discovered. This year will look different for everyone and figuring out a new normal again and again is likely. 

Let's just focus on the food though. Let's start there and see what else falls into place when we gain control back. You'll be amazed at how your energy shifts and how that affects other aspects of your life. 

This challenge is not biggest loser results. This challenge is about learning how to eat in a way that is sustainable for weight loss and beyond. This is teaching us that it is okay to have a "free" meal and more importantly how to recover from that free meal. If you follow the plan you will likely drop some unwanted pounds, but do not come into this challenge thinking you are going to drop 20 pounds in 4 weeks. It didn't pack on overnight and it is going to take time and consistency. We consider 1-2 pounds a week sustainable weight loss. If you lost 1-2 pounds per week between September 21, 2020 (when the challenge starts) and the end of 2020 you would be down 16-32 pounds! 

Accountability goes a long way.  Consistency goes a long way. Coaching goes a long way. You do not have to do this alone! This challenge is for you! You are welcome to tag along to some accountability partners if that helps you stay on track. We will have an active Facebook group and I will send out a weekly video via email weekly to the challengers to help you stay connected even if you are not on Facebook. We will also print a color manual for you in a bounded book so you can read it and get planning as soon as you sign up! 

Here are the details

Weigh in September 14 - September 18

Zoom kick off Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Start date Monday, September 21, 2020

Last Day Friday, October 16, 2020

If you are ready for change then sign up right here

Recovery Week Changes and Labor Day

We are going to make a few changes to our upcoming recovery week. It was scheduled for Monday, September 7-11, but we need to bump the recovery week several weeks forward. 

We understand and notice that your body still needs a rest, so we are going to close for a long Labor Day weekend. Training will look like this the first week of September...

Monday, August 31st: Full training schedule 

Tuesday, September 1st: Full training schedule 

Wednesday, September 2nd: Full training schedule 

Thursday, September 3rd: Full training schedule 

Friday, September 4th: CLOSED

Monday, September 7th Labor Day: CLOSED

Tuesday, September 8th: Open as normal

New "original" class times to begin Monday, September 14th! Those times can be found here

We will take a full week of recovery at the end of October (official date TBD). We are working through our next COVID training advancement and those logistics require us to close to prepare so we want to plan accordingly while still giving your body what it needs.

Thank you for understanding and your patience. This new plan we are working toward is going to blow your mind and we will make that announcement as soon as pertinent information is confirmed!

Coach Meagan

Coach Meagan Heartfelt Message

Today we received two really heartfelt reviews that made me really stop and reflect over the last 8 years I have been with Get Fit NH. A lot has changed over the last 8 years for me personally and professionally, I almost can't remember life without this piece of my heart. 

These are the two check in reviews that I saw today back to back that just made my heart melt. After you read those, scroll down to read my take on this....

Wow, right? I'm not crying, you are! So here is a little back story and heartfelt message from me...

8 years ago i had just come home from serving 4 years in the Marine Corps. I got home from Afghanistan in February 2012, moved back to NH in May 2012 and walked into Get Fit NH for my first time in October 2012. I knew that I wanted to be a coach, but I had no idea how I was going to use that talent. I was very lost when I got back as I was transitioning back into "civilian" life. I was more awkward than I can be now 🙂 It took a little time to figure out how to come down from 10 moves in 4 years. It was no coincidence that I stumbled across Get Fit NH. It was truly meant to be. I sent an email to (previous owner) Dean Carlson and basically just asked if he was hiring, he wasn't, but he entertained my curiosity anyways because he too was a veteran. I worked 8 hours a week at Get Fit NH after I met him. I coached with 4:15 and 5:30 class. After a few months I started working the morning shifts and the evening shifts and eventually we figured out a way to make this a full time opportunity.Truly a blessing. I think I was here 2 years before he started grooming me to eventually buy the business. In February 2018 when he came to me ready to sell I had a 1 and 2 year old at home so my reaction was WHAT!?! .....ok.  And here we are today, 2 years later trying to survive the economic disaster!

But you know what?

Knowing what I know today I still wouldn't change a thing. The Get Fit NH community is so strong and so powerful and so real that I can feel that we are going to be okay, because it is a lot more than a gym membership and a lot more than a coaching facility and a lot more than a health journey. It is a family. I speak from deep down in my guts when I say that the Get Fit NH community is 100% the reason I was able to transition into a normal and healthy "civilian" lifestyle and I am beyond thankful for that and for every single one of you! 

Coach Meagan  

Training Schedule Changes to Take Effect September 14, 2020

We anticipate minor changes over the next year as we glide through operating under the pandemic. We have a lot of plans in place to keep you safe come snowfall when outdoor training is no longer an option. That announcement to come in the upcoming weeks...

In the meantime, let's focus on the next set of changes that will take effect Monday, September 14, 2020. This is when many of you will begin your next set of changes anyways as school begins. Classes will be 50 minutes long rather 45 minutes which will allow finishers and more stretching. This will still allow us ample time to clean between classes and meet state guidelines. We will be fully staffed at this time which will allow us more opportunity to serve.

Here is what you can expect for class times:

5 -5:50 am: indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom, Recorded and sent out

6:10- 7 am: Indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom

7:20 8:10am: indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom

8:30-9:20: Indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom

11-11:50am: Indoor, livestream Zoom

4:15-5:05pm: indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom

5:30-6:20pm: indoor, outdoor, livestream Zoom

6:45-7:35pm: Indoor, livestream Zoom

For now you will still need to sign up for classes on Mindbody. That necessity will be relieved in our next set of changes. 

As always, thank you for rolling with the chaos of 2020,

Meagan