Get Fit NH delayed open March 4, 2019! See you at 11AM!

It is a blizzardy morning in New Hampshire. We see about 4 inches out there with the heavy stuff scheduled to come a bit later. We need to be sure we leave time to allow  the parking lot properly treated! Operation no one falls! This morning we are closed for your safety and ours. We sincerely appreciate your understanding. We will be open for  the 11 AM training session and all afternoon and evening sessions. You are welcome to jump in on one of those sessions if that works in your schedule. Snow days do not take away from perfect attendance!

Stuck Inside? - Do This!

1) Spend some time on a foam roller, doing your correctives, and flexibility training. You have enough knowledge to make this time productive.

2) Do any additional nutrition planning and prep work for the week.

3) Jump on one of the training videos below. There are options for bodyweight only as well as band training.

4) Don't stress out! 

Training Options Here! If you don't know what you are doing - don't do it.  

No Band, no problem try this training - click here

Have a band at home? Try this "vacation training." Just pretend you are somewhere tropical -   click here

3 Steps To Pushing Through The All Or Nothing Mindset

The all or nothing mindset can be toxic and detrimental to your results. If this mindset describes you (or even if it doesn’t) then I have some homework for your to push through..

  1. Never stop when the timer says 3 (as in 3..2..1) Don’t do it. Always push for AT LEAST one more rep. Practice giving it your all. The whole time. Every time.

  2. Add training to your google calendar. Book it the same way you book a dentist appointment. You wouldn’t stand up your dentist so don’t stand up your body. It’s the only one you’ve got and I can promise you that getting new teeth is easier than getting a new body 😉 (Just so you know...we know life happens sometimes, but for the all or nothing mindset sometimes by missing Monday it means the rest of the week is blow, because one day didn’t work out.)

  3. Schedule 1-2 “Free Meals” each week to give yourself something to look forward to. This will help you to keep you on track with the rest of your meals

Make it happen

Coach Meagan

Facing Your Fears With The Floor

Facing your fear with the floor

The floor is your friend! You must become confident and friendly with the floor, for if you don’t the floor will win if and when you fall.

This is a tough topic to write about. Especially from the perspective of a 30 year old woman with no hip or knee challenges. Please don’t write off this blog, because my biggest hope and dream for you is to not be afraid of the floor and I know together we can get there.

So here’s a scenario…you had a knee replacement,  or a hip replacement or maybe you are 100 pounds overweight. The floor IS a scary place! Will you be able to get up if you get down? What if you can’t get up? Maybe it will cause you discomfort to be on the floor. Our encouragement to you is that you DO get on the floor at least once during the training hour. It is so important that you build the confidence to get down. You can use a bench or even a coach to help you off the floor. I understand this may make you uncomfortable or embarrassed, but what happens if you fall in a setting that is not controlled? And what if you are alone and your phone is not within arms reach? What are you going to do? My husband, who is a fire fighter, responds to these types of calls and it is call a lift assist. I have no doubt that everyone who is currently walking through the door is capable of getting down and getting up with some help…no doubt. This year I have heard of more falls than ever before. The beautiful thing is each story I have heard they were able to get up with minimal scrape, is that you?

The purpose of this blog is not to shame anyone, really. It is to encourage you and give you a different perspective. Falls happen. The floor can hurt you if you never get down there. Let us help you build that confidence in a controlled setting

Make it happen

Coach Meagan

March Movement Challenge

We are looking to bring in a little March Madness this year and bring out the competitive side of everyone! We are happy to say that the March Sled Push Challenge is back and we are so excited!

Now for the details:

When: The sled push challenge will start March 4th and run until March 22nd

What is it: The sled push challenge is going to be a class competition with the winning class being the team that does the most sled pushes. Each class will keep score individually on an index card and each class will have a box to keep their cards in. At the end of the month we will count up the total amount of sled pushes and the class with the best average will win! This means the more people you can get to do it the better!

How do I score points: You get one point for every sled push down and back on the green. You must complete both ways to score a point!

Why should I do this: Well the best answer I can give you is it is good for your health! The most important thing is building better and stronger bodies! Also if that is not incentive enough there will be a class prize for the winning team! We have done Taco Tuesday, Glow Stick Training, and many other fun things so you will not want to miss out!

If you have any other questions please let your coach know!

-Coach Brian

Get Fit NH delayed open! See you at 11AM!

It is a nasty morning in New Hampshire. Snow does not scare us, but ice we don't mess around with! Especially when it is too early to have the parking lot properly treated! This morning we are closed for your safety and ours. We sincerely appreciate your understanding. We will be open for  the 11 AM training session and all afternoon and evening sessions. You are welcome to jump in on one of those sessions if that works in your schedule. Snow days do not take away from perfect attendance!

Stuck Inside? - Do This!

1) Spend some time on a foam roller, doing your correctives, and flexibility training. You have enough knowledge to make this time productive.

2) Do any additional nutrition planning and prep work for the week.

3) Jump on one of the training videos below. There are options for bodyweight only as well as band training.

4) Don't stress out! 

Training Options Here! If you don't know what you are doing - don't do it.  

No Band, no problem try this training - click here

Have a band at home? Try this "vacation training." Just pretend you are somewhere tropical -   click here

My First Yoga Experience

As you know, we recently added yoga to our schedule at Get Fit NH. Each Sunday (starting back March 10th) we are lucky to have Nicole Detellis in the house from 9-10AM. I had never done yoga until the session we had here on Sunday. Believe it or not, I have always found it a little intimidating. This class was definitely geared toward beginners and was super easy to follow along. She did a wonderful job explaining what we were doing and coaching the breathing along the way. She also recognized that many of us are coming from a fitness enthusiast background and we are fast driven types of people…she did a great job reigning this in. Here are three thought I took away from my first experience

  1. Anyone can do this. Kids, adults, seniors….everyone. Men, women, big, small….everyone. Yoga is a great practice to get in tune with your body and recognize what moves and what does not move. There are many different forms  of yoga, Nicole’s approach was gentle to start, but will have the ability to progress and regress as needed

  2. Breathing. It is important. We coach it here all the time. One of the things I loved about Nicole was her lingo matched beautifully with ours. She did an excellent job describing exactly where you are breathing into in each position and where we should be feeling the stretch and how we could make it more aggressive and less aggressive. The breathing she described was easy to transfer into everyday life and the training floor and it makes a difference!

  3. Yoga is a great addition to a strength training program. We feel tightness, we feel sore muscles, we are constantly go, go, go. Yoga is great way to listen to your body and quiet your mind. That was the hardest part for me…quieting the mind! We are busy people. When we are constantly go, go, go we are in that fight or flight mode and never really letting ourselves come down from that is not healthy physically or mentally.

Coach Meagan

Mental Health And Exercise

The body and mind are very much connected in health and fitness. According to the Mayo Clinic, “exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety.”

The demands of “modern life” can overwhelm even the best of intentions. Depression and anxiety are at the highest recorded levels. We know how the mind can cause us to develop negative behaviors and attitudes. We can often times become stuck and find ourselves repeating the same unhelpful behaviors. This reduces our ability to use what we already know and put in the effort to see new solutions or to change. We know that exercise produces the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. There may be days that you mentally and physically don’t want to come to the gym but how great do you feel after you accomplished the training? Often our mind is the biggest hurdle. Exercise can make problems seem more manageable. Focusing on exercise can give us a break from current concerns. Exercising and interacting with others are known to improve mood. The Get Fit NH Family is here to help each other. So whether you are just having a bad day, a very rough time in life or are seeking help for depression and anxiety, exercise is now recognized as one of the best things you can do for both your physical and mental health – it does your mind and body good! Even small improvements in exercise levels or healthy eating create a positive upward spiral that signal reward. Exercise will eventually become rewarding, even if that seems impossible at the beginning.

-Coach Erin

Get Fit NH is CLOSED for all afternoon and evening training and kettlebell class tomorrow morning

Good afternoon, 


It is supposed to be awfully blizzardy here in New Hampshire this afternoon and evening. We are hoping Mother Nature saves the rest of these storms for Wednesday's and weekends. This afternoon and evening we are closed for your safety and ours. We sincerely appreciate your understanding. Snow days do not take away from perfect attendance!

I realize it has not started snowing just yet, but when everything else around us is cancelling their evening activities it only makes sense that we take that same caution for you and my fabulous team!

Stuck Inside? - Do This!

1) Spend some time on a foam roller, doing your correctives, and flexibility training. You have enough knowledge to make this time productive.

2) Do any additional nutrition planning and prep work for the week.

3) Jump on one of the training videos below. There are options for bodyweight only as well as band training.

4) Don't stress out! 

Training Options Here! If you don't know what you are doing - don't do it.  

No Band, no problem try this training - click here

Have a band at home? Try this "vacation training." Just pretend you are somewhere tropical -   click here

Happy shoveling this evening and tomorrow 🙂

The Get Fit NH Team