Archives for April 2013

Monthly Challenge: Plank

The idea with this is to accept the challenge now to prepare vs. getting to the end of the month wondering if you’re prepared.  When we wait for perfection (with anything in life) we miss out on great opportunities along the way!
Here’s a demo of proper form.
Here’s how it works…you sign up for the challenge here ($10) to join.
1.  We’ll email you a card that helps you track your progress by increasing your time from :30 to 2:30 by May 31.
2. We will have times scheduled on May 31 for you to come into the studio and Jason will time your Plank.  If you make the 2:30, your name goes into a drawing for an HB Fitness tank top.
3.  If you are the person that holds your Plank the longest, you get 50% of the money from the challenge! (so, if 20 people sign up, you get $100)
This is a great way to get your foot into the HB Fitness Family.  If you’ve wanted to check things out, but it just hasn’t worked, here’s that first step!
EVERY NEW person that you refer to sign up, your name goes into the drawing for the tank top…no matter what!
The more people, the more fun!
So, as we said…IT’S ON!  You IN?


What’s one of the biggest excuses people use for their lack of training?  I’ll save you the TIME so maybe you’ll have an extra few seconds to add to your workout later.

Yep, TIME!

Such a funny thing, this time business.  It seems to go so slow or so fast and yet it moves at the same steady pace day in and day out.  Time is also one of those things we can absolutely count on.  It’s there…we know how it works…we know for a fact that the same amount goes into each minute, hour, day, month, year…we also know that we will all run out of it at some point.

Why is it then, that given the same 24 hours, some can accept and maximize it the best they can, while others wallow in the lack of it?  Well, that’s for another blog…

I think we can all agree that being able to maximize our workouts for the best health results, along with shaving some time off of them, is a win-win for anyone…regardless of what time management camp you fall into!

Here is why HB Fitness is so Hell Bent on our HIIT trainings:

What is HIIT?  Stands for High Intensity Interval Training

What’s the reason behind this type of training?  HIIT taxes and maximizes both aerobic and anaerobic fitness, while cardio addresses aerobic only. Aerobic respiration requires oxygen to generate energy in the form of ATP, while anaerobic respiration does not. HIIT affects muscle tissue at the cellular level, actually changing mitochondrial activity in the muscles themselves. Studies indicate as little as 27 minutes of HIIT three times per week produces the same anaerobic and aerobic improvement as 60 minutes of steady state cardio five times per week.

Hey, have you heard that HB has HIIT trainings 3 times a week in the morning?  Did you see we are adding evening training in May?  Did you know Jason is putting together a focused group training program that will start in May?

Be prepared to check your time excuse at the door when you walk into the studio!  The more you maximize your health benefits, the more time you will have to be focused throughout your day yielding higher results in your everyday life…which, by the way, may also prove to be longer!

Cheers to Father Time!