Fat Burning in the cold!

 

Do you stop working out because it is cold outside? Read on maybe I will change your mind.

I love this time of year and my outdoor workouts. I was a skier and it was fabulous!  My husband and I skied. We went on great winter vacations. It was so wonderful to ski all day and then go out for a delicious dinner including a decadent piece of mud pie. Once we had kids life got a bit complicated and we stopped.

I do miss skiing on some level.  I loved the freedom of going fast down a mountain. I don’t really want to do it anymore. I don’t miss all of the equipment and freezing on chair lifts.

I still love winter, snow and being outside. There are also great health benefits.

Did you know you burn more fat in the cold than the heat?  “There is clinical evidence that freezing temps can help you burn more fat. According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, contending with the cold can help encourage your body to turn white fat — the kind lurking in trouble spots like your belly and thighs — into brown fat, which helps your body burn calories. When you have more brown fat, you’re more likely to burn extra calories rather than storing them as fat.Read more here.

My outdoor workouts  are great anytime of year but winter is my favorite.  We are finished within the hour. So Perfect!

I have  a wonderful community with  a twinge of craziness! The average age is 59 1/2!!!

Click here to learn how to join in on the fun! I can modify for any fitness level!

Amazing things are happening…

This morning at my workout two of my winter warriors shared that they showed a group of people over the weekend the LONG and LEAN portion of our workout.

I end every class in the same way because it is so effective. It is based on Dr. Eric Goodman’s Foundation Training. Read more here.

These exercises really open you up. They strengthen, stretch and support. I am so grateful because I certainly feel a difference in my body. My clients do too!

Joyce was at a retreat this weekend and she led the group in the exercise.  Kristin led the training after a informal OutdoorFit burger dinner. I love their enthusiasm and I am so grateful that what I am doing at the workout is being shared with family and friends!

This is what creates momentum and empowerment. Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

AMAZING!!!!

My Gym!

My Gym!

“Be open to Everyday Magic!”

Your Entire Body Stays Strong!

I have modified my workouts in the past few months. I love being Fit and I am focused on what is the minimum I need to do and teach you to do to be Fit and Fabulous!

I have been following the work of Dr. Eric Goodman, Foundation Training. Here is one of the exercises he recommends integrating into your fitness program. Very effective, “Your Entire Body Stays Strong!”

Fit and Fabulous is all about OPTIMAL HEALTH. Eat well, take the best supplements and get out there and move. So much more coming in the New Year! So stay tuned:)

I want to feel FABULOUS, VIBRANT and HEALTHY!

FABULOUS, VIBRANT AND HEALTHY! …that is the GOAL!

I have been doing a lot of soul searching the past 6 months. I hurt my back and had to take some time off, physical therapy etc. I have always been athletic which is a very ego-driven adventure. Working out and being Fit is very important to me and my ego.

Christa and I created OutdoorFit 7 years ago. It has been a great run. We taught and encouraged women to do things they never thought they could do. My friend Jane became an athlete in her 60’s. We changed lives, created winter warriors and had a great time doing it!

It is time for a change, A NEW BEGINNING! A few weeks ago at a workout I looked up and in class we had two 70 something, three 60 something, two women in their 50’s and a youngster who just turned 40! I thought this is AMAZING! Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!!

It is time to create a different workout. It will still be intense but perhaps for 12 minutes instead of 25 minutes. 60 burpees in a workout is very empowering but not necessary for your health and well being. How about 25 or so? It will include more stretching… flexibility is key for any age.

I have also been tweaking my diet. I know I can’t exercise my way out of a BAD DIET! I don’t want to be working out so hard. So I need to be more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. I want to feel FABULOUS, VIBRANT and HEALTHY.

My program is coming together and will begin in September. I am excited to be announcing the details soon. So please stay tuned.

For a sneak preview, I am having a Fit and Fabulous event Thursday evening in Red Bank. I would love to see you there. More details here and please RSVP.

Love,

Mary

Sorry, in the shadows…These are AMAZING WOMEN!

fit and fabulous

How to get Fit in Four weeks?

Health and Fitness is a life long process. 80% of your health is dependent on lifestyle choices. I think that is great NEWS! The key is to get up and start moving!

(Of course, diet and great supplements are equally as important…more on that in later posts.)

Here is the second week video in a series of 4, to get you started on an exercise program. So many commented that they watched last week’s  video.  FYI, you need to do more than watch if you want results. Is that mean or inspiring?

We have many women in their fifties, sixties and seventies at OutdoorFit that have transformed their bodies. They are healthy, strong and empowered. I tell people at OutdoorFit to give it two weeks and you will start to feel a difference.

Please let me know how you are doing! I love hearing from you!