20 Minutes of Fitness Advice for Your Disaster Relief Donation!

Is this me fake-talking on the phone? Yes. But you could be on the other end of the line next week getting fitness advice… Keep reading.

Do you have an area of fitness that you’d like some professional help with? Want to also help those recently affected by natural disasters in the U.S., Mexico, or Puerto Rico? Make a donation of any size to one of the charities listed below this week and you can get 20 minutes of fitness advice from me next week! I’d do it this week, but my mama is coming to visit tomorrow and she comes first.

How It Will Work: 

Phone calls will happen on Thursday, October 5, from 7am-6pm MST on the hour, and at 20 and 40 minutes past. Time slots will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

Step 1) You make a donation of any amount this week to any one of the charities listed below.

2) Email me a screen shot of your donation receipt (show the date stamp) along with your phone number and the best time frame to reach you, so you can get booked into a time slot.

3) I’ll reply back confirming your time slot and you can email me a brief synopsis of what you’d like help with, so I can make preparations and notes for each person.

4) I’ll call you at our selected time and help you out as much as I can in 20 minutes.  We can talk on the phone, or FaceTime/Skype. Whether it’s fitness, business, motivation, nutrition, TRX, or whatever, let’s chat!

Approved Organizations in the USA, Mexico, & Puerto Rico:

(Chosen for their Charity Navigator scores of 90 – 100 based on expenses & transparency)

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UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund (Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc)

Unidos – A Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico

Houston Food Bank – Hurricane Harvey Relief

Houston Humane Society – Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescue

Samaritan’s Purse – International Disaster Relief

The Salvation Army – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, & Maria Relief

Global Giving – International Hurricane Relief

St. Bernard’s Project – Post Disaster Rebuilding & Recovery

Islamic Relief USA – Disaster Relief and Rebuilding in the USA & Internationally

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Send your receipts, phone numbers, and time frame requests to fitwithflash@gmail.com.

Put “Donation Phone Call” or something like that in the subject line.

Let’s do some good!

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Social Support: An Often Missing Component in Weight Loss

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It’s amazing how big of a component social support is in our lives, especially when we’re trying to reach a goal. We don’t realize how much of an influence our closest friends and family have on how successful (or unsuccessful) we are in certain endeavors.

When it comes to lifestyle changes for weight loss, social support is often the missing link in someone’s journey. The lack of support is something I’ve seen time and time again over the years with my clients and class participants. It’s astonishing how many people are sabotaged by the people closest to them, who should be their biggest cheerleaders.  [Read more…]

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Movement Tips for the BEGINNER Beginner.

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There are enough posts out there to recommend really hard/advanced exercises, but this post is aimed at those in the very beginner category: those that have been sick or injured for a while, those who are extremely overweight, or those that experience difficulty with most physical activity.

Maybe you’ve made the decision to “get in shape,” but you’re not totally sure where to start. Or, you’re not physically, financially, or emotionally ready to join a gym just yet. Whatever your motivation is, it’s awesome that you’re ready to roll in some fashion. Here are a few beginner movement tips that may help you out: [Read more…]

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Santa Barbara Fitness Getaway Weekend!

Need an excuse to hang in sunny Santa Barbara for a fun weekend?

Details & registrations here.

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Is Your Workout Helping or Hurting You?

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Between the number of gyms and studios and the number of free online workouts out there, there’s no shortage of places to obtain a workout or full exercise program.  People choose what type of workouts they do based on many factors: from what they think sounds fun, to what they’ve heard “really works.” Everybody is different in what works for them, what they like to do, and what their goals are. I won’t give you one type of workout that will be great for you, but what I will do is help you figure out if what you’re currently doing is helping you, hurting you, or just plain wasting your time…

< < <     3 Areas To Assess     > > >

[Read more…]

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How I Quit My Soda Habit

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As a child of the 80s and 90s, I grew up drinking sodas. We got Happy Meals at McDonald’s as special treats and I would slurp down a Coke in seconds flat. My dad loved Pepsi, so those were always in the fridge and we could have one at dinner every now and then. Although I drank plenty of water too (I was a dancer so was constantly in class or rehearsal) I would often stop and get a soda at a drive-thru once I got my license. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I had to stop… [Read more…]

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Introducing “Fit Body: Core” from Flash Fit Clubs

Want a stronger core? Got 15 minutes?

Introducing the new Fit Body Series from Flash Fit Clubs. These workouts are stand-alone workouts focusing on one area of the body and can be done on their own, or in addition to the other Flash Fit Clubs programming. The first one released in this series is the Core workout. It’s a quick and effective workout that will target your abs, obliques, low back, and hips.  There are 3 rounds that take exactly 15 minutes to complete, and can be repeated if you have time. And it’s just $9.99.

Includes:

  • Real Time Instructional Workout Video
  • Printable PDF
  • Workout Timer

GET IT HERE 

Most gyms are equipped with a TRX Suspension Trainer (you can ask the front desk if you’re not sure) so you can rock out your workout as a warm up or at the end of your usual session. If you’d like you’re own set of straps, you can get any model for 15% off on the TRX website.

Video Extras: See if you can name the theme song at the beginning (since I don’t have one my own yet), and stick around for the blooper reel at the end. You’d think filming a 20 second intro wouldn’t be that hard…

#BeABeast

*Not available in Canada yet. Gotta get my work permit approved before I can sell to Canadians. Sorry! I’ll announce when that’s changed though!

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries. And a meal for your week!

Photo & Recipe from JamieOliver.com

Any time I cook, I try to be efficient AF. If we’re baking something in the oven, we’re also going to bake a side dish… because that’s less work. Since sweet potatoes were on sale for $.79 (holla!) at the grocery this week, I decided to try Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Sweet Potato Fries. [Read more…]

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Want to Feel/Look Better? Eat Like A Grown Up.

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My past nutrition advice: Eat real food. Drink water more than you drink other things.

My new advice: Eat like a grown up.

I’m tired of getting asked nutrition questions that are really just people wishing I would tell them it’s ok to eat crap. Stop with that. We all know better. We know deep down that at some point… we need to get our shit together. I also know that once we get into certain habits, we don’t always remember some of the basics. So, unless you’re really broke, in college, or are 12 years old and in charge of buying your meals, here’s a quick reminder of how to eat like an adult: [Read more…]

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Introducing Flash Fit Clubs!

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TRX-based fitness programs sent straight to your inbox each week, for 4 weeks:

Programs Include:
  • 4 Weeks of Progressive Programming
  • Strength, Endurance, & Metabolic Workouts
  • Printable PDFs
  • Instructional & Real-Time Videos
  • Smart Phone Timers for Every Workout (so you can be hands-free)
 Club 1 (Weeks 1-4) & Club 2 (Weeks 5 – 8) are $79 each.
Bundle them together for $139
But the first 50 peeps can take advantage of the coupon code:
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I’m not allowed to sell in Canada just yet…
See FAQs here. Registration here.
Questions? Email: flashfitclubs@gmail.com
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