Fit Getaway Recap (& Info for Next Year!)

We had the best weekend in Santa Barbara! We went through quite a few bottles of Prosecco, danced our asses off to Beyoncé, got several TRX workouts in, had lots of good, deep conversation, and enjoyed as much sunshine as we could. At the end of the weekend, I wrote a check to the Santa Barbara Support Network to donate some our proceeds to help after the wildfires and mudslides.

Here are some photos from the weekend and at the bottom of the page, you can sign up to be notified on the next event’s details!  [Read more…]

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Fitness & Finances: Part 2

Fitness & finances are a lot alike. You have to pay attention to both. You have to work at both. And while you may have inherited great wealth or health from your parents, you still have to put effort in each to maintain good standing. Here’s part 2 of my Fitness & Finances post:  [Read more…]

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Fitness & Nutrition Tracking: What (& What Not) to Track

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There’s never been a better time to track your health and fitness statistics than right now. From calories to steps, to sleep, to even tracking your poo, there’s a way to watch your every move and gauge your progress. While I agree that there are great advantages to having lots of information at your disposal, it’s easy to go overboard and waste your time and energy on useless stats. And it’s even easier to get overwhelmed by all the info and as a result do nothing with it. Here’s when to track your health and fitness, and what you don’t need to worry about:

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TRX Classes in Canmore!

After a year and a half off from having a regular class, I finally have my work permit in Canada and am so excited to be teaching again. My 6 week session starts in January and I’m PUMPED:

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Flash Fit Clubs Holiday Weekend Sale

The codes for each rate expire at 11:59pm EST each day. Note the differences above.

Coupon code HOLIDAYS can be used at checkout for the following products:

  • Flash Fit Clubs 1, 2, and the 8 Week Transformation
  • Fit Body: Core & Fit Body: Run
  • 2018 Fit Getaway in Santa Barbara (full weekend only)
  • Personal Training Packages for Canmore & Banff, Alberta

*To purchase any of these for a gift, please enter the recipient’s email address so the content goes to them, not you. You’ll need to create a password (which you can withhold until the date) to give them access.

Happy Holidays!

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Three Ways to Fit Your Workouts In

The number one excuse people give for not working out is not having enough time. Fitting in your workouts can be hard, but know that you can bend some of the traditional rules of fitness in order to get your workouts in throughout the week. Here are a few things to try:

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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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