West Wickham's Local Community Instructor


June 09 Newsletter

Posted by ctsfitness on June 13, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Dear All,

Meal Out Thursday 25th June

The AGM is being held at the Rugby Club on thursday the 25th June so there are no classes on this evening. Instead we are having another meal out! Chinese at Xin's in Shirley at 7pm. If you are interested please email me so that I can finalise numbers and book a table.

What is happening at CT's Fitness?

Classes have progressed in intensity and as a result all of you are making great improvements in your health and fitness levels which is fantastic.....I have even managed to get some of you running!! Well done to Lindsey and Kim in particular!

Fitness Walking

My most popular fitness session at the moment is the Fitness Walking.....unfortunately due to other commitments I am only able to do a six week course in this on weds evenings and this is nearly finished. I do however want to try and start a daytime walking group maybe on a monday morning (time tba) or tuesday afternoon 1.30-2.30pm please let me know if you or someone you know maybe interested?

There is a break away walking group that meets on a tuesday evening and they would welcome new people.......no cost!

Beginners/Improvers Running Club

Some of you are becoming very keen on running. I am trying to get a place for the 2010 London marathon so have started to run myself. If any of you want to join CT's Fitness running club once a week then please let me know if you are interested sunday morning 8am - 9am Sparrows Den.

Fitness Pilates Level 3 and New Thursday Pilates Class 12-1pm

I have just started studying for my level 3 Pilates course (highest level), which is very challenging but enjoyable. It will take me up to a year to complete!

I have recently started a day time Pilates class thursdays 12-1pm this is very low on numbers so I would really appreciate it if you could tell people about this class if yu know that they are free during the day and are able to attend!

New Express Pilates Class 6-6.45pm Monday Evening - please register your interest if you would like to join this session. Cost £4.50 for 45 min session.

During hot weather I will be teaching you classes outside and these may even change to fitness walking/conditioning sessions on the night due to lack of air conditioning!!

What am I offering you this month?

CT's 4 Week Shape Up for Summer Plan can be downloaded from my website www.ctsfitness.com free of charge!

A 10% discount when you book 4 sessions payable in advance and used consecutively (no refunds or carry-overs).

Bring a friend and receive a free session on your friends second visit!

Advertising and spreading the word about CT's Fitness Classes

Classes have been steady over the last couple of months with a steady core of regulars for which I thank for your continued support. We have welcomed a few new people and some returners. It has been lovely to see everyone!

Classes will become quieter over the next couple of months due to holidays so I would really appreciate your help in spreading the word about CT's Fitness classes.

This could be in the form of telling your friends and family and encouraging them to try a class, placing one of my ads in you loal shop window (wil re-imburse cost of placing the ad, just give me the reeipt for my tax return!) or if you can spare an hour of your time to deliver leaflets door to door in your local area.

What is in it for you? - A FREE CLASS of your choice

In exchange for 1 hours door to door delivery

For placing my ad in you local shop window (cost re-imbursed), your local hairdressers/nail bar, library and school notice board.

When a friend or family member attends their second session.

My aim is to get 20 regulars in each class so that I can progress each and everyone of you to do your best! This will cut down on advertising costs and will also bring the cost of each class session down - so it would be a win-win situation for you and CT's Fitness!!

I keep myself up to date with fitness information from all around the world and below are some topics that might be of interest to you.

Today's Quick Tip:

A common theme I've noticed lately with people that think they are eating healthy is that they're still eating too much processed foods, but being duped by clever food labels into believing that the processed food they are eating is somehow "healthy".

So let's take a step back and re-visit the MOST important thing you can do to eat truly healthy and lose as much body fat as you want, easily...

And that is...

**Choose only foods at the grocery store that have 1 ingredient!

So this means that eggs, fruits, vegetables, meats (from healthy animals raised correctly), nuts, seeds, and other 1-ingredient foods should comprise almost your entire diet (except for cheat meals if you go that route).

Obviously there are exceptions to this, and there are foods you can buy with more than 1 ingredient that I can still give the thumbs up to (guacamole and hummus being a couple quick examples that come to mind)...

But the point is that if you can revisit this very simple method of choosing healthy foods, it can be a huge shift for most people that have been struggling to choose healthy foods because they are constantly deceived by food labels that claim to be healthy but are really processed junk in disguise.

This may be difficult for many people that are so addicted to processed foods... but give it a try for a week. The next time you do a week's worth of grocery shopping, try to make sure that everything in your cart are only 1-ingredient foods.

I'm willing to bet you'll see a better body after that 1 week!

Feel free to fwd this email on to any friends or family that will enjoy it.

Til next newsletter,

Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary

Certified Nutrition Specialist

Certified Personal Trainer

Founder - http://TruthAboutAbs.com & http://BusyManFitness.com

**The Mass Confusion That Dominates In Fat Loss & Fitness Today

By Rob Poulos, Creator of the Fat-Burning Furnace System

People are confused more than ever about how to burn fat. They are confused about the best way to go about achieving the body they want. They are confused about what works and what doesn't, and the reasons why.

There are countless individuals slaving away in gyms and fitness centers around the country right now. They are working tirelessly, almost every day, on the treadmill, stair-climber, elliptical, etc. to burn those calories and fat.

They also might be lifting weights several times a week for hours at a time to build some strength and muscle.

They might even join a few aerobics or spinning classes too.

They are probably also trying one of the latest diet strategies that promises miracle fat burning and weight loss.

They could also be spending a lot of money on the latest and greatest dietary supplements that could be that miracle pill that will aid in weight loss.

They are also carefully watching the scale as their main judge of fat loss progress. If it goes up a pound or two, they may behave rashly and maybe even change up their entire workout or diet program! And of course there are others are doing variations on that same theme.

After all, this is the kind of stuff that many of the popular fitness and diet gurus typically recommend to burn fat. But with so many different strategies and plans being pushed as the be all and end all, what happens is we tend to go overboard.

And when that happens, we lose sight of what really matters in achieving lifelong fat burning, fitness and health…the principles than many people don't know about, most people have forgotten, and only a select few put to use to achieve lifelong health and fitness. These are the same principles I used to drop over 40 pounds of unwanted body fat, keep it off, and revitalize my life!

With any exercise or nutrition program, you'll probably lose some fat initially, but far too often the progress doesn't continue or doesn't come as fast as the person would like because they're using a temporary mindset. They're only focused on the short term and one specific goal. So they end up switching to something else, and the cycle continues until they've become consumed by this cycle of confusion.

I believe that this is one of the biggest, if not the #1 reason for the lack of fat loss and fitness progress that is being experienced by the masses of exercisers and dieters in the world. They are jumping from one fad diet or exercise routine to another, while losing sight of what's really important, and what really works. Simply put, they are exercising far too much, not nearly intensely enough, and trying to adhere to unrealistic diet recommendations.

If instead they focused on a long term plan, a lifestyle as it's often called, and didn't worry about "losing 10 pounds by summer", they would find it far easier to do the right things most of the time. And those right things include brief, progressive, and intense resistance training, eating a diet full of nutrient rich foods, drinking tons of water, and getting plenty of quality sleep and rest.

The students of my Fat Burning Furnace method understand this and are reaping the life long health and fitness rewards because of it. Are you?

I hope you have enjoyed this months newsletter and I look forward to seeing you in a class soon!

Healthy Regards

Chris x


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