Monday, July 30, 2012

Transformation Challenge Coming Soon

Are you our next 12-week transformation challenger?

If you have 15 lbs or more to lose, we want to consider you! This is a free training event, commitment required. More details coming soon...

If you're not familiar with our past 12-week Transformation Challenges, take a peek at our winter final results video. NOTE: If you're at work or in a quiet place, you might want to adjust the volume before playing.

Each transformation challenge has been a little different but all have been rewarding for participants. It's a group effort in many ways, and the benefits are paid out not only in physical transformation results but also in attitude, in sense of community and in lifestyle change.

We're also very proud of our spring challengers! If you haven't seen them already, check them out here!

Class Announcement!

As the last-of-summer-hurrahs reach its fever pitch, the Lake Harbor Beach Fitness Class is being held mornings only. This starts tomorrow, August 1st. Current schedule is Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-10 am. Please inquire about Saturday morning classes. $5 per class.

P.S. Don't know where Lake Harbor Park is?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mid-Summer Inspiration from Spring Transformation Challenge

I am always inspired by a person's tenacity... Here are the results of 9 tenacious persons. May it inspire YOU!

That said, tenaciously generous spirits have made this transformation challenge a real possibility. Thank you to all those who gifted these people with your time, encouragement and rewards!

Enjoy the video! (You may want to adjust the volume if you're in a public place.)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

It's a holiday week coming up...

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy 4th of July. Be safe, keep cool and have fun!

Also, the holiday does not affect the beach fitness schedule. However, THERE WILL BE NO CLASS Saturday, July 7th.

For more info on the Lake Harbor Beach Fitness Series, click here!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quick E-mail Update!

Our original e-mail of is no longer in service, please click the "e-mail" button on my profile to contact me.

Getting fit is fun. Join us at the beach this summer!

*Note: due to warmer temps, we've bumped the Saturday morning class from 10:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Think Outside-the-Gym! Outdoor Fitness Class for Summer 2012

It's hard to get to the gym on these sparkling summer days! But that doesn't mean you have to skip your workout. Think outside. Think Lake Harbor Park!

Beach workouts are back.

Join any class,
Tues/Thurs/Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:00
Tues/Thurs evenings, 6:00-7:00.

There is no preregistration requirement. The cost is an easy $5. And, if you're a SLCFAC member with a class pass (or package), just sign-in. (Ask the front desk for more info.)

What about the unofficial outdoor schedule? I'm known to offer additional classes on the fly. It's usually posted through my Facebook account. Click here to friend me and to get the unofficial class announcements.

You know summers are short. Come join me at the beach!

P.S. Don't know where Lake Harbor Park is?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Did you hate recess as a kid? ( And are you a fitbot?)


Remember in school when you had three recesses, a total of 60 minutes spent outside whether you liked it or not.

You might have wasted a few minutes wondering about, hemhauling... But eventually you'd find something. It was often active, a jaunt across the monkey bars, swinging, tetherball or tag.

Kids need those recesses. They play. They get some fresh air. Soak up some Vitamin D. And oddly enough, they release energy and refresh energy.


Don't you need release and refresh too?

Many working men and women get breaks. But they rarely take a real recess.

Maybe it's the higher process thinking of adults. We can blame it on responsibilities and rationalization. There are just too many other things to do.

Or maybe it's just not ideal enough to get outside. Too cold, too gray, too warm, too bright...

And then the over-used excuse... I'm tired!

Perhaps we need an authoritave figure shoving us out the door each day to remind us of what's good for us. HINT - It's not more screen time.

When you play, you work better. When you breathe, you feel better. When you get some sun, you start to sing.

It's not scientific. But I dare you to test it.

Take plenty of recesses this month. You might be surprised how it affects your total health.


When did we become programmed to think that the only way to get fit is to become a slave to a computerized machine?

Many people join a gym--kudos, really--but they don't enjoy getting fit. It's like they're robots doing the same program day-after-day, just to reach a goal. And some never reach it, because they can't be fitbots. It's against their nature.

Now, to be clear here, setting goals and follow-through is good... But you don't have to be a fit-bot!

There are too many other things that we have to do on auto-pilot. Staying (getting) fit doesn't have to be one.

Humanize your program. Interact with others AND have fun getting fit. Take classes. Join sport groups. Find a routine that allows for variety.

A Combination of an Hour at the Gym and Recess -- YES! Beach Bootcamp is back!

Often, what you don't need is a personal trainer.

What you need is that cool gym teacher that watched over the long recess period.

The one that got everyone involved and joined in the fun.

The one that let you play a minute or two longer after the bell rings.

If you didn't have that great experience with school or if you're tired of the fitbot thing, get outside this month with me and experience recess like you've never experienced.

Starting this coming week--May 10th and 12th. I'll be kicking off fitness workshops each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 to 10 AM.

Forget coffee and sugar. This is your morning rev.

Meet me at the Lake Harbor Park.

Bring a towel, bring water, wear sunscreen, and tell a friend.

Just $5 per class. Chewing gum is allowed.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Panic-Free Guide to a Slimmer, Stronger You!

Indifference to weight gain during winter can often turn to panic and extreme measures. Don't do anything crazy this spring. You can and will lose the extra inches--the healthy way. Here's how!


1. Don't panic! Most people gain a little winter weight. Take deep breaths when you start to feel anxious about it and remember that it is a temporary situation. You have the ability to do something about it. And remember, your value is not in your body shape, size or how you look.

2. Forget the temptation of crash diets. You might lose weight but you won't look better and you certainly won't feel better. Besides, it's usually a temporary weight loss. You cannot become healthy by harming yourself.

3. Develop a reasonable weight-loss plan. Utilize the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting method. An acronym for...
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Time Sensitive
4. Keep it balanced. You may begin with SMART goals, but it is easy to become off-balanced. Don't get so excited about your new goals that you put off what is really, bottom-line important to you. If you make drastic changes in 3 weeks because that is your only focus. You're probably not going finish your race. There is more to life than fitness and weight-loss.

5. Get accountability. Recruit positive, balanced, goal-setting, health-focused people, preferably someone you won't feel resentful towards. Keep a journal of how you're doing with daily goals and share them with someone non-judgemental and enthusiastic about your success.

6. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. This is your life, your unique journey. When and how you get to your end-result is unique, too.

7. Focus on personal growth during this journey. One of the most positive traits of successful persons is perseverence.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Like an entrepreneur needs a business plan and vision, you with the fitness and health goals need a visual reminder of your goals and how you're going to get there. It becomes a constant source of motivation and weeds out unimportant distractions.

- Write down 5 steps you are going to take to reach the big goal; include the estimated starting date.

- Write down the specific benefits that you will gain by taking these steps.

- Write down the date that you wish to have accomplished your bigger goal and how you're going to reward yourself.

- Make that plain piece of paper, posterboard or memo board catch your eye. Finish it off with inspirational quotes, pictures, etc. If you use paper, make copies of it and hang it near places of tempation.


Now, are you ready for some great fitness changes? Are you ready to feel better in your skin? Have more energy?

Well, I've got a great fitness option. It's been called kickboxing, but I'm changing the name to BodySculpt Kickbox, because it's more than a taste of martial arts. It's an all-over body transformation bootcamp. Come check it out.


AFTERNOON CLASSES Monday thru Thursday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
MORNING CLASSES Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

32 E. Broadway, Muskegon Hts

How much! $8 per class APRIL DISCOUNT!
-Unlimited monthly $50, now $35 -New Saturday-only monthly package, $20
Hurry, offer ends March 30, 2011.