UPCOMING EVENTS

Premium PT Fitness & Bootcamp has some exciting events coming up at our studio!

Sunday, October 21st 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Free Mini Retreat hosted by The Oil Girls.

An afternoon of self-care, healing, meditation, massage, angel readings, tarot cards, free mini DIY take ways, essential oil infused teas & treats.  To reserve your spot please etransfer $10 to theoilgirls@strattco.com.  RSVP 905-235-6797

 

Wednesday, October 31st – Dress up for Your Workout!  It`s Halloween!  Show your spooky or quirky spirit and dress up for your Bootcamp class!  Best costume will be awarded a Premium PT Gift basket!

 

Saturday, December 1st – Christmas Potluck!  Get geared up for the holiday season with an hour of Bootcamp at 10:30 am followed by a lunch and mingle at 11:30 am.

 

See you there!

4 Benefits of Personal Training

A personal trainers goal is to help their clients set/achieve fitness goals effectively and without injury. Whether your goal is weight loss, sports conditioning, or to adopt a healthy active lifestyle, personal trainers can be a great advantage.

1. Overcoming plateaus. When you hit a plateau in your progress that can be very frustrating and difficult to overcome. Personal Trainers can help you understand why you’ve plateaued and can offer ways to overcome them.

2. Personalized workouts. Personal trainers design specific workout routines that are right for you. They factor in your capabilities, any limitations you might have (i.e. injuries), and what goals you would like to achieve.

3. Accountability. Personal trainers are very beneficial for holding you accountable for your workouts. If you’ve set an appointment with your trainer, you are more likely to go to the session, rather than trying to get yourself into the gym on your own.

4. Knowledge sharing. Personal trainers are experts in the field of fitness and have a vast knowledge of exercises and the body to help you reach your goals. They also can teach proper form and technique, preventing the risk of injury.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  • lime juice to taste (about 1 lime)
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • sea salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste

How to make it

In a blender or food processor combine ingredients for the dressing until smooth. Store in fridge for 5-7 days

Bicycle Crunches

The bicycle crunch is a fantastic core exercise working the upper, middle, lower abs.

Bicycles are a variation of the standard ab crunch, but you extend your legs into the air like you’re pedaling a bicycle.

This makes bicycle crunches a bit harder and tends to work the lower abs more, whereas keeping your legs straight work the middle abs.

5-minute Mediterranean Bowl

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 small cucumber, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 spring onions, thinly chopped olive oil

For the bowl

  • 7-8 olives
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed & drained
  • 2 tbsp hummus
  • 1 tbsp tzatziki
  • 2-3 tbsp quinoa, cooked
  • black pepper, freshly ground

How to make it

Step 1
Wash the vegetables, chop them, place in a mixing bowl.

Step 2
Add olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste.

Step 3
Assemble your bowl: Salad, rinsed and drained chickpeas, the olives, quinoa. In the middle/on top: 2 tbsp hummus and 1 tbsp tzatziki + freshly ground black pepper.

5 tips to keep your summer workout fresh

Having trouble staying motived with the warm weather here?

Here are 5 tips to keep your summer workout fresh

1. Plan. Set a schedule and stick to it. If you plan a consistent time to workout and add it to your calendar and set reminders the odds of you working out are much greater.

2. Grab a workout buddy. Have someone who can hold you accountable for your workouts and healthy eating choices.

3. Go outside and enjoy the warm weather. There are plenty of ways to stay active and enjoy the summer at the same time. Go for a bike ride, a swim, or even try a fun outdoor class.

4. Make June the new January. Reevaluate and recommit to the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Whether you’re starting fresh or just keeping up the good work, make the summer season part of the healthy lifestyle you want to build.

5. Don’t let summer takeover. Enjoy the BBQs, the pool parties, but don’t overindulge. It’s ok to have fun and cheat a little on your diet but don’t let summer take away all of your hard work!