I have some exciting news!
We’ve changed our business name! Our new name reflects what we really do – work exclusively with women who want to get healthy, fit and strong !
Fitness should be fun, inspirational and make you feel great – not beat you up, intimidate you or have you doing tons of poorly performed push-ups with bad form!
Her Fitness is about creating a supportive environment where you feel comfortable to be yourself and get professional, top-notch and current fitness coaching techniques so you get what YOUR body needs while staying injury-free.
The web site will be coming soon!
At Her Fitness, I’ve integrated the Functional Movement Systems philosophies into our program design. Our beliefs and methodologies have been based around these training systems for quite some time.
I believe that this form of screening and standardizing movement is essential for safe, timely, effective results.
In order to better understand the premise of where these beliefs stem from, let’s take a look at some of the rules that Functional Movement Systems are based around.
- Pain should not be present while performing basic bodyweight movement patterns. If there is pain associated with these basic movement patterns, movement patterns will be compromised and substantially increase the likelihood for developing further injury to the site of pain. Also, this could lead to a secondary injury from the body compensating to avoid the pain or restricted movement.
- Having multiple limitations within several basic movement patterns, even if they’re pain free, can create compensations and general weaknesses that may lead to a greater likelihood of injury.
- Basic unilateral movement patterns should be symmetrical on both right and left sides of the body.
- Fundamental and basic movement patterning should precede performance related activities.
- Basic before Complex, Stable before Unstable
Foundational movement patterns need to be assessed before we can create a program designed to fit each individuals needs. Our goal at Her Fitness is to provide the best personal training services in Flemington. Using the Functional Movement Screening Systems, we were able to establish a solid baseline screening system to better help manage and prevent injury to the musculoskeletal system. Also by establishing a baseline scoring criteria, we will be able to monitor and track progress to ensure that the right program is being implemented.
All of this screening, assessing, and implementing the right mix of corrective exercises into the programs are going to help keep our clientele safer and healthier for long periods of time. We realize that injuries are going to happen. However, it’s our job to reduce the likelihood of injury. After all, if someone gets injured during training, their outlook and thought processes about exercise can be compromised for the rest of their lives. Exercise should be enjoyable…Exercise should be well thought out and serve a purpose…Exercise should help you meet and exceed your goals…Exercise should help improve movement patterns and make daily activities more enjoyable.
This training philosophy is the foundation of our group personal training program design at Her Fitness. Sometimes, we have to remove exercises from the program when an individual has a faulty movement pattern. The reason for this all stem back to these five rules. It’s our job to get results and keep you injury free. It’s all about the quality of the movement, not the quantity.
The most successful clients at Flemington Boot Camps are those who come in and say “I want X. I know this is my starting point. How do I get to X and that’s what I will do?”
Some people come in and say “I can’t [give up cheese, stop drinking wine, get to bed by 10:00 p.m., drink that much water, eat at home…]”
Then I say and ask three things: 1. Of course you can. 2. Why not? 3. Than you don’t want your goal as badly as you say you do.
The words “I can’t” are those of someone who doesn’t know their possibilities. They are words of someone who is giving up before they even start. They are words of someone with a fixed mindset.
Learn the difference between a Growth Mindset and a Fixed Mindset.
A person without legs “can’t” walk without assistive devices. I’m pretty sure you can go 30 days, and even the rest of your life, without cheese and wine if you had a gun to your head or even if you just wanted to.
How To Change The Words In Your Head:
- Hang around people who know all things are possible
- Read about people who’ve done what you want to do
- Know that failure is temporary and it’s a learning tool
- Read the book “Growth Mindset” by Carol Dweck
- Say “I can. I will.”
“Since first joining Flemington Boot Camps, I loved the changes Marie helped me make in my life; however, I recently decided to participate in her 6 week back to school transformation challenge and WOW, I cannot believe the results! In just 6 weeks I lost 9 lbs! My scale had been stuck for weeks and I knew I needed to make some changes if I was going to loose those last few lbs, but I never expected to experience such a dramatic transformation. I followed Marie’s plan and gave it my all at her work out classes. The differences I’m seeing in my body and overall health are amazing. I’m healthier now than I’ve ever been, feel so much stronger, and have dramatically increased my energy and endurance. I feel absolutely fabulous and countless people have asked what I’ve done. The challenge helped me change my habits and even now that it’s over I have no desire to slip back into the bad ones. I cannot believe how great I feel! Friends that I hadn’t seen in quite some times almost didn’t recognize me saying that is wasn’t just the weight loss, but that overall I looked so much happier and healthier. Thank you Marie Ande and Flemington Boot Camps!”
At the Elite Training & Performance Summit (ETPS), not only did I learn new facts and findings from leaders in my field, I got recharged, had fun and reconnected with people I only get to see a few times a year.
I really needed this time. Heading out to the ETPS, I had been stressed, not sleeping well, starting to get a cold and feeling stuck. Stuck in several areas of my life.
Here’s a quick story: My first flight out was cancelled. My second flight was delayed nearly three hours which means I wouldn’t be getting to my hotel until past mid-night (I’m usually in bed by 8:30 so this was gonna’ hurt!). My cold and cough was starting to come on stronger and I missed the pre-conference day. Ugh!
I see this guy get on my plane and had a very strong feeling he was heading to the same conference I was. After we landed, I thought “I’m going to catch up with him so we can split the a cab fare to the hotel” and that’s exactly what happened.
After 10 minutes in the cab, I was already becoming recharged and happier and motivated. This guy loved life, God and all people, and it showed! When I finally asked his name and he said Dave Jack, I knew why I had always heard is name spoken with admiration, respect and just plain awesomeness!
This guy didn’t inspire just me; he captivated the other 249 attendees and connected with people on a pretty deep level.
So again, to make a short story long and answer the question: What does this have to do with reaching your goals and not giving up?
It’s just to remind you that you’re not an island. Go and be with people who will inspire you, teach you, bring you up and pull you along when your down. It’s the relationships that matter and can make all the difference.
At Flemington Boot Camps, we work out and have fun. The women at Flemington Boot Camps support one another. It’s these relationships, in part, that keep women from giving up. It’s the relationship that you build when you’re trying to better yourself that support you when you hit a plateau.
Don’t give up. Surround yourself with people who see your greatness!
Need I say more???
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In early May, my friend introduced me to Boot Camp. She had just signed upfor a three-month membership near her home and told me to look into it. She knewI was not happy with the way that I looked and told me it is the best way to loseweight and stay healthy. Just the word Boot Camp sounded intimidating to me.
When I thought of boot camp, I pictured intense workouts that would be too hardfor me to do. However, I thought it was time for a change, because I was just so sickand tired of feeling ugly and critiquing everything on my body that neededimprovement. The lifestyle that I lived before meeting Marie was not a healthy one.
I was either eating whatever I wanted, skipping meals, spending hours at the gym,or not going to the gym at all; most importantly, I was never happy.
Walking into boot camp I didn’t know what to expect and I was nervous ofmaking a fool out of myself. Luckily, Marie was very welcoming and the woman thatgo there are very kind and accepting; it is a complete judgment free zone. Before each workout, Marie would go over each workout routine that we have to do and would modify it for us, making it more challenging if necessary. This made me feel more at ease, because now I know my strength and what I have to do to challenge myself to become stronger. I walked in with a mind set of losing 10 pounds and a month and a half later I am feeling stronger, toner, and more beautiful than ever.
I am so thankful for Marie because she truly cares about each and every client. She takes the time out of her day to sit and listen to what I have to say.
She always takes an interest in every conversation, whether we are going over meal plans, exercises, or talking about a trip into the city. I feel like I can talk to her about anything. She believes in us and pushes us to do better, something I couldn’t have done without her help. She definitely inspires and motivates me to do better and I’m so happy to be able to call her my coach and my friend!
Thank you Marie for all that you do. You are the best!