Do you remember reading about my partnership with FitMapped? I'm so excited to be sharing this BRAND NEW TOOL SweatSync with all my Philly Yaffies (If you're in Chicago, NYC, Boston or Los Angeles, you can participate too)! I often encourage people who want to reach specific health and fitness goals to increase their level of accountability by becoming part of a group, and this can be the perfect way to do just that!
Sweat Sync is a tool to motivate fitness seekers and encourage them to maintain their fitness routines through a social platform. Through this platform, you will be able to see friend’s fitness activity, plan workout meet-ups, compare fitness ‘scorecards’ and find other fitness enthusiasts who share the same fitness interests. In addition, you will still be able to search for fitness entities through FitMapped. The goal is to help you stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The concept is available to residents of NYC, LA, Chicago and Boston, and NOW PHILADELPHIA!
I can't wait for everyone to create a profile, tell us where you sweat, and start planning your sweat sessions with your social circle. Don't forget to add me as a friend! Research demonstrates that social support is a strong indicator in helping people achieve long-term weight loss or weight maintenance.
Is your favorite place to sweat not listed on FitMapped? Comment below and we'll get it added ASAP!
I recently started working with a company called FiTMAPPED, which is a comprehensive, fully searchable directory of fitness studios and gyms in NYC, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, and NOW Philadelphia! I'm so excited to be involved with such a great community and help them get the word out about different options for keeping up with your fitness. Part of what I'm working on is putting Philly gyms - big and small - on the "fit map".
After some light stretching, we moved into another room, where we worked our legs, back and biceps. The workouts were setup in circuits, where we tried to see how many rounds of each circuit we could do in a predetermined amount of time. This part of the class seemed to move quickly, and before I knew it, we were on to yoga. I generally don't love yoga, but it was basic and quick, and just what I needed to stretch after my hour-long workout.
In general, I don't love it when the instructor for the class doesn't do the workout with the class, but I do understand that often in these small studios, instructors are teaching more than once class per day, and it would be impossible for them to do every class. After class, Juliet was happy to talk to us about membership and class-pack options, and also showed us how to use resistance bands to help with pull-up training! I have never used them before, but can totally see how helpful they can be! The studio even has lockers for you to use to keep your stuff safe during class! Overall, I had a great workout and I look forward to going back. I like the concept of the workout - it really touches on so many pieces of effective movement. While I wouldn't benefit from a membership, since I can realistically only make it there about once/week, I think it'd be a great option for anyone who needs a little push to help meet their goals! There are different programs you can sign up for, both nutrition- and exercise-based too!
There is also a location in Mount Laurel, NJ, and rumor has it there will be more popping up soon!
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Last weekend, I only had a little bit of time before I had to get ready for a wedding. I was debating on weather or not to squeeze in a workout, when my husband suggested we do the CrossFit "Death by Burpees" workout.
Death by burpees? Sounds awful. Also, it sounded like exactly what I wanted to do!
Death by burpees
My partnership with FitMapped
I'm also SUPER excited to announce my new partnership with FitMAPPED. FiTMAPPED is a comprehensive, fully searchable directory of fitness studios and gyms in NYC and Los Angeles, and it's coming to Philly! I'm so excited to be involved with such a great community - check out my first blog post!
Be sure to follow FitMAPPED if you live in NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago or Philly (and check back as we add new cities):
Also, don't forget you can enter to win my Shakeology Shake-Up package once/day!
How many round of burpees could you do?
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