Americans are obsessed with the notion that they need to be thin to be healthy. Stores are filled with “diet” foods, reduced fat and sugar free options that suggest if we eat them, we will be healthy. Print and television ads overwhelmingly show thin people, implying that you must be thin to be healthy.
The fitness industry has focused on losing fat for decades. From P90X to Zumba to the Insanity Workout, we are bombarded with exercise programs that tell us we have to “get shredded,” suffer pain and deprive ourselves to become fit and healthy.
Abstract Newbury A Gem!
Just got back from a wonderful visit to our first International Partner in Newbury, England. I have to say what a perfect trip! Stephen and Pat McKinnon are the perfect Abstract owners and have brought the Abstract philosophy of living younger in as little as 15 minutes to the U.K. with absolute precision. Not only is the equipment kit (England speak for equipment package) very close to all of our Abstract studios but their training is caring and precise. The Newbury clients I had the pleasure of meeting and training, are loving how quickly they are seeing changes and doing so in just minutes a week. Pat and Stephen have a knack for bringing out the best in their clients. They are training them with the proper techniques and always with their clients needs in mind. In fact, while I was there we had a number of chats (again England speak for talking with a client) to really go over their needs. The staff at Abstract Newbury really understands that it is about the client that makes a difference not about Abstract. Very heart warming to watch and see the Abstract philosophy being done so well. Pat and Stephen are the perfect Abstract ambassadors. Understanding, caring and compassionate.
New Year's Hype
It's Not About How Much Exercise but the Quality
Here we are again at the first of the New Year! 2014 already. Man I'm getting old! Nice thing though is I'm not growing old. In fact so far this year I am using more resistance on my workout then I was last year at this time. Not alot mind you but still more. This brings me to my next topic. We at Abstract help our clients live younger, leaner and stronger in as little as 15 minutes a week. I know that's hard to get your mind around but that is what we do. Over the last 15 years we have helped hundreds of them live better with stronger bones, reversal of Type II Diabetes and more lean muscle.Your YOUTH is defined by your STRENGTH! The problem becomes one of not how much time per workout but one of consistency also.
I wanted to take a little bit of time and intro a new program for Abstract Exercise. As you all know well, our mission at Abstract is to help our clients live at least 15 years younger in as little as 15 minutes a week. How is this possible? Through proper exercise and instruction many of our clients have dropped inches and added lean muscle in just weeks. Our program is not based on work but the right amount of effort to demand change from every exercise session. How would a 13-18 lb. fat loss and an increase of 3 lbs. of lean muscle in just minutes a week affect your life? What these changes do is effectively make you a fat burner not a fat producer.
Newbury Abstract Bodyworks
Just wanted to give a quick update and shout out to our newest Abstract Private, Personal training studio over in Newbury, England!!