Fitness


9Round Santa Clara pre-sale happening now

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One of my favorite things to do in the new year is to shake up my fitness routine. I have been going to the same gym for over seventeen years, so I am starting to feel like it is time to try something new in order to help motivate myself in my fitness routine. Fitness studios which specialize in full-body workouts are the current trend; and are proving to be more affordable and flexible, not to mention effective, than traditional full-service gyms. There are so many different ones to try! While many promise a full-body workout, most are only effective with cardio workouts, or core fitness; not a combination. I want something that does everything; after all, I am a busy mother of three! One of my friends is a fitness expert, and she is opening a hot new fitness studio in Santa Clara; I cannot wait to give it a try!

Complete workout in Santa Clara in 30 minutes

9Round Santa Clara is a fabulous fitness concept which combines strength training, kickboxing, and abs/core work. These are the three major things we can use in our fitness routines in order to receive maximum results from our workouts. In addition to a complete workout in one session, a single session is only 30 minutes! That is so amazing for those of us with a tight schedule; but wait, that’s not all! There is no scheduled time for the workout. So, you don’t have to worry about a meeting at work going late, or getting stuck in traffic; you won’t miss your workout. You can pop in anytime during business hours and start your workout! Love that!

The workouts are different every time you go, and there is always a trainer there to help you with your form and keep you motivated during your workout-so you can’t cheat! haha Members of 9Round Santa Clara will also get a member portal, PULSE Rate Technology, goal setting, gloves and wraps, and personal attention. Love!

9Round Santa Clara membership information and sales

9Round Santa Clara is currently under construction, but they are pre-selling memberships right now; so you can lock in and stop making excuses about your fitness routine! I’m excited to start my first month when they open. The current opening target date is in March 2019, that’s so close! If you buy a pre-sale membership now, you will get a few fabulous goodies plus a HUGE discount! I love discounts!

You can learn all about this fun workout online here.  The Santa Clara location is right by Santana Row-so think of all the fun you can have after your workout! I see a healthy brunch after I workout in my future!

I hope you will join me at 9Round Santa Clara! This is the fabulous way I plan to shake up my fitness in 2019. Join me and let’s get fit together! Goodbye extra ten pounds! I won’t miss you.

To sign up for a 9Round Santa Clara membership now, and/or to learn more about founding member benefits, please email 9Round Santa Clara or call 1-669-281-KICK. The new location is located at 3109 Stevens Creeks Blvd., Santa Clara, Ca.

Remember! With your $25 registration, it reserves your spot when they open and guarantees the lowest membership rate, which includes free gears! Only 100 founding member spots are available so sign up NOW. Can’t wait to see you reach your fitness goals this year!

XOXO

Cathy

*Thank you to 9Round Santa Clara to partnering on this post with photos and info.

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Fall 2018 fitness routine

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So you might be wondering why there are beach yoga photos on a post about fall fitness, well, this activity was the inspiration for one of my workouts in my new fall 2018 fitness routine.

When I was in Florida with Chico’s, they hosted a beach yoga workout the morning before we all flew home. It was a beautiful experience and reminded me how good yoga can feel. I was in a car accident in the late 1990s. A women ran a red light and t-boned my friend’s car. I was sitting in the backseat, and despite my seat-belt, I was tossed sideways and hit my head on the interior of the car. I was out for a minute and later diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash. Without thinking, I settled with the insurance company instead of suing; which in hindsight, I should have done. I have permanent damage to my neck and upper spine from the accident. This results in chronic pain which can affect my activities.

Yoga can temporarily relieve some of this pain, and it also reduces the stress I hold onto from my daily life. In addition to relieving stress, it stretches out muscles I use when I workout, and it also helps reduce injury from my fitness activities, and life in general.

So, I have decided to incorporate yoga into my weekly routine for the fall season. I’m excited to see how this new fitness routine works!

Monday: Spin class (interval cardio)

Tuesday: Body Blast (interval strength training)

Wednesday: Body Combat (cardio kick boxing)

Thursday: Strong by Zumba (interval strength and cardio) (not sure how I like this yet-will report back in a couple months)

Friday: Yoga (stretching? How do you categorize this? haha)

Saturday: Spin (cardio)

Sunday: rest

Well, I’m excited to see how this new routine works for me. My goal was to lose ten pounds over summer vacation, but I only lost five. I am still going to consider that a win, and see if I can lose ten pounds by Christmas! Wish me luck!

What are you doing for fitness this fall season? Do you do yoga? Which types?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

photo credit: Arista Collective /

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Keeping sports in the family

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Sports have always been an important part of my life, and my husband’s life. My entire childhood was consumed with playing sports. I ice-skated, took gymnastics, ran track, played volleyball and tennis, cheered in high school; and eventually ended up swimming at the national level and training over twenty-five hours per week in the hopes of getting to the Olympics someday. While my Olympic dreams were dashed by a shoulder injury my junior year of high school, my love for sports, and everything participating in sports taught me, made me who I am today. Sports teach valuable life skills which help child athletes become successful adults.

Our whole family enjoys a variety of sports. My husband grew up playing baseball, football, basketball, tennis, and soccer. Our kids play volleyball, baseball, football, cheerleading, tennis, soccer, and field hockey. We love to encourage sports in our family because sports do more than keep us healthy; they teach us to live better lives and be better people. Sports teach teamwork, resilience, sportsmanship, hard work, and how to achieve your goals. I love to share this with my kids.

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Sports teach us to work hard, no matter what happens. If an injury holds you back from one dream, you can always go after another dream or goal. Once we reach our goals, we can make new ones and continue to strive for more. We should always want more; and sports teaches us that. It teaches us that hard work pays off, and the harder you work, the more you can achieve.  My husband and I worked hard in sports growing up, and we learned that teamwork and sportsmanship goes beyond the field; it is an essential skill in the real world; particularly the workplace. This is what we try to teach to our children.

We encourage our kids to participate in sports not only to learn how to work hard to achieve goals, but to learn a strong work ethic, teamwork, and sportsmanship. My oldest daughter is on her high school varsity cheer squad where she works hard to stay in shape, so she can lift and throw other girls in the air. Cheerleading requires hard work and teamwork, which will ultimately make her a better adult when she is ready to enter the world. My middle child loves to play volleyball where she learns to work hard to be a better player and learns how important both teamwork and sportsmanship are. My youngest child is a hard-working baseball player who has learned that the more he practices, the better he plays. Baseball also instills in him teamwork and sportsmanship. I love seeing my husband share his childhood sport with our son.

In addition to team sports, we teach our kids to live a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy not only helps them stay strong for the sports they play, it helps their overall well-being. We love wearing Adidas footwear and clothing for a variety of sports as well as activities such as family hikes. Adidas has been a part of myself, and my husband’s sporting lives; and our children have been wearing Adidas shoes and apparel since they kicked or threw their first ball. We love sharing our love of sports with our kids, all while wearing Adidas.

*This post was sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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