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Thursday, 07Jul11


Ready for Anything Training!!!!!

This class is a ….. let’s see what you’ve got, are you Bad Ass enough, leave nothing in the tank, punch, kick, jump, run, crawl, swing ….we throw anything at you 1 hour boxing circuit . 

Your cardiovascular and muscle strength will benefit from our motivational, challenging and fun circuit training set to energetic music.

Let’s see what you’ve got!!!!


We would also like to congratulate  those members I did not list yesterday and who deserve recognition for running in the The Arielle Newman/Pepper Martin Memorial West Brighton 5 Mile Run.

334 Evangelia Gialouris   241  24                      F 47:30.00  9:30  (we know her as little Eva)

363 Maria Porceddu        268  44                      F 48:59.00  9:48   (we know her as little Antonella)

I wish the above listed would use the name we all know and love… thank you very much!

Congratulations !!!


Visualize the attack

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Dave Berenbaum has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He loves to write, but his passion is for fitness. He is also an active member of  Nxt Level Performance.

Manhattan Fitness Trends Examiner, July 1, 2011

“Free your mind and your body will follow” (Kai Greene, FLEX Magazine, “A New York State Of Mind,” May 2011). IFBB Pro Kai Greene lives by this quote and all of us should follow his lead.

It has happened to the best of us. Sometimes, it isn’t something we can control; our body just takes a complete 180. Whether you are a regular attendee or you find yourself giving the “I’m going to start going to the gym” speech, this will happen to you. Realistically, the hardest part of working out is actually getting to the gym.

It’s close to bedtime the night before of your favorite bodypart to work out and all you can think about is getting to the gym the next morning. You get a good rest, eat a good breakfast and get dressed into your “uniform.” You’re ready to go. Then something happens.

Maybe it’s in the late morning and you want to watch an episode ofThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” or maybe you want to catch highlights of Sportscenter-“ everybody loves the Top Ten. Or maybe you just got back from the shore and you’re still “sick.” But this is nothing new, because you’ve been through this before, right?

Wrong. This time it’s worse, because it’s the present. Every distraction, old or new, is another obstacle- and far more worse. However, you can overcome it. This brings me back to the article on Greene.

 “The mind is everything. The mind creates the reality that you will see manifested in your life” (Greene, FLEX, May 2011). There is a difference between thinking about your workout and visualizing your workout. It doesn’t matter if you’re a male trying to put up your new max weight on the bench press, or a female trying to tone her lower body; visualize your trip to the gym, visulaize what you wish to accomplish, visualize yourself performing whatever workouts you plan on doing, and do this before you even go to sleep the night before.

Visualization is a key to succeeding, but is it the most important factor?

According to the “hip-hop preacher,” Eric Thomas, there is something more important than visualizing the attack. Everybody has goals in life; including goals in the gym.When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll succeed.” When waking up in the morning and getting in your car is no longer a second thought, you’ve overcame the most difficult task in making yourself look and feel better. As 8-time Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion Ronnie Coleman says, “Ain’t nothin to it, but to do it.”