Articles in Category: X-Treme Fat Loss

More Than Just A Fitness Challenge

on 06/01/17. Category: X-Treme Fat Loss

If you are doing our 6 Week Summer Slimdown Challenge, you already know that the top three males and females who drop the most body fat are going to win a year, 6 months, and 3 month gym membership, respectfully.

What flies under the radar during these prized challenges is the real benefit of staying consistent during our 6 Week Summer Slimdown Challenge, and eventually becoming a member if that suits your needs. Sure, dropping enough body fat to win a year, 6 month, or 3 month membership keeps the wallet full, but our 6 Week programs and our gym is much more than that.

Fit for Life Gym is a culture built around sustaining a healthy lifestyle, hence the name. Our philosophy and mission statement stands true to providing you with the tools to sustain your health years and decades after you first start. It is a lifelong program, not just a 6 week program. Because our philosophy on health stands the test of time, we believe we are the best gym in Bakersfield. We stand to grow by improving the lives of our community.

I’m writing this to help you understand just how important, and big, a decision you have made to join us during this 6 Week Summer Slimdown Challenge. You are making one of the biggest decisions of your life, because, in a lot of respects, your life depends on it. When you invest in your health, you not only change your life physically, but you change the lives of the ones around you, the ones you love.

We know it isn’t easy waking up at 4am for our Fat Loss, Metabolic Blast, and Yoga Fit morning classes. Or coming to our night classes right after a long day at work. We know it isn’t easy managing your nutrition with a busy lifestyle, which is why we invented our meal replacement shakes. We noticed the dedication you keep by coming in for our Yoga Fit or Kickboxing Classes on Wednesday nights when you could have just as easily stayed home.

Every time you participate in improving your health, you improve your life. You may look at me and think, “Well, that’s easy for Shane to say, he’s already where he wants to be.” But I use to be just like you. I started out knowing absolutely nothing about health and fitness. I joined a gym in my hometown 15 years ago having not the slightest clue how to workout. I’ve tried every diet under the sun to see if it would solve my problems. And what I am telling you is, this system, the road map we have laid out for you at Fit for Life Gym is the accumulation of all that practice, Tim’s, Trent’s, Nicki’s, Mike’s, and mine, to bring you the very best quality and sustainable health practices in the great city of Bakersfield.

With the challenge coming to a close in the next 2 weeks, it is time to think about your next step. You’ve already seen the benefits of using our program to feel better, look better, and have more energy. Now it’s time to decide whether to continue the life changing benefits Fit for Life Gym has to offer, or go back to the life you had before you found the solution to your deepest health problems.

When coming to this decision, it is important to realize that consistency is the most important key to achieving your weight loss, fitness, and/or health goals. If you want to continue joining our 6 week programs after the two week break, great! We’d like to encourage you do this as much as you want! If getting a membership is more suitable for you, that is great too! As mentioned before, the best thing you can do for your health and your goals is stay consistent. It really is the magic pill you’ve been looking for!

 

Shane Hubbard

Fitness Professional/Nutrition Coach

NASM CPT, PN1


Team Training Classes At Fit For Life

on 06/02/16. Category: X-Treme Fat Loss

6 Weeks Or Membership

 

Team Training at Fit For Life is our version of a medium to large group personal training class structure. It can’t be called a boot camp or group x because it is better than that. Each and every workout is instructed by certified trainers who pay close attention to form. Each and every workout is structured to resemble a "real program." Simply put, those who show up at least 4 days per week get results. Nothing we do is random. Each day plays off the one before. We do not repeat movements over and over that lead to injury. We do however motivate and push those who need it, while teaching and being patient with those who are new to exercise.
The classes are intentionally offered at times that busy adults tend to need. Our 5 am class is our largest. These are people that go to bed early and show up expecting a top notch workout for their efforts. The 6 am crowd tends to attract most of our new people. Our 5:30 pm class is usually the crowd that gets off work around 4 or 5 pm. The flexibility is what makes it easy to get results with us. You show up at whatever time you need to in order to get your 4 to 6 days per week routine in.

Team Training at Fit For Life is offered in different price structures to meet your needs. All offerings include body fat testing, customized nutrition and a great support team.
Those individuals that are ready to truly start on the road to becoming "fit for life," are encouraged to sign up for our ANNUAL TEAM TRAINING MEMBERSHIP. This membership is a one year commitment to your health. Most people need at least one year to truly adjust their lifestyle habits into healthy, long lasting habits.
For the person that has an event coming up and might need 3 months to drop some body fat and tone up, the 3 MONTH TEAM TRAINING MEMBERSHIP will be perfect.
We also offer Team Training in 6 week bouts for those individuals that are not looking for a long commitment. When we offer the 6 week promotions, everyone wins. We dedicate this period to intense fat loss protocols for members and new people. Most of the long term members started with on of our 6 week promos. Once you have stuck out 6 weeks, the results usually help that decision.
To learn more about membership CLICK HERE or call us at

325-0900

 


X-Treme Fat Loss Cheat Day

on 04/16/14. Category: X-Treme Fat Loss

X-Treme Fat Loss Cheat Day
If you have been following the diet and making all the workout days I know that you are losing body fat. The X-Treme Fat Loss Diet takes a few days if not a week to start getting used to.  This strategy will continue to work to get you lean even beyond this program. There is a lot going on within the programs diet. One of the key components is the CHEAT DAY. The cheat day does a lot to actually keep you on track. Without going into a lot of the science behind it I will give you some tips on how to cheat so that it will not effect your FAT LOSS. Remember there is a strategy to cheating and it does not include going to a buffet 3 times a day and taking in 5,000 calories. You want to show some control. So a couple of slices of pizza are fine, while half of the pizza with ranch dressing is still a bad idea. Below are some examples of cheating.
During the week, the diet has you getting away from overloading yourself with carbohydrates first thing in the morning. This allows your body to burn fat as fuel instead of carbs while you go about your day.  On your cheat day, go ahead and have pancakes or waffles or a bagel with a couple of eggs. If you like Oatmeal, have it with raisins, a little brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. If you like eggs Benedict, have them for breakfast. Morning is a good time to take in some fruit that the diet does not have you doing such as cantaloupe, melon, oranges etc.
At Lunch you can have a sandwich, couple of slices of pizza, Chinese food, etc. Of course not all at once.  You are cheating using carbs again at this meal but not going crazy. A 6 inch sandwich is still better than a foot long. If you like Cheeseburgers, go for a single and a small fry. A double burger with large fry will make you want to hurl after eating clean all week.
You are not restricted so much at dinner on the program. The dinners have had a pattern of starting with a salad and working your way up to dinner with soup and keeping the carbs fibrous. To cheat at dinner, have things in their correct portions such as,  pasta, garlic bread, Parmesan chicken, tacos, burritos, etc. Again, different than what you have been doing but you are not going crazy. 5 tacos is still a bad idea. 2 should be just fine.  Desert can be a little ice cream, cake or pie etc. Just watch the portion size.
An important note on cheating; if you have an addiction to sugar and this diet has started to curb it, do not let the cheat day trigger you to want to go back to soda drinking, ice cream eating, candy during the day etc. These habits have to go away if you want to lose fat long term. All it takes for someone addicted, is one time. This is as true a statement about sugar as it is with alcohol and drugs. The effected area of the brain is similar. So, if you are addicted, try and stay away from sugar this early in the program. After a few weeks you might be able to bring some back. You know yourself better than anyone, do not let sugar lie to you. You do not need it.
Remember, this diet is really a lifestyle change. It takes time to change. If you could string together a solid 7 days following it just the way that it is written, I know you will lose fat and feel great while doing it. Cheating falls into the scheme of a 7 day pattern including fasting once or twice a week. The cheat keeps your hormones balanced so that from week to week you keep dropping fat without the urge to binge. This is why it is not an option. The cheat is as important as the fast in terms of long term fat loss. Good luck.
Any questions, feel free to email me.
Tim Gojich