Christmas Fitness Wish List

A Christmas gift for every FITNESS Freak on your list!  Here’s what we love, and they will too we promise!!  


UNLIMITED FITNESS CLASSES AT XCEL Personal Training $1250.00 or a 52 Class Punch Card $462.00!

(A savings of $50.00- $310.00) To purchase, call Rebecca (414)771-0365 or email

Pair that with this….

For HER:

For HIM:

Accessories: Convenient little items that make a huge difference in making workouts smooth and effortless, there’s nothing more motivating that cool new gear!


We have a class for you!! Our Instructors LOVE a brand new beginner just as much as we love the fitness expert! Both our morning and pm classes welcome ANYONE! I know, working out in a new place, with people you don’t know, doing things you are not good at (yet) is enough to keep many people away from reaching their personal fitness goals! While personal training is definitely an option for those who feel they “Aren’t ready for a group,” At XCEL we specialize in making you feel comfortable in our classes too. If need a suggestion for what class is right for you, just call and we will suggest a class schedule that is the RIGHT FIT for you! Don’t let feeling intimidated keep you from finding success in meeting your goals!

Call Rebecca at (414)771-0365

Here’s a little about TRX

TRX Classes are CUSTOMIZED to meet YOU where you are at and bring you to the next level! We have all levels of fitness with TRX Class Participants… there are no prerequisites for strength and conditioning… TRX CAN be customized to work around any pre-existing injuries you might have! You may have seen a group working out at an advanced level and I wouldn’t want that to deter you from trying it out!

Here is an quote from about TRX Suspension Training:

“The Benefits of TRX Suspension Training

  1. It’s great for all levels. “Anyone can use TRX due to its versatility,” says Balzarini.
  2. It’s portable. It weighs two pounds so you can take it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.
  3. It helps you reach any goal.  Use to improve sports performance, lose weight, gain strength, rehab an injury, and more.
  4. It’s functional. It’s designed to carry everywhere and meets the demands of daily activities.
  5. You stand to train. People sit too much and have sedentary lifestyles. This allows you to get off your butt.
  6. It’s all core all the time. “TRX requires you to constantly remain “engaged” and “stable” throughout your entire body,” says Balzarini.

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TRY SOMETHING NEW! (Especially if you STINK at it)

I’m all about trying something new. There’s something about being really horrible at something, and then progressively getting better at it, that never stops amazing me.

It takes anywhere from 800 to 3000 times of trying something before muscle memory starts to kick in. So that’s the learning curve I allow for myself and that’s how many times I will encourage you to keep going. You really will learn whatever you are trying to do. Your body is simply that amazing.

You will succeed. I promise.

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Now What Do I EAT?

I’ve tried it all. Slimfast Bars, Lo Carb, those little drops you buy from Walgreens that are supposed to make you super skinny… sometimes they worked but when I went back to “real food” the weight came right back. (I mean who wants to eat chocolate chip cookie dough slim fast bars every single meal forever!) 

Counting calories pure and simple has worked very well for me in the past. Then I started noticing the quality of the calories I was putting into my body wasn’t the best. I mean, a McChicken Sandwich is 360 calories, my giant latte is 550 calories and I had just enough calories left to eat some left over pasta for dinner. 

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How to Run: (And have fun!)

Sometimes there’s this thing with running, a sort of a stigma, that makes you think you aren’t cut out for it. It’s just not “you”. Running is much more simple than you might think! Here are some easy and proven steps to get you up and running. (Faster than you think you can!)

If you are a runner, you should be doing interval training too! If you’re not read on!

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So, the first blog…

Everything starts somewhere.

I’m kindof a dork. I dance like a dork, I read books all the time, I cry over all kinds of movies, even THE CROODS, and that one about Butter…you know that one where they make sculptures out of it? I used to wear an ARMY jacket all the time, every day when I was a teenager, and my brother would make me laugh until I was breathless over his horrible jokes he made in front of my crushes when I was teenager. I would snort. That was not cool. (GEEZE, Josh. )

I could run really fast when I was playing games, (Yes games, not sports) like Capture the Flag, I was great at canoeing, I could ride my bike a 2 miles without a problem.

Try to make me run, on purpose, for exercise… no thanks. Put me on a team with competitive sports people… I’d be the last chosen.

When I told my family about my decision to become a personal trainer, I think that they would have been less shocked if I’d have told them that I was becoming a circus clown.

But really, how did I get here?

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