They Ran and Something Good Happened

With Session #1 of Run to Be Fit and For Fun just having been completed by those who started in March 2014, I think it will be inspiring and rewarding to highlight a couple of XCEL Clients every week and hear how running and has positively influenced their lives! So to start, here’s what happened with Christina and Brittany!

Christina Runs and Does TRX So That She Can Experience LIFE without Physical Limitations!

Christina says:

“Big shout out to Rebecca Hasbani and XCEL Personal Training! After six weeks of “Run for Fun and Be Fit” training and several months of TRX classes, I was able to hike up a side of a mountain outside Salt Lake City – with energy and enthusiasm! My muscles handled the climb just fine, and my cardio kept up despite the change in altitude. Thanks to Rebecca for her cheerful encouragement through every workout.”

Brittany: Runs Because She Never Ran a 5K Before and Thought It Would Be Cool to Do One (Even though she HATED running.)

Week 5/ 6 of The Run to Be Fit Program for Brittany and she met her 5K Goal! On week one Brittany’s 1 mile run was timed at 9 minutes and 34 secs. We used the the 1 mile run pace as a goal to accomplish an entire 5K at that same pace by week 6. Brittany’s timed 3.2 mile run today was completed in 27 minutes and 2 secs!!!! (It should be said that she did this after working a 3 am- 9am!) You rock BRITTANY!!! Her next 6 week goal is a 24 minute 5K!
Brittany says,

“One of the first things I said to Rebecca was ‘I hate running. I’m here for strength and to support my sister as she jump starts to a healthier lifestyle’… Over the past few weeks Rebecca has pushed me to limits I thought I could never reach. The entire XCEL staff is so welcoming and supportive, I am so happy I joined!” 

XCEL SUMMER FITNESS Promotion! $250.00 for 3 Months of Unlimited Classes!

There’s 168 Hours in a WEEK, 40 hours at work, 56 hours sleeping with

72 hours left over… You just need 5-7 HOURS A WEEK TO TAKE YOUR FITNESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

(You’ll still have 65 hours left over for laying on the beach, bringing your kids to sports, gardening, festival going and up north adventures…)

We are starting the XCEL FITNESS SUMMER CHALLENGE  Which RUNS JUNE 17th- SEPTEMBER 17th. This includes Unlimited XCEL Fitness Classes! We’d like to see you 3-5 days a week so you can see AMAZING RESULTS AND REACH THOSE FITNESS GOALS!  If you sign up before June 17th for this SUMMER CHALLENGE the cost is only $250.00! (You can sign up month by month if you’d like, for $100.00 a month. Of course we will also still offer the 10 classes for $120.00 too!)

(Click Here) to read an awesome article I read about Fitness Tribes… it’s actually kind of a “thing” in the fitness world as people have much more success in meeting their goals in a Fitness Tribe, than in the gym.  I love the term because it’s exactly what working out at XCEL IS ABOUT!

Fitness Tribe(noun): a group of two or more people who engage in healthy behavior, build healthy habits or achieve a health or fitness goal. (That is SOOO us!)

XCEL FITNESS TRIBE: We’ve got Run to Be Fit, Running Conditioning Bootcamps, Trx classes, Strengthening Bootcamps, TRX/Kickboxing Fusion, Tabata! All in small groups geared to challenge you and offer one on one accountability with both your personal trainer and workout buddies who will totally miss you if you don’t come to class, they’ll cheer you on… it is so completely motivating!

YOU’VE GOT KIDS? We’ve got you COVERED! 

AWe have something going on for your kiddos during ALL of the Run to Be Fit and For Fun Classes! (We really do want getting your workout in to be as effortless as possible!) Contact Rebecca to reserve kids class space!

XCEL May/June Updates and News!

We now offer Kickboxing/TRX Fusion!

A tag team class taught by Instructor Jay and Rebecca. Picture this: Kicking combos, TRX Jump Squats, punching drills then TRX Burpee Push Ups. NON STOP, FAST PACED, Working through the muscle groups for a total body burn!!! Now offered Monday night, 7:15- 8:15 pm and Thursday night 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday afternoon 11:45am-12:30pm

Important Scheduling Updates!

This week only, Run to Be Fit and For Fun will be from 9:15-10:00 am, Wednesday May 21st. We changed the schedule a little so moms and dads could watch their kids school programs… There will be bootcamp at 11:00 am as usual. Friday morning, the Run to Be Fit and For Fun is from 10:45 to 11:45 and then we will have Kickboxing/TRX Fusion at 11:45 am.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS HERE! We will not be holding any XCEL classes Saturday, May 24th or Monday, May 26th! ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!

Please check the schedule, we are making several changes for the summer, effective June 2nd.

Here’s some more Run to Be Fit and For Fun Photo and check out the new YouTUBE clips! Enjoy!

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.

After my workout, I asked Balzarini why he is so passionate about TRX. “I love it because of all the benefits,” Balzarini said. “TRX is unlike machine-based training. It allows you to move through endless ranges and angles, which is much more beneficial and functional than other workouts.”

TRX training is a great workout. I love TRX because you can work in a variety of planes and in all ranges of motion. I can work on my running stride one day and perfect my golf swing another. TRX allows you to get creative, have fun, and push yourself past your limits.

The next day I was sore, but it was a “good sore” and I felt stronger.” (End Quote)

I would love to schedule a one on one session with you (and your friends) so you can see what TRX is all about! Or you are welcome to try a class for free! Please call Rebecca (414)771-0365 to discuss!


Run to Be Fit and For Fun Photos of the Week

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A photo says 1000 words. We had a fantastic week!

We welcome new runners to our program EVERY DAY! It is never to late to join in the fun! Contact Rebecca for more information!

S.M.A.R.T (=) Your Goals ACHIEVED!

There’s a thing personal trainers (and a lot of other people) use called SMART Goals:







Thinking S.M.A.R.T can achieve a bikini bod, a sexy fast run, biceps, a six pack… whatever your fitness goals may be.

So really quick, lets talk about making a short and a long term goal.

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More about the 6 Week XCEL Body Rock Challenge

Join us for a 6 Week Commitment to get in the best shape of your life!!! (This Program is Running Continously! Start up your 6 Weeks at Anytime!)

The price is $150.00 a person for unlimited running bootcamps. I am now calling the running bootcamps, “RUN TO BE FIT AND FOR FUN” Bootcamps. (They include 5K running prep, you’ll get fit and you’ll have fun…) ALSO INCLUDED ARE TWO XCEL FITNESS CLASSES each week.


“The hardest part was saying, ‘I’m going to do a run’, but now that I’m doing it, it’s pretty empowering.” – Quote for Run to Be Fit Or For Fun Participant

The American Council of Exercise recommends that individuals get 60-90 minutes of cardio activity 5 days a week, if you want to lose weight, OR  if you want to participate in a run this summer (I say “OR” because some of you might not want to lose weight but you still will benefit from participating in this challenge!) Every needs to do strengthening at least 2 times a week to see improvement in your muscle mass and strength, which is why we offer two XCEL FITNESS Classes a week… So, you see, WE”VE GOT YOU COVERED!

Many of you are planning on running 5 Ks, half and full marathons… during these 6 weeks, you will build up your endurance and increase speed, get stronger and (if you want to) you can lose up to 12 lbs in this 6 week period. Since everyone has a different spin on the goals they are working towards, we will PERSONALIZE the workouts to fit your needs and we will also provide a one-on-one weekly update session with one of our trainers and offer nutritional accountability for eating right with myfitnesspal app.

SO WHAT does the 6 WEEK XCEL Body Rock Challenge Include?

TRX Suspension Training at Family TKD Champions

2 XCEL TRX Classes, Tabata or Bootcamps every week are included in this package as well!

This program includes the unlimited RUN TO BE FIT AND FOR FUN Bootcamps and 2 XCEL Fitness classes a week of your choice. These classes incorporate 5K running prep, interval training for those who want to improve their overall time for longer runs, strengthening, conditioning exercises and fun stuff that will challenge you in every way!! We want each of you to COMMIT to at 3 to 5 days of exercise for 6 WEEKS! It’s a jump start program to bring out the best IN YOU!

There will be no guesswork on your part as to if you are doing the right kind of workout… you’re going to have accountability with us trainers, and you’ll have the fun of being with like minded people who are working on similar goals!

So here’s the “The RUN TO BE FIT AND FOR FUN” Bootcamps that we will start April 14th and we will run the program throughout the summer. After you complete your first 6 weeks (and accomplish the 6 weeks goals you’ve set) you may want to do another (and another). You might be surprised at how amazing you become at running!(And how much you love it!) ” Clear your Mind of Can’t!”

 Option 2/ Personal Training Offer:


“Personal Training provides one on one accountability and really helps me stick to my workout schedule. It gets me out of bed in the morning. I can’t push snooze…”

If you want to work with one on one with a personal trainer for a 6 week session, WE HAVE THAT TOO! Sometimes the one on one attention of a Personal Trainer is EXACTLY what’s needed to see RESULTS. Maybe your schedule doesn’t work with the times we offer classes, maybe your goals are different… Sometimes it’s because when you have a personal trainer, you are 100% accountable to doing the right thing for you… The Personal Training would be offered at $520.00 for 6 WEEKS. This will include three one on one sessions with your trainer a week for 6 weeks. In addition to the three one on one sessions you canalso attend two group classes a week.  This is a huge savings! We usually sell personal training at $50.00 a session! For these six weeks, you must schedule your 3 personal training and class workouts on a weekly basis, there’s no roll over scheduling!  We are offering this amazing price because we want to see AMAZING RESULTS!

IF YOU CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS and STAY COMMITTED FOR 6 WEEKS, you’ll get where you want to be! Call or email me if you need help deciding which fit is better! or (414)771-0365.