All I Want For Christmas is Toning and a Six Pack…

… by next year.

Happy New Year! We want that to be your reality so here’s the new challenge…. We’re calling it the “Resolute Challenge” because resolve is a leap beyond resolve…

Every year my schedule triples and quadruples in January with a wave a newly passionate people ready to make a difference in their fitness. One of the things I absolutely love about this is the momemtum that if fueled properly leads to overall HUGE results!

I wanted it to be different the 100 Challenge and didn’t know how to start… then I thought, let do a a fitness personality test! But I couldn’t find one so I made one. I made it with absolute enjoyment through my dorky love for weird facts and scientific studies of personalities, and figuring out WHY people do the things they do and ultimately why they succeed. Have you ever read the SCIENCE OF YOU? FULL of cool studies! I wish I could say I was a fitness psychiatrist but that’s not a real thing…

SO we start with this pretty basic test where we figure out the why, what and how YOU start and what YOU need to complete your NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS.

Common New Years Resolutions… (aka WHY)

Lose 5-10 lbs, Stress Relief, I need to get healthier or I’ll get a really serious disease, Lose 2 lbs, 10 lbs, 50 or 100, get Faster, get stronger, Toning/Definition, a 6 Pack, Better time for 5k, Run a Half Marathon, Be so athletic I could model for Nike, I watch TV 20+ hours a week there-must-be-more-to-life, I FEEL BLAH, I want to be a Super Hero….

What motivates you? When do you workout? How many days do you work out? 

We take all these questions, and match you with 1-3 people who are your perfect match (I like to friend-match people too, another secret passion of mine)  to be your team members. Plus Courtney, Candace or I will be your group’s Personal Trainer. We will write you a plan with realistic goals… You’ll get points and they’ll be scored based on your personal daily assignment. (That does NOT mean you won’t have to do burpees. ) You will work out with your team members, they will share your goals and they’ll make it more fun.

Cost is $25.00 and we have a “TWIST” 

You will also be matched to a “Sponsor” they will provide the competition aspect to this challenge. Your sponsor will take $25.00 (the registration fee) and put it in a jar with your name on it. Your sponsor will be on a competing team, you’ll send your points to her/him (each point is worth $0.50)  and they will reward you with a gift card with what is left of the $25.00 that they put in your jar. (Sponsors will have a sponsor too. It’s the circle of life.)  The reward will be something like a $20.00 Starbucks Gift Card, or Brunch at Blue’s Egg… The remaining $ will be to the “RUN JAR” to help pay for a 5K of your choosing in the summer. You can walk, run or cheerlead or volunteer at a run if you have an injury that inhibits lots of walking/running but you gotta do something, if you have more than $10.00 left over after your reward. (It’s really not a punishment it will be fun AND its MOTIVATION!)

The cool thing is that each person will be rewarded and recognized for their efforts, you’ll have team support and a little competition! You’ll meet your goals and be on the path to long term success!

I have the fitness personality test ready and I’d love to get a headstart matching people up with their teams BEFORE the start date! They will be available at XCEL or I can email you a copy.

If you’ve never tried XCEL PERSONAL TRAINING now is the perfect time to join! Try a week for free classes anytime in January, (We love new people at XCEL, we’ll learn your name and everything…)

Call, text or email! r.hasbani@live.com (414)771-0365

CLEAR YOUR MIND OF CAN”T! (Really there’s nothing you can’t do.)

HOLIDAY NEWS!

Our 100’s Challenge has been completed with HUGE success! So many personal goals have been met through the awesome team support and countless workouts!  Now that the challenge has been completed there is a void….

WHAT’S NEXT?

I am working on designing the NEW YEARS challenge that will run January 5th-February 13th. It’s going to be totally new and exciting! I will post this new challenge as soon as the details are all together. For now you need to know, it’s going to be fun, you’ll be matched with a small group who have similiar goals, workout schedules and someone who will motivate you and you will motivate.  (I even made a workout “personality” test, ya I know, dorky) the assignments will work towards YOUR goal specifically and completing your daily assignment will be rewarded with a point, but a totally different reward system. EVERYONE will benefit taking part in this challenge and it’s a great way to make your NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS a reality!!

MINI WEIGH IN CHALLENGE: NOW- JANUARY 5th

Weigh yourself, give me the number and $5.00. On January 5th we are all going to weigh in again…. the one who has lost the most weight over the holidays receive the $ for a pedicure to start the new year callous free! It’s as simple as that!

XCEL WILL NOT BE HOLDING CLASSES DECEMBER 24th- January 2nd. I suggest doing lots of burpees and going back to your old 100’s Challenge Habits! Let me know if you have any questions! r.hasbani@live.com

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO XCEL:

Starting now through January, invite as many friends as you’d like to come to unlimited classes for a week for FREE! We have officially been in business for a year and would LOVE to have more people be part of XCEL!  For every new person who signs up for XCEL Classes or Personal Training, you will receive $10.00 off your next class package!

(Groupon purchases excluded from $10.00 credit. Please note: Groupon and Living Social Deals are for first time clients only.)

The 100’s Challenge Celebration Recap:

The Gogo’s 1st Place Winners, Hulkettes close behind in 2nd! Team Rocky and The Fast and Furious were in 3rd and 4th Place! EVERYONE did such an amazing job. I am so proud of the progress I’ve seen! Individuals have accomplished things like a 7 minute mile, 100 Pushups in 2 minutes, 80 Burpees, and 100 Situps, 21 inches lost and so much more! I believe the best thing about this challenge has been getting to know people with similar goals that led to meaningful friendships! Great job everyone!!

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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!!  

A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING:

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 r.hasbani@live.com

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!

Need MOTIVATION to GET STARTED?

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 Active.com 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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