Perfect Fit Personal Training

A blog to enlighten you about health and fitness

30 days to a new you- my article in ALIVE

Check out my article in May’s Alive magazine.

30 days to a new you, Nicole Palacios.

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Partner Training- Get Fit with a Friend

Have you ever had the benefit of training with a friend or partner?

Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to try out some new exercises that you might not have tried before.

I had the privilege of training one of my favorite clients tonight, along with her friend who was visiting from out-of-town. My client got to show her friend all the great things she was working on with me, and they got to have a lot of fun doing it at the same time. It just flew by!

Partner training is a great way to stay in shape while also connecting with a friend or loved one.

Not only that, but it cuts down the cost of a one-on-one personal training session and each client gets to pay half.

Here is a video to give you a few ideas to try out with a partner of your own.

Interested in training with a partner? Perfect Fit Personal Training in North Vancouver can get you started. Email us today to find out more: nicole@perfectfit.ws

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Supporting Local Charities Through Fitness

Go for a walk, raise money for the BC Epilepsy Society; not a bad deal.

If you want to show off your walking skills or just support others in doing it, here is a great event being hosted by Cindy from my group fitness classes at Genesis Athletic Club.

What: Cindy’s 5K Poker Walk

When: Sunday, May 30th at 8:30am

Where: Kerrisdale Arena, West 41st and East Blvd, Vancouver

go to www.runningroom.com until May 26thth to enter, or go to any running room store to find out more info.

Good luck Cindy!

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Drink Your Water

Are you getting enough liquids throughout the day?

Did you wake up and have water, or coffee/tea/ juice?

While you may not feel thirsty, your body does need quite  a lot of water every day. And even though it may sometimes feel like hunger, your body may be trying to tell you something.

Here is a little indication of why you need to drink plenty of H2O:

  • Your body is made up of approximately 60% water
  • Your muscles are made up of around 70% water
  • Bones contain around 20% water

Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to help you lose weight and stay healthy. Drinking water regularly gives you a fuller feeling, especially if you drink some right before eating.

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Everything in Moderation

Here is a great article from one of my favorite sites, Sparkpeople.com

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=729

Diets are not the way to go and this article explains more.

Have a great day!

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Bootcamp: Get Ready for Your Swimsuit!

Interval training is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to lose weight…

If you want to lose inches and fat off your body for summer, look no further.

Perfect Fit Personal Training is now offering Bootcamp classes!

Offered 1-3 times per week outdoors.
$13/class inclusive
Classes start on Monday, May 31st, 2010
Must pre-register at: 604.318.6534 or email nicole@perfectfit.ws

Get ready for summer now!

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Stop Sabotaging Yourself!

Check out this article on figuring out how to stay healthy and on track with your fitness journey:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=699

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Shape Up Your Arms for Summer

Tank tops, tube tops, bikinis…they all show off your arms. Looking for more tone and definition in your arms so you can look amazing in your spaghetti straps?

Starting out with light or no weights, focus on high reps and low resistance.

Here are some of my favorite exercises for the arms:

  • Push Ups- 2-3 sets of 10-15
  • Dips (from a bench or chair)- 2-3 sets of 10-15
  • Bicep curls (change your positioning to hit the muscles from different angles)- 2-3 sets of 15
  • Shoulder lateral and front raises- 2-3 sets of 15-20
  • Planks- hold for one minute
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Single-arm Medicine Ball Push-up – Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders – Get Fit Exercise Library – American Council on Exercise

Check out this exercise of the month from America’s Council on Exercise:

Single-arm Medicine Ball Push-up – Abs, Arms, Chest, Shoulders – Get Fit Exercise Library – American Council on Exercise.

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