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Why Stop Here? How well do you know your trainer?


Why Stop Here? How well do you know your trainer?

Ever given much thought to the word “result”?  Here’s the definition:  Something that ensues from an action, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence.  That’s right – action causes results!  We hope all the hard work you’re putting into classes, any changes you’re making to your diet, and all the extra activity you’re getting outside of class in your day-to-day life are yielding results.

If you’ve completed your first month with us, congratulations!  Here are a few things you may’ve encountered along the way:

  • You worked arms so hard that at some point, holding the steering wheel while driving may’ve been a challenge
  • You did so many squats that you needed to give yourself extra time to get to the restroom
  • You completed so many crunches and situps that the pain you felt when sneezing could be compared to childbirth
  • Depending on your park, you learned where the 2nd speedbump, the garden, the stop sign, the soccer goal, the tennis courts, the trees, the 1.33 mile loop and other stops are located

If you’re not new and this is just another month in the life of a boot camper, we love you for your dedication and the commitment you make with us each day.  You are an inspiration not only to your trainers, but to new students who see your hard work and work to get to where you are.

We also hope you’re having <a little> fun getting to know your trainers.  For some, you spend a time with each trainer, as you hop from class to class, based on your schedule. For others, your schedule may not allow you that flexibility and you’re only familiar with one or two trainers.

Let’s just see how well you do you know your trainers.  With the help  of a few students who do some class hopping, below is a brief description of each boot camp trainer.  Can you match the trainer with the description?  The first person to email me the correct answer, by matching number to letter, at, wins a prize!

Trainers Descriptions
1. Bernard a. When found performing mountain climbers, the view is pretty good; can also be heard asking for 200 squats
2. Josh b. Laid back; silent but deadly
3. Porter c. Can very often be heard asking folks to run; then run more; then run some more
4. Rashad d. Sweet voice, bubbly, but don’t close your eyes; (s)he’ll turn on you
5. Tynisha e. Will call you out; don’t bring the nonsense to class
6. Wendi f. When does (s)he sleep?  Like your first grade teacher; you just do what you’re told

We really hope you’re enjoying your time with us and want to see you continue your fitness journey with the help of Total Fitness Revolution.  If you have any questions or are ready to make the commitment to stick with us to see real results, please let us know.

Recipe of the Week:

In keeping with the TFR Paleo challenge, here is a gym favorite.  In fact, it was so much the favorite that it won the TFR Paleo Cookoff.  Your recipe of the week, compliments of our own Dahlia Johnson:

Dahlia’s Paleo Waffles


1/2 cup of almond flour
2 bananas
2 tsp of almond butter
2 eggs
2 tbsp of melted coconut oil
Splash of vanilla extract

Mix well, pour into a waffle iron and cook.  Serve with blue agave drizzled on top.

Homework for the week:

The plank, which is a core and balance exercise performed on your toes and elbows (or hands), is one of the few exercises that covers all major muscle groups, including shoulders, biceps, neck, chest, abs, lower back, glutes, thighs and calves, with just your body weight.

For seven days, try this:

Keeping your bottom down, back flat, and core tight, hold yourself in plank position for four minutes or as long as you can.  If you drop before the four minutes are up, flip over and perform ten situps, then get back up in plank position.  Continue this rotation for four full minutes.

The Flip Side:

We encourage you to try out classes at the gym as well.  We offer a wide variety of classes including Cycling, Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga, Zumba, Buns & Bellies, and Cardiofunk.  You can sign up using the same MindBody portal you use to sign up for boot camp classes.

Don’t forget to sign up for a membership so you can continue your fitness journey with us.  Membership is $99 for a six-month commitment, and $135 month-to-month.