Giving Made Easy

If you’re like me, you have lots of moments through out your day where you’ll say, “I really need to do that this year.”…

feedoneNow this can apply to anything: getting in shape, saving money, connecting to your faith, being charitable, etc.

I know personally, whenever I come across something that I know will be good for my life that I want to do, unless it’s easy, chances are it’ll never happen.

That’s just the reality of it.  Easy increases the rate of your success.

Now there are lots of journeys in life that only are achieved the hard way.  That’s why they’re called journeys and not short-cuts.

But the proof remains in the pudding; the easier the path to get started in an endeavor, the higher the chances of reaching your goal, albeit: getting in shape, getting a new degree, saving money, quitting smoking and tithing.

This Thanksgiving, I’ve made it my goal to organize a mass effort in adopting an feeding 50 families in Orange County on Thanksgiving morning.

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I choose this endeavor I’m calling the Basket Brigade because of how powerful the giving experience is going to be for everyone who gets involved.

  • The giver (you) will be able to have the special moment of actually meeting and delivering a beautiful basket of food to a struggling family; giving them the opportunity to have a real Thanksgiving, without worry.  You will be delivering hope and love that will start a butterfly effect to the members of the families you will be touching.
  • The recipient families, will receive the gift of hope.  When a family struggles, hope is easily lost when there seems to be no end in sight and no one seems to care.  By getting a beautifully built food basket, these families will know for certain that strangers do care and that there is hope.

givingI’ve actually wanted to do this for several years and I’ve always stopped short because it seemed like a lot of work…

And I’m sure when it comes to giving, you may feel the same way.

That is why I have made it INCREDIBLY easy for everyone who wants to participate in making this Thanksgiving a truly magical day.

If in your heart and soul, you want to give HOPE and LOVE to a family that is severely struggling and lacking the many things we take for granted, than please step forward.

Myself and my team of volunteers have made adopting and feeding families as easy as it will ever be.

5 Easy Steps To Feeding A Family This Thanksgiving

  1. Decide and commit to the job of adopting a struggling family in need this Thanksgiving. (email me to sign-up Steve@pt-revolution.com)
  2. Download the welcome letter and basket list here.
  3. Build your basket
  4. Deliver your basket to your assigned family on Thanksgiving morning
  5. Enjoy the true meaning of Thanksgiving with a full heart :)

Seem easy enough?  It is.

Of course the hardest part of making an impact is taking the very first step.

Please take this first step with me in helping to magic Thanksgiving magical for struggling families.

Below, I have included other ways to help out if you are not able to adopt a family.

Thank you so much and please contact me with any questions.

-Steve de la Torre

Adopt-A-Family Frequently Asked Questions

I want to adopt-a-family, how do I sign-up?
Great! To sign-up, please send an email to steve@pt-revolution.com and include your name, phone number and any other questions you may have.  I’ll add you to the list and contact you promptly.

Ok, I’ve signed-up, how and when do I start putting my food basket together?
There are 2 ways to build your food basket:
1) you generously buy all the items on the Basket Food List yourself or the way I recommend is
2) Get your friends and family involved.
The most common way to involve others is to ask another family to co-sponsor your basket or to ask for donations from everyone you know; friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Remember, the easier you make it for people to donate, the more likely they will want to participate.  And you’ll want to start right away so that Thanksgiving doesn’t sneak up on you!
Download food list here.

How will I know which family to deliver to?
The week of Thanksgiving, you will be assigned an Orange County family to deliver to.  The families will know to expect a special delivery.  When you deliver, we ask that you limit your deliver crew to 4-5 people as to not overwhelm the recipient family.  Also, please remember to be sensitive to their environment and avoid from taking pictures or making the recipient families feel uncomfortable.

What items are not allowed to be put into baskets?
Baskets are open to any and all items EXCEPT the following: perishable items (except for the turkey) like milk and eggs, tobacco products , alcohol, religious or politically affiliated items, anything else commonly deemed inappropriate.

I’m going to be out of town on Thanksgiving day but I want to help, how else can I contribute?
There are several ways to help out, even if you’re not available to adopt-a-family.  Please click this box to expand the other giving options.

Open For Giving Options


Basket Donator – By being a Basket Donator, you are committing to donating basket items from the Basket Shopping List. Your items will help us build bountiful baskets. You may donate as much or as little as you are comfortable with – no donation is too small. Please fill out the form below with your committed items.

Brigade Helper – By being a Brigade Helper, you are committing to contributing your time, energy and special talents to the mission at hand. As you can imagine, organizing the logistics to meet our goal of feeding 20+ struggling families would be impossible without the help of dedicated and caring volunteers. If you elect to be a brigade helper, you can expect to help in the following ways: call outreach organizations, pack food baskets, shop for items (with donations), create delivery lists, connect with volunteers, etc. **I know how busy you are so do not worry about over committing your time. Each task will be small and doable and your tasks will be handed out as needed. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be a helper.

Junior Brigaders – It’s my vision that besides food and Thanksgiving items, we also fill these baskets with love and messages of encouragement and hope. Enlisting your children to be Junior Brigaders is a great way to get them involved by having them make Thanksgiving decorations, handmade cards and anything their imaginations can conceive. These items will be added inside every basket. Remember the mission: we are delivering HOPE, not just food. Please fill out the form below if you would like to enlist your children as Junior Brigaders!

Other Ways To Help Our Mission

Brigade Sponsor – Brigade Sponsors help by generously giving (in any amount) monetary donations. All donations will be collected through this special Paypal link: I would Like To Donate
Become A Basket Sponsor NOW!

Brigade Burner – To help make this an epic Thanksgiving event, I am personally committing to donating $50 from every person that joins my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry program between now and Thanksgiving. This is the perfect opportunity if your goal is to lose fat or keep fat off this holiday season. Not only will you get into awesome shape but you will also be donating $50 which will help us feed more families. To find out how you can join my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry, click the link.
Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry!

 

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Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Our Thanksgiving holiday has long been a tradition of spending time with our families, eating too much, watching football games and taking afternoon naps.

And although I cherish this time spent with my family over a delicious meal; I wonder what happened to the Giving part of Thanksgiving?

Adopt a Family Thanksgiving

This year, I am making it my goal to help in feeding 20+ struggling families by delivering food baskets in person, on Thanksgiving morning.

When I first decided to do something to help those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, I was simply going to organize a canned food drive and call it a day.

But then I began to think of the countless families, much like mine growing up, who struggle to create a special Thanksgiving experience for their children, because of lack of means.

1 in 5 Children

And many of the families that need the most help also have too much pride to ‘raise their hand’ for help.

Forgotten ElderlyThinking of the children, mothers, fathers and grandparents who would not be able to take the day to celebrate it the way most of us will – full of food and joy, broke my heart.  And it’s with that, my focus changed to create an amazing experience for those families and children by personally delivering food baskets to them.

I want to personally reach out to you and ask you to join my effort in feeding a struggling family on this Thanksgiving.

We will be organizing a massive effort to put together beautifully filled baskets of food and personally delivering them to designated families – showing them that strangers do in fact care.

Besides the experience we will be creating for the families, an equally, if not stronger experience will be gifted to you and I as the GIVERS.

Between the Gifted and the Giver; the greatest gift goes to the latter.

Now although we will be focused on gathering food, the true gift isn’t in the items.

The true gift we will be giving is = HOPE.

Hope that the world is full of good and hard times will not last.

The gift to us, the givers, is: in spite of all of our stress and problems we feel, we’re already rich and have everything we need. And by giving, we fill our hearts with more love than we can handle.

There are several ways you can help.  Please see the list of needs and fill out the form with your commitment to help in order to participate.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your generosity in helping create a magical Thanksgiving day for families that need our help.

-Steve

Yes I Want To Be Part Of The Basket Brigade

There are several ways you can help and participate. Please fill out the form below and let us know how you would like to help so we can commit to helping more families! (Even the smallest of donations, brings us closer to our goal).

Basket Brigade Leader –  By being a Brigade Leader, you will be committing to putting together a complete basket and delivering it to a designated family.  The best way to be a brigade leader is to enlist your friends and family to help you build your basket, so that the entire burden doesn’t fall on to you.  The brigade leaders and their helpers will experience what giving is all about to the fullest by hand delivering a beautiful basket to the home of each family. *Each brigade leader will only deliver to a single family unless you commit to more than one basket.

Basket Donator –  By being a Basket Donator, you are committing to donating basket items from the Basket Shopping List.  Your items will help us build bountiful baskets.  You may donate as much or as little as you are comfortable with – no donation is too small.  Please fill out the form below with your committed items.

Brigade Helper – By being a Brigade Helper, you are committing to contributing your time, energy and special talents to the mission at hand.  As you can imagine, organizing the logistics to meet our goal of feeding 20+ struggling families would be impossible without the help of dedicated and caring volunteers.  If you elect to be a brigade helper, you can expect to help in the following ways: call outreach organizations, pack food baskets, shop for items (with donations), create delivery lists, connect with volunteers, etc.  **I know how busy you are so do not worry about over committing your time.  Each task will be small and doable and your tasks will be handed out as needed.  Please fill out the form below if you would like to be a helper.

Junior Brigaders – It’s my vision that besides food and Thanksgiving items, we also fill these baskets with love and messages of encouragement and hope.  Enlisting your children to be Junior Brigaders is a great way to get them involved by having them make Thanksgiving decorations, handmade cards and anything their imaginations can conceive. These items will be added inside every basket.  Remember the mission: we are delivering HOPE, not just food. Please fill out the form below if you would like to enlist your children as Junior Brigaders!

Other Ways To Help Our Mission

Brigade Sponsor – Brigade Sponsors help by generously giving (in any amount) monetary donations. All donations will be collected through this special Paypal link: I would Like To Donate
Become A Basket Sponsor NOW!

Brigade Burner –  To help make this an epic Thanksgiving event, I am personally committing to donating $50 from every person that joins my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry program between now and Thanksgiving.  This is the perfect opportunity if your goal is to lose fat or keep fat off this holiday season.  Not only will you get into awesome shape but you will also be donating $50 which will help us feed more families.  To find out how you can join my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungryclick the link.
Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry!

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8 Week Fitness Challenge Winner

9 weeks ago 40 brave participants, full of great intentions and expectations embarked on my 8-week Shock & Awe fitness challenge.

This 8-week fitness program promised to deliver the participants who followed my guidelines results that were Shocking and Awe-inspiring; hence the name.

pt revolutionEvery year I run about 3 fitness challenges and I limit it to the first 40 people that sign up.

I like to be able to connect with every individual and keeping the numbers low helps me from feeling spread to thin.

These challenges are without a doubt the most popular programs I run and it’s no doubt because every participant that reaches the end sees amazing results.

It’s common to see both men and women

  • lose 15-25 pounds
  • Shed inches off their waist and hips
  • Increase energy levels
  • Reduce and sometimes completely remove the dependence on medications
  • Sky rocket their fitness levels and capacity
  • Develop a new positive identity
  • Gain a tremendous amount of self confidence
  • and in many cases participants completely change the direction of their lives because of the mental, emotional and physical changes they undergo.

My biggest passion lies, not in training people, but in helping facilitate positive change.

I strongly believe that fitness is synergistic and by improving your health and improving your fitness, you also indirectly improve every other aspect of your life.

I see it happen every day.

Having better health & fitness = more energy to be the person you want to be.

If you’d like to participate in my next fitness challenges, you’ll have the opportunity to get on my Early Notification list below. My next challenge is scheduled for January 13, 2014.
**please only add your name to the list if you are absolutely serious about wanting to positively change your life.

fitness vision boardTo give you an idea of the commitment level required to participate in one of my programs, participants had to complete:

  • an intensive “Mission Plan” goal setting worksheet
  • Have body fat, body metrics and before pictures taken.
  • A new weekly assignment ranging from running 1 mile every day to going gluten free.
  • Make a public declaration of goals.
  • 8 straight weeks of intensifying workouts.
  • 6 Workouts per week
  • Fitness test of 100 Burpees + 100 squats at the beginning and end.
  • And all participants had to wear a special wristband with the words “Be The Inspiration” on it and there was heavy penalties for anyone who forgot to wear it to the gym!

These are just a few of the fun details that my brave clients endured. The hardest part of course was sticking to the program for the 8- week time.

If you’ve ever made a been a member at a big box gym in January, you’ve probably experienced the New Years rush that quickly dies out before Valentine’s Day (6 weeks).

Commitment isn’t easy and because of that, I’m extremely proud and humbled by all my challenge finishers!

Now out of the original 40 participants, 26 people finished the entire program.  That means 26 completed the final fitness retest of 100 Burpees + 100 Squats and did their final measurements.

Of those 26 finishers, every single one of them saw major improvements in fitness and body fat changes.

never give up fitness motivationThat means 100% of the participants that stuck with the program til the end achieved positive results…

Pretty safety say, if you never quit, you’re chances of success sky rocket.

As with most challenging journeys in life, “many people start up the mountain…and only a few reach the top”.

I’m extremely proud and humbled by the amazing effort and discipline my clients put forth.

Never give up and never quit. Even if every step forward is a baby step, you’re still making progress.

At the beginning of my 8-week Shock & Awe fitness challenge, I promised to award the person with the best transformation… 1 year of Free Training!

On paper, 12 months of my coaching and mentoring is valued at a few thousand dollars; pretty good prize.

But in terms of potential life improvements, this award is PRICELESS.

At the end of this 8-week challenge I had to pick a single person who made the biggest transformation….

I was ecstatic and stressed to have to pick only one person.

In 8 weeks I witnessed so many great stories of struggle and triumph.

The struggle of completing each and every workout, which I made tough every single day!

The struggle of making nutritional changes and having the strength to not give in to temptations, cravings and social pressures.

The struggle of our habits, that die hard and try to pull us back any chance they get.

And the struggle of overcoming our own mental and emotional limitations that keep us from reaching our true potential. This I believe is the biggest struggle of all.

As I went through all the results and stories I realized that out of all the winners, one single person really stood out.

And that person is Garret Sample.

before and after challenge

I first met Garrett 2 months ago when he was convinced to sign up for this 8-week challenge by his good friend Carlos. Carlos had already been working out for a month and was undergoing his own transformation (Carlos by the way was one of my finalists).

Garrett’s fitness mission was to get in shape to successfully finish the Fire Academy in 2014.

I met Garrett during the beginning measurements day and he quietly asked me if I could not cash his program fee check for a week.

before and after fitness challenge

Now I generally don’t like to make these kinds of deals because I only want the people that are most committed to join and those that don’t let anything get in their way.

But when I looked in Garrett’s eye, I knew he had a fire that had yet to shine bright so I agreed and made a mental note to hold him to higher expectations.

Garrett is a quiet guy and you most wouldn’t notice his 6″ frame in a room.

For 8-weeks, Garrett put in his work. Sweating and suffering through workouts.

before and after fitness challenge fat loss

At first he was completely de-conditioned and could barely finish the workouts.

But slowly as  each week and workout went by, Garrett began to move to the top of each class and was finishing each workout stronger than the one before.

At the end of our last week when it was time to remeasure, I was floored…

Garret had lost 25 pounds, 8% bodyfat and 15 total inches (5 of those off his waist.)

His fitness levels were now thru the roof and the cherry on top is, Garret now has a normal blood pressure and has confidence he didn’t have before.

In fact he told me his new nickname at work is now “Slim”.

How’s that for life changing?

Here is Garret’s story in his own words.

I have been wanting to change my lifestyle and fitness for a while. Over the last few years I have been struggling with it.

I looked up diets and workouts to try but was never motivated and only last a few days to a week at most. Then my friend Carlos told me about your program and said he was getting great results.

garrett

I’m proud of you Garrett!

He also told me about the 8 week challenge you were about to start and I was very afraid to do it, as I was in absolutely terrible shape and the biggest I have ever been at 218lbs.

I wanted to try it but from other friends they told me I wouldn’t last more than a week or two. I knew in the back of my head I was going to start a fire academy soon so I knew this would be a great way to start getting back in to shape and I wanted to prove everybody that doubted me wrong and to show them I could do something awesome, like complete this challenge.

So I set out to kick ass in your gym! When I heard the person who has the biggest transformation gets a year free at your gym, I set out to be that winner.

I wanted to show everyone that I could push myself further than I ever have before. From the very beginning, at measurements, you told me I could win this challenge and that’s what I needed to hear.

You made me believe in myself. So over the next 8 weeks I committed myself to your program and changed my life.

I went from 218lbs and couldn’t even finish a long lap without stopping to dropping 25lbs and being able to kick ass through an entire 45 minute workout at your gym.

Since I was 16 I have had high blood pressure usually averaging 150/86 blood pressure to now after your program my blood pressure is back to normal at 124/72. I almost cried when I saw that number.

You have transformed my life from being at rock bottom to feeling like a rock star. Thank you so much Steve, for everything over these last 8 weeks and I hope I can continue to kick ass in your gym over the next year.

Wow.

Garrett was just one amazing transformation and story of perseverance.

As I mentioned above, my next fitness challenge is scheduled for January 13th, 2014.

If you’d like to join my program and experience an awesome transformation like Garrett, add your email to the ‘Early Notification’ list below.

Steve's Fitness Challenge - early bird list
be first notified when the next fitness challenge opens!

I only take the first 40 people to sign-up so when I do open up my program please take action!   (I would hate to have to turn you away because the program filled up).

I look forward to seeing you in the gym soon!

-Steve

 

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2 Year Anniversary Celebration Special!

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5 weeks of fitness only $39(offer expires 8/31/2013 11:59pm)

Hi There, I’m Steve de la Torre and whether you know me or not, I’m 100% committed to your fitness.

I’m so committed in fact that I want to do something special for you…

personal training revolutionI’ve been in the fitness industry for 15 years and it has always been a dream of mine to have my own location where I could implement my ideas, techniques and special training to the people that I wanted to train.

Well this week marks my 2-Year Anniversary of having a gym to call my own and I want to invite you to celebrate with me.

You see every day I get people wanting to “TRY” (those are air quotes) out my fitness program and every day most of those people end up “thinking about it” and never actually taking action.

Well I don’t want you to have to think about achieving your goals any more.

I’ve been a Fat Loss Expert for 15 years and in that time, I’ve learned that “thinking” about something gets you absolutely no-where.

“Only action will get you to your goals and beyond”

So with that being said, I’m going to offer you the opportunity to test drive my Success Proven Fitness Program for a full 5-Weeks for only $39!

5 weeks of fitness only $39(offer expires 8/31/2013 11:59pm)

I’ve never done anything like this before but I’m committed to removing every barrier and excuse to get you started on the path to your fitness goals.

(But be warned, this is a once in a lifetime enrollment special that expires on 8/31/2013 and will NEVER, EVER come back. )

Your 5-Week Fitness Pass includes:

  • Unlimited access to all gym workouts
  • Unlimited access at all outdoor bootcamp classes
  • 30-Day Nutrition Plan
  • 30-Day Exercise Plan
  • At home Workout Videos
  • Before and After measurements
  • unlimited fitness coaching
  • $100 gift certificate good for 1st months membership (after the 1st 5-weeks)

All for only $39!

*The $39 pricing is open to 1st time, new members only.
**as soon as you sign-up, you will receive a confirmation email and packet.
***your 5-week pass expires 12 months from date of purchase.

From your very first day in my fitness program, you can expect:

  • Accountability: I’ll educate, support and guide you every step of the way, applying just the right amount of pressure to make sure you follow through and enjoy the process!
  • Science: There are NO gimmicks. My system is based on strengthening your muscles (to get your metabolism revved up!), cardiovascular exercise (to burn more calories!) and nutrition (to keep your metabolism optimized).
  • Track Record: I’ve helped more than 1000 other folks successfully lose weight, get into amazing shape and look great and feel like a million bucks. Follow my system and you’ll get the same!
  • Motivation: I know how to get you going FAST and keep you going, so the results come quickly!
  • Expertise: You’re coached and trained by a Certified, highly trained fitness and weight loss EXPERT (not some college kid trying to make a buck)!
  • Structure & Consistency: Let’s face it, this is where the breakdown almost always occurs. Not only will I keep you on track and moving forward but you’ll receive extra motivation and support from your new fitness family.  With unlimited that type of unlimited support, success is all but guaranteed!
  • Customization: Your program is created for YOU, based on what YOU need, ensuring you reach your goals quickly and with 100% certainty!
  • Efficiency: I know you’re busy. You’ll get  in and get you out, at your convenience, so you can continue with your day and on your way to success!
  • Fun: Getting in shape can be fun and addicting! Especially when you experience  getting great results!
  • You Are Not Alone Anymore: Going at it alone does not work, my success-proven fitness system does!

So now you can:

  • Quit thinking about what it feels like to be in amazing shape.
  • Quit thinking about what it feels like to have unlimited amounts of energy.
  • Quit thinking about losing tons of body fat and toning up your body.
  • Quit thinking about feeling better about yourself than ever before…

If you’re ready to develop a strong, lean, body while accelerating your fitness & weight loss goals with a fitness program that is 100% guaranteed to transform your body then take action on my “no brainer” offer today before it expires on 8/31/2013 11:59pm.

Ps. I’ve never ran a special of this nature before but as I said early, I’m committed to removing any and all barriers for you to get started.  This is a once in a lifetime offer you don’t want to pass up.  If you don’t take action on this offer, I promise you’ll probably never see it again!

Pss. Want to increase your rate of success by 300%?  Recruit your friends to join you!  Feel free to pass this special on to your friends, family and favorite people before it expires!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What fitness levels are your programs appropriate for?
My fitness program can benefit almost everyone.  Because my program focuses on exercises that are functional, intensity-driven and core-specific in nature, you’re able to workout next to members who are first-timers and advanced.  Even if you have existing injuries (for the most part), I’m still able to properly scale your workout so you can participate in the fun!

What can I expect from your workout classes?
I currently offer 2 different workout classes: gym classes and outdoor bootcamp classes.  Both classes combine Strength Training, Core Conditioning and Cardio Training in an ultra effective and efficient 45 minute workout. Since all workouts are performed at a high intensity, you get twice the results in half the time!

How many times a week do I need to workout?
When you join my fitness program, you’ll be expected to attend at least 2 classes per week.  But the more often you attend, the better and faster the results you’ll see.  The clients that see the best results generally attend 4-6 classes a week.

What if I’m too sore to do one of your workout classes?
Sometimes soreness is a part of getting in shape.  If you ever feel too sore to workout, it is recommended that you stay active with a walk, bike ride, yoga class or similar.  As long as you’re spending time being active, you’ll recover faster and contribute to your wellness account!

Will I be given a diet to follow?
You will have access to my nutritional program to follow, if you’re up for the challenge.  The guidelines set forth in my nutrition program will aim to get you to omit processed foods, sugar, ‘bad’ carbohydrates, dairy and alcohol.  Although most people struggle with the nutritional aspect of any fitness program the guidelines I’ve created will help you take baby steps towards better nutrition.

Can I drop into any class on the schedule?
You may attend any open gym class on the schedule. My fitness program is different than your typical gym in that you must commit to an expected workout schedule. Of course, you may alter and change this schedule but it will serve to help keep you accountable and give me an idea of when to expect to see you in class.  I’ve found that having people commit to a schedule a head of time dramatically increases your chance of success. Before you start your program, you will need to turn in your expected workout schedule.

What results can I expect?
As with anything else, you can expect to get what you put in.  Several men and women have lost 7-20 pounds of fat within the first 30 days.  These types of results are typical of someone who follows the guidelines and commits to the program.  If you commit, you will succeed. I promise.

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59 Reasons To Exercise

Have you ever ditched your workout because you couldn’t think of enough good reasons to get off the couch?

reasons to exerciseIf this has happened to you, I know exactly how you feel.  There have been many times were I would have rather been lazy, sleep in or eat junk food instead.  In fact, these thoughts probably go thru my own mind on a weekly basis.

It’s normal and natural.

When I get into this funk of wanting to bail on my workout, I make a mental list of all the benefits and good reasons to get my lazy bum to gym.  Sometimes I only need list a few and sometimes it takes dozens!

If you ever find yourself looking for reasons to exercise, refer this list of 59 Reasons To Exercise, I made just for you!

The hardest part of every workout is always the beginning.  If you can just get yourself to move for the first few minutes, you’ll instantly begin to feel better and you’ll feel highly rewarded for finishing an almost abandoned workout!

If you need another great reason to get started on your path to fitness, click here to learn about my 2-Year Anniversary Special (expires 8/31/13).  I guarantee, you won’t regret it! (5 Weeks of Fitness for only $39 Expires 8/31/2013)

59 Reasons To Exercise

  1. Improves your quality of life
  2. Improves bone density
  3. Reduces joint pain
  4. Decreases Bad Cholesterol
  5. Reduces Stress
  6. Lowers risk of cancers
  7. Strengthens your heart
  8. Reduces tension & stress
  9. Improves liver function
  10. Adds a healthy glow to your complexion
  11. Increases your metabolic rate
  12. Improves your flexibility
  13. Improves athletic performance
  14. Increases your self-confidence
  15. Makes you feel better all around
  16. Helps prevent heart disease
  17. Improves lung function
  18. Improves circulation
  19. You get more compliments from people
  20. Builds muscular strength
  21. Improves digestion
  22. Improves your attitude
  23. Improves cardiovascular function
  24. Increases good cholesterol
  25. Stimulates & improves concentration
  26. Improves endurance
  27. Makes you look better in clothes
  28. Increases your self-esteem
  29. Allows you to enjoy physical activity
  30. Allows you to make new healthy friends
  31. Decreases risk of osteoporosis
  32. Alleviates depression
  33. Tones & firms muscles
  34. Improves coordination & balance
  35. Stimulates feelings of well-being & accomplishment
  36. Strengthens joints
  37. Strengthens your cardio respiratory system
  38. Improves your body shape
  39. Decreases body fat
  40. Increases lean muscle tissue
  41. Lowers your resting heart rate
  42. Reduces illnesses
  43. Strengthens your immune system
  44. Invigorates the body & mind
  45. Increase cardio capacity
  46. Makes you feel more alive!
  47. Burns extra calories
  48. Increases your energy levels
  49. Improves emotional stability
  50. Improves your sex appeal
  51. Helps you sleep better
  52. Enhances sexual performance
  53. Improves agility
  54. Improves & eliminates back pain
  55. Reduces limitations in thinking
  56. Improves your posture
  57. Improves hormone functions
  58. Synergistically improves all other aspects of your life
  59. and last but not least – Exercise makes life better!

All too often we only focus only on the physical results of our exercise and nutrition efforts.  Always remember: whether it be taking a walk, yoga class or one of my fitness classes – it all benefits the bottom line = your health & fitness!

Next time you have plans to workout, think of the 58 (if not more) other good things you’re doing for yourself!

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1000 Burpees Fundraiser for the Troops

1000 burpees What’s the worst possible single-day physical challenge you can think of???

That’s basically how my 1000 Burpee Birthday Celebration came to fruition.

You see, my 33rd birthday is coming up (March 10th) and for the last few years I’ve celebrated by giving to a great cause. But this year I wanted to do something slightly different…

To make a long story as short as possible – yesterday (actually 1/30/13), while I took a break from work, I got the urge to really want to make this birthday memorable and different.  If you know me at all, then you know I don’t like to just sit on the sidelines and watch!

I can remember being a kid and watching Jack LaLane swimming the Catalina Channel while pulling 80 boats, for Jack LaLanneeach of his years! I wanted to do something to really shake things up and something I could include you in also :)

So with that in mind, I took to Facebook where I knew I would have no shortage of ideas and opinions! Within a few hours, my friends had recommended everything from doing a Mud Run to spending a week in Las Vegas.

Since I knew I wanted to do some sort of physical challenge that I had to train for that would lead up to my birthday, I thought of the worst possible thing I could think of that would be logistically possible…

Naturally, burpees came to mind.  And not just a few but 1000!  So on Saturday March 2nd from 8-11am I will be doing 1000 Burpees for Time!  If you don’t know what a burpee is, watch this video I made a few years ago.

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If you’re thinking that sounds crazy. You’re right, it is a bit crazy. In fact when my mom heard about what I’m going to do she said, “Estas Loco?!?”

special operations warriors foundationTo do 1000 Burpees for no rime or reason is a bit crazy… So to make this craziness not be in vain, I will be performing 1000 Burpees in honor of our brave military personnel and their families by raising funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  My Goal is to raise $3,300!

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who lose their lives in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

I would like to invite you to come out and support this great foundation by:

  1. Joining my Team and participating by doing your own burpees with me, 10,20,50, 100 or however many you’d like.  To become Team Member, simply make a donation of any size and come on down to my gym on Saturday March 2nd between 8-11am to do your burpees with me, side-by-side! You can make a donation on this page here.  Anyone who completes a minimum of 50 burpees will earn you a cupcake (it is my birthday celebration after all!)
  2. If you’re unable to make it to the event and would like to make a donation, you can Donate directly to my fundraiser page here.

Below is the where and when’s and I hope you’ll join me in sweat to not only celebrate by birthday but more importantly give thanks to our brave troops and their families. I hope you’ll come by for the fun!

Where: My Gym – 3411 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
When: Saturday March 2nd, 8-11am.  I will start my burpees at 8am and will finish around 10-10:30am.
What: Come watch or participate with your own burpee challenge.
*coffee and cupcakes (it’s my bday afterall) will be available!

Check out my 1000 Burpee Facebook Event Page

 

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