What is Forever FIT? It's a fitness program that is unlike others - Fitness: Individualized, Together. Forever FIT members receive individualized attention while at the same time growing as a fitness community. When you join Forever FIT, you are joining a fitness family support system, and I am the team captain. Each clients' needs and goals are individually addressed. If I haven't seen you in class for a while, you better expect a text or call! But, the more you show up the more you will realize that this is EXACTLY what you needed! Give it a try. Your first class is on me!
LH Fitness Member Spotlight:
Morna has been taking my classes for two years. She was a faithful Zumba® an STRONG Nation student. Now, she is a faithful Forever FIT member!
Here's what she had to say!
How do you know Lauren? I met her at the Society Hill Gym. I took first her Zumba® class, then started Strong.
Tell us more about you! I am 79 years old. I have two sons, both musicians and one grandson. I am a partly-retired teacher from Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment. I teach one class a semester and this Fall it is Architectural Photography.
How did you hear about LH Fitness? Directly from Lauren after lockdown.
What has been a milestone you've achieved? I wrote and photographed a book on Indian Stepwells.
I also photograph gardens and landscapes.
What motivated you to join LH Fitness? Having no exercise was the biggest loss when all gyms closed in March. LH fitness not only filled the bill, but classes have been added to allow us multiple choices each week.
What is your favorite class? Zumba®, really any dance class…..always!
What has been the best thing about LH Fitness? The number of classes, and the enthusiasm of well-trained instructors.
What do you hope to achieve? Well, I went from looking middle-aged to looking more like a dancer in the three years since I started exercising. Watching twenty pounds melt away was pure joy.
Anything else to add? Let’s keep it going. Lauren is such a good teacher and manager.
Help Me Fight Cancer Today
December 25, 2000
That was the day my cousin Danielle died of leukemia. She was seven years old. Christmas would never be the same in our entire family.
Help me hit my goal of $2K!
Help fight cancer today!
1. Don’t Forget To Catch Some Zzz’s
Undoubtedly there will be plenty of weekend parties and family moments, but depriving yourself of sleep will disrupt your pattern. A small ripple in your sleep pattern can take you days to readjust. Try limiting your party time, relax, and most importantly get some much needed shuteye.
2. Consistency Is Key
It is a holiday, but that does not mean it’s time for an extended cheat day (or does it?). Whether it is your hot cup of joe in the morning or your 3-mile evening jog, do your best to stick to your weekly routine.
3. Reconnect With Your Old Friend
Take advantage of the long weekend to get in some extra workouts. You can either stick to your exercise regimen or if you’re adventurous, add a few more sets of pull-ups to keep on track.You can also go out for a walk in a nearby park with family, or take advantage of the dwindling summer weather and go for a hike with your buddies. Staying active will help you offset all the extra carbs and calories you will be consuming.
4. Don’t forget the H2O
Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to indulge in that extra bottle you‘ve been saving, or try out the new jello shot recipe you found on Pinterest. However, it’s important to keep in mind alcohol contains calories, and those sugary drinks you make will lead to a nasty hangover throwing off your workout plans. Instead, try limiting your alcohol intake to a glass or two, and consider drinking more water. Water is essential for flushing out toxins and keeping your body hydrated, and for an added bonus it can reduce that Sunday morning hangover.
5. Pack Healthy Snacks
Think about packing healthy foods such as fruits, vegetable-filled sandwiches, and low-sodium nuts. Pass up on the chips and dip, and try some carrots and that oh so delicious hummus your mom has been telling you about.
6. Breakfast and Brunch
If you skip breakfast during the week, shame on you, but this holiday weekend is your chance for redemption. Breakfast not only provides you with the nutrients and energy to take on the day but will also give you that full feeling so you don’t overeat once the drinks start flowing.
7. Pre-Game The Party
I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but it can make all the difference. The party may promise those pigs in a blanket you loved so much as a kid or other finger foods we pretend are just appetizers, but do you really need all those extra calories? Try eating a small, healthy meal before the party so you’re not a total buzzkill, but also so you won’t eat too much. Trust me, your stomach will thank you (and me) later.
8. Make Brunch Epic
Brunch menus are the best menus. Breakfast burritos with bottomless mimosas? Yes, please! As hard as this one may be, and I don’t blame you if you totally ignore this tip, maybe order the kale wrap you’ve always been avoiding. Throw some candied bacon on there if you have to, but at least attempt to make the right choices.
9. Break Out Your Dancing Shoes
Footloose wasn’t just an American Classic, but a shining example of how we should be spending our Labor Day Weekends. If Kevin Bacon has taught us anything, it’s that dancing is good for the soul, and in this case, good for the body.30 minutes on the dance floor can actually burn up about 180 calories. If you’re struggling to fit in time for your daily work out between all your holiday plans, this is your solution.
10. Plan for the Next Week
If for some reason you decide these health tips aren’t for you, the least you can do is begin planning for the week ahead of you. Maybe think about planning a trip to the grocery store at some point and prepare some nice lunches and dinners to help you recover at work on Tuesday (if you don’t call out for an extended vacation). Hopefully, these health tips will help you enjoy your holiday weekend to the fullest, but if not, have a fun and safe Labor Day!
September 13: Cycling to the Oldies!
LH Fitness Needs an Intern!
I am looking for an intern to assist with:
Blogging, updating the event calendar, event planning and social media.
WANTED: A responsible young adult (high school or college student). I need someone who is looking to learn and grow. A student who is not afraid to offer new ideas and who can be held accountable.
In addition to absolutely loving fitness and health, I am also a marketing/ communications professional. I specialize in communications strategy, event planning, and creative concept/ design. Check out my website to learn more!
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