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It's a new year and everyone makes resolutions. And most people don't follow through on their resolutions within the first month of the year. You are not alone if this is you. But it doesn't have to be. When it comes to fitness resolutions, remember sometimes you get frustrated because you don't see results quickly enough or your goals were set too high. You have to be SMART! Smart goals are:

  1. Specific

  2. Measurable

  3. Attainable

  4. Realtistic

  5. Timely

For example, If your goal is to lose 15 - 20 pounds . . . Set a way to do it . . . Watch food intake through an intermittent fasting plan and/or keeping track on a free fitness tracker app (My Fitness Pal) with a daily calorie intake recommended by the tracker. Also, take 3 45-minute classes a week that fit my schedule at Fit Chix: i.e., Speedball, Pound and Dance.

  • The goal is specific. You defined your calorie plan and workouts.

  • The goal is measurable. 1200 calories and 3 classes per week.

  • The goal is realistic and attainable. Your schedule allows you to attend the classes and the tracker lets you keeps track of your calorie intake.

  • The goal is timely. You can start working out now . . . the weight loss will come with time.O

One big way to help you attain this. Accountability! Get a workout buddy. Don't have on, consider hiring a personal trainer if needed.

Is it taking you longer to meet the weight loss goal then you hoped? Keep this in mind. Weight loss is not the only goal you should have. You have more energy. Your cardio vascular health is improved. You have challenged yourself mentally. Your endurance and strength is improved. You have made new friends and dared to lead a different life. Small goals and baby steps will get you there.

Hang in there for that New Me in 2022. Luv ya, The Chix!

During the month of October, all Chixters wore pink to classes to support breast cancer treatment. Each time they showed up in pink they received a ticket for a drawing for a $25.00 gift card for use in the Rockin' Rebels shop. The winner of the drawing was Shannon Craig! Congrats to Sharron and all of you that participated. Your participation warranted a $100.00 donation to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Tips on how to help loved ones and friends through cancer treatment was discussed on the October Chix Chat v-log!

  • Ask how you can help.

  • Set up a phone team to keep friends and family updated.

  • Offer to help with daily tasks, like child care.

  • Listen and let them know you are there.

  • Take your cue from your friend on any discussion.

  • Everyone's illness is different.

  • Give thoughtful gifts. Possibilities: books, movies, puzzles.

Thank you Chixters for your generosity in helping the Chix Rock out the Pink this October!

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Fitness for children! Several fitness formats have developed programs for children including Zumba, Pound and Jazzercise. You might think why would kids today need fitness programs to stay healthy. They should be out playing, riding their bicycles, walking . . . but times have changed. Hand held game devices and TV have become the norm for the way many of the youth today spend their free time. Children need exercise though for obvious reasons:

  • Sleep better--Physically active kids sleep better.

  • Obesity and Weight issues.--The percentage of obese kids has doubled in the past 30 years. All children need to be active to combat weight problems.

  • Develops Healthy Habits--Get them started exercising while young and they will form good habits for adulthood.

  • Improves Behavior

  • Fights Disease

Adults need exercise. So do children. The Chix led Generation Pound and Dance for children at The Fall Fun Day at Bedford Parks. The children loved it. So what did we notice was different for us as instructors leading for the young generation?

  • Keep the moves simple.

  • Fewer songs for a smaller class. Most of the children only had an attention span of 2 songs.

  • Add games. Generation Pound provides games for a break.

  • Describe the moves in terms children will understand, i.e.: Reach for the stars, ice cream scoop, put on the seat belt, start the lawnmower, shark bite.

  • Get on the same level as the children. In other words, put on your kid hat and act like a kid!

Remember, kids 12-under take classes free with their parents at Fit Chix. They may not be able to make it the whole way but usually can do a few songs. So, hey kids of America, get up and exercise. Whatever way works best for you!

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