5 Tips to Build Your Booty

October 25, 2007

 

  1. Ladies don’t be afraid of leg exercises.  A lot of women think that building their legs will only make them “bigger”.  Well they will get bigger if you only do resistance training and forget to tweak your diet and add cardio! Most lower-body exercises include the glutes, otherwise known as the “toosh”, and will help firm and tone that backside.
  2. Kickboxing is a great form of cardio that uses the quads and glutes to lift and push.  I have seen all my female clients improve their glutes through this and get their own “butt lift”.
  3. Spinning also can kick your butt literally if you climb those hills!!!!
  4. Stair climbing and I don’t mean the stair master.  Try taking every other stair next time you have steps to climb.  Be sure to have your entire foot secure on the step ahead of you though before you transfer your body weight.  GO SLOWLY.  The slower the better.  Caution- don’t do this in heels please!
  5. Isometric training– depending on the state of your knees, a wall sit or isometric squat will burn your bottom into shape!  Start to perform a squat, stick you butt back behind you as you lower yourself downlike you were going to sit back on a chair.  When you get 75% of the way down to where you can still hold yourself upright, stop and hold!  Hold it for 60-90 seconds.Repeat as many times as you can handle!

Corporate Fitness Programs Available!

October 20, 2007

CORPORATE FITNESS-FRONT PAGE NEWS

  • Study: Obesity Costs Employers: Firms urged to invest in worker fitnessDaily News, April 24th, 2007

CORPORATE FITNESS-THE HEALTH PROBLEM

  • About 400,000 deaths per year in the U.S. (17%) are due to poor diet and physical inactivity
  • 1 in 5 Americans has high blood pressure
  • An estimated 104.7 million Americans have cholesterol levels that are high and borderline high
  • 798,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes (adult onset-non insulin dependent) are diagnosed every year
  • Nearly 2 out of 3 ( 64.5%) of US adults are overweight or obese
  • Obesity is a greater trigger for health problems and increased health spending then smoking or drinking. Individuals who are obese have 30% to 50% more chronic medical problems then those who smoke and drink heavily

CORPORATE FITNESS-THE MONEY PROBLEM

  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, by the end of 2006 healthcare costs are estimated to reach $2.2 trillion in the United States
  • IHRSA reported that employers are paying $13+ billion dollars annually due to obesity and poor health conditions of employees and that there were 18 million reported sick days in 2001. That is the equivalent to 40,000 working years that were racked up by weight sicknesses and conditions
  • Obesity accounts for approx 9.1% of total annual medical care expenditures

CORPORATE FITNESS– THE BOTTOM LINE

Reduced Health Care Costs

  • The American Journal of Health Promotion found that the Steelcase Corporation’s medical claim costs were 55 percent lower among corporate fitness program participants than non-participants over a six-year period-an average of $478.61 for participants, versus $869.98 for non-participants
  • The National Business Group on Health reported that 27% of companies said they have saved money on the cost of health care

Increased Productivity

  • Health Values reported that Union Pacific Railroad found that 80 percent of its employees believed their exercise program was helping them become more productive at work, and 75 percent thought regular exercise was helping them achieve higher levels of relaxation and concentration.
  • A study conducted by Health Partners of Minneapolis demonstrated that fit workers or normal weight perform better, produce more, are absent less, get along with co-workers better then their obese peers

Reduced Absenteeism

  • Health Values watched DuPont reduce absenteeism among participants in its corporate fitness program by 47.5 percent.

Reduced Turnover

  • The Canadian Life Assurance Company found turnover among its fitness program participants 34.4 percent lower over a seven-year period compared with non-participants during that same time.

Positive Return on Investment

  • The America Journal of Health Promotion linked $3.48 healthcare savings to every $1 spent on work-site health promotion. They reviewed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana for over 5 years realized a 250 percent return on its corporate fitness program investment
  • Fitness Incentives reported that some companies have achieved as high as $6 savings for every $1 spent on wellness and incentives

CORPORATE FITNESS– THE SOLUTION

Many companies of all sizes are actively integrating physical fitness as part of their employees’ lives. We all know the proven health benefits of exercise and good nutrition but simply telling someone to exercise, how often and how long to do it, and what to eat and what not to eat is not enough.

You may have corporate gym memberships however this is not a solution either. Thousands of people join gyms every month with memberships going unused whether they or their company picked up the expense. They need guidance and accountability.

Invisible Fitness can provide that for you on a custom basis. Here are some of the recent testimonials from sales associates on a corporate program with us:

I LOVE IT! I got the workbook, pedometer and other items and started reading the material. I didn’t really jump right in but I did start looking at food and exercise differently. I started making better choices and drinking a LOT of water. I took all my measurements, and made my goals for 30-60-90 days. I have already lost 10 pounds in 30 days – without really starting the program all the way. My doctor says I should be able to stop the high blood pressure medicine – and my husband thinks I look great. The program is easy to understand – and easy to follow – and it works! THANK YOU!!!” Rebecka F: Justin,Texas

The workshop that J.J. presented to our team was fantastic and we all attained great benefit from her wisdom and enthusiasm! Following the workshop, we all received products and programs. The 90 Day program, although dealing very much with physical health and well being also deals with the mental and emotional balance life needs to be complete. This program has made a tremendous difference to me in overall life management and made me more effective across all my roles

In 90 Days, I have lost over 10 pounds, 3% body fat, 5 inches and I went from wearing a 12/14 down to a 10! My injured back feels strong and pain free and I am shocked at how we have rehabilitated my knee- all over the phone and with the 90 Day materials.

I can’t endorse J,J., Invisible Fitness and the 90 Day Health and Body Makeover Program enough for its structure and holistic approach. It works with my body, family, job and life. I’d recommend this program to everyone!Jacqui K: Wantagh, NY

My company enrolled me in the 90-day program with JJ at the onset of the busiest and most stressful cycle I experience with my job. After just a couple of weeks of consistent exercise and healthy eating, I realized that I wasn’t coming home exhausted and mentally drained. I didn’t ache when I got out of the car after driving three or more hours a day. I wasn’t grumpy.

The program works because of the personal attention JJ gives each client. My weekly calls with JJ were an opportunity for me to ask questions, share my successes and frustrations, and gain more insight into the reasons why I was having success or setbacks. Each phone call helped me learn a little more about myself and the habits and attitudes I had toward exercise and food. JJ is more than a trainer. JJ helped me identify and manage my excuses and impulses. She helped me focus on the reasons why I could and should make better choices. JJ’s program is empowering and helps establish habits that go far beyond the 90-day workbook.

On the 89th day of my 90-day program, I jogged in a 5K, and finished 20 minutes sooner than I had calculated I could! A year before, I stood on the sidelines at this same race and cheered my husband to the finish line. I remember thinking then that there was no way I would ever want to run…much less choose to run in a race. This year, registering for the race was my idea, and I was able to run more of the race than my husband!

After 90 days, I dropped from a size 16 down to a size 12 (but I’m almost in a 10!). I lost seven pounds and 11 inches, and I lowered my body fat by 4%! But the biggest improvement is that I am committed to being good to myself. For the firs time in my life, I have made my own health a priorityRenee L, Austin, TX

“I have to tell you that your program was outstanding! I was a little reluctant at first, I have played sports and lifted weights for over thirty years and I was always was taught to give 110% but never had the good training. Well consequently I have ended up with a few injuries over those years. Your program allows me to get a great work out with out the pain I get with the other types of training that I do. I am able to work out in my Hotel rooms when I travel, which is becoming more and more everyday. I learned more from you about my body and the limits in three hours than I have in thirty years of reading and training. I also received nothing but great comments from my team. “ Chip Stanley, Safety Program Consultant PG&E

As a Pacific Gas and Electric Company Safety Supervisor, and a member of the Power Generation Division Safety Team, I had the opportunity to utilize the services provided by Invisible Fitness in support of the company’s 2008 focus on personal accountability. The Power Generation Division’s focus was on personal accountability for one’s own wellness. Invisible Fitness guided close to one hundred Power Generation Humboldt Bay Power Plant employees through nondestructive personal fitness self-evaluations. While at the onset of the meeting most felt that they were in fairly good physical condition, the self-evaluation process led by JJ Flizanes showed us that there was much room for improvement. This was an eye opening experience that started us in the right direction to increase the general well being of our employees. We participated in a professional three hour presentation, conducted by an obvious expert in her field that held the full attention of the meeting attendance. At the end of the session each employee had a wellness plan designed for their specific needs. I can recommend without hesitation the services of Invisible Fitness for any wellness improvement endeavor.”

W. David Suchar
Fire & Safety Supervisor
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Humboldt Bay Power Plant

“Fitness, health and wellness should be a priority issue for all of us. With rising health care costs and increased focus on performance and productivity from employees, it is definitely an area of concern for industry.
J.J. Flizanes brings a fresh perspective and new meaning to the terms “working out” and “eating right.” It doesn’t have to be a task of torture or one of depriving yourself to achieve healthy results.
J.J. not only promotes and reinforces a healthy lifestyle, she showed our employees how to do it, how to empower themselves to be proactive and take personal responsibility in impacting the outcome of their quality of life. This presentation was not just a “sit-in-your-chair” and listen presentation. J.J. had our employees actively engaged and involved in an exercise session. When I saw 200 field employees on the floor following J.J. through a series of exercises, it was a true testament to her unique and inspiring approach to have a strong, positive impact with the group. Each employee also walked away with their own individually developed 30, 60 and 90-day Goal Plan that centered around nutrition, fitness and overall wellness.
Even those individuals who were apprehensive and resistant before the presentation had nothing but positive comments afterwards.
Overall, what you get from J.J. Flizanes is compelling, practical applications for any person or organization facing what many would call an “impossible challenge.” The individual coaching sessions offered after the presentation are value-added in that they continue to keep the awareness level up, make individuals accountable to themselves in regard to their Goal Plan and provide encouragement and support to individuals who may continue to struggle with these issues.
Thank you J.J. for making a difference,”

Michael Sparks
PG&E – Safety, Health & Claims
Safety Supervisor – Area 6


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A comment from her husband

October 20, 2007

My wife has danced and exercised most of her life and has always been in great shape but in the past few months after adding resistance training and using a heart monitor during her aerobic workouts, I have seen some amazing changes in her body. Her endurance and muscle tone has noticeably improved. Her continued commitment to herself through exercise and affirmations has not only helped her but our entire family as well.

JJ, Deb is 48 today and she looks amazing. I don’t think people believe her when she tells them she has had 5 children. Your program was just what she needed to kick her up to the next level.

The lucky husband,

Charles Weber

 


I am the fittest mom I know!

October 20, 2007

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when i got my body composition scan done, and was told by my dr that i had the body fat of an athlete, and that muscularly i was maxed out, i couldn’t believe it.

i have been athletic all my life, figure skating competitively for many years, performing in local dance companies after college. but i also struggled a lot with my weight. i joined overeaters anonymous for many years which helped me a lot. i learned how to spot, and resolve resentment, and what they call “self will”, as well as to see the connection between my eating to my inner feelings and my “”spiritual” well being. with that growth, i became able to make really good food choices, and maintain a good weight.

in my thirties i got married and began to have children… one after the other! now we have 5 beautiful children, ages 4 to 12. for the 10 years or so that i was either pregnant, nursing, or attached to little ones, i still ate well and did some exercise but naturally it could not be a main focus. a few years ago i felt that if i didn’t reconnect to my physical self i would go crazy. i just wasn’t comfortable in my body. i didn’t like that my stomach stuck out a bit, and that my butt sagged. i wasn’t over weight, but i felt like i wasn’t really myself – i wanted to be leaner, stronger, and more flexible. i wanted to be my best.

i started to carve out an hour or two a day for myself, to exercise really hard, and stretch. sometimes i felt guilty, like i was being selfish. but i saw how great i was feeling, and knew that it was important for me to address my own personal goals, not only those of my husband and children.

often i had a really negative mantra in my head: that i was fat, that nothing could change. i learned how to use positive affirmations to keep me centered, and off of the negative emotional downhill spiral.

today i am the most fit mom i know! i exercise really hard 5-6 days a week, and i eat really well. why? because it just makes me happy! it is part of a relationship that i have with myself… to listen to my body, and my heart, and do what makes me happy!

Deb W- Orange, CT


I ran my first 5 k!

October 20, 2007

I enrolled in the 90-day program with JJ at the onset of the busiest and most stressful cycle I experience with my job. I knew that if I could fit exercise and weekly phone calls into my schedule during those busy months, I could make exercise a regular part of my schedule all the time.

I was right. But what I didn’t expect were the immediate benefits I felt and saw. After just a couple of weeks of consistent exercise and healthy eating, I realized that I wasn’t coming home exhausted and mentally drained. I didn’t ache when I got out of the car after driving three or more hours a day. I wasn’t grumpy.

The program works because of the personal attention JJ gives each client. My weekly calls with JJ were an opportunity for me to ask questions, share my successes and frustrations, and gain more insight into the reasons why I was having success or setbacks. Each phone call helped me learn a little more about myself and the habits and attitudes I had toward exercise and food. JJ is more than a trainer. In many ways, she takes on the role of a counselor by helping clients explore the reasons why exercise and healthy eating haven’t been a part of our lives. JJ helped me identify and manage my excuses and impulses. She helped me focus on the reasons why I could and should make better choices. JJ’s program is empowering and helps establish habits that go far beyond the 90-day workbook.

On the 89th day of my 90-day program, I jogged in a 5K, and finished 20 minutes sooner than I had calculated I could! A year before, I stood on the sidelines at this same race and cheered my husband to the finish line. I remember thinking then that there was no way I would ever want to run…much less choose to run in a race. This year, registering for the race was my idea, and I was able to run more of the race than my husband!

After 90 days, I dropped from a size 16 down to a size 12 (but I’m almost in a 10!). I lost seven pounds and 11 inches, and I lowered my body fat by 4%! But the biggest improvement is that I am committed to being good to myself. For the firs time in my life, I have made my own health a priority.

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When I needed the most support

October 19, 2007

“I have been working with J.J. Flizanes for the past 4 weeks on the 90 Day Follow Up Program. This opportunity came to me at such an appropriate time in my life.

J.J.’s program, although dealing very much with physical health and well being also deals with the mental and emotional balance life needs to be complete. I not only feel more fit but I feel very positive in spite of the turmoil and stress that surrounds me. I’m better able to cope with the curve balls.I look forward to the exercise on a daily basis and I crave healthier foods. The weekly phone calls keep me focused and J.J. has really helped me to see a long term picture for a fit and fabulously healthy future.
I’d recommend this program to everyone, J.J. is awesome.”

-Leah K, North Vancouver, BC

 


I can wear my skinny jeans!

October 19, 2007

In 12 weeks ( 90 days), I have started to see positive changes in my body- I have lost over 10 pounds, 3% bodyfat, 5 inches and went from wearing 12/14 pants to size 10. My family and even my clients have made comments on how terrific I look. JJ coached me to eat healthier and I am still enjoying my favorite foods like lasagna on a well planned day. Already I feel stronger, more fit, and I now look forward to my exercise every day instead of viewing it as a chore to be completed. JJ challenged me to keep moving forward without being overbearing or making me feel inadequate in any way. She has become a trusted confidante and a friendly coach. I am grateful that our paths have crossed!”

-Jacqui K, Wantaugh, NY