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Finally fit into your clothes with inches to spare

 

We will help you get closer to that personal goal that is stuck on your refrigerator, on your notepad, or on your bathroom mirror. It is that goal that keeps you motivated to feel the pain and the gain. Perhaps you want to use one of our personal trainers or our outdoor fitness sessions to get in shape for an upcoming wedding, a hot date, or health reasons. No matter what the reason, you’re going to be needing some new clothes that accentuate the changes in your body.

A slimmer body needs clothes that fit well. Babz Fitness advises that fitness trainees seek to buy a slightly larger size than they need while they are actively losing weight. This serves as motivation throughout your fitness regimen so that you can see the physical change in clothes that are not too tight. However, you can also add a tight-fitting swimsuit or special dress to your wardrobe if it inspires you to lose more weight.

Don’t forget to try everything on since retailers have been proven to label wrong sizes to mislead buyers. Go by fit and not by size. Also, as much as those old clothes in your closet may have sentimental value, they may be keeping you from focusing on the future.  In fact, some people have a fear of gaining the weight back, so they hold onto their old clothes. Instead, try to buy things with a bit of stretch like elastic waist pants or A-line skirts can show the real you underneath. Things won’t look as baggy and the styles are usually neutral enough to complement any outfit.

That new outfit can represent the new you when you work out with us.  For any season and every body type, Babz Fitness will deliver sensational results. Schedule a free fitness consultation today at Babz Fitness!

 

 

Exercise is not a means to an end…..

I love my clients for they are smart, funny, interesting and I learn a lot from them. Take yesterday for instance, my client tells me, “I wish I were like you. You have so much energy to workout everyday”.  It’s true I work out 6 times a week and when I don’t I get a little depressed but it doesn’t mean that every time I exercise I love it. Sometimes I’m tired and don’t feel like exercising but I still do it. Who truly likes lifting a weight you can barely lift or spending an hour on a machine doing cardio or running outdoors in the rain? Even though it can be hard at times it is so good for you.

Exercise shouldn’t be a means to an end but a part of your everyday life.

Brenda

Your nutritional intake…..

There are many different factors that affect your health every day. Leading a sedentary lifestyle that lacks any sort of fitness regimen can link directly to unhealthy living. That being said, your daily nutritional intake often times plays a more significant role in an unfit lifestyle, which can lead to damaging health conditions.

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 Americans eat junk food once per day? According to a study conducted by the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition Research, one third of the U.S. population collects 47 percent of calories from junk food.

To help you lead a more healthy lifestyle that doesn’t end at the gym exit, BABZ FITNESS offers a dynamic personal training experience, complete with nutritional guidance from a fitness expert. Personal trainers at Babz Fitness know what it takes to live a better lifestyle and it starts with not only living right, but eating right!

With help, you can start planning to revamp your diet with three simple options:

1) MEAL MOVEMENT PLANNING – One month supply of food delivered right to your door.

2) SUPERMARKET TOURS – This will help to teach trainees how to read labels, etc.

3) DIET PLANS – A nutritional diet plan can help you to know what you should be eating daily.

Pairing a nutritional plan with personal training from Babz Fitness can help you get the results you’re seeking. Just ask Babz Fitness’ founder Brenda Collado, who has personally benefited from the nutrition plan as well as the personal training plan she has developed.

“I made up my own diet,” which I like to call, ‘the Brenda Diet.’ Basically it was, stop eating junk and watch my portion sizes. In the 1st MONTH I LOST 18 LBS. I went from eating 3000 calories or so to 1200 a day.”

Collado is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and the owner of Babz Fitness. She decided to start training others after her own personal success losing over 90 lbs!

By watching what you put on your plate, you could tip the scale in your favor! So get on the path to better health and lead a better lifestyle with help from Babz Fitness. To discover more about nutrition options available, be Brenda’s next success story and contact BABZ FITNESS today!

 

 

 

 

You Are What You Eat: Take a Nutritional Supermarket Tour with Babz Fitness Personal Trainers

Nutrition

“You are what you eat” is a common saying known all too well in a country that struggles with such startling obesity statistics. And yet, far beyond being another platitude, these five words can truly be a guiding philosophy on life. Food carries with it intoxicating flavors and glorious cultural value, but ultimately the meals you eat are vital fuel for your daily functions.

Just as you would use only the most premium gasoline for a luxury vehicle, you will only attain your goal body and optimal performance by choosing the most wholesome and healthy foods. Babz Fitness, a personal training business that operates on the belief that proper nutrition is the most essential component to weight loss and healthy living, teaches individuals the exact contents of the food they consume. More often than not people eat poorly not out of negligence, but from ignorance of the ingredients that make up their favorite dishes. This revelation inspired Brenda Collado of Babz Fitness to begin hosting local Supermarket Tours for her personal training clients.

During each Babz Fitness Supermarket Tour Brenda Collado takes clients into their neighborhood supermarket, teaching them the value of reading labels and judging the exact fat, sodium, and sugar content of what they are eating.

Those in attendance of the tour become empowered to make sound dietary choices, learn the proper carbs to eat, and discover price-effective ways of enjoying healthy foods. This nutritional education impacts not only clients, but the health of family members as well.

Never sabotage a diet or exercise routine again by fueling up with unhealthy, unnatural, and over-processed foods. Contact Babz Fitness to schedule a local Supermarket Tour with Brenda Collado, a professional nutritionist and personal trainer in New York City.

10 Days of Fitness- Sleigh Ride

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Sleigh Ride.  I prefer the Harry Connick Jr. version but any rendition will do.  I love the “whip” part.  It just makes the song.  I wonder how many other songs actually have a “whip” part?  (Now there’s a question for Google).

Sleigh Ride is a fun song but it also teaches us a lesson we need to remember this time of year.

The next to last verse says, “There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy.”

What a great line!  In a season where we stand in line at midnight to buy the latest gadget or toy and spend millions of dollars to give each other “just the right thing”, Sleigh Ride reminds us that the best things in life are free.

Don’t get me wrong, I love giving and receiving gifts.  It’s fun to watch the kids open presents and it’s nice to get a few new things, but we must remember what really matters doesn’t cost much.

This season let’s focus on giving gifts that may seem inexpensive but are actually priceless.  Let’s bring joy to a tough situation or hope to a hopeless one.  These items don’t cost much but they certainly can’t be replaced.  Giving your gifts, talents, abilities and time to others usually has no financial price tag but it is as precious as the finest gold.

Let’s keep in mind that our lives are the greatest gifts.  No HDTV, laptop, I pad or Xbox 360 will ever replace that (and it makes shopping easier too!).

Stay fit

11th Day of Fitness- It’s the most wonderful time of the year

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year is a great song.  Few songs get me in the Christmas spirit like this one.  It is very likely you’ll hear this song about 1000 times between now and December 25th.  That being said, this is the best time of year…….but it can also be the worst.

Each year from January thru November we make great strides in our pursuit of fitness.  We dedicate ourselves to proper nutrition and exercises.  We make and meet goals.  And then this “Wonderful Time” happens.

Research has shown that most of our weight gain will happen during the holiday season.  The increased time commitments, holiday parties and baked goods do not make for a healthy combination.  If we aren’t careful all of our hard earned gains during the year will be undone in just a few week period.

This holiday season let’s try something different.  Let’s dedicate ourselves to continuing to pursue fitness.  By all means, attend all of the parties you want.  Eat, drink and be merry.  But plan your day’s meals and parties in such a way that you can enjoy the food and not derail your year-long efforts.

The holidays can be the most wonderful or awful time of year.  Let’s do our best to make the last 3 weeks as wonderful as the first 49.

Stay fit

12 Days of Fitness-Deck the halls

With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been spending some time decorating the apartment. This year I am going “big” with a tree, wreaths, garland, candles, doormats and ornaments. It’s a lot of work but when it is all done my apartment is going to be beautiful.

As I was decorating this weekend, I would work for a little and then step back and admire the progress. Even though I had a vision of the finished product in mind, it was nice to see it taking shape. Each time I looked, I became more encouraged and motivated and jumped right back into the project. When it was all finished, the completed project was even more amazing then I envisioned.

“Decking the halls” of my apartment reminded me of the process of becoming fit. Just like decorating, getting in shape and reaching our fitness goals requires hard work, dedication and discipline.

At times the process can be exciting and fun as well as overwhelming and frustrating. It’s in times like these that we need to step back and take a look at how far we’ve come. Examine the progress that’s been made and be proud of your accomplishments. You may not be where you want to be….YET, but you are closer then you were. And before you know it, you’ll look and see a completed project that is even more amazing then you envisioned!

Stay fit

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas 2012 is less than 2 weeks away? Where has the time gone? I’m sure by now you are getting in the spirit of things and listening to the occasional holiday song. It’s hard not to. Just yesterday I found myself unknowingly whistling the opening verse to “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas.” And then I had an idea…..
For the next 12 days, you will be receiving a holiday themed blog post from me. Each post is named after a different song and contains some interesting thoughts that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. We are calling the blog the 12 Days of Fitness and the goal is to help you enjoy the season.
We know all too well how quickly the holidays can become stressful. Our hope is that each day our blog will give you the opportunity to step back, laugh and give some thought into staying fit during such a busy time. Above all, we hope the 12 Days of Fitness will enhance your holiday experience and make Christmas 2012 a memorable one.
Be on the lookout for the first blog post tomorrow. What song do you think I’ll pick first?
Stay fit,
Brenda

I hate running…..

After teaching my 6:30pm boot camp class in Central Park West and 81st Street, I decided to run home. For the first 5 minutes or so I so badly wanted to quit. My movements were choppy and I felt like I was striking the floor too hard but then something happened. My gait became smooth and swift and I started feeling “bliss”. Pure and simple bliss. It was great. When I reached my destination, 35 minutes later, I couldn’t believe it was over so I just kept on running for another 20 minutes or so.

For those of you who know me, know my philosophy “exercise cures everything.”  If you feel sick, exercise; anger, heartache, etc… exercise. In my opinion, a good exercise session is better than mediocre sex anytime. Even though I love and believe in exercise there are times where I can talk myself out of it. When you feel the same, do what I do, and ignore that little negative voice.

So the next time you are going for a run, weight training, elliptical or whatever put your headphones on and take the first step.

Any comments or if you just want to share your experience, feel free.

 

Thanksgiving is here, yay!!!!

I love Thanksgiving, the food, eggnog and of course, football. You can still enjoy Thanksgiving without gaining the customary weight gain. All you have to do is watch your portion sizes and go back to eating well on Friday (no leftovers). If you work out regularly and eat well 80% of the time then you really have nothing to worry about.

If you are cooking for Thanksgiving and are short on time just try out this 10 minute or so workout.

(20 rounds total) of 5 bodyweight squats or jump squats,

5 left/5 right mountain climbers

followed by 5 standard push ups.

 Perform this circuit with minimal rest.

 Any questions or comments……..

Stay fit and healthy