MMB – The Challenge is On!

Good morning everyone! 

Wow, it’s a wet, grey Monday out there!  We haven’t had one of these in months!  Honestly, it’s kind of a nice change 🙂

This past Saturday was the kick off of the Fall Fitness Challenge and those of you who were able to make it out brought your A game! 

For this first challenge, the boot campers did the “500” which a sequence of 5 circuits containing 100 exercises each. 

These are the winners from this first Challenge!  You guys rocked it hard!

Erin Campbell won this round with a 21:46 time

Stephen Conway came in 2nd with a 22:30 time

Melissa Judge came in 3rd with a 22:36 time

Announcements for the week:

Cardio Core is at Jen’s Studio Tuesday night!  There are three classes available:  5:45pm to 6:30pm, 6:40pm to 7:25pm, &  7:35pm to 8:20pm.  Please text or e-mail if you’d like to sign up.  Three people are required for a class to run or two people who are willing to have a double class charge. 

Cardio Fusion is at VBC this Thursday night!  Class times are 5:45pm to 6:30pm & 6:40pm to 7:25pm.  Please text or e-mail me to sign up. 

2nd Fall Fitness Challenge is Saturday at 7:30am!  It’s not too late to start, so spread the word out there!

Jen Allan Fitness Flyer – Some of you have been asking for a flyer of my business to post.  I created this over the weekend and think it will do the job! 

You are welcome to print this and post it at your work place break room to spread the Jen Allan Fitness message out there!

Click here:

Jen Allan Fitness Flyer


Thought for the week:  Ready, Set, Be Disciplined!

It’s always an exciting time when another Challenge kicks off!  There’s a renewed sense of commitment and determination, which I love seeing!  As you know, health is much more than one work out or one meal.  It’s a lifestyle.  What you do every day creates a pattern.  That pattern is what determines the quality of your health. 

As I was explaining on Saturday morning, you can work super hard in your work outs, but what are you putting in your mouth day in and day out?  What’s your stress level like?  Are you getting enough sleep?  Are you eating out 4-5 days a week?

All of these little things add up to BIG things over time and will alter the course of your health and fitness.

Those of you who have been around me a long time will recognize the following info, but don’t roll your eyes at me just yet! LOL!  We are all a forgetful people and need reminders again and again.  So, here it is:

1)  Live by the 80/20 rule.  80% of the time eat cleanly and 20% of the time off the leash (within moderation) – that’s the key.  What does eat cleanly mean?  Think like a squirrel.  Fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, fresh and alive things you can buy around the peripheral of the grocery store.  Avoid foods loaded with fillers, preservatives, extra fat, sugars, and artificial ingredients.  If you can make it at home, that’s a good thing 🙂

2)  Check out intermittent fasting.  It can be done simple, but would look something like this:  Don’t eat anything after 6pm and hold off breakfast until about 8am.  This would be a 14 hour fast.  Give this a try and see how you do.  There are other ways to do intermittent fasting, but if you are brand new, I would try this method first. 

3)  Drink more water!  Period.  If your pee is bright yellow, you aren’t drinking enough water.

4)  Go to bed by 10pm and aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep.  If you are working out hard, you need this.

That’s all for now folks!

Give these things a try and see if we can shed a few pounds and inches over the coming weeks!

See you soon,