It is not just on Valentine’s Day that we need to pay attention to our hearts. Getting to know the frequency and rate that your heart beats during exercise and at rest is beneficial for several reasons.
resting heart rate (HR)
Your Maximum HR (MHR) can be easily calculated: 220-your age. This is important for determining your desired target HR for your training session. During Interval Training, for example, you may want to get HR in Zone 4 or Anaerobic Zone which is 80-90% of your Maximum HR (MHR). For more Aerobic Zone training, Zone 3, you would want to stay between 70-80%. Your HR can fluctuate, so buying a device that keeps track of your HR while training, sleeping, etc can be a benefit to you, your trainer or coach, and your doctor.
Whether your view of being healthy consist eating the right balance of food, or include a 30 minute run per day, or having a good balance between work and rest, we all can agree that it needs to start from you and you alone.
When you hear a message of being healthy, do you shrink back in your couch, or do you take on this challenge seriously?
your body is your investment.
If you invest so much in buying branded clothings and appliances for your house, think about this, these things don't always stay with you until you're old, but your body does!
Start investing in your body...
Not because you're obliged to, but as a way to love yourself.
If you remember Anna Webster, our athlete that we featured last month, she wanted to share some words regarding this topic...
A message from our freestyle fitness athlete of 2018 Anna Webster
introducing anna webster!
FREESTYLE FITNESS MOTIVATIONAL ATHLETE OF 2018
WE FOUNDED OUR BUSINESS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY & COMMUNITY FIRST!
If this is the first time you're reading our blog, we'd love to welcome you to our family. We recognize that your physical development is directly linked and grows in conjunction with the rest of your life. Nobody accomplishes and achieves their dreams alone. The support of friends and family and a sense of belonging and acceptance are critical in growth.
EPIC ADVENTURES, WHAT'S EPIC ABOUT IT?
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These events also include a lot of fun along with the following;
If staying at a bed and breakfast in beautiful Oliver, BC, having a chef prepare your meals, and burning over 1000 calories a day with hiking/running/golf/tennis and daily yoga aren't enough reasons for you to want to join us for our FF Spring Training this year, here are two more:
Okanagan Named Number One Wine Destination in World: Huffington Post
We’ve long been known for our wine and now the Okanagan has been named as a Top Wine Destination in the World.
The Huffington Post named the region as the number one place to enjoy wine, but really how could we not win with scenic vineyard views and exceptional wines.
This year we will again be cycling to vineyards in Oliver, BC, Wine Capital of Canada, enjoying beautiful views and tasting some of Canada's best wines.
This year we will be cycling along the world famous Kettle Valley Railway from Naramata to Chute Lake, experiencing tunnels, rock ovens and breath taking views of Okanagan Lake.
Treena always shows up with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
Treena also won the 2017 Weight Loss Challenge, proving that with persistence and consistency you will succeed.
Treena keeps her family active, with her husband being an avid cyclist and her two boys participating in many sports including the Polar Bear Swim.
Treena received a small gift for being our Athlete of the Month.
Keep up the good work!
Good work Cari!
Cari received a small gift for being our Athlete of the Month
Your week-end will be jammed pack with events. Each day will be planned out with activities for everyone to enjoy, regardless of your fitness level. There may be some new activities you haven't tried or everything may be old hat to you. Regardless, you will have fun and burn calories we promise! Events will include a bike tour of local wineries, including the 2 that were rated the Top 2 Wineries of the Year: Cassini Cellars and Church and State Wines. Some other activities may include water sports, trail running, golf, tennis, yoga, and circuit training.
New this year will be a trip up to Mount Baldy for some training with beautiful views. Also, we will have Luke Goldman, Jr. Chef extraodinaire who will be sharing his culinary geniuses with us.
Contact us for more information. Spaces are limited.
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach