Final Challenges: GAME CHANGERS NOTE: NOW FULL

Hello Hello!

I hope you are enjoying Spring already. I went to the grocery store today and loaded up on fresh fruits and veggies. It’s already getting hotter here, and that calls for cooler fare on the table :)

Your final list of Spring Challenges are what I call Game Changers. THIS is the group I will personally be joining and working out with daily.

So, who is it for?

This group is for anybody who is a little more consistent with their fitness (you’ve been working out consistently for 6+ months at least), those who have already finished a program and want to add to their challenge, those who are truly committed to the “lifestyle change” and are wanting to continue moving forward, athletes looking for a competitive edge, and the just plain crazy people (ME ME ME, PICK ME!!!).

So, here’s the deal. You can take on any of these challenges by themselves OR you can mix and match them :) I will be mixing up a storm and posting my schedule to the group page. How is that beneficial? How cool would it be to work out to the same thing a seasoned master trainer works out to? Pretty cool… I’ll also be sharing my meal plans and, of course, my struggles, whiny moments and awesome injuries. JOKING! I have NO plans to get injured and neither should you.

Let’s take a peek at the challenges and THEN I’ll tell you which ones I’m taking on….

P90X2

Get blown away by your visible results. AND performance.

P90X2® continues the Muscle Confusion™ with the latest cutting-edge training technique used by pro sports trainers. Twelve workouts help you focus on your abs/core, powerful athletic function, and lightning-bolt agility. Expect to chisel your body and virtually blast right through your plateaus.

Also available on Blu-ray™ Discs. FREE lifetime disc replacement is included with Blu-ray orders.

Here’s what you get with P90X2:

12 breakthrough, muscle-challenging workouts –

  • X2 Core. Works your core using instability. Master this routine for overall improved movement.
  • Plyocide. Explosive movements combined with mind and coordination drills for super speed/endurance.
  • X2 Recovery + Mobility. Realign your body with a foam-rolling technique and complete stretching routine.
  • X2 Total Body. Push your body to use the correct muscles and proper form to handle resistance and instability challenges.
  • X2 Yoga. Increase your isometric power and range of motion, and build stabilizer muscle strength.
  • X2 Balance + Power. Push your limits through strength and explosive movements while improving alignment.
  • Chest + Back + Balance. Achieve superior strength gains over those achieved through traditional weight training by working on unstable platforms.
  • X2 Shoulders + Arms. Keep your shoulders and arms strong and in balance to help minimize your risk of injury.
  • Base + Back. Give your two largest muscle groups a super workover with a pull-up and plyo extravaganza.
  • P.A.P. Lower. Give your lower body a cutting-edge workout with four-round complexes that boost performance.
  • P.A.P. Upper. Regain your youth with Post-Activation Potentiation training for your upper body.
  • X2 Ab Ripper. Upgrade your concept of what an ab workout should be with a series of demanding core movements.

Plus, get these information-loaded tools:

  • Fitness Guide. Get all the facts and tools you need to maximize your P90X2 results.
  • Nutrition Guide. We’ve evolved the diet along with the exercise program. Now in addition to traditional high-performance food choices, you can customize your plan with grain-free and vegan options.
  • How to Bring It Again Video. Get a quick overview of the complete P90X2 training system.

And even more tools to keep you on track:

  • 90-Day Workout Calendar. Set P90X2 workout goals each day, and schedule your recovery week when you need it.
  • Online Support. You’ll have access to Tony Horton and our panel of Beachbody® experts as well as peer support from other people doing P90X2.

NOTE: THIS workout is the BOMB!!! Why? Oh, they just so happened to employ the help of my senior NASM Master Trainer to help work out the kinks of the original P90X. X2 offers more active rest and recovery for greater strength gains, better cues on form and function and less risk of injury. Rock. ON.

P90X2

Body Beast:

Pack on up to 20 pounds of muscle in 90 days with Body Beast. Created by world-class trainer and former “Mr. Israel,” Sagi Kalev, this proven growth-inducing program includes 12 extreme workout DVDs, plus valuable fitness tools to help you get healthy, increase your confidence, lose fat, and give you the physique of a bodybuilding champion.

Here’s what you get with Body Beast:

12 workouts:

  • Build: DVDs 1-4 Lay the foundation for a huge new you. Give every muscle in your body a major pump with Super Sets and Giant Sets.
  • Bulk: DVDs 5-9 Force Sets, Progressive Sets, Combo Sets, and Multi-Sets build on the size you gained in Phase 1. Now the focus shifts to muscular hypertrophy, the technical term for the muscle cells enlarging, bringing about explosive muscle growth.
  • Beast: DVDs 10-12 With fat-burning cardio, relentless circuit-training, and intense core work, you’ll be amazed at your increasing capacity to lift heavier weights and grow bigger, more defined muscles.

You’ll also get these valuable tools:

  • The Book of Beast. Get huge without wasting a second. This info-packed program guide gives you tips on proper form and safety, explains the science behind growing your muscles, breaks down the nutrition you need to reach your goals, and even boosts your motivation.
  • “How to Eat Like a Beast” Eating Plan. Exceptional bodies are made in the kitchen. This comprehensive guide provides a calorie calculator, portion charts, food lists, and suggested supplements to help you bring out your inner Beast.
  • 90-Day Daily Workout Calendar. We’ve done the work for you, so you always know which exercises to do, when. Just follow along and chart your progress.

Body-Beast-2

 

Brazil Butt Lift Master Series:

Launch your booty sculpting sky-high in just 30 days with Leandro’s advanced breakthrough moves and tools. The 30-day Master Series program includes 3 new workouts that work multiple muscle groups at the same time, plus smart tools to help you sculpt lean, sexy muscle and get the tight, sexy bikini body of your dreams.

Look your bikini best in 30 days.

Brazil Butt Lift Master Series includes 3 advanced new workouts, plus the tools you need to sculpt lean, sexy muscle in just 30 days. With the Master Series, Leandro adds more tools, resistance, and angles to work multiple muscles at the same time and help you get your best overall bikini body ever.

Here’s what you get with the Brazil Butt Lift Master Series Base Kit:

3 Advanced Workouts:

  • Bikini Body. Sculpt sexy muscles all over with hand weights and Leandro’s expert moves.
  • Higher & Tighter. Elevate your bum bum and trim your core with multiple cycles of advanced moves using the stability ball.
  • Ipanema Booty. Shape a firm, round booty using heavier ankle weights during intense sculpting on the stability ball.

Get tighter with 3 tools:

  • Stability Ball. Keeps you engaging your core with every move, for your ultimate bikini body.
  • Sculpting Guide. Follow Leandro’s fitness and nutrition plan to succeed.
  • Master Series 30-Day Calendar. Leandro shows you which workout to do each day, plus a hybrid option that includes the original Brazil Butt Lift DVDs.Brazil-Butt-Lift-Master-Series-DVD

 

Alright, so I totally get there are only 3 listed….here’s the deal.

These 3 programs can totally stand alone and take your health, fitness and body to the next level…

OR

You can mix and match with programs you already own.

Here are the ones I’ll be mixing for 90 FULL days…and the Game Changers will have full access to my schedule.

  • P90X2
  • Insanity
  • Insanity: the Asylum, Volume 1
  • Les Mill’s Body Combat
  • Turbo Fire

You got it! 5 programs, 90 days, sequenced to ensure success, make the changes I want, and make sure I don’t get injured (THANK YOU P90X2 Recovery and Mobility!).

ALL you do is click the program link above, sign up for a FREE player membership, then head over to the Challenge Packs and get your goods.

So that’s that.

How bad do you want it, how crazy can you be?

I double dog dare you to find your limits…..then blow them away and find new ones. You never know what you really may be capable of just reading about others…make your own story!

See you tomorrow!

Michelle

 

March Madness Brings April Challenges!

Spring Challenges are gearing up as we speak!

This Spring I will be focusing on gathering challenge groups based on days of commitment (everything from 21-90 days!) and they will span 19 fitness programs and 2 nutritional challenges.

There really is something for everybody!

P90X and P90X2 are both in the April challenges, 1 in the 90 day GO GETTERS group and the other in the GAME CHANGERS group. BONUS! They’re are both on an awesome sale THIS MONTH ONLY.

P90X: This is a 90 day commitment to change and is geared towards maximum weight loss and change in body composition. Meaning less fat and more lean muscle.

P90X2: This is a 90 day commitment as well and is geared towards those looking to improve their athletic prowess and power. This means a better game in your chosen sport. you can expect your core strength to improve greatly and you cardiac efficiency to increase while your body becomes more lean and chiseled.

March is also the FINAL month to lock in your SHAKEOLOGY cost before the price increase in April. Get on HD in March, and you’ll save $250 per year!

You can sign up for challenges and browse all packs today.

I’ll be back next Monday, 3/18, to break down the groups and tell you the prize YOU could win.

Live loud and get healthy in 2013!

Michelle xoxo

Tough Love Tuesday: Why it’s so hard to just PUSH PLAY

You know, losing weight, gaining muscle, getting lean, getting healthy, eating healthy….ALL of these require one key ingredient: HARD WORK.

Getting healthy and fit require persistence and dedication. They require a level of commitment that most people just aren’t used to giving anymore.

They also require…help.

This is what I do, I help. I don’t call all the shots or force people to workout and eat right against their will. In fact, it’s their will that usually landed them in my helping hands :)

So, why do I do it? Well, you can go back and read my whole story, but I was far from healthy in my formative years. I was a couch decoration (which is worse than a potato!) and always felt I had nothing to offer. Once fitness and clean eating found me, my life took a dramatic turn. Now, I am able to help others achieve a lifestyle that enables their dreams, instead of one that just keeps dreams at bay.

Question: if I could point you to ALL the resources you need to make a lasting change, would you make it? Would you take that step to change your daily habits? Would you embark on a journey that would end in your ultimate success? By now, I’m sure you’re chomping at the bit, ready for the secret. Here it is: DO THE WORK.

Over a year ago I partnered with Beach Body, a well-known company that provides fitness programs and nutrition expertise. I was ecstatic at this partnership since it would enable me to help more people. I’m not talking about helping people get skinny or just fit into pre-baby clothes…I’m talking about life changing help. Empowerment. The big stuff. The biggest obstacle is that all too often excuses arise and people just stop pushing play. Those who stop pushing play on the program also end up being the same ones who stop pushing play in life. They take their seat on the bench and let the others have fun. That way they are always there…should somebody need them. They would hate for their health goals (which, incidentally, have been shown to increase the quality of life and decrease pain while ALSO increasing overall productivity) to get in anybody elses way. So, they leave them behind, set on pause, frozen in time. Along with these are a laundry list of things that never got finished in life…

How many of you are there RIGHT NOW? Do you feel like you got dealt a bad hand? It’s NOT the hand you’re dealt, it’s what you do with it. Why I am involved in fitness anyway? Because I have witnessed people able to come off of loads of medication. I have seen people regain strength. I have seen them reach their goals AND set even better ones! I have seen miracles happen because they believed they were not made of junk. I have seen faith restored and the powerless become empowered. That’s the awesome things about fitness! So…why do you quit? Why are you still struggling? Don’t throw lame excuses around! For everyone who complains about their feet, there is an amputee working harder….and NOT complaining. Suck it up, push the button, then commit to push yourself. THAT is how you find out what you’re made of…

Need help setting or reaching a goal? Check THIS out!

Drop 10 with a Friend Challenge!!!!!

Hey fit fans!

September 1st I’ll be launching a challenge to lose either the first, last, or in-between 10 pounds. Now, you know I’m not a huge scale fan so you’re not required to share your weight or even weigh in, but I promise you will feel and see a difference in just 8 weeks. So, that means you’ll be a newer you before the holidays! How awesome is that? Interested? Here’s what you get:

  1. TOTALLY FREE CHALLENGE!!! The only expense you’ll pay is for your food, and I promise you can find it all at the local store. We’ll be eating simple :)
  2. Accountability. You’ll get weekly (sometimes more) emails from me PLUS I’m encouraging everybody to sign up with a buddy. No worries if you have to go it alone. Should you lack a buddy, one will be provided for you :)
  3. Weekly grocery shopping lists.
  4. Weekly meal ideas (you are NOT bound to this plan! but it works better should you choose to use it).
  5. Loads of health, nutrition and fitness information at your fingertips.
  6. Weekly workout.
  7. Home DVD recommendations (you may find you own most of these already!).
  8. Tips to look your best, always!

So, if you’re game to change then all you have to do to sign up is email michelle@michellecfitness.com

Simple. Forward this link to your friends and get a whole group together. Post it on Facebook and start a challenge of your own. Get your office involved.

There are no gimmicks, no outlandish exercises or meal plans, just what works. Period. Simplicity and consistency make for results, and that’s precisely what you get.

No challenge is complete without a prize right?

At the end of 8 weeks, participants will send in a written article of their experience. This will include things like a change in energy, clothing size, mood, etc. Weight can be recorded if you like. I’ll post these entries and get the public to determine the most inspiring winner. You don’t have to be a writer! People are inspired by stories :)

The winner will get a 3 disc workout series on DVD. You will be using these workouts throughout your challenge, but the page will be shut down once the challenge is over so the winner gets all the workouts PLUS a guide to help you sequence your workouts. The winner will also receive a recipe booklet emailed to you with recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

There are NO losers in this crowd and this challenge is OPEN to ALL. It doesn’t matter your starting place or your fitness level, I want you to learn that fitness and health can be fun. What better way to do that than with a buddy? So, get to posting and let’s challenge each other!

Oh, and I promise these workouts won’t take up your whole day! It’s my belief that if you work out efficiently you can gain results in as little as 20-30 minutes a day. Nutrition is the number 1 focus and the workouts will complement it all. Let’s get excited!!!!!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Michelle

ALL entries must be received by August 31st. michelle@michellecfitness.com

 

Third April Challenge

This is Tai Cheng and it is the final April challenge.

Tai Chenge is PERFECT for those of you who simply need to focus on initiating a daily exercise program.

It is also incredibly beneficial for those of us that suffer with inflammatory issues such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis (I have the previous!) as it helps to ease inflammation and increase joint range of motion.

Got game? Golfers in particular have noticed a great improvement in their swings and range of motion while basketball players and runners reported an increase in endurance.

Get in on this 60 day challenge to improve overall health with all the tools you need!

Michelle

The SKINNY on Food Labels

Oh. My. Goodness…Have you heard about this?

Sorry about the no makeup thing I have going on! LOL

OK, so this is THE challenge for those looking to change their physique. Hey, did you know it’s officially 90 days until summer as of today? Crazy!

The vid above tells you a little about Les Mill’s Pump but you can always click to find out more :)

Now, let’s talk turkey. The investment in this total body transformation system is $245. You get the entire program on DVD (and you KEEP it) plus an exclusive CORE workout when you order through your coach. BONUS!

Your Challenge Pack also includes:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—The Healthiest Meal of the Day®, delivered through Home Direct, our autoship program that ensures timely delivery of Shakeology to your doorstep every month.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your challenge.**
  • Plus FREE Shipping!
  • Free Shipping Offer not available in AK, HI, U.S. Territories, or Canada.

But wait, there’s more… hehe. OK you get ME as your coach. Total access. I check your food and keep those motivational saying coming because I know YOU can do this! See? There was motivation right there. Also, BeachBody has asked me to document this particular group, so to make it a little more interesting, the first 4 people to sign up for the challenge get 2 free one on one sessions with me so that we make CERTAIN your results are inevitable. Awesome? You bet! I’m taking 10 people into this challenge group and all 10 get guaranteed access to my online class about rockin your life (mind, body, and soul) this summer. Pretty cool deal right? You get the tools needed to make the physical change, the trainer/nutritionist/coach to ensure that happens, 2 FREE sessions with me (if you live far away, it’ll be online or by phone, but still me!), and access to a course that truly will rock your life. Steps are super easy: JOIN MY TEAM and let me know you want to PUMP! I’ll get you where you want to be :)

To the FIT LIFE!

Michelle