On January 9th AR-Fit introduced the Check Yourself Lean in '17 Nutrition Challenge. Over 20 members signed up and participated in this 8-week challenge all in the hopes of learning how to fuel their bodies. Throughout the course of the challenge, each member was allowed access to a private Facebook page. Here, they could post any questions, struggles, wins and losses they were having and use the page as a motivational support group. Daily exercise challenges were also posted on the private page, as well mindset exercises to help each individual reach their goals.
It was one of our most successful challenges to date. Members learned so much about how certain foods affect them throughout the day, and they became great detectives of their own nutrition. Our challenge finished the firs week of March and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Member, Maryann Sapanara came into first place as she finished strong earning the highest points nearly each and every day and I am so thrilled to report she lost 26 pounds during this fun, educational challenge. Here is what she had to say:
"I am a 39 year old engineer with two daughters (5 and 1.5) and have been working out at AR-Fit on and off since 2013. Prior to getting pregnant with my younger daughter I was in great shape, thanks to Michelle and the AR-Fit crew. Since then, I have made lots of excuses as to why nutrition and working out didn't fit into my busy life and I remained just below my pregnancy weight for over a year. I joined the challenge because I wanted to feel good, get strong, stop making excuses, and provide a fit example for my daughters. I learned that working out doesn't have to take a long time, that lifting heavy weights feels amazing, and that nutrition is paramount. The challenge provided me with a great support system, amazing advice, recipe recommendations, and constant motivation - and I can fit into my pants".
Our next challenge will be a quick 30-day min-challenge that will start just after Memorial Day weekend. Please call or stop by for more details!
The AR-Fit Check Yourself Lean Challenge is underway! We began Monday, January 9th, with an excited, yet timid group of participants. This 8-week challenge is a way for our members to re-evaluate the foods they are using to fuel their body in a fun and friendly competitive environment.Read More
By the time you read this, the New Year will be underway. If you're like many people you probably made a few resolutions - things to address in 2016. When it comes to resolutions, getting into better shape is at or near the top of most lists.Read More
Sunday, March 1 concluded our 8-week Lean in '15 Challenge. So how did everyone do? Collectively, the group of 20 participants lost more than 100 pounds...simply amazing!Read More
Our Lean in '15 challenge is well under way. On January 5th, approximately 20 ARX members signed up to be pushed outside their comfort zone for the next eight weeks. Each day participants have the ability to earn points. The participant who accumulates the most points by then end of the challenge period will win one free month at ARX.Read More
It's almost time for the launch of Lean in '15. This is intended as a challenge that focuses behavioral changes. We are asking participants to be more conscious of what goes in their bodies, and make a few dietary shifts - for instance, eliminating key offenders (sugar, alcohol) and making an effort to get more of the good stuff (veggies, water). We will not be providing individualized meal plans, but rather encouraging participants to make some changes and then taking notice of how their body responds.Read More
Whether you're looking to lose weight, decrease body fat or simply clean up your diet, the Lean in '15 Challenge is for you. This 8-week challenge is designed to be fun, while also helping you to recognize how food affects your body.Read More
ARX is holding a fun weight loss challenge to help keep you motivated in 2015. The "Lean in '15" challenge will run for eight-weeks, from January 5 through March 1. Cost for members is just $25. Non-members are also welcome to participate.*Read More
Looking for a sweet treat that won't set you back? Here's a great clean and healthy cookie recipe I discovered at bodyrock.tv. Delicious and decadent without the guilt!Read More
As the fall temperatures drop (boo!) a great alternative to those high-calorie cool weather comfort-food meals is a nice healthy bowl of soup. Soup can be a fantastic way to get those high-quality vegetables and lean meat to power your body for ARX.Read More
As the cool temperatures move into New England for the fall season the youngsters are starting their next year of their education. Nutrition is a critical part of a youngster's brain function and it lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. What can parents, aunts, uncles, friends do to ensure the kids we are around are eating healthy food? Here are some tips.Read More
Salad can be a bore. Most of us put the same ingredients and dressing on every salad we make or order in a restaurant. The result is that we ditch the salad and go back to eating fries and pizza. Take pride in your salad and make it the focal point of your meal! Here are 4 tips to keep your salads delicious and fresh.Read More
Summertime is upon us. That means BBQ's, graduation parties, 4th of July, and sweaty, hardcore workouts at ARX!!! We all are busy in the summer, and our nutrition can slip very easily. To combat the extra beers, wine, burgers, margaritas and ice cream while continuing to focus on your fitness goals here are a few suggestions.Read More
Breakfast. The one meal many of us don't have time to eat, or if we do have time, we're eating the wrong type of breakfast. Why is breakfast so important? It's in the name: break fast... as in break the fast you've been engaging in while sleeping the night away.Read More
If it is good for Popeye then it is good for all of you ARXers out there. In fact, you can't get a much better power food than spinach.Read More