Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Journey Continues.

Since the beginning of January I've been putting in the work. I'm tracking my food and water to make sure I'm paying attention to my nutrition and working out 5 days per week. That's the only way to get it done, eat enough of the right foods, stay hydrated, and be active. And it's working! I'm down 19lbs and I feel great, I'll feel better when the weather warms up, but for now this is good.

I've always concentrated more on eating clean than counting calories but keeping track of what I do helps me make sure I don't skip a meal or eat crap when I'm busy because I don't want to have that in my journal. I'm either too honest....or too OCD to lie and/or leave something out, whatever it is, it makes me want to be better. I use MyFitnessPal because you can set your own goals instead of trying to stay within some impossible range based on a BMI. I also use a separate app to track my water, Hydro Coach. Again, I can adjust my settings so i get just enough reminders so I don't get dehydrated but not so many that I want to throw my phone across the room. These tools help me remember that I'm important and it's important to think about what I put into my body. When you spend your days thinking about everything your kids need, sometimes you forget about yourself. But, what my kids need is me and if I don't take care of me, I won't be the mom that they need.

So, the journey continues.....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016




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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Difficult Decisions

After much consideration, Steve and I have decided to discontinue our downtown kettlebell classes. Unfortunately, family commitments and scheduling conflicts are making it increasingly difficult for me to be there, and subsequently, Steve has ended up with a second job.

We do plan on starting up our classes in the future when we figure out a plan that works for us, so stay tuned, we'll be back!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Changes to Julie Mac Fitness

As everyone's schedules get busier and busier closer to Christmas season/party season. We are paying attention to past trends and will no longer hold classes on Friday evenings, effective immediately. Instead we will be holding hour long classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 7 PM, effective December 1st. In cases where a class would fall on a holiday, a make-up class will be held on the Friday of that week.

We have also updated all of our prices as we introduce a new monthly rate, effective December 1st:
  • Monthly Rate: $100
  • Punch Cards (12 classes): $180
  • First time drop in rate: Free
  • Regular drop in rate: $20
The monthly rate is by far the cheapest option, with 8 or 9 classes for your $100. For those that want more flexibility in attendance, we still have punch cards, but they're a little more expensive per class.

Over the past 2 years Julie Mac Fitness has become more of a family company as Steve has taken on teaching many of the classes. We have been thinking about changing our company name to reflect this and we're looking to our clients for suggestions. What name do you think would represent us? Comment below to let us know.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May = Back Outdoors!

This week will bring the 1st of May AND the 1st kettlebell class outside since 2011! Thankfully it's finally warming up and Wednesday at 6pm we will be ready to swing and sweat in the fresh air at the commons. We will be back to our usual spot on Trollope St, if you haven't attended one of our summer classes in the past, here is a link that shows the location: map.

Both Steve and I are really excited to be bringing the classes back outdoors so we can feel the grass between our toes again! Contact us at register@juliemacfitness.com to try a class and see how it feels to get an ass-kicking workout while having fun in the sun.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Challenge Accepted!

I always see these 30 day challenges for squats, planks, etc on day 15 or 16 when someone in my friends list on facebook starts posting about how tough the challenge is getting. Then I'll say to myself: "I should should do that too! I'll start on the 1st of next month so the days correspond and I can track it easier." I've never actually done one of these challenges. I always forget by the start of the next month and again, remember about halfway through. Well this time someone posted about a squat challenge early in the month and I was determined to catch up and start right away. But of course I like to take things to the extreme so I decided to do a triple challenge this month and I decided that I would catch up during tonight's class so I wouldn't be in pain alone! (insert evil laugh here) We did the first 6 days tonight so tomorrow I only have to worry about day 7.

So this month I'm doing a swing, squat, plank challenge. Here's the break down:


Swings & Squats



Day
Reps
Day
Reps
1
50
16
Rest
2
55
17
150
3
60
18
155
4
Rest
18
160
5
70
20
Rest
6
75
21
180
7
80
22
185
8
Rest
23
190
9
100
24
Rest
10
105
25
220
11
110
26
225
12
Rest
27
230
13
130
28
Rest
14
135
29
240
15
140
30
250


Planks

Day
Time
Day
Time
1
30sec
16
Rest
2
1min
17
6m30s
3
1m30s
18
7min
4
Rest
18
7m30s
5
2min
20
Rest
6
2m30s
21
8min
7
3min
22
8m30s
8
Rest
23
9min
9
3m30s
24
Rest
10
4min
25
9m30s
11
4m30s
26
10min
12
Rest
27
10m30s
13
5min
28
Rest
14
5m30s
29
11min
15
6min
30
11m30s



Don't wait, join the challenge today!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our Christmas Gift to You

Punch cards are now on sale until the end of December! Pick up your punch card for $115 (regular price $150), up to 2 cards per person. This special is for all new and continuing clients.

Christmas Schedule 
 Dec. 24th - Class cancelled 
Dec. 26th - Class cancelled 
Dec. 28th - There is class 
Dec. 31st - Class cancelled 
Jan. 2nd & 4th - There is class