Archive for October, 2012

Charlotte Personal Trainer Offers Freaky Fat Loss Workout to Scare Away the Fat!

October 17, 2012

Charlotte Personal Trainer Shares 3 Great Pumpkin Exercises to Burn Belly Fat 

 October 16th, 2011- SW Charlotte fitness expert and bootcamp owner Julie Sawyer loves to piggyback on current events to invigorate her fitness bootcamp workouts. This Halloween, Sawyer will be holding a free Freaky Fat Loss workout to show participants how to burn belly fat with a pumpkin.

Sawyer says: “You can approach Halloween one of two ways. The first option is to go nuts with all of the eats and treats. The second is to indulge in moderation and offset any extra caloric consumption with a seasonal pumpkin workout. I recommend the later… it’s a lot more figure-friendly!”

Pumpkins can be used just like medicine balls for an unlimited number of exercise options. Sawyer likes to take it one step further and use total body exercises that combine upper body, lower body, and core movements into one big bang for your buck exercise.

She has provided her top three total body pumpkin exercises that guarantee to help you burn fat and build muscle in minimal time. She recommends performing at least one circuit of the following three pumpkin exercises, with little to no rest between movements, for every Halloween treat you eat:

1) Pumpkin Swings: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, stay on your heels and push your hips back while bringing the pumpkin underneath your body while keeping your eyes up and chest out. Then push your hips forward and swing the pumpkin up to chest level being sure to squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement. Repeat for 10 total reps.

2) Pumpkin Curl to Squat to Presses: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, curl the pumpkin to your chest as your squat down until your front thighs are parallel to the floor with your eyes up and your weight on your heels. Then simultaneously stand up and press the pumpkin overhead. Repeat for 10 total reps.

3) Pumpkin Burpees: Holding a pumpkin in your hands with your arms extended, squat down to the floor, then jump your legs out to assume a push-up position. Perform a push-up with your hands on the pumpkin and then reverse the movement to stand back up. Repeat for total 10 reps.

Sawyer will be holding her 3rd annual Freaky Fat Loss Workout on Saturday, October 27th at 10:00 AM at The Palisades Sports Complex. All participants are required to bring a pumpkin for their workout. (Choose pumpkin wisely) Those interested in participating can register by emailing Julie at julie@tuffgirlbootcamps.com.   Non-members of the Palisades are welcome.  This is a free community event.  Same day registration is accepted.

 

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Tuff Girl Bootcamps owner teams up with Namaste Nation to support the Urban Farm Project

October 11, 2012

Tuff Girl Bootcamps owner teams up with Namaste Nation to support the Urban Farm Project.

Tuff Girl Bootcamps owner teams up with Namaste Nation to support the Urban Farm Project

October 11, 2012

  I’m very excited to partner with Linda McLendon of Namaste Nation in supporting a great cause: educating people about better food choices and helping them obtain healthier foods close to where they live. 

   Here’s the information on our next charity bootcamp, one of two offered by Tuff Girl Bootcamps this month. All the details are on the flier.  I hope to see a lot of familiar faces there to support this project, and I hope our bootcampers will use this opportunity to invite their friends!

  Here’s the link, so check it out!  I’m excited to offer a great workout that is friendly for all people, even beginners, and to let more people see first-hand what we do in our workouts to help people flatten their stomachs!

http://www.supertrainerformula.com/tinyimages/1261/Palisades_Charity_Bootcamp1349973094.pdf