Tag Archives: workout

It’s Hard to follow through

With your New Year’s resolutions, that is. Here are some more ideas the Victor crew found from MensHealth.com for trying to keep your resolutions for this year.

Schedule a competition. Wow – if you plan on a 5K run, you’ll have to train for it. Talk about motivation!

Take selfies. They suggest to do this instead of looking at the scale. Share your progress through pictures.

Set mini-goals monthly. Set up short-term marks to reach throughout the year. It helps to take change in smaller chunks.

Find a partner. It helps to be accountable to someone. Maybe it’s someone to workout with or someone to just offer support and report progress to.

Do an extreme workout. Sometime down the road after you have gotten comfortable with your routine, change it up with one extreme workout a month to make it more interesting – go rock climbing, hike up a mountain, go to a training facility that will help you mix it up.

Get fit with ClassPass

ClassPass is a studio fitness program that helps you find classes to focus on certain activities or parts of the body. The studios may offer cycling, barre, yoga, Pilates, running, strength training, dance, or even rock climbing. ClassPass has studios worldwide.

Through their app, you can find local fitness studios, book classes, watch videos, and be a part of a healthier community. Right now there are limited places listed in their app as the studios have to sign up with them.

In early 2018, they are launching ClassPass Live where you can become a member and work out from home. They are using live-streaming so you can find something that fits your needs and take the class along with others.

Use music to up your motivation

Having trouble getting motivated during your workouts? Try making a playlist just for your workout! You might want to start and end with slower music while you warm up and cool down. Try to match the music time-wise to what exercise you will be doing. You may be more motivated if you keep to a steady beat along with the music.

If you want to try something different, use your iPad or tablet nearby and tune to some motivational music on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ASwmOsE3Ug for example.) Like to run? Here’s one with over an hour of running music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sUXInzxQo0. Or you can try an online fitness class at home.

Here is more information.

Steve Victor

Let’s Prancercise®!

We’ve seen the Wonderful Pistachios commercial with the Prancercise® lady showing how to open the nuts while doing her routine but did we know there really is such a thing? The Victor crew set out to find out more about it.

It was started by Joanna Rohrback B.H.S., who defines Prancersize® as “A springy rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.”

You can see her original video here where she does a warm-up, a trot with weights on her ankles, a gallop with the weights, punching out with the weights on her wrists.

Her latest video, Prancercise® Fitness with Passion shows her running with horses in field with a partner. Her routine was based on the running of horses.

This system is no joke! She looks very fit and it looks like a good cardio workout. She looks like she is having fun doing it, too!

Steve Victor