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DON’T LET EM QUIT!

Posted: June 18, 2019

“But I don’t want to go.” If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard this a time or two. Given loud enough, and with enough frequency, even the toughest parent can begin to waiver. Truth be told, we’ve said those words ourselves a time or two.

It’s easy to quit. Especially these days. Kids are so busy, with so many activities, that sometimes they just get tired. Likewise, parents are often glad for the break when seasons end, or even when a child stops an activity. But the real secret to success in youth sports is that the season never really ends.

Parents with kids on traveling teams understand this. They’ve made a commitment to it. For these kids, their skills continue to grow. They get to test themselves against other kids just as interested. It’s no surprise that these will be the go-to kids when they hit the varsity level.


QUICK WORKOUTS CAN BE VERY EFFECTIVE

Posted: June 03, 2019

We’ve passed the halfway point in Biggest Loser “20” and I have to say, it’s been pretty interesting. Our leader, Christy Henry, has lost an amazing 32.8 lbs, and she’s done it in just seven weeks. Another has lost about 25 lbs, and we have several who have lost around 15 lbs.

I’ve really tried to mix things up with this group. They’ve done a couple of tough new kickboxing workouts, with weights, ropes and other exercises mixed in. They’ve done a workout in the park where they also ran there and back. Last week, they even took on a hill run, up and down the overhead bridge (by the football field), complete with battle ropes at the bottom!

But during each Biggest Loser, I like to introduce a concept called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Always a tough workout, HIIT keeps making a comeback in fitness circles because it allows you to burn a lot of calories in a fairly short amount of time.


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