Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why Should You Join Boot Camp?

With spring here and summer just around the corner it can only mean one thing, Jungle Fit Boot Camp season! Ah yes Boot Camp, beautiful weather, great people, sweat and push ups! Last year Jungle Fit enjoyed a great season of Boot Camps thanks to excellent people like yourself showing up month after month. You all saw great results, told your friends and family and helped make Jungle Fit Boot Camps the top Boot Camp in all of Kingston! For this you all deserve a big pat on the back (or gold star perhaps)!

This years 1st month of Boot Camp training starts on May 3rd, 2010 and this year will be even bigger and better than the last. I'm sure I will see a lot of returning faces and a whole lot of new ones ... but why should you come to Boot Camp if you haven't tried it before? After all what makes this Boot Camp different from any others? If you're still up in the air about signing up then this post is for you. The top 5 reasons to join Jungle Fit - Boot Camp!

1. Flexibility: Many other boot camps will have a set time/day that you're locking into after signing up. But lets face it, some of us (most of us) have some crazy schedules! It's not always possible to make it to every class. This is where Jungle Fit is different! When you sign up for Boot Camp you pay for your month and may alternate between the a.m or p.m class to suit your busy day! No questions asked, no catch, we just want to make fitness easily accessible to you!

2. Price: Jungle Fit promises the biggest bang for your buck hands down out of any Boot Camp! $150 for a whole month of training 3 times per week at your choice of a.m. or p.m. classes that you can jump back and forth from! However if you bring one or more friends the price drops to $120 per person, that's only $10 per class. A far cry from other boot camps charging upwards of $200 per month or other charging $15 dollars per class twice a week at a set time! Remember, $10 per session 3 times per week is the same as that pack of cigarettes or that big MacDonald's meal. It's an investment in your health, future, and longevity ... not to mention you'll look better naked!

3. Experience: Not all Boot Camps are created equal! Jungle Fit Boot Camps are all run by myself (Timothy Bell) a Certified Personal Training Specialist, Certified Kettlebell Trainer, 1st Degree Black Belt, CPR Certified, and the founder of Jungle Fit Personal Training. I pride myself on my knowledge of body weight strength and conditioning and have been training people to reach their fitness goals through this means for years. There are no gimmicks, nothing is hidden and you can reach me personally at anytime via phone, e-mail, text message, or even in person when you have any questions or concerns. I will truly be your personal trainer even though this is a group training program.

4. The People: What can I say, Jungle Fit - Boot Camps have the greatest people in the city participating in them. You'll sign up and meet amazing people from all age groups and life experience all here for one common goal ... to get fit, look great, live longer, and move with greater ease. You'll meet people who have challenged themselves and lost 15-20lbs, you'll meet people who after Boot Camp no longer needed physio therapy, and most importantly you'll meet new people who are on the same path as you. No matter where you are in life or fitness you'll meet someone who is at the same level as you and wants the same thing. You'll have great people cheering you on towards your goals and pushing with you every step of the way. What could be better than that!?

5. Results: I don't have to tell you about the amazing results people have had from Jungle Fit - Boot Camps or Personal Training. I will allow a few clients to do so for me on the Jungle Fit Testimonial page No matter the goal we can and will get you there! If you want to get stronger and do push ups on your toes, we'll get you there. If you want to lose 20lbs we can get you there. If you just want to feel, look, and move better while having more confidence, we will without a doubt have you there!

... So there you have it, these are just a few of the many reasons to join up the Jungle Fit - Boot Camp. It's great for getting back into shape, kick starting a new fitness program, changing up the program you already follow, or just throwing something new and challenging your way! It all starts May 3rd, 2010. Send me out an e-mail at tim@jungle-fit.com if you have any more questions or would like to sign up. I look forward to seeing you all there! Take care.
P.S. Thanks to Katy (a client of mine both personal training & boot camps) for the excellent picture! You rock!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Obesity And Choice

The motivation to write this post came from an unlikely source this time ... a television show. I recently stumbled across an episode of Dr.Phil called the "FAT" debate. The show featured a panel of celebrity trainers and on the flip side, activists for the acceptance of obese people. Each of them giving their individual opinions on the subject of living obese/over weight. Obviously, the points of views between the fitness professionals and the activists were quite different. This wasn't anything I didn't expect! What DID shocked me was the out right anger and ignorance that came from the audience ... the majority of whom were very, very over weight. Slews of insults towards were hurled at the fitness professionals, massive excuses were made for why they were all obese, and even delusional arguments about how their current weight was healthy. I have never seen so many people fail to take responsibility for where their current body composition stands.  Lets face it people, no one ... and I mean no one is born obese! There are factors that contribute to gaining weight easier than others and genetics do play a roll in how lean you can become. However, no one and I mean NO ONE needs to feel that they're stuck living a life of obesity.

Here are my thoughts on this subject. Everything you do in your life with your body is a decision. You must know that you are making a decision between staying over weight/obese or to take action and change your body/life. When you make a decision it is best to know the facts and to accept the benefits and risks. If you are obese/over weight and/or eating a poor diet you must accept the inherent risks that are involved. Just as their are risks involved with smoking, drinking, or driving without your seat belt, their are risks involved with living overweight and having a poor diet! Every day you're making a conscious decision to live with those risks of being overweight/obese and not taking action. You're accepting the risk that you may have bone/joint problems at a much younger age, you're the risk of developing things such as type 2 diabetes, hyper tension, high blood pressure, chronic lung ailments, syndrome x and much much more! Not to mention that your children will learn by example, they'll see mom or dad eating less than favorable foods and living a sedentary life style and will follow in those foot steps. You must accept the fact that you're actions may very well lead your child down a path of disease as well! You must take a good look at your life, current state of health, and body composition ... ask yourself if you are truly happy. Are you able to do all the things you would like to do in life? Are you living your life to its absolute fullest?

 I'm in NO WAY saying that we should all look the same or strive to look like fitness models!  In fact, it's unrealistic for most people to walk around with your body fat at such a low percentage, and having one that low comes with health risks as well. What I AM saying is that we all have the ability to be lean, fit, and healthy! We are all born to live a strong, lean, healthy life full of activity and joy! We should all be at a weight that we can maintain comfortably and feel good about how we look in the mirror. We are born to move with ease and grace. No one is forced to be "stuck" living in an obese body. If this feels like I'm talking about your current situation, than you need to know that no one made you this way. You need to take responsibility for your actions and life. I know it's hard to hear, but you've put yourself there through a combination of poor food choices and little to no exercise/activity.  So the question now is ... what do you want to do?

It's all about what is right for you. Look at yourself and your life, ask yourself if you are 100% happy with your body. Can you accept the risks of being obese/overweight, are you prepared to live that life style and shorten your life span? If the answer is yes, then there is no need to change, you're obviously happy with what you have and the future you will live. But, if you're not happy, and you want get off your path of disease and pain. If you don't' want to pass your unhealthy lifestyle on to future generations, and you want to start living your life to the fullest, then make the change! Get help, get active, get your nutrition on track and change your life!

Remember ... it's all a choice, it's all your choice.

- Tim



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Why Attend The Jungle Fit Work Shop?

A little bit of shameless self promotion here! As many of you know coming up very soon on April 24th at the Kingston Sustainability Centre I will be holding a Jungle Fit workshop starting at 1pm. So that might leave two big questions in your head ... what's a Jungle Fit workshop and what's in it for me?

Well, the Jungle Fit workshop will be divided into two parts, first there will be an information session describing the many facts and practices of Jungle Fit and how they can change your life. The second half will be an outdoor boot camp held at City Park. Now that we have that cleared up, what's in it for you? Well, you'll learn a whole lot and gain a more in depth look into Jungle Fit when I cover a host of topics such as ...

- Who I am and what I do
- An in depth look at the approach to fitness that is Jungle Fit
- The differences between Conventional Fitness and Jungle Fit
- How you can get faster results from body weight training that you have ever had from a gym
- An deeper look/discussion about the caveman diet
- How the Jungle Fit can teach you to maintain top level fitness and a healthy body fat level for life.
- You'll get to take part in the 1st Outdoor Boot Camp of 2010 and it's FREE!
- Most importantly it's going to be fun and you'll be donating to the Sustainability Centre

... So get your friends, family, or co workers together. Grab some shoes, water, and comfortable exercise clothing and head down to the Sustainability Centre on April 24th for a great time. For more info just e-mail me at tim@jungle-fit.com . Hope to see you all there!

Watch the video for more details!