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Be the Biggest Chooser!

January 2nd, 2018

Guest Blog by Granite Falls Personal Trainer, Josh Goguen

Good news, everyone! The Biggest Chooser Challenge is back for 2018 and better than ever. This year, we have more teams, more trainers and more time slots available to fit your schedule. We all have different reasons for putting fitness goals at the top of our 2018 to-do list, so why not give yourself an edge?

Maybe you have a reunion in the spring. You want to look your best because Debbie’s going to be there (not you, Debbie- the other Debbie). She thought she was all that back in high school but you’ll show her who’s still got it.

Perhaps you have a particular bathing suit you’ve been eyeing for the summer and those selfies will be so satisfying knowing Debbie is totally going to be Facebook stalking you after the reunion.
You might even be one of those people that isn’t concerned with appearance as much as just wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, unlike Debbie. She’s so shallow.

Whatever your reasons are, The Biggest Chooser Challenge is here to help.

So, what exactly is The Biggest Chooser Challenge? It is a 12 week, team-based weight loss challenge to kick start your progress and set you up for success. Teams are based on workout and weigh-in availability with results being assessed on the percentage of total weight lost for the team. Something different this year from previous years, teams will be smaller allowing for a better trainer to client ratio than ever before.

When you join a Biggest Chooser team, you have access to a trainer, a small group fitness class once a week and measurement tracking, but that’s not all. This friendly competition between our trainers and their teams will give you the intangibles that can make a huge difference. Being on a team will help increase motivation, build camaraderie, and create accountability.

But, the most important factor is FUN and this is going to be fun.

2018 is your year, not Debbie’s. So why not give yourself every advantage possible? There are still Biggest Chooser Challenge spots open, so it’s not too late (yet) to jump on board and set yourself up for success.

Happy Hour

December 12th, 2017

“Does wine actually have sugar?!” is a favorite question I get from clients. During this time of year when there are more celebrations and after work happy hours, it’s easier to hibernate on the couch and sip wine because of the early onset of darkness. And yes, alcohol can absolutely interfere with any weight loss efforts. And during this season especially, it can add up quickly and promote an increase in body fat. Pick your indulgences wisely and on those occasions, give yourself a limit. If you want to linger with a drink in hand, opt-in for sparkling soda water with lime. And go for calorie-free mixers. At the end of the day, all alcohol counts, so sip slowly and consume water in-between drinks.

You are not alone. The average American gains 5-10 pounds over the Holiday season. If this includes you, never fear, the Personal Training team at GFSAC is here to help. Please join a team in the Biggest Chooser 2018 Competition. You will be motivated to shed those extra pounds packed on over the Holidays & held accountable on your path to a healthier, new you!!! Working in a group not for you?…We have 10 trainers on staff that are ready to push you with one on one sessions.

Psst… our GFSAC Training Gift certificates make awesome stocking stuffers. 😉 Stop by the Front Desk to purchase one.