Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are You a Conscious Eater?

Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and working out does not give you a free pass to eat whatever you want.  Take a look at this article on conscious eating...


See you in the gym!


Monday, September 26, 2011

This Week at O'Connor...

Don't forget - if you signed up for the September Fitness Challenge, this is the week to come get timed.  Please see me in the weight room to setup a time!

See you in the gym!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's the right way to stretch?

Here is a good article from Runner's World about getting in a proper warm-up with DYNAMIC STRETCHING.  We probably all grew up being told to static stretch before we practice or workout, but studies show this kind of stretching could actually hurt performance and instead should be saved for after your workout.  Take a look...


Don't forget about the Monthly Fitness Challenge!  Come see me for more details.

See you in the gym!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This Week's Updates...

Starting Wednesday 9/14 we will be having a TRX Suspension class at 5:30pm.  This will be a class focused on TRX training and bodyweight training.  Only 12 spots available so sign up!

Each month we will be having a fitness challenge which will feature a new exercise/workout.  You will have the first 3 weeks of the month to train, and will be able to perform the challenge during the last week of the month.  Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female participant.

This will be a fun way to get fit and add some competition into your routine.  Sign up and tell your friends to sign up!  If you have any questions just come see me in the weight room.

See you in the gym!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Training Fuel: How to make sure you get the calories you need

Working out doesn't mean you get a free pass to eat whatever you want.  This article explains how you may need to eat differently depending on what type of workout you do that day.  Take a look...

Training Fuel: Getting it Right

See you in the gym!


TRX Demo Sessions and Classes Coming Soon!

Tired of the same boring workout?

Get with the movement and train with TRX.

Born in the U.S. Navy SEALS and developed by Fitness Anywhere®, Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. Easily set up the portable TRX® Suspension Trainer™ and you’re in control. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose.

Contact Erika in the weight room for more info on training with TRX.

Welcome to the Fitness Zone

Hey everyone. Welcome to the O'Connor Rec Sports Fitness Zone! My name is Erika Bohn and I'm the new personal trainer for recreational sports here at Xavier. This is a brand new blog dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals.

Check in daily for fitness and nutrition tips, new exercises, cool links, and updates on what's going on at O'Connor Rec Sports. You can also feel free to ask questions or share your own fitness knowledge.

See you in the gym!