June Newsletter
June, 2014
Happy Birthday BigTime Results!
June 18th is our 7-year anniversary! We would like to celebrate the occasion with a fundraiser benefiting Operation Home Front and Girls on the Run! Here is how the fundraiser works:

 

  • Donate in increments of $7 to the trainer of your choice. You then pick an exercise for that trainer to complete ($7=7 reps). So for example, if you donated $70 dollars to Noah for burpees, he would have to perform 70 reps of burpees. You could then donate another $70 to Noah for pull-ups and he would have to complete 70 pull-ups. Donate $7 as many times as you would like (ESPECIALLY TO NOAH)!
  • The 7 exercises:
    • Burpees
    • Pull-ups
    • Box Jumps
    • Renegade Rows
    • Squat Thrusters
    • Tire Flips
    • Lunges
  • The Trainers:
    • Noah
    • Alyea
    • Logan
    • Bryan
    • Mike
    • Kolten
    • Miranda
    • Intern (Joe)

We will be collecting donations until July 5th at which point the real fun begins. Come watch as your trainers destroy their bodies for the benefit of others, and get your revenge by heckling us as we work out! We would love to have both your support and your jeers!


Rosie Laughlin's 49th Birthday Bash 

Our client (and the reigning, defending, Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge champion) will be observing her 49th birthday this month. To celebrate she will be joining us on July 5th for our 7-year anniversary fundraiser. Rosie will be completing 49 reps of 49 different exercises; please donate so she doesn't have to suffer alone!
Summer Slim Down

      

 

Everybody wants to look their best for the summer- that's why we are challenging you to the Summer Slim Down! This challenge focuses on resetting your mind and body with one month of whole food. Your body's reward system has been hijacked by all the added sweeteners (including non-calorie sweeteners) and chemicals that the food industry utilizes. Cutting out the processed foods can help reset your system and acclimate you to the way food is supposed to taste. This challenge will help you consider the quality of food that you are fueling your body with and teach you some good lifestyle habits (such as planning your meals in advance). Here is an example meal plan:

  • Breakfast: Fruit Smoothie-Frozen Berries, Nonfat Unflavored Greek Yogurt, and Handful of Spinach and then add the amount of chilled water to get the consistency you desire!
  • Snack: Apple with 1 oz of Natural Beef Jerky
  • Lunch: 3 oz Chicken Breast with a sweet potato. Add honey, cinnamon and 1 cup of green beans
  • Snack: 1 serving of edamame
  • Dinner: 3oz of salmon with asparagus and kale chips (fresh kale baked at 425 for 8 minutes with some olive oil and sea salt)

Make this month-long challenge the springboard you need to lose weight and feel great during the summer season!


Logan's Wellness Workshop
Confusion in Health and Nutrition

Health and nutrition is a confusing subject these days. With all the conflicting reports out there it is difficult to understand and follow a path to wellness. Most people don't have the time to read a full report, let alone look into the research that backs it. In an article posted on Life Hacker, Alan Henry goes into detail on what is causing all this confusion. Here is a quick summary:

  • Industry: a massive industry has grown up around health and nutrition. Every one is selling a new way to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your health and their marketing campaigns are spreading half truths and misconceptions. 
  • Corporations + Government:  Unfortunately, our dietary guidelines have been misguided by corporate influence. Six out of the 11 members of the Dietary Guidelines Committee (in 2000) had financial ties to the food industry.
  • Poor Communication: The media has a tendency to run with any story that will drum up interest. Unfortunately that means publishing preliminary results and rat studies as miracle cures. Research is a long, drawn out process. It can take many different studies to fully understand the complexities of the topic.
  • The Consumer: The psychology that drives our purchases is well understood and we as the consumer are easily influenced by marketing. We, in turn, support the very companies that exploit us.
  • What to do about it: Ask yourself the following anytime you hear something new about health and nutrition:
    1. Who is telling me this?
    2. How does he or she know this?
    3. Is it possible if he/she is wrong?
    4. If the answer to the previous question is yes, find another unrelated source to  back the claim.
    5. Repeat until the answer to #3 is almost certainly "NO".

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-Logan Wendt, Director of Corporate Wellness
Recipe of the Month

Salmon Tacos

 
 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ancho or New Mexico chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 4-ounce wild salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick, skin on
  • 8 6-inch whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup of Fresh Mango Salsa
  • 1/4 cup of Feta
  • Fresh Cilantro

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine oil, chile powder, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture liberally over salmon. Grill the salmon, skin-side down, until it is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Cut each fillet lengthwise into 2 pieces and remove the skin.
  3. To serve, place 2 tortillas on each plate. Evenly divide the fish, Fresh Mango Salsa, Feta. and Cilantro 


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Infographic taken from foundmyfitness.com and was created by Dr. Rhonda Patrick
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Stress

 

 

When we hear the word health we tend to think of the physical aspects of the term. The wealth of knowledge on the importance of diet and exercise to our health is limitless. But what about other factors that influence our health? Stress is something that we all encounter on a regular basis Most of us think of stress as bad, but exercise, massages and developing new skills are all types of stress that can be positive. Everyone's body reacts the same to stress; it is how we deal with that stress that is different. For example, two different people with the same position at the same company experience the same stress on a daily basis, but one person experiences adverse effects that leak into other parts of their life while the other is able to deal with the stress well. What makes these two so different? Some of the effects can be explained by past experiences, but most of them are due to the various coping mechanisms that each use. The following are a few simple steps to help cope with different negative stressors you may encounter. Don't be afraid to try different strategies until you find one that works best for you:

 

 

Write- It may help to write about things that are bothering you. Write for 10 to 15 minutes a day about stressful events and how they made you feel. Or think about tracking your stress. This helps you find out what is causing your stress and how much stress you feel.

 

Let your feelings out- Talk, laugh, cry, and express anger when you need to. Talking with friends, family, a counselor, or a member of the clergy about your feelings is a healthy way to relieve stress.

 

Do something you enjoy- You may feel that you're too busy to do these things. But making time to do something you enjoy can help you relax. It might also help you get more done in other areas of your life.

 

Meditate- When you meditate, you focus your attention on things that are happening right now. Paying attention to your breathing is one way to focus. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is one form of meditation that is very helpful with managing stress and learning how to better cope with it.

 

Exercise- Regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage stress. Walking is a great way to get started. Even everyday activities such as housecleaning or yard work can reduce stress. Reaching the recommended levels of exercise on a regular basis can help alleviate many of the negative symptoms that typically accompany stress. Stretching can also relieve muscle tension.

 

Breathing exercises- Practice taking 10 deep breaths with a full inhalation and exhalation. Breathe from the stomach and diaphragm trying to take in as much air as possible.

 

-Joe the Intern
BigTime in the Washington Times
 
Noah's trip to Jefferson City to speak on behalf of Missouri's fitness industry was refferenced recently in an article on the Washington Time's website. The article is titled
State Sales Tax Hurting Gyms' Financial Fitness and details the effort being made to change the sales tax law.


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