Row House coach

18 Jan

There has been an update in my fitness journey . I am a Row House coach in Westport CT. My day job in advertising is super supportive of a work life balance and that allows me the confidence to coach classes three days a week at 5 30 am. My new mantra is ” its ok if you are busy as long as you are happy”. I am both! BUSY and HAPPY

I wanted to re start the blog as I enter my 10th year of my wellness transformation. Time truly does fly when you are having fun!

Good vibes workout

15 Jan

Hey Squad,

This week I wanted to post a different kind of work out for you.  This week will be a week of change and for some people change  brings up lots of anxiety.  Anxiety produces cortisol in your body and that lands in your mid section as belly fat.

One non cardio way to fight that production of cortisol is to meditate. Studies show that even 5 minutes a day lower your heart rate and improve your respiration.  Also, like HIIT workouts that burn calories even after the workout, meditation has benefits all day long. Lets meditate five minutes a day and send good vibes out to the country.

If you need a great online tool ( and app) to help guide you, I recommend Calm  The ocean sounds have been playing in the background while I was typing this today. It has been lovely.

I leave you with a quote that came up in my twitter feed this week

“If you really want to rebel, practice kindness”… (unknown)  
Cheerfully yours,
Phyllis4fitness

Teamwork and working out with your team

10 Jan

Hey Squad,

If you watched  any TV over the holidays you must have seen the commercials the Peloton bike. I have been a real cheerleader for the brand and happy to continue as one.

The studio experience really blows you away.  Its like going to a concert, the music is loud, the lighting is dramatic and the star AKA instructor is a great performer. The pace is too much to sing but you can definitely ride with the beat.

Our team took the ride like a BOSS.  Our group  had  a newbie (Christina) a dark horse (Ben) a jackrabbit (Sean) a victim of a tech disaster (Peter) and eye candy (Shaunna).  Below is the before picture.

The crew rode proudly as the ride ended with high fives all around.  We could have stayed around for a back stage experience with Jess King the instructor but the commute home beckoned. Ben and I even had enough in the tank to sprint for the train at Grand Central. ( from the cab ! LOL)

Working out with co workers is tricky for some people.  I am a believer that as a team goes thru an experience like physical activities they bond on a level that enhances team performance.  The competition is a level field and we tend to be much freer with the encouragement and the congratulations.

This team is awesome and inspiring to me and the whole agency.

Grey@Peloton

If you want to try a class, the first one is only $20.00 and they provide shoes, water ( 2 bottles!) and towels.

Cheerfully yours,

Phyllis4fitness

Long run- elliptical style

06 Sep

imageFirst off I want to update you on the success of the donut holes for hole in the wall sale. We raised 400.00 ! There was a great team of people that made it happen and Linda was an amazing cheerleader at the end to make sure each bag was sold.
Thank you everyone !
Today is hot, humid and there are thunderstorms in the forecast. I am also finishing up rehabing ( is that a word) my ankle from Sunday,so my 16 miles were all on the elliptical.
I am a sweaty mess and my quads are screaming, but it’s ok.
Tomorrow the forecast is better and I feel better about taking the ankle on a test drive.
Next up, a facial. Do you get regular facials? I am a believer.

Have a great Saturday.

Signed,

Phyllis4fitness