NFL Quarterback and NIU Alum Chandler Harnish talks going to the next level with Eat by Color!

NFL Quarterback and NIU Alum Chandler Harnish talks about what it takes to get to the next level. Athletes and parents….in a few words, don’t quit, do the extra, invest in academics and others! Watch the video for the whole story…

Another outstanding athlete that has played at all levels all the way to the top…the NFL.
Watch the video…parents, athletes, and coaches…watch the video you will take something away.
If you are interested in getting recruited (Chandler talks about making DVDs and binders and sending them out), getting in the game (Chandler sat the first game of his Junior year,) overcoming injuries (training builds confidence), becoming a leader (even on the plays he was not in), or earning the start…he talks about how he did it.

Take home points:
1) Do the school work and excel
2) Learn to enjoy the grind and the challenge of getting better
3) Consistently do the extra work….great Coach Jerry Kill story recalled mid video about getting better and moving forward or backward
4) Speed and Agility at a place like Sports Performance Speed and Agility is a must…training at school with the team is not enough.
5) Leaders lead in some way every play
6) A good football player is a good athlete…again the value in cross training (Sports Performance at FitWorkz) and being a multi sport athlete
7) Training not more sport specific work but training to get faster, be more agile produce more power, etc is a must. Playing more of your sport will not make this happen.
Across the board Chandler mentioned ‘the extra’… Extra = Success

Interested in training? Give us a call we have 6 week to 12 week training programs….start now! 815-756-1188 for the details

 

 

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Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podcast is FREE on Itunes.

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Local Athlete Alyssa Hemmerich Stopped in to Discuss FitWorkz Sports Performance and its Impact on Her College Sport Soccer!

Local Athlete Alyssa Hemmerich Stopped in to Discuss FitWorkz Sports Performance and its Impact on Her College Sport Soccer!

 

Alyssa is a Sycamore High School graduate that played soccer for UW-Stout as a freshman last year. She trained with FitWorkz in our Sports Performance program to get ready for her first year of college athletics. We do not always see athletes comment that the realized they had more confidence…but that is exactly what Alyssa mentions… watch the video for the full details.

 

Athletes… you have to be doing the extra on a regular basis. Your competitors are. The right EXTRA is not more of your sport….

 

Learn more or try Sports Performance

815-756-1188

 

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Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podcast is FREE on Itunes.

 

Over 900 Videos on our Youtube Channel!!!

Jake Arrieta Training at FitWorkz, Pilates Sport has Arrived

 

For an elite sports program, you need elite athletes. For elite athletes, you need the right training. At Fitworkz, we can offer athletes the opportunity to get ahead of the competition. With our sports performance training, we can personally train an athlete for his/her sport, and allow them to improve in their skills and overall strength, speed, and power. We have helped thousands of athletes so far, and can help yours too. The 6 week program allows athletes to come in up to 6 days a week*. If you are looking for ways improve your athletes, and eventually your team, this is it.

 

Sports Performance* offers athletes the ability to:

-Get Fast and Reduce 40 yard dash time by .1-.2 seconds or more!

-Get Higher with 1-2 inch Increase in Vertical Jump

-Change Direction Faster and Reduce Lateral Foot Speed by 50%

-Add Distance to Long Jump

-BRAND New Train like Jake with Pilates Sport

-6 and 12 Week Training Packages Available

-And more!

 

For the younger, soon to be athletes, Fitworkz has an amazing Total Youth Conditioning program. Teaching kids proper mechanics and fundamentals for running, jumping, etc., and also having fun while doing it. Having good form and mechanics is crucial for lessening future injuries. For (time details) kids will be given a head start at the athletic world.

 

Total Youth Conditioning* gives kids the chance to experience:

-Physical Education meets Sports Training

-Kids will learn the fundamentals of Running and Jumping

-Fun Team atmosphere to keep kids moving this Summer

-Proper and SAFE movement mechanics

 

For more information, feel free to contact us at:

Ray@Fitworkz.com or (815) 756-1188

 

Or check us out on social media

@FitworkzSP         Youtube.com/FitworkzDekalb        Facebook.com/FitworkzDekalb

 

*Some restrictions may apply see club for details.

 

As a bonus, Just click to get our 100% FREE explosive core strength exercise program for Athletes!

Tricks and Tips to Make Sure We Eat the Foods We Should Eat, Eat by Color

 

Tricks and Tips to Make Sure We Eat the Foods We Should Eat, Eat by Color.  We all know we should eat our fruits and vegetables.  The fact that they are good for us is readily accepted.  The problem, even though we should eat them, if we buy them and still do not eat them we are better off not even buying them.

Get Great Eat by Color Recipes Here

The real trick is buying the fruits and vegetables we will actually eat.   They have to be convenient and in many cases portable.  Plus they can not go bad before we can eat them.  We stopped by our local Hy-Vee in Sycamore Illinois and chatted with registered dietician Lisa Brandt about this very thing.

Check out the video for some great tips, and tricks.  :-)

Interesting in learning how Eat by Color can help you? Click here an then the FREE consult.

 

Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podcast is FREE on Itunes.

7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.

We’ve had a lot of athletes come through the doors at FitWorkz, and a common need is a core workout that will prepare our clients for elite levels of performance. With that in mind, we’ve created a simple seven exercise workout that can take your athlete to the next level. As sport seasons come up, give your athlete the competitive advantage they need. Download our free workout and get your athlete off the bench and into the game!  7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.  We put them into to awesome training programs and you can get them by clicking below.

 

Yes! I want the 7 Core Exercises for Explosive Athlete Power and Training Program!

 

Athletes come in to FitWorkz with a lot of old school ideas on how to train the core. Most of them have been told that all core training requires is crunches, side bends, and sit ups. For our athletes, these exercise simply aren’t good enough. These three exercises are known to put unnecessary strain on the lower back, which can potentially injure them. To create more durable, powerful, and faster athletes, we use the following exercises.

1. Plank

A. Side Plank 

B. Plank with Leg Raise

2. Superman 

3. Wallballs 

4. Pallof Press

5. Med Ball Side Throws 

6. Single Arm Kettlebell Carries 

7. Deadbugs 

8. BONUS!  Stick Core Exercise

These exercises create athletes with better body awareness, core strength, and durability when compared to their peers. We use variations of these exercises before each of our FitWorkz Sport Performance workouts, and have seen great improvements in our athletes. With our free core training workout, you can create explosive core strength. Sport seasons don’t wait, so give them the advantage on the field with our proven training by downloading our free PDF.

 

Yes! I want the 7 Core Exercises for Explosive Athlete Power and Training Program!

 

Plus, find out how our athletes have gained 2-4 inches on their vertical jump, 6-10 feet of distance on their opponents, and increased their peak power by 20%.

 

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Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podast is FREE on Itunes.

 

May 2016 Free Training and Class Schedule

Spring is *finally* here, and summer is around the corner.  This spring has been busy, but you’re ready to kick it in high gear for that summer body.  Let FitWorkz and our FREE TRAINING sessions help you get there.  Check out the calendar below and sign up on MindBody for the sessions you want.  All sessions are FREE to members!  Sign up today or call the club for more details.

 

May Calendar 2016

April 2016 Free Training and Class Schedule

Spring is upon us!  Now is the time to get back into the workout routine to get ready for that beach body.  If you’re looking for that extra push in motivation to get you started again, attend any of our free training and classes.  The April schedule is linked below.  Call the club or sign up online to reserve your spot today.  Space is limited.

April Calendar 2016

Salt is NOT the Enemy

There’s a lot of folklore today regarding the amount of sodium someone should consume in a day, particularly within the body building community. There’s a belief that an excess of sodium will cause the body to retain water and as a result strange and unhealthy tactics have been used to reduce this effect, such as salt and water depletion. Now this is true to an extent but an excess of sodium won’t cause you to look bloated and fatter than you actually are. We’ve prepped many competitors and have paid no attention to sodium intake, meanwhile they look just as “shredded” if not more so than their competition. The only difference is that our athletes aren’t dehydrated, fatigued, and cramping on game day. In fact, a low sodium intake can have quite the negative effect on weight training. When you deplete your sodium intake, your body will struggle to hang on to potassium which in turn will cause muscle cramping/fatigue. A little fun fact: soldiers in Afghanistan would consume sodium phosphate pills on a daily basis to prevent cramping and fatigue in the arid climate. Knowledgeable weight trainers often consume 5,000mg or more on a daily basis because of the correlation between sodium intake and your muscles ability to contract to their fullest extent. Now I’m not saying to grab your salt shaker and start pouring salt down your gullet.  What I am saying is to not worry and obsess over how much salt you’re consuming in a day, that is unless you have a medical condition wherein it would be required to do so. Let’s be honest, chicken is bland enough as it is. Put on as much seasoning as you want and don’t think twice.

 

 

This article is the courtesy of Raymond M. Binkowski former fat guy, author of “Eat by Color”, personal trainer and owner of FitWorkz.  Its intent is to be shared.  If sharing the previous following statement MUST be included any time this article is reproduced in part or entirety.  So please feel free to share, you just might change a life!

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Don’t be Duped by Supplement Ads, Train Less for Faster Gains, and Food Addiction

Supplement companies dupe customers into buying their products. A client makes more gains by training less (second client in a few weeks to report this), and food addiction.

So today I got an email from a client we train online. She is absolutely rocking it progress wise. She is middle age and looks easily a decade younger than she is. Her email included a recipe for a protein shake. The recipe supposedly turned the signal on in your cells to burn fat, fights hunger, raises metabolism and a ton of other stuff. The recipe is really an extremely well written advertisement written to market a protein powder. The problem is that to most it looks like nothing more than a great recipe. This is one way that the supplement industry dupes people to buying their products. Be aware of what you are reading. If it promises the world and seems to good to be true it likely is.

Twice in the last few weeks, clients have reported making better progress even though they are training less. Yes you read that correctly. Clients are training less and making major progress. This is all too common. Enough of the right exercise produces awesome results. Too much of the right exercise can often be too much and slow your progress. How much is enough? Many find 2-3 hours a week of exercise perfect if it is spent 70% on weights and 30% High Intensity Interval Cardio.

Food addiction is real. Here is why. When some foods are consumed dopamine, the feel good chemical in the brain, is increased. Take chocolate, many crave chocolate when they are down in the dumps. Why? Dopamine. Same thing with many foods, especially those higher in simple carbs and fats, we crave them because they make us feel good. This is why in Eat by Color I wrote that food is the most addictive drug on the planet and a five year old can manipulate it in the kitchen. If you really crave something, like chocolate have it. Research indicates that trying satisfy the craving with something else will not work. That is a major take home point. It is better to have a piece of chocolate then have something to curb the craving only to have the chocolate anyways.

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This article is the courtesy of Raymond M. Binkowski former fat guy, author of “Eat by Color”, personal trainer and owner of FitWorkz.  Its intent is to be shared.  If sharing the previous following statement MUST be included any time this article is reproduced in part or entirety.  So please feel free to share, you just might change a life!

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March 2016 Free Training and Class Schedule

The month of March can be good and bad.  The weather starts to cooperate more as spring like conditions are preeminent, people are looking to get outside, and then it can take an immediate turn back to winter conditions.  It can be maddening!  To keep you from going completely stir crazy with being stuck indoors, attend any of our free training and class to keep you on track with your continued fitness goals.  Spring Break is right around the corner…are you looking to get slim and sassy for your trip?  Our free training and class schedule will get you on your way to the Spring Break body you’ve been dreaming about since January 1st!

Sign up at the club, call (815)756-1188, or sign on to MindBody and get your space reserved.

March 2016 Training Calendar