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June 2015 Newsletter

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Summer is officially here FitWorkz members, and so is your June newsletter!  Inside you’ll find:

  • Get Fit and Live Healthy *New Book* Out Now!
  • Monthly Motivation
  • More Is NOT Better
  • FREE Training for Kids!
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas
  • Summer Sports Performance Hours
  • FREE Training for Members
  • Golf Performance Training Workshops
  • Recipes
  • MORE!
In health and wellness…and thanks for being a part of our community here at FitWorkz.
PS. We are now taking questions on social media…want to know something post to our facebook (facebook.com/fitworkz.dekalb or facebook.com/ray.binkowski) page, tweet on twitter (@EatbyColor or @FitWorkz1) or hit us on Instagram (#EatbyColor).  Check out the video below for the first bunch we have answered.
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May 2015 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter
New and exciting things are happening at Fitworkz this May, from demolishing a pesky wall to adding golf specialty workshops and a summer weight loss challenge!
What can you find in the newsletter (it is attached way at the bottom of this email as a .pdf)?

 

  • Importance of Protein
  • Monthly Motivation
  • Success Stories
  • Calendar of Upcoming Classes (FREE to members) and Workshops
  • New Member Welcome
  • Random Member Successes
  • Summer Sports Performance
  • Summer Weight Loss Challenge
  • Golf Performance Training Workshops
  • Recipes
  • MORE!

 

Fitworkz Newsletter May 2015

April 2015 Newsletter

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Spring is in the air FitWorkz members!  In the April newsletter you’ll read about:

 

  • Heart Health, How is Yours?
  • Monthly Motivation
  • Success Stories
  • Calendar of Upcoming Classes (FREE to members) and Workshops
  • New Member Welcome
  • Random Member Successes
  • Recipes
  • MORE!

Don’t be left out in the cold.  Find some great deals, and read useful information.

Fitworkz Newsletter April 2015

On Your Way to Health, Wellness, and Weight loss: Step 1

Steps to Success with Health, Wellness, and Weight loss

*This article is going to be part of a series of steps you have to take to be successful in reaching your health, wellness, and weight loss goals. The great thing is that these steps can be applied to any area of your life.*

1 Reason

Step 1 What is your WHY?
What is your Why? There are a number of reasons people fail when it comes to accomplishing their health, wellness, and weight loss goals. A significant contributing factor is that they do not have a strong enough “WHY” to change. Each person needs to have their own “WHY” to change. Unfortunately, this is the one thing that cannot be bought. There is no container on the shelf that for a price will give you the “WHY.”

The reason I am here goes back to my “WHY” or my Eureka moment. I woke up one day and tried putting a pair of suit pants on and they did not fit. It was a big, “Whoa what happened, holy cow, these pants have to fit”. Followed up by the realization that I had put quite a bit of weight on and adding a few inches to my waist line. For me my “WHY” was I need to fit into those pants. That is “WHY” I needed to change. No “WHY” no change.
So here is your first step. Get out a piece of paper and write down your “WHY.”
So what is your “WHY” first five to post it on our Facebook page will get a FREE gift!

 

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!
FitWorkz.com * Eatbycolor.com * Twitter @eatbycolor * facebook.com/EatbyColor

 

 

February 2015 Newsletter

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Happy February FitWorkz members!  This month is National Heart Awareness Month.  In our newsletter it is full of great information on how you can be heart healthy and raise heart health awareness.  Be sure to read about:

 

Benefits of Protein Powder

One member’s success from the Eat by Color Challenge

New recipe

February clinics and workshops

Climbing life’s mountains

heart healthy 1                                                       heart healthy 2

Let FitWorkz help you reach your lifetime goals.  We’re here to help you change your life!

Fitworkz Newsletter February 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

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Happy 2015!  Wit the new year brings new beginnings, new goals, new lifestyle changes, and a new newsletter!  Start the New Year off right with our newsletter content as your go to guide.  This month you’ll find:

 

Commit to Get Fit – Clinics and Workshop schedule for January

10 Steps to Success

FREE training and membership opportunity

New “Eat by Color” recipe

Our latest success stories (one client has lost 50 lbs and drives here from Rockford!)

 

Don’t let lack of time or motivation deter you from reaching your goals.  Let FitWorkz, and our wonderful staff, show you the way to a lifetime of health and wellness.

Fitworkz Newsletter January 2015

 

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EASY Weight Gain for Today’s Athlete!

 

EASY Weight Gain for Today’s Athlete

 

As an athlete you have probably struggled with gaining and maintaining weight.   Don’t start next season the same weight you are today.   If you gain the right weight the right way you will find an extra bonus beside the scale moving up. You will likely find your lifts go up in the gym AND you have more energy on the court, track or field.

Whether with a Sycamore H.S. volleyball player getting ready to go to Arkansas, or a football player at NIU, or an NIU grad moving on to the NFL…body weight always plays a role. In the last two weeks a local quarterback I am working with has gain over 2 lbs.

Simple things they did and you should too….

Eat and eat often.

You should be eating every 2-4 hours.   Each meal should contain protein. Remember protein provides the amino acids that are the raw materials for tissue repair and growth. The simplest way to look at this is as follows; protein is like the 2×4’s in your house. No 2×4’s no house. Forget the protein is bad for your liver and kidneys. This is completely unfounded as there has never been a study to support this. So eat your protein.

Don’t tell me you can put a whole pizza away. I know you can eat a lot. But you need to eat a lot OFTEN!

Breakfast and Training

The two most important meals of the day are breakfast (and this should not come out of a box) and post workout. Post workout includes after weight training, after practice, after a game, after speed and agility at Fitworkz.

Supplements

Supplements are not a replacement for food. We get athletes all the time that want to load up on supplements…but fail to fix their eating habits. You have to fix food first. Then supplements offer a convenient way to get enough food when you need it.

Here is the supplement program one local athlete has used to gain 2 lbs in less than 2 weeks:

Postworkout/Practice/Training (half before training and half after)

  • 4 Scoops Mass Maker
  • 2 Scoop Provosyn

 

Supplements

  • 2 Ultra 40 per meal
  • 2 Mass Aminos per meal
  • 1 Super Pak with Meal 1

 

Meal Replacemnt Shake

  • 2 Beverly International UMP
  • 2 TBS Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Handful of Berries

 

A few words on OLD SCHOOL supplements the Super Pak, Mass Aminos and Ultra 40.

Super Pak

Product Type: Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Packet (30 packets)

 

Rated #1 by Planet Muscle magazine, Super Pak is the ultimate “insurance plan” against micro-nutritional (i.e. vitamin and mineral) inadequacies. Each packet contains a pre-assorted selection of tablets and capsules loaded with an array of time-released vitamins, chelated minerals, enzymes, superfoods, and more.

 

Beverly has clients who have used Super Pak for years. They say it keeps them healthy and free from colds, improves the health of their skin, gives them more energy, and makes their muscles more responsive to training.

 

Secrets to Success

 

  • Take 1 packet daily.

 

Ultra 40

 

  • Product Type: 100% Argentine Beef Liver with Blood & Muscle Building Support Factors
  • Size: 500 tablets

 

Bodybuilders of all ages use Ultra 40 to amp up the muscle-building power of their workouts. These super-concentrated liver tablets are rich in B vitamins, heme iron, and other nutrients that promote greater muscle stamina, pumps, recovery, and growth.

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Secrets to Success

 

  • Take 1 tablet of Ultra 40 per 10 pounds of body weight, per day.
  • Spread your daily allotment of tablets out across the day and take with meals.

 

Mass Amino Acids

  • Product Type: Advanced Amino Acid Nitrogen Technology with Peptide-Bonded Amino Acids (PBAAs)
  • Size: 500 tablets

With a verified buyer rating of 9.8 out of 10 on Bodybuilding.com, Mass Amino Acids is no ordinary amino acid tablet formula. It is distinguished by high levels of peptide-bonded amino acids (PBAAs), which studies suggest have up to double the anabolic potency of regular food.

Secrets of Success

  • Combine Mass Amino Acids with Ultra 40.
  • Take 1 tablet of Mass Aminos per 10 pounds of body weight, per day.
  • Spread your daily allotment of tablets out across the day and take with meals.

Rest

7-9 hours of sleep is a must. Turn the TV, Xbox, etc off and get some quality sleep.

Training

Training is second to food in terms of gaining quality mass. Training is different than exercise. Training means you have a plan in the weight room. You plan to do more in the weight room every time you train. Every time you train you record what you did. In black and white you should be able to say and show why you made progress in today’s workout over last weeks. Remember that which is measured can be improved. Saying things like “I remember what I did last week in the squat…” yeah sure you do and your competitor that trained, had a plan, wrote it down and knows for sure why she is better this week is going to crush you in competition.

So what can you expect after 8 weeks? Most report gaining 6-8 lbs of muscle.

Get the Supplement Stack, Training and Nutrition Program for $120 (over half off!)

FitWorkz offers speed, agility, and sports performance training in DeKalb. Athletes from Dekalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Hinckley, Shabbona, Dixon, Rock Falls speed and agility training at FitWorkz.   Training increases speed, vertical jump, lateral agility and more. Athletic nutrition programming and counseling using the “Eat by Color” for athletes program is also available.

@FitWorkzAR * FitWorkz.com * facebook.com/athletic.republic

December 2014 Newsletter

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December has arrived, and so has the holiday season which includes parties, family gatherings, the cold weather, cold and flu season, and your December Newsletter!  Inside you’ll find:

  • Best strategies for staying on track during the holidays
  • December Clinics and Workshops
  • Eat by Color recipe
  • Success stories
  • Here’s A Hint Honey…hints on gifts you WANT this year
  • Speed and Agility Program Opportunity

Be on the lookout for special deals and promotions all throughout the month of December.

 

Fitworkz Newsletter December 2014

 

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November 2014 Newsletter

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It’s big and it’s new!  Our November newsletter is available to read at your viewing.  Read on and learn about:

 

How to be successful with your New Year’s Resolution (hint: It DOESN’T have to be in January)

Recipe of the Month: Apples!

Our trainer at a glance

5 simple tips to make fitness easy in your life

November clinics and workshops

 

Read on to make your fitness journey more than just a start and finish…make it a lifestyle!

Fitworkz Newsletter November 2014

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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!
FitWorkz.com * Eatbycolor.com * Twitter @eatbycolor * facebook.com/EatbyColor * Facebook.com/FitWorkz.DeKalb

October 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

Hot off the press!  Our October Newsletter is full of new information for you to enjoy.  Read about:

  • new recipe
  • “Eat by Color” Lifestyle Transformation Challenge
  • Total Youth Conditioning
  • October clinics and workshops

As the weather gets cooler, less time is spent outdoors.  Come back in to FitWorkz and check out all the new events we have starting up this month.  It’ll change your life!

 

Fitworkz Newsletter October 2014

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!
FitWorkz.com * Eatbycolor.com * Twitter @eatbycolor * facebook.com/EatbyColor * Facebook.com/FitWorkz.DeKalb