Top 5 WORST Trends of 2015

Top 5 Worst Fitness Trends of 2015

1)   Wraps: Great for short term improvement in appearance.  They will cause some water loss in the area wrapped.  The area may appear tighter and more toned.  But rest assured once the water comes back so does the pre wrap appearance.  If you want tight and toned resistance train three days a week and get your nutrition right.
2)   Tea/Detox/Fast: Major come back in the diet world by the charlatans pimping the quick fix.  Totally not necessary.  So NO you do not need a fast, a tea, or detox  to lose weight.  I have lost over 70 lbs and kept it off for over 15 years and never have done a fast, detox, or used funky teas.
3)   Wearable devices like the Fit Bit or apps on your phone: They will help you reach your goals if and only if  you are using it correctly.  A fit bit in your cars cup holder recording steps you are not taking is not helping you.  Learn your device.  Learn how to make the device work for you and your goals.
4)   MLM: I sell to you, you sell to them, and they sell to someone.  We all make money.  Sit down and draw up what this looks like.  You will likely find it resembles a pyramid.  Very few will make a significant amount of money with MLM.  Note, not that it is impossible it is just unlikely and like all things it is going to take a significant amount of work.
5)   Day 22: The 21 Day fix is over.  Now what?  When you go back to eating off normal dish ware and toss the cute little containers you are likely to regain the weight.  All diets are a quick fix to something you need a long-term approach to.  We call this long- term approach lifestyle.  If it is a lifestyle you can do it forever which means any weight you lose you will keep off.

 

 

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

 

November 2015 Newsletter

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Happy November FitWorkz Members!  Above is your November newsletter.  We have some very exciting events happening this month, and typically this month is always a busy month for most, but we know that you’re dedicated to getting your workouts in and keeping with your goals despite the busy schedule.

Major announcement!  After decades of service in the health, wellness, and fitness industry THE Bud Gregory is retiring!!!
We invite you to an open house on Saturday November 7 from 5pm to 8pm here at FitWorkz.  Current, former, and folks from the community are invited! Raffles, prizes, and MORE!  Stop by and say hi.
What can you find in the newsletter (it is attached way at the bottom of this email as a .pdf)?  More info by clicking the links below.

 

  • Top 5 Worst Fitness Trends of 2015
  • Don’t Sweat the Nitrates in Food
  • Bud Gregory Open House
  • Novembers Schedule of Goings On
  • 21 Day Strongapalooza

 

In health and wellness…and thanks for being a part of our community here at FitWorkz.

 

P.P.S. 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.  🙂
Ray

 

October 2015 Newsletter

Happy Fall FitWorkz members!  Here is your October Newsletter!

 Did you know we have over 800 videos on our youtube channel…most deal with exercise, training, nutrition, and helping you reach your goals faster? See our video above.
 What can you find in the newsletter (it is attached way at the bottom of this email as a .pdf)?  More info by clicking the links below.

 

In health and wellness…and thanks for being a part of our community here at FitWorkz.

 

P.P.S. 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.  🙂

 

Fitworkz Newsletter October 2015

Technology and your Health, Wellness, and Weight Loss Goals

Technology continues to change the world we live in.  Everything in life is impacted.   From the commute to work and blue tooth and Pandora to the replacement of the PC by the mobile device, technology is everywhere.  This includes the world of fitness.  The list of tech devices in the fitness world goes from pedometers to GPS to heart rate monitors to wearable devices that even measure our sleep!  Technology can be an incredible tool to help you reach your goals faster.  It can also be just more gadgets and junk in drawers and closets.  The key is using tech in the former and avoiding the latter.

Here are some tips:
1)      Get educated…learn what you NEED from your tech.  Do you just want to easily monitor heart rate or will you be clicking off miles on a daily run?  Some devices don’t do enough and others too much.  Learn what you need!  A base Fit bit might fit your needs and the Apple watch overkill.  Be sure you do not under or over buy.
2)      Learn your device.  Learning to use the device is critical and many never take the time to do so.
3)      Combine technology.  Use your wearable device with exercises from YouTube.  ( www.youtube.com/FitWorkzDeKalb has over 600 videos!)  Use your new Fitbit to compare calories burned with traditional exercise with calories burned doing functional training exercises learned from YouTube.
4)      There is an App for that!  There are over 1 million for Apple devices alone.  Again what you need from an app?  Will it hold you accountable, if you never use the app it is useless.

 

Just remember that technology does not replace getting up off your butt and executing!

August Newsletter

Here is your August Newsletter!
This is a bit late…We are changing the format of the newsletter….and it is not done yet.  🙂
I have a question for you.  Would you prefer a few pages of newsletter or just a few blurbs and links to things you may want to read more about?
 What can you find in the newsletter (it is attached way at the bottom of this post as a .pdf)?  More info by clicking the links below.
    • Kindle Deal on Eat by Color and Get Fit and Live Healthy…  $0.99 each!
    • Hy-Vee Shop and Learn Tonight August 27 at 6pm!  FREE
  • Total Youth Conditioning
  • Learn to Grocery Shop and Cook at Hyvee for FREE
  • Watch for us at local sporting events….
  • Recipes
  • MORE!
In health and wellness…and thanks for being a part of our community here at FitWorkz.
P.S.  There are over 700 videos on our Youtube Channel…have you checked them out or subscribed?
P.P.S. 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).

 

Fitworkz Newsletter August 2015

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.
Think Different

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