When did you start with "Fitness Jenn" and what was your fitness level?
I started with Jenn after an 8 week vacation in Australia at the end of May. My husband and I decided we wanted to do something together to get fit. I had not done any real exercise in almost 3 years besides walking so I was not really fit at all- I felt like I was going to pass out after the one hour kickboxing class I started with! Before I started with Fitness Jenn I was a bit of a couch potato...Sweat was a foreign substance to me!!
What program did you/do you do with Jenn? (Classes, Personal Training, Etc)
For the first 6 weeks I just did Kickboxing and that was hard enough, but now I do all 3 classes(core, kickboxing and body boot camp)- so 2.5 hours of it and I still feel like bouncing around and running after class.
How has your progress been?
My progress started off slow I think- I felt changes in my fitness every week but I didn't really feel my body changing or anything for a while- I guess it takes time...but recently I feel like I am so much more fit and healthy and I have also lost 8lb in the 3 months I have been doing classes with Jenn. I know I am a lot fitter than before and I really wish I took some really good "before" photos! lol. I also can see a lot more muscle in my body and I love it. I feel so much stronger now. When I started with Jenn I could barely do a pushup from my knees- now I can even do about 10 from my toes..Might not be much for some people but I am gettin there! I don't plan on slowing down any time soon- I wish the classes went for 3.5 hours instead!
What do you do differently now (if anything) to support your health & fitness?
I actually do a lot more exercises now than I did before- and learned that sweating is perfectly natural and even the fittest people I know sweat too! lol. I also learned about Protein supplements and eating lots of protein in your diet and how healthy it can be..I also try to drink a gallon of water every day.
What is your favorite exercise to do? Least favorite?
I like round house kicks and mountain climbers. I sort of hate pushups and burpees- oh and those little Irish jig thingies.
Share with us your results so far (and attach pics if you would like!!!)
Before I started I couldn't run at all..now from doing these classes I have so much more fitness that I can actually run a couple of miles without nearly dying.
I was also 143lb when I started and now I am at 135lb and I think I just lost a lot of fat and have developed muscles also!
What would you say to others about the Fitness Jenn training program?
Umm..that she is a godsend! lol..I just love how I am excited to go to class every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings even- I always look forward to going and sweating my @ss off and getting to see all the other friendly faces there- it is just a lot of fun and it's definitely a great workout. I always get so upset when I have to miss a class :( I think everyone should join because it makes working out fun- I love it so much more than the gym.
What's the next goal you would like to reach?
I just want to keep getting more fit and maybe get some defined abs and thighs, I don't want to lose more weight- but just lose body fat.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Fitness Jenn Across America!There are about 2,860 miles from New Jersey to California and Fitness Jenn needs YOU to help get her there!
Prizes will be awarded, so this is the perfect time to get motivated! Grab a friend, sister, co-worker, neighbor and get MOVING! (Winners chosen at random.)
How to participate: Email your name & address to firstname.lastname@example.org (just in case you are a prize winner, I know where to send it to.)
Update your mileage each day or each week. Must look like this:
Jane Doe 7/27/09 3.2 miles
Jane Doe 7/28/09 2 miles
Jane Doe 8/1/09 .5 miles
Name…Date…and Miles MUST be included and sent via Face Book, MySpace, MeetUp, or e-mail: email@example.com
You may walk, jog, run, or bike your miles. Earn even MORE chances to win the Bi-Weekly Prizes!!!If you complete:0.5 - 4.99 miles per week - You get 1 entry into the bi-weekly prize drawing5 - 9.99 miles per week - You get 2 entries into the bi-weekly prize drawing10 -14.99 miles per week - You get 3 entries into the bi-weekly prize drawing15 + miles per week - You get 4 entries into the bi-weekly prize drawing.The more miles you complete...the more chances you will have to win prizes!!!PLEASE NOTE: All miles must come from "exercise" miles...not day to day walking.
Any questions please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s see how many people we can get involved and how long it takes to get across the USA!!!
Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. The more the merrier! YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN AT ANY TIME!