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COMMIT to Your Goals! Walkers & Runners- These Exercises Are For YOU!

Happy Friday!

Good morning beautiful friend! What an amazing week in the studio as we are getting re-energized for this new school year and month! Our COMMIT August challenge goal is to move 30 minutes daily. What better way to get active this month than to prepare for a race! Whether it's a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, or the race of LIFE... we want to encourage you and help you allow your body to feel its best! Today, we want to share with you our Glute Exercises for Walkers and Runners! These exercises are great to add to your training! 

October in Athens= ATHHALF! We hope that you will join our TransFit team, as we prepare for the race! This year, AthHalf is offering a 5K and half marathon! Whether your running or walking, we hope that you will set a goal to come out and be with us! Here is the Half Marathon Training Plan! This week will wrap up the first week of the half marathon training! It's not too late to get started! Click HERE to download the FREE half marathon training plan

In addition to your training, here are TWO amazing meal plans to help you continue to live transformed! Don't forget to check out our website for access to healthy recipes on our HEALTHY LIVING tab of the website

Ladies, we can do this! Let's make it a goal to complete a race before 2018 ends! If you would like to meet with one of our trainers for more information on how to prepare for a race, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com and check out our website for more information! 

Sessions are filling quickly, so make sure to sign up in advance!! You can sign up by clicking the link BELOW! We can't wait to see you in the studio! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Ready, Set, RUN!

Let us encourage you! 

Yes, we have completed 1/2 of 2018! Finishing 2018 with excellence, success, reaching your goals and dreams is within your reach! We believe in you and know that achieving your dreams does not happen by accident!  Are you ready to come out of your comfort zone to accomplish a new goal? Let's re-light the flame and come fully alive, renew our minds, and believe you CAN do this! 

Summer is a great time to be outside -running, walking, or jogging for fun or training for a new race.

If you are not a "runner" walking, jogging, and movement is important for your transformation. Meet below, Lisa Patton, our TransFit Running Coach and Personal Trainer, Lisa tells us her Top 10 Reasons to Run below!

Come out of your comfort zone and try something NEW! The Athens Half Marathon and 5k is the October 20th/21st weekend and now is the time to start training to walk, run, or jog this amazing event!  We have a FREE training plan below! 

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Lisa’s Top 10 Reason’s to RUN! 

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith.”

10. To achieve goals! 

There is a variety of goals to be set for a run; finishing a workout, going farther, going faster, and more. As an added bonus, setting and achieving goals boost your confidence and self-esteem!

9. To tone legs and butt! 

Not only is running an awesome heart-pumping workout, it also serves as strength training for your legs and booty! When running your lower body carries your entire body weight and with each run, your bones and muscles get stronger.

8. You can do it anywhere. 

At the park, in the city, in the neighborhood, or on the beach you can run. If the weather doesn’t allow, hit the treadmill.

7. Running burns serious calories. 

Typically running can burn an estimate of 100 calories per 10 minutes depending on pace. Jogging/Running helps us keep a healthy body weight. After a run be ready to fuel your body with healthy food choices.

6. Running gets you outdoors to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. 

God has given us such an incredible world to enjoy. Even if you're not going to stop and smell the flowers during your cardio workout, you can look around and smile and thank God for His awesome work.

5. Running reduces stress! 

Not that any of us have stress in our lives, but just in case please note Minutes into your run your brain begins to release hormones that naturally improve your mood, making you calmer and more relaxed... YES, PLEASE.

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4. Running can be family time. 

Your run can include the kids biking beside you or a chat with your husband about weekend plans. A run can look like a fun game of chase with the entire family. When its race time the family can be there cheering you on or running beside you.

3. Running is SOCIAL! 

It is amazing how much better you feel after a run with your friends. It’s a time to encourage each other, sometimes vent, and then encourage again. It’s a recipe swap and family activity planning. It’s also a chance to get to know someone new and make friendships that will always share a special bond.

2. Running can be Quiet time. 

I know I just raved about running being fun with family and friends, but sometimes it also a time to be alone. A time to clear your mind, to be quiet, to think, to daydream, to pray, to listen.

AND MY NUMBER 1 REASON TO RUN... 

1. WORSHIP! 

God has given us such amazing gifts; our bodies, our friends, our health, our minds, our world, our community, and our families. These are just a few of the things we are reminded of and can praise Him for on a run or walk! 

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous”

Psalm 139:13-14

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October in Athens= ATHHALF! We hope that you will join our TransFit team, as we prepare for the race! This year, AthHalf is offering a 5K and half marathon! Whether your running or walking, we hope that you will set a goal to come out and be with us! Here is the Half Marathon Training Plan!

We believe in each of you and know that each of you can do it! In preparation for the half marathon or any race and distance you need, Lisa and Caroline have made a full performance runners package just for you! This eBook includes a full performance health and fitness package with a detailed running plan leading up to the race, runner's specific strength workouts, best stretches for runners, top foods list for runners and a meal plan specific for runners! Click HERE to purchase the eBook! For a limited time, the eBook will be offered for $4.99! 

Enjoy your week! Remember the July goals you have set! If you would like to have a running training session with our running coach, Lisa, you can purchase a session on our website or email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Let us know how we can encourage you! We can't wait to see you in the studio this week! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Fall is in the Air! 🍁🍂

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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Ephesians 6:10

Where do you find strength to keep going? Yes, fall is in the air and the air seems energizing; however, I know some days I feel weary, tired, and down. That is why I want to encourage you today friends! You can keep going and stay focused on your goals. We believe in you! We all need an extra dose of encouragement to keep going and stay focused on our goals and dreams.

Living transformed means once you make a decision to do something, you make a commitment. Commit to whole body health everyday, take action on your goals, and ask Him daily to give you the strength to do whatever it is that you are setting out to do!  Trust in the truth that with God's help you can accomplish anything. 

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This fall weekend, Athens will be filled with activities for you and your family! Check out all these fun and active weekend events! 

Friday night- Light the Night is a walk raising support for Leukemia. This is a great event to join with friends and family to walk for a cause and spend time enjoying this beautiful fall weather!  Join Team Jain Gang

Saturday- AthHalf 5K- AthHalf is offering a 5K this year! The race will begin at 3:30 PM. Sign up and walk or run with your friends and family! Come out and support our TransFit runners and the entire Athens community of runner and walkers! 

Sunday- ATHHALF! We are so proud of each of you who are participating in the race and can't wait to see you cross that finish line! If you aren't running, come out and cheer on all the runner! The AthHalf will begin at 7:30 AM!  

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Let us continue today, to give our best, no matter how we have done in the rest of the week or this month, to push harder, grow stronger and seek to know the Lord more than we ever have! Each opportunity and moment is precious- so let us dedicate every moment of today to living a healthy, joy-filled life.

Our TransFit Team is praying for you this month, sweet friends!

If you would like to start walking or running, our running coach Lisa Patton would LOVE to meet with you! You can sign up for 1-1 sessions with Lisa on our FREE app HERE! We also have running packages and eBooks on our website! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Are you ready to reset, recharge, feel your best? FREE Transform Runners Workout!

Happy Tuesday!

Sadly, summer is coming to an end and the school year is about to begin! What better way to get active this month, than to prepare for a race! Whether it's a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, or the race of LIFE... we want to encourage you and help you allow your body to feel its best! Today, we want to share with you our Transform Runner's Workout! In the midst of your "full" week, this is a great quick workout to help strengthen your core, quads, and glutes! Set your timer for one minute intervals, completing the workout for a 45 second blast of strength or cardio with a 15 second rest! Don't forget to get in 2- 3 sets! Check out the video below to see the each exercise! 


October in Athens= ATHHALF! We hope that you will join our TransFit team, as we prepare for the race! This year, AthHalf is offering a 5K and half marathon! Whether your running or walking, we hope that you will set a goal to come out and race with us! We believe in each of you and know that each of you can do it! In preparation for the half marathon, Lisa, our TransFit Running Coach and Caroline have made an eBook just for you! This eBook features a half marathon running plan leading up to the race, runner's workouts, and a meal plan specified to runners! Click HERE to purchase the eBook! 


Ladies, we can do this! Let's make it a goal to complete a race before 2017 ends! Come join us at 5:30 AM on Tuesday's for our Running Group with our running coach, Lisa! If you would like to meet with one of our trainers for more information on how to prepare for a race, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com and check out or website for more information! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

How can you give your BEST this LAST WEEK in October?

Can you believe it's the last week of October already? It seems like just yesterday we were headed into this month- focusing on being optimistic and striving to reach goals we never thought possible. What have you been focused on this month? What goals have you accomplished? Congratulations to so many amazing women who completed the 4 Day Challenge! So proud of you!   Comment below on a goal you reached this month, we would love to hear from you! 

As we head into this last week, I want to encourage each of you to try something new. Whether that be walking or running a distance you never have, trying a new workout, yoga, or making a new, healthy recipe for your family- let's all go a little out of our comfort zones this week and push ourselves to further our healthy lifestyles. One thing you could try this week is a new smoothie recipe! Here is  one of my all time fall favorites below- let me know how you like it! 

Good Luck on the AthHalf!

This year so many of my clients and friends are running the AthHalf, which is a 13.1 mile race through Athens, Georgia. I've seen how hard some of you have been training and I'm so excited to hear about how everyone does! Good Luck!

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For anyone that is interested in spectating, I've put the course map below. Even if you can only cheer for a little bit, it can make a huge difference to a runner who needs some encouragement. Some of the best spots for watching are downtown, Five Points (bonus you can grab a cup of coffee at Jittery Joes), and near the stadium. Anywhere with a purple music note will also be a fun place to watch since you can enjoy live music!

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Good luck runners, walkers, and spectators! Get ready to put your training to good use and to have some fun in the process!

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us! Hebrews 12:1

Blessings,

Caroline

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