Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tough Guy Tuesday: Spotlight Fitness

Happy Tough Guy Tuesday! 

For today's post I would like to get a little more lifestyle with you than fashion, so bare with me. 

I have always been a gym rat, one of the best feelings in the world is the feeling you get after you have just had a hardcore session at the gym. Walking out proud and feeling like a million bucks! 

About a 2 years ago I was running on the treadmill at my gym, I think I was running for about 45 min's when I was done with that I stepped off and started to do my fitness routine that I used to do in college. You know the basics: Back, Chest, Arms & Squats routine. 
It wasn't until about an hour and 30 min's into my workout Kristin came up to me and asked if I was training for a marathon. "No, this is my daily workout." Kristin replied with "your kidding right?!", "okay next time you come in give me 30 min's and I promise you you will feel better than you did after your hour and a half workout. "

Challenge accepted. 

The next time I went into the gym I did a brief 5 Min jog then saddled up to get my ass kicked. I was pumped. So I strapped on the kickboxing gloves and started with a few punches, followed by squats around the gym (wayyyy harder than it sounds). Then it was down to business. To this day I think once in my life have I worked out as hard as I did that day with Kristin! We ran through a number of combinations, kicks, punches and an abdominal workout that made it hard to sit up in bed for the next 4 days! I was beat and I felt amazing. That's when I realized the benefits of an awesome personal trainer. 

Months following we did more tailored workouts, weights and kickboxing once a week. I have never felt and looked as good in my life! 

Kristin recently opened up her own store Chapa Fitness right down the beach from where I used to live, and I felt the need to share this with you. Also like her on fb, she is the best personal trainer that I have ever had and if you live in the Clearwater area, stop in and check her out I promise you will not be disappointed.

Also here are some of my favorite Health related links:

Chapa Fitness -Personal Training
PB Fingers - Health & Fitness Lifestyle blog
NTC (Nike Training Club) - Best Fitness iPhone App
Women's Health - Best place for Recipes and pretty much everything you need


  1. Thanks for the post, Alicia! Since I'm living back at home now, I've been going to the gym and jogging on the beach but get in a rut every once in a while so it's fun seeing that there's other places to actually check out! <3

  2. I DESPERATELY want to try training with a personal trainer... I think it would do wonders!
    xo Josie

  3. More attention and more tips, personal trainers are worth if we follow their tips & suggestions.