Fun, Fitness and Community at Halloween Boot Camp Workout in Willow Glen

Calories were burned, food for the needy was collected, and smiles were everywhere on Saturday, October 30th at the Second Annual “Freaky Fat Loss” Workout for Charity in Willow Glen.  We dressed in Halloween costumes and worked out to Halloween music while we supported those less fortunate in our community by collecting canned good to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank.  We don’t have the official weight of our donation yet, but we think we collected about 200 pounds of food.

NBC 11 weekend weatherman, Craig Herrera, and his dog, Cooper, joined the event and worked out with us.

Here are a few photos of all the fun we had:

Craig Hererra of NBC 11, his dog Cooper, and Becky Williamson
Craig Hererra of NBC 11, his dog Cooper, and Becky Williamson

Doing pumpkin push ups at the Halloween boot camp in San Jose
"Princess Leia" and "Luke Skywalker" doing pumpkin push ups

Craig Herrera awards "Lucy" the award for best costume
Craig Herrera awards "Lucy" the award for best costume

Doing Pumpkin twists at Freaky Fat Loss 2010
Doing Pumpkin twists at Freaky Fat Loss 2010

Cooling down after the workout
Cooling down after the workout
The "Freaky Fat Loss 2010" gang

In addition to Whole Foods Market, the following local businesses generously donated items for our raffle:

• Leslie Steinberg, Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef

•  Connie Umbenhower

•  Kelly Cornell, Nutrition Consultant

• Pat Zahn, Creative Memories Consultant,

• Rozenhart Family Chiropractic

• Ana Maria Sanchez, Reiki Master Practitioner,

• Jenifer Klein, Independant Silpada Representative

• The Running Revolution,

• Athletic Performance,

• Georgianne Pillsbury, Registered Investment Adviser,

Thanks to our generous donors, Whole Foods Market, Craig Herrera and all our participants.

Let’s do it again next year!

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FREE Halloween Boot Camp in Willow Glen!

It’s that time of year again!

Time for the Freaky Fat Loss Workout for Charity!

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Saturday, October 30th at 10 am in Willow Glen

(St. Francis Episcopal Church–1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125)

So, gather some canned goods and  throw together a Halloween costume,  an uncarved pumpkin, an exercise mat and some water.

It’s time to come together as a community and gather food for the needy while you grab a FREE boot camp workout for yourself!

We’ll work out to spooky  music while we take you through a full body workout that includes pumpkin squats, pumpkin push ups and the all-time favorite:  pumpkin burpees!

You could be the lucky one to win the prize for BEST COSTUME!

Craig Herrera, the weekend weatherman at NBC 11, will be on hand to work out with us and to declare the winner of the Best Costume prize.

We’ll provide you with a great full body workout plus some awesome raffle prizes after the workout.

Whole Foods Market will be on hand with snacks and goodies after the workout as well!

If you’d like to grab a spot at this FREE boot camp workout in Willow Glen, click on the link below:


Last year at this event, we collected 150 pounds of food which we donated to The Second Harvest Food Bank.

This year our goal is 300 pounds of food!

Let’s get this party started!

Be there on October 30th to join in the fun.   You’ll do your body and the community some good.

Space is limited, so grab your spot now by clicking the link below!


Boot Camp in San Jose Shows You How to Get More Results in Less Time!

It seems everybody is crazy busy these days.  It’s no wonder that many people say the one reason they don’t exercise is because they don’t have time.

We’re helping people crush that  “I have no time” excuse at our fitness boot camps in San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell.  We’re showing people how to maximize every minute in their workouts and get MORE results in LESS time than “traditional” workouts at the gym. Many people still hang on to the notion that you need to do hours of cardio workouts every week on top of hours of weight lifting at the gym in order lose weight and be fit. Nope.  Recent research proves otherwise.

Recent studies have found that “metabolic” training, or combining strength and cardiovascular exercises together in a circuit format, are very effective for fat loss.  Studies have also found that interval training (combining periods of high intensity exercise with segments of lower intensity exercise), is very effective for fat loss and muscle preservation.

The cool thing about these types of workouts is that they’re typically SHORTER workouts than the traditional gym workout during which a person does a cardio workout for 30-60 minutes followed by a strength training workout for another 30-45 minutes.  I’m “Crazy Busy” just like everyone else in Silicon Valley.  If I can work out and get the results I want in LESS time, I’m all for it!

What does a “metabolic” workout look like?  Well, the sky is the limit, but here are a couple of examples from some of our recent workouts:

At our boot camp in Downtown San Jose we created of circuit of jump  squats, push ups, hopping through an agility ladder, standing rows and alternating lunges.  We did the exercises at each station for 50 seconds, took a rest for 10 seconds, and the moved on to the next station.  We did this circuit for three rounds.This workout developed upper and lower body strength, lower body power and cardiovascular fitness–in a FRACTION of the time of a typical workout at the gym.

Next week at our evening boot camp in Los Gatos, we’ll put our campers through an obstacle course during which they’ll lunge, jump, push things, pull things, and step up on things while they move around the park we use.  It’s a full body workout that combines strength work, cardiovascular conditioning and includes functional movements (squatting, stepping, pulling, pushing) that we do as humans in every day life.  This type of a workout burns massive calories, boosts our metabolism for hours after the workout and helps us perform and move better on a daily basis.

Aside from the physical benefits that interval training affords us, creating the variety that we do in all our boot camps in the Bay Area keeps the FUN in fitness.

Now, if you like running on a treadmill for an hour, or doing a little “aerobic magazine reading” on the elliptical, well that’s fine.  But if you’re trying to boost your metabolism, shed some body fat, and maximize every moment of your workout, give metabolic training a try!

Want to experience a non-gym workout?  Try a lifeSport Fitness boot camp in San Jose, Los Gatos or Campbell today!

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FREE boot camp workout on Halloween morning!

Who wants a FREE workout in San Jose this month?

We’ve got you covered.

You’re cordially invited to “Freaky Fat Loss“, a boot camp style workout the morning of October 31st in Willow Glen.

Is there a catch to this freebie?  Yes, but just a small one.

We’re asking for a donation of canned goods in exchange for the free workout.

Our goal is to collect at least 150 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Here are the details:

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  1205 Pine Ave., San Jose  95125 (in the main hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church)

All registered participants will be entered into a raffle for some cool prizes!

We’ll award a prize for best costume!

Pre-registration is required.  After you register, you’ll be given additional details on what to bring to the workout.

If you’re looking for a great boot camp workout right before the “season of over-eating” begins, mark your calendar now!

Click HERE to register!

Come join the fun

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