What does your “fitness with a purpose” look like? For me, it currently involves the out doors and obstacles. Whether the obstacles are natural or man-made doesn’t matter, just that they exist.
My obstacle course of choice today involves tromping through the country side of Northstar at Tahoe for their Tough Mudder Tahoe event. Where else can you go and experience the thrills of climbing in/out of pools of water and mud…. jumping off of walls of logs onto air bags…. swinging to/from rings/ropes to safety …. trail running ….. helping others …. challenging your fitness and stamina …. all at the same time?
The physical demand on the body during an obstacle course is all encompassing. Your preparedness depends upon completing sufficient strength, power, and endurance training. It is not enough to simply be able to complete a 10 to 20 K hike/run. Your body will be required to recover as it continues to work (part of the challenge that appeals to me). For this to be possible on the day of the event, it is best to invest at least 12 weeks of focused training (assuming moderate entry level fitness).
At Well Being, we offer several obstacle course training programs throughout the year generally starting near the beginning of each of the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.
For additional information regarding these programs, go to http://www.carsoncityfitness.com/obstacle-course-training.php
Fitness for the busy mom will always be challenging. The following is a
short list of some common deterrents that tend to interfere with a mom’s
intention to be fit.
Lack of time
Lack of money
Lack of commitment or self discipline
Lack knowledge of what to do
Find below a short discussion of how these familiar deterrents can be
We may harbor guilt because fitness can take us away from what we need
to do and who we want to be with. Approach your fitness as we are
encouraged in the event of an emergency on an airplane to place our face
mask on first, then attend to your child or loved ones. Your fitness and
accompanying happiness will exude sense of health and happiness to your
loved ones as well.
Is our lack of time and money truthful or just perceived? Re-evaluate if
whether the lack of time & money truly exists or whether it is more an
issue of convenience.
Commitment &/or self discipline are best dealt with initially by placing
your intention onto your schedule. If you don’t schedule, begin doing
so. Keep it simple. Include fitness with the simple necessities such as
sleep, personal hygiene, and eating. Avoid making it ominous. Pair up
your intentions with some like minded friends; as humans we like to
please others. Use this trait to your advantage.
Many people make it to the gym, pool and/or the tennis court only to
find out they are lacking the basic knowledge to make that visit
effective. Today, there are a myriad of sources that can be used to
provide the pertinent information needed. If the person is challenged
by one or more of the above deterrents, seeking out a solution that
includes some human interaction and guidance may be preferred.
If having the proper equipment or the place to store it influence your
choice to work out or put it off, seek out programming that exists
through small personal training facilities and gyms.
At Well Being, we offer several Fit Mom 6 week training programs
throughout the year. We try to target one per quarter generally. For
additional information regarding these programs, go to