Celebrating Losing Weight and Winning Big!
Introducing Scott, winner of the reFORM and WIN weight loss challenge at the local Piggly Wiggly
Congratulations to Scott Sauls of the North Charleston Piggly Wiggly for winning the Piggly Wiggly reFORM and Win challenge! Scott lost 12.7% of his body weight in just 12 weeks, reached his goal for the challenge, AND won $1450 in the process as part of the reFORM and WIN Contest!
How did he do it?
When we asked Scott how he succeeded in the contest, he said these key points were critical to his success. Scott’s tips for success:
- Mind Over Matter. Keeping a positive mindset and making conscious choices helped him daily.
- Do something everyday to keep active. Even if it was a small amount of time, daily movement and developing the habit of moving helped him lose steadily.
- Eat the right foods. Food selection was more important than calories, and planning ahead made it easier to make sure he ate healthy food rather than convenience foods like the ‘Vending Machine Cuisine.’
- Control Portions. Learning and then following appropriate portions makes a difference.
- Used a trainer for accountability. Scott met weekly with Tina to add resistance training into his routine and boost his metabolism and energy, and plans to continue training until he reaches his next milestone of 100lbs lost.
Congratulations to Scott, and to the other participants of the local contest, who collectively lost 138.5lbs in 12 weeks of the reFORM and Win Challenge!
To learn more about the reFORM and Win corporate wellness program offering, check out our page here, and if you’d like to organize your own contest among friends, family or coworkers, contact us today!
reIGNITE 15 Minute Workouts Now Offered at reFORM Studios
Quick, intense and effective training option for busy people on the go
Are you on the go? Have no time to work out? Your answer has arrived…fire up your workout with reFORM Studios reIGNITE 15, a 15 minute workout option!
This 15 minute calorie torching all over body blazing workout is perfect for those who are short on time, but are looking to jump to that “next level” of fitness. Don’t let lack of time prevent you from getting to your goals- we know that “any excuse is good when you’re looking for one.” If time has been holding you back, ask about out reIGNITE 15 option. You’ll still work one on one with a trainer, and you can expect an intense, non-stop 15 minute long session, but you’ll be in and out and on with the rest of your day having squeezed in an effective and satisfying workout.
Ready to reIGNITE your fitness routine? Call us today to schedule a reIGNITE 15 session with a trainer. 843-284-3340
Learn to reACT to dangerous situations in our interactive Self Defense Workshop
Back by popular demand, reFORM Studios is offering another workshop to instruct you in simple methods of self defense.
Make plans to join us Thursday May 9th at 6:30pm for an educational and practical Self Defense Workshop. Workshop costs $20 for 1.5 hours of interactive instruction.
This workshop/workout is designed to give a basic overview of how to properly defend yourself in self defense situations. The goal of these sessions is to instill confidence, to prepare physically and mentally for different types of confrontations by showing and learning practical effective tactics.
You will learn:
- Basic Self Defense techniques
- How to perceive and recognize danger
- Best ways to deal with dangerous situations
- Practical application- learn how to hit, punch and kick
- Escape drills and maneuvers
Space for this self defense workshop is limited to 12 attendees, so pre-register by Tuesday May 7th! Use the link below to pay your $20 workshop fee, or drop by the studio.
Reserve your spot now!
Workshop will be held Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm at reFORM Studios, 1081-B East Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405.
Local ‘In The Know’ site InTown.com running sweepstakes for personal training package
reFORM Studios has partnered up with InTown.com for a sweepstakes this week
If’ you’re one of our fans on Facebook, you’ve hopefully seen the posts this week but if not, you have until Sunday night April 28th to enter to win a $400 Personal Training Package!
Charleston locals are still discovering InTown.com as the page to check out for all happenings in the area. As they say at InTown.com, they are all about being ‘In The Know on Where to Go.” They are a great resource for community events, deals and discounts, special offers, and local happenings, and in support of promoting health and fitness offerings on their site this week, reFORM Studios volunteered to give away a $400 Personal Training Package for a fun sweepstakes promotion!
How To Enter:
Go to InTown.com’s Facebook page, and like a post about reFORM Studios. Every ‘Like’ earns an entry. You can also sign up for free on intown.com to see their specials and receive occasional email offers if you choose, and earn an entry for signing up as well! It’s that easy.
InTown.com will be drawing a name on Sunday and announcing the winner on their Facebook page, so be sure to like them (and us if you haven’t already!) to be in the loop!
Good luck, and have fun checking out what’s new in town with our friends at InTown.com.
reZOOMED- Do You Aspire to Run?
Some hints and tips for the aspiring runner
If the image on the bottom left is you… we want to offer some helpful hints and ideas to either improve your running, or pick up running in the first place this spring.
With the weather heating up, many people have been asking us about training for 5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons, mud runs and obstacle runs, or even triathlons. Running can be a great way to get outside and exercise with minimal equipment or investment, but for the novice there are many things to consider.
Invest in proper running shoes
If you’re just getting up off the couch, you don’t want to be running in the random gym shoes from half a decade ago that you dug out of the bottom of your closet. Save yourself the pain and trouble of injury by investing in a good pair of running shoes. There are a lot of options out there, so consider getting help from a running store or a running expert when choosing a pair. It should be tailored to your foot shape and the style in which your foot strikes the ground. Some resources to consider: Runner’s World Shoe Advisor, A local running store like TrySports, or our own Running Expert and Coach for a one on one consultation.
Make a plan
Another thing that you want to avoid is just heading out the door on your first day and trying to go run 3 or 4 miles. Or running for 5 consecutive days, and then winding up with shin splints or foot pain. Like any new exercise routine, you want to build up smartly and gradually as your body adjusts. Rest days are important, but so are regular incremental increases. Consider researching a running plan like Couch to 5k if you are just getting started, or consulting with our a running specialist for a customized plan.
Set a Goal
Lastly, stay on track and stay focused by setting a goal for yourself. It can be signing up for a race, setting a speed you want to achieve for a certain distance, or reaching a certain mileage. If completing a race and earning a race t-shirt or medal is the kind of motivation for you, check out Active.com for a list of upcoming local races.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Running can be a great form of exercise, both of the physical and mental benefits. If you feel like getting moving is going to be a challenge for you, or you’ve battled injuries or frustrations in the past, ask us for help. We are fortunate to have a running expert, Coach Yocum of YOrun, joining us this summer and available to consult with you on everything we mentioned above. He can handle everything from slow motion video analysis of your running form to fine-tuning a running program for you. Email him or call 803-467-9967 if you’d like a consultation.
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