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Happy New Year!

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
— Cavett Robert

No matter what happened in the past, the New Year gives us hope for a better tomorrow. In our excitement for the future, we put our goals and our dreams down on paper. We resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, spend time with family, get a promotion, win a championship, go back to school, start a new job, and be a better person. But, as the days go by, our dreams tend to fade and reality takes over. Not you. Not this year. This year, you will achieve your goals and live out your dreams! 

One year ago, Steve and I had a dream. In January 2014, we began MAX Training in hopes to help and inspire others to reach their fitness goals. Between our full-time jobs, my continuing education, our training, and the non-stop roller coaster we call life, there were times we were not sure we would achieve our goal. But with your continual love and support, our dream has come true and we are eternally grateful. We look forward to another fantastic year with our MAX family! 

Together, let us make resolutions we will stick to and not be afraid to ask for help when things get tough. This year will be your year, there is nothing you can not accomplish! We will be here every step of the way! 

Check out our very first blog post- "Start Today" 

The start of a New Year would not be complete without our "Countdown to a New Year" workout! Steve and I created this workout for our martial arts students when they returned from Christmas Break. It has become a tradition here at MAX. Enjoy! Remember, you GET what you GIVE!

  • 100 Jumping Jacks
  • 95 High Knees Running
  • 90 Heel-to-Butt Running
  • 85 Calf Raises
  • 80 Mountain Climbers
  • 75 Torso Twists
  • 70 Lateral Obstacle Jumps
  • 65 Back Extensions
  • 60 Sit-ups
  • 55 Squat Jumps
  • 50 Alternating Lunges
  • 45 Heel-to-Butt Jumps
  • 40 Dips
  • 35 High Knee Skipping
  • 30 Push-ups
  • 25 V-ups
  • 20 Squats
  • 15 Tuck Jumps
  • 10 Burpees
  • 5 Inverted Burpees

Do your best and record your time. Quality is better than quantity, so never compromise your technique to finish a drill.