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"Short & Sweet" September Challenge- Week #2

The "Short & Sweet" September Challenge is off to a great start! If you are new to MAX Training and/or are interested in joining the challenge, it is not too late! Just click here to see how to join and then click here to catch up. 

Congratulations to all of our Challenge participants! Many of you have updated us throughout the challenge by sharing photos of you rocking the workouts, posting your nutritious meals, and contacting us for support. Keep it up, you are 7 days closer to reaching your goals. Now, it is time to step it up a notch!   

Last week, you cleaned out your kitchen of Little Debbie snacks, sugary sodas, and more potato chip bags than you wish to admit. This week, let's replace the junk with healthy foods that are as delicious as they are nutritious! Fill your fridge with fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Along with your healthier meals, we encourage you to increase your water intake. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces, so a 150 pound individual should drink at least 75 ounces of water (around 4-5 bottles of water). 

Continue to keep track of your progress and remember to check out our social media sites. We will have numerous opportunities this week for you to win prizes! You can do this! 

Workout #1- "Power Pyramid"

Workout #2- "Take a Seat" - This is a tough workout with a lot of jumping! If it seems a little too hard, check out our MAX Workouts page and choose the perfect workout for you!

Workout #3- "Shoulder Surgery" - This workout requires a weighted plate. You can use a heavy object, such as a book, or you can choose a different workout from our MAX Workouts page.

Workout #4- "Circuits Rock!"

Workout #5- Do both the "10 in 10" and "Pretzel Squat" Burnouts! 

Please share your progress with your MAX family! We are right here doing the challenge along with you and are so happy you chose to join us! When things get tough, when you are tired and can not find the energy to workout, when that triple fudge brownie is calling your name, we are here and are rooting for you! You GET what you GIVE! 

Put On Your Cape

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
— Arthur Ashe

And just like that, everything returns to normal. No more breakfast in bed, sweet cards, or homemade gifts. Now, it is back to piles of laundry, last minute homework projects, soccer games followed by ballet practice, and the everyday chaos that moms call life.  Mother's Day has passed and, once again, her continual sacrifices will go unnoticed.

In all my years of fitness training, it is the mothers who truly amaze me. They wear so many different hats throughout the day. They are the taxi driver, the chef, the doctor, the teacher, the maid, the friend....and somehow in all of this, they manage to squeeze in the time to stay in shape and be a healthy role model for their kids! Incredible.

It is time you are recognized for all your hard work and superhuman abilities! So, to all of our MAX Training moms, we say THANK YOU! You should be honored each and every day! Take off all your hats and clothe yourself in what you so rightfully deserve...put on your cape.

I asked a few of the Supermoms at our gym to choose this week's workouts. Here are a few of their favorites!

"Ball Burpee Battle" 

"Pumped Up"

"Fit 50"

"Roller Coaster"