Friday, November 30, 2012


With the Holiday season coming up quick, exercise is the first thing to go when people are busy.  People overindulge at holiday parties and have added pounds to deal with.  Did you know that obesity is now considered more dangerous than smoking?

To keep you committed to exercise during the Holiday season I’m putting on a Fitness Holiday Challenge to all my current and former fitness bootcamp participants.

The Challenge goes from December 13th to January 25th. 

The cost is $5 with the winner taking the total pot! 


Prize Draws available to all participants both in December and January!
Win some Dynabody and/or Fitness-related “Swag”

Plus – a Free “Workout with Doug Session”
We will hit the gym and go through the paces with a full blown workout session – at no cost to you!  (Except for spent calories)

The Holiday Fitness Challenge will work on a point system.  You accumulate points based on the time spent exercising.

up to 30 min. of Exercise                    1 point
up to 60 min. of Exercise                    2 points
over 60 min. of Exercise                     3 points
A Maximum of 3 points per day is allowed. 

Exercises include:  Aerobic/Cardio workouts,  Resistance/Weight Training,  or an Active Sport  - Hockey, Soccer, Racquet sports, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming Laps, Spinning, etc (sorry but darts & poker don’t count). 
'Note that "Activities" like curling, bowling, etc, are NOT considered effective exercises - as the need is to keep your heart rate up and strengthen the body.  A one point maximum will be allowed for these activities.

Remember - you want to keep your heart rate elevated and focus on intensity.

For my part, I will include a bodyweight exercise program you can do for the 4 weeks that the bootcamp is off.  (We don’t start again until January 21st and 23rd) .  If you’d like a pdf copy of the bodyweight exercises send me a quick email.

If you want to join in on the challenge bring your $5 to the Tuesday (Bannatyne School) or Thursday (Strathmillan School) bootcamp.  Last classes for the year are December 10th and 19th (we don't start again until January 21st & 23rd,2014),  Or, email me at to make other arrangements.

This is a great way to stay motivated and be accountable during the Holiday season!

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