What a week! A lot has happened over the past two weeks that has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. Thanks to technology we have options that allow us to stay connected with our friends & family despite social distancing, and to keep up with our fitness routine with the trainers and workout friends who we know and love!
I want to provide you with a few updates as we come into the new week.
In this email you will find information about:
· Live Stream Training Sessions
· Updated Schedule
· Use of Equipment in training sessions
· Ways to connect on Facebook, and….
· How you can help inspire & motivate others
New Live Stream Training Sessions!
This past week we kicked off training sessions that are live streamed over Zoom. JD and I are collaborating along with the Bangor team to share in creativity as we work hard to design fun and effective training sessions for you during these challenging times.
Even though we cannot be at the gym together the WILCOX Team remains committed to providing you with amazing training sessions. Just as we do in the gym, we are designing full body workouts that are coached in real time, providing you with individualized support throughout the training session.
I’ve been blown away by how technology allows us to pivot during difficult times in order to stay committed to being active. I’ve also been very impressed by how effective a body weight workout can be.
If you haven’t joined us for a Life Stream Training Session I hope you will give it a try. The schedule is up for the next two weeks. You can view it HERE.
I will continue to make adjustments to the schedule in an effort to provide you with choice and flexibility that allows you to fit your training sessions into your life as we work to adjust to new work and family schedules.
I also want to make joining us via the web as easy as possible!
Click HERE to view a webpage with more information about:
· How to download Zoom
· Links for Joining Zoom Training Sessions
· How to set up your camera
· How to set up your workout space
· Playlists that you can download
· Zoom Pro Tips
If you need help getting set up I'm available to get onto a call with you. Just shoot me a text (include your name) and we will coordinate. All of my contact info is at the bottom of this email
Use of Equipment:
I’ve been asked about using equipment during these training sessions. Over this past week I have had a chance to attend three of JD’s training session, as well as coach several sessions, and I have noticed how much more focused we can all be in engaging the muscles used during an exercise when not having weights and equipment doing some of that work for us.
Working with bodyweight provides an incredible opportunity to really feel your body, and practice muscle engagement and activation. This extra practice of really feeling your muscles as you train is going to have a profound effect on how you train when you get back to the gym and have access to all of the equipment again!
With all of that said, if you have equipment, I encourage you to have it in your workout area and to incorporate it in exercises where it makes sense. Since not everyone has access to equipment, we will continue to design training sessions that will provide you with an effective and challenging workout even without weights.
Adding extra weight to exercises has its benefits for sure, and there are lots of ways to improvise. Please feel free to experiment with household objects to enhance your training session.
Some ideas to consider:
· Remove the handle from a broom or yard tool to use as a dowel or improvised barbell
· Have a coffee table or chair nearby for modified pushups and planks
· Instead of dumbbells use canned goods or other heavy objects that fit into your hand.
· Instead of kettlebells use jugs with handles, a can of paint, or a handbag filled with heavy objects
What ideas do you have for improvising equipment?
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Connect with your WILCOX Community on Facebook:
If you’re not already a member of our Clients Facebook Group click HERE to join.
How YOU can help:
Share your ideas on our Clients Facebook Group so others can be inspired by your innovations.
Our private client group is a great place to stay connected as a community while we’re unable to see each other at the gym. Please consider sharing your post workout photos or comments after a Live Stream Training Session. Not only is it a ton of fun to hear from you but it can also serve as an amazing source of motivation to someone who needs a little extra help getting on-line with us.
If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate in contact me! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text my cell at 207-751-5394.
Sending you love, light & positivity,
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