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Coaching by G: Winter Run Club!

Mon, November 6th, 2017 | Posted in: News, Events

My clients are the best. But, because this isn’t a Group Workout type of gym, they may not get the opportunity to meet some of the other amazing people who train with me.

We’re trying something new. Introducing the Winter Run Club!

  • Who: Coaching by G Clients, who have an interest in running a 5k
  • What: A group that shares stories, progress, and, does their workouts together!
  • Where: In the Studio for workouts, and via email to chat and keep in touch!

Our collective goal will be to sign up and run 5Ks, and stay accountable, and share our progress. We won’t let the cold Chicago winters get us down!

Interested? Fill out our survey here!

We can’t wait to get started! More details soon!

 

My clients are the best. But, because this isn’t a Group Workout type of gym, they may not get the opportunity to meet some of the other amazing people who train with me. We’re trying something new. Introducing the Winter Run Club! Read more »

Introducing G's Book Club!

Wed, October 5th, 2016 | Posted in: News, Events

I have some exciting plans, and I want you to join me! 

The holidays are right around the corner. This year, let's get ready for them together. Staying healthy through the holidays is possible with mindful preparation. Let's be AWARE together.

So... It's time to unveil G's Book Club!
Date
: Sunday, October 30th
Time: 2 pm
LocationOak Park Public Library 
Book: "Rising Strong" by Brené Brown
Snacks: Provided by yours truly. (I'm a chef!)
Cost: FREE!
RSVP RIGHT HERE, TODAY!!!


GUESS WHAT? You don't have to read the book if you don't have the time. You'll still get something meaningful out of this book club discussion, as we all talk about her ideas in the context of our own lives. (And if you have time for the Cliff Notes version, a quick summary of the book is available here.)

Why book club? I am bringing my business to the next level. As you know, my Ph.D., nutrition knowledge, chef experience, and athletic training enable me to offer more than just a "personal training" experience. I'm your resource, your coach for life; I think it'd be a lot of fun to start here as a group, share experiences and ideas, and create a community of support for your goals.

Questions? Email me or my assistant, Jamie.

I'm really excited to start this journey, and I hope you'll join me!

Oh, and while we're at it, sign up for my email list! I don't spam or share your information. They're just emails from G! 

It's time to unveil G's Book Club! RSVP for our first meeting on October 30th! Read more »

What’s your BHAG?

Wed, August 10th, 2016 | Posted in: Events, Nutrition, Training

BHAG (Acronym): Big. Hairy. Audacious. Goal.
Used in a sentence: Getting to the Olympics is a BHAG!

Brenda Martinez. Photo: Patrick Smith

Brenda Martinez. Photo: Patrick Smith

A term coined by Jim Collins, BHAGs can be daunting, exciting, motivating, and devastating. A perfect example for today: making it to the Olympics.

Entrepreneurs and individuals often set huge goals for themselves. As a society, we encourage each other to reach for the stars. But, let’s take a step back. How does a someone accomplish their big hairy audacious goal? How do you stay motivated? How does one avoid the disappointment of feeling that goal slip out of reach?

It’s all about the process!

Recently, NY magazine produced an article about Olympians and their goals. I highly endorse giving it a read. But the summary, for those with a short attention span (myself included): Setting those huge goals can have a number of unintended negative consequences; cheating or cutting corners to reach the destination, or giving up altogether. Focus on what you need to do in the immediate future: today, this week, this month. Create your goal, and then “forget about it,” and immerse yourself in the work it takes to get there. Sometimes, even Olympians fall short of their stated goal. In the case of the Olympian in our story, Brenda Martinez, she was tripped from behind by a competitor. Not something she could have accounted for! But, she refocused her energy on her process, and made it to the Olympic team with the next event.

So. Focus on the process.

As you accomplish milestones on the way to your goal, you’ll get the encouragement and positive feedback you need to continue and remain motivated.

Still feeling lost? Ask yourself WHY you are making these goals, and WHY you are putting your process in place. Work with me, and we’ll figure out, together: what’s at the heart of your goal, and what’s at the heart of your process. Eventually, those daily challenges and decisions will become a non-issue. Avoiding ice cream, beer, etc., will become second nature if it doesn’t fit with your BHAG! We’ll focus on the WHY of your BHAG, and craft an individual PROCESS that works FOR you, not against you.

I started my business to help people change their lives and become their best selves. It’s not just about one race, or one competition. It’s about those daily wins, lifting a little heavier, eating a little better. Let’s take advantage of this exciting time of year in the sports world to recommit to ourselves and our goals; I’ll help you create a process you can maintain, and keep you accountable. You’ll reach those goals before you know it.

Ask yourself WHY you are making these goals, and WHY you are putting your process in place. Work with me, and we’ll figure out, together: what’s at the heart of your goal, and what’s at the heart of your process. Eventually, those daily challenges and decisions will become a non-issue. Read more »

Winter Cycling Series Begins December 5!


Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in: Events

Winter Cycling Series Begins December 5!

Ready?
At Body by G Coaching by G we believe that training needs to be specific to the individual.  Training in a group can be difficult because we are a competitive species. It can be tempting in a group to try to mimic the instructor or the person who appears to be the most fit.  Frequently this is where form is lost for the sake of just pushing through.

We can all do work.  My nonna (granny) and I can both do the same workout--we can each perform 2000kj of work.  I can do it in 2 hours, it might take her 2 weeks.
How LONG it takes you to do the work determines how good you are.
Just ask the swimmer who lost her race by 1/100th of a second:)

So, whats the point of training with specificity?
First of all, its YOUR training plan.  My Approach to training is always all about YOU.  Your heart rate or even better, your power.  You have to test your functional power to determine a specific training plan.  At Body by G in the winter cycling course we spend December in Base camp, building your aerobic engine. In January we test your engine to determine your functional power.  We are training in a group, but the training is based on your individual threshold so that we all do the same workout, but at our individual level.   We fine tune your riding all the way through March so that you hit your spring training ready to SPRING into action.

Training with specificity makes you the best YOU can be.

Winter Cycling Series Begins December 5!

 Ready? So, whats the point of training with specificity? First of all, its YOUR training plan. My Approach to training is always all about YOU. 
Training with specificity makes you the best YOU can be. Read more »

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