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Exercise Excuses-Busted!

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Here at Trunk Trainers we're the excuse busters when it comes to reasons why you can't exercise. Check out 5 major reasons exercise can get sidelined in life, and solutions to help you overcome them. Excuse #1: I don't have time to exercise. Solution: Get an exercise bike, elliptical, or gym membership where you have access to a bike or elliptical and only read, watch TV, talk on the phone, or use social media ONLY while moving. These activities can all be done on a stationary bike or elliptical. You won't fall off and you don't need your hands so you can mindlessly binge watch the Great British Baking Show without getting hurt. Any exercise is better than nothing, and tying your new exercise habit to an old sedentary one will help you get moving daily. Of course, you could also schedule in your 60 minutes a day on your calendar and just prioritize your exercise into your must do's in life. I promise, you WILL find the time if it's a priority. Excuse #2: No

What it means to Be Elefit...

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  At Trunk Trainers, our brand of fitness is Elefitness.  But what does it mean to Be Elefit? Being Elefit is a lifestyle really. One that includes all aspects of health and wellbeing. It's based on our four pillars of the Elefit Lifestyle which include exercising 1 hour per day doing something you enjoy, eating a whole food plant based diet, resting until recovered, and putting family first. Being Elefit also means having healthy vital statistics. This includes having blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol levels, Body Mass Index, Weight, Body Fat, Muscle Mass, Visceral Fat and Waist Circumference in healthy ranges for your age. To do with without medication if possible with lifestyle reform is an Elefit bonus. Being Elefit means living life to the fullest. Making plans. Having goals. Looking for personal growth around every corner and going on Awesome Adventures. Not letting fear or lack of information be an excuse to let our dreams slip away. Why Be Elefit? To maximize your

The 50 States Fit Road Trip Finale

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 We've made it to Hawaii! After 50 days on the road, our 50 States Fit Summer Road Trip has officially come to a close. We have had such a great time visiting all of the states in across the nation, participating in fit activities along the way. It's been amazing meeting new friends and reliving experiences that have shaped all of us into who we are today. What was your favorite part of our road trip? Was it jump roping in Texas, meditating in Maine, or hiking through Washington? My favorite part of the road trip was getting to know our fit family members better and being inspired to make even more memories in this beautiful country of ours! Although our road trip had to be virtual this summer, we have something to look forward to once travel resumes. Remember, having hope, dreaming of what the future holds and making the best of our current circumstances is the ticket to not only surviving this challenging time, but finding ways to thrive. If you need help with a solid fitness

It's Transformation Time!

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We are pleased to announce the release of our newest fitness education program, our 6 Week Transformation Online Course!  We have taken all of our lessons about exercise progression, nutrition planning, recovery techniques and more and put it into a 6 Week Online Course for fitness transformation and creating a healthy lifestyle for good. While it has been hard to enjoy the face to face time in our studio due to the recent restrictions during this pandemic, your team has been working hard to help you bust the excuses once again that keep you from getting or staying in shape. Introducing the Virtual 6 Week Challenge!  With the huge success of our in house 6 Week Challenge over the past two years, where we have helped hundreds of members lose weight, get off medications, increase energy and get stronger, we knew we had to put the formula to the test in our new online reality.  We put our heads together on how we could inspire change, even with limited numbers in the gym. As the lock down

🌸🌱 Ipe Abs Core Challenge 🌳🌸

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At Trunk Trainer, we love to train our (tree) trunks! They are the core of our body and having a stable core truly helps us to grow. That is why we are pleased to announce the newest installment to our core challenges, the Ipe Abs Challenge! Although the Ipe flower looks like a cherry blossom, the trunk is known to be hard-as-nails. We've created a fun new ab challenge to embody these attributes. This is a free  28-day core challenge  including: A 4-week set of ab workouts with daily videos from your trainers that will be posted in “   The Elefits of the New Generation: We Do Elefits Right! ” Facebook group to anyone that wants to participate.  Members: You should be receiving your workout calendar soon, and it can also be located under the "   Files " section of the Facebook group above 28+ minutes of Cardio every day , in whatever way you choose. A  Nutrition challenge  that will help strip the fat off our tummies Do as many as you can! No

Be Elefit Healthy Lifestyle Program

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They say hindsight is 20/20. That includes disease prevention and keeping ahead of your fitness before injury or illness prevents you from living the life of your dreams. I am so excited to kick off our best program for healthy lifestyle education to date. Gearing up for 2020 with a few weeks of preparation, and a Year of Change for 2020 for those who are serious about living life on purpose. I have been researching, creating, experimenting and tinkering with this little project of mine for the past few years. I have wrapped the lessons and lifestyle into a single phrase: Be Elefit. There are 5 points we hit with my Be Elefit Healthy Lifestyle Program ⭐Exercise 1 hour per day in ways you enjoy so your heart, bones and muscles keep you moving and improving. ⭐Eat real food, preferably whole plant foods to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. ⭐Rest until you're recovered, including learning how to reduce stress and sleep soundly so that your bo

πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§April Hydration Challenge!πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§

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They say April showers πŸ’¦ bring May flowers. So at Trunk Trainers the month of April is all about hydration! While it is possible to drink too much water (hypernatremia), for many people getting enough o f life's essential element can be tough. Every person is different in how much water we need each day, and depending on your circumstances, each day can vary. Bottom line, try and drink enough so that your urine is clear, but you're not running to the restroom every hour on the hour. It's always a great idea to talk to your doctor or trainer to figure out your best amount, but 64 oz daily is a great target, with an extra 16 oz per each hour of vigorous exercise. For the month of April, try and get 64 oz in daily. When you do, put a sticker on our chart in the gym. We'll see what we can grow come May. You might find you have more energy, are less bloated, your digestion improves and you lose weight. πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§Bottom's up! πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§