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Fitness Results Team
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.
When ever you are able to get some exercise in, it is definitely something great! Weekends are a wonderful time to take a break from the busy work days of the week. One of the best things that you can do with your Saturday is to make sure that you get your exercise in. It is a more relaxing time to exercise because you are not on anyone’s timeline but your own. When you have a great place to go and great friends to exercise with, it makes it even better.
Today at Fitness Results we had a wonderful time with our FREE fitness boot camps for the month of December! We had two classes this morning, one from 7 am – 8 am that provided a nice, early Saturday morning exercise session that got hearts pumping and muscles working. The second free session was from 8 am – 9 am which also made for an intense morning eye-opener! Not only did our boot-campers receive some excellent training to get their weekend started off right, but it was free of charge and will be the remaining Saturdays until the end of December.
The boot-campers and fitness friends were introduced to the Kangoo Jumps in our first Kangoo Clinic. They were familiarized and exercised, and had a blast learning the Kangoo Jumps techniques and procedures. We cannot wait until we kick-off the classes! That is why we are offering our Kangoo Clinics also free of charge each Saturday for the remainder of December from 9 am – 10 am, to demonstrate how to use the rebound exercise shoes that we love so much.
If you didn’t get to come this Saturday there are still two more free Saturdays in the month of December. Hope to see you there! Come to exercise and stay for the Kangoo Jumps familiarization! See you next Saturday! Same times, same place!
I know summer is already here but so many people make the mistake in thinking that fitness and a healthy lifestyle is only for the summer! Just because clothing is shed more in the summer does not mean that its the only time of the year you should care about how your body feels. Good health is a lifetime of good choices and we at Fitness Results know this to be true. So to help you stay motivated we have put together a Fitness Results Challenge!
Here are the details for the contest:
Run date week of July 16 – week of August 27th
Prize: $300 to be split between all participants who reach their goal!
Must be a current Fitness Results Client.
Must have your measurements and goal assessment set during the week of July 16th! Contest will run for 6 weeks from the day you complete your assessment. Contest not limited to weight loss. All goals will be set evenly by trainers.
Make sure to have fun and stay motivate. Check back her on our blog and facebook to find motivation from our weekly success stories!
Lance McCullough ’81, certified personal trainer and owner of Fitness Results gym in Upland, found his passion for weight training as a freshman at CHS playing on the football team. Looking back, Lance remembers his teammates bench pressing 135 lbs. as they had older brothers to work out with. Because he had no experience with weight training, Lance tried to bench press the maximum and was disappointed with the results. Determined to learn, Lance began frequent weight training with positive results. Weight training became his passion, and led to many weight lifting titles as well as the 1998 AAU World Bench Press Championship with a world record lift.
In 1994 Lance opened his personal training gym, Fitness Results, with the goal of helping others achieve their personal fitness goals, which range from weight loss to body sculpting and increasing strength and increasing overall health. Today Lance and his staff of certified trainers (including Jill Caldwell ’83) offers personal training, boot camp and Pilates.
CHS alumni are currently training with Lance and Jill include
Nancy DeDiemar Jones ’63 and her husband Patrick. Nancy and Patrick began training in October 2009; by August 2010 they had lost weight (Nancy 58 lbs, Patrick 74 lbs), lowered their body fat by 12% and cut 20 inches off their combined waistlines. Both are now wearing the same size clothes as high school. Recently retired after transitioning their printing business to a new owner, Nancy and Patrick continue to train with Lance to enhance their health, maintain fitness, and continue with weight loss.
Gary ’65 and Sue Olinger Ovitt ’65. “We started training with Fitness Results in February 2011 and are so happy to have found them. Staff and clients make for a very pleasant training experience,” says Sue. In the first year, Gary reached his goals for weight loss (28 lbs.) and body fat (6% decrease), decreased his waist by 6 inches, and increased his muscle mass by 10 lbs. Sue lost 30 lbs. and now wears a size 6. “We credit Nancy DeDiemar for introducing us to Lance, Jill and Rodney. We like being guided by Chaffey grads Lance and Jill and exercising with other Tigers such as Mike Milhiser’74 and Nancy and Patrick Jones,” said Sue.
Mike Milhiser ’74. Mike started training in early 2011 and has lost a total of 25 lbs.
Richard ’56 and Kathy Omlin Briggs ’60. Kathy and Richard train with Jill to increase their health and fitness.
Other Tigers who have trained at Fitness Results include Ken McCullough ’56 (who is also Lance’s dad), Dorothy Estabrook Brown ’56, and Nelda Smothers Crandall ‘56 (Lance’s mom).
Lance stays abreast of health-related research to help those who train with him. He notes that a 2011 study of the effect of exercise on cognition conducted at the University of Iowa showed that “aerobic exercise improves ability to coordinate multiple things, long term planning and your ability to stay on a task for extended periods . . .resistance training, improves your ability to focus amid distracters. . . the hippocampus area of the brain, key for memory formation, shrinks 1% to2% per year in those older than 60, but when people this age group begin fitness regimens, it grows by 1% to 2% instead.” For more information on Fitness Results, including photos of the gym, Lance and Jill, visit www.fitnessresults.com.
Lance, owner of Fitness Results wanted something to fill the space above the front window of the gym. He wanted something unique and what resembled more of an American flag as if it was flying outside. Lance did the wood work with the waves and curves and Daniel, who also does all the other artwork for Lance in the gym, painted the flag. The flag is now finished, being 85″x41″ and is beautifully displayed at Fitness Results, the end product turned out better than anticipated:)
As of yesterday, we have a new leader in the leg press competition, Cole Chapman, 19 years of age. Cole hasn’t done the leg press in several months and heard about the friendly competition in the gym with the “older” guys and wanted to take part. Yesterday, Cole jumped on the leg press machine and was able to press 485lbs. for 12 repetitions, with no assistance of his hands. A video was taken of Cole on the leg press machine and we will soon update everyone with the video.
A quick correction on Gary Stewart’s, who as of yesterday was in the lead until Cole Chapman jumped in the competition….Gary Stewart leg pressed 485lbs. for 5 repetitions, not 470lbs.
Gary Stewart is still in the lead with 5 repetitions at 470 lbs. But, we may have spoke to soon about Gary Stewart setting the bar because Wayne, Patrick and Gary Ovitt, a new competitor, are not far behind.
As of yesterday, Wayne leg pressed 450lbs. for 10 reps, no hands on the knees and then increased the weight to 470lbs. and was able to complete 6 reps.
A quick correction on Patrick, is that Patrick is 64 years of age. Patrick is due next week for new results on the leg press and we will update everyone as soon as we know the new results.
Our newest competitor, as of last week, Gary Ovitt was able to leg press 370lbs. for 10 repetitions and as of today (3/7) Gary leg pressed 410lbs. for 7 reps. Gary is in the hunt to move up in the standings for this leg press competition.
THE LATEST RESULTS ON THE LEG PRESS COMPETITION…..
Patrick, 63, increased his leg press weight to 450lbs. and was able to budge the machine about an inch and unable to press a complete repetition. Patrick then decreased the weight to 435lbs. and was able to do 5 repetitions. At this time, Wayne, 58, is still at 430lbs. for 10 repetitions. So, as of right now, the competition is about equal until Patrick or Wayne increases the weight this next week. We will keep you posted…..
ANOTHER CONTESTANT FOR THE LEG PRESS COMPETITION….
Gary Stewart heard the latest buzz about the leg press competition between Patrick and Wayne and wanted to be a part of it…..I don’t know how much of a competition it is for Gary, since he was able to leg press 470 lbs. 5 times!!!! This just raises the bar for Patrick and Wayne….