GET News: February 2016

February 2016 bannerCheck out the Gunning Elite Training Monthly Newsletter to see what’s new, helpful tips, reminders, and more!

What’s happening – Team Updates

GET Smarter: Mark your calendars and sign up for the last few GET Smarter sessions, offered from 8-9am on select Saturdays this winter. All sessions are FREE to members, $15 for future members.
What’s still on tap:
KETTLEBELL SWING – This Saturday, March 5 at 8am
The kettlebell swing is a low-risk exercise that simultaneously torches fat, builds strength, and improves cardiovascular fitness. Join us to review the key components of the kettlebell swing.
CORE – March 12 at 8am
Are you a fan of core work? Regardless, do you really know what it is? What it isn’t? In this session, we will debunk core misconceptions, help you define what it means to have a strong core, and give you tips to maximize your time spent on “core exercises.”

Strength in Action

Watch this video for an overview of the Romanian Deadlift (RDL), and tips for making this movement more effective.

As we are all aware, GET is about teamwork. We are stronger together and GET better together every day. So, in the spirit of togetherness and with “family” at the core of GET…

GET to Know – a few of our STRONG COUPLES

Geoff & Chris “Competition is fun, and healthy!”

Geoff and Chris

Geoff: Chris is a strong woman, both physically and mentally, and she makes me want to be better.

Chris: Competition is fun! Geoff beats me at most things…ping pong, bowling, etc. but I still love to compete with him and I am totally obnoxious when I am winning! We laugh! It’s fun!

To us, being a strong couple means being there for each other – staying healthy together now and in the future. Fitness has always been a part of our lives in one way or another. While we still have yet to train together (one of us needs to be home with our three kids), we look forward to sharing what the workouts were with each other. We talk about it every morning. Whoever goes to the gym that day comes home and tells the other what they did. We’re in no rush to have our kids so grown up that we can both be gone at the same time.

GET is a perfect fit for us. Everyone is so positive. (Except for Bill, he’s an ornery bastard… Ha!) Matt and Casey are always pushing us and supporting us and are passionate about creating a family culture at the gym.

Jay & Vanessa “Always work as a team.”

JAy and VanessaWe drove by GET several times and then several people recommended it to us as an awesome place. When we looked at the website, we really loved how it was a husband & wife team and the idea of the small group training. When we called Matt to set up a time to meet, his enthusiasm and passion for fitness lured us in.

We knew we wanted to work out together because we didn’t want to spend time apart since we both have crazy work schedules.  When we decided to give GET a try we knew we had found our place. Not only were we enjoying working out and getting stronger as a couple, but we were also meeting and making new friends.

Joining GET enabled us to blend our time together and fitness into one. Working out together allows us to support each other and give one another encouragement when we need it most (like on those really tough finishers!).

There’s nothing like the close-knit bond of the GET team. We love being a part of it, and have gotten so much more out of it than we expected.

Editor’s note: If you didn’t know…Jay & Vanessa will be welcoming a strong little boy (future GET team member) to the world sometime in May!

Mike & Caitlyn “A couple who works out together stays together.”

Mike and CaitlynWe love GET because every workout brings a new challenge. There are days when one of us may not feel like we can get through a workout but it helps to have each other to maintain our motivation and consistency. Working as a team to stay fit and motivated every day adds something great to our relationship.  Laughter and having a good time is something we both value greatly and GET doesn’t let us down, we always have something to smile about when we’re there!

Derek & Lisa “Be honest, be kind, work hard, and have fun!”

lisa and derekAfter passing by GET one night (and Derek noticing all the Rogue equipment) we stopped in to chat with Matt. We decided to join the team, and the rest is history!

Our shared goal is to get to the gym together as often as we can, but with our crazy schedules and two kids at home it can be a challenge. Whether we are scheduling our workouts, preparing meals, or managing the home – everything is a team effort. Derek won’t let Lisa leave the house without breakfast and a protein shake, and Lisa won’t let Derek eat pizza for dinner as often as he’d like. ;0  )

As a strong couple, we respect one another’s goals, encourage each other to work hard, and look forward to a future full of life, love, and kettlebells. Our favorite part of GET is all of you! From day 1, we have felt welcomed and supported on this journey.

Motivation Tip: If there’s ever a day you don’t want to get to the gym, just play CT Fletcher’s “It’s still your MF set”…Derek plays this for Lisa a few times a month! NO EXCUSES! (Warning: Video not appropriate for small ears.)

Fueling Your Fitness:

Good reads on fitness and nutrition

10 Ways to Remain Athletic as you Age

The Simple Hierarchy of Fat Loss

46 Best Supermarket Shopping Tips Ever

Recipe/Meal Ideas

Braised Short Ribs

Chili-Lime Popcorn

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