Take Ownership of Your Health + Training

We all have different goals and we all have different starting points and that is what makes us all unique. But what unites us and what makes us similar is that we must take ownership for our health and fitness every single day.

Each week you battle your work schedule, your kids, your personal relationships and your will to go to the gym and get your workouts in. We know because we do the same thing. But we have made a commitment to this and this is why we have created this gym.

Our TribeFit classes are meant to support, motivate and guide you along that path to optimal health and fitness but it must start with you first. You must be the one to take action and stay true to your commitments and make it happen in whatever way possible.

Will it involve time? Yes.

Will it be tough? For sure.

Will you have to sacrifice certain things in your life to make this happen? Most definitely.

Let us know what you need help with, what questions you have or how can we can better your experience by replying to this email or you can talk to us at the gym this week

Keep it up, Tribe!

5 Reasons Your Aren't Losing Weight

Have you been stuck with your body fat percentage and feeling like no matter what you do it won't budge? This issue is common and while one of these may not be the exact reason, you should take these into consideration if any of these are not on point.

5. Cortisol and Stress

If you're constantly on the go and your life is very hectic, you may have increased cortisol which does not help with your body fat. One of the ways in which cortisol acts is to suppress your insulin secretion, which prevents your tissues from uptaking glucose. Your cells need this energy and if this cortisol upregulation is chronic, you may be inhibiting your ability to lose fat. Try and take some time to relax or develop some kind of meditation or breathing practice to reduce your stress throughout the day. 

4. Not moving enough 

Do you have an active job where you're on your feet a lot of are you frequently sitting and in meetings and doing the corporate hustle? If you are, we would suggest frequent breaks to move around, a mid-day workout or just more walking in general. While this is not for everyone, we love the idea of having a kettlebell at work that you can swing around and pull/press from time to time (that's just our idea of a good time 🤠). 

3. Sleep

While you may be one to push it and keep 'grinding', that is not always the best thing for your system. A very few amount of people get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a day. When your sleep is chronically low, your entire homeostasis will be dysregulated. Get those ZZZ's! 

2. Cardio King/Queen 

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories, yes. But if that is all your doing (we know there are some royalties out there who will sit on this throne as their claim to lose body fat) and while the exercise is great, you need to be making your body work in a lot of other ways to increase your energy expenditure and metabolism. Lift weights, duh!

1. Hormones 

At the end of the day, your hormones are the key to everything. Ideally, when you exercise and lift weights and do all of these healthy activities, your setting yourself up to be in the best position possible when it comes to your hormone health. Even being so, if you can get your hormones checked to make sure they're properly balanced and where they need to be, that extra little bit of insurance is always good to know. Reach out to your doctor or local Naturopath to get these things checked. 

If you feel like you're doing everything and are still stuck, send us your questions and we'll answer them as best as we can! 

After It Team 🏋🏽‍♀️

The Glorious Benefits of Hemp Protein

Hemp protein has been on the rise lately and seen in a lot of places. Some years back this was not a very well known source of protein, nor did it garner much attention. Today, 

 

IN MY OWN WORDS

Foods can be classified as complete, partial, or incomplete sources of proteins. In order for a food to be classified as complete, it must contain all eight essential amino acids. Hemp is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs. This also makes hemp a good alternative source of protein for vegetarians and vegans

Hemp protein is easy to digest. It contains two types of proteins, edestin and albumin, which are known as globular proteins. Globular proteins dissolve easily so they are readily accessible for the body to use. This is in contrast to soy protein, for example, which can be more difficult for the body to digest. Soy contains inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes that are needed to break down protein. This can often result in unwanted bloating and gas.

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The 3 #AITChallenges For 60 Day Contestants!

#AITchallenge 1 - Sandbag Clean & Front Squat

  • Pick the weight you want to use for the challenge. 

  • 3 Minutes

  • 1 Rep = Clean and Front Squat (breaking 90 degrees) 

  • As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP)

Video: CLICK HERE


#AITchallenge 2 - Gamma Cast

  • Pick your steel club weight. 

  • Complete 100 Gamma Cast Reps

  • Your Score is Your Time

Video: CLICK HERE


#AITchallenge 3 - Battle Rope Challenge 

  • Level 1 - 50 Hits for Time

  • Level 2 - 75 Hits for Time

Winners of the 6o Day Challenge!

First of all, I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for everyone that participated in the challenge this year.

We had our biggest turnout yet for a challenge and so many people had some great improvements! It was really tough to pick our winners, and even those that didn't come in the top 3 were really close. 

We really enjoyed pushing you guys these past 8 weeks and hope that you can keep that momentum going through the winter holidays. A lot of people that didn't place still had some great improvements, and we want you to keep working on them! Hopefully we will have you in another challenge sometime in the future!

Without further ado, here are the top 3 for each category...

Congratulations!

FIRST place in each category gets the FitBit charge + 1 Month of Personal Training!

 

2nd + 3rd Places
 

You are awarded a special 'Heart & Hustle' Award. 

 

Your trainer will contact you with the details personally!