Razor Sharp Fitness Club Racine WI https://www.razorsharpfit.com Racine and Mt. Pleasant Best Fitness Club Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:00:33 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Summer Shred Throwdown https://www.razorsharpfit.com/summer-shred-throwdown/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/summer-shred-throwdown/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:39:13 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1826 The post Summer Shred Throwdown appeared first on Razor Sharp Fitness Club Racine WI.

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Throwdown With Us for 10 Weeks and Make it a Summer to Remember!

The Summer Shred Throwdown will kick the winter fitness doldrums in the shins with:

  • Total Body Conditioning
  • Nontraditional Equipment
  • A Metabolic Workout and High Caloric Burn

This program is perfect for you if you are looking for extra motivation, a change of pace, intense workouts, a team to cheer you on, and real results. Avoid the “Spring Fever Dropout” and keep your health on track during the warmer months ahead!

 

What Does Summer Shred Throwdown Cost?

1 Session per week  $200

2 Sessions per week  $300

3 Sessions per week  $375

Register at the completion of a demo and save 5% on the program!

 

When Does Summer Shred Throwdown Start?

Demo sessions start Saturday May 5th. These free sessions are a great way to try the program before you buy it. The classes start May 14th and end July 21st.

To sign up for a demo, see the Front Desk or fill out the form below.

For questions or more information, contact Kate Thomas at kthomas@razorsharpfit.com or (262) 321-0200.

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Member Spotlight, Abby Totero https://www.razorsharpfit.com/member-spotlight-abby-totero/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/member-spotlight-abby-totero/#respond Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:26:02 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1706 The post Member Spotlight, Abby Totero appeared first on Razor Sharp Fitness Club Racine WI.

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In October of 2017 I made the decision that this would be my last try at making a lifestyle change. I knew it would be my last try, not because if I failed I wouldn’t try again, but it would be my last try at a healthy lifestyle because I knew I would succeed this time. I knew my weaknesses and why I failed before and I would not be that woman ever again. Prior to October 2017, I had the short term “diet” mentality. The mentality that there was an end to the healthy eating and exercise once I reached a certain weight. That mentality was what caused my failure.

So one day I woke up and said to myself, “this is the last time” and I went to Razor Sharp North to sign up again and got connected with Kelli A for my kickstart. I would’ve never considered a personal trainer prior to that day. Immediately upon meeting Kelli I felt inspired, motivated, and supported. She was kind, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in my well being and journey towards being healthy. Little did I know how amazing of a trainer and person she is! Not only did Kelli give me the tools to have effective workouts and provided a nutrition plan to lose weight but she provided me with the invaluable support system that encouraged me to embrace a healthy lifestyle, trust the process, and keep moving forward. I remember how hard my first workouts were and I kept saying, “This is the last time I will ever start over Kelli!” and Kelli would say, “I know Abby. You got this!” She supported me mentally through hard days and adjusted my workouts and nutrition to get through the dreaded plateaus. She showed me that consistency was the key to success. And eventually my mindset changed. I enjoy eating healthy now, I truly do, and my body started to show that the consistency of a healthy lifestyle would pay off.

Five months later, I have lost a total of 50lbs! I have also lost my anxiety of working out alone, and I have lost the woman who would fail again.  I have tried almost every group exercise class that Razor Sharp has to offer. I work out 4-5 times a week alternating Zumba with Gigi and Beatriz, Group Power with Kelli, and individual workouts. I have gained strength both mentally and physically. I have gained a new insight to nutrition and I am aware and in control of how I feel by how I fuel my body. I have gained a friend in my trainer/coach Kelli, and I have gained an entire new lifestyle that leaves me feeling great everyday! I have gained a new mentality that there is no “end goal” but rather to maintain a healthy lifestyle forever. I have more pounds to lose, more muscle to gain, but I have not a doubt in my mind that I will get there! It just takes that one time to decide to make a lifestyle change. I am so grateful to Razor Sharp Fitness, the 20/30 fast track program, and Kelli A. for all of the support. This was the last time!

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Personal Trainer Tip https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip-2/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip-2/#respond Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:23:17 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1647 Personal Trainer Kyle Knobloch busts the myth of: Cardio Workouts   The Myth: Steady state cardio is the best way to lose weight   The Reality: Cardio, as we know it, is defined as any activity that works large muscles for at least 20 minutes. Often times we adopt the notion that spending 40 minutes […]

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Personal Trainer Kyle Knobloch busts the myth of: Cardio Workouts

 

The Myth: Steady state cardio is the best way to lose weight

 

The Reality: Cardio, as we know it, is defined as any activity that works large muscles for at least 20 minutes. Often times we adopt the notion that spending 40 minutes to an hour on a treadmill or an elliptical is the most efficient way to reach our weight loss goals. This approach is neither time efficient nor does it place the amount of added stress on our bodies required for us to progress.

 

Ultimately, high intensity interval weight training allows you to progressively overload using weights and very minimal rest. This increases your body’s excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or “after burn effect,” meaning you continue to burn fat after exercise has ceased. Weight training also increases muscle mass which, in turn, aids in fat loss by increasing your body’s metabolism. Circuit training and Tabata are excellent approaches for high intensity interval training.

 

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20/30 Wellness and Weight Loss Program https://www.razorsharpfit.com/20-30-wellness-weight-loss-program/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:40:17 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1589 The post 20/30 Wellness and Weight Loss Program appeared first on Razor Sharp Fitness Club Racine WI.

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You asked, We listened!

Many of you have been looking for direction on nutrition and weight loss. So we did our research and found a program we feel is a great fit for our members and the Racine community. We’re pleased to announce that we are now a part of 20/30 Fast Track, a nationally recognized program within the wellness community.
What does 20/30 mean? It means you will lose 20 pounds in 30 days.
What makes this program different from others? It addresses the 7 hormones that prevent you from losing weight; it provides support and accountability; and it is NOT a diet!

Results and Testimonials:

 
“The biggest benefit for me is having total body awareness and self care. Too often I’ve looked for the ‘end’ or ‘Goal Point’ to where I can stop and go back to indulging in food that does nothing for my overall well-being,” says Abby Totero, who after 18 days in the program was down 17.8 lbs and 6.5 inches in the waist. “I’ve realized how my goal is to live the rest of my life taking care of and being aware of the things that have a positive and negative affect on my body. “
At Day 14, Group Ride Instructor Nancy Witkofski was down 10.4 pounds, 8 inches in the waist, and 3.5 inches in the hips.
For more information on 20/30, click this link, or contact Jacob Thomas at jthomas@razorsharpfit.com or (262) 676-4290.

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Massage Therapy https://www.razorsharpfit.com/massage-therapy/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/massage-therapy/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:38:44 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1585 Relax and Sooth Muscles with a Massage! We all lead very busy lives, so it’s important to take care of ourselves. Massage Therapy can have profound effects on your physical, mental and emotional states. Razor Spa offers a variety of massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Sports, and Table Stretching. Benefits of Massage: Reduce […]

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Relax and Sooth Muscles with a Massage!

We all lead very busy lives, so it’s important to take care of ourselves. Massage Therapy can have profound effects on your physical, mental and emotional states. Razor Spa offers a variety of massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Sports, and Table Stretching.

Benefits of Massage:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve sports performance
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce tension headaches
  • And much more!

Massage Therapist, Amber Black

Amber Black (LMT) received her certificate in massage therapy from Anthem College in Texas. She has more than six years of experience in the field. She has a thorough understanding and experience in multiple modalities including deep tissue, sports massage with stretching, Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point, and pre- and post-natal massage. Amber believes that we need to give our bodies all the tools to heal itself through preventative care like massage, yoga, meditation, exercise and healthy eating.

Amber’s Availability:

Monday: 1—8 pm

Tuesday: 9—3 pm

Wednesday: 1—8 pm

Friday: 11 am—3 pm, 5 pm—8 pm

Saturday: 9 am—4 pm

For more information or to schedule a massage, call (262) 321-0200.

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Swim Lessons https://www.razorsharpfit.com/swim-lessons/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/swim-lessons/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:38:11 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1582 Swim Lessons are Back at the Razor Pools! Last month, Razor Sharp welcomed swim instructor, Sherre Chevalier, to the team! Sherre has recently moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She swam competitively for 14 years and was a multi year state qualifier and member of the 2013 New Mexico High School State Champion team. She […]

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Swim Lessons are Back at the Razor Pools!

Last month, Razor Sharp welcomed swim instructor, Sherre Chevalier, to the team! Sherre has recently moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She swam competitively for 14 years and was a multi year state qualifier and member of the 2013 New Mexico High School State Champion team. She also played water polo for many years and was one of only seven members of the New Mexico 1st All State team. Sherre is still active in the aquatics world. She was a lifeguard and pool manager for over 7 years. Sherre has over 8 years of swim lesson experience and enjoys teaching a variety of ages. She believes it is never a bad time for anyone to learn to swim!

At our facility, all ages are invited to learn how to swim. Youth swim lessons are available for those 13 years old and younger. Swim lessons are a great way for children to build confidence and learn how to safely have fun in the water! We also have adult swim lessons, which are available to those 14 and older at all swimming levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, competitive, and triathlon swimming. Swim lessons can be private or semi-private.

For more information or to book a swim lesson, contact Jacob Thomas at jthomas@razorsharpfit.com or (262) 321-0200.

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Tabata Group Training https://www.razorsharpfit.com/tabata/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/tabata/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:48:04 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1446 Tabata Razor Sharp will once again be offering Tabata! Tabata is a high-intensity interval training method originally created by Japanese researcher Izumi Tabata. It is simple to understand, easy to apply — and one of the most WICKED-effective cardio-/metabolic-conditioning programs invented. This program is scientifically designed to be the hardest and most fun workout you’ll. Ever. Do!   How Tabata Works: 20/10 – 20 […]

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Tabata

Razor Sharp will once again be offering Tabata! Tabata is a high-intensity interval training method originally created by Japanese researcher Izumi Tabata. It is simple to understand, easy to apply — and one of the most WICKED-effective cardio-/metabolic-conditioning programs invented. This program is scientifically designed to be the hardest and most fun workout you’ll. Ever. Do!

 

How Tabata Works:

  • 20/10 – 20 seconds of full-bore exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest
  • 8 x 8 + 2 — 8 rounds each of 8 exercises, with a dynamic warm-up and proper cool-down
  • 2-3 Tabata training sessions per week
  • 1 shredded, fat burning machine that is YOUR BODY

 

Is Tabata for You?

  • If you want extra motivation — Tabata is for you.
  • If you need a solution for workout boredom — Tabata is for you.
  • If you’re not seeing the results you hoped for — Tabata is for you.
  • If you like working out as part of a team — Tabata is for you.

Tabata’s popularity comes partly from the scientific evidence showing that it is a superior training method to traditional cardiovascular training. Beyond that, who wouldn’t prefer better results in just 4 minutes compared to 60 minutes of traditional cardio exercise?

That said, the high intensity of Tabata will make it “feel” a lot harder than traditional cardio exercises. That’s why you’ll be working with our experienced personal trainers every step of the way. They will guide you safely through these workouts and help you to:

  1. Increase athletic capacity — the Tabata training protocol improves both aerobic and anaerobic capacity in already fit individuals
  2. Lose weight or reduce fat — studies have shown that high-intensity training results in EPOC, Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. See that graph farther up the page? Yeah, that’s EPOC in action. In layman’s terms, this means that the metabolic effect of exercising at high intensity can continue long after the training session ends, resulting in more calories being burnt, even while you are resting!
  3. See results with less workout time — busy people without a lot of time to spend in the gym can apply Tabata to ensure that they maximize the efficiency of their workouts, getting better results than traditional methods in substantially less sweat time!

 

What does Tabata cost?

8 Sessions — $160.00

16 Sessions — $240.00

24 Sessions — $300.00

If you sign up at the completion of a demo you receive 5% off

 

When does Tabata start?

Tabata demo week 1 is February 5th – 11th

Tabata demo week 2 is February 12th – 18th

The first week of Tabata classes starts February 19th and runs through the week of April 9th

For more information contact Kate Thomas at kthomas@razorsharpfit.com

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Personal Trainer Tip: Lauren Gedemer https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip-lauren-gedemer/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip-lauren-gedemer/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:44:50 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1451 Personal Trainer Lauren Gedemer busts the myth of: Eating Before Bedtime   The Common belief: It’s bad to eat before you go to bed   The Reality: It doesn’t matter what time of day you eat. If your body needs the calories and energy, you can eat any time of day you’d like. The foods […]

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Personal Trainer Lauren Gedemer busts the myth of: Eating Before Bedtime

 

The Common belief: It’s bad to eat before you go to bed

 

The Reality: It doesn’t matter what time of day you eat. If your body needs the calories and energy, you can eat any time of day you’d like. The foods you eat don’t know what time it is, so eating them between 7am and 7pm is no different than eating them between 8pm and midnight. Some studies even show that eating a healthy snack before bedtime can help you sleep better and may be beneficial to weight loss.

The quality of the foods you consume is what’s most important. Try not eating too much sugar or too many simple carbohydrates before bedtime. These items inhibit Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which is generally produced early on in your sleep cycle. HGH is known for burning fat and building muscle among other things, therefore increasing the insulin produced by high blood sugar right before bed could be counterproductive to the healthy changes you’re trying to make at the gym and at home.  Try choosing something with complex carbohydrates like whole-wheat toast, or popcorn.  These items take longer to breakdown and can help control the blood sugar spikes or crashes you want to stay away from.

 

In short, if you keep an eye on the foods you’re consuming and continue with a regular exercise program, you can eat whenever your body needs it – even if it’s a snack right before bed!

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Member Spotlight: Shelly Mumm https://www.razorsharpfit.com/member-spotlight-shelly-mumm/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/member-spotlight-shelly-mumm/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:15:42 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1367 Member Spotlight: Shelly Mumm 2017 held two big “events” for me: My 50th birthday and my husband, Dan, and I became empty nesters.  Dan has always been very disciplined at exercising every night with equipment we have in our basement, but I, on the other hand, not so much. I knew I needed to move […]

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Member Spotlight: Shelly Mumm

2017 held two big “events” for me: My 50th birthday and my husband, Dan, and I became empty nesters.  Dan has always been very disciplined at exercising every night with equipment we have in our basement, but I, on the other hand, not so much. I knew I needed to move more (I sit all day for work and all of my hobbies are sedentary ones), get healthy, and lose some weight as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia all run in my family.  Also, with our boys both leaving for college we were looking for activities we could do together.  Joining Razor has helped me accomplish both of those goals.

After talking to one of our neighbors, we toured and joined Razor.  I was matched with Lauren Gedemer as my trainer for my Kickstart appointment. I immediately was impressed by the gym and by Lauren. She took a complete medical history and we talked about my personal goals. I find going to a gym and exercising in front of others to be a bit intimidating and feel very self-conscious, but everyone at Razor has been so friendly and seems to genuinely care about their members that I no longer have this problem. I felt I needed the extra instruction and signed on for some personal training appointments. Lauren is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and supportive. I love the time I spend with her!  I have become stronger and fitter than I have ever been or could have ever imagined I would become.  Dan is always very supportive of me and together we started going to Group Power 3 times a week, yoga once a week, and also began checking out equipment available, along with the pool. For the first time in my life, I have stuck to an exercise program and have come to enjoy my time in the gym.  I have been a member since April 2017 and have kept up the pace pretty consistently with the most recent addition of a Wednesday workout by joining the group exercise program called Lose it For the Holidays.

The benefits I have gotten from the exercise and gym membership have been incredible. I have a lot more energy and overall just feel so much healthier than I ever have. I have had such a difficult time in the past losing weight, but have now lost almost 30 pounds since April, along with lots of inches and body fat. I just had my lipid panel repeated last month and everything: cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides are “normal” for the first time in my life. I have made permanent lifestyle changes and am enjoying both the activities and the results. It is a very difficult change to make (adding regular exercise) and does help when you start seeing positive results.  I am not yet to my goal weight, but I feel like I will get there for the first time in my life due to the support of my family, friends, and my new friends at Razor!

“Shelly is in the best shape of her life and continues to amaze me at the progress she’s making,” says Lauren. “She is exactly the type of client that makes me love my job every day – she’s put in so much hard work and she is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle.”

I am a prime example of the old saying: “if I did it, anyone can do it.” I went from excuse ridden couch potato to fit and healthy!

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Personal Trainer Tip https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip/ https://www.razorsharpfit.com/personal-trainer-tip/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:23:57 +0000 https://www.razorsharpfit.com/?p=1227 Personal Trainer Adam Knueppel busts the myth of: Post-Workout Muscle Soreness The belief: If you aren’t sore the next day, then your workout wasn’t good enough. The reality: Soreness isn’t always a good indicator of a good workout. Soreness just means your body isn’t used to what you just put it through. But the more […]

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Personal Trainer Adam Knueppel busts the myth of: Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

The belief: If you aren’t sore the next day, then your workout wasn’t good enough.

The reality: Soreness isn’t always a good indicator of a good workout. Soreness just means your body isn’t used to what you just put it through. But the more you continue with that same workout the less sore you will become. Your body needs time to adapt to what you put it through. That’s why it’s a good thing to stick with a consistent workout program for 4-6 weeks, otherwise it will be difficult to know if progress is being made. And as soon as you switch to a different workout, yes you may be sore the next day or two but that’s just because your body doesn’t know what to do other than to adapt. That’s why tracking your workouts can be beneficial. By tracking you can see if progress is being made, because PROGRESS is best way to know if you had a good workout. For example, say for one workout you accomplish squats for 3 sets of 10 reps but then the next workout you get 3 sets of 12 reps. THAT’S PROGRESS– that’s what matters, not soreness. And say you do get sore, that doesn’t mean you stop working out until the soreness goes away. The best way to get rid of the soreness, besides proper nutrition, is to workout again.

December 2017

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