MONDAY MOTIVATION: Making Progress
One of the most satisfying things as a trainer is when a client starts to see progress towards their goals and gets a sudden boost of confidence and determination. It's almost like a light switches within them and many times it's all they need to push them to keep going. It's such an awesome feeling to watch this change within someone.
It can certainly be hard to get started on a fitness journey, but if you set small goals for yourself, it will surprise you at how much that can make a difference in your attitude and determination when you start achieving them.
MONDAY MOTIVATION: Stop Making Excuses
I don't have time. I am too tired. I don't have the energy. I have too much going on. I'm hungry. I'm stressed. I can't.
And the list goes on and on. Sure, we could come up with excuses all day long as to why we don't make changes, but fact of the matter is this ... if you keep making excuses, you'll never make progress. What it really comes down to is how badly you want something. You have to make changes to see results so how are you going to make changes?
MONDAY MOTIVATION: Get Back Up Again
In the words of Princess Poppy, and my son's favorite song in the world right now "If you knock knock me over, I WILL GET BACK UP AGAIN". For those of you that don't have kids, this is a song from the Trolls movie and I think it has some great meaning behind it, especially when you are looking for some motivation. Having now listened to the song about 1,257 times (but who's counting?) I have thouroughly analyzed the song lyrics and had them memorized months ago and came to the conclusion that Princess Poppy is a great role model and she is exactly right.
GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAINERS SEGMENT: Q&A Session with Anastasia Fayerman- Yoga Instructor
Each month we will providing you with information about one of the Cassa Health Trainers or Instructors. This month we are featuring Anastasia Fayerman, one of our amazing Yoga Instructors!
What is your full name?
What is the town you currently live in?
What is your hometown?
Who lives in your household?
My husband and two kids
ANYTHING is possible
If last night's win didn't get you give you motivation then I'm not sure what will! What an incredible game that was and an amazing show of "Where there's a will, there's a way". What impresses me most is their perseverance through the worst of times and boy did it pay off!
WAY TO GO PATRIOTS!!!
So, how does this apply to your life? Think about that goal that seems so far off and almost seems impossible. Then think about how good it would feel to acheive it.
GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAINERS SEGMENT: Q&A Session with Marybeth Ritkouski - Yoga Instructor
Each month we will providing you with information about one of the Cassa Health Trainers or Instructors. This month we are featuring, Marybeth Ritkouski who is an amazing Yoga Instructor!
What is your full name?Marybeth Ritkouski
What is the town you currently live in?Pepperell, Ma
What is your hometown?Shrewsbury, Ma
Who lives in your household?I bounce back and forth between my home in Massachusetts and my boyfriend's home in Canada.
GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAINERS Q&A with Melissa Matheson
Each month we will be featuring a Q&A session about one of our trainers so that you can get to know us better! This month features Cassa Health's Director of Development and Personal Trainer, Melissa Matheson.
What is your full name? Melissa K Matheson
What is the town you currently live in? Westford, MA
What is your hometown? Westford, MA
Who lives in your household? My husband Seth, children Hunter, 4 and Chloe 2 and our dog Remy.
GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAINERS Q&A
Each month we will be featuring a Q&A session about one of our trainers so that you can get to know us better! We will start the series with the owner of Cassa Health,Scott Cassa.
What is your full name? Scott J Cassa
What is the town you currently live in? Groton, MA
What is your hometown? Westford, MA
Who lives in your household? My wife, Holly and two children, Wyatt who is 5 and Sage, who is 1.
How many years have your been a personal trainer?
For some of you, in addition to fitness, general wellness
and strength, exercise is a means of weight loss. While exercise is hugely
beneficial to weight loss (and of course, general health), it is simply a piece
of the equation. If you have ever worked with me, chances are you have heard me
say these two things at least 7,000 times: “You can’t out-train a bad diet” and
“exercise and muscle building only accounts for about 25% of your end result;
work your ass off with me and then go home and fuel correctly- don’t undo what
you’ve worked so hard for by rewarding yourself with crap for dinner.
As a trainer, I get asked frequently about my own fitness
regime; how often I exercise, what I do for exercise, what I eat, and most
often, how I don’t get burned out or bored. I am the first to admit that I beat
the heck out of my body and I could likely benefit from slowing it down a
little bit, but just like everyone else, there are days when I have to drag
myself there and push through a workout.Here are some tips that I have picked
up along the way to keep me motivated and excited.