Category Archives: Fitness

The Most Simple Way to Relax

Life is busy. Work is busy, we are busy taking care of our kids, cooking dinner, doing laundry, etc. When is there ever time to relax? Through my personal experience, as well as working with clients, I have grasped the reality that relaxation is a learned behavior, and a practice. A lot of times when we go to sit down and relax from our stressful day, all of the things that we didn’t get done start running through our head, and then we start worrying about all of the things we have to do tomorrow as well, making our brain go in crazy circles!

What if I could give you a solution that took only 30 seconds? That solution is focusing on your breath. 10 deep inhales and 10 deep exhales.  Focusing on the breath is the most simple form of relaxation. When we focus on the breath, we are becoming more aware of our body, pausing for a moment, and becoming present. It’s just you. If a thought comes up? Don’t grab it, let it go. Be with yourself for this short period of time.

How does breathing relax us? Breathing stimulates the nervous system. The inhale stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) putting tension in the body, and the exhale stimulates the parasympathetic nervous (rest and digest) allowing all the muscles to ease.  And yes, your brain is a muscle.

It takes 30 seconds. Take 10 deep inhales, and 10 deep exhales. When? Before you walk into a stress-filled day at work, when you leave work, when you get home to decompress from your day, right before the kids get in the car after school, and maybe right before you go to bed. Anytime you feel stress or anxiety coming on, breathe. Ahhhh….


Warmest Regards,

Megan A Czuchra

Your Time Matters!

Through my experience as a personal trainer, I have seen a common trend with new clients. TimYoung Woman Looking at Watche. Nobody has any time. With busy jobs and children, its hard to find three hours to yourself. But just wait!!!

There are 168 hours in a week. There is time to work out!! All fitness professionals will ask you to commit is three hours per week. 3 hours per week!! We can all fit that into our schedule. Maybe we get up a little bit earlier or go to bed a little later than normal, but it is so important to take that time and dedicate those three hours to your health. Your kids will appreciate it, your significant other will appreciate it! But most importantly, YOU WILL APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK AND TIME YOU PUT IN!!!
Let us help! With our complimentary fitness coaching sessions, we can help you formulate a plan so you can reach your goals. We offer Semi Private Training multiple times per day to accommodate your busy schedule. Right now until the end of September, we are offering ONE MONTH FREE SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING.($199 VALUE) DO NOT miss out on this great opportunity.

Sessions expire 10/31/15, so to get all the complimentary value you can get, come see us by 9/30/15 to reap all of the benefits!!

Call us today to get started! (949) 661-1213