Today the new American obesity rates were released by The State of Obesity Organization – and it’s not pretty.
There are currently three states who have an adult obesity rate exceeding 35-percent. 22 states have exceeded the 30-percent mark. Every single state in America is above 20-percent. Things are continuing to get worse – and by “things,” I mean the health of our country.
Indiana, specifically, is at extreme risk. Our state has the 7th highest obesity rate in the country – 32.7%
In 1990, Indiana’s obesity rate was 13.3 percent. We’ve nearly tripled that number.
Look at our state by the numbers below:
It’s not just adults, our children are trending in the wrong direction as well. Indiana ranked 15th when it comes to childhood obesity – 14.3%
WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE!
It’s no secret that obesity can lead to some life-threatening health issues. Help us reverse this trend in Indiana, and our country. We have a personal challenge for all of you – and there’s a reward to go along with this!
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Date: Monday. August 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: AMC Castleton Square 14 (6020 E 82nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46250)
Note from author: This is a little bit more personal than most of my other articles. Stick with me on this one, it’ll make sense in the end.
You’ve probably heard that when it comes to weight loss, health and wellness, nutrition is the most vital component of the process. I agree wholeheartedly. You can’t out-train a poor diet. That’s a 100% fact.
Nutrition has always been the most intriguing piece of this fitness puzzle to me. Ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease back in 2012, my entire lifestyle has changed – for the better. I place an extremely high priority on my nutrition, and my knowledge on the subject.
Of course, the exercise and anatomy portions of the fitness world are very important to me as well, but something about nutrition just really gets me going. Clients at the gym have noticed this about me and I’ve kind of become the go-to guy for nutrition questions. I love that. Keep it coming.
I got into this profession to help people and I enjoy doing that every single day. I do want to come clean about something and extend a challenge to everyone reading this!
Before I get to that, let me give you some background…
Had such a great night lecturing at @CommunityHealthNet's Healthplex Sports Club, discussing #CeliacDisease & the #GlutenFree lifestyle. As many of you know, this is something that is extremely important to me. It was awesome to share my knowledge and passion on nutrition and personal Celiac experiences! Hoping to speak publicly again soon. It was a blast, thanks again for having me! #health #nutrition #fitness
I recently lead a lecture and discussion about Celiac Disease at the Community Healthplex Sports Club, which is part of the Community Health Network. It was an unbelievable experience. I was able to spread great information to a receptive audience and it went better than I could have ever expected. It did open my eyes to some things I was not aware of.
I realized that sometimes my nutritional beliefs, when compared to the common view of nutrition, can be:
But I also know that my nutritional beliefs produce:
- Healthier Lives
- Happier Lives
I’ve lived it and seen my clients live it. When I discuss my nutritional lifestyle, a lot of people’s initial reaction makes it seem like they think I eat a perfect diet – and at times I think this can be discouraging for clients, rather than the uplifting effect I was aiming for. I never want to give that impression, and sorry if I have given that impression to you!
This is what I want to come clean about. I have slip-ups just like everyone else. Let me tell you something, no one eats a perfect diet. I can guarantee that. Like I said, I have slip-ups, overeat occasionally, give in to temptations, etc. It’s natural for us to do so, we just have to minimize it.
Sounds easier than it is, right? Because life happens. My wife, Catherine, is 23 weeks pregnant and her cravings are my top priority. If you’ve never experienced pregnant woman cravings, it’s exactly what you think it is.
She craves something unusual, unhealthy and/or delicious. You go and get it for her immediately.
I have pretty strong willpower, but as you know from my previous article, environment trumps willpower. Sometimes her cravings become my snack. Or my dinner. Or my dessert. Or all of the above.
As I said before, you can’t out-train a bad diet. As my dietary slip-ups are increasing, I would love to increase my training intensity to at least try to level it out – but I can’t. A herniated L4-L5 disc will do that to you.
I’ve been battling this for 4-5 months now and I’m finally receiving injection treatments for it after trying several other methods. With that, comes a lowered level of intensity of my workouts. Sorry about all the personal info, but it all has a point! Just wait… it’s coming!
Nutrition is going to be exponentially more important to me over the next 12 weeks during my recovery process. Not exercising as hard will leave less room for dietary errors and I’m ready for the challenge!
I’ve decided that during the month of June I’m going to do the Whole 30 challenge. Whole30 is not one of those fad diets that may or may not work. It has only one rule: Eat real food. It’s like hitting the ‘reset’ button on your nutrition, or it could be an intro into a healthy lifestyle for those who may not be happy with their diet.
For 30 days, you avoid added sugars (even natural ones like Stevia), alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, MSG and pseudo-treats. During the 30 days you step away from the scale and any other body measurements and just let whole, natural food have its effect. You will feel great and this will undoubtedly get you closer to your goals.
This is going to be tough. I already avoid grains, alcohol, dairy, most legumes and the food additives, but as I mentioned before, I have slip-ups more often than I’d like to. The added sugars can be tough to avoid, even if they’re natural. I can buckle down and do this for 30 days. If not, then that’s just weak!
I’m going to document the entire month on this blog. You’ll see what I eat, how I’m feeling and stay updated on my progress.
Then… YOU CAN JOIN ME!
After I complete this during the month of June, I’ll repeat it in July and invite friends, family, clients, etc. to join the fun so we can all feel great together! So stay tuned and do some research on Whole 30! It’s going to be an awesome month for me in June and I hope you all join me in July!
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This is a 100% FREE challenge. Just fill out the contact form below and we will get in touch with tons of useful tools/info to help you out when the challenge starts on July 1. Myself, and other 1 & Only Fitness staff members, will be there right by your side every step of the way! We are participating too and can’t wait to share the results.
We are so proud to be a part of such a great community here in Fishers, IN! Our clients, members, staff, neighbors and other local businesses mean the world to us and we are very excited to be able to give back on Shop Saturday!
On Shop Saturday (May 16, 2015) we will be offering 15% OFF all personal training or group training packages of 12+ sessions.
To cash in on this deal, stop by the gym or give us a call! We’ll get you taken care of.
Welcome home, college students! We hope you had a great year at school. If you’re looking to join a next-level, one-of-a-kind gym while you’re home for the Summer then you’ve come to the right place!
We have designed a special offer to college students only:
- $30/month Membership
- $1 per day
- Over 30% off original price!
- NO Initiation Fee
- NO Contracts
- 15% off all Personal/Group Training Sessions
Let’s compare some of your other options:
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We’re already seeing new members from colleges all across the country! Come represent your school and get fit for the Summer! Drop by the gym, bring your student ID and you’ll be ready to go!
If you’ve been on the fence about transforming your fitness, this is the push you need. We’re offering an exclusive Living Social deal right now that will help you save 75% on some of our premier services!
Visit the link below to view our deal:
2 Months of Membership + 2 InBody Assessments + 1 Group Training Session + 1 Personal Training Session + 1 Initial Consultation
ALL of this for only $47!
Valentine’s Day 2015 is rapidly approaching! Have you thought about what you are getting your loved one this year? Why not give the gift of health with a 1 & Only Gift Card? Or you could even purchase you and your significant other a couples training package! A couple that trains together stays together!
SAVE 20% OFF ON BOTH OPTIONS UNTIL MARCH 1ST!
Stop by the gym, give us a call or shoot us an email to get started.
The holidays have passed, but we’re still in the mood to give some gifts! We have 3 gift packages just for you, check them out below.
1) Write us a review on Google, Yelp or Facebook and you’ll receive a FREE 30 minute personal training session.
2) Write us a review on 2 of the 3 (Google, Yelp or Facebook) and you’ll receive a FREE 1 hour personal training session.
3) Write us a review on all (Google, Yelp AND Facebook) and you’ll receive a FREE 1 hour person training session AND a 4-week customize fitness program.
Let us know once you’ve written your reviews! We’ll validate the review and reward you with the training session! You can let us know when you visit the gym, tweet us, Facebook message us or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happy New Year! We’d love for you to join us for our Super Saturday open house on January 10th from 9 AM to Noon! This event is FREE and open to public. We encourage you to bring friends, co-workers, neighbors and anyone who is ready to make 2015 their year to maximize their fitness!
We are offering free personal training sessions, fitness classes (Zumba, Barre, PiYo, Turbo Kick, Boot Camp, etc.), InBody 570 Assessments, Nutritional Counseling, Child Care and more from 9 until Noon! This is the perfect chance for you to come check out our amazing facility and meet our staff. We’d love to meet you and help you reach all of your fitness goals in 2015.
These services are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis so to guarantee your spot on the schedule you can call us and make an appointment (317-288-0868). Appointments ARE NOT required. Please feel free to pop in anytime, even after the event is over. We’re open until 5 PM! Hope to see you on Super Saturday!
9:00 AM – Barre
9:30 AM – Zumba
10:00 AM – Barre Cardio (in the studio) & TRX (main gym floor)
10:30 AM – Turbo Kick
11:00 AM – PiYo
11:30 AM – Boot Camp