Week of September 1, 2013

Yes, there’s class on Labor Day at the usual time; 6:30pm in Fairfax. See you then!

Another Boot Camp in Lamoille County

We hear you Lamoille County residents . . . Yes, we’re trying to finalize an 8am Saturday class at the Cambridge Elementary. We’ll keep you posted!

Remember, boot camp classes are year-round!

See you tomorrow at the Cambridge Fun Run! Here’s their link: http://rotarycambridge.org/

Boot Camp Dinner Time

At least once a year, we like to meet up at a restaurant where we look presentable. Who’s up for dinner on Friday, Sept. 13, 6:30 at El Zorro’s in Jeffersonville? Click on this dinner reservation link so I can contact El Zorro’s: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13nPjn6CC17IzvXg4CXpL9Vs3GzllElDo_e9_s0dJS1M/viewform

Yes, significant others are welcome!

Last 50 Day Challenge

Ready to start taking better care of yourself? You don’t want to miss the last Challenge.

Yes, this is going to be the last Challenge offered with Megan and myself. Our wonderful Megan is practicing what she tells all her clients . . . to be the happiest and healthiest . . . and she’s doing it through lots of travel. She’s going to make Vermont a part-time home. She will still be available for one-on-one nutrition consultation by reaching her at: http://rootswisewellness.wordpress.com/

This last Challenge will fill up fast. It’s going to be held September 16 – November 4 (just before the Holidays). The nutritional seminars will be based out of the Cambridge/Jeffersonville area.

For those of you not familiar with this program, there is nothing like this in your area! No shakes, no meal replacements . . . REAL food. No fancy fitness routines . . . real movement.

The nutritional seminars will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 at a location TBA (college level, there’s a lot to learn about your body and the food we eat). There will be a kick-off meeting the evening of September 15 (6-8pm), location TBA.

Contact me as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Some of you already sent me a message. You don’t want to miss this last one.


Support the American Cancer Society at the Vermonster

(Merged with Boot Cancer)

Limited spots. In Montpelier area. Here’s the link: http://vermonsterchallenge.com/crossfit-competition/

Rec. Criteria

  • Deadlift multiple reps at 95 (men) or 65 (women)
  • Shoulder-to-Overhead reps at 55 (men) or 35 (women)
  • Swing a 16 kg (men) or 10 kg (women) Kettlebell

All rec. division workouts will be designed to accommodate scaling, but we will score only the athletes who do the workouts as prescribed.  Remember, all proceeds from Rec division (and Teen and Kids!) registrations are donated to the American Cancer Society through our partnership with BootCancer.

Teen Criteria

  • Deadlift multiple reps at 95 (men) or 65 (women)
  • Shoulder-to-Overhead reps at 55 (men) or 35 (women)
  • Swing a 16 kg (men) or 10 kg (women) Kettlebell

Kids Criteria

  • The ability to have fun!

Workouts to be announced 2 weeks prior to competition

Change or Die, a Book for Everyone.

Read on and see why.

What if you were given that choice? If you didn’t, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matters most?

This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. From patients suffering from heart disease to repeat offenders in the criminal justice system to companies trapped in the mold of unsuccessful business practices, many of us could prevent ominous outcomes by simply changing our mindset.

A powerful book with universal appeal, Change or Die deconstructs and debunks age-old myths about change and empowers us with three critical keys—relate, repeat, and reframe—to help us make important positive changes in our lives. Explaining breakthrough research and progressive ideas from a wide selection of leaders in medicine, science, and business (including Dr. Dean Ornish, Mimi Silbert of the Delancey Street Foundation, Bill Gates, Daniel Boulud, and many others), Deutschman demonstrates how anyone can achieve lasting, revolutionary changes that are positive, attainable, and absolutely vital.

To dive deeper, go to: http://www.fastcompany.com/75905/three-keys-change

Hungry for Hummus?

Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. You may notice that many hummus recipes call for garbanzo beans, not chickpeas. Don’t worry, garbanzo is the Spanish translation of chickpea. They are called cece beans in Italy.

Hummus is one of the oldest foods dating back to ancient Egypt. We know that chickpeas were used quite frequently over 7,000 years ago.  Source: about.com

Check out these links for different recipes:




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