Your do-anywhere summer workout is ready!

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Yooo-hoo, your SUMMER PROGRAM is ready! Get your copy here. This is a summer workout program you can do any time, any where; no equipment required. Choose from 15-minute to 60-minute workouts, depending on how many of the 4 circuits you choose to do.

Get Results

The secret to getting results is to keep challenging yourself a bit at a time. The MGPT Summer Bodyweight program gives you lots of opportunities to try harder variations over the course of the summer.

How often should you do this summer workout program?

Aim to work out a 3-5 times a week. Use this program alone or as a complement to your other summer activities. MG Personal Training studio will be open all summer, so mix it up by coming in for group classes or private training sessions!

2017 Summer Bodyweight Training Program

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The MGPT 2017 BODYWEIGHT TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM is a program you can do any time, any where, with no equipment required.

How to use the summer bodyweight training program

The program is divided into a warm-up and 4 circuits. Depending on how much time you have, you can choose a workout varying from 15-60 minutes. Do the warm-up plus 2 to 4 of any of the other sections. Vary which circuits you choose and the order in which you practice them.

Difficulty: or

Each circuit includes options for 1 or 2 chili peppers. Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, without compromising technique. Over the course of the summer work your way up to harder progressions.

Progressions

This program gives you lots of opportunities to try harder variations, to get faster, have fewer rests, and cover more distance, without compromising technique. The path to results is to keep challenging yourself a bit at a time.

How often should you work out?

Aim to work out a 3-5 times a week. Use this program alone or as a complement to your other summer activities. MG Personal Training studio will be open all summer, so mix it up by coming in for group classes or private training sessions!

Technique

Throughout all exercises try to brace your core and keep a tall posture. You’ll find additional notes in the last column. If you have any questions about the exercises or technique, contact me at 514-781-7899 or maxine@mgpersonaltraining.ca.

PRIZES

Post a picture or video of yourself practicing this program to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #mgptsummer. Share it by by July 15th 2017 and be entered into a draw to win a grand prize from LOLË!

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Teen Fitness - teen girls only!

Teen Fitness Challenge Info

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Lots of you are asking what to expect for the teen fitness challenge. Here’s some more info!

Classes will occur 3 times a week, for 3 weeks, from June 19th to July 7th, 2017 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:00 am.  MG Personal Training‘s private studio is located at 5582A Sherbrooke West.

Each class will be an hour. The first 15 minutes will cover topics related to confidence, body image, and nutrition. A 45-minute workout will follow. Classes are for ALL FITNESS LEVELS.

Girls will learn how to use their own bodyweight to get stronger, faster, have more control and mobility. They will gain more confidence in their own ability and what they can achieve with a little practice! At the end of the challenge each participant will receive a bodyweight program that they can practice any time, any where, all summer.

Teen Fitness PRIZES!

Bronze prize of  $10 at Starbucks if you have attended 3 classes.

Silver prize of $20 at Indigo if you have attended 6 classes.

Grand prize of $50 at Forever XXI if you have attended 9 classes.

What to wear? What to bring?

Wear workout clothes and sneakers. Also, the girls will be doing some indoor training barefoot.

Be sure to bring a water bottle. Some classes will be outdoors in Girouard Park, so prepare accordingly (hat, sunscreen, bug spray if desired). Consequently, all valuables and personal items will be locked inside the studio when we go outside. Bring a pen and notepad for putting down your thoughts or questions.

Be sure to arrive 5 minutes ahead of time… classes will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp! On your first day, please bring the completed form below.

More questions? Contact me to learn more.

Can’t wait to see you!

Is your life as good as it looks? “Fakebook” vs. Living Your Best Life

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My friend calls it Fakebook. She says people just post the “best of’s” and don’t paint a true picture of what’s really going on in their lives. So what? Don’t we all?

The problem isn’t in sharing the highlight reel… it’s in coveting other people’s highlights. If you’ve been making yourself sick over so-and-so’s tropical vacation with their perfectly-snot-free children, stop. Rest easy knowing their kids are just as crusty as yours.

It recently occurred to me that my life looks pretty good on Facebook, too. Cute kids, handsome husband, pretty red door, my own business doing what I love. Check!

However if a friend were to describe my life to me that way, my first instinct would be to undermine the illusion. “Yeah but you don’t know how it really is at our house. You wouldn’t believe how crusty it is behind that pretty red door.”

Then it dawned on me to turn this situation on it’s head. Rather than undermine my highlight reel by displaying all the edits tossed to the cutting room floor, why not embrace it? I might only make 10% of my photos visible above the surface, but that 10% is EVERY BIT AS REAL as the rest of my iceberg.

My resolution this year is to love and cherish my life, the way it appears to others on Facebook. I dare you to do the same.

KEEP OUT: TEEN GIRLS ONLY!!! Teen Fitness

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True story: When I was a teen I believed I was no good at sports, and it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I never practiced, never got better, was shy to participate, and I was the last one picked for dodgeball. It was only upon leaving high school that I finally felt the freedom to experiment with athletics, in an environment where nobody knew me or had preconceived ideas about my abilities (or lack thereof). This is why teen fitness for girls is so important to me.
Today I’m a personal trainer with my own private studio. I’m 42, have two young boys (ages 3 and 6), and in the best shape of my life. My passion is showing women and girls how get stronger, faster and more confident in their bodies.

Teen fitness for girls is so important

That’s why I’m offering a 2-WEEK FITNESS INTENSIVE for teen girls.

Teen Fitness…. For Girls

The schedule includes 3 class times per week for 3 weeks; girls can attend as many as they like.
  • June 19-July 7.
  • 60 min sessions
  • Mon-Wed-Fri, 8:00 a.m. (*Proposed schedule. Changes are possible in order to accommodate the majority of registrants).
Classes will be held at MG Personal Training on the border of NDG and Westmount. This private studio is opposite beautiful Girouard Park; training will be outside, weather permitting.

Sessions include:

  • workouts to help girls get faster and stronger
  • conversations about nutrition. what, how much and when to eat.
  • take-home summer fitness program. A do-anywhere, body weight only program; no equipment required.

Early registration special = register by June 14 for 10% off

Prepay:
3 classes = $72
6 classes = $125
9 classes = $170
(+taxes)

For registration or more info please contact me at 514-781-7899.

Be happy, be healthy,
Maxine Grossman

Training moms is important because moms give all day!

MOMS do it on PRINCIPLE – Why I’m Passionate About Training Moms

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WHY am I so passionate about training moms?

Because moms give. All day. You give to your work, your family, your kids. And you actually DO have fewer hours in the day (and get ‘er done anyway, and then some).  Because 6-8 am do not exist for you. Because 4-8 pm do not exist for you.

Because your kids can’t just order in, or grab a snack and wait for a late dinner. Nope, dinner has to be ready at a reasonable hour to get those kids to bed. And then they don’t go to bed. And all the stuff you saved up to do after they were down–you know, the stuff you might’ve been doing between 6-8 am and 4-8 pm–suddenly that stuff got pushed to 9:30 pm. And you sure as H-E-double-hockey sticks don’t feel like starting THEN. And that’s just weekdays. Don’t get me started on getting stuff done on weekends between birthday parties, soccer practice, and visits with the in-laws!

Carve That Time

I have a mom friend who says “I’m not good at carving out ME time.”  You gotta do it. You’re actually 2/3 of the way there! Time exists. You exist. It’s just the “carving” part you’ve got to do. 😉
You don’t need me to tell you that investing an hour in your fitness pays off in spades. You already know that in addition to the primary benefits of simply getting stronger you’ll enjoy the secondary benefits of feeling less stressed, sleeping better, feeling sexier, reducing risk of disease and injury, and on and on.
You know all this and STILL have a hard time carving out the “ME” time. So here’s why you should: ON PRINCIPLE!

Refill the Tank

After giving all day, all week, it’s time to put something back in the tank. And I don’t mean wine! I mean Strength. Oxygen. Discipline. Routine. Results. That’s the stuff that’ll replenish you. ‘Cuz at 6 am tomorrow it’s time to start giving again.

Because training moms is so important to us, MG personal Training has classes at hours to suit mom life. And you’ll learn how to make the most of that hour. I love and respect you too much to waste your time! So come on in mom – find a class that suits your schedule and give back – TO YOURSELF!

Are you a Smooth Operator? Work Slower to Become More Flexible, Stronger, And More Efficient

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May is Ninja month at MG Personal Training. We’re practicing being slow, silent, and SMOOTH. Working slow’n’smooth can help reveal rough patches in your movement. Be aware of what your body is telling you: is one side easier to control than the other? Stronger? More flexible? Working out these kinks can help you bust through training plateaus and accomplish new gravity-defying feats.

Less sexy but more practical: It can also help you prevent injuries. Resolving asymmetries and strength discrepancies helps (re)teach your body to move efficiently and safely.

More Flexible, Stronger, and In Control? Or Is it Just An Illusion?

On the other hand, exercising too quickly is like a magic trick. Sure, you might impress the dads in the park by whipping off a quick cartwheel, but can you really control it? You might fool others with your sleight of hand, but in the end you’re only fooling yourself. That’s criminal.

More Flexible, stronger, and more efficient - Ryan Hurst demonstrates slow and smooth

Bodyweight Circuit Routine – Video

Watch Ryan Hurst–Head Ninja at GMB Fitness–demonstrate some of the moves we’ll be practicing at MG Personal Training.