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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!


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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

3 classes = $72
6 classes = $125
9 classes = $170

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

Be happy, be healthy,
Maxine Grossman

ABCs of Post-Natal Exercise

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Maxine Grossman, of Maxine Grossman Personal Training in NDG, loves working with new moms! On Tuesday, April 25,  she is hosting a workshop at Melons & Clementines: “A-B-Cs of Post-Natal Exercise”. Details are here.

For the last 25 years, Max has been passionate about fitness! She shares that love with others with her very personalized training. She exercised through her two pregnancies, and recoveries, and understands well the challenges. She wants to make sure that new moms train in an informed, safe and supportive environment!

Max shares with us what her workshop is all about, plus offers some advice to new moms about exercising post-baby….

Who should not miss your workshop on post-natal fitness?

“Are my abs gone for good?”.
“Will I ever be able to jump again… without leaking pee?”
“Am I doing these Kegels right… and do I even need to?”

If you’ve been asking yourself questions like these, this workshop is definitely for you. Whether you’ve had your baby 6 days or 6 years ago pregnancy and delivery can take a lasting toll on the body if not properly addressed.

What are some common myths about post-natal exercise?

Myth #1: I’ll start as soon as I have some routine and a few hours to myself.

Ha! Sorry, those days are gone, mama. The good news is just a few minutes a day can make a huge difference, but when that’s all you have to spare you’ll want to spend your time wisely. What’s the most effective thing to be doing???

Myth #2: As soon as I feel strong enough I’ll get back to my “regular” routine.

Yikes. Pregnancy and delivery (vaginal or C-Section) are pretty traumatic on the body. Bits get moved about that need to get worked back into place. Rushing into the exercises you were doing before pregnancy can actually make things worse. We’ll cover how to rebuild that foundation before layering on your previous exercises.

Myth #3. I’ll never get my “pre-baby” body back.

As my three-year-old would say, “Not true, Mama. Verrrry verrrry not true.”
You CAN get your old body back, and maybe even be faster, fitter, stronger than ever. But this takes a long time, a lot of work, and a lot of stars aligning.

Is being stronger than ever a priority for you? If yes, great! We’ll work towards it.
If not, then that’s great too. Prioritize what feels right now.

What is one piece of advice that you can give to a new mom who is eager to start exercising again?

Be kind and patient with yourself. You might be juggling interrupted sleep, breastfeeding, toddlers at home, routine change, no chance to prepare meals (let alone eat). You can practice rebuilding your core and getting stronger, but be forgiving about the demands and expectations you place on your body at this stage.

What will you be covering in Tuesday’s workshop?

The A-B-Cs of Post-Natal Exercise refers to Ab separation, Bladder control and C-sections. I’ll show you how to check for diastasis recti. We’ll talk about pelvic floor, bladder control, and Kegels. I’ll explain the “core” and what strengthening core really means. I’ll show you the most effective way to use your time, and what moves to avoid.

All attendees will receive a pass for a free trial at MG Personal Training.

If a mom is interested in more information, but cannot attend, can you still help her?

Kidding! MG Personal Training offers several classes a week that are appropriate for new moms; babies are always welcome. Call me to ask about a free trial. If you feel have questions or specific issues you’d like to address, we can set up private sessions.

(Interview courtesy Okidgo: http://www.okidgo.com/abcs-of-post-natal-exercise/)

Give class or private credits for Christmas to help make New Year's fitness resolutions easy.

Tell Santa Soon! Christmas Gifts for New Year’s Fitness

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Judging by the mall displays it seems Santa gets busy earlier every year. It’s harder than ever to get his attention! Get on his radar ASAP… Let him know what you really want for Christmas: group class credits or private sessions. (Santa can contact me directly to arrange delivery). New Year’s fitness resolutions are easy when you’ve got credits in the bank.

Need a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa idea? Gifts start at $25.

Workout buddy

Bring a workout buddy! 

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Your first group class is free at MG Personal Training. Invite (or drag) a friend along to come try it out. Whether you already have a class package or are both trying it out for the first time, if your referred workout buddy signs up you receive a bonus class, free.

Reserve for your Workout Buddy

Contact me to book a guest spot today.

MGPT Private Training Gift Certificate

Last month to take advantage of current rates for Private Training.

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Whether it’s for yourself or for someone you love, August is your last opportunity to secure your next package of private training sessions at the current rates.

Private Training Rates for August

10-pack = $650
20-pack = $1200

Private Training Rates As of September 5th 2016

10-pack = $700
20-pack = $1300

There will be no change to group class rates, however I’ve had requests for an unlimited class package. If this is of interest to you, please let me know here!

Healthier habits for the whole family

Focus on the Journey – Healthier Habits Go a Long Way

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We often say things like “I want to look like this, weigh that…”
A change in physique is a potential outcome of exercise, and even then, it’s one that only happens many steps down the line. It’s like wanting to smell the broth before making the soup. You gotta peel the carrots and chop some onions first! Therefore, if changing your physique is the destination, focus on the journey, and on healthier habits.

A number on the scale is the outcome of many different variables, including diet and exercise… and also genetics and stress levels and hormones and lifestyle. You can’t necessarily control many of these factors, but you CAN control your behaviours and habits.

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