Improve your health, fitness level and nutrition knowledge in Koru Personal Training’s January 2016 challenge group!

practice makes purpose challangeIf you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I don’t like New Year’s resolutions or diving in head-first to some new diet trend or fitness program and giving up all your vices cold turkey. Most of us are back to our old ways by February, and feel crappy that we failed our resolutions yet again.

I’m more a fan of setting goals or intentions for the year, and then setting smaller SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals to help get me there. If one of your goals is to improve your health, fitness level, mindfulness practice and nutrition knowledge this year, I’m hosting a month-long online health challenge over on Koru Personal Training’s Facebook page for the super reasonable price of $20!

From January 1-31, clients will participate in weekly fitness, nutrition and mindfulness challenges under my guidance to help start 2016 off on the right foot. An exercise program tailored to all levels with video instruction will be provided, as well as basic nutrition guidelines and meal plans, support, accountability and encouragement. Participants in the challenge group are also encouraged to share their progress and help motivate others — the more you engage and participate in each challenge and with each other, the more entries you will get to enter to win some fabulous prizes. The group will also be private, so I encourage all participants to share as much as they feel comfortable sharing with others in the group.

Last year, seven amazing people joined my first Facebook challenge group and participated in weekly fitness, nutrition and mindfulness challenges all month long. I had great feedback from that first group — several people continued on with training, including one amazing client who just completed her first 5K race a few months ago! This year’s challenge group will be structured around the concept of forming small, healthy habits to help you get a handle on what I call the “Self-Care Trifecta” — how you balance the practices of exercise, nutrition and mental health to make it work for you.

If this is something you want to be a part of in January, head on over to Koru Personal Training’s Facebook page, “Like” the page and go here to fill out the registration form. Payment and prize details will come later. I need at least five people to register to run the January 2016 challenge group, so tell your friends!

What are your biggest health, fitness or wellness challenges/habits you would like to tackle in 2016?