The 28-Day Drop-a-Size Challenge

We are considering running a 28-day Drop-a-Size Challenge as summer comes to an end and we get back into our regular routines. The tentative plan is to start in early September.

Here are a few things we’re thinking about:

  • 28-day Challenge geared towards helping you drop a clothes size
  • We help you with the diet, accountability, and workout plan to make it happen
  • Program is specifically designed with men and women over 40 in mind
  • Gain strength, energy, and confidence in just 28 days
  • Build healthy habits for the future

Would you be keen if we did it?

If you would be interested, please reply to this message with the word “CHALLENGE” and I will add you to the list of people who are interested.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you.

-Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Personal Training
ForestVanceTraining.com
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7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Are you tired of eating the same unhealthy breakfast every day? If so, you’re in luck. There are plenty of healthy breakfast options out there that are both delicious and nutritious.

Here are 7 healthy breakfast ideas to help you start your day off right:

1. Oatmeal with protein powder mixed in, fruits and nuts
2. Whole grain toast with avocado and egg white(s)
3. Egg white omelet with veggies and whole grain toast
4. Greek yogurt with berries and nuts
5. Protein shake with fruit and nut butter
6. Quinoa bowl with egg(s) and veggies
7. Overnight oats with protein powder mixed in

Although eating a healthy breakfast is important, it can be difficult to come up with ideas that are both healthy and delicious. The seven breakfast ideas in this article are a great start, but if you’re looking for more help, stay tuned! Registration for our Fall Fitness Challenge is opening soon, and we’ll be coaching you every step of the way to improve your diet and get the best possible fat loss results in the shortest amount of time!

– Forest and the FVT Team at ForestVanceTraining.com

the “Healthiest” Fast Food Choices: You’re Still Eating Garbage

We all know that fast food is bad for us. But sometimes, we just don’t have the time to cook a healthy meal. When that happens, we turn to fast food. But what are the “healthiest” fast food choices?

Unfortunately, even the “healthiest” fast food choices are still bad for you. They’re high in calories, fat, and sodium. And they’re usually processed and full of chemicals. So, next time you’re in a hurry, think twice before you order that “healthy” fast food meal.

If you absolutely must eat fast food, here are some of the “healthiest” choices you can make:

  • Burger with no cheese or mayo
  • Plain grilled chicken sandwich
  • Garden salad with grilled chicken
  • Fruit cup

If you’re looking for truly healthy options though, you’re better off cooking at home or packing a lunch from home. There are plenty of healthy recipes out there that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of time or effort. And, if you’re not into cooking, there are plenty of healthy prepared meals that you can find at your local grocery store.

It’s official: if you’re eating “healthy” fast food, you’re still eating garbage. While some fast food chains are better than others, none of them are good for your health. If you want more help with your nutrition, stay tuned for the Fall FVT “12 in 12” Challenge where we help you lose up to 12 percent of your bodyweight in 12 weeks – registration opens soon!!

-Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Personal Training
ForestVanceTraining.com

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Come To The FVT Bring A Buddy Fitness Boot Camp This Wednesday

The FVT Bring A Buddy Fitness Boot Camp is this Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm, and it’s going to be a great workout!

Here are the top 10 reasons you should come:

1. You’ll get a great workout
2. You’ll meet new people
3. You’ll learn new exercises
4. You’ll have fun
5. You’ll get fit
6. You’ll improve your fitness
7. You’ll feel better
8. You’ll look better
9. You’ll have more energy
10. You’ll have the chance to support a great cause (Train-a-Trainer proceeds to to the Sacramento SPCA)

Check out the details and reserve your spot at the link below:

-> Bring-a-Buddy / Train-a-Trainer Event @ FVT – Sign Up Now

Look forward to seeing you there!

-Forest and the FVT Team

Bring-a-Buddy / Train-a-Trainer Event @ FVT – Sign Up Now (video invite)

Are you coming to our Bring-a-Buddy / Train-a-Trainer event next Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm?

Check out the details and reserve your spot at the link below:

-> Bring-a-Buddy / Train-a-Trainer Event @ FVT – Sign Up Now

Look forward to seeing you there!

-Forest and the FVT Team

The “Means to End” Kettlebell Workout for Rock-Hard Abs

Happy Monday!

How’s your summer going so far?

I’m feeling like I need to put in some extra work on my abs after all the fun this past weekend. 

If you’re feeling the same way, check out this “Means to End” Kettlebell Workout for Rock-Hard Abs:

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The “Means to End” Kettlebell Workout for Rock-Hard Abs

Complete the prescribed number of reps of the first exercise. Resting as little as possible, move on to the second exercise and complete the prescribed number of reps. Repeat for all exercises in the sequence. Rest 60 seconds at the end of the sequence, then repeat two more times for a total of three rounds:

– 1-arm KB swing – 10 (left side)
– knee-to-elbow mountain climbers – 10 (per side)
– 1-arm KB swing – 10 (right side)
– plank with alternating opposite shoulder touch – 10 (per side)
– 1-arm KB swing – 10 (left side)
– side plank – :30 (right side)
– 1-arm KB swing – 10 (right side)
– side plank – :30 (left side)

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Doing this workout at home is sweet… but working with a coach and having them lead and motivate and coach you through it at the FVT Personal Training studio is even better! 

We have a free boot camp event coming up on Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm that is a great way to give our program a try. 

Details and sign up now at the link below:

-> Free Bring-a-Buddy Boot Camp @ FVT – Details and Sign Up

– Forest and the FVT Team
ForestVanceTraining.com

4 Reasons You Should Hire A Personal Trainer (And 1 Reason You Might Not Want To)

Personal trainers can be a great investment, but they’re not right for everyone. In today’s article, we’ll explore five reasons you might want to hire a personal trainer, as well as one reason you might not want to.

1 – They hold you accountable

If you’re someone who struggles to stay on track with their workout routine, a personal trainer can be a great asset. They can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals, and they’ll be there to help you stay on track when you’re feeling like you might fall off the wagon.

2 – They can tailor a workout to your specific goals

No two people are exactly alike, so it only makes sense that not every workout routine will work for everyone. A personal trainer can help you create a routine that’s custom-tailored to your individual needs and goals, which means you’re much more likely to see results.

3 – They provide expert guidance

One of the biggest benefits of working with a trainer is that they can provide you with expert guidance and direction. They can help you set realistic goals and develop a plan to reach those goals.

4 – You’ll see results faster

Many people think that they can save money by working out on their own, but the truth is that you’ll probably see results faster if you have a trainer to help you out. A trainer can also help you avoid injuries and keep you motivated to reach your goals.

The possible downside: the cost

Personal trainers can be expensive, and if you’re on a budget, you may not be able to afford one. But if you’re serious about getting in shape, a personal trainer can be a great investment. They can teach you proper form and help you stay motivated to reach your fitness goals.

So if you’re considering hiring a personal trainer, be sure to factor in the cost. But don’t let the cost deter you from hiring a trainer if you’re serious about getting in shape.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to hire a personal trainer, this article is for you. We explored four reasons why you might want to hire a personal trainer, and one reason you might not. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. But if you’re looking for a great, low-commitment way to try a workout with us, we invite you to our bring-a-buddy workout at our personal training studio on Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm! Details and reserve your spot at the link below:

-> Bring-a-Buddy Workout at FVT Personal Training Studio – Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm

– Forest and the FVT Team at ForestVanceTraining.com

4th of July Workout: The 246 Kettlebell Challenge

The 4th of July is a day for celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than to get in a good workout?

We’ll be kicking off the Holiday with a workout at FVT Personal Training, but if you can’t make it, here’s a workout to try at home.

This kettlebell workout is named for July 4th, 2022, the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America:

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The 246 Challenge: A Kettlebell Workout For Fourth of July

PART 1 – Do three rounds of the circuit below for time:

– 5 one arm KB press per side (8k/12k women – 16k/20k men)
– 8 KB suitcase lunge per side (8k/12k women – 16k/20k men)
– 12 one arm KB row per side (8k/12k women – 16k/20k men)
– 10 burpees

PART 2 – After resting for a minute or two, finish the workout with 66 two-hand KB swings (12k/16k women – 24k/28k men) in as few sets as possible.

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Thanks for trying the 246 Kettlebell Challenge! If you want to join us next time, we still still have a few spots left in our 10-day Summer Shred program – it’s a great way to both get a jump start on your fitness goals and give our program a try. Reply to this message with the words SUMMER SHRED, and we’ll send you all the details.

– Forest and the FVT Team
ForestVanceTraining.com