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Lifestyles of the Fit and Fantabulous

The Day in the Life of a Fitness Blogger, Trainer, Gym Owner, Dog Lover, Picture Taker, FitFluential Ambassador…(ME!)

steve and bonnieMost of the time, when you read a fitness article in a magazine, you have no idea who’s writing it. You don’t know what they look like, where they live or how they act. That’s what makes bloggers a little different. We tend to come with a little more personality, a little more fun, more “reality” and, frankly, more honesty. No one’s editing my blogs. No one tells me what to write, or what not to write. My blogs are raw, real, fun and very much alive. Although you may know what I look like, and know my personality a little, nothing beats video footage – hence the world’s love for reality TV.

So who the heck am I really? I mean, many of you have never even met me or my honey “for reals” – live and in person. 😉 Unless you’ve watched me on video, or you take Steve’s classes online, you probably don’t know that I have a southern accent or that I ride a motorcycle – and you haven’t had the ‘pleasure‘ of hearing Steve’s bad jokes (especially the “two talking muffins”) haha. You may not know my husband and I both play the trumpet (yes, we were band geeks) and that Steve’s main source of transportation in college was a unicycle (true story). Ok, maybe you don’t want to know that (that kind of information might not get us on the cool couple list! lol). Anywho, let’s have a little fun!

tutu on the head

As a blogger, sometimes it’s challenging to show your personality through words alone. Sometimes, readers just want to know the person doing the writing a little better. You may wonder what we really act like, how they think, how we talk, what we do – outside of the blogger world. Since the fitness business is so intimidating, many people may wonder if we’d make them feel comfortable if they joined our gym, or if we we take fitness too seriously (that’s a big fat no! Fitness is serious business, but it HAS to be FUN). And, maybe you wonder what the heck to gym owner people do anyway? Workout all day? haha! Nope! I can answer that one right now! 😉

bonnie pfiesterWell, here is a video that not only captures our training style and personality at the gym, but it gives you a little peak into our home and our marriage. I hope you can get to know us a little better (and I hope we don’t scare you off too bad with our dorky personalities! lol).

My goal is nothing more than for you to just get to know us a little better, and maybe have a giggle along with way!

Steve and Bonnie Pfiester own Max Fitness Club in Vero Beach Florida and are the founders of BCx Boot Camp certification and workout program offered across the globe. Steve is the creator of BCx Treadz, brand new innovative and exciting treadmill workout video series, just released this week.

As FitFluential Brand Ambassadors, Steve and Bonnie represent major fitness brands, creating fun and educational fitness content for a variety of brands including:

reebokReebok
GNC
Verizon
Designer Whey
Sears
Detour Bar
DualFit
Car National Rental
Polar
StrongerRX
Bodylastics
LiveExercise
LoseIt
Chobani
and many more…

 

CAUTION: Fitness Can Be Misleading

Fitness is a lot of things to a lot of people. However, people can be so focused on the small stuff, they lose focus of all the right stuff. Some people get led astray by specific aspects of fitness that tickle their fancy in the moment. Others get turned off by the obsessed fitness freaks who treat fitness more like it’s a cult than a healthy lifestyle, shaping their bodies into something that looks more like a cartoon character than a picture of health. Then there are the people who really have never experienced fitness, so the only impression of fitness maybe a self-absorbed coworker mocking them at the office every day.

Fitness: Keep Your Eye on the Big Picture

It’s more than a trend.
Fitness is cool and everyone knows it. People don’t look at fat, lazy people and want to grow up to be that guy. They want to be the guy or girl they see running the beach in the morning or hitting the weights religiously in the gym every day. They want to be the celebrity in the tabloid shot  leaving yoga or doing a quick workout while on vacation, like Matthew McConaughey from Magic Mike.

Fitness is cool, but we need to remember the impact it can make on people’s lives. People who live the fit lifestyle are leaders, whether we like it or not. People are watching us and we have the opportunity to use that cool-factor to encourage others to get healthy. We can ACT cool and turn people off, or we can BE cool and turn people on to fitness. Just think, you may be the only flesh-and-blood fit person someone comes in contact with. Are you going to attract them to fitness or make them run back to the couch and ice cream?

It’s more than a sport.
It’s not just one sport, fitness has a ton of sports and games. Bobybuilding, Figure competitions, Crossfit Games (#CROSSFITGNC), Marathons, Triathlons, Mud Runs, 5Ks, Power Lifting…you name it. Then there’s the competitive side outside of actual sporting events like the P90x Challenges, Biggest Loser contests at work, 90 day challenges, etc.

It can be easy to get so deep into the sport of it, you forgot why you started the whole fitness thing to begin with. Some people get so focused on the sport, they become judgmental toward others that don’t take their fitness to the competitive level they have chosen. Before you know it, someone can focus so much on their particular sport, they  begin to neglect their actual health and let other areas of a healthy lifestyle slide.

Yes, it’s a sport, but it’s not just about winning and losing. We need to make sure we don’t get so caught up on our performance that we forget our improvements – and where we are headed.

It’s fixes more things than you think.
Although most people depend on fitness to fix their waistline, no one should expect fitness to be a quick fix – or just fix one specific problem. It fixes a lot of problems – and if you realize that, you will feel even more successful in your fitness journey than you would ever feel if your only concentrating on finding your six-pack.

Sure fitness can whip your body into shape, but it improves (and can completely fix) many ailments and physical issues like heart disease, obesity, cardiovascular health, diabetes, asthma, poor flexibility, body pain due to weak or tight muscles, and many other issues that can make life pretty miserable. Not only that, it helps our mood and is scientifically proven to drastically improve, and sometimes completely eliminate, depression.

Remember, there are no quick fixes, but there are REAL fixes – and fitness shouldn’t be about just fixing only one of them.

Fitness is a lot of things to a lot of people – what does fitness mean to you?  – B –

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