The Early Bird…Gets Fit

There are a number of reasons you should exercise first thing in the morning. Active.com discusses a few of them in this article http://www.active.com/fitness/Articles/Morning_exercise_jump-starts_your_day.htm.

To highlight some of the top reasons:

  • Consistency: there are less excuses for why you can’t workout in the morning. The main culprit, pressing the snooze button one too many times!
  • Jump-start your day: exercising in the morning is a great way to kick-start your energy for the day and improve your overall mood
  • Zen Time: nothing beats watching the sun rise as you do sit-ups with your bootcamp, running down a quiet trail or cycling up an empty street. It’s hard to get the same “zen” effect when you feel cars buzzing by you and horns honking.

Ready to find an early morning workout group? Using the MyFitList Advanced Search Tool, you can select “5am-8am” as one of your search criteria and it will pull up all the workouts taking place before the sun rises!

Here are just a few of the MyFitList fitness businesses with workouts before 8am:

BOOTCAMPS
ATX Bootcamp Living
CrossFit Austin
J Nettles Fitness
Organic Fitness and Training
Relentless Bootcamp
Rockbody
The Fit Pit Boxing & Fitness Academy

CYCLING
Jewish Community Center
Pedal Hard

KICKBOXING
Impact MMA Fitness

PERSONAL TRAINING
Be Strong Boot Camp
Your Weight Loss Trainer

RUNNING
Gilbert’s Gazelles
Rogue Running
Run-Tex

TRIATHLON
Austin T3 – Team Triathlon Training
PAC – Pure Austin Coaching
T3Multisports
West Austin Athletic Club

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New Businesses Join MyFitList

MyFitList brings together information about hundreds of fitness businesses across Austin, making it easy for people to find their perfect fitness match!

We wanted to welcome and highlight the latest businesses to join the MyFitList Community. Be sure to check out them out, as you might find exactly what you’ve been looking for!

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Fire Athlete Bootcamp: Experience life as a firefighter through a revolutionary firefighter training program based on functional and practical physical movements. Read More>>

Fit University: Personal training in studio or in your home. Read More>>

Move Your Axis: A dance-fitness program inspired through international rhythm and movement. Learn to dance and get your heart rate up while laughing out loud! Read More>>

The Power to Perform: All coaches at The Power to Perform have an extensive background in conducting specialized programs that fit the busy lifestyle of their clients.. Read More>>

Join our community today to stay up-to-date with new fitness groups, cool events, and the latest health & fitness information!

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Essential Fitness Accessory: Road ID

Road ID SlimWhether you’re a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or somewhere in between, Road ID is an essential piece of equipment you cannot be without! Road ID is a simple way to bring your identification info with you at all times by wearing it on your wrist, ankle or shoe. This is especially important if you are ever in an accident or emergency situation while running, riding your bike, swimming, hiking, etc.

The idea for Road ID was born during marathon training when the founder was nearly hit by a truck on one of his long runs. Luckily, the Road ID Slimtruck missed him, but he had flashbacks to all the times his dad told him to be safe and bring his ID with him…just in case. If you are in an accident and you don’t have ID on you, the hospital can’t alert your family or access your medical records – which is especially important if you have any medical conditions they need to know about.

The MyFitList team is never without their Road IDs during outdoor activities! We opted for the Road ID Slim – a flexible silicone band (similar to a “LIVESTRONG” band) with a slim engraved tag. The tag contains your emergency contact and medical info so first-responders like EMS/Police have all the details they need about you in case you’re unconscious or unresponsive.

The band is comfortable, waterproof, and discreet enough to leave it on all the time. There are a variety of band colors and types including an adjustable velcro band, a larger rubber band, tags for shoes and dog-tags.

Prices range from $16-$30 for a custom Road ID, making it a useful and affordable accessory you really can’t be without. It will give you and your family a little peace of mind next time you venture out on that long run or ride. Order your Road ID here.

Do any MyFitList friends out there already own a Road ID? Have you ever had an experience when you were thankful you did? We’d love to hear about it!

Be safe out there and be prepared!

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MyFitList brings together the latest information on hundreds of local fitness businesses in Austin. We’re your resource for inspiration and information for getting and staying fit. Search hundreds of Austin fitness groups and services like running, triathlon, bootcamps, yoga studios, gyms and more all in one place! Check us out at www.myfitlist.com

Fit Business of the Week: Relentless Bootcamp

The MyFitList Fit Business of the Week is Relentless Bootcamp!

Megan Parsons leads a team of amazing coaches in a program that encourages clients to “be relentless” and reach for their highest potential. The classes include a variety of dynamic exercises that result in a lean, toned body. If you want to get out of the gym and try something unique, this is the group for you!

How long have you been in business: August 2005. Jeremy Thiel, owner and CoFounder of CrossFit Central, moved to Austin in 2005 with a dream to build a fit community and become a staple in Austin’s fitness community. He shared this vision with his sister, Carey Kepler, Co Founder of CrossFit Central. Together, the brother/sister team began with only 12 clients and one boot camp location. This quickly grew to 4 boot camp locations. We now have 23 class times around the city!

Where are you located: All over the city of Austin. Parks and schools. All of our class times and locations are listed on the MyFitList site.

What are your specific services: Body assessments; Coach to hold you accountable; Free workouts & recipes; Complementary Nutrition & Goal setting meetings; Boot Camp Challenges/Events; Complementary CFE Endurance workout at the track

What is your style/philosophy: Be Relentless. We meet our clients exactly where they are and help them push their limits. We are functional fitness outside the box.

What is the typical profile of your clients: Mid 20s-Late 50s

What are the benefits:
- Core strength and a tighter back side
- Discount on Kettlebells
- Nutrition education
- Function that will apply to any sport as well as every day life
- Accountability of goals for maximum results
- Increase in strength and cardiovascular endurance
- Increase in coordination and agility
- Have a blast working out with like-minded, motivated people

What should clients expect at their first session. How should they prepare? Each client will experience a full-body workout utilizing Dynamax Med balls, kettlebells, and body weight movements. All classes are an hour long and consist of 7-10 minute intervals. Everyone brings a mat, towel, and water bottle to class. The new person is provided a kettlebell for the 1st class but then asked to purchase their own kettlebell based on the weight they prefer.

Do you offer a trial or initial consultation? What’s the best way for new clients to get started? Yes. The very 1st class is free. All we ask is for you to email info@relentlessbootcamp.com to let us know which class time/location you want to try so we can make the coach aware ahead of time. We also offer a monthly community workout at Luke’s Locker the last Saturday of every month from 8:30-9:30am.


How do clients pay? Per class? Per month? Monthly. All classes run on 4 week cycles; however, you can join class at any time. We offer 2x (8 per month) or3x (12 per month) per week classes. We do have clients who attend more frequently and go to class 4x or 5x per week. We also offer teacher discounts and 3, 6, and 12 month packages.

For more information on Relentless Bootcamp visit:

Their MyFitList Profile Page: http://www.myfitlist.com/find/detail/relentless-bootcamp
Web-site:  wwww.relentlessbootcamp.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RelentlessCFC

**Special Deal for the MyFitList Community: mention that you saw this article and receive $10 off the standard rate when you sign-up with a friend (who is also new to Relentless Bootcamp)**

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Fit Business of the Week: PRIMO Performance & Rehabilitation

The Fit Business of the Week is PRIMO Performance & Rehabilitation.  Owner and therapist Jessica Tranchina, who has been described as having “healing hands” and a “magic” touch that helps people get back to top condition, is the driving force behind this successful fitness business. Read more about PRIMO and see how Jessica can be a part of your fit and healthy lifestyle!

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How long have you been in business
PRIMO has been established since April of 2010 but I have been in business as a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer for over 12 years.

Where are you located
Physical Therapy and ART services are offered inside my office located in Texas Running Company next door to West Elm (5th/Lamr) at 1011 W. 5th St. in Suite #110.  Free above ground covered parking!  Personal Training services are offered in multiple locations convenient for the client.

What are your specific services
PRIMO offers Physical Therapy, Active Release Techniques, Kinesio Taping, Personal Training and Performance Training.

What is your style/philosophy
I believe in providing each and every one of my clients with one-on-one direct care.  This belief, which I have had since my early years as a staff physical therapist, has inspired me to open up my very own business.  I got extremely fed up with the ‘assembly line’ system of care I was used to while working for others in bigger clinics.  I would be allowed only 15-20 minutes of face to face time, and then the client would be passed to a tech or assistant and then taken through a list of exercises or modalities.  Forced to move on to the next client to keep all my scheduled appointments, I no longer was allowed to monitor exercises or progress of the client.  I am so much happier now that I get to spend as much time with the client as I see fit.

What is the typical profile of your clients
They vary!  I see clients with pain from overuse postures (ie office workers that must sit for prolonged periods of time, or clients that must stand most of the day).  And, of course, I see athletes in various sports and in varying levels of the sport.  Clients come in for treatment for an injury or guidance with an exercise program.  They come in for Kinesio Taping, a biomechanical check, or just some extra motivation!

What are the benefits
Active Release Techniques, in and of itself, is a wonderful manual technique providing the client with increased blood flow, increased oxygen uptake, lesspain, more movement and range of motion, better posture, more energy, better performance, and the list goes on!  The benefits of exercise, as we all already know, are vast including the above stated benefits, as well as assisting with brain function and mental health.  Kinesio Taping helps support muscle, tendon, tissue and joint and can also assist with correcting posture.

What should clients expect at their first session. How should they prepare?
I prefer all clients come into the office on the first session for a biomechanical screen and to get goals established.  If the client has a Physical Therapy prescription from his/her doctor, than we proceed with a full Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment.  They always wear something comfortable and bring water.

Do you offer a trial or initial consultation? What’s the best way for new clients to get started?
Yes, everyone gets an initial consultation via phone or e-mail, whichever they prefer, and all begin in the office for a biomechanical screen or evaluation.  They can call or e-mail me anytime!

How do clients pay? Per class? Per month?
Physical Therapy visits may be covered by insurance depending on the insurance carrier and plan.  Other sessions can be purchased by the session or group of sessions.

Anything else you would like to include to help readers get a better understanding of your business and services?
I have worked with an vast array of clients and enjoy all of them, including office workers, weekend warriors, elite athletes, high school and college athletes, moms, and the list goes on!  I have been participating in triathlons and runs for many years, therefore I have a frame of reference to help the athlete with injuries or performance.  Recently I have had a baby, so can most definitely help the female athlete/mother, as well!

Learn more about PRIMO Performance & Rehabilitation on MyFitList and see what people are saying:  http://www.primorehab.com/testimonials.html

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MyFitList brings together the latest information on hundreds of local fitness businesses in Austin. We’re your resource for inspiration and information for getting and staying fit. Search hundreds of Austin fitness groups and services like running, triathlon, bootcamps, yoga studios, gyms and more all in one place! Check us out at www.myfitlist.com