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May 2017

Climb for Cancer

How do you Build Momentum?

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Two weeks ago, we had the privilege of supporting the 11th annual Hamilton Climb for Cancer. We joined thousands of people from our community to step in front of cancer and raise over $100,000 for the Juravinski Cancer Centre. These thousands of people coming together each year creates a movement; it builds momentum in our community. This momentum helps us to achieve greater goals that would otherwise seem too large for one person alone.

Think of it this way…

You have this massive boulder sitting out front of your house. It’s been sitting there for years. Today you wake up and decide you want to move it. You put on some comfy clothes and go full tilt at this boulder, pushing, pulling, grunting and occasionally swearing. Finally, you notice that this boulder isn’t budging. Deciding it’s too big to move, you deal with the view of this boulder out front of your house. Every day, you just walk around it.

Three months later, you notice that the boulder out front of your neighbour’s house has moved a few feet and that they’ve been out pushing that boulder every day, little bits at a time. So, you decide you’re going to take another shot at it. You apply effort to move that boulder a little at a time as well. You wave to your neighbour and he walks over and gives a hand as you both share the effort to help move each other’s boulders and commit to one another to meet up every morning and help one another.

Three months later your boulders are actually moving while you sleep and you both continue to wake up and meet to make sure the boulders are not drifting off course and continue to move forward in the direction you want to go. Along the way, you’re able to lend a hand to other neighbours who are trying to move their boulders and you find that having 3 or 4 neighbours all pushing the boulder moves much quicker. Now you see the same neighbours out every morning working hard and helping each other keep their Momentum going.

This is how we build Momentum.

Our target is to move our city together and roll our boulders in the right direction together. The Climb for Cancer is a great example of people coming together for that exact reason. It was inspiring to hear people’s stories at the Climb and to hear what they’re doing to move their boulders and see results from their efforts. Step by step, we will move our boulders and make Hamilton the healthiest city in Canada.

 

How small group training can help you achieve your goals

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Benefits of small group training

Finding the right fitness program for you is a key element to achieving your fitness goals. Whether your goal is to build strength, lose weight or tone your body, it’s important to find things that motivate you, inspire you, and challenge you. Small group training is one option to incorporate into your weekly fitness program that packs in a ton of benefits. It’s become increasingly more popular over the past few years because it’s an affordable, fun way for people to receive knowledge and guidance from a Fitness Coach, all while maintaining the fun energy of a group dynamic.

 

With small group training, there are tons of benefits that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Here are our Top 10 favourites:

  1. More personal attention

Small group training classes typically range from 8-12 people, which means that the Fitness Coach can give more personal attention to everyone in the class, compared to larger group exercises. In small group training sessions, the Coach will be able to see, correct, and encourage everyone in the class. Not to mention, you get the benefit of taking advantage of the Coach’s knowledge and expertise, and applying it to your own daily fitness program.

  1. More affordable

There’s no denying it, personal training offers our members the most personal attention and the greatest opportunity to succeed. However, you might find that small group training fits into your budget better and still gives you the attention you need. Our different packages are designed to fit what’s best for your lifestyle as well as your budget.

  1. Mixing things up

By working with one of our Fitness Coaches in class, your workouts will change and evolve as you progress. Each time that you come into class, the exercises will be different, the circuits will be different, and the intentions will be different. Best of all, the workouts can be modified for each person to become easier or more challenging. We offer different types of small group training classes to target key areas of your fitness and health. You can pick the ones that work best for you!

  1. Small group tribe

It’s like they say, those who train together, stay together! Sharing small group training workouts enhances the experience for everyone participating. When people start exercising in a group, they create relationships and friendships with other people in the group. It’s the, “we’re all in this together!” camaraderie that helps bring people together and become regular participants in group activities. Naturally, we connect with others who share similar traits and characteristics as us, and who are committed to the same interests as us.

  1. Motivation

In our small group training classes, we provide each member with a Polar heart rate monitor so that you can track your own personal progress. This can be extremely helpful and self-motivating throughout your workout. Not to mention, having someone exercising right next to you can push you a little harder and challenge you more than you might do on your own.

  1. Welcoming support

At Momentum Fitness, our goal is to make Hamilton the healthiest city in Canada. This means that we’re so excited to welcome you into our space and our community as we tackle this challenge together. Both the Coach and other members are here to help you get through the challenges of the workout and the obstacles in life by empowering you through movement.

  1. Greater focus

In a small group training class, there’s no time to let your mind wander. The energetic music, guidance from the Coach, motivation from members, the timer and the heart rate monitor will all help you gain greater focus to achieve your fitness goals.

  1. Fun

Fun? Of course it’s fun! An energetic fitness class with friends and family will keep you having fun each step of the way! Someone once said to us after a class, “You have to experience it to understand it. It’s the best part of the day.” And we couldn’t agree more!

  1. Accountability

Statistics show that when you’re involved in a program such as small group training, you’re more likely to stick to it. Just like personal training, small group training sessions keep you accountable for showing up and putting 100% effort into the workout. That sense of accountability is what will get you off the couch, into the studio, and will keep you coming back.

  1. Results

Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient. When you stick with a well-constructed program, you will get the results, and we will help you get there!

 

Come find more benefits when you try your first class for free! After you register, one of our Fitness Coaches will be in touch with you before class to answer any questions and let you know what to expect.