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What’s Your Fitness Number?

The Functional Movement Screen

By Coach Mike and Coach Marin

Your heaviest squat and fastest 100 meter sprint don’t mean much if you’re not functionally fit. Most NFL teams and other professional sport teams use the functional movement screen (FMS), that we utilize at Achieve, to measure the strengths, weaknesses, and overall fitness of their players!

The true measure of whether you will be able to avoid that fast-approaching opponent or your neighbor’s 4-year-old heading straight for you on his bike is your functional fitness, measured by your fitness number from the FMS. If you have been coming to our sessions, you are well trained in functional movement, but there still may be some areas that you can focus on improving that may give you a new goal during your workouts.

If you would like to learn your number and get some information on how you can improve your overall fitness, email us at info@achievepersonalfit to set up an appointment for a FMS with one of our friendly and knowledgeable coaches -only $20!

What is an Achieve-Oriented Lifestyle?

I can’t tell you how many times I hear clients say each week, “man this a tough workout, I know I would never do this on my own, thanks for pushing me coach…!” We KNOW you KNOW how to workout. We also know humans by nature tend to not push themselves as hard as they should or as hard as a coach or personal trainer/fitness trainer will. Work harder, get faster results right? It’s that simple, right?

Attempting to get fit without a personal fitness coach is like trying to fly a plane without a pilot’s license or trying to fill a cavity without having dental training. Fitness coaches are expert body transformation specialists. They study and master the art of using aerobic and anaerobic exercise, strength training, supportive eating and recovery to bring about positive physical change in a fun, effective, safe and efficient way. They do that taking the individuals’ goals, abilities and lifestyle into consideration.

Can someone get fit by themselves, of course, but they are much more likely to get there more slowly, run a high risk of quitting and may even get injured. Those who exercise with personal fitness coaches see quicker and more dramatic results. Personal fitness coaches not only ensure a safe and effective program, they provide motivation, support with positive lifestyle changes and they keep each workout interesting, progressive and fun.

One of the reasons people fail at getting a result from an exercise program is motivation. They fall short of following through with their intentions. When there is not a plan for success and the accountability of a personal fitness coach to rely upon, a majority of people drop out of their fitness program. The fitness coach takes on 50% of the commitment by providing the successful formula along with the motivation and accountability. The client does their part by showing up and making the necessary lifestyle changes.

Most people have tried to start fitness programs on their own at least 13 times before considering hiring a personal fitness coach and having success. When a client first begins exercising they should expect moderate muscle soreness. For some, this is enough of a deterrent to quit. If you have made many attempts on your own to exercise, doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

Still not sure how to proceed, check out our website, call or come by and we will HELP you each step of the way in Achieving a better lifestyle and a happier life!

Catherine Andersen

Achieve Co-Owner and NSAC-CPT

Skinny Jeans – Small Group Training Success

Yep, we said it, skinny jeans and muffin top in the same sentence.

C’mon, we know that you know exactly what a muffin top is so why not do something fun and effective and burn that extra fat before summer is over. That is exactly what the following clients did in May of this year. They took part in our first “beta test” small group indoor training protocol.

It was an 8-week training and customized nutrition program that yielded SUPER results for EVERYONE who participated. And yep, every Challenger that could not fit into their 2-sizes too small jeans at the beginning of 8 weeks, DID fit into them at the end of 8 weeks.

The Challengers lost over 89 inches total, mostly from the hips, thighs, butt and mid section while at the same time they got stronger and tightened and lifted the rest of their body! Let’s look at their results.

Leah G. Stats and Pictures

Before Skinny Jeans


After Skinny Jeans


19-Apr 14-Jun
Circumference Leah G. Leah G. Change
Shoulder 19 19.5 -.05
Right Arm 12 10.5 1.5
Left Arm 11.75 10.5 1.25
Chest 37.5 34 3.5
Waist 29 25.25 3.75
Hips 39.5 38.75 .75
Right Leg 22 21 1
Left Leg 22.5 21 1.5
Inches Change 12.75

Judi A. Pictures

Before Skinny Jeans


After Skinny Jeans


Kristin and Mike

We are currently finishing up our second 8-week Challenge, THAT is how successful it has been! Twenty Challengers in May/June and thirty Challengers in July/August.

Want to have your own success?

Join us for our LAST 8-Week Challenge of 2010. The next session will run from September 13th through November 6th; perfect time to head into the holidays and have a chance to win over $4000 dollars in sponsor raffle gifts and prizes. New eating habits once and for all and a new tight and toned body. Oh yeah and new designer jeans.

Police Officers, fire fighters, military personnel, business professionals, moms, doctors, lawyers and everyone in between are taking part in this successful training program.

Once the Challenge is over, it is over! BUT Small Group Training will become part of our indoor membership service come November 2010.


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