Sunday, November 23, 2014

Healthy Holiday Eating, the Beer Mile, and Weekly Scheudle

We've got quite a week lined up! First up is the Pre-Pumpkin Pie ride at the Rivers Club on Wednesday. Although it's only 45 minutes long, you can be sure I'll pull out all the stops to give you a killer workout before you're off for the holiday!

Second up, on Thanksgiving, is our first annual Turkey Day Beer Mile! I've been blogging quite a bit about this so won't take up any more room here, but check the last few weeks posts if you want more info.

Finally, I'm going to call a few of my LA Fitness friends and see if there is Spin Class scheduled for Black Friday. If there is, I might ask around for someone to let me tag along as their guest that morning. It would be great to catch up with the crew!

Tips for Holiday Eating

Tis the season! It's time for turkey, pumpkin pie, egg nog, bourbon, cranberry sauce, stuffing, bourbon, gravy, green bean casserole, bourbon, ham, cornbread, bourbon, pecan pie, and bourbon! How can you enjoy all the flavors of the season and still stay healthy? Check out this blog post by Katherine Dryer, or ChiLiving, for some great tips.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekly Schedule, the Beer Mile and More!

Sadly, I'm down to only one day per week teaching spinning class. I'm still working out on the bike though, so I'll be in plenty of shape for the Race to Any Place. Just a reminder, we still have a few spots open for the team, so if you haven't signed up on our unofficial roster yet, please make sure you do!

Also, the Turkey Trot Beer mile is definitely on! Here are the categories that we'll be racing. If you're interested in participating, shoot me an email and let me know. Also, please make sure someone comes out with you so that they can drive you home!

Check out the T-Shirt design.
If you want one, email be by 11/17!
Beer Mile Categories

  1. The Full Race -4 cans of beer...4 laps, pretty simple
  2. The Pony Race -4 pony cans...4 laps, also simple but less beer
  3. The JV Race -1 can of beer...4 laps (must drink something on each lap, but may not start the final lap until the can is empty)

Get more on the history of the beer mile here.

That's all for now, look back soon for some great articles on what to look for in a personal trainer, how to train for the Pittsburgh marathon, and the benefits of Heart Rate Zone training!

Ken's Weekly Spin Class & Personal Workout Schedule
My personal workout schedule is listed here with my spin class schedule. Feel free to join me for Spin class or any other workout!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Final 2 Fridays...

LA Fitness Friends,

Last week I had to make one of the toughest, easy decisions of my give up my spin classes at LA Fitness.

I say that it was tough I absolutely love coming in each morning and working with you. Over the past five years some of the faces in class have changed, but I consider all of you good friends and hope that you'll continue your fitness journey and stay in touch as often as possible. Don't ever hesitate to reach out with a fitness related questions, or personal training.

While the decision was tough because I will miss all of you, it was easy in the sense that I'll be able to spend the mornings with Jax, getting him ready to start his day. The amount of enjoyment I get hoping on a bike and going like crazy for 45 minutes is immeasurable, but can't even compare to waking up each morning and having coffee/milk with my little guy while watching cartoons.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Weekly Schedule

This week I'm planning on teaching my regular Rivers Club class & my Friday LA Fitness class. Most likely you'll see a sub at LA Fitness on Tuesday. Looking forward to catching up with you for a workout this week!

Tuesday -5:45am @ LA Fitness (There will likely be a sub at this class)
Wednesday -12:15pm @ the Rivers Club
Friday -5:45am @ LA Fitness

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Beer Mile

Have you ever heard of a beer mile? The first time I heard about it was when I watched this record setting video a few months ago and immediately thought, "I have to do that!" However, if you read my blog post on balance a few weeks ago, you'll know that I'm not good at staying focused on one thing for too long, so I forgot about it...until today!