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Summer Group Detox taught by Nutritionist Julie Rhody

Summer Group Detox

Julie Rhody, BA, MNT, Nutrition Therapist
Julie provides group and individual nutrition counseling for wellness and weight loss. Nutrition trends constantly change based on the latest research. She helps clients figure out what foods and diet are best for them based on their individual characteristics and goals.
julierhody@gmail.com, FaceBook Business Page @foodforbalancedenver, 303-921-2631
Julie is offering a 2-Week Group Detox starting June 1st.
Includes: Menu Plan, Recipes, Accountability Checklist, FaceBook Group & Intro meeting
When: June 1st – June 14th
Cost: $100
Requirement: Eat vegetables!
Register: email julierhody@gmail.com by Saturday May 30th

  Nutritionist Julie Rhody

Are you using your Peloton the right way?

I thought I was. I remember when I first bought it, I was so excited to have a cycle instructor lead me through the vigorous workouts. I was sweating my butt off, out of breath and thoroughly whipped. I was initially rewarded for my hard work. I noticed after about 8 weeks of rigorous, daily cycling, I lost some of the back fat I had gained with my 2nd pregnancy at 42 years old. I was so excited because nothing was working on that stubborn back fat. But then, I noticed my weight loss was leveling off. I tried longer classes. Harder classes. Hill climbs, HIIT, even Tabata–still, I was maintaining, not losing. It reminded me of, 20 years ago, when I used to run for miles and miles with no noticeable results. I started running more and more, but I was gaining weight not losing. It wasn’t until 2005, when I met Jason Stone of Icelandic Fitness and Recovery, and Denver Golf Performance (and in 2007, married him), and he introduced weight training into my workouts –that I started seeing noticeable results. Back then, flabby arms and saddlebags were my biggest issues.

That was an Aha! moment for me with my Peloton, and luckily around the same I started plateauing with cycling (2018), Peloton introduced boot camps, and strength training. I started doing one day of cycling, the next day a combo of running and strength (a warmup run, followed by 30 minutes of weights), then the next day –a 45 minute bootcamp, which is 1/2 running, 1/2 strength, the next day–cycling again, and so on and so on.  That’s when my Peloton workouts really started paying off. I lost 8 pounds from where I really needed it most–my back fat and tummy.

I really think taking advantage of the variety of workouts Peloton offers is the key to using it the “right way,” especially if you are over 40 and battling the middle weight, as so many of us women do. I am about to turn 49, and I’m feeling better about my body than I have in a long time.

 

Heidi Hemmat

 

Heidi Hemmat 2019

Heidi Hemmat 2019

Heidi Hemmat 2017 before Peloton

Heidi Hemmat 2016 before Peloton, one year after the birth of my second child

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery Free Resources during the Covid-19 Virus

Free At Home and Mobile Delivery Options from Icelandic Fitness

 

We are providing free online training and other options for all of our members and non-members at Icelandic Fitness.  Below is a list of options to help out when everyone is going stir crazy at home.

 

Delivery Service Golf Lessons with Trackman and Coach Jamie White of Denver Golf Performance (DGP)

http://www.denvergolfperformance.com/trackman-home-delivery-for-practice/

Mobile Trackman

Coach Jamie White and his mobile Trackman setup

Wednesday’s Weekly Zoom yoga sessions with coach Mike Miller

Zoom meeting site is 652-132-7698 and 762-692-641

6pm Mountain Time

 

Free Daily online Facebook workouts with coach Mike Pastor and his wife Marisa Hughes at 6am

https://www.facebook.com/CoachMikePastor/

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Contractor Gym Rental for Trainers in Denver Metro

Gym Rental Space in Denver for Independent Contractors

 

We are offering our beautiful new gym to any trainer in the Denver Metro area that operates as an independent contractor.  We currently have room for one more trainer that is either full time or part time.  The Icelandic Fitness gym is busier during the morning hours of around 5am-12pm, but is pretty much wide open from around 2pm-10pm and weekends.  The only thing we need is liability insurance and proof of certification.  One of the perks working at Icelandic Fitness is all trainers can use our recovery facilities (Infrared Sauna, Normatec Boots, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber) and Trackman Golf hitting bay when available.

Contact Jason Stone 303-641-8149 or jasonstonefitness@gmail.com

Gym Rental Rates:

Person Session – $25 per hour

Part Time $750 a month (Under 50 hours per month)

Full Time Trainer $1500 (Over 75 hours a month)

 

Icelandic Fitness

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery

Icelandic Fitness

Icelandic Fitness and Recovery

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (HBOT)

Trainers in the Denver Metro Area, Glendale, Cherry Creek, Aurora, Golden, Lakewood, DTC, Denver Tech Center, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Boulder

Trainers leaving Lifetime Athletic Club (Cherry Creek), (formerly Cherry Creek Athletic Club) Pura Vida, 24 Hour Fitness, Chuze, Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory, Crossfit Gyms, Soul Cycle

Whoop and HRV (Heart Rate Variability)

What the heck is HRV and why should I care?

A little over a month ago I started doing some extensive research on the buzz word of fitness training in 2019, HRV or heart rate variability.  There are a lot of devices on the market that say they measure HRV and at the time I had one, the series 4 Apple Watch.  I was disappointed in what the capabilities of the Apple Watch could do in regards to the HRV measurement.  I noticed the HRV measurements were consistently all over the place and taken at different times during the day.   Frustrated with this important fitness reading I pulled the trigger on the WHOOP 3.0 device.

Whoop 3.0

Whoop 3.0

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of your autonomic nervous system and is widely considered one of the best objective performance measurements for physical fitness and determining your body’s recovery.  Scientifically HRV is the changes or variations that occur between successive heartbeats.  The variability between heartbeats acts as a proxy for assessing an athletes autonomic nervous system function, and in particular the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.

 

Things that affect HRV

  • Sleep Quality
  • Hydration Levels
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Alcohol and Caffeine
  • Age
  • Exercise
  • Stress