Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top 10 Songs to Add to your Workout Playlist

 
I wanted to update my workout playlist and found some fun, top of the charts songs to give my workouts a kick. If you need to add some excitement to your workouts, here are the top 10 workout songs I recommend.

1.) Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch)
2.) Let’s Go by Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo)
3.) Ho Hey by The Lumineers
4.) Die Young by Ke$ha
5.) Some Nights by Fun.
6.) Let It Roll by Flo Rida
7.) I Cry by Flo Rida
8.) Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)
9.) Shake it Out by Florence + The Machine
10.) Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Seattle Boot Camps for Moms and Brides!

It's time to have fun and get fit so you look and feel amazing!  Boot Camp is a perfect way to maximize calorie burn and get toned quickly with all of the guidance and support you need. 

I will be hosting 2 boot camps, one focused on moms and the other focused on brides.  Share your weight loss challenge with others and get results quickly with my fun, effective, fat burning workouts!

Hot Mom Boot Camp Seattle
Spring 2013 Workout Series
(March 19th-April 11th 2013)
  • 4 week program
  • 8 workouts total
  • 2 trainings per week held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am
  • Trainings take place outdoors at Ravenna Eckstein Community Center
    • Boot camp will be on the grass field behind the community center near the play area with swings. We will meet on the field.
    • Ravenna Eckstein Community Center is located off of NE 65th St. at 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
  • Workouts are 50 minutes in duration
  • All you need to bring is an exercise mat and some water
  • Classes integrate cardio with strength training
  • All fitness levels welcome
We have limited spots available and the 8 session series is $99. Register as soon as possible to reserve a spot. You are guaranteed to have a blast, build strength and lose inches with other moms!

To register please contact me, Anne Hulett, at anne@northwestinfluence.com. To read more about me and my nutrition and fitness business go to www.northwestinfluence.com.

Hot Bride Boot Camp Seattle
Spring/Summer 2013 Workout Series
(May 14th-June 20th 2013)
  • 6 week program
  • 12 workouts total
  • 2 trainings per week held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am
  • Trainings take place outdoors at Ravenna Eckstein Community Center
    • Boot camp will be on the grass field behind the community center near the play area with swings. We will meet on the field.
    • Ravenna Eckstein Community Center is located off of NE 65th St. at 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
  • Workouts are 50 minutes in duration
  • All you need to bring is an exercise mat and some water
  • Classes integrate cardio with strength training
  • All fitness levels welcome
We have limited spots available and the 12 session series is $139. Register as soon as possible to reserve a spot. You are guaranteed to have a blast, build strength, lose inches, and talk about your wedding plans with other brides to be!

To register please contact me, Anne Hulett, at anne@northwestinfluence.com. To read more about me and my nutrition and fitness business go to www.northwestinfluence.com.

You will love the results and positive influence to reach your goals.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fun Upcoming Seattle Runs 2013


Who says running isn't fun?  You are bound to have a good time at these fun Seattle Runs.  A few of the runs have kids races so the whole family can participate.  You have plenty of time to train and register!

- Love 'em or Leave 'em
  Saturday, 2/9/2013

- Hot Chocolate 15k/5k
  Sunday, 3/3/2013

- F5 St. Paddy's Day Dash
  Sunday, 3/17/2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stylish Workout (or not) Anytime Activewear

Workout clothes have really come to a new level.  Not only are they comfortable in general and to workout in, but they are extremely fashionable and stylish.  You can really get away with wearing them when you are not working out.  I love that you can put on an outfit that makes you look and feel great and you are ready to get your workout in at anytime.  You can quickly transition from workout girl to stylish, chic gal.  Here are my top 10 favorite activewear pieces for this winter.

1.) Asics Tuckfiels Sweater


2.) Soul, Mind, Breath, Life Stripe V-Neck Mesh Tee


3.) Karma 'San Suu' Jacket



4.) Zella 'Everyday' Stripe Racerback Tank


5.) The North Face 'K' Rain Parka


6.) Nike Gradient Pro Hyperwarm Crewneck Tee


7.) PrAna Lucia Sweater


8.) PrAna Kari Hooded Jacket


9.) Hooded Batwing and Robin


10.) Eternal Leg Warmers II


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Virgin Diet Trial


A client of mine mentioned she was going on "The Virgin Diet".   She explained you have a protein smoothie for breakfast and can't eat soy, dairy, gluten, sugar, artificial sweeteners, corn or peanuts.   It immediately sparked my interest because of all of the foods to avoid and I was really curious to learn more about the rules and logic of the diet.  I bought and read the book which claims that you can lose up to 7 pounds in 7 days, look younger and feel absolutely amazing.  This all sounded very good to me!


The diet is based on the fact that many of us have food intolerances and by eliminating soy, dairy, gluten, sugar, artificial sweeteners, corn, and peanuts we can figure out what intolerances we have and in turn by eliminating high food intolerance foods, our bodies will function better and be able to lose fat and excess weight.  I am interested in how my body would respond to eliminating all of these foods and want to see if I will see the results that nutritionist JJ Virgin claims.  Sooo I went out and bought the smoothies.   I bought the Vega Energizer Smoothie which meets the smoothie requirements of the diet.  You need to make sure the smoothie isn't soy or dairy based like most protein shakes are.  The shake can have stevia or xylitol in it which are acceptable sweeteners according to JJ.  The diet recommends that you have the smoothies for breakfast and lunch.  The other foods you can eat are mainly lean meat, chicken, fish, beans, vegetables (no corn), fruit, nuts (no peanuts), brown rice and quinoa.  Pretty restrictive, but I am sure you can get creative with it.


I am going to start the diet on Monday.  It is 3 weeks long and I will keep you posted on results as I go.  If the diet works, I will definitely start recommending it to my clients and encourage you to try it!

Here is a good article if you want to read a more thorough overview of the diet: http://magazine.foxnews.com/food-wellness/virgin-diet-lose-7-pounds-7-days

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism


Worried about getting older and your metabolism slowing down?  I am, but have some good news for you!  Metabolism is actually the process your body uses to convert food consumed into energy.  The energy your body doesn't use is stored as fat.  This means that metabolism is highly linked to physical activity and less likely to age.  Your metabolism generally slows down an average of 5% every 10 years after turning 40.  The reason for this is because muscle loss occurs as you age.  The less muscle you have, the less calories you will burn, and coincidentally your metabolism slows down.  I find it fascinating that 1 pound of muscle burns calories 9 times faster then 1 pound of body fat! 

The first thing you must do to boost metabolism is weight train and intense exercise!  You need to keep and build muscle and burn calories.  This is very straight forward, but there are also several other tips and tricks that you may not know about to keep your metabolism working hard, keep your energy-producing system working efficiently and getting you closer to your health and fitness goals.

1.) Drink Green Tea
Green tea has compounds called phenols which have amazing thermogenic properties.  You can also buy green tea pills that will boost your metabolism.

2.) Drink Coffee
Coffee is a stimulant that contains caffeine.  It can boost energy expenditure and increase your metabolism.

3.) Add Ginger
Ginger aids in digestion and increases body temperature and metabolic rates as much as 20 percent after eating.

4.) Use Black Pepper Instead of Salt
Reach for black pepper instead of salt which contains the alkaloid piperine.  Piperine helps speed up your metabolism.

5.) Eat Beans
Beans are full of soluble fiber to help lower insulin levels so you store less fat and also feel fuller.  If you eat 2 cups of beans, you will fill your recommended daily fiber intake of 25 grams.

6.) Drink Ice Water
By drinking ice water, you will burn more calories to bring your body temperature back to normal. Eight glasses of ice water a day burns 70 calories!

7.) Eat Chili Peppers
Peppers contain capsaicin, which curbs your appetite.  They also raise your body temperature boosting your metabolism.

8.) Vinegar
Vinegar slows the absorption of carbohydrates and prevents sudden surges in your blood sugar.  It slows the passage of food through your stomach, keeping you fuller for longer.

9.) Add Cinnamon
Cinnamon also slows the passage of food through your stomach.  It also decreases your blood sugar levels by stimulating glucose metabolism.

10.) Take Raspberry Keytone Pills
Raspberry keytones control adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism.  By taking raspberry ketone you will cause the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster.

11.) Take Vitamin B Supplements
If you are not getting enough vitamin B, your body may produce fewer red blood cells which causes fatigue an a decrease in  your metabolism.

12.) Take Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is part of your energy-producing cycle.  It plays an important role in the final steps of energy production and cannot be replaced by any other nutrient.

Resources: www.mayoclinic.org, www.droz.com

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New First Class Moms Workout Series

Bored of book club?  It’s time to have fun and get fit.  I (Anne Hulett, mom and owner and fitness trainer at Northwest Influence) will be hosting a first class workout series where fitness meets fun focused on moms wanting to get their sexy back.  The workout series is 3 weeks long, 2 trainings per week and ends with a workout  PARTY!  Trainings will be at the new and fabulous, boutique STRENGTHstudio (2927 Furhman Ave 98102) located across the University Bridge in Eastlake.  The trainings will be held at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are 50 minutes in duration. 
 
Once you have completed all 6 trainings you will become a member of the Champs Club.  To celebrate your awesome accomplishment we will have a workout party which will include a workout followed with a complimentary glass of champagne or drink of choice and healthy appetizers at Ravish, just down the street from STRENGTHstudio.  Sessions start on 11/27 and the final workout party will be on Tuesday, 12/19, at 4pm instead of 11am.

The classes integrate cardio with strength training to maximize calorie burn and boost your metabolism.

I have only 10 spots available and the series is $139.  Contact me as soon as possible to reserve a spot.  You are guaranteed to have a blast, build strength and meet other amazing moms.

Contact Anne Hulett at anne@northwestinfluence.com or 206-351-2798 to sign up.  To read more about me and my business go to www.northwestinfluence.com.
Don’t want to commit to a 3 week series?  Host your own workout party or sign up for an in-home personal fitness training.