Look Your Best for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! The Holiday Season is here!

If you didn't see our Thanksgiving Survival Guide that I sent out on Friday, check it out!

CLICK HERE​ for a guide on what to eat on Thanksgiving. You can enjoy Thanksgiving without gaining weight!​

CLICK HERE​ for a quick workout you can do to burn off those holiday calories.

Turkey Trot!

The BEST way to LOSE weight this Thanksgiving is to join us for the 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday morning! Join your gym buddies as we run, jog, & walk a 5K and boost our metabolism before eating a big meal. Bring your friends & family!

Starting time is 9am at Norpoint Center. CLICK HERE​ to sign up!

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

We are open limited hours this weekend for training & boot camp classes. Squeeze in some training & classes this holiday weekend!

Thanksgiving Day (Thursday): CLOSED for training & classes

Friday: OPEN 8am-12pm; Boot Camp at 8am, 9am, 10am

Saturday: OPEN 8am-12pm; Boot Camp at 8am, 9am, 10am

Of course, we are always open with 24 hour key fob access. If you don't have a key fob, pick one up from a trainer!

Canned Food Drive

During the month of November we are collecting non-perishable food for the Highline Food Bank and Federal Way Multi Service Center. Clean out your cupboards and/or buy a few extra canned food items while you grocery shop for Thanksgiving this week, and bring it to the gym!

Black Friday Deal!

Keep your eyes peeled this coming Friday for some pretty amazing Freedom Fitness deals to give your loved ones this Holiday Season... :-)

Last but not least, as you may have already seen...

...WE WON!!

We won BEST GYM in KING5's Best of Western Washington contest!!

Thank you for all your votes & support. YOU guys are what make Freedom Fitness the BEST!

And our trainer Bobby Cox won #4 BEST PERSONAL TRAINER!! As we all know, he's really the #1 trainer, but there was some stiff competition in that group. Two years in a row he has been named TOP 5 PERSONAL TRAINER! Pretty impressive for someone who came to Freedom Fitness just 3 years ago!

Look Your Best for the Holidays
With holiday parties and gatherings quickly approaching, most of us are now thinking about looking our best while dressed in our finest. Too bad that losing body fat is a slow and steady process, rather than an instantaneous fix.

However…I do have an extremely effective 2-step method for losing belly fat faster than ever, and I’d like to share it with you today so that you can utilize it to look and feel your best this holiday season.

Look Your Best for the Holidays. This deadly, fat-incinerating method fights fat simultaneously on two separate fronts for maximum effectiveness: your sugar intake and your high intensity workouts.

First: This step requires zero extra effort on your part! In fact all you have to do is NOT do something that you’re currently doing! You stop consuming refined sugar, in all its forms. This means no sodas, no desserts, no packaged snacks, no candy, no mocha lattes, NO SUGAR AT ALL!

When you stop to evaluate your diet, it may be shocking to find out how much refined sugar has crept in. Nothing will contribute to fat gains as swiftly as consuming sugar, so it makes sense that cutting sugar out is the top must-do for shedding those unwanted pounds.

It’s not necessary, or beneficial, to starve yourself during this time of rapid fat loss – you should fill in your diet with lean meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds as you cut out the refined sugar. Keep your metabolism high by fueling up on high protein, high fiber, low carb, and zero sugar foods whenever hunger strikes.

Second: Here’s the step that requires some effort, but trust me when I say it’s worth it. You crank up the intensity of your workouts to a whole new level.

Most people take exercise on with the slow and steady mentality – moving, pushing and pulling as little as possible while still “getting the job done”. I’ve got some news for you…if you still have belly fat to lose then the job wasn’t getting done.

If you can comfortably hold a conversation, hardly break a sweat, or feel the same when it’s over as you did when it began, then you’re simply not pushing yourself hard enough while you exercise.

Increasing the intensity of your workouts requires focused intent. You must go into the session with the goal of pushing your body to the limit. Remember, it’s a contained timeframe that will be over shortly, so bear down and deal with the discomfort. With practice you will learn to embrace the burn.

The safest and most effective way to crank up the intensity and effectiveness of your exercise time is to work with a qualified fitness professional, such as myself. I would love to hear from you!

Call or email me today and together we will get you started on your fastest fat loss ever now before the holiday season brings on more unwanted pounds.

Eat More Protein = Burn More Fat
Want even more fat loss? Studies continue to prove that diets high in protein encourage more fat loss than diets high in carbohydrates. Each of your snacks and meals should be built around a centerpiece of high quality, lean protein.

Chicken Lettuce Boats

I love recipes like this, where the flavor and enjoyment outshine the health benefit. One bite of these Chicken Lettuce Boats and you’ll see what I mean – the crunch, the collision of flavors and the creamy enjoyment will push all thoughts of calories and fat grams out of your mind…but rest assure that this recipe is highly healthy and will keep you on track towards your fat loss goal. Enjoy!

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Servings: 6

Here’s what you need

2 small apples, cored and chopped
1 Tablespoon orange juice
3 cups roasted chicken, chopped
¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
¼ cup black raisins
1 (4oz) can mild diced green chiles
½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup light, balsamic dressing
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1 head butter lettuce
red grapes – optional for serving

In a large bowl combine the chopped apples and orange juice. Mix to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients (save for the lettuce and grapes) and mix well. Chill, covered, for 15 minutes or until ready to serve. Use an ice cream scoop to place the chicken salad on each lettuce leaf. Garnish the plate with red grapes and Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis

One serving equals: 224 calories, 8g fat, 140mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 23g protein