Wellness 360 Retreat at Bodega RidgeThursday, April 7 to Sunday,...
Wellness 360 Retreat at Bodega Ridge
Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
Get ready for a weekend of empowerment to create your most radiant self in a 360 degree radius. Join fitness and nutrition expert Fatima Leite Kusch and Dr. Genieve Burley for a fitness retreat at the beautiful Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island.
This long weekend is designed to give you physical, mental and nutritional tools to ignite your best life. We want you to leave the island feeling refreshed, inspired and passionate about where you are headed. All of this is accomplished by connecting you to yourself in the most beautiful setting nature has to offer.
The weekend will include meditation, yoga, body weight conditioning, hiking and running. We will also have workshops on topics such as goal setting, wellness, nutrition and more.
On top of this, retreaters are invited to join the private online Athlete’s Mindset Workbook group that begins March 7, 2016. This will be an incredible warm up opportunity for our weekend.
A sample full day at the retreat:
7:30: Vinyasa Yoga
11:00: Conditioning/resistance training
15:30 Optional Hike or Time for Yourself
Sign up is limited to 20 people. Accommodations at Bodega Ridge are private bedrooms within shared cabins. All food included. (Alcoholic beverages, gratuities and transportation are not included)
Team Blessed Bodies presents to you our first publication!The...
Team Blessed Bodies presents to you our first publication!
The ATHLETE MINDSET WORKBOOK
Learn how many successful team mates created the mindset to achieve their dream and realistic goals. Included in the workbook are interviews with Cover Models, Fitness Pros, a World Champion Athlete, a National Level Athlete, and a Mom who became a Pro.
A practical step-by-step sports psychology guide for making your dreams a reality.
A collaboration by Terry Orlick PHD and Leslie Lewis MFA and Head Coach Fatima Leite Kusch The Athlete Mindset Workbook guides you in simple and practical ways to help you learn how to excel in your training, your performances and your life so that you can live your dreams. By answering the reflective questions provided in the Athlete Mindset Workbook and by acting on your positive intentions, you can turn challenges into focused opportunities in every part of your life. This will free you to succeed in your training, your performances, and your life.
Motivational Monday - Shonna-Lee Miedema conquers The Spartan Beast!
Fitnessprint client Shonna-Lee Miedema joined us with the intention to get up on stage and compete in bodybuilding, but along the way she found a new goal that got her even more excited! Last year she completed the 12k Mudd, Sweat and Tears obstacle race in Kelowna, BC last may and recently she decided to up the challenge with The Spartan Beast, a 25 km obstacle course on a mountain 6800 feet above sea level, filled with monkey bars, spear throws, rope climbs, burning logs and burpees!
Despite back injuries and sickness holding up her training for the two months right before the race, Shonna-Lee decided to just do the best she could and complete as many of the obstacles as possible. She pushed herself to her limits and completed the course having given it her all. Even facing unexpected queasiness from altitude sickness she was undeterred and completed every single one of her burpees! Way to go Shonna-Lee!
Overall Shonna-Lee says she was very proud of herself for completing this challenging course and we absolutely agree! To top it all off she finished 29th out of 444 for women and in the top 39% overall! She says that she even felt rejuvenated and exhausted at the same time and plans to do another Spartan Beast with her husband next year for their 10 year wedding anniversary. Sounds like our way to celebrate, congratulations Shonna-Lee!
Motivational Monday - Hilary Dewolf beat cancer, conquered a major injury and regained her life!
Our client Hilary DeWolfe recently accomplished something wonderful and we would like to share her story with you.
In 1999, Hilary was diagnosed with cancer at 27 years old. She used running as her way to get through the recovery from surgery, chemo and radiation and was quickly an avid runner. So you can imagine how frustrated and upset she must have been when in 2008 she was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her femur (the bone of the upper leg) and had to endure 4 major surgeries before getting a clean bill of health just this year in March. While dealing with all of this she also got married and had a baby!
Needless to say, Hilary’s health has not been at it’s best so she was very excited at the opportunity to train with her husband for the Kirkland, Washington Duathlon held earlier this month. It was a 5km run followed by a 20 km bike ride and then another 5 km run. The short run distance was the perfect way to ease her body back into running and in Hilary’s words she’s now “officially addicted” to road biking!
According to Hilary, the bike portion was one big hill and she killed it! Congratulations! She also said that she *may* have even beat her husband, but I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone, so that’s just between us!
Hilary feels that her Fitness Print program made a huge difference in her overall conditioning, but even more important than that, she feels she had regained a mental confidence that she lost over the past 6 years.
We love that Hilary! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. I’d like to finish with a quote from Hilary that really sums it all up.
“I went from being a single woman with the world as an open door to a wife and mother who wasn’t sure she would ever walk without pain again. Crossing the finish line holding my husband’s hand and seeing our beautiful 21 month old daughter cheering her heart out was a feeling that will stay with me forever.”