Getting In Shape With GoodLife Fitness and Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™

| February 12, 2014 | 8 Comments

 

As a mom of three children, two of them being under the age of three, I know how important it is to take care of myself. My kids depend on me, and expect me to keep up with all of their activities all day long, and for me, one way to do this way to this is to start a fitness routine.  I also want to become more fit because I used to be in better shape, and I want to tone the muscles I have.

One of the fitness routines I tried in the past was one I had found online. I could workout at home while my younger children were taking a nap for almost an hour.  It was a high-intensity workout geared to help me loose the weight that decided to stay after my youngest was born.

At first, it was working well. After a while, though, I lost my motivation to continue following the program. One of my children would wake up from their nap, or other disruptions would take me away from my personal workout time.

As one of my New Year’s resolutions, I felt I really needed to continue what I started and get myself into better shape.  Since I did not want to stop my routine as soon as I started it again, I decided to take a different approach and take a high-intensity workout class where there are other women like myself wanting to become more fit.  I then made some schedule shuffling with my boyfriend/partner so I could take a class.

After doing some searching for a class to take, I thought I should try metabolic training.  What’s metabolic training, you ask? Metabolic training is a type of exercise that boosts cardiovascular fitness while helping to gain strength and muscle endurance.  It is designed to get your heart rate up while helping you to build lean body mass. Metabolic training uses resistance exercise with weights for a set amount of time, followed by a short recovery period (no longer than a minute), then you go on to the next strength training exercise.   Metabolic training is great for people who have busy schedules but still want to loose weight in a short amount of time.

Metabolic training sounds like other cardiovascular workouts available, so why would I choose this type of workout? Well, with metabolic training, it is designed to burn calories and fat at a higher rate during and after the workout is finished.  It also helps to cut down on going into a routine rut. This is because you are quickly moving from exercise to exercise with a short rest period in between.

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While looking for a workout facility that offers a metabolic training class, I discovered Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ which is a metabolic fitness class being offered exclusively at GoodLife Fitness that will be available across Canada.  It is a fun 30-minute high-intensity interval/circuit workout that will help me achieve my goal of becoming more fit and tone during shorter workout periods. Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ is perfect for a busy mom like me who does not have a lot of time in the day for working out, and I miss being more active and having fun at the same time. I cannot wait to start taking these classes and getting myself into better shape.

After watching this video of a Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ class, I was so excited about starting these classes and getting fit!

Introducing Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ from GoodLife Fitness on Vimeo.

I will even be taking part in a Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ class that will be led by Jillian Michaels herself at a GoodLife Fitness centre in Ottawa at their Queen Street location.  You can get in on all of the fun by wining a chance to attend this class with me or at one of the other 6 tour locations! All you have to do is click here to visit the GoodLife Fitness Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ webpage to enter to win this amazing experience. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents until February 21, 2014, so get up and enter today!

Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by GoodLife Fitness, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect GoodLife Fitness.


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Category: Family, Fitness, Giveaways Archived, Health, Moms Wellness, Wellness

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Mandy says:

    Jillian Michaels workouts are always super intense! Good luck with the workout and meeting her is awesome!

  2. ML - @20YS says:

    Would love to join you for this!
    Perhaps at the Queen Street location.. that’s not too far from my office.

    xox,

    ML

  3. Martha says:

    This sounds like the type of workout I need! I’m super-busy with two jobs so it’s really hard to squeeze in a long workout. Stopping by from the SITS comment challenge 🙂

  4. Brenda A says:

    I have been reading about this work out for a while and I see amazing results in my friend. She is so dedicated! I admire that greatly. Motivation is a big problem here but I am working on it. The Ottawa class lead by Jillian is super neat!

  5. Pieces of Me says:

    Thanks for all of the comments, ladies! I’ve been starting to do some of her workouts online, so I will be ready to do this class. They are a bit of a challenge, but I’m the type who thrive on challenges! I hope all of you entered the contest! It will be an amazing experience.

  6. Victoria Ess says:

    Thanks for the heads up about the contest!! It looks like it would be a really fun experience!

  7. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Good luck with your goal and the class with Jillian sounds like an amazing experience.

  8. Shelley Young says:

    I’ve always heard good things about Jillian Michaels so good luck!

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