Fighting Holiday Weight Gain and Craziness

| November 14, 2011

Boot Camp 8-15-2011It’s that time of year when everyone starts running wild trying to get ready for all their parties and getting gifts for family and friends.  Keep your health in mind and don’t use a New Year’s resolution as an excuse to put it off until then.

Look for things to keep you active.  Our gym offers a Thanksgiving Day Morning Workout as well as News Years Day.  We are in our eighth consecutive year and have had tremendous success.  Our Thanksgiving Day workout is called Turkey Day Torture.  The whole point is to get a great calorie burn in before the gluttony begins.  We anticipate having 80-100 people this year.  The camaraderie and challenges are great and attainable by even the novice exerciser.

Most gyms offer a lot of different opportunities to keep you motivated.  Whether it’s a biggest loser competition or the perfect record attendance competition you can usually find something.  If you’re not part of a gym (come try ours) find a couple friends who can hold you accountable.  Schedule runs or walks with one another.  Don’t wait till the, oh so normal resolution time.

The most common pitfall is food, none the less.  Three very helpful guidelines to follow prepared by fellow trainer Bryen Pinkard, are one- keep portions the size of your fist, two- if you’re going to a persons house eat a small salad before you leave in order for your mind to signal to your body that it is full by the time you get there, and three-eat vegetables first, animal protein second and carbs absolutely last or not at all.

If you are looking for suggestions on healthy selections on Thanksgiving Day meals, email me at  We have a list of special recipes on the best healthy dishes for the Holidays composed by all of our Trainers.

Lastly, don’t forget about those less fortunate than others.  Now is the perfect time to organize a food drive for Dare to Care.  Or if you’d rather donate your time, they could use tons of help handing out food.  There are lots of opportunities on their website,  There will be a lot of kids out there not getting many toys, as well.  A great way to teach your kids about true holiday spirit is to sponsor an angel or put on a Toys for Tots drive.  There is no better way to enjoy the real feeling of the holidays than giving.  Just picture your own kids opening their presents Christmas morning when you are thinking about this.  Now run to the mall and get an angel!


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Bert Kremer
Bert Kremer
Personal Trainer
Co-Owner of ProFormance Fitness

I was born and raised in Louisville along with my four sisters. I graduated from St. X in 98’and University of Louisville in 02’. I have two amazing kids that are much sweeter to life than I ever was.
Although, I didn’t really know what all went into it, I dreamed of owning a gym and knew that I wanted to help people out. I consider myself very lucky to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that have existed in my life. I received a degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Marketing at UL, both of which were very helpful in getting me where I am today.
I have 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer. I have nationally accredited certifications through NSCA-CSCS and ACE. In 2003 I met Cary Cox and he already had the same visions that I did. We didn’t want people sitting around reading magazines on machines. Our past experience from the big box gyms helped us realize we wanted something different. We were looking for real results in a private atmosphere where intimidation doesn’t exist. ProFormance Fitness has grown from the original facility three times. The latest addition added another 5000 sq/ft to keep up with demand. We are fortunate to have amazing trainers and lots of energetic clients.
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