“About two weeks ago, I was in the Spectrum Studios talking with Mike and Michelle.We were talking about some recent advances I had made in my workouts, making some minor changes in my diet, and overall feeling pretty good about the progress I was making toward my fitness goals.I mentioned that the coming week would be a real test as my family and I were vacationing on the other cape (Cape Cod) for a week.There would surely be burgers and dogs, lobsters and steamers, and ice cream, snacks, and beers and plenty of things to do besides working out.As much as I was looking forward to a little R&R, I didn’t want to take a step backwards from my fitness goals.”
“The Spectrum Team did a real good job reminding me of the principles…wise (but not perfect) nutrition choices…Something is better than nothing when it comes to workouts (intensity and consistency are more important than the apparatus you have available)…rest is one of the most important factors.
I have to admit, I enjoyed the heck out of my vacation.I had fun playing with my kids.I had fun working out (briefly but intensely).I pretty much ate what I wanted (avoiding only processed sugars). Predictably, I slept really well.I don’t think I have enjoyed a vacation that much ever.”
“It is easy to get confused by so much information out there, but the team at Spectrum always brings it back to the basics.Work out with intensity and build muscle.Eat whole foods, don’t diet.Rest and prepare to work out with intensity again later in the week.”
“This really hit home with me twice. One time was on Light House Beach in Chatham. I took a short walk to the beach by myself in the morning and did a really brief (only nine minutes) but really intense resistance workout with absolutely no apparatus (just my body weight). It was such a good work out and I was working so hard to recover between sets that a stranger stopped to ask if I was OK. I was more than OK, I was feeling great! Several minutes later, my family met me on the beach and we enjoyed the next couple hours enjoying the morning and swimming with the seals. The second time was when I returned home, weighed myself and discovered that I had not gained a pound. I thought about how well rested I was, how I had really not deprived myself of any of the good food available, and how well the Spectrum Team had prepared me to be happy living a healthy life.
Thanks and well done team!”
Tom Renda, Beverly, MA