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Build Your Recession-Friendly Gym, The Home Fitness E-Zine, Issue #004
June 04, 2009

In this months edition of The Home Fitness E-Zine:





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To get fit at home you need to do high quality exercises right? Well every month we decide upon a new favorite, first-class exercise. Give it a try and you'll soon know lots of great exercises for whipping that body into shape. :-)

Your new exercise for the month of June is:

Killer Twists

This exercise make you breathless really fast. A sure sign that it's doing great things for your body.



To guarantee long-term success with your home fitness training, it's important to know the art of goal setting. When goals are used properly they make your fitness training sessions incredibly productive. They help you to move forward and improve from week to week. In fact this doesn't just apply to your fitness training either...

Moving ahead in any area of your life boosts your self esteem and makes you feel wonderful.

The art of goal setting

The best way to explain this is to show you our goals...

  • Tom's goal is to be able to do 75 burpees in a row by the end of the month.
  • Shaye's goal is to lose 2% body fat by the end of the month.

There are some key things about these goals which make them work.

  1. We both believe we can achieve these goals. They're not so far out there that they seem impossible.
  2. They are very clear. It is very hard to misinterpret "to do 75 burpees in a row by the end of the month"
  3. The results can be measured. Shaye can easily measure her body fat percentage by using body fat calipers.
  4. They must be completed by the end of the month. This puts pressure on you to complete the goal. It forces you to change your actual day-to-day activities.

For example, our day to day activities have now changed:

Tom does more pressups, squats and burpees in his home workouts. He also dedicates four weekly testing sessions to find out how many burpees he can do in one set. This lets him see his progress and decide if anything needs to be changed.

Shaye has changed her workouts to include more interval training. This will help her burn off more fat. She is also making sure she doesn't "pick" during the day. Picking is basically snacking when you're bored. Those little bits add up over the day.

Shaye found out that she picks more than she realised by using the food and exercise diary that we showed you last month.

Your challenge this month is to set just 1 specific fitness goal. It can be anything you like as long as it follows the above 4 guidelines. Then, make sure you plan what activities you are going to do to reach your goal.

Then get started!

This is the best way for you to get ahead with your health and fitness. At the end of the month, once you've achieved your goal, reward yourself. Do something new, fun and active. And then set another goal for the following month. This is how momentum and self confidence build. The upward spiral just keeps on going!

Good Luck!



We're always looking for ways to make home fitness training easier for you so that you can get on with getting fit...

Here's some of the work which is in the pipeline...

  • Video workouts so that you can play them at your computer and follow along...
  • iPod workouts so that you can do your workouts anywhere!

As always, if you have any thoughts about these we'd love to hear from you. In fact, if you have any ideas about how we can make home fitness training easier for you then we'd love to hear it.

You can tell us your ideas here...

You can send us any feedback on The Home Fitness E-Zine here...


Wishing you the best of health, fitness and freedom
Shaye and Tom

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