Scully Company Wins 3rd Place in the Fit Company Challenge!

Scully Company Wins 3rd Place in the Fit Company Challenge!

Scully Company participated in the Fit Company Challenge in Philadelphia! As a team, we took on a variety of competitive strength and endurance exercises, ultimately aiming to Work Fit and Live Fit.

As a result of our dedication and training, we were thrilled to win 3rd place overall in our division as well as first place in two of the three challenges! We are already looking forward to participating in the next Fit Company Challenge scheduled for 2017.

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The Fit Company Challenge was an effective and easy way for us to get our office fit and feeling good! Open to all fitness levels, this event created the excitement and motivation we needed to get fit while also providing us the opportunity to work together as a team.

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10 Fitness Tips for Fall

Check out these 10 fitness tips brought to you by Livestrong.com to help motivate you as we ease into this beautiful Fall weather.

Overview

Autumn is a transitional time of year. The leaves on the trees change, it becomes darker earlier, and the temperatures cool down. It is a favorite time of year for many people. However, these same changes can also lead to stress for individuals who tend to fall off the health and fitness wagon during the transition. There are many enjoyable opportunities to remain fit, or even begin a fitness program in the fall that can work for everyone. Planning for seasonal changes, finding support from group exercise and embracing events and activities that the season has to offer are key factors in staying fit through the transition.

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1. Take Advantage of Autumn Activities

Autumn group events like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, haunted trails, and building leaf piles are active options that can also be fun bonding experiences for family and friends. Organize a weekend trip or local get-together with an autumn theme and plan to be active.

2. Get Involved in Community Events

With the fall season come many holiday-themed local fun runs and events. Look in the newspaper for Halloween runs, turkey trots and reindeer romps. According to a 1991 summary report by ERIC Digest, training for a specific goal such as a race increases adherence to an exercise program. Signing up with friends or family will hold you accountable for completing the training.

3. Head to the Trails

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year for getting outside. Grab a friend and find some local parks or trails to walk, run or bike and take in the view of changing leaves.

4. Dress for the Weather

When weather gets cooler, it can deter people from going outside to work out. This problem can be mediated by wearing wind-shielding clothing and dressing in layers. Proper attire and accessories (hats, gloves, etc.) that cut down on bulk but still allow for warmth make outdoor fitness more enjoyable as the chill of fall approaches

5. Drink Water

Stay hydrated even when the temperatures cool down. People often feel less thirsty when it is not hot outside, but staying hydrated is just as important in the fall as it is when the sun is blazing. When fall rolls around, remember to stay on top of your fluid intake to help with both exercise recovery and appetite control.

6. Drink Tea

Drink more tea to warm up for the cooler temperatures. Green tea and black tea contain antioxidants that help ward off diseases during flu season so you can remain healthy and active as the season shifts.

7. Avoid Holiday Candy

According to the National Institutes of Health, on average, non-obese adults gain about a pound a year around the holidays. In addition to creating unhealthy habits, accumulation of this weight over time can lead to obesity. Be sure to pack lots of healthy snacks to munch on throughout the day to help deter you from grazing on sweets that pop up in the office, at home or at holiday parties.

8. Turn Fall Chores into a Workout

According to Health Status, a 150-lb. person can burn 135 calories by raking leaves for 30 minutes. Turn outdoor chores into a game by setting small, achievable goals to help pass time and burn away fat.

9. Exercise Early in the Day

Try to work out in the morning or during the day. With the time changing and the sun setting earlier, it can feel as though it’s later in the day than it really is. This can make people more tired than usual. Getting into a routine of working out early will guarantee the workout gets done and still allow time in the afternoons and evenings to relax.

10. Vary Activities

As the weather cools down and summer ends, it can become difficult to stay motivated. Trying a variety of different activities and varying workouts will help keep a fresh spin on exercise and allow for confidence to build within a wide range of activities.

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Personal Trainer & Nutrition Consultant: Nicole Cunningham

Nicole Cunningham can help you get in shape, be healthier and become a stronger and fitter you! Nicole is our newest local resource for our resident’s of Riverwalk at Millennium and all ScullyFit Community Residents.

As a personal trainer for 7 years, Nicole has experience working with all ages and fitness abilities. She has worked quite a bit with kids who want to be active and improve in sports as well as the elderly who wish to stay strong and healthy as they age. Nicole has also helped people recovering from injuries who are trying to get back to their normal daily functions. She also has experience working with pregnant and post pregnant women, helping them return to their pre-baby shape.

Nicole attended NPTI (National Personal Training Institute) where she became a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition consultant. She has also gained a wealth of knowledge from her experience training as a division one rower at a big ten school and from her training at the Olympic training center while rowing for the United States national team.

Nicole’s goal is to help people lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. All of her workouts are individually created for each person based on their needs and goals. No two workouts will be the same.

Schedule an appointment with Nicole today! Get in shape, be healthier, become stronger and fitter!

Nicole can be reached by phone (707) 322-2689 or e-mail Nicolecunningham85@gmail.com

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