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The Purpose of Exercise

Why do we exercise?

Most people think the reason we exercise is simply to burn calories. The true purpose is to send messages to the body requesting enhanced physical capabilities, while sending a repetitive message to the body, asking for improvement in metabolism, strength, and aerobic (lung) capacity.  Watch this video to learn more.

These are some of the effects of exercise (Weight Training) on your body:

  • Increases insulin sensitivity (then you won’t need as much insulin -a WIN for fat loss!!)
  • Increases muscle mass. Fat is burned in the muscle. More muscle=more fat is burned!
  • Increases testosterone & HGH anabolic hormones.
  • Increases glycogen storage (more places you can put glucose, the less gets stored as fat)
  • Increases lung capacity allowing for more oxygen. Fat only burns w/ oxygen.  More Oxygen = more fat burn!
  • Increases resting metabolic rate (your body has to restore its core temp and repair tiny muscle tears.) Speeding up metabolism lowers citrate levels, thus lowering fat production.
  • Decreases cellulite (by moving lymph system)
  • Reduces stress and lowers Cortisol, decreasing fat storage and appetite.
  • Sweating is an excretory function (Detox! Kidneys don’t have to do all the work)
  • Lipase enzymes are activated by heat. They break up fat to feed to the working muscle to burn instead of sugar. Continues up to 15 hrs!

My Fitness Program

With my program, you weight train 3 days a week for a one hour session, alternating muscle groups between upper body and lower body ever other session.  Important to remember:  the Purpose of exercise is to not burn as many calories as you can in one training session, but to stimulate your muscles to burn calories when you’re resting!

It’s also important to note, my program doesn’t involve any crazy tire turning over, jumping, Cross Fit type exercises that have a greater chance for injury. We use weights to stimulate a specific muscle, that muscle breaks down and repairs at rest, greatly improving your metabolism.  With my method, we do opposing muscles every other set so there’s little rest in between sets, this gets your heart rate up, so you’re really doing cardio while weight (strength) training. It’s the best of both worlds!

With this method of training, in 3 one-hour workouts a week, you burn calories every hour of the week (168 hours) as your body is recovering/healing from your workouts.   You can do additional cardio in between days as an option if you like.  Cardio has its place, but why not “kill two birds with one stone” and get your strength training and cardio all in one workout?  Imagine what you could do with an extra four hours a week.

Contact me to set up a free appointment to discuss your health and fitness goals.

Purpose Of Exercise

 

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We as humans, survive because of respiration. All of our cells respire, utilizing oxygen for energy. It’s what we do. Oxygen deficiency causes us to die. Usually a slow death, from diseases caused by inadequate oxygenation such as Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease or Diabetes.

How do we become oxygen deficient?

Simple: by eating adulterated oils and fats from the food processing industry. We are giving ourselves these diseases by eating common everyday foods! Trans fats are only the tip of the iceberg.

Nature had provided us an opportunity to fix this problem. Our bodies require unadulterated polyunsaturated fats found through organically produced, unprocessed foods such as meat, eggs, cheese, seeds and raw nuts. Ray Bessette will teach you exactly what foods to eat. The polyunsaturated fats that you need are Omega 3 and Omega 6.

Don’t be mislead by things like “Omega 3” added eggs or products such as fish oil.

Fish oil is a derivative (DHA and EPA) of Omega 3. It can be dangerous! What your body needs is the “Parent” form of the Omega fats. It will make any derivative it needs from there ONLY IF IT NEEDS IT! How simple is that? More than half (75%) of heart attack victims have normal levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol yet virtually every physician will tell you to lower your total cholesterol if it is above 200.

A blood clot contains mostly adulterated Omega 6. Cholesterol is not bad…oxidized cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol has no sensor in the body, so why do we put a number associated with it? To sell drugs? Cholesterol plays an important role in the production of hormones and transferring oxygen to our cell membranes. Why would you lower it? Maybe doctors are smarter than our own human physiology and don’t believe we are self-regulating & self-healing.

If you replace the adulterated fat in your diet with unadulterated (oxidized) fat, you will be on your way to having healthy cholesterol circulating in your body.

Other potentially life-threatening illnesses are similarly improved with proper fat consumption. It is very important to consume unadulterated Omega 3 and 6 fats in the correct ratio of 1:1 to about 1:2.5. Ray Bessette will educate you how on much of the Omega fat containing foods to eat to provide you with the correct ratio to avoid toxicity.

If you decide to supplement this essential nutrient, buyer beware!

We recommend the X-10Life formulation of the “Parent” Essential Oils (PEO’s) It has been verified* to contain extremely high-quality oils in the exact correct ratio. Ray is dedicated to “Fitness Through Science, Not Fiction”. Don’t gamble with your health.
*Professor Brian Peskin, M.I.T Electrical Engineer, Biochemical researcher, formulator of the X-10Life EFA’s (PEO’s) and author of various scientific articles, and books (The Hidden Story of Cancer and The 24 Hour Diet among others).  Here is a recent YouTube presentation Prof. Peskin gave at a recent seminar this YouTube page where he discusses the superiority of plant-based Parent Essential Oils (PEOs).

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Contact Ray directly here.

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor’s recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.

Gleannloch Farms Fitness Center Management

Dear Gleannloch Farms Residents –

This will clarify a couple of things that came up through the Facebook dialogue on the Gleannloch Farms Community News Facebook group page today.  Many have requested a copy of The FIRM U’s proposal to manage the Gleannloch Farms Fitness Center presented to the Gleannloch Farms HOA at the September 18, 2017 HOA meeting.  The proposal along with other documents is available through this link.

  • The proposal includes adding the 3,852-sq. ft. of The FIRM U for all Gleannloch Farms residents for no membership fee.  The choice of which gym the resident wants to use is theirs.
  • The management fee proposed was for $86,820 per year.

Some questions asked throughout the dialogue:

Where does the $10K Independent Contractor Fee fit into the proposal – in addition to or included in the $86,820?

Answer: What is being referred to the first bullet under the budget where I mentioned that I would “reduce the current annual budget set aside for the community gym by $10,000+ per year.”  What is meant by this is that $10k is the minimum savings that can be realized in one year from the proposal I presented. There is no additional or hidden $10k fee.

Please explain your initial plan to remove all the current equipment in the GLF gym and make it a yoga studio or cardio studio only?

Answer: That was never on my proposal. I believe a resident has suggested that, it was never a part of my proposal or business plan. I have a fully functional cardio and group class studio built in The Firm U. I have offered classes to the community, visit http://raybessette.com/p31-fitness/ . I would keep community gym as is, but with Nationally Certified Personal Trainers that meet my topmost expectations in customer service and results driven for the resident. The Firm U would ONLY be an alternative to residents to work out for free. My project proposal is to add as an (optional) additional Gleannloch Fitness Center. This would be similar to how we have six tennis courts, three pools for GLF residents. With my plan, we’d have two fitness centers from which to choose and neither would have a MEMBERSHIP FEE. A community of this size would benefit from the value of an additional fitness center with the level of the newly proposed professionalism of The Firm U.

Please confirm the discussion we had about removing all fees for residents. This is $99/month currently for your membership, you indicated at the meeting and in the letter this would occur. How many GLF residents are currently paying $99/mo to be part of The FirmU – this was a number asked for at the meeting and a response was never provided.

Answer: I have 30 to 35 GLF residents that are patriciating in our personal training program. They don’t pay any fee for a membership, I waived GLF residents from membership fees a long time ago. In fact, through November and December of 2017, I offered residents of GLF to work out at The FIRM U for free. We do have a membership of $45 (with training) $99 (without a trainer) advertised on our web site,  This is for non-residents. In my proposal I stated that all GLF residents would have free access to The Firm U just like the Community Fitness Center. Lastly, you assume I generate most of my revenue from memberships, this is not true!

A couple of other feedback items from today’s Facebook conversation:

  • It has never been said by me that the current trainers are “crap.” This is a definition used today by a member of the group.  Throughout my proposals and emails, I’ve said that I would keep the current trainers who have the certifications our trainers have and/or, offer to help any who don’t with getting their National Academy of Sports Medicine certifications. The FIRM U is a training facility for NASM trainers and I would be more than happy and willing to help the current trainers get their NASM certification should they so desire.
  • Regarding the comment “But not everyone is trying to compete in a body building show. Some people just want to workout without getting hurt.” Not ONE of The FIRM U clients is trying to compete in a bodybuilding show. They have ALL come to me for health and weight loss reasons and my main concern with our clients is helping them with their goal AND teaching them how to work out with proper technique, so they don’t get hurt.

The Facebook dialogue will probably go on and on about this subject. At this point, it’s no longer about my company being awarded the contract. It’s more important now to validate whether the board went to other companies to seek proposals each time the contract came up for renewal or to ensure they seek them when the current contract is due to expire. It’s been done with the landscaping company (mid contract, by the way), why not with this service, too?  This way, the residents can be sure we are getting the best value and best service for our dollars. This is a question that has not been answered or proven thus far by the HOA.  I’ve answered the questions presented to me and put my proposal out as requested.

Now, if there are more questions, let’s address them at the January 18 HOA meeting.

Ray Bessette, NSCA, ACE, NASM-CPT
Founder & Owner, The Firm U
Master Clinical Fitness Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist
833-FIRMU-Up
Cell: 832-755-1949
Email: ray@TheFirmU.com
Web Site: www.TheFirmU.com

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Give the gift of health to your loved one this Christmas. We offer several options to please everyone on your gift list. See below for descriptions and purchasing information on all gift cards we offer. Your loved one will thank you!

 

Benefits of practicing yoga from improved flexibility, strength, muscle tone & balance to stress reduction.

10 Yoga Sessions

Price: $149 (sessions must be used within 30 days following gift recipient redemption)  To purchase this gift card, please click here.

1 Yoga Session

Price: $20.00 (session must be used within 30 days following gift recipient redemption)  To purchase this gift card, please click here.


GROUP EXERCISE offers many benefits such as exposure to a social & fun environment, a safe & effectively-designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, accountability for participating in exercise.

1 Group Fitness Session

$10 (session must be used within 30 days following gift recipient redemption)  To purchase this gift card, please click here.

Monthly Unlimited Group Fitness Classes (excludes Yoga)

Price: $120 (session expire 30 days following gift recipient redemption)  To purchase this gift card, please click here.


60 Minute Massage

Price: $100

Experts estimate over 90% of disease is stress related and nothing ages us faster inside and out than stress. Regular MASSAGE THERAPY can do a world of good for stress reduction. Other benefits: faster muscle recovery after exercise, decreased anxiety, better sleep, more energy, and improved concentration & circulation.  To purchase this gift card, please click here.

 


Perfect for the loved one to use for any service we offer (Personal Training*, Hormonal Balance*, Group Fitness, Yoga, Massage, Strawberry Laser Lipo, Fit N Firm Foods).

*Online redemption is unavailable for these two services.  To redeem for these services, recipient must print and bring the e-gift card to The FIRM U.

$100 Gift Card

To purchase this gift card, please click here.

 

$75 Gift Card

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$50 Gift Card

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Gift Card in Any Amount of Your Choosing

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1 Strawberry Laser Lipo Session

Price:  $125  (50% off, normally $250)

Learn More about the Strawberry here.

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MORE INFO ON THE STRAWBERRY LASER LIPO

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The areas only authorized Strawberry Laser provider.  The Strawberry Laser is completely non-invasive, completely non-surgical, and completely non-painful! FDA cleared for U.S. use, the Strawberry Laser has been successfully melting the fat and re-contouring the figures of millions of patients in over 30 countries for several years. When liposuction or other surgical body contouring procedures are less desirable options, Strawberry Laser treatments can yield noticeable, measurable results. Most patients will see a difference with their very first treatment session! We’ve grown accustomed to our patients being thrilled with the results – right from their very first session!  The Strawberry Laser helps our patients reshape their bodies – without liposuction, without surgery! Why not trim down those annoying, trouble spots of bulging fat by melting them away?! For patients looking for a simple “walk in, walk out” alternative to surgery, without any restrictions or downtime, the Strawberry Laser is a safe, affordable, non-invasive option that can achieve very reasonable results. Most patients will achieve their goals with a series of 6 -10 treatment sessions – just two a week – within only about a month! Results may vary.

For both men and women looking to shrink down pockets of unwanted fat from their arms, back, sides, hips, thighs, or abdomen, this safe, time-saving, cost-saving treatment can be ideal. The Strawberry Laser can help with everything from love handles, to spare tires, to saddlebags, to muffin tops!


Please call (833) FIRMU-Up or email ray@thefirmu.com with any questions you may have.

Happy “Healthidays” from The FIRM U!