Newsletter | January 2018
Have you booked your sessions for 2018??
Reach Your Fullest Potential This Year

"No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams." Maya Mendoza
How many years in a row have you dreamt of accomplishing something? Writing a book, sailing the Mediterranean, running a 5K, losing that extra 10 lbs? What makes this year any different? Well, I will tell you what it is. Understanding resistance.

When we resist things in life, it creates a struggle. It creates an opposing force against something that of course is going to fight back. And it will fight back hard. Until maybe you stop forcing it. And let it go. And stop resisting it. 

Resistance is a choice. We can either partake in the battle and put on our armor, or choose to follow the flow. Ironically, the things we resist most are the things we actually really want- our heart and soul’s desire. 

We can begin to recognize moments when resistance kicks in and experiment with turning that choice off. When you make baby steps, every single day, towards your goal, eventually you will find yourself on the path to achieving your greatness. And resistance will be nothing more than a choice you make. To do, or not to do.

What will happen if we stop?

There are many circumstances in life that cause us to put up our guards to resist. The physical ones like being too tired to wake up or too cold to keep the shower on cold are the easiest to conquer because they last only a couple of minutes long. But the internal, emotional resistance is the real battle to be fought. But is it really a battle? What if we thought of this innate resistance towards something as a sign that it is something worth doing?

What happens when you continuously say yes is you realize that that choice is more fulfilling than the alternative. The journey you take to get there is actually more satisfying than not taking the journey at all.

Think about the things that you are trying to resist. 
Maybe it’s making a change in your lifestyle. 
Maybe it’s sitting down to write every day. 
Maybe it’s starting to meditate.
Maybe it’s allowing your heart to open up and let someone in. 
Whatever it is that you are resisting- your soul desires to have it. How long are you going to fight it?

I invite you this year to say yes, rather than no, to your dreams and aspirations. And as always, all of us at FITtec are here to help.

Happy New Year!
Take a Hike!
Whenever I travel to my hometown in Connecticut for Christmas, I realize just how lucky I am to live in Boulder and have so many places to go hiking.

Fresh air + exercise + an endorphin rush + a beautiful view = pure bliss. It doesn't get better than that! Our trainers have compiled a list of our favorite trails to hike, run or bike in the Boulder area. Get outside and enjoy!

Rachel : Mayhem Gulch in Golden. 4.5 miles. moderate terrain.

Andrea: Button Rock Preserve in Lyons. 4.7 miles. Moderate terrain. Beautiful hike for dogs!

Liana + Shaun: Coaltan Mesa Trail in Louisville. 2.9 miles. Great for biking and trail running!

Kela: Bear Peak in Boulder. 12.95 miles. Difficult but absolutely worth it at the top!
Gut Microbiome Health

Are you looking for that missing link to the healthiest version of yourself? Whether you are trying to lose the last 10 lbs, strengthen your immune system or help regulate your digestive system, having a healthy gut microbiome is the answer.

Hippocrates once said, "All disease begins in the gut."

What many people do not know is that your gastrointestinal system is responsible for a properly functioning digestive system, immune system, hormone regulation, vitamin and mineral absorption and even your brain and mental health. The bacteria produced in the gut (gut flora) are critical to regulating and keeping these systems healthy. 

How can you do this? Bone broth. It is considered the oldest and newest remedy for those on the quest to perfect health. Way back when, before the industrial revolution, bone broth was consumed in every household. This was a time when nothing went to waste, not even the bones of the animals that were hunted. Bone broth was called “Jewish Penicillin” because it could cure almost anything. 
"Many modern cultures have lost the practice of whole-animal eating, and the old-age tradition of having a pot of broth constantly simmering on the hearth has been lost in favor of modern convenience, microwaves, and highly processed canned soups."

Bone broth can help with osteoporosis, digestive issues, suppressed immunity, aging skin, even depression has been linked to poor nutrition. I like to make a big crock pot full on Sunday evening and have a cup each day during the week. It is a warm, satisfying and delicious snack to curb your appetite and give you a boost full of nutrients.

Click this link HERE to read more and find a great favorite recipe!

Coat Drive Success!

Thank you all for contributing to our coat drive this season! Your giving is always appreciated by those who are not as fortunate as we are.
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By Andrea Rodgers