It sounds so nice to think of recovery as a retreat from all you’ve done over the last several days. I used to think that recovery days were days when I could abandon my training routine so that I could just give myself a rest. Now I understand that rest and recovery in terms of training and athletic performance actually means something very different.
We are talking about pure interval training. It is a very classic and grassroots way of training full of repeated, faster efforts to get an athlete stronger and more efficient. These workouts are all designed to encourage this amazing community to discover where your fitness is truly at and get you inspired to chase something better.
Meet Coach Megan. So sweet, and always up for a good laugh, but the girl can also turn on the jets. From chicken tacos to binge watching Netflix, we all want to hang with this b.a. Fly Feet rock star. Let's get to know her!
Meet Natalie. Winner of the Flyzata 21 Day Challenge, this woman is a rock star. Career woman, mom of three, and crusher in the studio. She says that the 5:30 a.m. class is her favorite because her brain doesn’t realize what she is doing that early until she is already back home! Whatever it is, she is always smiling, motivated and ready to roll. We'll have what she's having ...
Sugar is in everything. A 12 oz bottle of Gatorade has 21 grams of sugar which is almost one day's recommended consumption. In addition to the health impacts, sugar also decreases our ability to perform in our workouts, and causes long-term fatigue. So, let's tackle this one together! We're doing a SUGAR DETOX in our Spring Training starting on March 10th. Join us, won't you?
The safety of personal care products is a women’s health issue and it’s time for all of us to care about it. At S.W. Basics, we’re part of an initiative led by Beauty Counter to bring more attention to the dark corners of personal care ingredients and labeling.
I don't like taking days off. I love to train ... it helps me keep my head on straight and get through my week. And when I am able to break through a goal I've been working on - faster paces, down a few pounds, whatever it is, I want to do more. I know I'm not alone here ...
Now the next time you are hating every second of a 4-minute effort on the tread, you will know it’s not just because the coaches enjoy watching you suffer! We have a reason! You are becoming a more efficient athlete, a faster runner, and a happier person because fast is fun!
Get to know one of the best and brightest at Fly Feet. He hates running, loves cats, and the intensity and drive he brings to coaching are second to none. Coach John is always moving, always asking questions, and always eating. We're so lucky to have him. Get to know this BA Fly Feet Coach!
Getting started is hard. One of the biggest mistakes we make in trying to get back into it is the mindset that we need to make life-changing, wholesale changes to make a difference. It's simply not true. Even if your diet and fitness habits are non-existent, you can begin to make small changes which can snowball in to big results.
We made it through the 21 day challenge!! So… we can stop now, right?! Ummmm no. (Sorry.) Fitness is something that we chase for the rest of our lives. But, it's important to take a second and look back on the past 21 days and reflect on a few things we can take away from it. Where did we improve, take chances, and learn from our failures?
The best way to change habits is not to deprive yourself, or focus on eliminating the bad habits, but to focus on ADDING good stuff to your routine, and eventually the good stuff will push out the bad.
Lactate threshold is what defines the top limits of what we consider sustainable efforts.Looking to outlast someone in a race or increase the amount of time you can stave of the burning feeling in an interval? Develop your threshold pace.
Our Wayzata Studio is just over a month old and we’re still basking in that newborn smell. After months of sketching, planning, designing, choosing, and building we’ve welcomed over 100 new members and lots of fresh faces into our Fly Family. Just like our training sessions, there’s always a WHY, so without further ado, here’s the highlights of our Wayzata Studio.
If you've seen this girl in a class, then you know she's *ON FIRE*. She's a natural super fast runner and she also happens to be a supermom of three boys. She was one of our very first Fly Feet members downtown and we fell so deeply in love with her, we had to have her on our team. Now we're so honored to have her as one of our coaches in Flyzata! Let's to know Katie!
It is our job as coaches is to help you not only bridge the gap between where you are and where your goals lie, but also to help you get to the edge that makes those goals possible. It may not happen the first time, or even the 3rd, but here are a few things to keep in mind as you approach your first few sessions:
My first workout at FlyFeet was a humbling one. I was invited by my friend who was a member, and who had raved for months about how great the workouts were. I knew they were challenging both physically and mentally so I was a little nervous ...
Thinking back on my first times in the Fly Feet studio, I remember instantly feeling nostalgic for high school track and cross country. This is because, all of a sudden, I was being coached. I was setting goals and writing them down. Every workout I did, built on the one prior. These are things I did as a high school athlete, but hadn't done since. I quickly realized that I wasn't attending another group fitness class, this felt personal.
Next weekend, we’ll be kicking off our 21-day challenge with one of our tried and true TreadMighty workouts. The TreadMighty workout is the only Fly Feet workout that repeats. Every six weeks or so, we do it to see where we are. TreadMighty was designed as a simple test that is measurable - something you can record and repeat regularly to see your progress ...
As a Fly Feet coach, I get to observe our community from a different lens. When the lights go down and the music goes up in that green room, I get to witness people’s truest selves as they tackle physical obstacles and break down mental barriers. Even though I work in “group fitness”, the activity that happens in our studio is also deeply personal and I am privileged to play a role in helping people realize their physical potential and goals.