If you fly with us downtown, no doubt you’ve seen someone resembling Batman in the studio. It’s quite an honor having MNUFC Superstar Miguel Ibarra train with us during his off season at Fly Feet. Not only is he an incredible athlete, but he’s one of the kindest people you’ll meet.
Everyone is all in agreement that when we are sick, we need to step back and rest so the body can focus on healing. This same is true with training, simply to a less drastic degree. If you step back for a full week, you won’t believe how good you will feel upon return. I think most of y’all know in your head that you should do this, but the heart is a different matter.
We are all on a path to elevate our game. But what separates those who are average from those who are world class at what they do? How can we apply some of those principles to how we approach our goals? We might not want to compete in the Olympics, but learning some of how they train can help us just chase a better version of ourselves.
We are honored to share this week’s Fly Feature, Z. She’s the one with coolest demeanor when the workout starts to bite and the fiercest focus until the bitter end. She’s a rugby player by trade, but dabbles in a bit of everything from travel to reading to cooking and drill. Read on to get motivated for your next Fly Feet class!
How many times have you gotten done with work, felt super hangry and impatient, and decided to stop and pick-up food at a drive-thru? We’ve heard it before: Failing to plan is planning to fail. We can prevent the stop at the drive-thru by planning and prepping our meals in advance. Here are some tips and tricks to help get you started with your journey into meal prep.
The beginning of the New Year it is a time to refresh, renew, reignite, and reestablish. Stride will be echoing that same theme this month as we start to reinstate our baseline training. What we mean by this is we are going to spend a little more time training at our lactate threshold, which is something that we don’t spend time on during all-out efforts in Tread & Shred or our long slow distance runs that some of us occasionally sneak in.
Not every training session should kick your ass. If it does, you need to rethink how you’re approaching your training regimen. Our goal is to develop a culture of training from the existing culture of working out. This nomenclature is often used interchangeably, yet there is tremendous difference and it is why at Fly Feet we coach training sessions, not work outs. (And we call ourselves “coaches” not “instructors”.)
The science of habit is fascinating. There is a stark difference between will power and habit. Will power is driven by routines. While effective, will power wanes down as the day goes on. That’s why you can be “good” all day and then lose it after dinner, eating all of the cookies. But if it’s a habit, that is different.
Fly Feet loves a good power couple that works out together and these two epitomize that! Brian and Lauren have shown us how to dedicate time to your health and support everyone around you while doing it! Read on to learn more about this fast, fierce, and phenomenal duo.
Most of how we live is driven by habits. What do we do right when we wake up? When we get home from work? When we feel bored? All habits. We can change our habits for the better if we understand their three parts. We’re going to dig into those habits in our Fly Feet Challenge.
The holiday season is here, and for many of us that means celebrations, family gathers, good food… and sometimes stress. There are many things that we can do to help stay balanced and positive during this busy time of year. Here are our top suggestions to help you towards a goal of a healthy and happy holiday!
Flyers, you’ve gotta meet our guy Rob! He is not your typical group fitness guru, in fact Fly Feet is the first place he has ever joined. The former hockey player, speedster, Michigander has found his stride at Fly Feet where he gets after it more days than most. His drive fuels the power of the pack mentality and his dedication to everything he takes on has impressed every coach we’ve got! Read on to learn a little more about him.
Habits are powerful but delicate – they can emerge outside of our consciousness. They shape our lives far more than we realize. Truly, our lifestyle - - the way we live - - is a series of our habits. What are your habits? We’re going to dig deep on these in our Fly Feet Challenge this January.
This month in Stride we are ordering up a holiday special for you at the beginning or end of every session. When you receive a gift during the holiday season you never know exactly what you’re going to get, and the same principle is going to apply to our training sessions this month. Think of this as naughty or nice, but knowing that no matter where you fall we will be getting you out of your comfort zone.
We all know what it’s like to be working out and have our lungs be the limiting factor to our performance, whether it’s running on the tread or doing strength work on the floor. My legs might feel good, but if I can’t control my breathing, I’ve got to hop off the belt early or drop my weights before my set is over. That feeling is both frustrating and helpless. It’s a moment that occurs for all of us, but if we can make them few and far between, we feel better about heading into the gym, better during the workout, and leave feeling empowered for whatever comes next.
Today is my opportunity to thank you for all that you do to make Fly Feet so incredibly special. I am thankful for everyone that makes up the amazing community that we affectionately call the TreadMighty. Our coaches, our front of house team, and of course our flyers.
Thanksgiving celebrations are in full swing this week and we can’t help but gush about the many ways this life is a gift. This is the time of year when we channel energy toward family, friends, and the many other elements of living that we cherish. It also presents the opportunity to actively share these sentiments with others. The words that we choose to express become so much more powerful when shared during this season, and all seasons of life. We asked our staff to share what they are thankful for this season and we can pretty much sum it up like this… YOU. Here’s what our team had to say.
Fly Feet, meet Coach Colin! If you have had the pleasure of taking a class from Colin then you know his motivation is endless, is authenticity is so pure, and his energy takes everything to another level. He is a multi-dimensional coach with a background and personality that you must get to know. We are so honored to have him as one of our newest coaches and can’t wait for you to learn more about what makes Colin so special and such an important member of our team.
It is crazy to think that two years ago we unlocked the doors to a place that would forever reimagine the spirit of group fitness. It gives a brand new perspective on treadmill running, traditional hiit training, and glowing green lights. We opened the doors to total strangers and now two years later we have a TreadMighty family …
Flyers, meet Thomas! He is a Fly Feet all-star who walked in our Flyzata doors when we first opened and has been a regular ever since. He is a joy to coach because of his dedication and drive to make progress. He goes all-in whether it’s a grinding Stride session, heavy lifting Strength day, or the tried and true Tread & Shred. His passions range from work and family to thoroughly planned snowy getaways. Read for more!
November we will focus on training that surrounds time trials. We will develop how we prepare for them and how we can truly benefit from having these checkpoints in our training. We will work with time trials that test our speeds over a range of distances and time domains so that we have a better understanding of our capabilities and ranges.
Scott is a member that walked into class for the first time, gave it everything he had, clapped his hands, and walked out with the biggest smile on his face. As a coach these are the moments that move us and his authentic energy became captivating for us. He has shown up (almost) every day since then with the most dedicated, driven, and inspiring attitude that can’t be missed among staff and flyers. We are so lucky to have him and his big heart in our community!
Read on to learn a little bit more about Scott and why he is so special to all of us at Fly Feet! Plus, have you seen his kicks???
Challenge season is our favorite time of year because it gives us a chance to come together as a true team and community. Everyone is reaching toward similar goals, with the ultimate being the principle of getting better in some way, shape, or form.