Posts by Rachel Seay

Born and raised in Richmond, BC, Canada, Rachel has been a certified fitness professional since 1999 and the proud owner of Inner Fit Studios. She is a member of the BCRPA, NSCA, Idea Fit, and Can Fit Pro. In her spare time she writes blogs, ebooks, certifying fitness professionals and can be found playing outdoors.

Today I Cheated on my Juicer – Juicing Made Easy

We all know juicing is good for us. It’s a power pack punch full of high density green nutrients but let’s face it – juicing is a pain in the ass, and that’s why I cheated on my juicer.

I love my Breville juicer (when I make the time to juice). She is smooth, she makes delicious juice and she fills my body with the good stuff, however, cleaning her seems to be what stops me from juicing more frequently.

So while I was making my coffee, I looked over at my nutri bullet and thought “hmmmm how you doing?”

I know this isn’t rocket science and I know the whole point of a nutribullet is to juice with the extra fibre, but I had never thought to cheat on my juicer until today. Continue reading →

Creating a Body You Love

“Exercise, through strength training and conditioning, will help you create a body you love. Nutrition, through clean eating, will help you burn off the fat to show off the body you love, created through exercise.” Coach Seay

It seems like we always have half of the equation figured out. Some of us have mastered exercising but still don’t feel happy with our weight, while some of us have mastered nutrition, yet feel frustrated by their body. Continue reading →

I Got This!

“YOU GOT THIS” is probably our most common catch phrase at Inner Fit and the reason why is simple – we believe you do “got this.”

Humans are capable of incredible feats and your coaches know that while the workout may be challenging, you are more than capable of rocking it (regardless of your fitness level).

Next time you doubt yourself, simple remember these three words, “I Got This” and watch your world change.

 

Finding Motivation

What is it with motivation?

We read self help books, watch youtube videos, read success stories in magazines all to feel inspired and motivated at the gym, but have you ever notice that motivation fades quickly?

The mistake people make is they think motivation comes first. Do you want in on a little secret? Motivation comes second to what successful people know all too well – taking action.

Weird huh? How does motivation come second to action? Here is what happens when our brains and bodies take action. First, you get to the gym (often kicking your heels) and you begin your workout. Within about 20 minutes your brain starts to activate more. All of a sudden you start to feel a little better. This is because the blood is rushing to your muscles to provide energy. As you continue your workout, your brain seems to be on fire. Have you ever noticed how problems seem solvable after a workout or you are less mad at something after you worked out? Imagine, 40 more minutes of your brain being activated. Continue reading →

How to Achieve Your Goal When You Don’t Feel Motivated?

They key to your success is the celebration of mini goals. Little goals along the way keep you proud of your self and help you feel like they are achievable.

Start with setting one small goal this week such as lose 3 lbs, attend 3 classes, weigh in each day for 7 days, or meal prep for 7 days. Continue reading →

Superhero Grouse Grind for the Kids!

What happens when the Inner Fit community gets together for a great cause?

You get a ton of amazing effort, incredible costumes and $1900 raised for BC Children’s Hospital and this is just the start towards our efforts to raise money for Sick Kids in BC during our 10th Anniversary year in business.

Thank you to everyone who participated and who donated, it meant a lot to us!

To make a donation, follow our link here.

Big Thank You to Jeremy Saunders and his beautiful photography and capturing the event with us!

Inner Fit is more than a fitness studio, we are a community of friends of all fitness levels, ages, backgrounds and both men and women. We workout together and give back together. Join the fun, visit us online at http://www.innerfitstudios.com

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A Place to Start…

One day you wake up and there you are, unhappy with the reflection in the mirror. You ask yourself, “how did I get here?”, “how did I let it get this bad?”, and you find yourself filled with anger, frustration, and sadness. No one deserves to feel like that.

The first thing to know is – you are not alone. We all live having the best intentions to help others, be a good parent, be a good employee, volunteer, be a good spouse; but at the end of the day, there is little left for yourself. Life is just so busy today!

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So how do you find a balance in life and take care of you in the process? It starts with deciding to take action and find a way to incorporate everything that’s important to you but to also learn to let go of what isn’t serving you. You can’t make time for something new if your stressed with everything you feel you have to do.

Let’s start by taking out a pen and paper or open up your notes app in your phone and ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Who are the people that are important to me and fill me up when I am with them? 
  2. Who is taking energy from you and you need to let go of so you can make time for you and caring for yourself? This is a tough one for a lot of people but you can’t be with the people who are important to you if your energy is going to someone who doesn’t deserve it.
  3. What things are you doing in your life that bring you fulfillment? 
  4. What things are you doing out of obligation that are not serving you or your future? This is also a tough one because it is usually tied with guilt, but it will serve you to let go of situations that cause you stress.
  5. How many hours in a week are you taking care of you? Make a list of exactly what you did to take care of you. Do this so you can really see how well you are caring for yourself.

The reason you start here is so you can map out how to let go and make space for the important things in your own life.

We all know exercise is good for us, but seriously, what’s the point if you can’t lose weight right? Wrong.

Exercise is not about the workouts, exercise is you taking care of you. It is a couple hours a week that will not only help you feel good post workout, but also help you feel better all day and into the next day.

Exercise has this magical effect on the human body, and those who exercise regularly can back up that statement. It is especially profound for those who are struggling to get through life when the kids are young or work is stressful or life is throwing you challenging, that is when you need it the most.

Exercise literally lights up the brain. You make better decisions and are in a more rational place after you workout. Imagine if you went through life in a decreased stress state and instead in a happy state? Your life would look a lot different.

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But I am afraid to start? Who isn’t afraid to try something new? Who isn’t nervous about being vulnerable? We all hard, it’s part of being human. What I can tell you about Inner Fit is that it is one of the most awesome places to start your fitness journey and use it as time for you.

It’s not about the workout, it’s about a few hours a week for you. A long term client Mel always says she gets excited to get into the car and come to class because it’s her time and while she loves her family, it’s time she gets for herself 3-4 hours a week. Mel has lost 60lbs and kept it off for over 5 years.

The Results will come! When you make the time for yourself a few hours a week with something that is productive such as a fitness, there is a greater payoff and that is slowly seeing a body you are loving that is healthier and happier. The thing to remember is it doesn’t happen over night or in a month, it takes 6-12 months to see substantial changes but as we have seen at Inner Fit, the slower you lose it, the easier it is to keep it off.

Where do you go from here? Come visit us. We want to help you. Inner Fit is a friendly facility where our members love to meet new members. Start with 2 hours a week. It’s really that simple. Give us a call 6043151656 or text or email rachel@innerfitstudios.com and let me help you get started. Visit us online www.innerfitstudios.com. Download the Inner Fit Studios app and try our one week free trial.

I hope you get to look in the mirror one day and have positive thoughts, because that’s what you deserve because you are awesome and you deserve to feel that way. #startwithinnerfit

Rachel Seay 🙂

Founder of Inner Fit Studios

 

A Message from Founder, Rachel Seay

Oh the Ah-Ha Moments in Vegas!

They say change happens in a moment. We can struggle for a long time and then you hear, see, or experience something that changes everything. This was my recent experience in Las Vegas at the 2017 Idea Fit Conference.

I headed to Vegas filled with confusion, frustration, nearing burnout, and a sense of needing to step away from my business and came home with clarity and a feeling of excitement to be back in the studio.

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Over five days I attended a variety of workshops and courses from marketing to spinning to step classes. I decided to have a well balanced approach because I wanted to bring new ideas to the classes but also learn how to grow my business.   Continue reading →