March Special

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17 June, 2016 12:22

I’m sure this woke them up!
I am so excited that everyone worked so hard and encouraged others to keep going.

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Time To Get Serious About Summer Fitness

Please take a look at my new ad and share.

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Business Spotlight-Full Article

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: BetaBfit

Kanabec County Times,
March 3, 2016
Written by Scott McKinney

Toni Fulton Certified Personal TrainerToni  Fulton,  CPT,  is  a  Master  Fitness  Trainer  and  the  owner  of  BetaBFit  Personal  Training  and  Consulting,  with  locations  in  Mora  and  Princeton.  The business’s purpose is summed up in its name: “Betta Be Fit!”

“My tagline is ‘Practical Fitness for our Unpractical Lives’ Toni said. “I help my clients build healthy lifestyles, with a personal and personalized approach. I find out what they do in their days, the things they love to do, and what they’ll use their new-found fitness for. I want them to be fit enough to do those things, now and in the future. Everybody walks a different path; I just take what they do, and help them build fitness into it.”

“I’m hearing from people that are not aware of what a fitness trainer does. I work with regular people who want to have prac­tical fitness in their unpractical lives. That’s my biggest challenge as a trainer. I’m not trying to get people to be fit like me … I want them to be fit like them.”

Toni’s background in training and sales/marketing are put to good use with BetaBFit. “I first went to school for marketing and sales, planning to climb the corporate ladder. But a corporate job was not me; I’m way more hands-on. I’ve always enjoyed staying fit so took a job managing a Nordic Track kiosk in Dulu­th, and I got really good at it. I found I was giving away fitness advice, and already was helping a lot of people, so I got my Aero­bics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) personal training certification.”

“I started offering in-home training, then club training, while working other jobs. I did that for many years; but after getting laid off from a management job in St. Cloud, I decided to go full-time and haven’t looked back. I then decided to expand my classes, so I got certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba and several certifications in Silver Sneakers. Recently and have been approved to offer Silver and Fit discounts for classes and personal training.”

BetaBfit Personal Training & ConsultingToni’s next steps were to find locations in which to see clients.

“My husband runs Rum River Promotions in Princeton. There was a space open in his building, and in June 2014 we made a deal to use it as a training center. Some of my clients made the drive over to Princeton, and that’s how things got started.”

“I continued seeing clients in Mora, and I’m on the Mora Area Chamber of Commerce, so I started looking for another location. A client told me that the owners of Evolution Tae Kwan Do Cen­ter uses their space in the evenings only, so we met in August 2015 and they were quite receptive to sharing space during the daytime. My clients were very happy to move with me into a more private location. Because of this I’ve been able to expand my client base and offer youth training, group training, nutrition coaching classes, and more.”

Toni says that what sets BetaBFit apart from other training op­tions are her results and her experience. “We’re a private training location, unique in the area. And my expertise as a master trainer is second to none; that comes with experience. I show people that what they’ve done before isn’t working, and how we can come together and work out a better plan. We’re a team; we’re in this together. My success depends on their success. I work with each client, building them a unique plan for fitness and nutri­tion, and then hold them accountable during our one-on-one sessions.”

“It’s all about having somebody in your corner. I find out what a client’s needs are, and go from there. We do a little bit more today than we did last week. On their own, clients may not see that what they’re doing is making a difference:’

BetaBFit offers flexible training sessions for people who may not have a lot of time. “Most people who come to me are at the point where they’re not listening to excuses from themselves anymore. Toni said. “They’re ready to put this in somebody else’s hands. I can show them how they have the time in their days to achieve practical fitness.”

BetaBFit Personal Training and Con­sulting is located at 519 First Street in Princeton, and at 42 North Union Street in downtown Mora. Call Toni Fulton at 612-390-0765, or e-mail her at toni@betabfit.com.Visit her web­site, betabfit.com, and find her on Facebook/Betabfit.

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Yoga fun facts

Today at 12:00

The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to yoke or join together. It most often refers to the yoking of a conscious subject (jiva-atman) with a Supreme Spirit (parama ta man) in order to reach an ecstatic condition (Samadhi, a “placing or putting together”). It is derived from the Proto-Indo-European base *yeug-, meaning “to join” as in jugular.n

BetaBfit Personal Training and Consulting Toni Fulton Master Trainer
612.390.0765
“Practical Fitness For Our Unpractical Lives “

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New Way to Workout

Zumba Gold can spark a whole new way to workout.
Dance gives the perception of play but actually burns more calories than a brisk walk. Wednesday’s at 12:00.
Call or message 612.390.0765 for more info.
Free to Silver & Fit and Silver Sneakers members.
Need to be registered with betabfit training center.
$3.00 65 and up.$4.00 younger than 65.Pay for 10 and get 1 FREE
.BetaBfit Personal Training and Consulting Toni Fulton Master Trainer
612.390.0765
“Practical Fitness For Our Unpractical Lives “

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New Way to Workout

Zumba Gold can spark a whole new way to workout.
Dance gives the perception of play but actually burns more calories than a brisk walk. Wednesday’s at 12:00.
Call or message 612.390.0765 for more info.
Free to Silver & Fit and Silver Sneakers members.
Need to be registered with betabfit training center.
$3.00 65 and up.$4.00 younger than 65.Pay for 10 get one free.

BetaBfit Personal Training and Consulting Toni Fulton Master Trainer
612.390.0765
“Practical Fitness For Our Unpractical Lives “

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Which are you?

People come in all different shapes and sizes but we can all be fit!

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7 Important Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer Before Hiring Them

We all know making the decision that you can not do it on your own is a big enough decision, but add on top of it “Who Can Help Me?” may just make you never take action and will keep you floundering.   So, first of all ask around not just at the front counter of your fitness facility but ask your friends, family, facebook friends and even you Doctor. You need to find a person in the location that is most convenient for YOU not them or you won’t go.  *If by chance you have the money and the time to work with the best by no means ever pass it up, but most people have a very busy life and convenience counts!

Now lets say you found two or three names and all have passed the sniff test then its time to have a serious sit down so you can get to know each other.  I put together this list of 7 questions to ask but by no means should these be the ONLY questions you will ask.  I am saddened when I see hard working people throw their perfectly good money at a Trainer that isnt a good match for them for any reason, whether its misunderstood expectations or miscommunications, it leads to wasted time and money on both sides.

Now relax and remember you and your new Trainer will be spending alot of time together so ask these questions if they dont just volunteer it, they should have nothing to hide.

7 must ask questions:

1. How long have you been certified?
(You want to make sure they have had some, REAL experience)

2. Are you insured?
(Rarely will a trainer ever use their liability insurance but you need to know you both are protected)

3. What organization did you get your Certification with?
(Some companies  or Trainers take the route of cheap online certifications so they can start making money off members and clients quickly)

4. What are your specialties?
(This will tell you where there passion is)

5. Can I have names of 3 past or current clients to talk to?
(Great way to get the nitty gritty, best if 2 of three are past so they feel comfortable telling the facts from a hindsight perspective)

6. How will your experience and schooling make you a good fit for me?
(This will give you an idea if they have been listening to you or just going through the basic questions because it is procedure)

7. Are you paid hourly or on commission?
(They won’t be expecting this, and there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer, but if they are hourly they get paid the same whether they are with clients or not, this may give them less of a reason to work hard for results for you, and commission can make them overly anxious to get clients so they can pay bills and may not be willing to tell you that they are not experienced in your circumstance. The worst case scenario is a club sales person selling Personal Training and not qualifying the Trainer for the best fit for the member.
BE SURE TO ASK WHO WILL BE DOING YOUR SESSIONS AND ASK TO INTERVIEW THEM!!

Congratulations!!   Now GO Gettum!!

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Antioxidants and Super Foods

Super Foods and Antioxidants  

One of the best ways to keep your immune system strong is to shop your supermarket’s produce aisle.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients called antioxidants that are good for your immune system — and the rest of you.

What to Eat

Add more fruit and vegetables of any kind to your diet. It’ll help your health. Some foods are higher in antioxidants than others, though.

The three major antioxidant vitamins are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. You’ll find them in colorful fruits and vegetables, especially those with purple, blue, red, orange, and yellow hues.

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids: Apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, green peppers, kale, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon

Vitamin C: Berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kale, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, orange, papaya, red, green, or yellow peppers, snow peas, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes

Vitamin E: Broccoli, carrots, chard, mustard and turnip greens, mangoes, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers, spinach, and sunflower seed

These foods are also rich in antioxidants:

Prunes                                              Plums                                  

Apples                                     Red Grapes                            

Raisins                                    Red grapes

Alfalfa sprouts                       Onions

All berries                               Eggplant

Beans

Other antioxidants that can help keep you healthy include:

  • Zinc: Found in oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, fortified cereals, and dairy products
  • Selenium: Found in Brazil nuts, tuna, beef, poultry, fortified breads, and other grain products

Cooking tip: To get the biggest benefits of antioxidants, eat these foods raw or lightly steamed. Don’t overcook or boil them.

Get what you can first from your diet; I believe supplements like Macro Greens and Miracles Reds are a great way to make sure you are covering all your bases. They are very reasonably priced and all natural. I have label information and pricing available to send if you would like more information.

Toni@betabfit.com

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