This year is flying by.
This decade is flying by..
This century is flying by...
In 2019 I thought there'd be flying cars, buffalo chicken flavored ice cream and car wash-style gyms where you just enter the front fat and walk out the back looking like Zac Efron... but here we are still sitting in traffic, eating our buffalo chicken and ice cream separately, and still having to go to the gym and workout to get in good shape...
Stop waiting for the body and mind you've been dreaming of and go out and get them both. We are here to help! Our bootcamp is the perfect way for you to kickstart your Summer! With two sessions available again this month there is no excuse for you to miss out on our fun and camaraderie filled workouts. Our morning sessions, Mondays through Thursdays from 6-7am at Moakley park, have proven to be a fantastic way to start your day. While our evening sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at RMF, have had AWESOME groups of people tackling everything from yoga to stair work, Spinning to Boxing, and Lifting to running and rowing.
Pick your poison: wake up with the Motivated crew or tie your day together with a motivated workout after work. Either way, let us help you make this your best Summer yet!
Both Sessions Start Monday June 3rd!
Join us at The Supper Club in the Capo Basement on January 5th at 1pm to celebrate 10 full years of business for Regan's Motivated Fitness!
$15 for a ticket ahead of time or $20 (cash) per ticket at the door. Help us celebrate our community that we love so much! Some food included and a cash bar. We will have some raffles and other fun activities planned as we'll look to raise some money for the Dana Farber and other charities that we hold dear to our hearts! If you want to see why we're celebrating, read about our story below!
In February of 2008 the very first member of Regan's Motivated Fitness officially joined our gym. However, Motivated Fitness was a concept that was born well before that day. Tom Regan was dedicated to the health and wellness of his kids and their friends since his days of coaching 4 and under Southie Youth Soccer teams. From being the first coach of 4 year olds to incorporate wind sprints for his players, Tom found a love for motivating people to better themselves not just physically but mentally as well. Tom began his pursuit of fitness as a career while still working full time as the general manager of Cheers Boston; He'd teach Martial Arts classes at the Curley Rec Center, he'd teach spin classes at the BAC, he'd shadow Personal Trainers at the local Boston Sports Clubs and LA Fitness Clubs, he was looking for all the tidbits he could get from what was out there in the fitness world. From there, Tom once again resorted back to what initially brought fitness into play for him, his kids.
As Sean, Tom's oldest son, was looking to further his hockey career in high school, Tom started a sports & conditioning camp for him and a group of Boston's youth. This small camp started on the football field at Moakley Park in 1998 with just a few dedicated athletes but grew over the next 15 years to see hundreds of kids from around the city take part in these sports & conditioning camps that became known as "Ripped By Regan." The success that Tom saw his athletes have from these camps further pushed him towards his dream of opening his own gym. In 2008, as a result of years of research and hard work (not to mention a whole lot of gumption to open a new business in the height of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression) Tom was able to see his dream through to fruition with the opening of our gym on West Broadway!
Since that first member in early 2008, over 3,500 people have joined our gym and even more than that have taken part in one of our many bootcamps over the years. We love this community that has been built on the concept of motivation, wellness, accountability, camaraderie and most importantly fun!
Since Thomas graduated from college in 2012, he and his father have been a dynamic duo of motivation at RMF. Tom prides himself on being and expert on injury prevention and rehab, with ties to yoga and of course his long time love of cycling both indoors and out while Thomas has come into his own as an amazing group fitness instructor and youth sports & conditioning coach.
Tom and Thomas, father & son/ owner & operators, absolutely love what they do and it shows in the culture that is Motivated Fitness! Please join us in a fun-filled afternoon celebrating the success of not just our gym, but the successes of each and every one of our members, friends, and family over the years!
The time is over for gaining weight in the winter time and blaming it on the holidays or "bulking season..." It's a cop out, plain and simple.
Instead, this year take it upon yourself use the 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas as 4 week of progress. It's a perfect time frame for a mini-fitness goal! Having two gluttonous holidays bookending this time frame is perfect too. We get to fully enjoy our Thanksgiving Holiday with all of the stuffing-filled turkey and pumpkin spiced-filled boozes we can imagine before kickstarting our new routine. Then, it's buckle-down time. Four weeks of clean eating and 5-6 workouts per week. We'll be able to stay disciplined with these workouts and meal prep because we know at the end of this 4 week stretch we get a chance to strut around the Christmas tree flaunting all of our results that we earned since the last time we saw these very same family and friends at Thanksgiving! We can bask in the "where's the other half of you" comments from that funny Uncle; or the "You're wasting away to nothing" comments from that Aunt that loves to force feed her guests.
Kickstart your new routine by joining Thomas in a Holiday Weekend Spin & Sculpt on Saturday 11/24 at 10:30am. These Spin & Sculpt classes have had a cult-like following over the past year and for good reason... They are AWESOME! Try it for yourself and I guarantee you'll be hooked!
Then join our 4 week Morning Bootcamp starting on Monday 11/26! This 4 week December bootcamp is exactly the push you need separating your major holidays. In our bootcamps we do everything from yoga to spinning, lifting to boxing, and circuit based work to running. We mix and match each and every workout so that no two days are the same and you leave every hour feeling exhausted but empowered!
How about this year you beat all those commoners who head into the gym on January 1st bright-eyed and bushy-tailed filled with high hopes of far fetched resolutions. This time next month you could be well on the way to a new version of yourself, giggling to yourself as you pass the mass of people waiting at the front desk of the gym looking to start a membership that they won't touch in a month's time..
Change the culture of your holiday season.
The only person standing between you and a better version of you, is you!
Right around this past Christmas a group of our bootcamp regulars were looking to set a goal to kick-start their new year fitness resolutions. Some members were looking to get in shape for their own upcoming weddings, or their friend's weddings, some were looking to accomplish a long-time weight loss goal, and some were merely looking to rejuvenate themselves towards a newer healthier lifestyle; we decided as a group to set up a training program for the Boston Triathlon that takes place every July in Southie. We figured in having a concrete fitness goal set, that we would be more likely to reach our own personal fitness goals and aspirations.
We sent out an email to our whole gym/neighborhood-wide community and our response was GREAT! We had over 30 people who responded with aspirations of at the very least following along with our training program. In January we put into place a 30 week training program that started with basic workouts like stationary bike rides, one mile jogs (or even walks/elliptical sessions) and dips in a pool to become accustomed with swimming. The program started steady and early with the hopes to incorporate longer and more intense workouts as the race approached. Our short stationary bike rides turned to upwards of 40 mile outdoor rides; our jogs turned to long distance runs; our mere dips in the pool turned to long ocean swims. Next were Brick workouts (two or more events back to back, swimming-running, biking-running, swimming-biking, etc.) and then it all lead to our mock race day two weeks before the event.
Once the wheels were in motion, the camaraderie of a group-driven fitness goal took over. Knowing that you have a group of people who are going through the same process, and sometimes pain, that you are is not only comforting but it is also motivating. The biggest motivations for our group came in forms of either passing by someone in the gym who you know is training as well and sharing a simple word of encouragement, or even a quick "Holy Hell that 1/2 mile ocean swim sucked huh?" It's that camaraderie that drove so many of our group towards their goals and then some.
In the end we have roughly 10 members competing in the Triathlon this weekend; following their fearless/fear-inspiring leader Tom Regan into the abyss this Sunday will be Erin Moeller, Melissa Nazar, Chet Lang, Bri Colantonio, Shannon Cochran, Tom Dearnley, Ali Hockler, Andrew Lane and Michael Kineavy. Among this group we have seen two weddings where the brides were beaming with confidence and pride from turning over a healthy new lifestyle leading up to their weddings; we've seen somebody reach their weight loss goal of 40 pounds; we've seen people turn from bashful boot campers to full blown athletes! To say this process was a success would be an understatement. The results of the race itself on Sunday are really moot, because what's really important are the results that our members have seen in their own lives. The weight loss, the strength gained, and the positive mentalities acquired are the real accomplishments of training for an event like this. The accomplishment of competing in and hopefully finishing the race itself is just the cherry on top!
Studies tell us that it takes an hour of continuous exercise to burn off the fuel that your body has processed from your recent food consumption. After that hour the body burns stored fat - yes stored fat! We will for the next few months increase our Thursday AM Spin class with Tom to 90 minutes, so we will start at 5:30am instead of 6am and go to 7am. You may still start at 6am if you would like. For either start time you must signup online through Mindbody or our website!
If you don't make the decision and take action nothing changes. Make the decision to lose fat and take the action of doing our Thursday Spin class. If not now, when?
our Outdoor bootcamps are awesome!
When the alarm goes off around 5:15 or 5:30am, of course your first thought is some expletive at the fact that you have to get out of bed. However, here's the issue I have with people that say working out before work is just too hard for them; they probably have that same expletive thought at their alarm clock when it goes off an hour or two later. The first few seconds are the hardest, but once you're up, you're up! Also, for all those "I'm just not a morning person," people out there, just shush! Being productive in the morning is not a predetermined quality. It's not something that we are able to do because of our genes. It is a skill that is developed. As my father says, it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, so try our bootcamp out for one month and I guarantee by the end of it you will be singing a different tune about AM workouts! You will find that you are more productive throughout the day after a great morning workout with an enthusiastic and camaraderie filled group!
We have these bootcamps down to a science. We mix up our workouts in such a way that even if you've come to each and every one of our bootcamps for the past 5 years (which some of our loyal bootcampers actually have), very rarely if ever, will you see two identical workouts. We keep you moving, that's for sure! We do everything from running to lifting, and stair work to full boxing workouts! Whether you are in great shape already and just looking for a tune up or you are coming back from a long hiatus from working out, RMF’s Bootcamp is just the push you need!
New Year's Resolutions are as commercially motivated and as random as Valentine's Day. Think about it; how arbitrary is it that on the 14th of February each and every year we are forced to stop by Rite Aid on the way home from work to grab two dollars and fifty cents of Hallmark wisdom and a batch of flowers for our significant others? It's just as arbitrary as New Year's resolutions! Why is January 1st the date to start a new fitness trend and not January 12th, or March 13th, or any other date for that matter?!
So if mid-way through January you are disgruntled with the fact that you haven't lost the weight you set out to lose or you already ruined your "Booze-free January," SO WHAT!
Starting a new workout or lifestyle routine on January 12th is no different than starting one on January 1st! Just like buying your significant other flowers or chocolates on a day that is not Valentine's Day is just as appreciated (if not more)! So take the initiative today to get back on the right track or set some new and acquirable goals to focus on.
Let us help you out! I challenge you to try at least one of the following with us at the gym over the next month:
Our well-being is tied to our wellness. Wellness is taking care of ourselves, something that is often way down on our list of priorities. We are offering a program that can change that.
Weight loss for life is a three month program covering all aspects that constitute healthy living in today’s world. We will, in a sequential approach, cover goal setting, time management, exercise and meal planning. We feel that trying to achieve success in all areas of wellness at the same time leads to a domino effect of failure; when we falter in one area it creates stress that affects all areas negatively.
We will take the approach of creating better habits in one area then moving on to the next. Certainly there are some common threads throughout yet we look at those specific to our current focus.
We will first measure where we are and how we got there. Then we will institute Phase 1 which will focus on exercise and the time management and prioritization necessary to achieve consistency. Exercise will include strength training, cardio, injury management as well as a mental resource management. Next we will focus on nutrition and meal planning. The goal here is not to diet but to gradually develop a healthier approach to eating that evolves as we grow into our new way of life. This way the changes stick and stay with us versus a going off the diet scenario.
We will be building this program based on the strength of community. We all have something we would like to change for the better. We are not alone. We have a fitness community at Motivated Fitness that welcomes all and encourages all. Our “Weight Loss for Life” program will be another community where we will work, struggle, learn, and succeed together.
Weight Loss for Life:
We are very excited to have this program and we believe it will help you live the life you have been meant to live. We are asking all participants to read “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg to get us all on the same page as far as changing our behaviors to serve us positively towards our goals. The goal of the book, and this program is to break bad habits, and replace them with good, healthy habits. Also we are recommending that you have a heart rate monitor of some sort as well as a food scale.
We've learned alot over the 10 years we've been here on how to keep it going through all the little and sometimes big challenges that come at us in the form of pain and injuries. We can help you identify imbalances that are causing those sore knees, tweaky backs and hips as well as other bothersome aches and pains.
We will check your range of motion, balance and muscle length tension relationship which causes a multitude of issues. We'll identify the source of your problem and give you solutions that work immediately. We give you what we call a pre-hab routine that you do before you workout that gives you the optimum range of motion and activates dormant muscles. We also give you a rehab routine that continues your progress. Our focus is we get better as we get older. It's called Exercise Science because there is alot to it. A lot of opportunity for improvement. Let us help you. We love to remove pain and improve mobility that improves life and performance. Call Tom at Motivated Fitness for an assessment.