Alyssa Huntley is much more than just a personal trainer.

Her kind hearted spirit has motivated me to eat healthier, run longer, and be a better person. I stumbled across eleven eleven fitness through a dear friend of mine on facebook.   I was in the market for a flexible program that would cater to my busy schedule, someone who truly understood my body and who genuinely cared about my personal goals!   Alyssa was my perfect match.   Since joining in January, I’ve lost 12 pounds, a wack of inches and can honestly say I’ve never felt better!
Alyssa’s program not only sparked a fire deep within myself to make a healthy lifestyle change, but it also sparked a friendship between the two of us.   I’m a firm believer that the law of attraction is the “Secret” to life, and I’m blessed that I was lead her way.

Advice from a tree… Stand tall and proud…sink your roots into the earth… be content with your natural beauty…go out on a limb…drink plenty of water…remember your roots – and enjoy the view!

 

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1.)  Act Like You Already are GOLDEN!

Act as though you already are everything you always wanted to be fitness and health wise.    If you already were super-buff, svelt and uber sexy, how would you behave?  What would you be doing, to be that way and look that way?  ….Well, be that now, do those things now.  Does your super-fit-you go to boot-camp 3 times a week, have a at-home personal training session once a week, and maybe get in a yoga class or two?   Act like you already are golden-sun-kissed-fit, and before you know it – SHA-BAM, that future you is you!

2.) Think About Your Worst Case Scenario

Think about in detail, your absolute worst case fitness and health scenario….  perhaps sitting at home on the couch, bloated obese, body in pain, breathing is difficult, heart is working-over-time just for you to be alive, having to wear mumu’s or pants in outrageous numbers, body image so low, you can’t stand to look at your self……yikes -Get me out of this night-mare.    Looking at the very worst of what could occur if you totally fell off the fitness wagon, is a pretty snappy way to hop-the-heck back on.  It’ll scare the bee-jeebers out of you, and make you think again about skipping a class, or whether, saving a bit of extra cash is really worth not signing up for a session.    Now I’m not trying to be harsh here, I know we’de still be absolutely lovely human beings…no matter how we look…but think about how it would feel if that were you….                                      ……now think of that golden future you…..                                         which would feel better?                       I know what scenario I’m choosing!

3.)  Pick a Fabulous Fitness Professional 

To keep you going, motivated and moving forward, you want to find a fitness professional you can gel with.   You want someone, firstly, who is QUALIFIED!  Certified, and well versed in Fitness, Health and Nutrition., and who stays current and keeps things fresh and up to date.  Secondly, you want a trainer who’s on the same wave length as you…. Do you want a hard-core boot-camp to sculpt and drill you into fitness?  Do you want a dance-type instructor, who makes fitness feel like play?  Do you need Yoga to de-stress and let go of anxiety and tension?  Do you want choreography?  Do you want weights?  Do you want one-on-one, or partner workouts?  What is it YOU want?  What do you feel you need?  Hiring and working with a qualified fitness professional, lets you sleep better at night, knowing that your in good hands, safe from injury, and moving towards your goals.    Ahhhhh…… Bonne-nuit.

4.) Remember WHY Your Here and WHAT You Want.

Write your goals, and why they are important to you, on your mirror, laminate it and carry it in your wallet, paint it and frame it on your wall, (or like we did at Christmas – hang it on your tree)  put it in a locket….     Put it where ever you will see it often – keep it at the forefront of your mind to keep you focused and determined to succeed.

5.)  Put Your Support Group on Speed Dial

Your mom, your sis, your BFF, your trainer, your fitness buddies… keep them on track with your fitness and health goals, and call them up when your feeling a little over-whelmed, un-inspired, lazy, tired, down in the dumps, frumpy and grumpy…etc… sometimes we need someone to pick us up, or kick our asses- and say GET OUT THERRE, and Just Do It.   Also these are your peeps you want to CELEBRATE with when you finish your first month of boot camp, or drop 2 dress sizes, or have eaten clean a full month – share your success also with the one’s who love you and support you!  – – – That’s the real juicy good stuff.

6.) Get a Just-For-The-Fun-of-It Fitness Hobby

Hobbies keep you enjoying the moment, free, fun, joyous and maybe even a bit silly….  What physical activities do you love (and, yes….the obvious does count – – you sassy girls….)  What physical activities, make your heart sing?  What make your heart skip a beat with excitement?  What lets you forget about everything else and purely enjoy the moment?……. maybe a sport…. maybe swimming….. maybe ping-pong or other child-hood games…. maybe it’s even wii fit….  whatever it is, let go of the “fitness concept” in your brain, turn it off, and just enjoy feeling your body move….wow – we’re made so brilliantly!

7.)   Look Into Your Future

No crystal ball required….. just ask yourself the question “100 years from now, will this have mattered?”  …. Or to make it maybe easier to grasp “In 1 year will this matter?”  …… Is it leaving a legacy?  What am I teaching my children?  What am I doing for preventative medicine and health long term?  Am I elevating my life?  Does it help to elevate others lives?    Is it important to me?   How will I feel 1 year from now? How will I feel 3 years from now?  How will I feel as an older woman?  What difference will it make in my life..and in the life of those who love me?

Shine on Darlings….in health, fitness and natural living

Alyssa Huntley

http://www.1111fullcirclehealing.ptenhance.com

alyssahuntley@gmail.com

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Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer!

Lead us lest too far we wander.

Love’s sweet voice is calling yonder!

Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Light the path below, above,

And lead us on to love.

This is a vegan recipe – I think you’ll enjoy.  It’s super tasty….

I’ll be serving some with Yogi Tea tonight after BFF (Bring a Friend to Fitness FREE) Classes tonight.  (January 30th 2012)

Bootcamp 5:30-6:30pm

Yoga 7:00-8:30pm

Here’s the recipe:

4 cups kamut flour

1 1/4 cups unrefined sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cups poppy seeds

zest of 3 lemons

 juice of 3 lemons

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup pure filtered water

Oil a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.    Turn on oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, combine together kamut flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder, salt, poppy seeds, and zest of lemons.

In a smaller mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, almond milk, oil, vanilla and water.

Mix all together, and pour into pre-greased loaf pan.11:11 life styling blog vegan cake

Bake about 1 hour, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center, comes out clean.

mmmmmmmmm………..enjoy!

Yours in health,  fitness and natural living,

Alyssa Huntley

http://www.eleveneleven-coaching.com

We all have busy lives and sometimes don’t have the time to make ourselves the best meals, or are eating on the fly; here’s a few tips and ideas to help keep your body balanced, clean and vibrant!

Foods to take with you On the Go:

* in zip lock baggies, put single serving sizes of …raw nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, prunes, rasins, walnuts, shaved coconut, figs, dates – etc.

* zip lock bags are also great for… fresh fruits and veg – grapes, orange segments, pineapple chunks, mango slices etc.  Or cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, orange pepper slices, fresh peas, even sprouts are great!

What to Order at a Restaurant:

* Go for grilled, poached, broiled or stir fried (with minimal oil) and side-step deep fried.

* Ask for whole grain, and an olive oil/balsamic dip rather than butter or cheeses on breads.

* Have a salad as an appetizer

* If choosing a pasta, have a tomato, veggie or olive oil sauce sauce rather than a cheese sauce.

*Have extra vegetables, rather than potatoes, pasta or rice when having a meat or fish meal

* When possible go for a whole grain wrap/pita, with plenty of fresh and roasted vegetables, and possibly seeds, chick peas, lentils etc.. (not fried)  See sauce notes above 🙂  Djion is also a great option!

* Vegetable soups, nori rice & veg wraps are also a nice option when available, as well as fresh fruit cups – and real (blended in front of you) smoothies.

Cheers to your health and making wise decisions for your body, mind and spirit!

Alyssa

http://www.1111fullcirclehealing.ptenhance.com

alyssahuntley@gmail.com
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Evolution – Resolution

January 2, 2012

My ideas for my new year

 

Less Coffee ~ More Water

Deep Breathing ~ Release Tension

Be Grounded ~ Settle In ~  Sit with my Fears (rather than run & avoid & deny)

Smile,  Smile and Smile some more

Exercise like my life depends on it (it does)

Be mindful, aware and awake

Veganism…maybe….

Settle into the moment, whatever that may be

 

 

 

……wish me luck and perseverance & I the same wishes for you.

Happy New Year 2012

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Dear 11:11 Fitness Friends and Family

 

What an amazing year this year has been – and what an AMAZING, OUTSTANDING & JAW-DROPPING performance you have put on.  Well done!  You were focused, determined and look at the payoff!

 

I feel so grateful and blessed to get to work with such a dedicated and hard working group of life-loving guys and gals! You truly bring joy into my daily life!  Thank you so much for being you, and choosing me to work with.

 

I have watched you train really hard this year, build strength, confidence and skill….make lasting friendships, support each other and push until you can’t push anymore…..and your results have been mind blowing.  We’ve had envyable weight loss,  inches lost and toning,  raving doctor health reviews, peolpe feeling/being healthier than they have ever been – and you are responsible for it all.  You are the ones that made it happen, and did the hard work (even in the snow and rain, and hot hot heat) and look at how great you look and feel for it!  Way to go – you are UNSTOPPABLE!

 

You ROCKED 2011!!

You CAN do anything!

 

With that in mind, I offer you a 2012 fitness and health challenge:

How could you raise the bar for yourslef?  and What might just happen if you did?…..

 

For example:

Could you attend one more bootcamp class a week, than you are now?

Could you add a yoga class to your routine to help create more balance?

What might a 1/2 hour monthly nutrition coaching call help you maintain?

…and just where will you be by the end of 2012 if you did add that extra class or get the nutrition coaching

…..how might you look, feel and act?

 

I’m so excited to be moving into 2012 with such a great group of fitness family and friends.

Hugs, blessings

…and unlimited gratitude,

 

Alyssa Huntley

 

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Exercising while on holidays, will help keep you feeling good, mentally and physically;  it helps you to de-stress, unwind and not judge yourself too harshly if your eating patterns change a bit for your regular routine.

Here’s a well-rounded at-home do-it-yourself program that’ll keep you moving and motivated… I’ll aim to add a new one every few days, until classes start again, and you can join me! (Please see web page for class details http://www.eleveneleven-coaching.com)  This program will be about an hour in length, so pick and choose what you like, if time is limited.

Equipment needed:

Water, good shoes/boots, a chair, a mat/towel or blanket or soft spot on the carpet.

Warm-Up:

Start out with a brisk walk outdoors for 10 minutes (and take a friend or family mermber if possible)

11:11 at home routine for the holidays (t-stance image)

CAUTION on ice and snow!  Please stay on sidewalks!

Work Out:

Start to run a block, then walk a block, then try 15 jumping jacks….. – run – walk – jacks, run – walk – jacks … etc…. if you’re feeling ambitious, sprint instead of just running.  Continue for 20 minutes.  (You can do this inside as well if you have a treadmill or elliptical…go about 2 minutes of  each run/walk, get off treadmill and jack)

Cardio Cooldown: 

Briskly walk a block or two about 5 minutes, adding 4 walking lunges at every telephone pole.  (watch knee does not exceed foot on front leg, as you lower into your lunges..hint, go for big strides)

Muscle Strengthening: 

* Indoors or Outdoors, alternate push-ups (your choice) with a t-stance (side plank ….see image), ratio:  10:10  ~ Push Up:Second Hold T-Stance.    Do 3 times per side.

For more Advanced: From the toes and hand

For Beginners: From knees and elbow 

*  Jump Squats: Regular squats.  Ratio 10:10.  Do 3 sets.

For more advanced: 15:5 ratio – 3 sets

For Beginners: omit jump, and do 1/2 the reps

*  Get Up – Get Down… you know…the one you LOVE…..  all the way to lying on the floor, then all the way up to standing.  When tucking the leg under to get up, alternate which leg and arm you use to help  (message me if you need more info on this one)

For more advanced:  try for no arm assistance at all if you can

For beginners, try it out…do as many as you can – use your hands to help as much as needed.

* Prone Opposition – lying down on your front, and raising opposite arm and leg.  Switch each rep, right arm – left leg, left arm – right leg.  See about pulling up your navel as far away from the ground as possible.

For advanced: hover in a table top position, from hands and feet, with your knees 2 fingers width away from the floor, engage your abs, and give it a go!

For Beginners: rest down on your front, being sure to keep your head and neck supported and resting as the arms and legs move.

Caution if spinal or neck problems or sensitivities.

This should take about 20 minutes.

Flexibility

Stretch out your major muscle groups holding at least 20 seconds:

* hamstring (back of your thigh) … seated with legs extended to the front of you, lean forward as much as it feels comfortable – breathe and relax.

* quadricep (front of thigh) … standing, bend one knee, drawing your foot up towards your bottom, take your foot in your hand, bring thighs together, so the knee cap points down.  Reapeat on other side

* erector spinae (all along your back)… cat pose

* lattimus dorsi  …go into downward dog, with hands on an elevated surface..pulling back slightly with your body weight

* Pectoralis Major (your chest) … standing come up close to the wall, facing inward, extend 1 arm out straight at shoulder height, rest your whole arm, from shoulder to hand on the wall (get in close, close, close), then turn your torso away from the arm – so your arm is flexed back, and open on the front.   Do on the other side.  (If that sounds far too confusing, just bring your arms back and wide as far as you can, palms forward facing.)

About 5 minutes.

Take a few nice deep breaths, thank yourself for the amazing workout you just did, and if you feel any other areas need a bit more of a stretch, please do add them in..i.e. calves, hip flexors, shins, bicep, tricep, abs.  Instinctively if you feel tight anywhere, open up that area, by moving the corresponding joint in the opposite direction, to add length to the tight area.

Hope you had a great workout, and a super holiday!

Alyssa Huntley

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