Elevation Kinetics December Newsletter

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We did, and then we went to Seattle for the marathon. Shawn hit his 4hour goal and did just great, and it was nice to get a change of scenery.
I have some really exciting programs that I want to share with you, so give this newsletter a look. I have my client of the month, Adriane, who’s a total rock star, the Saturday running club which is going great and we’re going to continue it in January, as well as a series of charity boot camps on Saturdays in January– I have the dates and times for you so you can mark them down and invite your friends. And we’ve got the 25 Days of Festivus going. If you’ve meant to register but haven’t yet, registration is still open and I’ll attach the link to your tracking sheets here too.
 
December is the fastest month of the year. If you don’t stop and breathe, you might miss it. I hope you’ll continue to treat your body well– feed it nutritiously and keep your stress levels to a minimum by exercising, sleeping, and continuing whatever meditative practices you enjoy. Take the time to enjoy yourself and appreciate what’s good. Reflect on the past year and look forward to the upcoming one.
 
I hope to hear from you this month!
 
~Kathy
 
P.S. Someone just asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and the only thing I could think of besides the 3-way roaster, steamer, slow cooker I’m getting is some nice testimonials from those of you that have had positive experiences working with me. If you would take a minute to leave a testimonial or review it would be a great gift. Here are a few links:
Thank you!
Client of the Month
Adriane HOOF!
Adriane came to meet with me last fall– she was 5 or 6 months pregnant and looking for a trainer to help her get the weight off after her baby was born. We started working together April 1st and she’s been chipping away at the body fat, which is great, but what’s remarkable is that in that time, with the little newborn and no sleep and going back to work (and all that business, you know) she has managed to not just show up and gut out her training sessions each week but also to keep her nutrition AWESOME, improve her strength and stamina, AND train for and finish the Portland Marathon in Oct
ober, and she did great. She’s an inspiration and I wanted to share her story to show you that where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’ll post another picture when she gets to her goal weight. I’ve been taking pictures every month, so there are way more, but these are (left to right) April, September, and December 2013.

Burn Off the Holiday Bulge
January Charity Boot Camp Series

Look at the boot camp fun!
This January we’ll be running an entire month-long series of boot camps for you to enjoy with your family and friends. These charity boot camps are a “pay-what-you-will” style, with the suggested donation of $5/person (as you know, nobody ever gets turned away). They’ll include dynamic warm-up, circuits, games, and drills, and a cool down with stretch. They’re family friendly, so bring everyone. We haven’t picked a charity yet (it might be the same one or different for each), so if you have any suggestions, send them my way.  

When: Saturdays in January at 11am
Where: Peak Condition Gym 2214 NE Oregon St Portland, OR 97232
Why: Because I said so

Please join us!
Run (or walk) with Us!
Free Running Group will continue in January!
That picture to the left is Shawn at the Seattle Marathon. 

Good news! We’re continuing our run (walk/jog) group through the winter. Please come out and run with us! This is a rough time of year for outdoor exercise, but any time spent outside is really healthy and it’s easier to get out with a group of friends. All levels are welcome. We plan different lengths routes that are easy to modify.

When: Saturdays (ongoing) at 10am
Where: Meet at Peak Condition Gym 2214 NE Oregon St Portland, OR 97232
Wear: Dress for the outside. When we’re running, the temps feel about 20* warmer, so dress in layers.
The 25 Days of Festivus: It’s not too late to register!
This challenge officially started December 1st, but I know there are a bunch of you who wanted to do it and haven’t registered yet. Good news: it’s not too late! I’m going to keep registration open all month, but I’m ordering the shirts next week and I’m not ordering extra, so if you want one of these amazing limited edition shirts (they are no joke) you’d better get yourself on board. If you get registered after I order, I’ll make sure you get a prize of equal value but it’s not going to be a limited edition Holy Awesome t shirt. 

if you’re already registered and haven’t downloaded the tracking sheets (or you just want to look at them)