Can’t Wait for Fall!

Fall fitness has creeped up on us. What are you doing?

I love, lurve, luv the day after Labor Day.  The air is full of crisp possibilities.  It seems even more so this year.  I've got so much fun stuff happening: FashionWeek activities this week in Boston and New York, a very exciting relaunch of the women's activewear site (I work for them), and I'm coming off a very successful spring and summer at my Pilates studio.  All I can say is ... Yay! I've got a lot of personal plans too: finally shed those last 10 pounds (I'm almost there), reinvigorate this little blog of mine, and get to work with great folks like Joyce Cherrier, Brooke Siler, and the Sweaty Betties on the Advisory Counsel for Fall Fitness Plans I'm stepping it up a notch this fall.  I'm going to take a stripper pole fitness class and start doing HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) for the first time.  I'm really looking forward to a sense of fun and, dare I say, sexiness as I push my body in new directions.  I'm also continuing my running program and will be targeting a 5K or two to run in this fall.   I'm even going to take a stab at being a no oil-added vegan (more on that coming soon). Please Come With Me I want to share my excitement with you.  I want it to be infectious and fill your head with fun ideas about fitness.  I want you to tap that motivational well with me and find your own reasons for working out and staying fit.  What will get you excited this fall?  What makes you want to strap on the sneakers or plop down on the mat and go? Do you have a fall fitness goal?  I'd love to hear what you have planned!  Please share. Cheers, Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.


8 Responses to Can’t Wait for Fall!

  1. Jenn Givler September 6, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    I’m running my first Obstacle Race on September 18th… I’m VERY nervous. I’ve been training for a couple of months now, and I’m actually wanting to finish in the top 20 (which may be an aggressive goal, but here’s to hopin!).

    After that, I’m not sure what I’ll shoot for…

    Totally love the idea of trying stripper pole fitness!! Gonna have to see if I can find that locally…

  2. Joe Williams September 6, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Fall is my favorite season, Lisa. I’m taking advantage of the season to work on my life list. One of the areas I’ve identified for myself is a renewed commitment to strength training. I’m blessed in that my employer offers a health related fitness program, which I’ve taken before. So, I’m taking advantage of the season and the offering to take a refresher course, where I’ll concentrate on strength training. I’m also working with an ortho to resolve my left knee issues so that I can get back to half marathon training. All in all, it’s a great season to share. Look forward to reading about your continued successes, too!

  3. Lisa Johnson September 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Good for you Joe and good luck on the half-marathon training. I’ll definitely be rooting for you. :-) Lisa

  4. Lisa Johnson September 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Jenn, good luck with your obstacle race. I did one in June and it was a blast … :-) Try to enjoy the day and not worry about placing so much, it’ll be way more fun …

  5. Sonia Simone September 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    I’ve been doing some tough strength routines. Lots of fun. :) Can definitely see a difference, particularly in my flat old-lady butt, which now has quite a nice curve to it. :)

    I’m super curious about HIIT. I’ve been doing fast 2-minute intervals on the treadmill, which is a blast and makes the time go really fast.

  6. Tara Burner September 7, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    We dont have fall in FL!
    it’s hot hot (summer) and hot (winter) those are seasons!
    doing a 5K in Nov through this park that has Christmas light displays etc up
    other than that, getting back into powerlifting and who knows what else

  7. Lisa Johnson September 7, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Hi Sonia, I’ve been doing that type of stuff too. I’ll swing the kettlebells to push my cardio & then do some abs, back to kettlebells and then some upper or lower body work. I also will do 2 minute sprints with a 1 minute break on my Spin bike which is pretty intense and yes, definitely, does make the time go faster! Glad your butt is making progress :-) Lisa

  8. Lisa Johnson September 7, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Have fun Tara!

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