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How To Get Fit

How To Get Fit


Jarrod Ames Founder of

Me before getting in shape.

Me after getting in shape all at home!

     Need too, want too and/or desire to know How To Get Fit? Millions of Americans will ask themselves this question every year. But many will fall short of their goals, wants, needs and desires until a later time (usually around the time of New Year’s resolutions). So how do you avoid this and how do you get in shape? I mean if it was so easy then we wouldn’t be facing the current health crisis in America now would we? Everyone would go to a gym and look like they belong on a magazine cover if it were so easy, right? Want to know what separates the ones who are fit and healthier then the people who are not? Want to finally understand How To Get Fit and stay fit for the rest of your life? Get ready to write some stuff down.

     First, YOU MUST WRITE THIS DOWN in order to see any results or have any success! I must Decide to make a change and then Commit to that change! See how you get fit and in shape is not just exercising or eating better but it is a total lifestyle change you need to commit too. I say it’s a total lifestyle change because obviously your current lifestyle is what you are not happy with, right?  Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading, hopefully, this blog post, right? Eating well is only a portion of the total equation. Just exercising and continuing to eat unhealthy isn’t going to cut it. You need both elements along with some better sleep because my guess is you’re probably struggling with that as well. Guess what? When you get in shape and become healthier you are going to sleep better!

     Now do this and WRITE THIS DOWN! Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle, effectively making two separate columns. On one side at the top write PROS and the other side write CONS. Now write down all the positives of you getting in shape. Write down things like lose weight, improve health, feel better, look better, sleep better and be around for my kids to name a few. Now write down all the consequences of you not committing to get in shape. Write down the things you feel stops you from getting in shape. Once you’ve made your list read each side out loud, yes out loud, so that you can hear yourself say them! Now decide which side benefits you more. If you decide that the positives out weigh the negatives then read on and learn How To Get Fit below!

     Are you ready to learn How To Get Fit now? Good! Now that you have decided to get fit and healthy you NEED to do one thing and one thing only, isn’t that great? Just one thing to change your life! You need to get on a plan/program that you feel is reasonable for your goals. Goals? Wait, I haven’t written down any goals yet! Ah, yes you have! Remember the Pros and Cons paper? Well your Pros are your goals! You’ve already given yourself something to work towards without thinking about it! Now about that how about that plan? See you, me, everyone NEEDS  a plan or a program to get them in shape. The reason is if you get on a plan or program then you are more likely to stick to it and see results versus just trying to do it yourself. Imagine you want to hang a picture on a wall, now you can’t just place the picture on the wall because it will fall right? You can’t hang the picture without help, right? You need a hammer and nails correct to help you hang that picture correct? Getting in shape is the same concept! You need tools to get you in shape like a fitness plan and a nutrition plan! Remember both elements not just one or the other! WANT TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN FIND A FITNESS PLAN RIGHT FOR YOU?

     Lets face it, most of us are lazy. That’s how many of us get into the current condition we are in. I know because I was there before myself. So to help you fight this how would you like to learn how to get in shape that works around your schedule, at your own pace and that’s challenging so you get results? How about doing this with little money and not having to go to a gym to do it? How can I say this you might ask? Because I myself did it! I lost 38 pounds and got fit all at my home with very little equipment! For a small investment in myself I was able to completely change my life, get results I never saw going to a gym when I did go and I did it all at home! WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO NOW is visit and find a plan that’s right for you and works for your goals! Be sure to see the My Story page to see my results from getting fit at home and if you need help picking a plan or need more information please you the contact forms on the site!

     I hope this helps start you off on your way to a fitter and healthier life. I hope you’ve learned a little bit about How To Get Fit in this blog post and please like, share and comment on this post! Thank you for reading!

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Fitness

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Fitness


Jarrod Ames Founder of

     Whether you are currently using a fitness program or working out with friends at the gym, here are 3 simple tips to help improve your overall fitness. These tips are to help you improve your overall functionality and avoid injury.

  1. Move In Multiple Planes Of Motion – This is an important rule to follow especially when you are first starting out. Most people never think about doing any exercises other than in a sagittal plane (a forward or backward motion). However, by focusing also on the frontal plane (side to side movements) and the transverse plane (rotational movements), you will be able to open an entirely different set of exercises that will help you develop greater strength and improve your overall fitness. As an added bonus, by working within these different planes you will more than likely be burning more calories and more fat! See your body has and adapts to exercise movements, thereby creating a plateau effect where you no longer see results. By moving and exercising in these different planes it is requiring your body’s nervous and muscular systems to try and coordinate together to complete these moves. Therefore, creating a higher degree of difficulty causing more calorie burn and less likely to adapt to these exercises which will allow you to continue seeing results!
  2. Your Body Can Only Push, Pull and Twist or Rotate – You body can only work in 3 ways, period! No matter what other people have said or what you see on TV, your body can only push something, pull something or rotate your body and core. By adding each of these movements to your exercise program you will help create a more balanced and stronger body in proper alignment. You can also add or combine these movements in order to get more work done in less time! By using compound movements like for the upper and lower body that involves stabilizing your core within the movement, you can achieve a total body workout with just a few exercises. Like mentioned before these compound movements will also help you burn more calories because of there increase in difficulty, thereby furthering your results!
  3. Rest, Recover and Regenerate – The forgotten rule of training. Most people, men in general, see off days of stretching and foam rolling massage to be a waste of time. This is far from the truth and your body will pay for this kind of thinking. By utilizing the “3 R’s” you will see greater gains in your body’s overall function and performance. Using the “3 R’s” you will help your body avoid injury, overuse of joints and be able to enjoy the benefits of your training. Tips here for recovery are use a foam roller to massage out muscle soreness before it kicks in and stretching can actually help improve your strength and better your lifts in the gym! Plus, get 6 -8 hours of sleep a night to allow your body to properly regenerate itself, especially after training session earlier that day.

Please let me know if you have any questions about fitness or help finding a fitness program that’s right for you. Or just visit the GetBeachReadyNow website at Thank You for Reading!