Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Finally!!! A Fitness Community Designed For Women

Calling ALL Ladies!

This week is the launch of Infinity that my good friend, Lindsay Farrel, and I are starting.  We're super excited to bring together some of the most amazing women we’ve met in our local community ... all of you!  For many of you, our first interactions were through fitness and after getting to know you, we’ve taken away much more than that. 

Most of you live in San Francisco, one of the fittest cities in the U.S. where health and fitness is a large part of our lifestyle.  Even though we're surrounded by it every day, it's hard to keep up with that lifestyle unaccompanied and what better than accountability from your best girlfriends. This is what can pull you out of bed early on a Saturday morning regardless of how much wine you had the night before!  

We’re all members of this SF fitness community, and have the ability to thrive when feeling uplifted and supported.  As women, we deal with creating work life balance, relationship drama, financial stress, and body image issues (to name a few). Each one of our unique stories can be shared, and that is where we have the ability to empower one another to take on anything we set our minds to.

Many of you have brought up the idea to us about bringing together the people within this San Francisco community -- the people who we see everyday in the gym, or out and about in our neighborhoods.  Your feedback has helped us design Infinity, a high intensity outdoor workout followed by local "hangout" events to make new friends and get to know each other.  

Our launch date is Saturday, March 1st.  We'll be holding Infinity every Saturday from 10am - 12pm, including the workout at Fort Mason and event.   This weeks hangout will be at Thrive juice bar.

Look out for more detailed information in the next email!  In that next email, expect it from:

Thea Nolan – thea@sf-infinity.com    
Lindsay Farrel – lindsay@sf-infinity.com

Monday, February 17, 2014

I Don't Diet. I Just Eat According To My Goals.

After years being in to health and fitness, I have tried tons of trying different diets. I read as much as I can, and study the pros and cons. Trying these usually got me to my fitness goals, because of my extreme dedication to seeing things through. 

Though looking back, I realize one thing. It isn't that much fun to be dieting. You never get to go out to eat, drink wine with your besties, or take a break from prepping meals everyday. Now, things are different for me. I still eat clean, but I like to "live and little". I don't stress about food nearly as much as I used to, and I Eat According To My Goals. 

Your goals may be much different than mine, which means you may need to eat different than I do. If your goal is to lose 20 lbs you better start being strict. If your goal is to gain muscle, you should start consuming more calories and programming a strength training regimen. 

Don't be so hard on yourself, be real with yourself. What do you want? How are you going to get there? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Workout Of The Week: Boulder Shoulders

This week I am feeling like bringing back my bodybuilding style workouts.  I want to share with you what I do when I take away the burpees, box jumps, and cardio. Typically, I love high intensity circuit training, but doing this sort of bodybuilding helps me build strength. Once I feel super strong, I tend to go back to circuiting my workouts to shed fat.

Here's what I did today:

(90-120 second rest between sets)
1. 5 sets X 5 reps Shoulder press (add each set, so it's HEAVY by the 5th set)
2. 4 sets X 12 reps Front Raise
3. 4 sets X 12 reps Lateral Raise
4. 3 sets X 10 reps Push Press
5. 4 sets X 12 reps Cable High Pull
Shoulder press a)

Shoulder Press B)

Lateral raises A)

Lateral Raise B)

Front Raise A)

Front Raise B

Barbell Press A)

Barbell Press B)

Cable High pull A)

Cable High Pull B)

Monday, February 3, 2014


The more people I meet, the older I become, the more I realize how boundless my dreams are. People dream up creative things everyday. From interesting costume designs, entrepreneurial business plans, funny stories, or what the new "it" app might be. It's a little crazy to think about, right? 

Each of us own the power to turn our dreams in to something huge. Something beyond ourselves. Something that may one day change the world. The most mind boggling thing is... Many of us don't listen to our dreams. We doubt ourselves, quiet our thoughts, and go back to work at a job we may not even enjoy. 

The future truly belongs to the people who dream so hard and so big that there is no room for failing. They work on making their dreams come true until they succeed. That being said, they might fail a few times. They might fail more than a few times, their dreams might have to be edited or shifted. That's ok, because the beauty is in their thoughts. 

Your thoughts are so much more powerful when you BELIEVE in yourself and turn them in to actions. Take time to dream. Create your happy future.