October Newsletter 

Well, it’s here; fall is already in full swing, and winter is before us. Make sure you set yourself up for success. You still have enough time to create healthy habits that will carry you through winter and into the spring. Come in and take a series of private sessions, participate in classes or work with a coach through Online Coaching. 

Dane County Food Collective 

We continue to partner up with the Dane County Food Collective by hosting Industry Wellness Classes at Pat’s Gym. We have seen firsthand the importance of health in the food and beverage industry, and we are excited to continue to make a difference in the Madison community. If you are in the food industry and would like to attend a class for free come on Monday or Thursday a 9am. Come join the Pat’s Gym community as well as some of the best Restaurants in Madison. 

Creating Habits Now For The Winter 

With winter approaching, now is the time to set up a plan to become the best version of yourself in the winter months. The dark cold days don’t have to derail you from reaching your goals. Here are some tips to become the best version of yourself in the winter months: 

  • Make a plan you have to stick to

Just as with most things, setting out a plan to your goals is a great way to stay motivated. Instead of waiting for New Year’s resolutions, start now to set those goals. Whether it’s to feel better about yourself, change your body or even just de-stress. Once those goals are set, create a plan to get there even if it’s just adding the workouts into your calendar – it’ll give those sessions more importance.

  • Workout anywhere 

Cold weather outside does not mean you can’t exercise, even if you don’t have a gym membership. You can easily workout in your very own home with just your own bodyweight. At Pat’s Gym we offer online coaching so you can train anywhere to reach your goals. 

  • Book a class, training session or join a gym

It is arguably the best time ever to be a fitness fanatic right now with so many fun and interesting classes at our disposal. Not only will heading to a class or training session seem much more appealing than running along a cold road, but the cancellation fee is great motivation to get you there on time! Making new friends, meeting old ones or setting group goals – it really helps to keep you motivated.

  • Buddy up

Just as with joining a gym, agreeing to exercise with a friend gives you an incentive (other than exercise) to do something active. Motivating yourself through these dark months can be tough, so, think about buddying up with a friend. It will help change your perspective of working out to something a little more enjoyable and sociable. It’s also much more difficult to cancel on a friend than to just decide not to go yourself.

  • Remind yourself why it’s important

In those moments when you have to climb out of a warm, cozy bed and head into the cold, it can be difficult to remember how great you will feel afterwards. Exercising on those dark cold days will actually help boost your body’s ‘feel good’ endorphins to help blast away those winter blues. Exercising has been found to boost your body’s serotonin, norepinephrine and stress response to help induce a natural state of calm leading into the hectic festive period.

October Monthly Challenge 

This month’s challenge is a fun one, and everyone can do it!

Every 2:30 until failure:

10 Dumbbell Box Step Overs, 2×50/35 to 20” box 

15 Wallball 20/14

15/12 Cal Ski ERG (add 3/2 cals each rd – 18/14, 21/16, etc)

Winner is max rounds plus reps and calories 

The winners of the Pat’s Gym September Monthly Challenge were Chris and Katie. Great work!