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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Things to LOOK FOR when LOOKING FOR a trainer

My clientele is primarily people between the ages of 35 and 55, 90% women. Is this you? Listen up for some free advice if you're looking for a trainer/coach/fitness pro (I don't care what you call us).

Chances are if you're reading this on MY page, you're not a power lifter, so don't get "boxed in" to that mindset when working with a trainer. Don't get me wrong, I'm a firm believer in squats, deadlifts and bench presses and understand the science behind building muscle mass through compound movements and the factors of progression. It is completely 100 percent necessary! But if that's all you're doing or worried about, you're missing out. You're missing out on truly MOVING your body and ENJOYING a variety of fitness techniques through a more specialized functional fitness program. Without adding in cardio endurance, plyometrics and flexibility/yoga training you're just a one man band, who is very likely to get injured.....and bored. Therefore, it's unlikely you'll continue with your journey or your trainer. Find a trainer that will challenge you between heavy lifting days and HIIT days. Or better yet, combining them both into the same one hour session, like we do at Debbie Reichert Fitness. It IS possible to build muscle and lose body fat simultaneously, when done correctly. When you're a busy person with a ton of responsibilities, it's about being efficient. You're lucky to get in three workouts a week....don't waste time.

Did you know that the amount of certifications next to a trainer's name mean very little when it comes to deciding who you should work with? True story. While I do have quite a few credentials next to my name, don't get me wrong, if we don't connect on a personal level, chances are the relationship isn't going to work for either party. And you'll know judging by the amount of time a trainer spends actually talking to you versus just counting your reps or looking at his/her phone.  My clients are counting their own reps while I'm taking the time to discuss nutrition with them, injury prevention, etc. It's called multitasking and giving YOU the most of your time with me. Chances are we'll be doing a little bullshitting too....because life's too short to be serious 100% of the time.

There's no quick fix pill, wrap or drink to make you lose weight and if a trainer tells you that they are crazy and most likely just want to take your money! (WHAT? But Debbie, you're a Gold Star leader with Advocare??) Yep, and we have amazing supplements that will help ENHANCE your performance, which will in turn speed up your end goal. But if you don't put in the consistent work into both your diet and your exercise, you won't have anything to enhance. 

A support system is HUGE! Find a trainer that offers a support system for you outside of the gym. For my business, for example, I have a private Facebook page set up for just my clients. That gives them all access to me, and each other 24/7. We share motivation, inspiration, accomplishments, frustrations, workouts, recipes and laughs. This is what keeps the community strong.  It is very important to talk to your trainer regularly when you are NOT in the gym. Accountability is key. If you are aligned with someone who isn’t responding quickly to your messages or texts, find someone else. Again, this is a relationship business, and should be constantly growing and evolving. The more your trainer knows you and about you, the more they can help you reach your goals.

I hope this helps you if you are on the search for a trainer. If I can answer any of your questions, feel free to reach out to me through my website at Debbie Reichert Fitness.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pancakes and Snow Day Workout

Today is the day! The day the kids have been waiting for......SNOW DAY!!!! Now it IS a little less dramatic since they were just off yesterday for President's Day. But nonetheless, I cancelled my small group classes this morning to stay home with them. Our morning started with the most outrageous chocolate chip pancakes ever. My oldest son "helped" me add the chocolate chips so they were abundant at best. While I typically shy away from eating this type of's a snow day. Rules don't apply on a snow day in case you weren't aware of that. So, like a good girl I took 2 Carb Ease and enjoyed 2 of these amazing little cakes of goodness. I figure it will be the best fuel for the shoveling I need to do, followed up by my bodyweight workout, right?

If you are looking for a good old fashioned pancake recipe, this is my go to, adapted from a recipe I found on

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
4 TBSP butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 TBSP sugar (or 1 tsp honey)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Beat egg until fluffy
Add milk, melted butter and vanilla
Add dry ingredients and mix well
Heat a heavy griddle which is greased with a little butter on a paper towel
Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and spread out with a spoon (add chocolate chips on top at this point, or even blueberries are delicious)
When bubbles appear on the surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side

Now onto the workout of the day! Go through each exercise in a circuit format, resting as needed. If you don't have stairs available to you, then try jumping jacks or high knees or walking in place for that 3 minute time period. Try and go through the circuit at least 3 times, but keep in mind to always do what is appropriate for YOUR fitness level.

Here is a breakdown of the exercises above for your clarification:

Burpees (in this video I also show modications of the burpee)

Air Squats

Push ups

Tricep Dips

Alternating Lunges

Wall Sit

Speed Skaters

Bicycle Crunches

Forearm Plank

Enjoy the pancakes and enjoy your workout Fit and Healthy Crew!!!!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Free Fit and Healthy with Debbie Reichert e-cookbook!!!

I've been contacted a lot over the past few days from people looking for some new, healthy recipes to start the New Year off right. Therefore, I have decided to offer my Fit and Healthy e-cookbook to anyone and everyone for FREE for the next 48 hours!!! Don't delay and grab your copy now and start enjoying some of my recipes that are delicious and that you don't have to feel guilty about!

Just download via the link here!

Here is wishing you a happy, healthy and delicious 2015!!

Be Fit! Be Healthy! Be Inspired!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coffeccino - perfect coffee substitute!

How AWESOME would it be to enjoy a warm coffee frappuccino drink without all the sugar, fat and calories!! Well, I'm here to tell you that I know where you can get just that!!

I'd like to introduce you to Coffeccino

Coffeccino is actually a vitamin and mineral supplement drink that I drink frequently. It provides key B-vitamins and amino acids to enhance mental focus and alertness and supports your body's natural energy production. It also helps manage appetite in conjunction with proper diet and exercise. 

Another bonus about this drink is that you can prepare it three different ways:

1.  For a hot beverage (great during the chilly days of fall and winter), you simply blend, shake or stir the contents of one pouch into six ounces of very hot (not boiling) water. Stir thoroughly. Flavor extracts can even be added at this point.

2.  For a cold beverage, blend, shake or stir the contents of one pouch into six ounces of cold water. For an iced drink, shake thoroughly.

3.  For a frappe, add with ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Flavor extracts can be added as well. 

After having some pretty intense workouts the past two days, I took a breather this afternoon and had an enjoyable warm epson salt bath and wanted to relax a bit before picking the kids up from school. I decided to spend some time in my compression socks to help with the recovery from my long run yesterday and speed work today. Seemed to only make sense that I heat myself up a warm coffeccino and not only enjoy the delicious taste, but also the vitamins, minerals and amino acids that come with it, and get a little pep in my step this afternoon! 

Better yet, when you compare it to one of the high end coffee drinks you buy at your local coffee shop (Starbucks grande frap for example), you can really start to see the benefits of this supplemental drink, outside of the fact that it simply tastes delicious.

Calories:  400
Fat: 15g
Sugar: 60g
Caffeine: 110 mg

Advocare's Coffeccino:
Calories: 80
Fat: 4g
Sugar: 3g
Caffeine: 120mg

If you are so inclined to want to try this delicious drink, you can visit my Advocare site. And if you have any questions about this product, or any of the other Advocare products, please feel free to contact me.

Be Fit! Be Healthy! Be Inspired!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Green grilled cheese

I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and while it's not the healthiest of food options, it's certainly also not the worst. Especially the way I like to make it!  Take some whole grain bread, fresh mozzarella, spinach and avocado and you have a grown help, healthier version of a kid favorite! Give this a try and let me know what you think. This is also good with sliced tomato added to the sandwich, or subbing out the spinach with baby kale.

It's very quick and simple to put this sandwich together. Butter two pieces of whole grain bread (to make gluten free sandwich, simply use GF brand - I prefer Udi's)

Place one slice of bread, butter side down, in preheated nonstick skillet. Pile the bread with some sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, baby spinach, sliced avocado and sprinkle with some red cayenne pepper flakes and a little salt and pepper. Let the bread get toasty on one side. Should take about 2 minutes on medium heat.

Place the other piece of bread, butter side up, on top of the sandwich.  Like a stealth ninja, flip the sandwich carefully in the skillet to brown the other side. This should take about another 2 minutes over medium heat. Enjoy!!

Be Fit! Be Healthy! Be Inspired!