Fast Women


This past weekend, several of the Bod Girls ran in the Dirty 30 Race. Before getting down and dirty, they stopped to take a pic in their new Racy Tanks!

There are still a handful of Racy tanks available in sizes S-XL. Your choice of red or turquoise. $15 for the tank, $5 for shipping if you don’t live in the OKC/Edmond area. Send us an email if you’d like one or two or a few!

Now that you’re dressing like a Bod Girl, you should join our class! June enrollment is open now! Sign up here!

April Tuition Contest!

GORGEOUS weather is here, and BodSchool is headed back outside beginning Tuesday, April 2nd.

We’re excited to see all the new faces that will be joining our April class. So excited, in fact, we are giving away FREE April enrollment to not one, but TWO lucky winners!!

And you could be one of them!

Enter to win by doing anything or everything on this list:
ONE (1) entry for following BodSchool on Twitter and sending us a tweet to say why you want to win.

ONE (1) entry for every friend that “likes” our Facebook page and leaves a comment saying you referred them.

TWO (2) entries for sharing a link to this post on your own Facebook page. (Leave a comment below to let us know you did!)

That’s it. Simple. You can get at least 4 entries without even leaving your computer! Contest ends at midnight, Friday March 30th. Winner will be announced Saturday.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Dirt Don’t Hurt

On Saturday, May 12, the second annual Dirty 30 Race will take place.

The Dirty 30 is a mud run/obstacle course 5k that was created by my friends Vince and Melissa Parker. I ran in the race last year and it was a BLAST!!

The obstacles ranged from a cargo net to a “tire chandelier” to a round hay bale to various mud pits (naturally).

My personal favorite was the vertical climbing wall…hoisting yourself up and over a huge wall using just a rope and your own strength makes you feel fierce!

Speaking of fierce, Chris Barnes shot this pic of me in the last mud pit before the finish line. Check out the other great shots Chris took at last year’s Dirty 30 Race. Awesome!

The best part of this race was running with friends and family. Several members of my Bible study group participated:

And my sisters-in-law Ali and Katie ran as well:

Mud is not normally something I enjoy. :) In fact, some days it even takes a lot for me to get outside! I’m more of a neat, tidy, indoors kinda girl. This race rocked my world, though, and I can’t wait to participate again!

BodSchool is putting together a Dirty 30 group this year. Leave a comment below or send me an email and I can give you a discount code that will save you money on your registration fee. We will be running in the 10 AM wave.

You don’t have to be a current member of BodSchool to run this (or any other) race with us in 2012. The more, the merrier, so join us!!

BodSchool Spotlight: Sonny Z.

Here at BodSchool, we realize that accountability is instrumental to improving your health. It’s much easier to eat well and complete your workouts when you know someone is expecting a good report from you.

Accountability can’t happen without an established relationship. A friendship in which you’ve invested time and energy.

BodSchool isn’t just a workout, it’s a community. And it’s for people from all walks of life. People just like you! Each month, we will be spotlighting some of our members here on the blog so you can get to know them and cheer them on as they progress towards their goals. Get in touch with today’s Spotlight student and the rest of the Bods on our Facebook page.

Please help welcome BodSchool Student to the Spotlight!
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Name: Sonny Z.
City, State: Edmond, OK

What motivated you to join BodSchool? I’ve always had an image of what I wanted to look like in my head. I’ve just never had enough motivation to do the work myself. Having a community of people going through the same things fitness-wise was really appealing to me. I’ve never been in fantastic shape but I think now is better than later to work towards that goal.

What are some of your goals for this month with BodSchool? I want to focus on what I’m putting in my body and working hard to get more out of it.

What’s your favorite thing about BodSchool? I like being able to meet with people in person instead of online tutorials. I like the motivation the people around me give and how it makes me push myself. I love having a live person cheering me on through those last few jumping squats or burpees even when my legs are killing me.

What’s your favorite strength training move? I like doing planks. I’m not terribly good at them, but I can feel places in my body that ache with the satisfaction of being worked hard.

What’s your favorite cardio? My favorite cardio has do either be fast feet, Irish jig, or just plain dancing. All of them make me feel silly but there’s enough of a burn. It’s fun work!

What’s your biggest motivation to get healthier/fitter? I just have never been in really good shape. I’m close to the weight I said I’d never get to and I’m scared into making a change. I know I’m not healthy, too. I want to live a healthier lifestyle.

What new physical activity are you interested in trying? I’ve never really done any physical activities, but I think swimming would be fun. I can dog paddle, but not really swim.

Name one long-term fitness goal: I want to be able to run more than a mile without feeling like I’m going to pass out. Also, running a mile without walking would be a major improvement.

What’s your biggest food temptation? Mmm. Anything sweet. Cookies, candy, brownies, muffins, you name it, I’ll probably eat it. I also tend to clean my plate, even after I know I’m full. I take more than a serving in the first place too.

What’s your favorite healthy snack? Fruit definitely makes my world go around. Strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes, cherries. Oh and vegetables. I have carrots every day for dinner because I love them so much.

What are your hobbies? I love listening to music and getting totally engulfed in it. Getting totally sucked into the feel and the rhythm and the bass and the guitar and singing and drums. I like making movies (that’s why it’s my major!) and I find myself thinking in camera angles quite often. I think perhaps making music videos would fit those things perfectly together.

Sonny: You have been doing a great job this month! It’s so exciting to watch you push your limits and accomplish things you never dreamed you’d be able to do. This journey can be challenging, but you have what it takes to achieve great things!

BodSchool Spotlight: Sandra B.

Here at BodSchool, we realize that accountability is instrumental to improving your health. It’s much easier to eat well and complete your workouts when you know someone is expecting a good report from you.

Accountability can’t happen without an established relationship. A friendship in which you’ve invested time and energy.

BodSchool isn’t just a workout, it’s a community. And it’s for people from all walks of life. People just like you! Each month, we will be spotlighting some of our members here on the blog so you can get to know them and cheer them on as they progress towards their goals. Get in touch with today’s Spotlight student and the rest of the Bods on our Facebook page.

Please help welcome Sandra B. to the Spotlight!
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Name: Sandra B.
City, State: Pawtucket, RI (Sandra is a member of our eClass)

Tell us about your family and/or friends: I have amazing family from Massachusetts who live only five minutes from me, and I’m the proud Auntie of 2 nephews and 1 niece who live in Baltimore with my sister and her husband. I miss my friends from Oklahoma!!

What motivated you to join BodSchool? I desired to become healthy in multiple aspects, not just go on a fad diet for the occasional event or vacation.

What are some of your goals for this month with BodSchool? I would like to lower my BMI, and improve my schedule by incorporating regular exercise and healthier eating.

What’s your favorite thing about BodSchool? So far, I love the accountability. I feel Abbi is great about e-mailing us every day with tips and encouragement. The workouts are hard, but I’m confident if I stick with it, I will see results. And the schedule for the online workouts are pretty flexible, so they will fit anyone’s schedule!

What’s your favorite cardio? I enjoy shadow boxing—I work out alone, so I can really get into it…Pretend I’m Rocky!

What’s your biggest motivation to get healthier/fitter? I really desire to just have more energy, and feel better about my health as a whole.

What new physical activity are you interested in trying? I’ve recently started mountain climbing and kayaking. But I would love to try a Zumba class!

Name one long-term fitness goal: It’s a long shot, but I would like to do a sprint triathlon!

What’s your biggest food temptation? Gummy Candy!!  Really, anything that is bad for you, I love!

What’s your favorite healthy snack? I love fruit–tropical fruit mostly. Mangoes!

What are your hobbies? Well, I run a youth department at my church, and spend most of my free time hanging out and playing some crazy games with my teens. I’m also going to grad school, so I don’t have a ton of times for hobbies.

Name one item of clothing you’re dying to wear: I would love to look better in sundresses; I think they are adorable. And now I have a whole year to work on it!

Name: Encouraging Comments here…

BodSchool Spotlight: Jessica M.

Here at BodSchool, we realize that accountability is instrumental to improving your health. It’s much easier to eat well and complete your workouts when you know someone is expecting a good report from you.

Accountability can’t happen without an established relationship. A friendship in which you’ve invested time and energy.

BodSchool isn’t just a workout, it’s a community. And it’s for people from all walks of life. People just like you! Each month, we will be spotlighting some of our members here on the blog so you can get to know them and cheer them on as they progress towards their goals. Get in touch with today’s Spotlight student and the rest of the Bods on our Facebook page.

Please help welcome Jessica M. to the Spotlight!
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Name: Jessica M.
City, State: Kearney, NE (Jessica is a member of our eClass)

Tell us about your family and/or friends: I have a husband, Tom, and an eight-month-old baby girl.

What motivated you to join BodSchool? Seeing Abbi’s fab real results from her hard work and knowing that a six pack is possible after a baby!

What are some of your goals for this month with BodSchool? Gain some strength! Feel healthier!

What’s your favorite thing about BodSchool? The unique workouts keep it exciting and interesting! And I can listen to CMT while I do it instead of watching a workout DVD!

What’s your favorite strength training move? Triple Crush

What are your hobbies? Playing with [my daughter] Kiptyn!

What’s your biggest motivation to get healthier/fitter? I want to be a good example for my daughter!

Name one long-term fitness goal: Run a 5k

What’s your biggest food temptation? Fast food and alcohol. I’m always in a hurry and it seems we always have company or a function to go to.

What’s your favorite healthy snack? Cottage chees

Name one item of clothing you’re dying to wear: A bikini

Jessica: You are one tough mama! Keep up the great work…babies notice more than we realize and your daughter is blessed to have you as the main female role model in her life!

BodSchool Spotlight: Lindsey Y.

Here at BodSchool, we realize that accountability is instrumental to improving your health. It’s much easier to eat well and complete your workouts when you know someone is expecting a good report from you.

Accountability can’t happen without an established relationship. A friendship in which you’ve invested time and energy.

BodSchool isn’t just a workout, it’s a community. And it’s for people from all walks of life. People just like you! Each month, we will be spotlighting some of our members here on the blog so you can get to know them and cheer them on as they progress towards their goals. Get in touch with today’s Spotlight student and the rest of the Bods on our Facebook page.

Please help welcome Lindsey Y. to the Spotlight!
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Name: Lindsey Y.
City, State: Chattanooga, TN (Lindsey is a member of our eClass)

Tell us about your family and/or friends: My friends and I are pretty active with clogging, rowing, hiking, biking, etc. They have all started running races, relay half-marathons and such and I just can’t keep up. I can’t seem to train like them when my job is 10-11 hours a day and I have freelance work. I’m hoping this workout regime will help me figure that out.

What motivated you to join BodSchool? Seeing Abbi’s incredible change and being tired of not having energy to do the things I want.

What are some of your goals for this month with BodSchool? Get into a routine and learn new healthy habits.

What’s your favorite thing about BodSchool? I can work out at home and I still get a great workout instead of not really knowing what to do.

What’s your favorite strength training move? The one that has worked me most so far is shoulder raises…and since I only have 8 lb weights right now, it’s quite a workout :)

What new physical activity are you interested in trying? Paddleboarding!

What are your hobbies? Rowing, freelance graphic, web and tshirt design, crocheting, crafts

Name one long-term fitness goal: Run an entire 5k without taking walk breaks

What’s your biggest food temptation? Chips

What’s your favorite healthy snack? Carrots

Name one item of clothing you’re dying to wear: A dress I’ve had since high school that I’ve always wanted to fit into again.

Anything else you’d care to share? I LOVE to travel and I’d love to be in better shape so I can backpack and scuba and do mission work and do all the things I’m learning without getting winded.

Lindsey: You are doing a great job so far this month! Keep us posted on your progress! We KNOW you will accomplish great things!