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Be Your Own Competition

In today's world, with the numerous types of wearable exercise trackers, you may wonder why bother with doing so? The fact is that tracking exercise data can provide you with motivation, knowledge and history. I personally track my fitness data on my Garmin VivoFit Active HR. My watch gives me…

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Pictures: Fitness Challenge 2017

On Sept 30th, Sarge members set out to tackle consisted of boot camp type exercises sprinkled throughout a 4-mile wooded running trail. This event, co-sponsored by Sarge Fitness, was the Go Time Fitness Challenge. Our clients wanted to see how they stacked up against other boot camp companies in the…

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Introduction: Go Time Fitness Challenge

Test your fitness level at the Go Time Fitness Challenge Saturday Sept 30th! This challenge doesn't require mud, electric shock or jumping over fire pits!  Instead, enjoy a shaded 4+ mile run on a park trail stopping every so often to complete boot camp type exercises. Want more details? Check…

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What it Takes – One Weekend, Two Triathlon Podiums!

Finishing on the podium, twice, at the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons on August 19-20, 2017 was in a word - awesome! Not because I doubted my abilities, but because these races were only a test to evaluate my fitness level and determine what I need to work on before…

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Running Shoe Maintenance Tips

Running Shoe maintenance tips: To ensure you get the most out of your running shoes allow me to offer up some tips. Feel free to share your own below: ONLY wear your "running" shoes to run. All activities including: walking, cross training, or any other activities in your running shoes…

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“FIT Weekend” at Road Runner Sports

Sergeant’s Fitness Concepts brings you an exclusive "Fit Weekend" at Road Runner Sports.  With 4 stores located in Maryland and Virginia, a Road Runner Sports is sure to be close to you! Sarge Weekend is:  February 17th -19th, 2017 (from open to close) What you get with your visit AND…

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What is a Ragnar Relay?

If you have never heard of a Ragnar Relay, then you should visit their website.  Basically, it's a team fun run! More specifically, it is a 200 mile, over-night, fun run!  (Wait, what?!?!) It is an absolute BLAST!  Even for those who consider themselves "NOT A RUNNER" it can be an…

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Memorial Day Boot Camp

We had a great start to the summer with the Memorial Day 2016 group workout in Woodley Gardens Park.  Sarge Fitness clients joined in from all over the Washington DC area for a tough workout, an educational running seminar, a fun run that ended with a social gathering and an impressive spread…

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Highly Rated Boot Camps in DC

Over the years, Custom Fitness Concepts and The Sergeant's Program (combined now into Sergeant's Fitness Concepts) have been listed among the top group fitness programs in the metro DC area.  Since joining forces in September 2015, we have only strengthened our hold as one of the best programs around. The Washington…

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Do I need to be in shape to join boot camp?

One question that I am often asked when someone is about to start boot camp is whether they need to be in shape to begin this type of program. The answer always is a strong and definite "NO." A few things we tell people who are worried about this include:…

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The 7 things you need to STOP doing in order to achieve your fitness goals.

STOP dieting – diets only provide temporary results; instead, change what is wrong with your diet and you will see long term, lasting results. STOP ignoring pain – it is a sign something is wrong.  Fix it. STOP making everything else in your life a priority over your own health.…

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What is a hidden benefit of Sarge Fitness boot camp?

What is a hidden benefit of bootcamp? Find out with our first installment of Tuesday Fitness Tips with Tom! Check back for future videos that will help motivate you through the program and keep you up to date on the latest workouts and trends.

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2016’s Top Ten Fitness Trends

ACSM's (American College of Sports Medicine) addresses the top 10 fitness trends for 2016. Two types of workouts frequently used in our boot camp program placed in the top three! At #2 is body weight training which uses the body as resistance.  Boot camp classes are all about moving your body…

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Boot Camp Companies Merge in the DMV

Media Contact: Lauren Selman lauren.selman@sargefitness.com (301) 651-5152 For immediate release BOOT CAMP FITNESS COMPANIES MERGE IN THE DMV Potomac, Md. – September 8, 2015 – Two, well-established fitness programs SargeCorp, parent company of The Sergeant’s Program, and Custom Fitness Concepts (CFC) announced their merger to provide fitness services across the…

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Should you join a gym?

In May 2012, I posted a blog topic: Can you get in shape for $9.95/month? Today, Men's Health just posted an article saying "Planet Fitness is not a gym". While I disagree with the general statement, I do agree with some of their points.  I hope you’ll read both posts…

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Common Sense and Dieting

Yesterday, I asked for feedback on the fit tips.  One person came back and said, “They are good but really long and most of it is common sense.” Yup, common sense and yet: The U.S. surgeon general estimates that as many as 300,000 American deaths every year may be linked to a…

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The Stomach’s User Manual

Obviously, the stomach plays an important role in the body’s digestive system; however, it is just one part of this system. By understanding how the stomach functions you may better understand why your eating habits may be inhibiting your weight loss goals. After reading this, you should be able to…

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What is your fitness plan?

What is your Fitness Plan? What is your plan to get (or stay) in shape this year?  In other words: What is your fitness plan? Success starts with a plan.  If you don’t have a plan, don’t plan on succeeding. Developing a long range fitness plan will help ensure your…

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Keys to successful goal setting:

Set specific, realistic goals. Any goal you set, fitness, personal or other, should be realistic.  You should not aim lose 20 pounds in 30 days because it is unrealistic and you are setting yourself up for failure.  Instead, set smaller achievable goals, like 1 lbs per week or 3-4 pounds…

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Bands verses Dumbbells

It’s important to understand why we use bands instead of dumbbells like many other boot camps do.  In addition, we need to understand the color coordination. And finally, it’s important to know when to move up to a harder color, and when it’s OK to back off and use an…

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User Manual: Your Stomach

The stomach plays an important role in the body’s digestive system; however, it is just one part of this system. By understanding how the stomach functions you may better understand why your eating habits are inhibiting your weight loss goals. After reading this, you should be able to make better…

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What to do when you are not getting the results you want from your fitness program

Help I am stuck at a “fitness plateau” Let’s face it. When you get into a routine, especially one that you love in the beginning, it can quickly become boring and disinteresting. Many of you joined a health club simply because it seems like the thing to do. You know…

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Are extreme sports the secret to better fitness results?

It’s not by accident that “extreme sports” programs are all over TV these days.  After all, this is America and we want the best results and we want them fast.  This is why you see so many infomercials selling P90x, Insanity and other similar workouts that promise “extreme” results. But…

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4 tips for exercise and pregnancy

Safety and preparation go a long way With so many female clients, we often hear questions about working out and personal training while pregnant.  And while you may find lots of great advice out there, here are four basic tips that we generally share with our pregnant clients: Talk to…

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Five ways to tell what kind of shape you are in

The difference between good and great There are many ways of measuring how your personal fitness levels, and just about any health professional might give you different advice about what constitutes being considered “physically fit”. However, if you truly want to be considered “in great shape”, read about these five…

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Exercise is still the best cure for stress

Often imitated but never duplicated results from exercise It seems like there are more reasons than ever to feel incredibly stressed these days. Just turn on the news or open a newspaper, and everything that you read will make you feel anxious – rising unemployment levels, corrupt leaders in government…

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Is your trainer doing their job?

Don’t overlook these important questions If you have committed the time and effort to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercise, don’t short change yourself by making a poor choice when it comes to picking a personal trainer. This may seem relatively simple, but the reality is that…

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Why we count during exercise classes

It may seem silly or even arbitrary when a personal trainer or the instructor of a class asks you to count out loud while you’re exercising. Or maybe, with all of the other effort you are putting in, mentally and physically, you never even thought about the fact that you…

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6 great workout gadgets you have to try

Add spice to your workout with these tools Before we discuss some gadgets that will help you get more fit, it is important to understand that there is no magic machine. None of the infomercial miracle machines will truly give you the body you want without significant changes in other…

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5 easy ways to extend your workout

Tips for getting more out of your exercise time An easy and simple way to get more results from your workouts is to workout longer. This may seem fairly obvious, but there are several ways you can extend your workout without getting bored. Here are some things to think about…

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Has your workout stopped working?

Tips for beating a workout plateau It is a fairly common experience: You jump into working out. Maybe it is the first time ever, or the first time in a long time, or the first time you are trying something you heard about from a friend or magazine. Within a…

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