Trainer of the Month: Terry Stevens
Put Aside the Fear, Challenge Yourself — See What You Can Become
Terry Stevens enjoys helping clients overcome fears, commit to a fitness program, and see positive changes in their everyday lives. Always athletic, Terry looked for ways to improve himself which led to an interest in bodybuilding, later transforming into a career as a Personal Trainer. He fuels his passion for working and teaching others to embrace a healthy lifestyle with a genuine commitment to seeing his clients achieve their fitness goals.
Terry puts the “personal” into the title personal trainer, doing whatever it takes to empower his clients to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, that means working with a client professionally in the club; other times, that may involve meeting with the client away from the club. As a personal trainer, he understands how to meet the needs of clients right where they are.
Working with clients who are building new fitness habits and who are apprehensive about getting started is a specialty for Terry. He helps clients put aside their fears and challenge themselves to see what they can become. Not only does Terry find that his clients gain physical strength, but they also develop self-confidence. Both characteristics manifest in clients’ lives both inside and outside of the gym environment.”
Healthy Snacking Tips
You’ve got it
You’ve got your gym routine down. You are dedicated 3-5 days a week to getting in the gym and crushing your workouts. So why is eating healthy so hard? For a lot of people, including myself, the answer is simple – we don’t plan ahead. When I first started my fitness journey, I noticed that if I didn’t have access to healthy food at all, and I mean ALL times, I would grab the closest thing to me and just destroy my diet. A box of donuts in the breakroom? Awesome. Wendy’s is right around the corner? I love their fries. When my tummy is rumbling, it no longer cares what goes in, as long as it’s fed. Obviously, learning a little self-control is the way to ultimately solve this issue, but who has time for that? I don’t. Or you could always read a million quotes about healthy living and being a “better you” on Pinterest. Which I do, daily. But, until we can all master the art of saying no, there are a few tricks that I’ve picked up along the way. Hopefully, they may be useful to you.
First – ALWAYS HAVE SNACKS
I’m not talking about spending hours in the kitchen on a Sunday, preparing your meals for the week either. I’m talking about simply throwing a few healthy snacks in some Ziploc bags before you leave for work. My favorites include, but not limited to, a handful of pistachios, a couple of oranges, a protein bar, rice cakes, banana chips, or every fit-chick’s favorite – a spoonful of peanut butter. Personally, I like to really get crazy with it and spread my peanut butter on top of my rice cake for a volcanic eruption of flavor in my mouth. I bring ALL of these to work and eat one periodically throughout the day. Usually it’s about every two-three hours, when my tummy gives me the slightest hint that it’s getting restless. My grandmother always used to say “Pre-planning prevents problems.” And you know what? She couldn’t have been more right. You would be surprised by how helpful it is in staying committed to your fitness plan. It will stop you from reaching for that donut in the breakroom. I promise you’ll be a lot less tempted to stop at Wendy’s on your drive home.
Second – GET CREATIVE
Eating right doesn’t have to be miserable. There are countless healthy but fun recipes on Pinterest for the calorie/carb counter, the gluten free guru, or the vegan veggie lover. Did I mention how much time I spend on Pinterest? I’m talking buffalo chicken lettuce wraps, paleo coconut covered chicken, ground turkey stuffed peppers, skinny zucchini lasagna etc. And they have desserts too! Anything from banana muffins to pumpkin coffee cake to paleo cinnamon rolls. Did you not just hear me? THEY HAVE A HEALTHY CINNAMON ROLL RECIPE. Now, obviously, as with everything, moderation is important, but knowing that eating can still be fun is a huge motivator to stay on track.
Third – WE ARE ALL HUMAN
No one is perfect. I don’t know of a single person that eats healthy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When starting my “fitness journey” I put way too much pressure on myself to be perfect all the time. It gets exhausting. And what happened? I ended up breaking one Saturday night at the Cheesecake Factory. That then turned into a two-week binge on every delicious naughty meal I’d been denying myself for months. I gained 15 pounds in 14 days and felt like a failure. Do not be like Jenna. Have a cheat day. It helps you stay sane during the week and it’s something to look forward to. Don’t constantly deprive yourself and put all this pressure on it, because take it from me that eventually you will crack. If someone brings those donuts to work, cut ¼ or even ½ of it off and treat yourself. Doing that every so often isn’t going to kill anyone, and it will most likely help you stay strong in the long run.
How To Put The Fun In Cardio
We all know that cardio is not the most exciting thing to do. Having to spend 30+ minutes on the treadmill daily can definitely have you dreading coming to the gym. Since skipping cardio all together isn’t an option, you must get creative to keep yourself motivated and eager to burn some fat. Incorporating a new form of cardio into your regimen might actually make cardio enjoyable. Here are a few ideas worth adding to your workouts.
A simple change you can make to your cardio routine is moving it outdoors. A change of scenery may help you keep your running, walking, or biking interesting. This gives you the option of changing your route everyday and allowing you to go on a series of mini adventures. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, find a hill and do some incline running or biking. If hills aren’t your cup of tea, you can always take a trip to the beach and do a nice jog on a sandy beach.
Don’t let the same old boring cardio routine impede your fitness journey. Keeping things interesting may help you to stay consistent with your cardio schedule and motivated accomplish your goals.
Total Body Transformation 9
Total Body Transformation 9
Total Body Transformation 9
What you receive
- 12 week comprehensive workout and nutrition guide custom made for each contestant by USA Elite Trainers.
- 12 One hour workout sessions (Saturdays)
- Discounted personal training (25% off a 4 month package)
- Discounted supplements (30% off)
- Weekly nutritional meetings after each workout (30 min sessions).
- Special membership to Natural Bodyz Fitness—Open 24/7 for 3 months only 99$ Prizes!
- 1 Year full Membership at Natural Bodyz Fitness & 1 Year Free Membership to give away to a family member!
- $400 in Gift Cards from LFT Nutrition
- Over $600 in gift cards for Training with USA Elite Trainers
- $500 Cash to Ultimate TBT Champion!
- Winning Team Trophy!
- Plus Sponsor Prizes!
3 Month Gym Membership — Optional
When signing up for TBT, you have the option of receiving a 3 month gym membership for just $99. Take advantage of this special offer today!
USA Elite Trainers “Total Body Transformation” (TBT) is the most effective weight loss program
in Hampton Roads. The TBT is offered and presented by USA Elite Trainers at Natural Bodyz Fitness – Open 24/7. The TBT teaches participants how to strategically lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass over a 12 week, 3 phase diet and training program. The TBT is a weight loss challenge, offering prizes to contestants for the best results in that given time frame. The TBT consistently produces people that lose 40-75 pounds in 12 weeks! Entering our ninth season, we’ve had continued success in our community. What does this tell us? The Total Body Transformation is here to stay and is a great event for you to be part of! During this organized competition, contestants can completely change their lives through understanding proper nutrition and following a proven fitness program! Special NBF Bayside Team Vs. NBF Kempsville Team season for the chance to win the Championship Trophy!!
January Member Special
New Year’s Member Referral Contest
Starting in January, if you refer a member who signs up to the gym not only will you be entered into our raffle to win 20 Personal Training Sessions ($1200 Value) but you will both receive a free month of membership!
Both gym locations will be have referral cards available for you to hand out to friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances. Make sure they start 2017 off on the right food with Natural Bodyz Fitness!
Take a selfie in front of the Natural Bodyz Fitness logo at either location and post it to our Facebook or Instagram page with the hashtag #naturalbodyzfitness to enter to win $50.00 toward your membership! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show off your hard work in the gym!
School Supply Drive!
School Supply Drive!
Come visit us and help support this event by Flying High In-Home Tutoring this Saturday, August 15th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Mount Trashmore Park
Don’t Miss Out On the New Natural Bodyz Campaign for Fitness!
How it works:
- Current gym members can refer a friend, family member, co-worker (any new client( to Natural Bodyz Fitness with one of the below tickets.
- If the prospective new member brings a ticket in with your name listed as the referring member, that person gets $30 days of gym membership for only $1.00!
- In return, your name gets entered into a raffle for $300 cash, or a supplement goody bag worth $400!
Don’t miss out – this promotion ends on 9/30/15! Got questions, don’t hesitate to contact us? Contact Us for More Information!
NBF Featured on The Hampton Roads Show
Natural Bodyz Fitness Center was recently featured on The Hampton Roads Show. Click the video below to watch!