Andrea talks Summer Shred, transforming you for summer
Summer Shred by Andrea Brown
Summer Shred is based on four components: Exercise, Nutrition, Support, and Accountability. This program is not a "quick fix" but rather about making attainable and manageable lifestyle changes that will carry on even after the 8-weeks is over!
Schedules for group exercise programs vary at each branch. The program is primarily strength focused for the purpose of gaining lean muscle and firing up the metabolism, but we do recommend breaking up the strength days with cardio, flexibility and finishing off the week with active recovery to allow the body to fully reap the most results possible.
You will have a personal health coach who will check in with you once a week, checking on your food diary and exercise through My Fitness Pal (and your MyZone belt if you choose to purchase that separately for $75). You do not need to purchase this belt or use this to be successful in the program, it is merely an additional accountability tool and helpful to see your actual caloric expenditure and heart rate zones you are working in. Just tracking what you are eating and your activity level is proven to drastically help in making better choices, and knowing that someone will be checking and helping to hold you accountable makes it even better!
The weekly support meetings will mainly be driven by the need of the group, but based off of the concept that the most successful people are in community with like-minded people to work towards a common goal together by supporting one another. The program will also include an educational component with tips and tricks, and if time allows, we will do a mini workout together.
The other component of this program is nutrition. Trainers will be providing a lot of nutrition support based on proven scientific research. This is not a fad diet but rather based on real people eating real food. No starvation necessary. In fact, it is the opposite of that! The programs is about making better choices to best fuel your body properly so that you can get the best results. We are not registered dietitians prescribing a set diet for everyone but we are personal trainers and health coaches trained in offering sound nutritional advice and guidance and assistance in making the best choices. We also provide all kinds of helpful tips and tricks as well as menu planning assistance and tons of recipe suggestions.