Cast Blog: #THINTERVENTION

Helipad Workout

Moderation Is Key

Everyone Deserves a Thintervention

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, But Not Goodbye

Just the Beginning

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Week 8

Week 8

Week 8

Week 8

Week 8

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Week 8

Week 8: Stay on Track!

Week 8: Loving the New Me

Leaving the Nest

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ramsay

A Sad Goodbye

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7: Eat Out Without Cheating

Week 7: Team Work Conquers All

Week 7: Flipping the Switch

Training Pool Workout

Teamwork Can Make a Dream Work

Just Dance

Don't Cha Wish Bryan Would Join PCD?

Moaning Instead of Meatloaf

Dance Your Ass Off

Week 6

Week 6

Week 6

Week 6

Week 6

Week 6

Week 6

Fit Through Dance

Helipad Workout

Think you can handle this week's workout? Try it now!

 

HELIPAD WORKOUT OVERVIEW

SAFETY:

1. ALL EXERCISES HAVE BEEN IN PREVIOUS WORKOUTS

2. ALL CLIENTS KNOW HOW TO DO THESE EXERCISES

3. JACKIE AND CRAIG WILL WATCH AND CORRECT FORM

4. WEIGHT APPROPRIATE TO CLIENT ABILITY

STATION 1: HELIPAD CROSS

Lunges 

Clients do lunges across 100 feet. Body bars are put across their shoulders for extra weight. 10 lbs for men.  8 lbs for women.

Mountain climbers 

When clients reach the end, they move into mountain climbers on the stair riser (3 stair risers stacked). Clients pump alternate legs in a plank position.  Clients do together as Jackie and Craig count off.  3 sets x 15 reps

Tricep dips

Clients then do tricep dips on the risers.  Clients do in unison to show growth. 3 sets x 15 reps each.

Lunges

Clients will then do lunges back to the other side of the space doing body bar shoulder presses. They cover about 100ft. 10 lbs for men.  8 lbs for women.

Bosu Ball Crunches

When clients reach the other side, they do crunches on Bosu balls. While clients do crunches, Jackie and Craig may add body bar weight to illustrate client improvement dependent on client skill level. 10 reps x 3 sets

Jumping Jacks

Once clients finish on the Bosu balls, they do jumping jacks.  Jackie and Craig may add body bar weight to illustrate client improvement dependent on client skill level. 100 reps

ROTATION 2: EXERCISE MATS

Clients move to exercise mats.

Pushups - Unison

The clients do a set of pushups as a group to show their precision and strength. 1 set x 10 reps

Pushups – One at a Time

The clients take turns showing off their increased strength and stamina. Joe does clapping push ups.  Nikki does men push-ups.  Stacy, Bryan and Mandy show stamina through numerous pushups.  1 set x reps client chooses to do.

Planks 

Clients hold plank position on their exercise mats or up/and downs.  Plank  - 60 seconds 

Up Downs 

Clients do up/downs on their exercise mats  – 3 set x 15 reps

STATION 3: RESISTANCE BANDS

Clients stay at mats.

Shoulder Presses 

Raising their hands from above their shoulders straight up above them. 1 set x 15 reps

Bent Over Raises (Reverse flies)

Bent over, clients pull resistance bands toward them keeps elbows at 90 degrees. 1 set x 15 reps

Curls

Clients do standing bicep curls. 1 set x 15 reps

STATION 4: KETTLE BELLS

Curls

1 set X 15 reps

Front Raise

1 set X 15 reps

Lateral Raise

1 set X 15 reps

STATION 5: BOXING

Focus Mitts 

Clients hit focus mitts with Jackie and Craig. Joe and Bryan with Craig.  Girls with Jackie and spillover to Craig. Jab, Jab, Cross.  3 sets x 15 reps

Reverse Leg Raises

While 2 clients are doing focus mitts the other clients will do bent over reverse leg raises using each other for stability, alternating between doing the leg raise and holding the other person up. 3 set x 15 reps

 

Just the Beginning

Stacy is taking what she's learned and incorporating it into her everyday life.

After all the crying, heavy breathing, vodka tonics, and naked trainers, our Thintervention is now complete. Bryan, Mandy, and I were talking at the finale about how this is really just the beginning for us. This is our chance to start clean and fresh, and the best part was that we did this for ourselves.

The six weeks away from Jackie made me push myself harder than I ever thought was possible. I think one of the best things that came out of this process for me was that I became my own trainer. I took the advice from Jackie and Craig and used it every time I step foot into a gym, a restaurant with friends, or when stress might try to get the best of me. I always like to think that I have a mini Dr. Ramani with me when I go out to eat. She has become my talisman for sane eating because of her no-nonsense attitude and well-grounded advice.

I really have learned that life is all about balance. You won't gain back all the weight if you don't make it to the gym everyday. A cookie does not a fatty make! It's when it becomes ten cookies and two weeks without going to the gym that the imbalance shows on the scale. It's more important to get to the root of why you are choosing to eat the way that you are. If you are suppressing something or trying to medicate yourself in some way. I like to think about it as if I'm a car; I won't fill the car with more gas then I need, nor will I use cheap gas that will make me stop somewhere else to fill up again.

I'm not saying I've got a complete handle on this yet, even though I have surpassed my goal weight. I still have times where I have to pre-plan my days so I don't go hours without eating, I have to keep a watchful eye on when I decide to have a cheat meal, and I keep a strong support system around me at all times. Especially when I get that reoccurring nightmare of me looking like Eric Cartmen dressing up like Jabba the Hut trying to grab a microphone stand. You've never had a nightmare like that? Just me? 

I feel so incredibly blessed to have been a part of this process, and I will be forever grateful. Bryan and Miguel are two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and they make the best workout buddies anyone could ask for. 

I've decided that Mandy is like sunshine; no matter how you are feeling, she will be there to brighten your day. She and her family are so loving, and I hope that I will be lucky enough to follow her example. I thank her for being a pillar of support and always being a phone call away.

Lastly we come to my husband Craig Ramsay. He helped me so much throughout the six weeks we were away from Jackie, and I owe a huge amount of my success to him. He never gave up on me, and he was the only one of Jackie's team that sat me down and asked me questions about PCOS and what we were going to do to fight it. I don't know what I would do without him sticking by me in the gym, and I look forward to seeing you all in the spring for our Broadway themed wedding.

I thank you all for coming on this journey with me, and I'm so glad you liked the show!