“PUMPKIN SPICE?!?! Come on...it’s Labor Day!”

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It’s about that time, folks. The temperatures are dropping, the ads for Back to School are in full swing, and pumpkin is the new black.

So how do we maintain our healthy habits as the days become shorter and our desire to get up and out of the house diminishes? Autumn is a busy time - the kids are back to school, Fall sports are in session and Halloween is just around the corner. Before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving and you haven’t even started your Christmas shopping.  Who really has the time to prioritize their own health and fitness? At this point, you might as well just call it a wash and skip the gym, eat all of the holiday treats and start fresh in January, right? 

Well...what if we didn’t do that? What if we didn’t fall into that predictable cycle?

What if we saw this seasonal switch as a fresh start? A chance to establish a routine that’ll help us reach our health and fitness goals? 

JSA’s 6 week Fall Fitness and Nutrition Challenge might be just the ticket. 

With the change in season comes a natural shift in our daily activities and food choices. We go from salads to stews, from barbecues to braises, from melon to Mac and cheese. We trade in our swimsuits for sweaters and find ourselves being drawn to comfort food and cozy nights in.  It is all too easy to fall into a different (less healthy) rhythm.  So why not join an awesome group of people and challenge yourself to rise above it?  

JSA’s Fall Fitness and Nutrition Challenge will:

  • Arm you with a plan of attack—a personalized approach to your nutrition that fits your unique needs and lifestyle.

  • Offer unlimited Training in ANY of our Fitness programs (CrossFit, Indoor Rowing or Martial Arts).

  • Hold you accountable to your individual plan.

  • Provide motivational fitness and nutrition coaching along the way.

  • Offer an incredible support network to help keep you on track.

  • Give you access to nutritious shopping lists and recipes via a private Facebook group.

  • Provide 2 full body scans to monitor your progress from the start of the challenge to the end of those 6 weeks.

Come Halloween, you’ll be feeling fit and fearless. You’ll be ready to take on the holidays with a balanced, mindful approach and you’ll have the energy to enjoy them to the fullest. 

And hey — if a 6 week challenge isn’t your style, you can still embrace the onset of Fall with a fresh start in mind. Now is the time to stay committed and even turn it up a notch. Here are some simple ways to do that:

  • Make time for your fitness by setting it as a recurring appointment on your calendar.

  • Schedule workouts with a friend to help hold you accountable.

  • Plan ahead and food prep on Sundays so that you have nutritious meals at the ready during your busy week.

  • Go for a 20 minute stroll after dinner.

  • Park your car farther away so that you have to walk those extra steps (everything adds up!)

Small changes here and there will have a BIG impact over time.

Set a goal for yourself and commit to it. Take action. Take charge. You CAN do this. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, no worries....JSA is here to help. We’ve got you!

So go ahead, order that pumpkin spice latte and get excited about the Fall. Because you’re about to embark on something awesome: investing in your health, fitness, and happiness. Let’s DO this!