Jul 17, 2014 Thursday

HIIT Fitness and Well-Being

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier des Eaux-Vives (Call: 076 385 07 26)
Rue de Montchoisy 46 (Reference Elie)
1207 Genève CH

Summertime has finally arrived in Geneva (I can't tell you how happy this makes me), and with it comes long days on the beach in bikinis and speedos, little dresses, and minimal clothing. Why not look and feel your best and hey, perhaps even make a positive lifestyle change that you can continue long after summer's bliss has passed? Ultimately, that's my goal as your fitness instructor! In my classes we will work on all areas of the body through High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT for short) that alternates short intense periods of cardio exercise with less-intense static exercises. The combination of the two provides for an intense and highly effective workout that will leave you feeling like a rubber band by the end. After the HIIT exercises we will finish with a cool-down session of stretching and light yoga. Classes are aimed at beginners and intermediates. It's important however to remember the little saying, "Abs are made in the kitchen." Without proper diet and nutrition all that work will have been for nothing. At the end of the course I will provide the class with a small nutritional challenge you can do at home, along with some tips for a healthier, better, you! Remember, dieting doesn't provide long-term results. A lifestyle change that focuses on exercise and proper nutrition does, which is what I'm hoping to help you attain! REMEMBER TO BRING: An exercise mat Light hand weights (optional) A jump rope (optional) A bottle of water A towel if you need one and finally....your enthusiasm!!! *Classes will be held primarily in English, but I speak French fluently and can translate if needed.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine (I prefer reds...but not merlot)
Beauty products (face cream, sunblock, conditioner, make up)
Fruits/Veggies or "bio" foods (soy/almond milks, quinoa, oats, etc...but no milk products please!)
Guitar strings (or maybe even a guitar lesson or two?...But I definitely need the strings first)
Sporting equipment (jump rope, frisbee, yoga mat, swimming goggles, swimming cap, volleyball, etc)

About the teacher, Nicole Frazier

I began pursuing my fitness journey in Hawaii over 8 years ago where I was an avid surfer and practiced yoga regularly. After moving to Switzerland 3 years ago (and thus losing my ocean), my focus shifted to other sports such as running, cycling, swimming, and fitness. I have since participated in over 13 races, including the Geneva Half-Marathon and Locarno Triathlon. My weekly fitness schedule consists of running with the UNIGE Advanced Running Group, aerobics and fitness, swimming, cycling, and the occasional hiking, climbing, and slackline (which I recently took up). In 2012, I taught fitness to adolescents at the JTC Camp in Flims-Laax, Switzerland to enormous success, and I have also been known to give rooftop fitness classes to my roommates. I plan to begin my studies in Sport Science at UNIL later this year. As you can see, I love to move and believe in a healthy, active lifestyle! I hope I can share my passion with you and be a positive influence on your fitness journey!