July 4, 2009

The Do Good Workout

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By Julie Revelant

Summer’s just a few short weeks away and as the warm weather approaches and the layers of clothes come off, everyone’s looking to get in shape and look good for swimsuit season. And for Scarsdale residents, it couldn’t be easier or better for the community. Vadim Vilensky and his Vadim Fitness Studio are offering their new Boot Camp training program and a percentage of the profits will be donated to Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in White Plains, where the program is held.

The Boot Camp’s unique fusion of cardio, endurance, strength training, and balance is an intense workout for experienced athletes and newcomers alike. The fast-paced circuits utilize elastic bands, kettlebells, balance discs, and hurdles to increase endurance, strength, balance, agility, and coordination. Vadim and his crew emphasize correct form and safety and provide the utmost in personal attention.

Here, Vilensky gives his best tips for Boot Camp success:

• Eat breakfast: Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast before they work out work harder and longer, and they feel better.

• Pace yourself. During each interval, you can use lighter or heavier weights and do more or less repetitions depending on your level of fitness. The unique design of the program allows both beginners and advanced athletes to work together.

• Make it count: Don’t sacrifice correct form to fit in more repetitions or lift heavier weights.

• Slow down: If you can’t talk you’re probably working too hard. Work your hardest on the last circuit, not the first.

• Stop competing: Don’t worry if your partner can lift more weight. Challenge yourself and do the best you can.

• Don’t quite: You might be sore but it’s only because you’re not used to this type of workout. Stick it out and you’ll see results.

• Be a team player: Arrive on time, pay attention and listen for instructions.

• Warm up, cool down, and drink water when you’re thirsty.

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