The Best Summer Body Workout | Team Afterburn

Summer is just around the corner and everyone is surely looking for the best summer body workout! Well, it should come as no surprise to anyone that it all starts with you and your hard work, determination, and overall motivation and commitment to success! However, Team Afterburn has developed a rapid, 6-week summer transformation program that is designed to get you the quickest results in the least amount of time possible! This truly is the best summer body workout!


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At Team Afterburn one of the core philosophies we work around is that we understand what it’s like to have a busy life, have responsibilities, and that all of these things typically make our health and fitness and easy thing to take off the table. Keeping that as one of our focuses has allowed us to design a program that takes the burden off of you and simply requires you to show up!


Based on the principles of high intensity interval training (HIIT), our rapid summer transformation program will have you burning calories at an extremely elevated level, while working to tone your muscles at the same time, combining for the best summer body workout! Here’s the real kicker that pushes Team Afterburn’s program over the top: we don’t just stop there! We also work on your diet and provide you with meal plans and assistance in what you should and shouldn’t be eating! We also provide biweekly reassessments to measure your progress and ensure you are on the right track for the summer body!


The temperatures are heating up with each and every passing day, so it’s time now to find that best summer body workout! Check out our program at and read our numerous member reviews and success stories and get started today!

Most of us don’t spend, or even have the time to analyze the nutritional labels on what we eat every day. Unfortunately, 80% of your fitness results are a direct result of your diet! At Team Afterburn we understand that you already have your plate full (no pun intended) with the demands of everyday life, which is exactly why we offer each member a customized meal plan from certified nutritionists.


However, it can’t hurt to still educate yourself on some simple things you might be able to cut from the diet. Below we’ve outline 5 ingredients that should raise a red flag when you turn over that package and find them listed:

Red Flagged Ingredient #1: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) 
HFCS is a manmade sugar, derived predominantly from genetically modified corn. The sweet concoction has been shown to promote binges and hysterical hunger, and wrecks havoc on your blood sugar levels, promoting fat storage.

The introduction of HFCS into our food supply directly paralleled a 47% spike in Type 2 Diabetes cases as well as an 80% increase in obesity. Food manufacturers use HFCS in many mainstream products, including the following:


  • Sauces (including ketchup)
  • Yogurt
  • Energy Bars
  • Soft Drinks / Fruit Juices
  • Processed baked goods
  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Ice Cream
  • Salad Dressing
  • Most packaged snack foods

A customized meal plan would help eliminate foods like this from your diet!


Red Flagged Ingredient #2: Hydrogenated Fat / Partially Hydrogenated Fat (Trans Fat) 
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats have undergone such extensive processing that the chemical structure has changed from a “cis” shape, which the human body recognizes and utilizes, to a “trans” shape, which is foreign and destructive to human physiology. This can be a very technical aspect of food prep, so let us help our here with your custom meal plan.


Red Flagged Ingredient #3: Aspartame 
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that was denied 8 times by the FDA before being approved in 1973. Many scientists objected the approval, claiming that aspartame hadn’t been proven safe for use as a food additive.Though aspartame is calorie-free it still causes insulin to be released, which job is to stow away sugar – when this sugar is not available, the result is often hypoglycemia and severe hunger. Not exactly a recipe for weight loss.


Red Flagged Ingredient #4: White Sugar 
White sugar comes from the juice of a sugar cane plant that has undergone an intensive refining process. In this process all of the enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals are destroyed, rendering it nutritionally void. White sugar is also extremely high in calories, which your body loves to store away in fat cells.

Red Flagged Ingredient #5: White Flour 
White flour comes from natural whole wheat that has been stripped of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This results in a nutritionally void product that is packed with calories that release quickly into your system, creating a spike in blood sugar. As you know, this promotes fat storage and leads to hysterical hunger and cravings. You don’t need that.
Once you cut these 5 items out of your diet, you’ll be pleased with the results. Expect to lose weight, to have more energy and to feel better than you have in a long time. However, the burden is not all yours. Let us help! Come talk to us at Team Afterburn and let us get you on a meal plan designed to fit your needs and your goals! Visit us online at or like us on facebook at or better yet, come into the studio in person!

This is the first of a four-part series on getting a flat tummy and making sure your abs are at their very best this summer and beyond!

Most people aren’t thrilled about of the idea of showing off their midsection because of a little extra baggage we tend to carry around. Not to worry, Team Afterburn is here to help! In addition to the video we posted on Facebook about the simple science behind weight management, here are five myths associated with getting a flat tummy:
Myth #1: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs

Excessive crunches aren’t the answer for a flat tummy. In order to achieve a toned look you’ll have to focus on burning off the layer of fat that is covering up your abs.

Myth #2: Take diet pills to speed results

I know it’s so tempting! The ads make compelling claims about the power of popping a pill, but don’t fall for it. There is no ‘magic pill’. Diet pills are more likely to burn through your pocketbook than to slim you down.

Myth #3: Turn to gimmick diets to boost results

Don’t fall for the foods that are sold as ‘diet’ or ‘weight loss’ aids. These products are typically packed with refined sugar and other artificial ingredients that your body doesn’t need, and certainly won’t help you attain that flat tummy.

Myth #4: Avoid all carbs in order to achieve tight abs
Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap, which is unfortunate because you can (and should) eat carbs while slimming down. The key is to stick with whole grains, oatmeal and brown rice while avoiding processed and refined flours and sugars.

Myth #5: Starve the fat away 

Trying to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective it can also be dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, but your body is complex and by doing so you’ll disrupt your metabolism and slow your results.

Our next three blog posts will focus on health and exercise tips that can maximize your results and get your tummy flat and looking good in a faster, healthier way!

Part 2: Coming 5/31!

You might have heard that staying healthy is just as much mental as it is physical. Believe it or not, it might even be more mental! Convincing yourself to even begin a healthy regiment is tough enough, but sticking with it both in and out of the gym is another story.


Don’t worry, it’s not just you, this is the battle we all face when trying to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle!


First, motivation has to start with desire. We checked that off of our list when we made the monumental decision to better our lives by getting healthy and fit! So now we just need that motivation to keep us on track.


So, the big question is: how do we stay motivated? Here are four tips from Team Afterburn to help keep you motivated and keep your eye on the prize!


1.) Know exactly what motivates you!

If you are driving around in your car without a destination, you won’t ever get anywhere! The same thing applies to our health and fitness. We need to have a goal in mind that we are working towards!

When coming up with a specific goal, make sure you know the reasons why you want that goal. The more we know about our goals, the more we want them and the more motivated we are to achieve them!

Here are just a few examples of common motivators for people:


  • A healthier lifestyle to keep up with my kids or grandkids
  • Losing weight for an upcoming trip
  • Regaining the fitness you once had (yes, you really can turn back the clock!)
  • Improve overall self-confidence by looking and feeling better


2.) Put it in writing

This rings true for virtually anything in life. When we put a plan in writing, we’ve made it official! Once you’ve got your goal in writing, put it somewhere you will see it on a regular basis. Don’t let yourself forget what you’re working towards! When you remind yourself daily what your motivation is, it becomes harder and harder to ignore it.


3.) Make a realistic game plan

Notice that it doesn’t say “realistic goals.” This is because you should choose any goal you want! If you want washboard abs, make that your goal and with the right motivation you will have them! What does need to be realistic is your plan for achieving your goals. Be realistic in your game planning and what it is going to take to achieve your desired results. Some goals take longer, but all goals are achievable!

Keep things in mind like your responsibilities outside of the gym and make sure you make a plan that fits your schedule. The more realistic our plan is for us to keep, the more realistic are goals are of achieving!


4.) Don’t go it alone!

Make your friends, family, and coworkers aware of your goals! Those closest to us will serve as some of our best supporters! You might even get a few of them to join you and share in those goals! We are social creatures and pursuing goals with others is a very powerful motivator, which is exactly why we call ourselves TEAM Afterburn! In addition to your support group, we will be here with you every step of the way as well!


Remember, the first step in this process is the desire. Let us help you turn that desire into realized goals here at Team Afterburn! Check us out at or like us on Facebook for more newsletters, health tips, and nutritional tips at Or, better  yet, come by and join us for a class!

Group Personal Training Offers Effective Calorie Burns

Team Afterburn is the fastest most effective way to burn the highest amount of calories in the least amount of time invested. Our workouts are scientifically designed to enable our members to work harder and smarter in order to get the most effective results possible.


All of our workouts at Team Afterburn are functional in nature and timed with specific intervals. This equates to the most intensive metabolic training available. Simply put, you’re going to burn an unbelievable amount of fat while the utilization and recoupment of your lean tissue will enable you to burn calories the rest of the day!


The science behind Team Afterburn is simple. We strive for what’s called the EPOC effect. EPOC stands for Excess/Post-Exercise/Oxygen/Consumption. What this means, is we’re not only going to burn calories during the workout but we’re going to continue to burn calories, ALL DAY LONG! Our members can expect an increase in calorie burn for a period of 16-24 hours after just ONE,workout!


The way in which we monitor and adjust our member’s independent intensity level, is with our “MyZone” belt. With our MyZone belt, our trainers can determine how hard you’re working thus making achieving fitness success truly possible!


Our mission here at Team Afterburn is to maximize results regardless of your goals. We know that certain things hold true – We HAVE to do cardiovascular activity in order to increase our cardio threshold and to burn calories in the moment. We MUST incorporate strength training to increase lean tissue so that our metabolism works overtime even when we’re not in the gym. At Team Afterburn – we combine BOTH!


Don’t wait another week, day or second! The NEW you is just a few Team Afterburn workouts away! Join TODAY!

At Team Afterburn Fitness, we want to EARN your business! Rather than have you pay for it first, we are so confident in our all-star personal training staff and our ability to get you the results you desire, we let you experience it for yourself before you commit!

During your first 7 days, your personal training experience will include:

Full Body Needs Analysis/Assessment

One of our nationally certified personal trainers will sit down with you and help YOU create YOUR fitness plan. We will discuss what your goals are, where you are today, and what it’s going to take to get you from point A to point B. We will figure out specifically what it’s going to take to ensure YOUR results, and create a program specifically tailored to YOU!

Functional Movement Screen

Before we just throw you out on the floor and start training you, we must first understand how your body moves so that we can design a program that works for you and your body. We will assess the 6 fundamental movement patterns of your body, and make sure there are no limitations, injuries, muscle imbalances, or disabilities. And if there are, we are going to assess how we are going to work with them, or help rehabilitate them.

Nutrition Consultation

No fitness program is complete without proper nutrition. We will look at your current diet, and make suggested changes to help you reach your goals faster and more effectively. We will also make supplement recommendations, and help create a complete nutrition program specifically geared towards your body, your goals, and your current lifestyle.

One-on-One Personal Training

Your very first session with us will be a one-on-one personal training session so that we can analyze your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement so that moving forward we can properly train you throughout your entire program. Everyone has a starting point, and it’s our job to see where yours is so that we can get you to your goals as safely and effectively as possible.

Small Group Personal Training

This is where the magic happens! Our small groups of 2-5 like-minded, goal-oriented clients working together towards their individual successes is where you will see your greatest growth! The high-energy, inspired training sessions allow you to push yourself and your teammates harder than you ever would on your own. The workouts are still tailored to you and your needs, but the team environment allows you to realize that you’re not alone on your fitness journey!

Team Personal Training

This is the backbone of our entire program. Our bootcamp-style personal training program invites larger groups of individuals to train together in a fast-paced, metabolic, interval training program that shreds fat and builds lean muscle tissue while still receiving individual attention from the personal trainers. The high-energy music and inspirational coaching from our world class coaches keeps our members coming back day after day.

At the end of your 7-day FREE Personal Training Experience, we will evaluate your progress and discuss the best plan of action moving forward. Whether you enjoy the one-on-one personal training, bootcamp style training, or anything in between, we will find the program best suited to your needs. So give us call or stop by and get started on your 30-day FREE Personal Training Experience while we still have spots available!