Toys for Tots

Fitness looks a little different this year, but we CAN still offer HOLIDAY CHEER!

Donate a TOY or CANNED food items in trade for a Holiday Themed Bootcamp Class on Dec 3rd 6pm via Zoom. Drop off toys or canned during Nov 30th – Dec 4th. Contact for Drop Off Location.

After you Sign Up, the day prior to the event you will be sent the Zoom Link to the virtual class.

Christmas Themed Workout – 12 Days of Christmas, Rudolph and Circuit Training all from the comfort of your home!

Equipment: Fitness Mat, Weights, Water

Make sure to dress festive! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sign Up Here ๐ŸŽ

Highlights from Toy for Tots 2019

CYBER MONDAY

All Online Programs 10% off

Core for Runners Online – 3 Month Bundle 10%

Follow Along Video and Zoom Workout for $54 $60

Shred Shed Online – 3 Months Bundle 10% off

5 workouts a Week $81 $90 
3 Workouts a Week $54 $60

Bootcamp / Shred Shed Packages 10% off 

12 Classes for  $63 $70

To make an order, fill out Survey below.

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Deals

Run Coaching 10% off 

Run Coaching Week to Week
$180 for 10 Weeks $200

Run Coaching & Runner Specific Strength Week to Week
$270 for 10 Weeks $300ย 

Core for Runners – 3 months for $55 $60

Shred Shed Online 3 Months Bundle 

5 workouts a Week $80 $90ย 
3 Workouts a Week $50 $60

Bootcamp / Shred Shed Packages 

12 Classes for  $60 $70

Personal Training

4 Sessions – 1 on 1 Personal Training $100 $112

Team Shred Shed Gear

**While Supplies Last

This Years Gear – 10% off

Lasts Years Gear – 10% off

*Gift Cards are Available for all items

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STRIDE ON

Do you want to RUN FASTER?

By adding strides to your running program, you can develop and improve your fast twitch muscles to gain more speed.

Benefits of Strides
โ€“ Improve Cadence
โ€“ Stronger Race Finishes
โ€“ Improve your sprint mechanics

Recently, I asked a few of my favorite Coaches and athletes a few questions on the importance of strides.

1. Why strides are important for a runner?
2. How do you implement strides into your training program?
3. What works for you or for you athletes to help them run faster to reach their goals?

Tips from the Coaches & Athletes

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โ€œI believe strides are important for many reasons.
1. They help the day before race/workout to get your legs turning over, get the โ€œjunkโ€ out of your legs and have the last thing your legs remember is running fast
2. Strides are a great way to work on form & turnover
3. Strides are awesome also after a hard workout or race the next day as your legs may feel dead and it helps flush those legs at end of run (these strides would be at a steady hard pace but not as fast as pre-race/workout day strides.โ€
– Sarah Boyle
Runner Mom & Olympic Trials Steeple Chase Qualifier

 

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โ€œI think that strides are great for working on turnover and form.ย  Also, I like the idea of running fast on tired legs because that’s what you need to do at the end of the race.ย  The change of pace can also sometimes help you recover for the next run.โ€

– Sue Parks
Head Womenโ€™s Cross Country/Track Coach

 

โ€œStrides help build stride efficiency and a safe way to build anaerobic capacity. Run Skeelsย  showed me a great way to end workouts with 30/30โ€™s. Thatโ€™s 30 seconds hard and 30 seconds easy. Start with 4 and gradually increase number each week.โ€ –

– Tom Durbin
Avid Runner, Siena Heights Track/XC Alumni, AAU and Youth Coach

 

Thank you Coaches for sharing your running knowledge.ย Keep tackling your GOALS friends!

 

 

Fitness Challenge

 

Are you up for a fitness CHALLENGE! Complete workout by Sunday May 10th before 8pm to be entered into a fitness raffle! ๐Ÿ˜‰โฃ

After you finish workout, please take selfie or video of you doing the workout to show you completed the workout. Send it to me via email or text.

Raffle Winner will be announced on Monday May 11th!

THE WORKOUT

Enjoy these two 5 minute AMRAPs! You can do this workout anywhere!
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– Frog Hops or high Kneesโฃ
– Sprintโฃ
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– Run up Rampโฃ
– 10 Jumping Jacksโฃ
– Run down Rampโฃ
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Complete 1 round or try to ๐‘๐„๐๐„๐€๐“ 1 more time! Try to make it further in the circuit in round 2! โฃ


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For more FUN workouts like this, Shred Shed Online offers 5 at home works per week.

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Runner Tips

STRIDE ON

Do you want to run faster?

Try this Tip to Improve your Speed

Add Strides 1x per week to your Training Plan

What is a Stride?
A Stride is an acceleration of speed ranging 60 – 80m or a stride lasts about 10 – 15 seconds. You want to accelerate 70 – 90% sprint effort.

Stride Ques
– Lean from the ankles
– Keep your hips forward
– Drive your knees
– Relax your jaw
– Think about having quick feet to improve turnover (ground is lava)
– Pump your arms

Rest anywhere from 30 seconds – 1 minute between strides. You can perform 2 – 6 strides in one session.

You can perform strides after an easy run typically the day before a hard session such as a workout or race.

Runners perform strides on race day before they start the race to practice running fast getting their bodies ready for go time.

Benefits of Strides
– Improve Cadence
– Stronger Race Finishes
– Improve your sprint mechanics

It is helpful to have someone film your strides so your form can be evaluated. It is fun to see the improvements in your form with the implementation of strides, strength, core and mobility training.

May Core for Runners Online starts the first week of May (next week)!
Learn more here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
Coach Kaylin


kaylinrusseaufitness@gmail.com

Kaylin Russeau Fitness Events Update

Hi Friends,

As we navigate during this challenging time, I wanted to share with you some updates for Shred Shed Services.

The Shred Shed Studio and all gyms in Michigan are closed in accordance with Executive Order 2020-9. Order restrictions will remain in place until Monday, March 31st.

Classes that are Postponed (All Group Classes):
Dundee Bootcamp
Core for Runners in Ann Arbor
Shred Shed Classes
Personal Training (In-Person)
Group Run on Monday 7 pm

Workout Options Available:
Personal Training (Face time Only)
Shred Shed Online ($20 a month)
Core for Runners Online ($20 for a month)
Running Coaching Online
Dundee Bootcamp Facebook LIVE 6pm T/TH (Based on Interest)

Online workouts will be posted daily and personal training via face time will be available.

The best way to prevent any illness is to build a healthy immune system which means continually living a healthy lifestyle!

  • Drink half your weight in ounces of water each day. (i.e. 160 pounds = 80 ounces)
  • Eat lots of veggies and fruit (builds a healthy immune system)
  • Workout! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Practice Self Care to keep a positive mindset & to help others around you stay positive
  • Wash your Hands for 20 seconds โ€“ Sing Happy Birthday Song

So PLEASE donโ€™t put your goals on hold! Alex and I are working hard to help the community stay active while practicing โ€œsocial distancing – 6 ft distancingโ€ and โ€œflattening the curve.โ€ We are creating videos for online content and creating online platforms to help you reach your goals.

Shred Shed Online
You can access Shred Shed Online for $20 a month for 5 workouts a week. The workouts will not repeat! The purpose is to keep your body guessing and to never adapt but to strengthen and become stronger! After your purchase, you will be given a link with a password to access your workouts.

Venmo – @Kaylin-Russeau

Core for Runners Online
This C4R online program is designed just like the live class. During the month, you will receive 1 workout a week. Each week you receive a workout that is very specific to the runners needs to be stronger, faster and healthier runner!

To learn more about online services, please contact me.

There are two types of people in this world when a challenge is present: those that will completely shut down, and those that will use this opportunity to overcome, grow and prosper.ย  I know you will all be the second type!

Letโ€™s stay healthy & stay in our workout groove friends!

Thank you,

Kaylin & Alex Russeau

Team Shred Shed

kaylinrusseaufitness@gmail.com

Two Ingredient Banana Cookies

Are you craving something sweet after a hard training day? Feeling strapped for time? Or are you just in the mood to try something simple and new?

Ingredients

Makes about 14 cookies

For the Cookie:

11/2 cup quick oats or Old Fashioned Oats

1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)

Suggestions for add-ins:

1 tsp. of cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg

ยฝ cup dark chocolate chips

โ…“ cup dried cranberry, raisin, or cherry

โ…“ cup shredded coconut

โ…“ cup crushed walnut, almond, or pecan

(We like walnut & chocolate chips)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. If you used a lot of add-ins, you may need one more banana to keep it moist.

Place parchment paper down on cookie sheet.

Form the cookies and place them on the sheet. It doesnโ€™t matter how close together they are โ€“ they will not expand!

Bake at 350ยฐ for 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes, and enjoy!

SMOOTHIE ON

HOW IS YOUR SMOOTHIE GAME? The recommended serving for fruit and vegetable is 6-9 servings per day. Do you need more veggies and fruit in your life?

Try adding smoothies to your diet!

A smoothie is a great way to get your veggies in plus they make a great pre-workout, post-workout, breakfast or a snack!

Here are some Tips in how to make a BALANCED SMOOTHIE

You can choose one from each category!

Fruit (1/2 CUP)- Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango, Blackberries

Veggies (1/4 – 1/2 CUP)- Cucumber, Spinach, Carrots, Zucchini, Beets

Protein (1-2 scoops) – A protein Chocolate or Vanilla powder that works for you!

Healthy Fats (1 TBS) – Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Coconut Oil, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter

Liquid (1/2 CUP) – Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Coconut Milk

Optional

Need Creaminess?

Creaminess – 1/2 of a frozen Banana, 1/2 avocado

For Nature Sweetness & Creaminess – Banana has that delicious creaminess, as well as energy, fiber, and essential nutrients without all of the refined sugar and saturated fat.

Sweetness – Dates, Maple Syrup, Honey

* If there is fruit in your smoothie, you may not need to add any more sweetness.

* Avoid sugary yogurts or syrups (maple & honey is fine).

Fruit to Protein Ratio

Smoothies are both macro balanced and flavor balanced, so youโ€™re getting all the nutrients and deliciousness in one hit.

Lay Low on healthy high-calorie foods โ€“ we all love almond/PB butter and chia seeds for protein, healthy fats and some amino acids, but if half smoothie is peanut butter, that is not balanced.

FOOD IS FUEL: Power Ball Recipe

Pre workout Selfie with my Fuel

Here is my FAVORITE snack because it taste like No Bake Cookies. It is a Healthy on the go snack or even a snack before or after exercise to help with recovery! Also an excellent treat when you have any sweet cravings!

Peanut Butter Power Balls
– 1 3/4 cups of Old Fashioned Oats
– 1 cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
– 1/4 cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds – 1-2 scoops protein powder (I like @drinkorgain )
– 1 TBS Ground Flax Seed
– 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
– 3/4 cups Almond or Coconut Milk