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Becoming healthier and stronger in three simple steps

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When you are starting an exercise program you've got to go into it mentally ready with a plan to keep you motivated and on course! Proformance fitness expert Carlos Rivas recommends that you start your day with three "I AM's" in the morning. For example, I AM Healthy, I AM Strong, I AM Energized. He also recommends that you end the day with three things that you are thankful or grateful for in your life.

Set Goals: Be very specific about why this goal is important for you to achieve. Imagine how accomplishing this goal will make you feel. What do you want more in your life? What do you want to be?

Schedule it: You will not find the time. You must make the time. Starting out small is a great way to incorporate change - it's not too demanding of your time, but you're able to start building a foundation.

For example, a lot of people have a goal to exercise more. Starting out with a 10-minute workout is a great place to start. It's not that difficult to squeeze 10 minutes into your busy schedule - finding a system to make it stick is the key. Maybe you walk during lunch, work out in the morning before you start your day or at the end of your day to help you manage stress.

Measure it: Invest in a body composition analysis. Knowing your numbers will help you stay motivated by helping you understand your ideal range for body fat, muscle mass, and water levels. Seeing visible changes in your body composition is one of the most effective ways to stay motivated!

Special Offer: Visit us at or call us at 895-3472 to schedule your body composition analysis, 10-minute program, and goal setting session for only $45.00 today! Regular Price: $75.00

About Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT is the Director of Fitness and Wellness Operations @ Proformance Fitness and FitCorp. He holds bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology.

Carlos is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, fitness editor for Kentuckiana Health and Fitness Magazine, Strength and Conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, Fitness Consultant to Ms. America Program, and has more than 20,000 hours of personal training experience.

Carlos can be reached by e-mail or 502.741.9428 For more information regarding highly individualized personal training and wellness programs visit our website at


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