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Gymboss Interval Timer Giveaway

by Monica

One of Many Steep Rocky Hills On The Grandview Trail InThe Grand Canyon  - That's Justin Going Faster Than Me!

One of Many Steep Rocky Hills On The Grandview Trail InThe Grand Canyon - That's Justin Going Faster Than Me!

Tell me what inspires you to workout and enter for your chance to win a Gymboss Interval Timer.

What inspires me to workout? Feeling great and being able to do all kinds of amazing things with my body like crazy animal exercises or aerial dance.

It feels so good to be able to move in new and interesting ways and if I didn’t workout the way I do I would struggle with all the complex moves we do in aerial dance.


So for me it's all about feeling great and being able to use my body to do things that make me happy, like playing tag at the park with my son, or hiking a steep trail in the Grand Canyon with my boyfriend.

Share what inspires you below to enter for your chance to win a Gymboss interval timer.

I’ll be picking the most inspiring stories and tossing them into a hat to draw a winner on Feb. 20, 2010.


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My Inspiration to Work Out
by: Cathy Deevey

What inspires me to work out is how youthful it makes me feel, and look, and perform. I love to be able to wear the same size of clothing at 51 years old, that I wore at 20 years old. I love having the energy to do crazy things like lay flagstone in my back yard, spend hours in my garden, teach my Bootcamp students, and my clients.

Because of my passion for exercise, I was able to start kickboxing at 41 years old, and at 42 became an ameteur kickboxer, being able to travel to Ireland and Africa to compete. It was only due to my size and lack of competitors that at age 50, I hung up my gloves.

Working out inspired me to become a personal trainer at age 50, and I now pass my passion on to my students. I now teach Bootcamp for women, Older Adult Fitness and Kids Fit, as well as have personal clients at home. I love to watch their progress, and this also inspires me.

I am an exercise junkie! I will remain an exercise junkie. On my exercise bucket list is Rock Climbing, and perhaps even a Bathing Suit Competition!

Being able to do these things keeps me inspired! And I believe it is because of exercise and attitude that I was able to continue my passion through my chronic fatigue illness (2000-current).

Thanks,
Cathy

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Why I Do What I Do.
by: Jonathan Mahoney

I consider myself a sculptor. I figure, we only get one body in this life, so I want to make the best of it. The mirror is an inspiration to me. I work out to make the body I want. When I look in the mirror and see how all the hard work has paid off, when new cuts appear, veins I didn't know I had, and the scale tells me numbers I couldn't have guessed, that's what keeps me going. Most people don't train the way I do, but hey, I guess that's why most people look the way they do.

Thanks for the chance to win this timer. My YouTube username is jonmahoney04

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What inspires me to work out
by: Dianne Walker

The answer to this question started 18 years ago next Thursday, Feb. 18th, 1992 with the birth of my 2nd child. At 6 feet tall, carrying around 150 lbs with the birth of my first child was not an earth shattering experience. With each additional child (2 more) I kept 20 pounds of additional weight for each child. Then in the last year or so I just kept gaining, leading a very sedentary life style.

About 3 years ago, the doctor not only treated me for high blood pressure, but I also had one of those operations where they insert that little tube from your groin to your heart through your artery. They told me that I would be on medicine for the rest of my life. Well, that scared me and I took a few steps necessary to get healthly. Stress and overwork, bad eating habits are now again driving me back into the high blood pressure range. I started taking active steps in January to get back into the gym and eat healthy so that I won't have to go back on heart medication.

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Vanity & Red Wine
by: Andi Robinson

I am (semi)joking of course, but I do find it fairly motivating that if I behave myself, exercise and eat properly roughly 80% of the time I can mis-behave and cheat the other 20%.

Never the less, the majority of my motivation comes from wanting to be healthy and fit for my family. I want my husband to be proud to sport me on his arm; my son to grow up knowing that physical activity is not just recreational, it is the "norm"; my sisters to have a work out buddy. It pleases me to no end that my son thinks playing outside is the best EVER and that grapefruits are candy. That one day (when he gets a little older) he'll beg me to go on a hike. That if I set the right example he'll see trekking to the top of the mountain as the best adventure-challenge instead of making it to the next level of a video game.

It is also pretty motivating to be proud to look in the mirror after so many years of being dissatisfied with my reflection. I know my body is a work in process and will continue to be for the rest of my life.

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Motivation and Inspiration
by: Tracy

Simple: Leading by example to my clients and famiy and feeling of exhiliration and pride that comes from knowing I am in the best shape that I can possible be.

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My inspiration...
by: David

I have been battling cancer for ten years now. In high school and college, I was very athletic. When that was over, so was my intensity to workout and stay healthy. Well at least until I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After having this, I was still inactive until it hit me again. This time I was going to fight back by working out and staying healthy. I now lead by example and live a healthy lifestyle. I am an instructor at a community college where I promote a healthy lifestyle to my students. I lead by example.I do not want to have cancer beat me, I am a survivor who will win.

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Why I work out
by: Sheri Mont

I workout because it is the one thing that makes me feel good. Pushing hard, sweating even the shaky muscles after a good lift make me euphoric. I breathe better, I carry myself better and I know I equate every minute I work out to an extra minute of life so it motivates me to work out to live longer and feel stronger.
I am 38 and want to live to at least 98! I have a lot to do in those years and I want to be healthy. I figure I am no good to anyone (inlcuding myself) if I am not healthy. I exercise for my kids. I have always stressed to them that physical fitness is a top priority and lead by example.
There is nothing better than a challenging workout to make you feel better about everything!

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Inspiration to workout
by: Tim Reed

I just turned 50 in December and I love to be able to keep up and sometimes do better than those who are half my age. I know working out keeps me looking younger and feeling younger. I think of all the family history of illnesses from both sides and I know my lifestyle is going to help me avoid those problems as I get older. As an instructor and personal trainer I am also inspired to workout so that I can be the best at what I do. If I couldn't perform at top level in spinning, boot camp and body pump it would reflect on me and that is not going to happen. I will live a long healthy life and be able to run and play with my grand children when that times comes. How exciting is that? Thanks for all your ideas and great workouts.

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My Health Objectives
by: Jackie P

Because I consider my good health one of the greatest gifts from my Creator, I am always looking for different ways to perform and perfect my exercise routines. With spring right around the corner, right now I am particularly interested in using the Gymboss in my running routines. Like so many of your readers I consider myself a workout junkie and always enjoy a new and different way to re-create my workouts which will happen with the Gymboss Interval timer tool.

Best of health to you all.
Jackie

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This makes me workout...
by: Anonymous

Sure, I love the way I feel after a sweat-inducing workout. I love the tight feel of my skin over my new muscles, but that's not why I do it. Every time I look at my two little girls, it makes me want to jump right back into the exercise room. I'm doing it for them; so that I can be a fit and healthy mom who'll be around for a very long time to help her babies.

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My workout inspiration
by: joyrjw

I feel inspired to workout because it makes me feel good. I like the strength,energy and sense of peace that exercise gives to me, not to mention I like how I look in the mirror more everyday. In a nutshell exercise makes me, like me.

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My motivation
by: Sylvia

Seeing myself in a bikini last summer made me sick, it was the turning point to eat right and exercise every day. I change my routine daily so I never get bored. I am 13 lbs lighter and looking my best ever.

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kicking and screaming
by: Alan

I'm sure you've heard the saying about growing old gracefully? Well, I prefer to grow old kicking and screaming, fighting it tooth and nail. I challenge myself to try and continue doing all the things I enjoy doing. I get no greater satisfaction than to have someone say to me, 'Your how old? No way your almost 47!"
Although my strength training workouts include traditional free weight exercises and I utilize some machines and love the cable towers, I thrive on performing combo exercises that get others thinking, "What is he doing? or Let me try that!" Change it up, keep it dynamic and interesting and I feel like I get more out of my time exercising.

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workout inspiration
by: Lynne

My workout inspiration is definitely obtaining an increase of energy. I work a full time job, teach 2 nights a week part time, have a 12 year old son and a 6 month daughter (who doesn't sleep all night!). Top this off with a large house to take care of since my husband works two jobs and that leaves an impossible task without the help of renewed energy that I can only get when I workout and take care of my body. I wake up at 4:30am every morning to ensure I get my workout in. On days that my daughter has gotten up every 2 hours it's hard to rise that early, but I always remember how incredible I feel after the workout and that my son is going to want some mom time that evening. So I get up, and I never regret missing that extra hour of sleep!

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Lynn You Freaking Rock!
by: Andi Robinson

Dude! I am setting my alarm clock a little earlier tomorrow morning because of you. I too work am trying to be a full time mom/build my own "brand" and have recently nixed my gym membership so I am left to my own devices. Recently however I have been falling behind on my workouts here and there. But man if you have the time and inclination, I do too! Keep it up, you're awesome!

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What motivates me
by: Cassie Isaksson

What motivates me to work out regularly and push myself is my well being. I have suffered from an anxiety disorder and arthritis since I was a teen and I have found that working out regularly has really helped to control my anxiety and keep me mobile without the painful effects of arthritis creeping up on me. The weight loss and improved strength I have gained are just two of the amazing positive side effects of working out hard every day. I have really begun to appreciate what my body can do, instead of focusing on how it looks. Exercise is truly the best medicine!


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The More Reasons to Workout The Better
by: Monica

Hey Everybody

Thanks for posting your wonderful comments. I can't wait to see how many people will post before the giveaway is over.

As you can see we all have very different reasons that drive us to workout but one thing is clear, there's never just one reason and the more reasons you have the better off you are. So keep em coming!

Please don't forget to add in your last name.

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What Inspire Me to Workout
by: Anonymous

I know my inspiration to keep fit an healthy will be passed on to my children, friends and family members. I am inspired to inspire others in the quest to be motivated in the direction of health happiniess, logevity, and a happier stress free lifestyle.
Scheduling in workouts is like scheduling an appointment for work, a child sports activity or just free quality time to yourself, that is always well deserved and well needed.
Everyone needs a little me time 3-5 days a week, and why not make it quality me time? Enjoy the time to yourself, and utilize that time to improve your life, through exercise, yoga or what ever your Forte may be!
Trish Lindsay

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I Workout for Outdoor Pursuits
by: Rick Hancock

As a 55 year old male my body has started to let me know that while I'm not "over the Hill" yet, I'm fast approaching the hill! I have through hiked the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, I rock climb, Mt. Bike off road trails self contained for several days at a time and work a physical job in construction.

Over the past few years I have had injuries that required knee surgery (3) and Rotator cuff (2) repair. I still want to continue with my outdoor pursuits so I keep working my body regularly so the shock of a single event doesn't cause injury.

I workout on my backyard deck and on several "natural obstacles" boulders, telephone poles, etc. I'm the only 55 year old in the neighborhood still doing plyometrics and stability workouts. I use weights, various medicine ball/stability balls, TRX, and any natural obstacles I can think of. The activities I pursue are hard they put stress on your body so I keep working out in different ways to shock my body.


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Feels Great
by: Anonymous

I've been active most of my life and love the way "working out" makes me feel.

Being a fitness instructor I get to share my passion with others who are less motivated than I in a fun yet challenging way. Their successes are my successes.

It's important to me to offer new and refreshing ways for them to attain their goals. Sites like yours help me to create a class or program that isn't stale and repetitive.

Thank you.

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I love to workout hard
by: Anonymous

I workout to feel and look good. My mood is better. I'm happier. I let stress out of my body. I feel like I have a ton of energy. I feel happy inside and out. I love to sweat and I feel accomplished doing so. It makes me push harder. I can work harder and play harder. I can keep up with the younger kids. I am a role model and that is why I keep doing it. I feel stronger. I feel I can do anything. I love training hard and it makes me push harder with everything else in life. I can live the quality of life that I want to. I feel that it makes me look younger. Feel better. I am happier because I work out. I watch to be healthy and stay healthy. I feel alive and I know that I can do anything.

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what motivates me!!
by: cara Burleigh

What motivates me the most is having friends to workout with, and the support from my husband. I formed a workout group and a running group (not for profit) just to motivate ma and my friends to workout. We have a lot of fun and are all doing a run together in March.

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Positive Inspirations
by: Theresa Dickson

Going through one of the most hardest times with my Mum and not knowing what the outcome would be inspired me firstly to not take anything or anyone for granted, have as much time for my family as possible and to stop smoking. All my life I have been active, gymnastics, yoga,kick boxing, swimming etc. But it was never done whole heartedly. Since turning 40 and becoming a Grandmother I decided I wanted to be around for my family as long as possible and to change my lifestyle, food intake and regular well planned workouts to be able to do that. My family are my life, my love and my inspiration. Not forgetting the many knowledgable, helpful professionals on the internet willing to give their advice and help to get you where you want to go :-)x

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My Family inspires me...
by: TKDosch

To do my personal best and to take care of myself so that I will be around for a very long time to share in all of their greatest joys, triumphs and defeats. My parents had me late in life and my dad who just passed was my inspiration. HE lived to be 93 and was always in great physical shape. A natural athlete and avid gardener, he lived and worked hard all his life to give my mother, myself and my 4 siblings the BEST POSSIBLE LIFE on this earth. When he returned "home to his reward" this past September, he left a void and a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. However, he also left a legacy of living right, eating healthy, taking care of yourself so that you can be there for your family. I promised him that I would take care of my mom and my family to the best of my ability. I want to honor him by being the best possible wife, mother, daughter and friend that I can be. I choose health and happiness!

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What inspires me
by: Jamie J

I use to work in the corporate world (10+ years). Granted, I loved my job dearly, but routine exercise is what kept me grounded. There I was, day in and day out, at the gym at 5:30 in the morning getting in my intense workout which helped me face a very stressful day. My day was not complete the days that I didn’t get my rear in gear and get into the gym. It was my haven, my place to just zone out the world, to do my best and know I would succeed. Now, I have chosen to take this passion for making me feel better to the next level and acquire my PT certification. I’ve been at my gym location now for the past couple months and I have to say that leaving there after having the satisfaction of making someone else’s day that much better is awe inspiring. For instance, I had a woman the other day on a crazy amount of meds, with a sarcastic husband at home who would make crude remarks about women in general…I took her to a new place where she could feel safe, made her feel good about herself and gave her the courage to succeed. Another woman, 6 weeks of working hard, who is now in her skinny jeans. It is a luxury to see the pleasure these people walk away with an amazing outlook, and all she had to do for me was put on a pair of jeans. I make them feel better about themselves. Give them the tools they need to achieve their goals- and we accomplish them together. You can’t ask for a more rewarding experience. So, by me continuing to better myself, my health, my body, I can continue to inspire the people that I am privileged to work with.

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Why I workout!
by: Sally

I love the feeling of accomplishment after a hard work out. I am also closing in on 50 and look better then I looked in my 20s! How cool is that?

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Life Inspires me to Workout
by: Linda Nenninger

I workout because life inspires me. I want to continue to live life free from prescriptions or something else that controls me other than me. I love to do so many things like ski, roller blade, power walk, dance, workout, jump, run, swim, horse back ride, play with the kids etc. By working out and using the kettle balls, TRX, stability balls and medicine balls, balance trainer, body weight etc., it makes me feel free and feel challenged. Being strong and fit is a way of life. I love being crazy and doing circuits. Being in balance and working hard and pushing through obstacles that life throws us is a high. I believe that we are animals and are bodies are meant to move. We have the freedom to choose to be fit or not. I'd rather spend more time working out than going to doctors. Plain and simple. I feel energized, alive, free, good, outgoing and dazzled by all the products that are at our finger tips so that we can remain healthy and live a better quality of life. I'm inspired by kicking my own butt.

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Workouts
by: Judy

I love the feeling of strength after doing full-body workouts. It translates into energy and power through all parts of my life - especially working and parenting!

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I workout because...
by: Lynn

I like to eat.
I like to ski fast.
I like to hit the golf ball long and straight.
I like to sleep well.
I like to where the same jeans, year after year.
I like to hike and bike.
I like to dig in the garden.
I like to accept a challenge.
I like to be grateful for newletters like this one that gives me new ideas to keep my workouts anything but routine. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gymboss Winner
by: Monica

Hey Cara Burleigh, my son drew your name out of a funny looking hat yesterday. Please email me your mailing address when you get a chance so I can send you a brand new Gymboss timer.

Sounds like you, your hubby and friends are going to put it to good use training for your race. Having fun is definitely a huge motivator so keep having a great time!

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