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Feeding Your Fear 

As you set your sights on new goals and training sessions, if your fear getting the best of you, resulting in losing your self control with food? Are you making sure every mitochondria in your muscles is at its' max carb stores?


This can lead to many problems:

-GI distress



-addition to push over and over


-sleep problems



-weight gain


Now how to you fight this common cycle? First is your goal fair to where you are and where you have been? Make sure the goal is within you and can keep you engaged but overstressed. Second, look at your ability to recover in your training week, month and year. Is your training plan allowing you stress to make progress but also rest to make progress. It is a fine balance. Lastly, are you adjusting your meals during th week so you can have good workouts when you need the fuel but then bringing the refueling down to balance the stress from fueling.



  January Specials


2 Metabolic Tests(Resting or Exercise) + 1 Month of Basic Nutrition Coaching= $250

WHY, lets make sure you are eating & exercising to burn fat well.*


DotFIT's Weight Loss Support + Carb Repel Capsuls= $30

Why, lets help your body burn fat better and lessen blood sugar rise*


*Check or cash only  



Register for clinics here


Feeding Your Youth Athlete

Sun Jan 20th 5pm
Clinic will educate you on the athletes need for calories, nutrients and leave you with many ideas to help them thrive and reduce injury risk.








 2019Programs -

Clinics for many goals







This Sat Jan 26th 11-1pm OPEN HOUSE

--Please spread the word
-last month was a huge success
-2 local facilities have Closed so we want to be available
-MULTIPLE Coaches will be on hand at STC & Main Studio to consult with

-Try Endless Pools, Q&A with Coaches & see facility


M&M Cycles is Hosting TFP Night on Sat Jan 26th 1-5pm:
-specials for TFPers
-extra staff on hand
-TFP Coaches on had
-see products you don't usually have a chance to see
-get bike & other gear ordered so it is hear and ready for March/April riding


FMS Screenings(functional movement screening)
Thur Feb 7th 715 & 745 
Research shows that right-left asymmetries can increase risk of injuries and decrease performance. Find out areas of functional movement that can be improved by attending a Functional Movement Screen clinic with Coach Jen. She will individually test 7 fundamental movement patterns. Established in 1995, Functional Movement Systems has worked with the NHL, NFL, major colleges, MLB, US Military, and other organizations.



Preseason Perfection Run Program
-Saturdays 8am starting Dec 29th
-registration opens Sun at 9pm
Program will focus on being run prepared for 2019. The program will focus on being prepared for the Cary Half Marathon on March 17th but not a requirement. Along with the Sat 8am longer run and/or skill work will be during a weekly Tuesdays 845am and/or 630pm after a few weeks of the program conditioning. We are making sure you are really ready!



Metabolic Testing

This testing is something I oversaw for 12yrs at TFP but are now choosing to contract it out so we can focus on training but it will continue to be a foundation of TFP coaching both Endurance Athletes & common fitness people looking to feel well and push off disease. A bonus, they offer a full body Dexascan to tell you your fat, muscle & bone levels in all areas of your body.

How it helps us:
-we know HR zones are right
-we know cal/min in each zone, loss over hours
-we know what fuel you are losing and know need to maintain energy
-we know what is the potential fat burning %, if below, the urgency to make change for to reduce fatigue, injury & bonking
-we know the correlation to future health if low fat burning is the result


Here are the options we have set up for TFPers:

2 Months of Basic Training Plan + 2 Tests = $560
2 Months of Basic Nutrition Coaching + 2 Tests = $400
2 Personal Training Hour Sessions + 2 Tests = $270
Monthly Metabolic Clinic + 2 Tests = $220

Next Clinic is Dec 16th 5pm.

I will help get the test set up. Email me when is good for you. Matt@thefitnesspursuit.com


Aquatic Pursuit is open for registration:
-@ Mundelein Park District Pool
-Coached by Coach Matt & Lauri
-Sundays 650-8am
-Jan 27th-May 5th, ONLY 2 sessions!!!!
-workouts progress to be prepped for Summer TRI
-ALL abilities & ages welcome as each lane is by ability
-REGISTER NOW as spots are limited!!!
It is under Aqua Pursuit-8759




Shop TFP Gear from home!!!
-you can pick up at TFP or have it shipped to you 
-get geared up for outdoor training and racing 
-make sure your old still fits or isn’t worn out
-bike & Tri shorts seem to last 2-3yrs so I bet it is time to experience a nice new padded butt!!

Click Here to shop




YOUTH Sessions

Jan Workouts:
12th Sat 10am Run & Swim

18th Fri 5pm Run & Weights

Feb 2nd 10am Compu Trainer & Run



Training Plans

R U ready to get coached on what do do weekly in 2019 goals of a running race, bike event and/or TRI? TFP Coaches can help you do your first, a new PR, Qualify and/or trouble shoot past errors/injuries.

Training Plan includes:
-use Training Peaks online systems premium account paid by TFP
-free downloading of device
-your schedule, goals & past are considered
-unlimited email communication


Options for the service:
$ 260 premium
-plan laid out up to 2 weeks
-unlimited phone
-unlimited changes

$180 Basic
-plan laid out up to 3 weeks
-1 phone per month
-1 change per month
Coaches are ready to help you. Email me and I can help you get matched up, matt@thefitnesspursuit.com






TFPers get discounts on many items


Something Brewing-remind at check out(fyi they will know if you are lying as they workout at TFP)


M&M Cyclery-remind at checkout(fyi they will know if you are lying as they workout at TFP & Coaches work there)


Recovery Pump-email coach Matt to get code


Rudy Project-email coach Matt to get code


Xterra Wetsuits-email coach Matt to get code


Spri Products-email coach Matt to get code


dotFIT Home Shipping-set up account at www.dotfit.com






Here is your chance to be able to hear and see what you are doing with your swim stroke. Set up a session with staff for your video taping.


Fee is $80/hr


You get the files from the session.