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Dianna Saa
Finish Fit boot camp has demonstrated to me that I am VERY capable of pushing my body to its limits. Prior to starting the class I was nervous because it had been a really long time since I had been physically active. With Finish Fit I am now 5 pounds away from my pre-baby weight, something I had been trying to lose for two years! Thanks Lauren, Brett and Armen for helping me lose 10 pounds in four weeks!

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David Binns
My name is David Binns. I began working out three years ago and while I was able to lose weight, I still lacked tone. I began lifting but only showed very small results after a year. Since I have started training with Armen, I have gained about 8 lbs of muscle in a short 3 months. I have more energy, better stamina, and my workout regimen has improved as well to be more rounded. These are things that I tried to do myself by reading books on the subject but that I am now convinced only comes with years experience and an extended education in training. These are both things that Armen possesses and has used to guide me to very favorable results. Using his advice I have improved my diet, and focused on foods that help burn fat and build muscle. My workouts have reached new levels with him pushing me to attain the best results. Armen has also helped me to create a workout schedule for the whole week, not just at personal training. I would recommend personal training to anyone who wants fast results that last.

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Quiet Your Mind

Does your mind run a mile a minute when it’s time to sleep? Here’s how to quiet it down and get the rest you need.

Your body is exhausted, but your mind is wide awake. You just want to fall asleep, but you can’t stop the thoughts that are going through your head. This may happen after a stressful day, an argument, reading a thought-provoking book, or watching an action-packed movie. You may lie in bed rehashing your day, worrying about tomorrow, thinking about how badly you want to fall asleep.

As you know, sleep is an essential part of health and wellness. Don’t get seven to nine hours of quality shuteye each night, and your body systems can’t function their best. What can you do when your brain won’t calm down enough to let you sleep? Try a few sleep-inducing tricks.

Accept It

The longer you lie in bed, frustrated that you can’t sleep, the more elusive sleep may become. In order to calm your mind, you first need to accept that your mind is keeping you from sleep. Come to the realization that you’re anxious, fueled by adrenaline, or just wide awake. When you get to this point, you can take steps to induce sleepiness.

Get Up

For good sleep, it’s recommended that you go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Sometimes, however, this isn’t possible. On nights when you go to bed with a racing mind, it’s ok to delay bedtime. Get out of bed and do something relaxing until you feel sleepy. Read a boring book, take a hot bath, or listen to soothing music.

Write It Down

Is your mind spinning with everything you have to do tomorrow? Are you brainstorming for a work project or thinking of things you don’t want to forget? Keep a notepad and pen beside your bed. Before lying down each night, write down everything that’s spinning around in your mind. That way, it’s on paper, so you don’t have to think about it any more. It will be there to think about in the morning. Right now it’s time to sleep.

Turn Off the Screens

There’s a good chance screens could be the reason why your brain won’t shut off at night. The blue light emitted from screens hinders your body from producing melatonin, the hormone that tells your body it’s time to sleep. But it’s not just the blue light that messes you up. Watching a stimulating show on television or reading upsetting posts on social media before bed can make you feel wide awake. For these reasons, turn off all screens an hour or so before bed and make your bedroom a screen-free zone.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Sometimes, one of the best things you can do to help quiet your mind and induce sleep is to practice relaxation techniques. Try 4-7-8 breathing to slow your heart rate. Inhale for a four count, hold your breath for seven counts, and then exhale slowly for eight counts. Repeat this several times.

To help you relax and to distract your mind, you can also try progressive muscle relaxation. Starting with your toes and working your way up to your head, tense each muscle for a few seconds and then relax it. Tense and relax.

Need one more trick? Take your mind off your worries and anchor them in the present moment by focusing on your five senses. Think of five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can feel, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. Let this drive out thoughts of all the worries and fears you can’t see.

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