Without sounding too business-y, welcome to the final quarter of 2020! That’s actually REALLY exciting! 2020 has been one hell of a year, with this final quarter gearing up to be a doozy. No matter where you stand this year, it’s important to realize that we cannot control everything, we can minimally control others, and then there is what we CAN control.  What we CAN control, and of that what is important in our lives, is really what we need to focus on. The biggest important thing that we can control is our mindset.  The upcoming holidays are tough: they’re stressful, they’re supposed to beRead More →

Hello!  Thanks for reading.   I know it’s been a bit since I’ve last blogged, and now that I have some direction and a timeline as far as the Air Force is concerned, I have FINALLY put together a plan for me….well really for YOU. AND I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT IT! Using my expertise as a fitness professional, by education and by trade, I am now offering comprehensive coaching for you.  That still includes fitness programs that I love and highly recommend, BUT ALSO includes group fitness classes online, nutrition coaching, meal plans, and running/cross training programs. I would LOVE to hear from you! PleaseRead More →

What a year 2019 has been so far! And what a year it’s going to be. First, though, I’d like to take a minute and re-introduce myself to you. I have a ton of new people following me now. THANK YOU. My name is Courtney Blanco, and I’ve been coaching people like you for going on 6 years now, though I’ve spent the last 9 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor as well.  I have my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science.  I have an incredible husband, and we have two young children. I  actually started with BeachBody after ourRead More →

Hey Madison, WI readers! Madison has been a great city for us.  There’s so much to do, and I’ve found a really awesome running community–even though I haven’t gotten to run as much as I would like to! That being said, I want to share something with you all! Saturday July 7 is the Fitchburg Festival of Speed!  There’s a 5K, a 25-mile bike ride, 1 mile run, Kids Fun Run, and free concert too!  VIP access includes unlimited food and drink (including alcohol!)  Click here to save 40% on your registration (including 40% off VIP)! I am SUPER excited to be a part ofRead More →

It really wasn’t a “What a Birthday!” in an overly exciting way:  my daughter’s first Last Day of School took priority.  We had birthday/last day of school ice cream, went to the park.  I cleaned before heading to bed myself.  #superexciting #notreally I know I’m not THAT old–but I felt it!  I was exhausted by 9pm lol  Of course, then the kids were wired and totally awake, hanging out watching their tablets together <3 <3  When we finally called it quits (and after a wonderful chat with my dearest hubby) I fell SOUND asleep.  Waking up this morning, I think I’ve figured out why: allergies.Read More →

Summer Body Boot Camp starts April 23! Seriously–it’s not too late! This new program I’ve been doing the last 5 weeks has been AWESOME.  I’ve lost 4 inches overall, 2 from my waist.  But some of my colleagues’ clients have had CRAZY results in the first 2 months.  Like, INSANE.  And that’s why I gave in to my FOMO and jumped on this program. SO GLAD I DID! I lost 4 inches overall, 1 of those around my waist.  In 4 weeks!  Not to mention the Strength Victories:  I can do a full side plank again;  those dumb renegade rows with a twist I canRead More →

Fitness is a journey.  Most journeys–especially in great literature–teach the person on that journey a lesson or two.  Now, I’m most certainly not comparing myself to any great literary character, but ALL OF US are on a journey and learning along the way. What I’ve learned so far could be said more like “What I’ve Learned (Again) So Far.” I’ve learned (again) so far that Practice makes Perfect, and that Progress IS Perfection.  When we start something new, or different, we AREN’T going to be perfect at it.  Especially right away.  Even when we start something again, it’s going to take us a while toRead More →

Yep.  I lost my battle with FOMO. I also happened to lost my battle with my “Everybody’s doing it, so I’m NOT going to do it” high school self.  Yep.  If it was popular, I didn’t like it.  Pop music.  Fashion trends.  Stuff like that. I try really hard to not be like that–to enjoy something for its value, not just because it’s popular. But sometimes old habits are hard to break.  Like, ALL old habits are hard to break.  In fact, they’re a bitch to break.  But it’s good to break the old bitches Do you ever “watch and see?”  By that, I mean doRead More →