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Exercise helps beat the Winter Blahs

 Spring just won’t get here!  Sunrise is deceiving as the gloriously warm sunshine fades into a gloomy, cold, clinging-to-the-doldrums-of-winter day.  Now is the time of year when a fitness program like a women’s boot camp can really pay off.  Studies have shown that when Winter comes around, one in four of us will experience some form of Winter doldrums.  Even those of us who make it through Winter okay start to feel a bit gloomy as Spring doesn’t seem to take dominion of the calendar.  Winter is fading, and as Spring begins popping its blooms through the thawing soil, the sun rises earlier every day.  5:30 doesn’t seem so dark, dreary, and painful.  The idea of exercise is more and more attractive, and one reason that jog looks so good: exercise delivers the best natural solution to the Winter Blahs: endorphins.

Endorphins are the brain chemicals that decrease stress hormones like cortisol and boost your mood.  They’re the “feel good hormones.”  Regular exercise is an excellent way to release endorphins and beat the Winter Blahs.  You can get a jump start on an exercise regimen with a ramped-up program like a fitness boot camp.  When you give your body the care and attention it needs, it rewards you for it.  A thirty-minute jog can increase your heart rate and step up your metabolism.  It fights the fat that can accumulate during the holiday season.  More importantly, exercise also releases endorphins in your brain.  


If the secret to fitness success is mind over matter, then maybe endorphins can be used to make Spring get here faster.  Start that workout regimen you’ve been considering.  Start feeling the endorphin rush.  Feel good and radiate those “feel-good” vibes.  Before you know it, the sun shines a bit brighter.  The air is a bit fresher.  Your clothes from last spring are a bit looser.  Before you know it, you’ll be hooked on this feeling good thing.  


Challenge yourself to one month of feeling good.  Maybe a boot camp doesn’t fit into your schedule this month.  Take a walk.  A brisk, 30-minute walk will make you a believer in the power of endorphins to make you feel good.  If you’re looking for a motivator, commit to doing a charity walk.  Do something good for the world while doing something good for you.  Challenge a friend to participate with you.  Share the good feelings.  It’s Spring!



David Krainiak – Program Director and Head Coach

David Krainiak is the Head Trainer of Southern Oakland County’s Adventure Boot Camps.

Also, David is Program Director and Owner of all the Adventure Boot Camp locations.

David is a highly qualified and multi-level fitness instructor. He attended college for Exercise Science and Business. He continuously educates himself and is currently a NESTA Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor and has acquired 15 certifications. David K was born and raised right here in Detroit. He has over 15 yrs of health and fitness experience starting back in his earliest years playing sports and competing in martial arts as a kid. He grew up in a very athletic environment and always had a passion for health and fitness. David is very active physically as well as in the community. He trains regularly and is active in fitness events and charity runs. His company (David K Enterprises Inc) is working with other professionals in Michigan to innovate new fitness and health programs for adults as well as our kids to make Michigan a healthier and leaner state. David is also a published free lance writer and co-author and continues to write articles for various publications. He frequently does public speaking engagements as well and is available for bookings. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, the local tv news, on the radio, and is available for media opportunities.

Why a women’s only camp at 5:30am? Funny…but the inspiration came from being surrounded by amazing women in my life starting with both of my grandmothers who have passed away, my amazing mom, and my older sister that used to kick my butt a lot when I was very young! lol… I saw the struggles they went through with trying to stay fit at all ages, and wanted to create an environment that any of them could join and feel comfortable in..unlike the typical gym atmoshere experience where they were left intimidated, confused, and at some points… even felt taken advantage of by high pressured, sales people (I mean trainers).

I am proud to say Michigans Adventure Boot Camp is rapidly expanding throughout Southeast Michigan as I continue with my vision of attracting professionally like-minded women, moms, and housewives to our boot camps which is ultimately a comfortable community where women can connect and make friends, receive support and motivation, while receiving premium fitness training that is safe, fun, and effective for all fitness levels.  This is all part of a much bigger vision we have to be a major component and catalyst in helping the women of Michigan become the healthiest and most fit women in the country.

There is so much fallacy and fiction when it comes to exercise and diets. This site will provide information that is true, safe and also practical. The demands placed on women today are more than ever as your days are becoming more like a juggling act with so much to do….the life of a mother! Our website will provide information to make your life easier as I provide real useful information that will get you better fitness results in less time and easy eating tips that are practical and not going to leave you drained and confused.

David was nominated as best personal trainer in Hour Magazines “2010 BEST OF DETROIT”

“Hi, I want to give a friendly welcome to the ladies of Michigan. I look forward to seeing you in our next Adventure Camp. Besides wonderful results you can easily look forward to a lot of fun, variety and a great network of supportive friends. I cant wait to meet you soon!” – David K

David Krainiak teaches the Southern Oakland County Boot Camps.

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