Set your DVRS this Friday October 15th at 4pm. What Channel MTV bbabbyyyyyy!!!
My MTV-MADE episode is finally airing. Set your DVRS, watch the show and enjoy all the Love, Sweat, & Tears… :)
Trick or Treat Smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t I don’t care, I’ll just go to Whole Foods and buy a granola bar. HA! May this month be filled with pumpkins, autumn leaves, and cozy sweaters… Happy Halloween!!!
* Inspiration – The Fear of Failure
By this point in your life you’ve almost certainly heard the famous acronym; FEAR is “F-alse, E-vidence, A-ppearing, R-eal.” And unless you’ve really taken time to translate this acronym/saying you’re probably rolling your eyes and looking for the unsubscribe button to this Email Blast as we speak… Am I right or am I right?
Listen I’m in the same boat on this one but after reading the book “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson something in me clicked and I started to reconnect with this annoying yet useful saying. Having FEAR is a part of all of us… If you aren’t afraid of something in your life you’re either a liar or you’ve shoved it down so deep you aren’t even aware of how powerfully it affects you.
Fear is that voice in your head that says; No immediately, That’s impossible, I can’t do that, I’m to old, I’m to young, I’m not smart enough? That’s all Fear is, it’s stopping the possibility of something new in your life because you’re “Afraid” of what will happen? But remember what will happen is only “False Evidence Appearing Real.” You can never really know what’s around the corner you just think you might, right? You think you shouldn’t go for it because you’re being “smart” or playing it “safe,” But what is safe and is “playing it safe” really smart? Having a corporate job, getting married, graduating from an Ivy League school… Does that guarantee happiness and success? Clearly in this day in age there are very few things that are certain.
True power of certainty comes from going for it and trusting in yourself that you will be ok. That’s what takes real courage, following your dreams and not worrying about the consequences good or bad. If you can muster up the strength to go for your opportunities, that’s the smartest thing you could ever do for yourself in your life. We as a people need to learn how to “Jump”… Go for our dreams and not worry about negative outcomes because the truth is playing it safe isn’t safe any more. “Safe” isn’t a reality it’s a mindset. The only thing that’s safe and real in life is this moment right now and how we choose to respond to it.
I think it’s crucial that no matter how painful it is in your life you must follow your heart. Don’t let “FEAR” ever get in your way… Trust you can do it, trust you will figure it out.
Final Question: Don’t you want to be able to look in the mirror on the last days of your life exhausted yet completely satisfied and happy? Happy because you know you lived your life to it’s fullest… You jumped, you went for it… You lived.
Here are 2 examples of Men who were once considered major “Failures” in their lives- From the book “The Slight Edge.”
1. “This man ran for the state legislature and was defeated.
Seven years later, he ran for Congress and was defeated.
Five years later, he ran for Congress again and was defeated.
Seven years later, he ran for Senate and was defeated.
A year later, he ran for Vice President and was defeated.
A year later, he ran for the Senate and was defeated.
Two years later, he ran for President AND WON.
Who was it? Abraham Lincoln.”
2. “This man’s first business was dissolved.
His first distribution deal fell through.
His employees were stolen from him.
His first animated production went bankrupt.
He was told he had no imagination.
His vision led to 26 ACADEMY AWARDS.
Who was it? Walt Disney.”
* EXTRA EXTRA! – MTV
Set your DVRs for Wednesday October 13th! The Show filmed for MTV in August-September is set to air. WOOOO!!!
Time: 4pm – hence the DVR
Channel: MTV, Channel 20 in NYC
When: Wednesday October 13th
Here’s some background info on the SHOW. http://www.mtv.com/shows/made/series.jhtml According to the producers this episode is going to be FANTASTIC, time will tell
Frown Turned Upside Down: Due to filming the 2nd MTV episode I won’t be able to have a viewing party for the 1st episode. Guess that means we’ll have to double-up next time for both shows?! As the Famous Tim Dunn says…. “MAKE IT WORK.”
* ANOTHER SHOW with MTV?!
On Wednesday September 22nd MTV asked me to be a Coach for their HIT Series MADE again?! Hip Hip HoooooOOOOOORRAYY!!!
Truth: Several days prior to MTV’s call I felt completely down in the dumps because I didn’t get chosen for a show I recently gone through a rather rigorous audition process for. Guys, I made it to the finals but in the end they went with another girl. BLAHHHHH. That’s how I came to find the book “The Slight Edge” from the Inspiration section of this email.
Proof: It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it. Never give up on your dreams and keep your head up because you don’t know what’s RIGHT around the corner. Sometimes things don’t work out because they weren’t supposed to, trust your journey.
Thank YOU Christalyn & Elyse for helping the grieving process vanish in an instant!
* The Dove Movement
Dove, the extraordinary brand that features REAL women in their AD Campaigns asked
little old ME to take part in an INSPIRING event this month. The Dove Movement for
Self-Esteem is about creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not
anxiety and inspiring all women to take simple actions that build self-esteem in
Dove is inviting everyone to get involved and make a difference during the Dove
Self-Esteem Weekend (Oct 22-24). Specifically, they are encouraging everyone to
commit to spending an hour with a girl in their lives on a self-esteem building
activity. Their partners, the Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs and Girls Inc. will
also have chapter events throughout the country.
Dove is kicking off the weekend with a great self-esteem building event in New York
that I’m honored to be a part of and I wanted to let you know how you can get
involved. Take a second and visit dovemovement.com to see all of the events that are taking place across the country.
Also I was given the opportunity to invite 5 girls, ages 13-15, to the event. If you have daughters or know of young girls who’d be interested in taking part in this fantastic event shoot me an email today–Lacey@laceystonefitness.com . The only caveat is that the girl must be accompanied by mentors who can coordinate transportation, school permissions, etc.
Come join the FUN, one hour can make a HUGE difference in a girl’s life. GOOO DOVE!
WALL STREET JOURNAL: I had a little mention in the Wall Street Journal last month about BOOTY. Thanks to Katie Fox for spotting it!
MTV: In case you missed it the first 15 mentions, Set your DVRS for Wednesday October 13th at 4pm channel 22 in NYC… And tune in to MTV for the rest of the world.
BOOTYCamp!: Camp was featured on this awesome new Fitness Websitehttp://mizzfit.com/view/post/toning_shoes_dont_work/ Thank you Bianca for the shout out! And thank YOU Matt Townsend for wrapping up an awesome summer of outdoor workouts! Until next season- 1, 2, 3… TOGETHER
* September’s MUSIC Top10!
Music makes the People come together! If you’d like a quick link to the music below just click -http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=394438113 OR if you’d like to check out more of my favorite tunes just log onto http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm
1. U Should Know Better – Robyn & Snoop Dogg
2. Take It Off – Ke$ha
3. Radioactive – Kings of Leon
4. Peacock (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix) – Katy Perry
5. Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
6. Just a Dream – Nelly
7. I’m In Love – Alex Gaudino
8. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
9. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
10. Brave – Kelis
* TRAVEL in October
I will be away the first 2 weeks of October – the 4th-15th
I’m BACCKKKK the last 2 weeks of October to teach everything – the 18th-22nd Here’s a quick link to my schedule - http://www.laceystonefitness.com/schedule.htm
Hard news to stomach…
Because I’m back and fourth through December 11th due to the MTV show I miss a ton of Fridays. Aannd all the Holidays fall in there, Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Christmas/New Years/etc… before we know it, it’s 2011.
NOOO, YIP!: Mark Hendricks and I agreed that Friday’s 6.30am TheBigGAME! will be taken off the schedule for the rest of 2010. When we decided this a tear rolled down my face… That was my first class ever on the Equinox Schedule. Sigh… Sad feeling in my stomach and my heart. It is my deepest hope that come January 1st, 2011 Friday Morning’s TheBigGAME! will be back on the Equinox schedule. And the Early Birds of Greenwich Village will set their alarms before the sun wakes up for a celebratory reunion of sweat… 1, 2, 3 TOGETHER!
Every other class stays the SAME through 2010 - http://www.laceystonefitness.com/schedule.htm
Words of advice from one of the GREATEST Coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi.
“Winning is not a sometime thing: it is an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing.” – From the All-Time Winningest Coach of the Green Bay Packers, VL
Passion.Patience.Persistence = EXCELLENCE
I hope your Labor Day Weekend Rocked! Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to fall back into fitness God I’ve missed you, I’m finally back this month after 4 weeks of filming… The photo above is a shot from the show, COOL. I cannot wait to see how they edit it… Hello Viewing Party! Check out the Comeback section below for details of my return to the Empire State, yeeesss!!!
MTV & Michael Jordan Motivation
One night while I was away filming this MTV show I found myself sitting alone in my hotel room missing city life. Missing the journey that got me to this point. Missing the people that cheered me on when I didn’t think I had it in me to continue. I began to question the very passion I had for what I do. And then a commercial came on the TV… I’m a firm believer in signs that guide you along the way, signs that protect you from making the wrong decision. One of my idols ever since I was a child was Michael Jordan. Here’s the commercial -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlyOgVFYLXE
“Your pain does not have to be a weakness it can be your strength. When you can push through the hard times… When you’re able to fight for what you know in your soul to be true… When you’re willing to sacrifice by spending time away from the people you love to make a difference in your life and other peoples lives, you must know you’re onto what you’re meant to do on this planet.
And if you stay present in your dreams signs always come into your life to help you continue… Commercials on the TV, People, Butterflies, Ladybugs… And if these signs do come up when we’re at your lowest point you must trust that you’re on the right path. That you owe it to yourself to continue. I believe you’re given a gift when you’re born… Something that you’re meant to be great at and it’s your mission on this earth to figure out what that gift is; Master it, Fight for it, and Teach it to others.
Going after a dream that seems unreachable often hurts… Stretching your limits can even be painful but if you can just hold on the pain always subsides. And once you’ve fought through that pain and found a way to believe when there seemed to be no hope at all. When you almost lost that light in your eye… but then you found a way to reignite it. You must know that it’s yours and no one can take it away from you but you. You must trust that if you don’t give up and do whatever it takes anything is impossible. That if you choose to work everyday of your life at perfecting your skill you will be happy because it is what your heart needs to do. That thing that you just have to do… that might not make you rich or famous but you know that if when you’re old and grey and still doing it, you’ll be happy.
Once you find your gift, that gift that you will fight for… through the pain. Don’t ever let it go.”
That’s what I taught the kid on the show and that’s what got me through that lonely night. I’ll be sure to let you know when my episode airs, the producers say during the holidays. Thanks for listening… And thank you for cheering me on.
S.O.S – TOP TRAINERS & NUTRITIONISTS!
If you’re looking for a top trainer and or nutritionist have no fear I make it my business to scope out the best of the best and fall is the perfect time to refuel your fire.
Looking for a good Lacey Stone Fitness approved trainer? I have several that work for me or I work with throughout the city. Let me know what you’re looking for and I’d love to help find your the perfect match. Having a trainer is a very personal thing, it’s important to be paired with someone that works for you. EmailLacey@laceystonefitness.com and let me help you get your fitness in order.
I have two awesome Nutritionists I work with. Both have strong methods that really Bring it.
Marissa Lippert – ROCKS big time, She just finished her first book ‘The Cheaters Diet’ and we’ve done several segments on Bravo and NY1 together. She’s also the BOOTYCamp! Resident Nutritionist, WERQ. Marissa is mainly based downtown www.nourishnyc.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Richter – KILLS IT, She knows how to get you in gear. Sharon has been a featured nutritionist on The Today Show and regularly contributes to Shape Magazine among many others. She’s mainly Midtown-Uptownwww.sharonrichter.com, email@example.com
NEWS – online ATTACK!
BLISS TREE.com – Blisstree & Christine Egan gave me the hook-ups last month! Thank you sister
1. The Madhouse Scramble – A workout move that will have you sweating for dayshttp://blisstree.com/move/equinox-fitnes
2. Hot/Fit/Women – 3 women from BOOTYCamp! talk about how they keep their rears in gear -http://blisstree.com/move/bootycamp-fitness-advice-from-real-women-in- phenomenal-shape/
3. The Perfect Push-up & Sit-up – Annie Galovich and I demonstrate, http://blisstree.com/move/exclusive-video-bootycamp-fitness-trainer-%20lacey-stone-demos-sit-ups-and-push-ups/
STYLE CASTER.com – I talk about how to handle working out in the heat -http://www.stylecaster.com/news/8984/beauty-fitness-and-diet-tips-for-looking-your-best-in-the-heat Thank you to Marissa Lippert and Alexis Wolfer, two of my favorite work colleagues and friends!
HEALTHY STYLE NEW YORK.com – Vanessa Alfano and I demonstrate 3 awesome ways to keep your Core in Tip-Top shape using a Swiss Ball – The Perfect Crunch, Core Tuck/Pike, Pass-Off! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPzLFPe4u5Q Mucho Gracias A!
BOOTYCamp! Thank YOU!
The Final Camp of the summer takes off Tuesday September 7th. A BIG shout out and thank yous to Annie Galovich, Carl Lauro, and Matt Townsend for Coaching July-August-September. Great Leaders, Fitness Pros, and People… So happy you 3 are a part of my life. You are perfect examples of people who get the grand BOOTYCamp! Tradition of – Love, Fitness, & SWEAT. Aaannnddd a HUGE Thank You to all the Teams of 2010… YOU are who make BOOTYCamp! what it is… AWESOME. Hope to see you all again next summer!
MUSIC – August Top10!
Here’s Last Month’s heart pounding favorites http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=389705121
COMEBACK! -Date I’m back
I’ll be home from the MTV Project around September 14th; it may be little earlier or a little later depending on production. As soon as I get word of my flight itinerary I will send out an email.
I’ll be back in NYC the week of the 13th – I can’t wait to see your faces and SWEAT-IT-OUT with you… While away I’ve been mastering The Concrete Jungle school of thought known as – BRING IT!
I heard this quote while I was watching an amazing Documentary on ESPN called “Jordan Rides The Bus.” If you’re looking for some major motivation check out one of these great docs… They’re motivational to the nth degree – ESPN Films- 30 for 30, http://30for30.espn.com/schedule.html
“Maybe it’s my fault that I didn’t let you see that failure gave me strength… That my pain was my motivation. Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift and not something that I worked for every single day of my life. Maybe I destroyed the game… Or maybe you are just making excuses.” – Michael Jordan
Founder of Lacey Stone Fitness, LLC
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! – GUST!
Happy HOTNESS! This summer has been a scorcher… With record-breaking heat how do we stay consistent? August is about having a dream and going for it no matter what. Even when it hurts, even when you’re tired, even when it doesn’t seem as sparkly as it did at the beginning. People give up on their dreams and their bodies way to quickly. GO THE DISTANCE and finish what you started!
One of my ultimate career goals is to make a positive impact on the world through fitness. As New Yorkers you know that television is the most powerful medium out there… There was no question in mind that I had to JUMP at the opportunity to be an MTV Fitness Coach, right?!
What I’ve learned through this episode is that I believe fitness is a macrocosm of life. How I workout with you is exactly how I try to live my life. GO FULL FORCE, never give-up, don’t complain, put a smile on your face, NO EXCUSES, cheer everyone on, Believe in yourself, have a powerful vision that’s more than your workout. If you whine in your workouts you whine in your life, if you suck it up and go for it that can translate to how you behave in your actual reality. Know that wherever you are, that’s your reality and the only power you have is to make the most of every opportunity you get to be the best you can be everyday.
Develop that mental muscle to push through anything. When you’re tired, get stronger, be tougher, and learn to be a warrior. When you hear that voice inside that says you can’t… Keep on going and you’ll be shocked at how strong and AMAZING you really are. People give up on their fitness and their dreams too quickly. Unfortunately in life there are always going to be people who like to tell you it’s impossible… but you need to find that will inside you that says yes, I can make this happen no matter what. Nothing can stop me.
“The most important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
BRING IT EVERYDAY guys and watch the miracles happen. Choose to believe that Anything is possible if you have the courage to pursue it.
The Final Round of MTV filming is August 16th- September 6th – I explain my schedule in the TRAVEL section of this email in more detail.
B-O-N-U-S, LIVE MTV ACTION!
Friday the 13th – MTV is coming to film my TheBigGAME! Class at Greenwich Village Equinox. The Early Bird special starts at 6.30am, everyone’s invited to share in this amazing moment with me. Lets show the country just how AWESOME we are. All members are welcome, sorry non-members this time it’s closed to the public.
This is going to be an “Event” taught BOOTCamp! Style… because of licensing rights the music is going to be LADY GAGA Central! Be camera-ready aaannnddd ready to BRING IT! There is a 3% chance MTV may not come… bbuuttt that’s SHOW BUSINESS… That’s why we always BRING IT no matter what, right?!
WEEKEND TODAY SHOW – I was the Featured instructor on the Sunday Weekend Today Show on WNBC – It’s a fun segment mainly because of my shoes -http://www.nbcnewyork.com/station/as-seen-on/Booty_Camp_Workout_New_York.html Thank you Erika and Sharon!
BEST OUTDOOR WORKOUT! – BOOTYCamp! was Voted BEST Outdoor Fitness Class in 2010 by Timeout Magazine!http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/own-this-city/87191/best-outdoor-fitness-classes I’ve been Rocking BOOTYCamp! OUT for about 5 years now on the West Siiiddeee! I’m very proud of the recognition it has drawn this year. Thank YOU to all my BOOTYCamp! Teams, past, present, and future. YOU are what help make each and every month magic.
NEW YORK TIMES
NYT.com dubbed me a Fitness Fairy Godmother – I like the ring of that!http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/we-three-things-uu-kanata/?scp=1&sq=lacey%20stone&st=Search
MARTHA STEWART LIVING RADIO
I was interviewed on Martha Stewart Radio on July 28th – We talked about all things Fitness. Radio is FUN because you don’t need any make-up
In Glamour August 2010 I was the featured fitness professional talking about 8 secret beauty spots (to show off now!) – pg 164-167 – Fierce! Thank YOU Kimberly & Margarita!
Has been giving my workouts some major shout outs! Checkout some of the links and this HOT new site! Not sure if the first one is positive or negative but I’ll run with it! Thank YOU Christine for killing it for entire month of July!
LAST LESBAIN LOVE – Here is the FINAL episode of Lesbian Love, Jessica and I give our usual two cents, along with exclusive wedding footage, and some silly outtakes. I put the VLOG on my Blog on http://www.laceystonefitness.com, technology talk – Check it out! http://sweatcity.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/lacey-jessica-say-goodbye-on-lesbian-love/
LAST CAMP of the SUMMER! – September!
It’s been a scorcher of a summer. But now its time to bring it back to reality, if you’re looking to get your rear back into gear come fall join BOOTYCamp! September closes a chapter on the most successful camp summer to date! Join in the fun, September Camp Starts Tuesday the 7th.
When: Tuesdays & Thursday from 6.30am-7.30am
Where: Pier 46 – The West Side Hwy and Charles St, The Astroturf Pier
Why: Lose Weight & Feel GREAT!
What: Running, Jumping Jacks, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Sprints! Everything that’s going to get you the body you deserve.
Cost: September at $300 each – 8workouts designed to get your rear in gear. Join in and make it happen.
BONUS – If you can’t attend all 8 workouts the number of days you miss will be subtracted from your total cost! GREAT DEAL.
DOUBLE BONUS – If you sign-up for August Camp Today the total cost is $200. AWESOME DEAL.
Matt Townsend will be leading the Workouts in August. Matt is one of the Top Producing trainers and group workout instructors at Peak Performance http://www.peakperformancenyc.com. Fitness is his passion and he will KICK your BUTT guaranteed-EEEE. If you’d like a spot shoot me an email today –Lacey@laceystonefitness.com
For even more info on BOOTYCamp! check out the Website Schedule -http://www.laceystonefitness.com/camp/schedule.htm
BOOTYCamp! was Voted BEST Outdoor Workout in 2010 by Timeout ! http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/own-this-city/87191/best-outdoor-fitness-classes
MUSIC June Top10!
Download this month’s playlist! click – http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=384769772- AND if you like this list check out all LSF Music here - http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm
1. Spaceship (feat. Kelis, Apl.de.ap & Jean-Baptiste) -Spaceship
2. Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) – Mike Posner
3. Not Afraid – Eminem
4. Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) – Travie McCoy
5. Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) – Eminem
6. I Like It (feat. Pitbull) – Enrique Iglesias
7. Fire With Fire (Digital Dog Radio Edit Remix) – Scissor Sisters
8. Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta) – Flo Rida
9. Glow – Madcon
10. Bulletproof (Dave Aude Cherry Radio Remix) – La Roux
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali
Founder of Lacey Stone Fitness, LLC