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It’s time to EAT CLEAN

It is that time of year when all the holiday parties are over, there are no more big-game parties to worry about…so now it is your time to do something to get back into a healthy lifestyle! So why not join me on February 15th and start the 24 day Advocare Challenge!

What is the 24 day Challenge?

Simply put: it’s a weight loss program…but not just any weight loss program. On the Advocare Challenge program, normal (as in really normal) people have been losing up to 9 inches and 12lbs – in just 24 days.

Sound unreal?

Well, check out a short video that will tell you more.


Come check out my site.

I am offering a free week to anyone new to Giant Strides through the month of February. All classes are offered at Windgate Ranch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:45 AM or 9:00 AM. You can sign up on the Giant Strides Website.

See you soon!


Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Who’s With Us?

On February 15th, Danielle will begin the Advocare 24 Day Challenge to help get back into shape after having her baby.  Who out there wants to join her?  The Challenge is a great way to help clean up your eating habits, whether you overindulged during the holidays, at the Superbowl, or perhaps ate a little too much candy at Valentine’s Day. 
What exactly is the Advocare 24 Day Challenge? 
Simply put, it’s a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program designed to give your body the jump start it needs to help you reach your goals. 
There’s something for everyone, whether you are looking for weight management, energy, overall body composition, or body wellness.  You will have access to a daily nutrition guide that will help you with water and food recommendations, along with healthy recipes that can be used in conjunction with the challenge food recommendations.
And yes, there is even an app for your phone to help keep you on track.
Let us know if you are interested and Danielle will help to get you set up with everything that you will need to get started on February 15th. 
For questions, or to email Danielle, please visit the Giant Strides Fitness website.

How Is Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Coming Along?

Well, we are 15 days in to the new year…have you been able to keep up with your new year’s resolution to get/stay fit? 
No? Not sure?
Then, maybe it is time to kick it up a notch and come to boot camp!
We run classes at Windgate Ranch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:45am and 9:00am.
Need another incentive?
Well…for January AND February you can come and experience A WEEK of boot camp for FREE! If you’ve not experienced a Giant Strides Fitness Boot Camp, you don’t know what you’re missing.
So, call us or visit our site at www.GiantStridesFitness.com and get 2015 off to a fit start – you’ll be glad you did!

Scottsdale Fitness Classes – New Client “Get Fit” Special!

For the month of January, when you sign up for any Giant Strides Fitness Program (1, 2, or 3 months), you’ll automatically get a free month added!
Classes start for as little as $7.50
The weather is perfect, and this is a great time to realize your 2014 New Year’s Resolution and get into shape with Giant Strides!
Please visit our fitness page to sign up for a weekly workout or mid-morning program and your free month will be added when we contact you to verify your information.

Doing anything on Sunday?

On Sunday we will have a group swim at Tatum Ranch Pool near the corner of Tatum and Cave Creek Roads. The swim will begin at 7:30 am and should last about an hour. I will be going over swim drills to help with your stroke as well as providing a quality swim workout for you. The group swim will be $5.00, please just let me know if you are interested in participating.

If you can’t join us this weekend for a ride or swim we will be doing this again in two weeks. If you have any questions about any of the activities that Giant Strides Fitness provides please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone 480-710-7981 or email giantstridesfitness@gmail.com.


Are you ready to put on your new swim suite? If not, now is the time to sign up for boot camp classes with Giant Strides Fitness. Classes take place at Windgate Ranch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Desert Willow Park on Tuesday and Thursday starting June 3rd. We will be offering two great summer specials again, pick which one suites your needs for the summer!

Remember Giant Strides is not your traditional boot camp that does full body every single time you come, even though your entire body gets a great workout we focus on specific body parts on specific days as well as incorporating plyometics and running into the routine. We typically do 3 different sets of exercises each day with varying sets and reps of each exercise.

Please check out www.giantstridesfitness.com or contact me if you have any questions. Also, please pass this e-mail along to anyone you think might be interested in my classes. I hope to see you out at a class real soon!


Hey Everyone!

Have you ever wanted to compete in your first half marathon or get a PR (Personal Record) in your next race? Well, Giant Strides is here to help you achieve just that! Racing season is upon us, and the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon / Half Marathon is the next big race to prepare for.

Although the race is June 2nd, which seems like forever away, training will begin the first weekend in March. We offer racing plans for all runner levels, from the newbie to the veteran. When you sign up for the Giant Strides program you will receive a 12 week training plan as well as weekly long runs on Saturday with a group of at various locations around the area. Check the site for prices and schedules.

For those of you who already have a plan developed, you’re welcome to join out weekly runs which will begin in March.

We also wanted to remind everyone of the great special that we are running this month for new Giant Strides members. You can buy a one, two, or three month membership and get an extra month for free!

If you have a boyfriend, husband or friend that is looking to get into shape for the upcoming spring and summer months, now is the time to sign up at www.GiantStridesFitness.com.

Last but not least, there will be a hike this weekend (2/15) at Gateway Trail Head located in the McDowell Mountain Preserve on Saturday morning. The hike will begin at 7:30 and will be a 7 mile hike through the beautiful McDowell Mountains. Sign up online and watch for the upcoming Hiking Club spring schedule.

As always if you know of anyone that might be interested, please let them know about the site and the blog.

Take care!


My name is Kylee Duede and I am a professional golfer. I first started working with Danielle and Giant Strides Fitness a little over a month ago; and I am already seeing huge results! Being an athlete I was always very conscious of my health and fitness but constantly struggled with getting, and then staying, lean and toned.

Then I met Danielle. In a challenging combination of plyometrics, body weight and band work, with a core focus on cardio, Danielle helps me get the most results from every workout. The nice thing is that she customizes the program to suite my needs. She is very knowledgeable, and pushes you sufficiently past your comfort zone to make you go the extra distance.

 It’s great to have someone who both challenges and encourages me. As a professional athlete I’ve had to deal with my share of injuries; mostly in my knees. Danielle includes this information in her program to help strengthen the weaker areas and build a stronger foundation to prevent future mishaps.

 It’s only been a month, but I cannot wait to see the progress I make in the coming weeks. Thank you Giant Strides Fitness!


Did anyone notice the drastic change in our morning weather this week?  You know what that means…it is time to get out and go for a morning run, hike, or join in with a morning boot camp workout!  The great news is Giant Strides Fitness is offering a run and a hike this weekend, and of course has a daily boot camp.
If you are interested in joining us for a “longer” run, we will be doing either 8 or 9 this weekend.  Anyone is welcome to come out and join us.  We will meet at Horselover’s Park just south of the 101 on Tatum at 6:00 am.  Please register through the site ( giantstridesfitness.com ) if you are interested or drop me a line back.
Also, I wanted to let everyone know that we will have our hiking group this weekend.  We are going to meet at 6:00 am on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Camelback Mountain on the Cholla Trail Head.  You will need to park on Invergordon Street, south of Cholla Lane.  The trail is only 3.5 miles long but the last 1/8 of a miles does require you to do a little bit of rock climbing.  It is a very fun hike to do and the view at the top is amazing.  If you are interested in signing up for the hike please register though my website at http://giantstridesfitness.com/hiking.aspx .
I hope that everyone is doing well! Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in any of these programs.


So…are you interested in hiking? Giant Strides Fitness is now offering hiking beginner and intermediate hiking groups!

The beginner group will average 4 miles a hike, once a week. It is a great way to just get out there and see whether hiking is for you. If you’d like something a bit more challenging, try the intermediate group. These hikes will average 8 miles, also once a week, typically meet on weekends. However, on those weekends when they are back-to-back, you are more than welcome to join in both. No only is this good exercise, it’s a great way to meet people, and see some incredible views!

For more information, or to join one or more hikes, visit our Giant Strides Hiking Club page.