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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!

Racing Season Is Up On Us – Marathon Training Time

Have you ever wanted to compete in your first half marathon or get a PR in your next race?

Giant Strides Fitness is here to help you achieve your goals! Racing season is upon us, and the San Diego Rock n’ Roll is the next big race to prepare for.

Although the race is June 1st, individual training will begins March 10th and the first group run is March 15th. If you are interested, we offer racing plans for the inexperienced runner all the way to the experienced. For just $150 you will receive a 12 week training plan as well as weekly long runs on Saturday with the group at various locations.

If you already have an idea of a plan you are more than welcome to come join us on long runs for just $5.00 a run, all group runs will begin the March 15th. Please let us know if you are interested in joining our group.

We also wanted to remind everyone of the great special that I am running this month, if you are a new client to Giant Strides you can buy a one, two, or three month membership and get an extra month for free.

So 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. Please go to our site to sign up: www.giantstridesfitness.com.

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.


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!


October is here and Giant Strides Fitness has some new and exiting changes coming up!  Now is the time to fine tune those schedules so you can make time for yourself to join us out at a class.
Firstly, we will be holding 9:30 women’s fitness classes at Grayhawk Park and Desert Willow Park.  Sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 at Grayhawk Park and Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:45.  Each class will focus on specific body parts as well as include plyometic exercises as well as cardio exercises:
  • Monday-Bicep, Chest, and Shoulders
  • Tuesday-Upper Body (Back, Biceps, Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps)
  • Wednesday-Back and Triceps
  • Thursday-Lower Body (Legs and Abs)
  • Friday-Legs and Abs
Please contact us or register through the website to let me know if you are interested in taking any of these classes.

We are also excited to announce women’s fitness classes at Windgate  Ranch on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:00-7:15.  If you are curious about Giant Strides Fitness or know of someone who might be, please invite them to come the first week in October to our Windgate location, the first two classes of the month are FREE.

If you are interested in running with a group of great women, Giant Strides offers a run group every Saturday morning.  We meet at Horselover’s Park on Saturday mornings at 6:00 am.  Horselover’s Park is located just south of the 101 on Tatum Boulevard.  If you are interested in joining the group we would love to have you out there, please make sure to register through giantstridesfitness.com/running.aspx .

Finally, don’t forget to like Giant Strides Fitness on Facebook. Liking us will allow you to keep up on everything that is going on with Giant Strides Fitness. You can also ask any fitness and nutrition questions that you might have…and we’re going to have give aways and prizes exclusively on Facebook!


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.