It's 10 a.m. in Boulder, Colorado — do you know where Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is?
She's crushing it in the gym, finishing her first of three daily workout sessions. Her rigorous routine starts with an endurance session that's a mix of biking, rowing and running. After a break for healthy sweet potato fries (which are actually baked), she's back at it. Skill work and strength training is the focus of session two and Leblanc-Bazinet's trainer fills two to three hours with squats, Olympic lifting and technical drills. Her third session — after eating a veggie-filled tuna salad — includes traditional CrossFit workouts and gymnastics. It's just a typical day for the 2014 CrossFit Games champ.
But even the best athletes don’t always meet every goal. Get a peek into Leblanc-Bazinet's workout in the behind-the-scenes video below.
Heading into 2017, where does the average person start when it comes to fitness, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle? "You want something that is well-rounded and gives you the opportunity to be more in charge of your life," Leblanc-Bazinet told RedBull.com. "People need to have more knowledge with what they are eating." As an online fitness coach to people all over the world, Leblanc-Bazinet knows what it takes to set goals, stay challenged and get results.
Read below for Leblanc-Bazinet's tips and advice for getting fit — and staying fit — no matter where you rank on the fitness scale.
Beginner: Start somewhere
"(For) someone who has never done anything, anything is better than nothing. And it’s really where you should start. Going outside for a walk is a great start," the seven-time CrossFit Games athlete said. "It costs nothing to put your shoes on and go walk for 10 minutes a day.
"Sign up for CrossFit! I know some people think it’s the scariest thing ever and they think they aren’t fit enough to start, but we don’t care. Coaches will make you feel welcome and teach you everything you need to know, so it’s really for any level of fitness. You’re going to feel part of a community and you will stay there, which is great."
Intermediate: Focus on discipline
"Set goals for yourself to train one more time per week," says Leblanc-Bazinet. "Write your goals down and put them on the mirror so you see them every morning. Tell a friend what your goals are. Asking someone to do it with you is really helpful. I think we are more accountable when it’s for someone else.
"I think meal prep is key to not only saving time, but making sure you know what your intake is. [It will help you] not make bad decisions because you go to work and didn’t prep anything and you end up with only bad options."
You sacrifice your health to make money and then you use that money to try and fix your health. It’s kind of silly, but it’s truly how it is right now.Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Advanced: Redefine failure
"Every week, try something new," she advises. "We grow the most when we are getting challenged. I think it’s important to fail or get out of your comfort zone where you’re no longer the good one in the class and you may be the worst one. It’s going to keep you very humble. I think getting challenged like that makes you grow as a person and makes you a better person. Some people spend too much time in the gym.
"When you work hard in everything and you always try to find the knowledge that goes behind whatever you’re doing, you understand real quick how to achieve the full potential you need to be healthy."
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