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Special Olympics of NHJoin Us for a NH Special Olympics “Fun”draising Event!

A Great Time Supports a Great Cause! Your all levels, fun filled workout will include 25 minutes boxing with prize fighter Paul, live DJ Jeph and Rideologist Lisa team up for an amazing FortCycle ride and your choice of a 2 mile run or a 1 mile walk. It all ends with a sampling of local brewer, Aegan’s craft beers on the porch at 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria! Your choice of $30 or $70 ticketing supports NH Special Olympics as they compete this summer in Seattle. Can’t make the event? Donations for the cause taken, too!

Our Inspiration! Lisa and David's nephew, LukeFRIDAY JUNE 1 5:30PM-7:00PM
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How did we get so passionate about the NH Special Olympics?

Lisa and David’s nephew, Luke will represent NH this summer in Seattle as a member of the Special Olympics Basketball Team. Luke is also the NH Special Olympics Health Ambassador. You can see Luke often around The Fort training to be his best self for this summer’s events. His commitment and drive show real Fortitude. With a little Fortitude, anything is possible!

Thank you to 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria  for offering up their porch for our event! Food will be available to order, of course! Thank you to Paul for donating his time and thanks to all of you for your contributions!

Fortitude Digs Deep to Give Back

Fortitude Volunteers to help Families in Transition On Saturday, April 28th, a group of philanthropic Fort members and co-owners Danielle and Lisa volunteered their time, energy and muscle to provide support for a local nonprofit, Families in Transition (FIT). Over 15 Fortitude representatives proudly showed up to pitch in several hours to support FIT’s new and unfolding Hollows Community Garden. Our inner children loved playing in the dirt and our hearts were full to give back to our community and neighbors. Plus, working outside is a *great* workout!

Check out more about this community fixture from FIT below.

FIT’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center
Planting food for today; Cultivating healthy behaviors for tomorrow

Fortitude Volunteers to help Families in TransitionResearch shows that homeless children go hungry at twice the rate of other children. Inadequate nutrition is tied to poor immune functioning, reduced brain functioning, and other physical and mental health problems that contribute to stress, tiredness, and an inability to work – factors that hinder one’s ability to reach beyond the cycle of homelessness.

Families in Transition’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center is designed to improve the quality of life and help homeless individuals break the cycle of homelessness by delivering immediate hunger relief and providing educational experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to cultivate self-sufficiency and lifelong healthy behaviors. This project will reduce this area’s high level of food insecurity, provide critical education and resources for sustainable food access, and aid in the transition from homelessness.

Lisa Maria-Booth Receives Outstanding Women in Business Award

Lisa Maria-Booth receives Outstanding Women in Business Award 2018

Lisa Maria-Booth, NHBR Outstanding Women in Business 2018We are so pleased to announce that Lisa Maria-Booth, co-owner of Fortitude Health + Training, will be a recipient of the NH Business Review’s Outstanding Women in Business Award at a ceremony taking place February 15, 2018. This award is presented to “women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but as leaders and role models.” Day in and day out, Lisa exemplifies these characteristics and we are excited to see her leadership recognized.

Lisa’s relentless energy and unwavering commitment to Fortitude Health + Training, as well as FortCycle, and GreenBike Smoothies which she co-owns with husband David Booth, have driven the customer experience for these businesses to the highest levels. Lisa and Danielle take great pride in the spirit that exists in the Fort community, and the positive differences healthy living has made in the lives of our members. We have a deep commitment and passion to providing our community with fun, innovative and effective health and wellness services.

Congratulations to Lisa, and let’s keep getting Fit at the Fort!

Click here to read about the 2018 Outstanding Women in Business.

Nine Steps to Fitness

Co-Owner Lisa Maria-Booth Interviewed for NH MagazineFortitude Health + Training co-owner Lisa Maria-Booth was recently interviewed by NH Magazine for their September 2017 issue’s article How to Build a Better You. Lisa was showcased among five local health gurus who shared their tips on how to start on the path to self-improvement. Below is an excerpt:

Co-owner and CEO Lisa Maria-Booth opened Fortitude five years ago with longtime collaborator Danielle Perreault. The downtown Manchester gym caught on fast, and soon, along with David Booth, she opened FortCycle and the Green Bike smoothie bar (all located in one building in the Millyard). Of course, fitness and good health are the ultimate goals, but Maria-Booth and her staff work just as hard to create a sense of community. Here, everyone from marathon runners to hesitant beginners are welcomed and supported by both the staff and members. As Booth says, “All you have to do is show up, and we’ll take care of the rest.” While no one is actually going to lift the weights for you, you will find expert advice, coaching and plenty of positive encouragement. Perhaps most importantly, what you won’t find is judgment or intimidation.

We all know, whether we want to admit it or not, that there’s no such thing as a quick fix. True fitness is not achieved with a crash diet or a miracle piece of equipment. It’s about changing habits, making good choices every single day and, yes, regular exercise. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, then Maria-Booth has a few suggestions for things you can do right now to start down a path to better health.

  • Set goals. Sometimes, says Maria-Booth, people come to her with only a desire to change … something. It’s her job, she says, to be “an inspirer, a motivator, a spark.” She helps people set smart, achievable goals. Without something specific — and attainable — to work toward, it’s much easier to give up. For instance, at first train to run a 5K rather than a marathon. Habits, she adds, can take a long time to form and a long time to break. Setting goals you can “wrap your arms around” helps push you out of a rut.
  • Keep at it. Fitness doesn’t happen overnight, but “If you keep repeating and repeating positive new habits, pretty soon it’s going to become a part of who you are,” she says. “But it takes patience; it takes a little time and repeating, and repeating. And then it’s like a needle on a record — it’s not going to skip any more since you’ve created a new groove.”
  • Find someone to hold you accountable. Tell your goals to someone you trust and that you can share with.
  • Get outside. “You might imagine I want people to be in the gym all of the time, but I don’t,” she says. One of her personal favorite ways to stay healthy is by taking advantage of the state’s many natural resources. “We have everything at our fingertips — mountains, trails, lakes, the ocean,” she says. “Being outside, getting sunshine, whether I’m in the forest hiking or swimming in the lake or snowshoeing on a really white, shiny winter day, is a huge battery recharge for me.”
  • Swap out just one bad thing. For instance, every day try trading a sugary, cream-laden Dunkin’ Donuts drink for a wholegrain English muffin with almond butter.
  • Sleep. “I love to get at least seven hours of sleep at night to feel my best, to keep my body strong,” she says.
  • Eat real food. “I stay the heck away from manufactured food products,” she says. She also avoids supplements and medications unless absolutely necessary. “I really, really believe that everything I need is in the super-healthy, colorful, look-the-same-going-in-the-body-as-it-did-coming-out-of-the-ground food.” Fresh fruit and veggies are simply better choices than boxes with long lists of ingredients.
  • Be around like-minded people. She doesn’t suggest trading in your friends, but if you can, try to be around healthy, positive people. Inspiration is important. Group classes can be a great way to find motivation.
  • Make the time. Sorry, busy people: She won’t accept the “I have no time” excuse. You do. As she points out, there are 168 hours in a week — you can set aside three for exercise. Make yourself a schedule and stick to it.

Click here to read the full article online.

Fort and FortCycle Named #1 Fitness Center

Fort and FortyCycle win Best of NH 2017 Community Fitness Center

New Hampshire Magazine recently conducted their annual Best of NH survey to determine the best of the best across the state. Over 15,500 people cast a ballot this year, and we are excited to share that we were selected as the Best of NH 2017 Community Fitness Center!

As if they award was not enough, check out this amazing write-up:

Community Fitness Center: Fortitude and the related FortCycle (located all in one building) in Manchester are the “Cheers” of gyms — just trade the barstools for bikes. The Fort is a welcoming place where the staff and owners know your name and greet you with a smile. For those who’ve experienced snobbery or intimidation at other fitness centers, the coaches and trainers at The Fort are encouraging, upbeat and tough — in a good way. Whether you want to sweat it out to the beat of pumping music at FortCycle or get whipped into shape via bootcamp, there’s a class you’ll love. They also offer barre, personal training, kickboxing, TRX and much more. When you’re on your way out, grab a tasty (but always healthy) smoothie.

Read about other Best of NH 2017 winners by clicking here.

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Fortitude Digs Deep to Give Back

Over 15 Fortitude reps volunteered their time, energy and muscle to help Families in Transition with their Hollows Community Garden.

Click here to read more.

Lisa Maria-Booth Receives Outstanding Women in Business Award

NH Business Review has selected Lisa to receive this esteemed award to recognize her professional accomplishments, leadership and vision.

Click here to read more!

PERSONAL TRAINING AT A FRACTION OF THE COST

Just a few spots are open for our Resolve small group training sessions starting November 13th. These 6-week sessions will get you in amazing shape before the holidays hit. YOU CAN DO IT!

Click here to sign up for Resolve today.

 

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Free childcare Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 10:00am and Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:45pm. Click here for more details and to sign up.


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775 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101

info@fortitudeht.com

603-493-4244 (Lisa)
603-854-2002 (Danielle)