Archives for September 2011

Here is what a Good Squat looks like…

Sorry, this took so long to post I couldn’t get the video clip up on here… I hope after all this, it works…Kevin took a quick video of me doing what he says a “Perfect” squat…I got out of doing Burpees so he could film this Yipee!… Click on the link below…I think it’s sideways so you will have to turn your head a little “Giggle”…





Kevin Carlson
Managing Partner
Accelerated Fitness Solutions
77 Berlin Rd
Cromwell CT 06416


This is a great program I am 6 weeks in and down 11 pounds…Try it if anything it gets you on the right eating track…I love it! Heather P.

Accelerated Fitness Update Week 6

Today was a great workout I used a ton of words starting with “F” (Fantastic,Fabulous) “Wink”,But a really good day all in all. My Weigh in was of course nerving…I know I have to go off the scale at the gym which read that I was down 1.5lbs…At home I was down 3lbs what number would you take? Kevin gave me the chance to take the home number but I am going to stick with the gyms (Crazy I know). This was my last week of the 6 week circuit. Starting next week I am learning a whole new program with some of the old things incorporated in because Kevin says they are crucial to getting in shape and losing weight (Burpees and Ropes) They are now my best friends Sorry Ben and Jerry…

So rest for now and head back on Saturday morning for Kevin’s BootCamp…I love everything about Accelerated Fitness!

Cromwell, CT
77 Berlin Road Suite 4
Cromwell, CT 06416
Hours:Mon-Sat: 6AM-9PM

Thursday CT Finds…

I like to share some Fab Finds on Thursday…


1. Now is the best time to try wines and did you know we have 24 Vineyards in CT…Plan a day trip with friends and drink some amazing wines keep in mind CT isn’t known for great reds but you might want to try SaltWater Farms Vineyard in Stonington if you like Merlot… Here a great site for all your wine


2. OMG, A new Cupcake in town and I can’t wait to share…If you are in need of cupcakes for a party or any occasion check out Frosted Couture Cupcakes in Southington. Joelle Walasewicz just opened this amazing shop. You can choose designer cupcakes from Armani Joy,Cannoli Klein,Jimmy Cherry Choo, PB Juicy Couture so stinking cute and all right up my alley…Her love for fashion and baking were joined together and she  created Fabulous cupcake creations…Check out


3. Mark your calendar Nov 11th thru the 13th Victorinox Swiss Army will host their annual Warehouse sale  amazing prices perfect for holiday gifts…Monroe,CT


4. On the hunt for Baby gifts and clothes…This shop is sure to please one of my Favorites and the packaging is Fabulous…Just Hatched in Guilford  Love,Love her shop


5. Want a great burger? Forget Max Burger they are good but Plan B by far rock them out of the water…They have all fresh ingredients Organic salads. My Favorite The Italian Job…I had them at my 40th birthday mini sliders delish…Check them out,located in West Hartford and Glastonbury Great atmosphere good with kids or without kids…


6. FunFamily things..Pumpkins on the Pier –Milford, CT
October 15, 2011
A lighted pier display of carved pumpkins at sunset. Pumpkin sales, decorating and pie eating, along with a Classic Car show, entertainment, food and activities for children offers fun for the entire family. Location: Viscount and Broadway. Time: Noon to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Information:

Foster Family Farm Corn Mazes –South Windsor, CT
Now through October 31, 2011
Come check out the Revolutionary War themed mazes and celebrate our 10th annual corn maze season. Farm has two giant corn mazes, hay rides, farm animals, pedal carts, and many play areas. Open weekends starting September 17, and open every day starting October 1. Location: Foster Farm, 90 Foster Street. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and Monday through Thursday after October 1.; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting September 23. Cost: Age 13 and older, $10; children age 5-12, $7; seniors over age 60, $9. Information: or visit 860-648-9366.

Connecticut Cheese & Wine Festival 2011 –New Preston, CT
October 22, 2011
A Celebration of artisanal handcrafted cheeses and wines, small farms and small batch producers of all natural specialty foods. Location: Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 203 262-9390

Ghost Tours of Downtown New Haven – New Haven, CT
October 7, 2011 to October 21, 2011
The Smoking Gun Research Agency will lead “Secrets of New Haven” Tours, covering some of the spooky history behind the New Haven Green, Yale’s Old Campus. and Downtown. Please dress comfortably. Guests must pre-register for these tours at 203-562-4183 ext. 11 or Limited space available. Children age 10 and older are welcome on this tour. Dates: October 7 and 21. Location: Tours begin at the WWI Memorial on the New Haven Green. Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Information: or call

Today On BetterCT Halloween Finds…





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Boot Camp!

It’s Saturday usually on this day you relax,run errands, see your kids play sports,shop at the mall the possibilities are endless my plans however consisted of sweating my butt off at Accelerated Fitness bootcamp.  Here is a breakdown of  our workout we did today…

1st Jumping Jacks 30-45 seconds

Push ups  30-45 seconds

Planks 30-45 seconds

Burpees 30-45 seconds

Jump Lunges 30-45 seconds

Jump Squats 30-45 seconds

Side Planks 30-45 seconds

Leg Raises 30-45 seconds

(Kevin likes to add as many sets as he wants you never know how many of each you will do Craziness!)

Then we moved on to a kettlebell circuit, this actually felt good. At first when I started using Kettlebells I cringed and wanted nothing to do with them, now 6 weeks into my program I have to say they are a great workout. Here is what we did… [Read more…]