Health, Fitness, Nutrition

Behind the scenes.

          BEHIND THE SCENES..... Last night I trained a gorgeous bunch of girls. One of those sessions I really look forward to! Half way through the session, I realised with guilty conscience that I was just standing in front of them...

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THE FIRST WEEK-OPERATION 'RECOMPOSE'

The first week of my challenge has flourished- thanks for asking! Endeavouring to recompose this body of mine, amongst school holidays, renovating a bathroom and dealing with the fact that the hot weather is gone, I reckon I'm up to par. Of course, even within one...

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MY CHALLENGE. ARE YOU WITH ME?

As a personal trainer, wife and mum I am forever thinking about the needs and wants of everyone around me. Am I providing a great training session, tailored to that particular client? Am I looking after my family, hiding the green bits in the cooking well enough...

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AM I BORING YOU?

I thought I had a real problem as a trainer. Had I lost my magic mojo? Had I done the wrong thing? Was I really THAT boring? It happened with nearly EVERY client and I started to get a complex. Was there something amiss with my performance? WHY? WHY was everyone...

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THROW THE SCALES AWAY

Every week I hear it.   "I'm not losing any weight!". "The scales aren't moving". .....and as a trainer- I'm sick of it! While I always say 'don't go by the scales' and 'go by your clothes' or 'have you ever had a body composition scan?' -here is my PROOF! Here is...

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THE BODY'S ENERGY SYSTEMS

As a personal trainer there's a little saying I often throw at clients. It goes something like "let's wait for the lactate to flush out and then we'll go again (not me but them!)". I'm sure they bristle when they hear my little quote- in fact some call me...

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"BAD BACKS"

"I've got a bad back". It's a phrase I hear weekly, if not daily. The term "bad" can be used to describe a number of conditions when it comes to the vertebral column. Disc herniation, rupture, degeneration. Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis. Sciatica, pinched...

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Are standing desks worthwhile?

As The Studio Trainer, I don't need to look far to realize that 'sitting is bad for your health'. While some say 'sitting is the new smoking', I hesitate to support this slogan with complete vigour. So many workers are asking- 'Are standing-desks worthwhile?'. I DO...

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LOVING HEAVY METAL

What would you rather? To be able to fit into the skinny jeans on your top shelf or to be able to be able to carry ALL the groceries into the house at the same time? To rock a pair of board shorts sans beer gut or recreate 007 sauntering out of the...

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Appropriately, as the Rio Olympic Games begin, I watched 'Eddie the Eagle' (well, Hugh Jackman was the drawcard for me) last night. It's a gorgeous movie and brought to mind a character trait I hope my children learn and develop. As they go through auditions this...

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