In today’s day and age, there is no shortage of information and anything that you need to know, can be found at the touch of a button or swipe of a smartphone. In fact, famous futurist author Brett King, said, “A child in Mumbai has access to more information on his smartphone than the President of the United States had 20 years ago.” Continue reading “Application trumps information”
You don’t have to look far these days to see or hear about people experiencing the negative effects of too much sitting down for extended periods of time – especially in the corporate world. Obesity, short tight weak muscles, limited range of movement and Netflix, can be all symptoms of too much sitting. Continue reading “How to offset all your sitting”
Late last year, a good friend of mine asked me to write him a program to help him get in shape for his upcoming wedding.
I was chuffed at the opportunity to help him and to showcase my skills in this area, as I was very confident that I had all the tools to get him in the best shape possible.
As a friend, I relaxed my approach and skipped some of the early steps to get straight into the nitty gritty of assessment and program design, as time was of the essence – we only had 8 weeks to prepare. Mistake ONE. After completing a movement screen, body fat analysis and a short dietary recall, I created the program and showed him how to perform all the required tasks. Continue reading “A maximum bang-for-buck program for the time-poor!”
Aiming for average or just above is one of the most uninspiring and least productive things that you can do in all areas of your life. Whether it’s for health, fitness, lifestyle, mindset or relationships, aim for the top 98% for better results. Continue reading “Aiming for average? Time to reset your targets!”
Getting in shape and dropping body fat for an impending holiday is a common request that I get from my clients. It is completely understandable as people often are escaping to a warmer climate and will be lounging by the pool in their bikinis or board shorts and want to look their best. My advice is always centred on long-term health and that being in shape should not be a once or twice a year goal. Continue reading “How to holiday without getting fat”
In this article I’m going to share with you my personal experiences with applying stressors and restrictions with an end goal in mind. The two specific examples are getting my body ready for a photo shoot and overcoming some limiting beliefs that held me back in my own self-development. I will outline some of the struggles and complexities of the process. Plus before and after photos shown at the end of the article. Continue reading “Get ready for a photo shoot and overcome limiting beliefs”
In the last 5 years, there has been a huge shift in women’s health and an embracement of resistance training for health benefits and aesthetics. A common misconception, women believed that by lifting weights, they would automatically develop huge, thick, unsightly muscles and thought that they would be better served spending their time on the treadmill to melt away fat! Finally, we have come to realise that this is simply not true and the very thing that we once feared has become the answer to unlocking true health and the body that women have always wanted! Continue reading “The Huge Shift for Women to Lift!”
Office workers today are prime candidates for unnecessary low-grade inflammation in the body, whether they know it or not. This short article will highlight some of the dangers from preventable inflammation and give simple tips for to avoid inflammation altogether. As they say “prevention is better than the cure,” so why wait for it to become a problem? Continue reading “An office worker’s guide to reducing inflammation”
Photo credit movember.com.au
It’s that time a year when the moustache population expands worldwide in an effort to raise awareness for men’s health, in particular for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. This phenomenon, known as Movember, started in 2004 in Australia and New Zealand, has now become a global cause that aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging men to grow a moustache whilst raising money and awareness. Continue reading “Grow Mo’ Awareness For Men’s Health”
Mindset – See article “The Mental Approach For Successful Training” here
Before you spend all your hard earned cash, make sure you have the right mental approach, to ensure that you will follow through with it. There is nothing more cliché than buying a stationary bike to collect dust or a gym membership that never gets used. Studies have shown that up to 67% of gym memberships rarely get used at all. Which means the odds are stacked against you even making it to the gym, let alone being successful in your training goals!