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Are you a passenger or a participant?

Passenger or a participant? Which are you? Wow what does this actually mean? Passenger or Participant.  Its pretty simple. Are you a passenger or a participant in life? Some of us unwittingly are just passengers in life. We do this through no fault of our own. We just...

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Getting the same results over and over again

Getting the same results over and over again makes it feels like Ground Hog Day everyday. If you're unsure of what I mean by Ground Hog day check out this Youtube video. It is basically the feeling of doing the same day over and over again and getting the same...

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Superfoods – what are they?

Superfoods is a marketing term for food with supposed health benefits. The term is not commonly used by experts, dietitians and nutrition scientists, many of whom dispute that particular foods have the health benefits often claimed by their advocates. So-called...

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Is it ever too late to start training?

Is it too late to start training or exercising? Short answer is NO. It is never too late to start training or exercising? What you may have to do though is adjust your expectations. As we age our bodies do begin to wear out and we can no longer do some of the things...

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Stop Comparing yourself to others

Stop comparing yourself to others. Ever find yourself looking at others on Social Media and thinking why can't I look like that? or Why can't I do what they are doing? or why doesn't my body look the same as others when I do the same exercise. The answer is simple. No...

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Change of seasons doesn’t mean a change in training

Change of season doesn't mean a change in training. As summer is coming to an end here in the Southern Hemisphere and the days become shorter, and the temperature begins to cool so many people start to find more and more excuses not to train. The darkness that greet...

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I just didn’t feel right

I just didn't feel right. Something I had been saying to myself quite a bit since before Christmas last year. I couldn't put my finger on it. I was exercising regularly, eating well and getting rest. I was finding it hard to wake in the morning, struggled to stay...

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Hormones and weight loss

Hormones and weight loss go hand in hand. If your hormones are unbalanced you will find weight loss difficult if not impossible. In this post I will outline four (4) of the more important hormones to keep in check to help you lose unwanted kilos and keep them off. So...

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I don’t have enough time to exercise

I don't have enough time to exercise! The oldest excuse in the book. The time excuse is used daily, hourly and probably every few minutes as to why someone cant exercise. And its the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. We all get 24 hours in a day 7 days in a week...

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Diets? Which is the best one for me?

Diets ? Which is the best one for me? This is the most common question that I get asked. Which is the best one for me? In this post I will list some of the most popular eating plans and or diets for your information. At the end of the post I will offer my opinion on...

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Where are the results?

Where are the results? We are six weeks into a new year and I am yet to see any real results? Why isn't this working? Should I give up? Have I done something wrong? My body just doesn't want to lose weight! Do any of these questions sound familiar? Frustration is...

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I train but I can’t lose weight?

I train but I cant lose weight. For many losing weight is not dropping 50-60kg its about dropping 5-10kg.  As we age and we begin to let work and family priorities get in the way of looking after ourselves we end up putting on a few extra kilos overweight. I hear this...

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Why do I fail each time I start a new program/diet?

Why do I fail each new program/diet?   This is a very common question that I get asked from many clients when they first begin with me.   "I tried XX program and I didnt lose the weight" Or "I tried their group training class and I never saw any weight come off"  ...

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Your beliefs are your reality!

Your beliefs are your reality!   In life we learn a set of beliefs that guide and protect us as we make our way. These set of beliefs can be around any topic. They can be around health, family, friends, education, work, sport you name it you have a belief around it....

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What is the best type of training for me?

What is the best type of training for me?   There are so many and varied forms of training these days and each day another style or type pops up. Feeling confused? Yes join the club.   I talk to clients every day who want to know what the best form of training is to...

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Do I need a personal trainer?

Do I need a personal trainer.   Wow what is this guy writing about. Isn’t he a personal trainer, why would he be asking the question why you need a pt. It's an interesting topic to be write about, but also one that is valid.   The role of personal trainer has been...

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How to make fitness a habit ?

I get asked all the time "How to make fitness a habit?" Its one of the stumbling blocks that most people face when looking to incorporate fitness into your every day life. A new habit takes time to be cemented in and become the norm. Allegedly it can take anything...

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7 Days down – whats changed

New year same results? We are 7 days into a brand new year and the resolutions are starting to become a distant memory. Most people will begin to go back to work after a 2 week Christmas break. Reality starts to rear its ugly head. Work returns, family commitments...

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START

START - With out commencing anything we never see change, improvement, gains or momentum build. In this blog post I am going to take about START. This is something very relevant to me at the moment. I am having a tough time overcoming a block that I have developed...

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Is it time to draw a line in the sand

As we begin another year, we often find ourselves thinking about the year that has just passed. Comprehending how quickly time flies is coupled with the things we wished we had done, the places we wish we could go and the people who are no longer with us. It’s a time...

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Learn to love the journey

Love the journey you're on because the destination may not be what you're expecting. I hate using the word "journey" but it sums up things perfectly. When we are seeking a result in life we go on a journey to get there. Learn to love the journey and you will probably...

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Being honest with yourself

Being honest is a phrase we all use a lot. We expect this of those around us and place a high value on it BUT are we truly honest with ourselves or do we live in a world where we tell ourselves what we want to hear to keep the status quo. Is that the...

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Weight loss – what does this mean?

Weight loss What exactly does this mean? Is it just kilograms lost on scale, centimetres off our stomachs and butt, loss of fluids, muscle loss. The oxford dictionary describes the term of weight loss as a decrease in body weight. Whilst this is correct it...

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Attitude

Attitude Ever wonder why sometimes you can achieve amazing results of the most mundane tasks? It's your Attitude. Ever wonder why on some occasions you can be the most productive you have ever been and then the next day are unable to complete any tasks at...

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Kindness

Being kind or showing kindness to yourself is an important step in improving your health, fitness, relationships and your life in general. Far too often we are our own worst enemy, toughest critic and we selflessly give everything of ourselves to others....

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Stop Consuming and start implementing

Stop Consuming and Start Implementing When it comes to the fitness and health industry as a society we seem to have an never ending appetite for the next best thing or the ever lasting search for the wonder pill or wholly grail of fitness products. Its time to stop...

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Change

Change is a state that most people seek and most are uncomfortable with. Whether it is changing jobs, changing partners, changing our behaviours or even changing our bodies we seek change to improve what we have in life. With change comes a whole heap of challenges,...

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‘Being’ Fit and healthy

Being fit and healthy is more than a 12 week challenge, it's for a lifetime Being fit and healthy is considered many different things to different people. For some it means being "ripped and lean", for others it means being comfortable in their body and...

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Focus

Focus Focus on what you want in life rather than focusing on what you don't have or the negative aspects in life is so important if you want to achieve goals. I often hear clients tell me that they want things to change in their lives but they are...

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Start your fitness journey

In life when we desire something it always begins at the "Start", the start of a new chapter, the start of a new job, the start of a new relationship or the start of your fitness journey. These all begin with a starting point. For far too long in the fitness industry...

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Stop thinking too much…..

Stop thinking too much... its ok not to have all the answers.... they will come to you when you least expect it. For so many of us "Over thinking" a situation usually ends up in failure! We have this great idea, we get excited about it, we imagine the happiness we...

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Preparation

If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail - Benjamin Franklin No matter what you want to achieve in life, preparation is the key to success. Yes it sounds very simple doesn't it? If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Imagine a marathon runner who does no training...

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Make peace with your past.

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present! So many of us hold onto things that have happened in our past that prevent us for reaching our full potential today. Whether it be an emotional scare from a bad relationship, failing to reach a weight loss...

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FEAR

Fear - one of the most crippling thoughts that prevents a person from reaching their full potential. It can also prevent a person from harm. Fear is one of my most disliked emotions as I have been disabled by this on more occasions than I care to admit. Fear of being...

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Exercise and Mental Health

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. A necessary day in the world as we are losing far too many good people to this dreadful disease. In Australia it is the leading cause of death amongst men aged between 18 - 44 years old! A very sad statistic. Being a bloke who...

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1st day of Spring 2015

Last day of winter! Are you ready for spring? Are you ready and willing to get your gear off and hit the beach! Don't let this be another year where you sit on the sidelines and watch as everyone else enjoys the warmer months and you regret not getting off your butt...

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Nutrition

A funny picture relating to an important topic. I am coming across more and more people talking about their diet or nutrition plan. First things first - I HATE the word DIET! To me it is a FOUR letter word. Secondly why do we need to feel that we have to all tell the...

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Time

  Time is the single biggest excuse that I hear from clients as to why they can't train or haven't trained. It is the most over used excuse "I can't train as I don't have time" "I don't get home in time" "I'm running around with the kids and there is not enough time...

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Honesty

Honesty - The quality of being honest: The consequence is that qualities such as honesty and integrity matter substantially more. A great term that's thrown about easily. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome for most people in life in general but especially for...

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