How to become FIT & HEALTHY the simple way

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Most people have heard of the K.I.S.S principle - Keep It Simple Stupid.

 

So, why is it that we make health and fitness so complicated? For example, “to lose weight and gain muscle you need to not eat carbs after 4:37pm, exercise for 27.68 minutes at a heart rate of 163bpm, under the light of a 3/4 blue moon while consuming the milk of a Tibetan yak unless of course your blood type is B positive”

OR

you could move more and eat less junk food!!

 

With our increased knowledge, it seems that modern society has taken the reason for our obesity problem to extremes by explaining it with having the wrong genetics, or a hormone imbalance, or a fast or slow metabolism, or a gland problem. We never seem to blame the fact that we eat too much and move too little. I'm sure our ancestors, while hunting and gathering, never had gland, hormone or metabolism issues, however, of course they didn't have a couch, Doritos and Jerry Springer either.

 

Consider this as a first step for the worst possible diet in the world. (And by "worst diet" we're talking doing laps through the McDonalds Drive Through on a Friday night.)

 

Even if you did not change a solitary thing about your diet and all you did was to start moving more, do you think it possible that you may not gain weight as quickly, or stop gaining weight, or even start to lose weight? Then, spurred on by your progress you might make small changes to your diet. This could perhaps be halving your fast food intake. Not giving it up, just everything in moderation. This is a very achievable first step.

 

Like all things in life, health and fitness is an attitude as much as it is a physical act. But here are your two choices:

 

  1. It is all so complicated that there is no point starting because you won't get the results you want as you can't afford yaks milk and your blood type is B positive.

OR

  1. It is as simple as strength training for as little as 30 minutes once a week, moving your body with huffy puffy exercise for 100 minutes a week, and eating more fruit and veggies and less processed food.

 

If number two is the right choice for you then you are off to a brilliant start!

To get started, try this great action plan…

 

Simple Action Plan

Simply start moving more (walking is great to start with) than you do now and keep increasing your time ideally 100 minutes per week. Once you get used to that, start to up the intensity by jogging in small spurts.

 

Make achievable changes to your diet, eat more fruit and vegetables, and drink more water than you do now.

 

Finally, begin a simple strength routine with advice from your local gym instructor or personal trainer - the good ones are always happy to help.

 

To be honest sometimes in life it is nice to believe that the reason we don't do things is because they are too hard. To admit to ourselves that it is simple and yet we still have not accomplished it is depressing. The truth is even the most complicated things in the world are the sum of simple steps combined.

 

Remember, keep it simple

      to lose weight just move more and eat less

      to gain muscle just lift more than you can now.

After all, it's not rocket science!
 

Author - Luke Smith

What OZ FIT Personal Training can do for YOU!

 

1.    Improve Your Overall Fitness.

Recent surveys by IDEA in the US, show that the primary reason people hire trainers is to get professional assistance to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, posture balance, coordination and cardiovascular health. A trainer will monitor your progress and fine tune your program as you go, helping you work your way off plateaus.

 

2.    Reach or Maintain a Healthy Weight.

Body fat reduction and weight management CAN be achieved with the aid of a qualified personal trainer, who will help you set realistic goals and determine safe strategies, all whilst providing the encouragement you need. They can also assist you in making realistic nutritional changes to your current diet to help achieve your weightloss goals! Because exercise and nutrition go hand in hand when it comes to achieving weightless goals!

 

3.    Learn to Stick to It.

Sticking with well-intentioned plans is one of the biggest challenges exercises face. Qualified personal trainers can provide you with the tools for motivating yourself for developing a lifestyle that places a high priority on health and activity. A trainer can help you brainstorm ways to overcome your biggest obstacles to exercise.

 

4.    Focus on Your Unique Health Concerns.

IDEA surveys show that 50% of personal trainer’s clients have special medical needs, such as arthritis, diabetes or obesity. A personal trainer can help you with these or other issues, including low-back pain, rehabilitation from injury and pre/post natal training. Your trainer can work with your physician, physical therapist or other health care provider to plan a safe, efficient program that will speed your recovery or enable you to reach your health goals.

 

5.    Find the Right Way to Work Out.

You will learn the correct way to use equipment, and appropriate form and technique for cardiovascular work and free-weight training.

 

 

6.        Stop Wasting Time.

Get maximum results in minimum time with a program designed specifically for you. Workouts that use your strengths and improve on your weaknesses are efficient and effective.

 

7.        Learn New Skills.

Want to improve your strength and flexibility for tennis, skiing or golfing? An individualised program can improve your overall conditioning and develop the specific skills you need.

 

8.        Benefit From the Buddy System.

What could be better than making a commitment to regularly meet with someone who will provide you with individualised attention and support?

 

9.        Manage Your Lifestyle.

Everybody’s lifestyle is different. A personal trainer will help you design a health and fitness program that fits into your schedule, and ensures that it will be maintainable for a lifetime.

 

10.     Take Charge of Your Program, and DO IT YOUR WAY.

With the right trainer, you can find the exercise program that works best for you. Are you more comfortable with a demanding program or a gentler approach? How many times a week or month do you want to meet your trainer, and for how long? Carefully choosing a personal trainer enables you to select the type of guidance that will benefit YOU. You can get fit and healthy YOUR way and take ultimate responsibility for you own health.

 

 

Meet one of the OZ FIT Personal Training Team today, and discover what they can do for YOU!!

Call 0433 299 695

 

 

 

 

8 reasons why… people achieved THEIR Health and Fitness goals with a PERSONAL TRAINER!!

1.    “My trainer supervises me 100% ensuring that I am training with correct form and technique so it wont harm my body because its worse than not training at all”

2.    “I work harder with my trainer than I ever would by myself because he doesn’t let me cheat!”

3.    “I love the variation of routine, education and accomplishing my results”

4.    “My sessions are always fun and challenging, and I have been able to reach a level I didn’t think I could achieved by myself”

5.    “My trainer keeps up with the latest techniques and research, which is great and I like to be pushed past my comfort zone”

6.    “The help and advice I get from my trainer about nutrition, has been fundamental to my reaching my goals and keeping the weight off and creating a lifestyle change that suits me”

7.    “The new programs, technique supervision and the feeling that I have improved with each session has made me enjoy exercise”

8.    “Before-hand I may not always feel like training, but with the constant support given by my trainer I have changed my attitude towards health and fitness because I know how good it is for me!”

 

Health & Fitness with OZ FIT Personal Training is

SMART, SIMPLE and FUN!!

 

Guaranteed to get the results YOU want!!

Stop Aiming For The Perfect Body and Start Aiming for a Better Version of you!

If you were to begin a swimming program today, would you expect to be swimming as fast as an Olympic swimmer in six weeks time?

If you were to begin a running program this week, would you expect to be running the 100 metres or the marathon at the next Olympics?

For most of us normal people the answer is usually a resounding no!! And why is this? The people who compete in world championship events are what we call elite athletes. People who have been born with a gene pool that puts them into the "genetic freak" category. Top genetics in any pursuit usually belong to 0.001% of the population. People with "perfect bodies" are in that same "genetic freak" categong "The Body Shop" put it beautifully... 

“There are 3 billion woman in the world... And only eight supermodels”
Not exactly an even comparison is it?

So why is it that both men and women will start an exercise plan or go on a diet and expect that in 6 weeks time they will look like "Elle McPherson" or "Brad Pitt"? These people are classic "genetical freaks". Only 0.001% of the population even has the ability to produce the perfect body.

 

Can somebody please tell me what the perfect body is anyway?

If we ask men for a definition of the perfect body, we usually hear "Pamela Anderson" or even "Marilyn Munro". Women seem to pick, "Somebody else's"! This is the best way to be unhappy with your own body and a great excuse for not bothering to try to be the best you can possibly be..."wish for there perfect body".

Why is it that when we look in the mirror, we never see the beautiful eyes, we only see the wrinkles around, the eyes? We ignore the great legs, only to see the cellulite on the legs. We are quick to criticise every single one of our bad points without ever acknowledging any of the good points.

And why is the measurement of perfection always physical? Do we ever aim to be the perfect parent or the perfect boss or the perfect partner or the perfect friend? And what is perfection anyway? Without mistakes? This is just such an impossible, unrealistic expectation.

Stop reading right now. Firstly, find a mirror and carefully pick out all of your great features, head to toe. Study them carefully and appreciate each one in detail. Now write them down. Secondly, write down all of your really good points. Include all of the things that you are really good at, all of the nice things you have done, all of the times when you have made a positive difference in people's lives.

Some people tell us that they haven't got any good points. WRONG... every person has things about him or her that are good. However, if that is what you truly believe, write down the kind of person you would like to be, the characteristics you would like to have and the things about you that you would like people to remember. Now read it everyday and keep adding to the list. You will be surprised how quickly the list grows.

A health and fitness journey should be all about that exactly! HEALTH AND FITNESS!! Not comparing yourself to the girl across the room! Her journey is completely different to yours!  

Quick Tip: Stop aiming for perfection and start aiming to be the best version of you that is happy, strong, healthy and fit! Because you deserve it!
Thought for the day...  “The key to immortality is to live a life worth remembering”

 

by Rowena Szeszeran-McEvoy

10 Tips For A Physically and Mentally Balanced Life

By Garrett J. Braunreiter, CSCS, The Energy Coach

 

Every moment of every day, we have the ability to create for ourselves
new beginnings and new challenges that will help us reach our full potential, and
that all things are possible.

 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by negative thoughts, people, and circumstances, but we can take steps to understand what it means to live a balanced life. Vital health and peace of mind go hand in hand - you can’t be physically super fit without being mentally super fit as well.

 

More and more people today are interested in becoming truly healthy - not just Physically - but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as well.

 

Here are 10 tips to keep YOURSELF in balance:
 
1. Exercise.

A well-rounded fitness routine includes strength training, aerobic conditioning, and flexibility. Critical to your success in staying balanced is to make exercise a TOP PRIORITY in your life - and staying committed to it. Being fit helps you to enjoy life. It increases mental sharpness and physical endurance. An energized body helps give you a positive outlook on life, plus you look great, feel great, and reduce your risk of disease.

 

2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

Water helps transport vital nutrients, regulates body temperature, eases digestion, keeps joints supple, cleans out your body, keeps skin healthy and young.

 

Not drinking enough leads to dehydration, resulting in headaches, fatigue, dizziness, constipation, and foggy memory. Not drinking enough water can lead to excess water weight, because our bodies will store water outside our calls. That’s where you feel bloated and heavy.

 

Water helps the liver do its job more efficiently, namely in metabolizing fat. If you’re not consuming enough water, your liver has to work overtime with its other primary function: detoxifying the body. Water helps maximizes the liver’s efficiency of both jobs, so you keep your insides clean, your weight healthy, and get rid of fat.

 

3. Life is perfect, even if you don’t think it is.

God deals you a hand every day. What you get is what you get. Your job is to do the Best you can with the hand you’re dealt. That doesn’t mean you have to “lie down and play dead.” What can you do better today to make your life MORE perfect tomorrow? Know that YOU can create YOUR dreams, no matter how difficult life can be at times.

 

 

4. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a series of adventures, or it is nothing.” We all have this shield of armour that protects us from some aspect of life. This shield is your comfort zone. And that comfort zone is a haven for disintegration. When you take off this armour, the only thing you’re risking is GROWTH, a wonderful life, high energy, and a leaner body.

 

5. Be a daily visionary.

Visualize your goals and your dreams – EVERY DAY!! Take a five-minute break from your

Computer, stop off on the side of the road in between sales meetings, and create a motion picture on the screen of your mind of your goals, your dreams, of how you’d like your life to be.

Visualize yourself already in possession of your wishes.

 

6. Feed your body well.

Your diet can help prevent illness and disease. Some 300,000 deaths per year are a result of poor lifestyle choices, and nutritional habits are one of those poor choices.

1)   Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day,

2)   Eat at least 4 balanced meals a day,

3)   Eat a variety of fruits and veggies, in different colours, These colours will give you a greater spectrum of valuable disease- fighting nutrients. As well as good sources of proteins, healthy fats and grains.

 

7. Live in the present.

Yesterday’s gone. Tomorrow never comes. Be fully present each moment and free YOURSELF from the ball-and-chain of yesterday and tomorrow.

Everything is always in the present moment, so…LIVE IT FULLY!!!

 

8. Live with integrity.

You talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Being in integrity means you really are who you appear to be. How you live your life is reflected in your commitments, your values, your beliefs, your sense of right and wrong. When you live in harmony with what you believe in, you have peace and happiness flowing into your life.

 

9. Develop high self-esteem.

You already know how you benefit from a high self-esteem. People who you care about benefit, too. Let go of your emotional baggage, treat yourself with respect. Your attitude - how you think, feel, and act - mirrors how you feel about yourself.

 

10. Live respectfully.

You are NOT at the mercy of your circumstances. George Bernard Shaw said,

 

“The winners in life look for the ideal circumstances, and if they cannot find them, THEY MAKE THEM.”

 

Are YOU letting your present results and circumstances control YOU?

Are YOU making things happen?

OZFIT is back for 2014 and ready to make your Health and Fitness Goals a reality!!!

Well the new year has arrived and most of us have enjoyed the holiday season with lots of sweets and treats! But now is the time to refocus our minds on our health and fitness goals whether its weightloss or muscle gain. Do not be disheartened if you have gained a few kilos over the christmas period because we are here to help. OZ FIT is back for 2014 and we are ready to kick into overdrive “Operation Get Healthy and Happy”!!

At OZ FIT Personal Training we have a lot to offer with programs to suit all budgets and goals!! We can individualize personal sessions to suit your goals which includes nutritional advice and assistance because nutrition and exercise go hand in hand when it come to achieving weightloss success.

We also have a range of group sessions available from Bootcamps to Ladies ABT circuits and CHIX in MITS Ladies Boxing, if you like the group atmosphere!!

Our most popular events of the year are our highly anticipated 12 Week Challenge (February and September) and 8 Week Body Blitz (June) which is where the magic happens and our biggest success stories come from.

If you would like any information about our services and prices please don’t hesitate to contact us today at info@ozfitpersonaltraining.com.au or call us on 0433 299 695.

Because your fitness is our passion!

Top 8 Ways Boot Camps are Changing Fitness

There seems to be a lot of interest in the fitness community around boot camps recently. The interest is not surprising, given that boot camps offer a number of advantages over traditional fitness programs. Here are the top 8 ways boot camps are changing fitness: 

8. Totally Inclusive

Boot camps are made up of people of all ages and fitness levels, each with his or her own fitness goals. Usually, everyone does the same exercises, but with weights and goals customized to the individual boot camper. 

7. Comraderie

People who workout together at a boot camp share a respect for one another that just doesn’t happen at the gym. There is a certain comraderie that comes from working hard and seeing the people around you work hard as well, especially if you’re meeting early in the morning. It’s simply very easy to respect a person who will start the day with a workout at dawn. 

6. Accountability

Another thing about working out consistently with the same group of people is a sort of unwritten sense of accountability. People don’t want to let the group down, so they show up to workouts more consistently and get in better shape. No one says anything, but everyone works harder. 

5. Motivation

Many boot camps have devised inventive ways to motivate participants to achieve their fitness goals. As part of a scheduled workout program, for example, the instructor may offer financial incentives or even implement financial penalties to ensure the best attendance possible. 

4. Mood

There is something about exercising, outside, as the sun comes up. The sunlight and fresh air and sounds of the morning provide a natural lift that elevates the mood for the day ahead. It’s very satisfying to know, even before the workday begins, that you’ve already done a workout. 

3. Beginners are Welcome

Gyms can be intimidating, especially for a beginner. And most beginners don’t need a bunch of heavily-designed fitness equipment anyway. People who are new to the fitness world do best in a welcoming environment with quality instruction. Boot camps are thus perfect. Perhaps even more importantly, because of the support of the group, beginners can quickly build confidence.

2. Variety

So often, a workout program goes well for a little while, but drops off altogether after the first few weeks. A common cause for this effect is simple boredom. We get tired of doing the same few things every day. Boot camps, though, make use of the whole spectrum of exercise types. Thus, boredom is less likely; success is more likely.

1. Encouragement

It’s been alluded to in a number of the other points, and encouragement is definitely the most important advantage that boot camp can offer over a gym. Much of the encouragement comes from the instructor, of course, but the more important encouragement comes from your comrades. It’s amazing how much farther you can push yourself when your friends are watching.

Boot camps have proven their value as a comprehensive fitness option. They are more accessible, less expensive, and more effective than gyms. And they are the place where the excuses finally stop, for so many people. Contact us now to sign up for an introductory class. Reach your fitness goals.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ? - CONTACT OZFIT TODAY

Bring a friend for free

During the week 6th-12th of may (the following monday) you will be able to bring one of your friends to ALL OZ FIT ‘I SURVIVED’ BOOT CAMP session with you for FREE. Your friend has to be someone who is not already a member of OZ FIT Personal Training and have not attended classes in the past.

If your friends decide to sign up to a minimum of 1month with us you will receive a FREE WEEK OF BOOT CAMPS to the value of $30 for signing them up during that week.

Saul Edmonds

Roundhouse: All our endeavours are highlighted by our strong belief in the collaborative process and creative powers that bind them. We are dedicated to developing great design and to making your next project a success.

February $300 BOOT CAMP Promo

Want to win $300 worth of BOOT CAMP sessions with OZ FIT Personal Training?

All you have to do is

  1. take a photo of our bus on the streets in the redlands 
  2. upload it on facebook 
  3. taging OZ FIT Personal Training in the photo 
  4. post it on our facebook wall https://www.facebook.com/ozfit.personal.training
Your name will be taken down, put in the draw and the winning name will be drawn at the end of february! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!
keep an eye out for the OZ FIT bus roaming the streets from monday the 11th of february.

 

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Saul Edmonds

Roundhouse: All our endeavours are highlighted by our strong belief in the collaborative process and creative powers that bind them. We are dedicated to developing great design and to making your next project a success.