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

 

 

 

 

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

Looking for a Ladies only training environment? Check out our CHIX IN MITS and ABT classes.

Get back into the swing of things with our ladies only boxing classes and ABT Circuits! Its a great way to get the daily dose of cardio mixed strength and conditioning!!


CHIX in MITS is held on Tuesday Nights at 6.30pm . Its $60pp ($10 a session) for a 6 week Round and the sessions goes for 60mins. CHIX in MITS is held at the Capalaba Junior Rugby League Fields on Banfield Lane.

ABT Circuits are held on Tuesdays Mornings at 5.30am and Thursday Mornings at 6am. Its $60pp ($10 a session) for a 6 Week Round and the session goes for 30mins. ABT Circuits are held at our Ney Road Studios.

Spots are limited and bookings are essential so call us 0433 299 695 or email us at info@ozfitpersonaltraining.com.au for more details!!!

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!