I stay away from the scales because in my 50 years I have wasted too many days walking around with a sad face because of a silly number I saw when I jumped on the scales in the morning.
Don’t get me wrong. I haven’t given up. I still care about maintaining a healthy body and not being too heavy so that I don’t put too much pressure on my joints. I just...Learn More
Being the “new girl” when you are starting a fitness program is not fun. It can be even worse when we feel vulnerable because we know we are not in good shape. We worry that the instructor will give the command and the whole group will go dashing off, leaving us gasping for breath and feeling embarressed about our lack of fitness.
Here is the thing – everyone had...Learn More
One of the best things I heard recently was an expert on habits explaining how to go about your first day at a new job or a new course of study (or something else that requires you to reset your routine). If you see training and nutrition as something you mean to continue even though you have a new job or a new routine then from DAY 1 you need to structure your day the way you wish to go on....Learn More
In July 2013 a small group of women joined Della in the park twice a week for some training sessions and “DellaFit” was born. Almost five years later DellaFit has grown to 8 sessions a week and we have a very large number of women who train with us on a regular basis, including some who have been with us the whole time. Apart from school holidays when we have a break, DellaFit...Learn More
What a great way to celebrate Mothers Day! An early start, a beautiful track, good friends and a run. Team Dellafit met at 6.30 am on Sunday 13 May at the Domain, Sydney. We made our way past the aerobic warm up (which Suzanne insisted on doing) and the toilet stops to the start line. Some of us were brimming with confidence (Mr 11), others not so much.
We were feeling lucky that it...Learn More
As a trainer I am always being asked:
“What diet should I follow to lose weight?” “What do you think about paleo?” “Do you think the 5:2 diet would work?”
The simple answer is that there is NO best diet. What might work really well for one person might be a complete failure for someone else. The small genetic differences in individuals and our different...Learn More
It was Sunday morning in the park just before our outdoor training session was about to begin and we noticed something very large was lying on the path near the stairs to the water. “What on earth is it?” we all wondered. On closer inspection we discovered a seal – yes – a massive seal – lying on the path in our park! He appeared to have come up the stairs from...Learn More
I love a new year. I know its just dates on the calendar but there is something about the new year that gives me a sense that I can change things up a bit, take on new things, think about what I want to achieve and go out there and get it. If you have been thinking for a while about doing something about your fitness I would urge you to use the new year to make fitness part of your life. I...Learn More
There are so many options these days if you want to get fit. I would like to encourage you if you haven’t already done so to consider training outdoors. The beauty of being outside is that you have some time in your day when you connect with the natural world. There is so much research that suggests that as humans we benefit when we are able to feel like we are part of the...Learn More
After a few years of pretty much living in it I have come to realize that the most important feature of active wear (apart from how good it looks!) is how it feels when you are training. There is nothing more distracting that having to constantly hitch up your leggings, to pull down a top that keeps riding up or to adjust a sports bra mid workout. I want to be able to train without having...Learn More