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
Around mid October a group of women signed up to a 7 week program aimed at achieving results in time for summer. One of the things that most of the women did at the start was a fitness test so that we had a benchmark going forward. Many of the women had committed to the 6am sessions – three times a week – and took a little while to hit their stride.
But hit their stride they did!...Learn More
We have all been through the Christmas season enough times to know how things are likely to pan out. Around November the social events start ramping up. We skip dinner and our good intentions to make it a quiet night disappear after two or three drinks. We then proceed to eat our own weight in canapes and drink many more drinks of the non-water variety. The next day over a big fry up some...Learn More
I have written similar posts to this before. The reason I am writing another one is because I am passionate about this topic as it is the key to changing from being someone who has a haphazard approach to fitness to being someone who is consistent. The key to success once you get beyond your 20s is to be consistent in terms of how much you move and the kind of food you eat. Both of these...Learn More
I am not usually one to follow a strict diet – I prefer to just make good choices every day and aim for consistency. But once a year I find it useful to follow a strict program made by a nutritionist designed to make sure I am getting all the things my body needs in the right proportions. The reason I find it useful is that it...Learn More