I am passionate about trying to spread the bug…the exercise bug. One of my clients recently confessed that she had it and how she felt funny when she skipped a session. Now she has got the bug training has become something that she places a very high value on. This means that she:
makes time for it (by scheduling it in the same way as she would an important meeting);
moves heaven...Learn More
Over the past 4 weeks I competed in an online competition for Masters Crossfit athletes. I am in the group for intermediate women aged 40 to 49. Every week the workout would be published and competitors would have one week to do the workout and submit their scores. I was not very happy when the third workout came out as it seemed to include a lot of “rope climbs” – 24 in...Learn More
I am excited as I write this, having just returned home from fitness testing with some of the women who completed the 6 week special program to improve their fitness. We had some spectacular results. But first I will take you back to where it all began….
Earlier this year in late February as part of the fitness testing for the special 6 week program I asked the women who had signed up...Learn More
I approached my first class with a healthy dose of nerves – I can’t remember the last time I did any cardio other than walking, which, judging my spreading waistline, was not really doing the trick anymore. “It won’t,” Della informed me, as we watched our kids’ swimming lessons. “You’re over 40 now.”
Ouch. I found it easy to get a carpark at Rushcutters after dropping the kids at school and...Learn More
Some lucky people feel good during their exercise session. You can see it on their faces – they are loving that feeling of being pushed to do their best. They seem to be on a little mini “high”. Often with outdoor exercise it’s being outside with nature around you in the fresh air – free and not all hemmed in.
But not everyone can relate to this.
However, just...Learn More
Towards the end of last year we ran a “New You” program and we had some amazing results (see the Tale of 2 Sisters on this blog).
Ever since we ran the program I have had people asking me when I will be running my next program because they want to commit to getting fit and changing some of their habits within a defined time, with measurable results. They like the...Learn More
As part of the New You program I asked the participants to undertake a DEXA body composition scan before and after the 8 weeks of training and good nutrition.
The reason for this is that I wanted them to be able to see how changes to nutrition and training can result in more muscle and less fat. As we age we want more muscle. It is a way to avoid the “spread” – that layer...Learn More
If you are like me – a child of the seventies – you will probably remember your parents telling you: “Go outside and play. Don’t come home until dinner”. The hours that were spent in the backyard, the neighbours’ backyard on the old fashioned spring trampoline, the nature strip at the front good for games of cricket, the narrow strip of concrete driveway...Learn More
Hi it’s me still going on about protein. My theory about why most of us are not eating enough protein (.8 grams per kilo of body weight per day) is because it is not as accessible to us as other food groups.
A quick snack on the run – most of us think of fruit, crackers, chips, a milky coffee or even a sneaky chocolate bar. Not many people I know seek out more protein rich...Learn More
How to make protein more accessible? The key is preparation and planning. I suggest that you work out how much protein you need each day (.8 grams per kilo of body weight or double that for fat loss). Next plan your meals and snacks for a day or two with a conscious effort to reach your protein goal. One you have made a plan do some preparation so that you will be able to stick to the...Learn More