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As a fitness coach who's seen the ins and outs of countless diet and exercise plans, I can tell you one thing with certainty: not all fats are the enemy, but trans fatty acids? They're the one hurdle you want to jump high over on your path to wellness and peak physical condition.  Let's break down this barrier together, understanding exactly what trans fats are, how they throw a wrench in

Finally committing to starting a fitness journey is a transformative, lifelong decision. Having the right personal trainer by your side can make all the difference and they’re not all created equal.  Beyond just counting reps, a personal trainer becomes your ally, motivator, and guide on the path to your health and wellness goals.  7 Reasons Why You Need a Person Trainer in Your Life Here are some of the many compelling reasons why

It’s here! The time we promised ourselves change towards a better version of ourselves so we can be the best for the people we care about. While many of us find ourselves contemplating resolutions, envisioning a healthier, fitter version of ourselves. The key to transforming these aspirations into lasting changes lies in taking that crucial first step. Today, not tomorrow, is the day to kickstart your journey and set the foundation for

Dish each of your meals up using the “Fist/Palm/Thumb Rule” (see explanation below) and then do one of the following: You can eat all the right foods at the right times, but if you’re eating too much, it’s going to be tough to lose fat. So, I want you to work on the following strategy to ensure that you have the right portions at each meal. 1. IF YOU START TO FEEL FULL before you’ve finished

Metabolism collectively refers to all the chemical processes in your body, influencing how quickly you burn calories and, consequently, how easily you might gain or lose weight. This brings us to an intriguing question: Are some people born with a faster metabolism? And if so, what role does genetics play? What Is Metabolism, and How Does It Work? Metabolism encompasses the various chemical reactions that keep your body functioning. The 'speed' of your

Have you ever wondered why kettlebells have gained such a prominent place in fitness routines across Australia? Unlike traditional weights, kettlebells offer a unique blend of strength training and cardiovascular improvement, all in one efficient package. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the multifaceted benefits of kettlebell training and why it should be a cornerstone in your fitness regime. The Versatility of Kettlebell Training Full-Body Conditioning: Kettlebells are not just another weight training

We know that when it comes to losing that last 5 kilos the old rules no longer apply. Doctors and researchers have discovered a reason and it’s this; your set point has changed! The key is to stay active and get serious. Get your strategy set and you’ll find success. Read more on the top 7 tips for losing the last 5 kilos.

Athletes are constantly subject to physical and mental demands as they strive for success in sports. Undergoing training and joining competitions pushes them to their physical limits — going beyond what an average person can do to maximize their power, endurance, speed, coordination, and flexibility. Additionally, athletes’ minds also need to overcome mental barriers and enhance their thinking to maintain a sense of focus, stability, and willpower. Regardless of their field, athletes

Important information on the coronavirus The wellbeing of our loyal customers is and always has been our highest priority. We continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation based on the advice of the World Health Organisation, Over the past few weeks, we have seen the Coronavirus spread to new locations around the world. Our Industry is one of communities,so we are proactive in providing guidance on what we are doing to ensure you

happily married If you are thinking about going into business with your spouse or if you are in business together already, you can increase your chance of success in marriage and in your business by following these steps we are living proof : 1.We Know our Role When you work with your husband or wife to define crystal clear roles with precise measurable goals that have specificity and realistic deadlines. If your business

The social veneer of modern day technologies has made as soft.The basic necessities of survival are a few mouse clicks away.It takes effort-focused,persistent,dedicated work toward a goal-to create anything of value,whether it’s a good family, a good career social life or anything else.Despite what fake fitness gurus say there are no shortcuts in this lifestyle you either do the work or you don’t and you either transform your body or

In this article we’ll continue to investigate why 96% of all weight loss efforts end in failure, and how you can be among the 4% who succeed. 1. Weight Loss Success Is NOT About What You’re Eating — But What’s Eating You Losing weight and keeping it off has nothing to do with what you’re eating, how much of it you’re eating, or how often you’re eating it. The truth is that

kettle Bell swings The swing is the foundation of effective Russian Kettlebell training.It dramatically improves one's performance in most sports ranging from running to martial arts to powerlifting. My own research shows the kettlebell swings improves your balalnce and posture and a great overall fat burners,when performing the swing a few things need to be considered such as stance hip thrust and how tall you sit up top. Strengths dozens of muscles quicklyYou’ll

Did you know that the 'Get Up' is a terrific exercise why ?well for starters where the spine is controlled and the overhead weight is steered as the body learns more movement patterns that maintains torso stiffness while driving with other extremeties. The fact that the get up provides shoulder stability mobility and resilience makes it a phenomenal movement, stabilisers are what give you the mechanical advantage to be stronger. When also

danni showing us how its done As shown here with Danni the chin up can be used as a back and arm accessory exercise, much like the pull up, to increase arm and back pulling strength, increase muscle hypertrophy of the back and biceps, and improve grip strength and muscle endurance necessary for heavy lifts or grip dependent exercise. Being able to move your own body-weight in a wide array of movement patterns is

focus We recently had this question come in from one of our followers so we thought we would share it Question:  Fred I'm really enjoying the workouts that you suggested , but often have a very hard time concentrating during my exercise session and staying focused on what it is I'm trying to accomplish (improved strength and muscle tone). Fred Does concentration during lifting (or lack thereof) play an important part in

1.Sprinting will reduce body fat and strengthen you far more than long slow cardio as sprinting requires maximum recruitment of muscle.After about 8 seconds sprinting sends acid signals to the muscles,which activate the fast twitch fibres.Did you know fast twitch fibers are thicker than slow twitch fibers and they grow in size when activated by the right training. 2.Sprint workouts are short and a lot more fun than long,boring cardio workouts. 3.Sprinting

Frank made a decision The route to success in any area of life can be summed up in a simple, easy-to-remember formula. Decide what you wish to do, and then do it just like our clientFrank he has been a great supporter of our services for over 12 month's. That may seem entirely obvious, and indeed it is. Yet even though the path to success is so clear and simple, many

Here's a little "Weekend Survival Guide" – designed to help your healthy eating plan survive those dreaded weekends: Plan family activities like bike rides or outdoor games. This helps you spend time with your family and burn calories at the same time! Carry a water bottle with you to your weekend activities. This will help you get your water for the day and resist the temptation to grab a soda or other high-calorie beverages. Set some "weekend specific" goals for yourself based

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4cWJ34Oe5I Thanks to our Realfit Trainer Holly not only has Adrian packed on muscle but he has also pain free especially in his back. Whilst seemingly trivial statistics, they go a long way to highlighting women’s ability to focus their attention on the task at hand, particularly in a stereo typically male-focused arena such as training and the gym, smashing common gender stereotypes. I "I love the fact that in the sessions [Holly]

I learned a long time ago that "The only way to lose is to quit".   As long as you continue to make the effort and test and measure your results, you have not lost and your still in the game. Everyone experiences setbacks yep even me . However, those who achieve the most experience the most setbacks because they persist as long as it takes to reach each end goal i

Everyone women that  I train has different strengths, weaknesses, and eating patterns. I tell my ladies that you will only become successful when you learn to respond to your own feelings and not to what someone else says is right for you. It is critical that you learn how to be aware of and attend to both feelings of hunger and fullness, and learn what will satisfy you both physically and psychologically. Ladies Your own body,

What is the difference between desperation and determination? The difference comes from having a positive, meaningful direction. The energy of desperation is wasted on self-pity and negativity. That can lead to destructive behavior, which only makes the sense of desperation worse. Yet by choosing a positive orientation, you can always transform the self-defeating energy of your desperation into solid, potent determination. By applying that energy toward a positive purpose, you can make

Without a deadline you can exhaust yourself and still not arrive at any meaningful accomplishment.  A deadline compels you to prioritise and to expend your best efforts in the most meaningful direction. With a deadline, you are constantly reminded of how valuable and precious your time is. You're able to see resources and opportunities that would otherwise remain hidden. A deadline encourages you to do the best you can with what you

Interval training is alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity. For example, if you walk for exercise and you’re in fairly good shape, you might incorporate 30  seconds of jogging with 1-3 minutes of walking, and continually repeat. If you haven’t worked up to jogging yet, you might alternate a moderate walking pace with 30-60 seconds of faster power-walking. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, interval training

In simple terms, muscle can only contract in a few ways. It can do the obvious and contract to shorten the distance between joints, such as when doing a bicep curl. This is called aconcentric contraction, where the muscle tenses while shortening.One of the main benefits of isometric training is that the body is able to activate nearly all the available motor units - something that is usually very difficult to

This is a technique in which you use your thoughts and imagination to bring you closer to achieving your goals and creating what you want in life.When we visualise we act,and our subconscious mind interprets imagery as equivalent to a real life action,put simply,as if it already happened,and this helps our intention move from imagination to reality.Scientifically this is termed as experience based  neuro plasticity,which confirms that stimuli as a

When you have a morning routine,made up of positive habits as possible,then you're starting your day with intention and bringing your morning 'wins'with you into the rest of the day,while also working to deter bad habits along the way.A study has found the key to happiness is structuring your day so that includes activities that are likely to make you happy,we find with our successful clients that setting a habit

Did you know that fibrous carbs are extremely beneficial for 4 reasons: a.) they are low in calories, b.) they are high in fiber, c.) they have almost no adverse affects on insulin, and d.) they are loaded with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that fight off illness and disease. So then why shouldn’t we load up on them early in the day too?   So we encourage you to load your system up with

For me as a seasoned Personal Trainer this 12 week challenge is all about sharing my journey and making it as easy as possible for you to succeed. As a personal trainer and business owner my time is valuable so i wanted to think about  the most user-friendly program ever for me ! In 12 weeks (see pic) and pretty happy with my progress some of the things i have identified

MY TOP 5 TIPS TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MAINTAINER 1. Increase your total daily activity level, including formal exercise as well as sports, physical work or recreational activity. Exercise improves weight loss, but more importantly, it is critical for weight maintenance. 2. Decrease sedentary recreational activities by cutting back on TV watching, computer games and web surfing. Take up physical recreation such as sports, boating, biking, walking, hiking, gardening, physical hobbies and

The four key elements that should be included to ensure an effective and complete warm up are: 1. The general warm up This phase of the warm up consists of 5  Minutes of light physical activity. The aim here is to elevate the heart rate and respiratory rate, increase blood flow and increase muscle temperature. 2. Static stretching Next, 5  minutes of gentle static stretching should be used to gradually lengthen all the major

In My previous article here i discussed if some people are born with fast metabolism  Can You Speed up Your Metabolism to Lose Weight? Weight loss isn’t only about eating fewer calories. Effective weight loss programs also include strategies to speed up metabolism. Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can do this. Below are 5 simple methods. 1. Do High-Intensity Workouts One of the most effective forms of exercise is high-intensity workouts, also known as high-intensity

The biggest advantage of protein supplements when people ask me is that not that they can build more muscle than chicken or egg whites or any other whole food protein, the biggest advantage is convenience. It is easier to drink a protein shake than it is to buy, prepare, cook and eat poultry, fish or egg whites. Consuming small, frequent meals is the optimal way to eat, regardless of whether

If people don't understand the “calories in” versus “calories out” equation, they're not going to lose fat and will mistakenly think that there's a cause and effect relationship between specific foods and gaining fat. Many people think eating pizza or a burger or chocolate equals getting fat. It doesn't. It's not a cause and effect relationship where "junk food" automatically turns into fat. Eating too many calories equals gaining fat and

For clients like graham who was able to Keep himself  focused on the goal at the end of the road, and he found the strength to move steadily down that road. I tell my clients when you continue looking ahead, even the difficult steps will seem lighter. The burdens of the moment become much more bearable when you know there is a purpose behind them. Your dreams can pull you toward them

If you've caused metabolic damage as a result of following starvation diets or losing weight too rapidly in the past, it can be extremely difficult to achieve any further fat loss at all. The good news is, metabolic damage can be repaired. All it takes is the right combination of metabolism stimulating exercise and metabolism stimulating nutrition (NOT just a diet), all done consistently over time. The big irony is that

Nothing says Rio de Janeiro like coconut juice. Cariocas are among the world’s biggest consumers of green coconut juice, which that is sold from street corners and plazas to famed beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Did you know that Coconut is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body, but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good

Peanut butter in it's most natural form gives you fibre, vitamins and minerals (including 200 milligrams of potassium), and other nutrients. Unsalted peanut butter, with 5 milligrams of sodium, has a terrific potassium-to-sodium ratio. Peanut butter also contains an abundance of "good" fats, or, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. One serving has 8 grams of monounsaturated fats and 4 grams of polyunsaturated fats. These "good" fats help lower cholesterol, reduce heart

In this article we'll continue to investigate why 96% of all weight loss efforts end in failure, and how you can be among the 4% who succeed. 1. Weight Loss Success Is NOT About What You're Eating -- But What's Eating You Losing weight and keeping it off has nothing to do with what you're eating, how much of it you're eating, or how often you're eating it. The truth is that

Here are four ways to overcome food guilt and shame to cultivate a better relationship with food once and for all: Because food is a huge part of our social lives, it’s not realistic to skip happy hours, birthdays, weddings and almost every event. If you catch yourself feeling guilt or shame,  first come up with a compassionate response: “It’s OK that I ate in front of the TV after dinner.” Then reaffirm

Emotional eating is such an unconscious act, they often don't even realise they're doing it. For many of us, that mindless munching can sabotage even the best-laid healthy-eating plan. While it isn't realistic to think you can banish every single emotional eating episode, it is possible to cut back on this behavior. But you first need to understand WHY your emotions are making you indulge in the first place. I’m hopeful these 4

We tell our client's that you can eat all the right foods at the right times, but if you’re eating too much, it’s going to be tough to lose fat. So, I want you to work on the following strategy to ensure that you have the right portions at each meal just like our client.   Dish each of your meals up using the “Fist/Palm/Thumb Rule” (see explanation below) and then do

You don’t have to look too far to see the latest diet gimmicks promising quick and easy weight loss. To set things straight, we’ve debunked some of the most popular weight-loss tricks that frequently backfire EATING “CLEAN” ALL OF THE TIMESwearing off sweets and junk food, eliminating processed foods and getting back to the basics with nutrition all sound like a great game plan – and it’s what many aspire to

For Margarita she developed great back muscles as a late bloomer we thought we would share some of her great tips Train your back at least once per week, if not twice. Remember, we want to build a balanced, symmetrical physique. So if you've been skipping back day, it's time to re-focus. I always use straps on my back days to take my grip, my forearms, and my biceps out of

The pump is the short-term sensation you experience during training when your muscles fill up with blood faster than the blood can leave the area, making the muscles appear fuller and larger. It's a tight, swelled feeling, often accompanied by an increase in vascularity. Pump workouts generally involve medium (8-12) or higher (13-20+) repetitions, supersets/trisets/giant sets, and/or brief rest intervals between sets. You'll hear some strength coaches and functional training experts

This was a question I was asked over the phone on a recent inquiry ! Of course I answered . Just be sure you have a dietary-induced calorie deficit. Is it the best way? Not by a long shot. We've known for some time that when you restrict calories, your level of non exercise physical activity (non exercise activity thermogenesis or NEAT), drops spontaneously, even if you don't realize it's happening. Your physical

Weight Loss Fitness Myth #1 Dieting eliminates fat  The fact is your body can't discriminate between intentional calorie deprivation (as in a diet)and starvation.When you dramatically reduce your caloric intake,your body shifts into a protective mode by slowing your metabolism down and holding onto fat(an important energy source)and burning muscle instead.In the beginning of a diet yes you will lose weight by dramatically cutting calories. But it won be fat loss it

To remain fit, We should all exercise every day, in as many ways as possible. Walking 15 or 20 minutes daily is the very minimum, but for optimum fitness, walking needs to be complemented with regular strength training, balance and stability exercises and stretching and mobility work. Find a form of exercise that you love and do it with a partner or friend… You won’t find it a chore if

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] If  you merely wish for more, what you’ll get the most of is frustration. Yet when you make use of what you have, what you’ll get is real accomplishment let me use my client Peter as a prime example. Peter never complained about any challenges or  situation in his life, as he understands that what you’ll get is a lot of destructive, depressing anger and resentment. Peter goes

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] The   Quick Start Plan: 1 or 2 fasts per week. Never fast more than twice per week. Fasting is meant to be occasional. Aim for 24 hours of fasting, but anywhere from 20-24 hours is fine. Please don’t go longer than 24 hours. Consume as little calories as possible during your fast. Tea, black coffee, water, and any other calorie free beverage is allowed and

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] As you can see from Margarita’s before and after shot she  Choose’s  instead to live in a world that is overflowing with positive possibilities. On the surface, life can often seem tumultuous and incomprehensible. Yet deep inside, where it truly matters, life is the way you see it and becomes what you choose to make it.I asked Margarita a few questions in the lead up to her

Please, for the sake of your health, answer the question below HONESTLY: Do  any of these symptoms of toxic overload sound familiar? Feeling tired and sluggish… Joint pain and headaches… Frequent gas, bloating, indigestion, or stomach cramps… Seeming to easily catch colds… Puffy eyes or dull skin… Trouble sleeping or concentrating… Constipation or other GI irregularities… Skin problems (such as acne, eczema, psoriasis)… Or even depression, mood swings, irritability, sinus congestion, and bad breath? Yes, These Are Common. But Do NOT Mistake

I have no doubt that a scientist somewhere just read the title of this article and said out loud, “YES! Fred is right! That little thing in your head – the hypothalamus – it IS the thing that is keeping you fat! By George, that Fred guy isn’t a dumb bodybuilder after all – he’s been doing his research!” At which moment, I will be shaking my head and thinking,

So while you may be meeting your weekday goals, many find it harder to stay on track during the weekend. If you find yourself overeating as soon as Friday night rolls around, here are some tips to help throughout the weekend: Check out my 7 top tips 1. Continue to log your food. The workweek may be over, but it is important to keep logging your food, even if you know you’re going

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] As a Trainer we need to be  more inventive these days in coming up with high intensity workouts that burn a large amount of calories and really give the metabolism a boost. I have seen it first hand and how this can help speed up the fat loss within a given amount of time. But as you begin to utilize higher intensity workouts, you have to start

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] Arnold’s approach was anything but ordinary and his bodybuilding success was by no means accidental. 1.CHOOSE THE RIGHT EXERCISES The Oak didn’t just train hard; he trained smart, too. “To get big, you have to get strong. Beginning and intermediate bodybuilders shouldn’t be as concerned with refinement as with growth.” That meant focusing less on single-joint, isolation movements in favour of multi-joint exercises. The bench press, squat, deadlift, overhead press,

1. YOU’RE REALLY  TIRED Our bodies are fuelled by the foods we eat, so if we don’t eat enough, our energy levels can also wane. Whether you’re skipping meals or limiting the types of food you eat, eating too few calories also means you’re taking in too few nutrients. Research shows you need all the macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein and fat – for sustained energy. That said, vitamins and minerals are also

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] Today I’m going to tell you how to get your mojo back and how to be sure that it never gets taken from you again! My job is to help people like you get in shape, stay in shape, and reach your peak level of performance. When I find a product that makes this easier for you, I’m excited to tell you about it, and such is the

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] Most fitness experts like myself  are recommending only 2-3 HIIT style or high intensity cardio workouts per week when you’re concurrently doing intense weight training. If you want to increase your calorie deficit so you can burn more fat in less time, go ahead and do more training. But for most people, the additional workouts should be low or medium in intensity so they don’t interfere

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] Arnie’s back Bodybuilder, movie star and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses his rise to the top. I remember as a childhood kid his movies like ‘Conan and terminator ‘ to name a few Arnie has a famous saying “if it jiggles its fat”  that’s right he likes to tell it as it is no fluff. Obviously on the subject of fat , starving yourself is NOT  the approach I recommend! My burn REALfit program

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] As a seasoned Pt I get it that Everyone has their trouble areas. I often work with clients that have trouble shedding stubborn back fat. It can be frustrating, especially since you can’t spot reduce. The appearance of back fat most commonly results from a combination of several things including atrophy of the muscles of the back and excess body fat. 1.Atrophy back of the muscle’s  This basically means that they

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] The  quest to develop a stunningly fit, lean and attractive body is a long, slow journey. It’s not something you achieve overnight by popping a few pills or strapping an electric gizmo to your belly. When you look at someone with an incredible body as a finished product, you often tend to dismiss the long, arduous journey and hard work it took to build that body. Unless

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.92" background_layout="light"] Yes I believe wattbikes are one of the best pieces of equipment ever made in the fitness industry. Therefore we are lucky to have a Wattbike studio and Wattbike classes here at Realfit These sessions don’t only improve your wellbeing but they will also: help you with weight loss (these sessions will help to keep your body working out at certain levels, where your body is going to burn