Personal Training

The Inspiration Series – Terry Fox

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Life, Personal Training | 0 comments

For my second story as part of the inspiration series I wanted to share with you a story that is both incredibly powerful and incredibly sad.     The story of Terry Fox                           Terry was 18 when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee   While in hospital waiting for his operation he was overcome by the suffering of the other cancer patients, many of which were young children. It was then that he...

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What Inspires Me!!

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Life, Personal Training | 0 comments

Happy Monday People   I hope you all had a lovely weekend   Before I get into this weeks newsletter I just wanted to say congratulations and great job Bridget for running the Hawkes Bay Marathon and raising some much needed money for KidsCan 🙂 Recently I was asked the question -  ‘ what/who inspires you to train?’   Honestly there's so much, that said, I thought I would put a little series together of the people who inspire me in the world of fitness.   There is an underlying theme to all the stories I am going to share. These people never gave up in spite of massive...

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It’s kind of like having the worst hangover ever… forever :(

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Personal Training | 0 comments

Happy Monday In last weeks newsletter I shared with you the most important exercise of them all… Breathing. In this weeks newsletter I thought I would share the second most important exercise. The reason it is the second most important exercise is simply because without breathing, well your dead. But this exercise which creates a whole system can be a mess but you wouldn’t necessarily die from it. Life would just suck...alot! What I am talking about is without a doubt one of the most overlooked exercises and systems within the sphere of health. Any guesses? .. It’s the vestibular system The...

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Why your Back Hurts when doing Deadlifts and Swings (Includes Video)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Fat loss, Personal Training | 0 comments

    The kettlebell swing, the deadlift, the hip thrusters, were not responsible for hurting your back. The way you do them did. In fact doing deadlifts, swings and hip thrusters are great for your back, you just have to do them right. The deadlift done wrong will leave you in a world of back pain but the deadlift done right is one if not the best things you could do to bulletproof your back. Side note - - I would highly recommend doing a functional movement screen test to see if you have earned the right to deadlift or swing. Yes you have to earn the right to deadlift/swing. If you...

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From 10 Push Ups to Absolute Machine

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Fat loss, Personal Training | 0 comments

Happy Monday Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the Hawkes Bay sunshine.     In today's newsletter I thought I would introduce you to Tony         The first time I met Tony he struggled to do 10 push ups. I am not going to say he was unfit, it was more like he hadn’t done any serious training in a long while. Tony started out at our fitnesscamps and progressed on to one on one sessions. He truly embraced the fitness lifestyle and went from not doing a lot, to consistent training sessions. With Tony getting fitter and fitter he saw the gym as a tool for...

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The Antifragile Fall Matrix

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Personal Training | 0 comments

Antifragility is a property of systems that increase in capability, resilience, or robustness as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It is a concept developed by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book, Antifragile   I was first introduced to the Antifragile Fall Matrix by Dr Perry Nickelston founder of ‘Stop Chasing Pain'. Dr Perry based his fall matrix on a few key ideas… 1 - We fall down and when we do, we need to be able to get back up   The Fall Matrix is based on the simple fact that as we age, the majority of us...

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