Daft “health” advise you should IGNORE

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“It’s not that hard. Eat more vegetables!”“Train Mean. Eat Clean!”“If it hurts, keep going!”This is the typical health advice you might see every day, especially in your newsfeed. I’ll be the first to tell you…… it’s DAFT. It’s not as easy as they say it is. Please, trust me… even for me as a fitness expert, I’ll be the first to …

We All Deserve A Second Chance (Here’s One)

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Have you tried many programs, diets, bootcamps, personal trainers, etc. but nothing has lasted?   I bet you have had some short-term success but now exercise feels like a job and you’re frustrated.  All of a sudden you’re back where you started and you’re thinking “how did I get here again”? You may also be thinking – If I don’t …

Best Way To Get Fit

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Talk to 10 people and you’ll get 10 different opinions on the best way to get fit. One will tell you to attend an aerobics class. Another will swear by jogging. Yet another will tell you that dance and biking worked for them. The truth is that there’s really only one effective way to get fit. Before I get into …

What’s Better For Weight-Loss: Diet or Exercise

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I have a pet hate. I hate when I hear people say, “I’m going on a diet.” Or when people say “I have to start exercising to lose some weight.” I inevitably want to ask them, “And when you have lost the weight from the diet, what then? And when you lost weight through exercising, what then?” I just don’t …

Eat These 7 Snacks To Slim Down

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You are not always at home when the urge to snack hits you. All your healthy and nutritious snacks are in your pantry and not in your bag because you had to rush out of the door this morning. What can you snack on that will not sabotage your weight loss efforts? #1: Walnuts & Almonds These nuts are filled …

Never Crave Naughty Foods Again!

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(Another blog post by Marlize Venter and her journey towards creating positive and negative associations with food.) Good, now that I have your attention, I have a piece of sage wisdom to share with you. Food can.not.be.naughty. According to the Oxford dictionary ‘naughty’ is when a child behaves badly and is not willing to obey. When used in terms of …

Lost 49kg’s In 18 Months

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Lost 49kg’s In 18 Months Karon Sorensen – Aged 56 Congratulations to business owner Karon for losing 49kg’s in an incredible 18 months. “My weight ballooned out of control and I realised that if I kept along this path my health would  seriously be affected. The usual negative feelings of being out of condition constantly remained with me for many …

Best Workouts To Burn Fat For Women Over 40

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(Marlize Venter is one of my clients and has been helping me write my blog posts. She is a forty plus lady on a health and fitness journey and understands the passion that I have for functional train-ing and enabling my clients to live full and fit lives well into their more mature years. Here is her take on the …

How To Stay Fit And Healthy During Summer

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Baby, it’s hot out there!  While most of Australia is experiencing a terrible heatwave, Perth has been spared… for now. The weather forecast has actually indicated that there will be quite a few scorchers waiting for us over the weekend. If you plan to continue your regular work outs (and so you should) you will notice that your body reacts …