The Best Exercises for Calorie Burning?

Last week I put my lovely boot camp ladies through a pretty tough boot camp session, there was lots of whinging and complaining, however at this weeks weigh in we saw some great losses in both kg's and in cm's, so it was worth it. It was the skipping (with a rope) and the jogging which was the problem! So what I did was I researched what exercise burns how many calories just to give them an idea of why these types of exercises are important in their quest to lose some weight.   An … [Read more...]

These last 2 Kilos are killing me!!!

I'm currently at the point that when I look at  myself in the mirror I think, "Ok, not bad." But when I step on the scales I don't like the number it gives me!!!! I want to be 2 kilos lighter, is that too much to ask? Obviously Yes!!! Why are we so obsessed with the number? Does it make us a better person if we are a certain number on the scales. NO! So why? For me it was easier to lose 10kg than it is the last 2kg. So where to now? I have decided to stop weighing myself so regularly … [Read more...]

Seasonal Exercisers….

Seasonal exercise

Are you a Seasonal exerciser? Do you only exercise when the weather is warm? Me, I personally don't understand it. "Do you only brush your teeth when the sun is shining?" Or "Do you only clean your house when it hot, not windy????" Exercise should be part of not only a weekly routine, but a daily routine, just as you would clean your house, do your washing and brush your teeth. Now I am not saying to go out on a daily basis and train like an athlete in the pouring rain. But what I am … [Read more...]

NO More Excuses…..

no excuses

As a Personal Trainer and a Food Coach I think I have heard alot of excuses, however what people dont realise is that they are only stopping themselves from achieving great things by putting excuses in the way! This doesn't only apply to food, exercise and weightloss, it applies to all aspects of  life. We should practice what we preach, how many of us have told family and friends, "C'mon, you can do it" "Put your mind to it and you can achieve anything". We all have, but why does this not … [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity

fast food

As I sit here on the eve of my first children's School Holiday Bootcamp, I am now realising why we have an obesity problem in's the parents/carers that are making our children overweight. The carers of these children are the ones making the decisions on what children eat and how much they exercise. I know this may  fuel some fury, however its not the children that do the groceries and fill up the trolley with high fat/sugar foods, the children are not the ones packing their … [Read more...]

A Healthier Version of YOU!

Creating A Healthier You

Do you wonder why we start these weightloss programs only to get a few weeks in and then fall back into bad habits. It's because we all think if we eat less we will lose weight, while this is true, how long can you go on a no carb, minimal calorie diet and function effectively in your job and everyday living. Well you can't!!!! People who don't eat enough are always moody, tired and often have bad breath. So what's the solution? For me I think being able to eat the things you love should be … [Read more...]