I AM FIT Philosophy #2 Movement Variety & Skill

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Why is variety of movement so important? Moving in a variety of different ways and challenging our bodies and minds to learn new skills are critical for many reasons. First and foremost, playing and moving in a variety of sports, exercises, groups or locations help keep us excited and motivated. If you have ever battled the boredom of the same … Read More

Whoops, I Forgot to Commit

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  Joy McClymont is a fitness trainer at Joy’s Fitness Hub and owner at Off the Track training. She took out her time to talk our team about how life events can affect commitments and defined a plan to prevent that from happening We all have targets and to achieve them we need to see several commitments through. These commitments … Read More

Believe it or not! I AM FIT Philosophies

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I AM FIT Philosophies #1 Belief Belief is a critical factor in achieving anything more from your body. It’s also one thing that can keep us stuck in a rut, achieving way less than we want to.   There are two elements of belief:    Your belief in your ability    Your belief in fitness The Belief in Your Ability Ask yourself … Read More

My biggest mistakes taught me everything

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Do you remember what it was like when you were younger and how physical activity was just something you did. You may have had a fire in your belly and a desire to push hard, to try, to keep up, score that goal, win that race, get picked in that team. As we grow up our fire and desire about … Read More

Time – How we waste more than we think!

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The #1 excuse for not exercising is always time. When you say “I don’t have enough time to exercise”, what you really mean is “I don’t want to spend any time on exercising because I would rather do…… (anything else)”. Do you really think that you have absolutely no time to exercise? I bet if you added up all the … Read More

3 Reasons Why I Love Exercise

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I want to tell you today, three reasons why I exercise, which I am hoping sparks a little bit of interest in exercise for you. #1 is that exercise makes me happy!  If I’m cranky or if I’m in a bad mood, I’m only one huff and puff session away from putting a smile on my dial which is is … Read More

Don’t ignore your pelvic floor!

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If you’re a woman who has had a baby or two, then you would have no doubt heard all about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong and active.  Why?  Because wetting your knickers when you cough, sneeze, run, jump, lift or push, is not NORMAL!  This issue of LBL (light bladder leakage, or heavy in some circumstances) … Read More

How to stop the yo-yo diet and exercise effect!

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Low fat, no fat, small dinners, smoothies, juices, strength, HIIT, triathlons, home workouts, gym membership, high protein, carbs after 5, 1 starving day per week, meditation, yoga…… OMG the choices in how we eat and exercise are endless! Unfortunately so is the yo-yo effect of adopting an eating and exercise regime that you can’t maintain and leaves you bouncing from … Read More

Start SOMETHING

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In the beginning, motivation is self-realising. That is, by simply getting started and doing something, can really help to re-energise you, make you feel as though you have achieved something which can in turn, be self rewarding. Sometimes, just the realisation that you ‘can’ do it and you ‘are’ doing it, generates self-motivation. The most detrimental thing to the development … Read More

Striving for a quality life

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“Sorry Joy but you’re bone density is below the benchmark.” “WTF, are you telling me that after 20 odd years of flogging myself around a court, field, track, pool and road, that it has amounted to lower than average bone density, with a high possibility of osteoporosis.” I didn’t say this but I was thinking it! The joys of hindsight! … Read More

The Bikini Body Bluff

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Bloody bikinis! Who would have thought they’d be associated with physical fitness and overall health. Let’s not forget they are only about 50cm of material! If only it was tracksuits!! Then we’d have the 6 week Tracksuit Body Program which would be totally achievable for a lot more people. The bikini body image, in my opinion, has done more damage … Read More

Mothers Guilt

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“Why would you put your body through that?” questions the husband as he quizzically looks at his wife, bending and stretching through her final set of push ups and squats.She replies through breaths, “If you have to ask that, then you really don’t get it”. Do we need any justification to exercise and if so why? Has exercise really become … Read More

MOVEMENT IS A MUST

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Oh the dilemma of another failed yo-yo diet or fitness program that you couldn’t quite commit to. It seems that life is filled with the ups and downs of eating plans and fitness programs that are either leaving you on an extreme high or in the depths of depression. There’s no other more exhausting process then being constantly on, off … Read More

PRESSURE AND RELEASE

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If you have anything to do with managing animals then you’ll no doubt be very familiar with Low Stress Stock Handling and the concept of pressure and release. Yes, get ready because I’m going to relate it to how we manage the people around us and especially coach them to creating sustainable change.   As a mother, business partner and Fitness … Read More

I DON’T GO TO A GYM SO SHOOT ME!

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I’m not one to slam anything to do with fitness, as it all has its place however if you think the answer to long term fitness comes with a gym pass, then in my opinion you are sadly mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, gyms have taught me a lot about fitness but more about how people operate in these “fitness” … Read More

You can’t outrun a bad diet!

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No amount of huff and puff will ever make up for eating crap food! It’s a well known perspective throughout the health and fitness industry and society in general.  If you are one of those people that think exercising is your opportunity to eat whatever you feel you want to shove down your throat, then you need to take a good … Read More

Ya Fat Bastard

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Look at you; you fat bastard! Isn’t this just the most delightful way to greet a mate? NOT! There’s a reason why this kind of line would never be said to a woman; it’s because women really do care about how they look, no matter what they say. Some really do care more than others but in general we all … Read More

Get A Life – Off The Track Training

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If you think I’m one of those fanatical freak fitness trainers that eat, think and breathe exercise, then you are sadly mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing fit things and I love talking, and helping people feel and look fit too, but I’m not a “fit-at-all-costs” type of chick. I want you all to know that, just so … Read More