Nathan has worked at Real Fitness for more than two years now and has brought a lot to the team both personally and professionally. His work ethic is admirable and his attitude towards health and fitness is somewhat refreshing. His clients appreciate him and his co-workers enjoy his friendly banter around the gym.
Nate as his commonly known as around the studio, studied a degree of Bachelor of Applied Science at ACPE (Australian College of Physical Activity) for three years. However it was long before his college experience that he found his passion for health and fitness and realised he wanted to make a career out it. Nate was heavily involved in a variety of sports at school, always active with soccer training or cricket games on weekends. His even carried on his love for soccer (football) and plays for Greystanes FC Division 1. From the age of 16 Nate started training himself and started to realise the importance to staying fit and healthy and has kept building on his experiences. Trying new methods of training and changing up his dietary needs, forever improving and testing new ways so he can than recommend them to his clients. However Nate prefers strength training for himself and his favourite style of training he said is hypertrophy.
Hypertrophy training is a method of strength training intended to induce the fastest muscle growth without losing efficacy over an extended period of time. An effective style of training when done correctly. “The old school” style of training is my preferred method of training, the way Arnie and his mates trained defiantly has both sense and science behind it. Strongman and hypertrophy are great methods, mixing it up for longevity. Nate said he enjoys the feel he experiences from lifting heavy and focuses on his body composition and improving on it each session.
Nate’s hot health tip is water. Plain and simple however we see so many dehydrated humans that it is a good tip because people just are not getting enough water into their bodies on a daily routine. The recommended daily intake is 2L no less or for every 30kgs of body weight we need to match it with one litre. People consider coffee or tea as a part of their daily water consumption however this is just not the case as these drinks can dehydrate our bodies rather than hydrate. So water is important, starting your day with a glass of lemon water is great for optimal health and helps the digestive system out throughout the day. So many people are cutting their water consumption in half during the colder months so people need to be reminded now more than ever to keep drinking.
Nate trains six times a week as well as his soccer training and games on weekends. His active lifestyle and work-life is a huge credit to him and his positive attitude is forever uplifting and appreciated around Real Fitness. Thanks Coach Nate for the chat and good advice.