Winter finishes and spring has sprung and all of sudden you notice you have gained some extra weight; your clothes feel tighter and you genuinely feel more sluggish and heavier.
Some may even feel like they’re not in control of their bodies. This can happen more than often. We then see spring has started so we jump on the next quick fix out there, we either starve our bodies to lose the weight quick or exercise the nuts out of our bodies. Although they work, it is about what happens after them. I am not saying a good cleanse is not important for our health, but it is the long-term effect of starving the body, and over training can do long term.
We have many clients who come to Real Fitness as a member of another gym where the culture was about excessive amounts of high-intensity interval training, 8-week weight loss challenges with little-to-no regard for progressive overload and sustainable nutritional changes. They found that they would get fantastic results during challenges but struggle to find a way to maintain them. So, they decided to join Real Fitness to finally make a permanent lifestyle change from an “all-or-nothing” mindset to one that strives for progress over perfection.
Although challenges have their place, at Real Fitness Training our challenges are based around habitual changes because we know if people can change habits, they can change their lifestyle. We would much prefer seeing clients gain the right education and tools, so they can become sufficient in everyday life to not only reach their goals but also maintain their results long term.
There are many different factors that we measure and test to be able to know what suits each individual to reach their goals. This is just some of the factors we focus on body type, quality of sleep and current stress levels. We must remember each of us are blessed with different body types and each body type requires a different style of training to reach their goals. I see too often people just hammering out a high intensity workout but, yet their body type or lifestyle factors requires something completely different. When I ask them if they enjoy those styles of workouts, they say not really, I am extremely exhausted after them, so why do you it? Because I want to lose 10 kgs.
Don’t worry I have been there. CrossFit was my one of them at the time I was pulling out 80 hour working weeks, on top of trying to get to 4 CrossFit sessions a week smashing my body and needing an afternoon nap.
My body fat started increasing, my strength was decreasing and for that time in my life the intensity was way too high for what I actually needed. Now I am working closely with a personal trainer he has taken me off ANY HIIT training or running for now until my sleep is up to scratch and stressed is managed. So instead I am doing strength training 4 times a week and 3 times yoga. As a result, my stress has decreased and my sleep quality has dramatically increased. I feel in control of my body, emotions and eating habits. I DON’T feel like I am stressing about not making a session because I am too exhausted because I feel GREAT and I want to train!
At Real Fitness Training believe in looking at our lifestyles and bodies holistically. Not one size fits all when it comes to your training, wellness and health this has helped our clients understand what was better for them long term. It truly is about looking at your health holistically!
Education is key when it comes to your health.
Next Tuesday 13th November, 2019 I will be exploring the 3 most effective strategies to stay Lean for Life. Mitch and I decided to add in monthly workshops to educate our clients and give them the tools required for long-term sustainable results. We invite you and your friends/family that you believe will benefit from attending this seminar to come along next Tuesday. There are only 10 spaces left so please grab a ticket here