5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer March 30, 2017 Admin

According to the 2011-12 Australian health survey, approximately 70% of Aussie Adults have poor levels of physical activity or an all-together sedentary lifestyle.  If you’re one among these 12 million, you’d do well to know that the perfect prescription for workout (as per the Australian physical activity guidelines) is

2.5 – 5 hours of moderately intense exercise (or 1.25 – 2.5 hours of highly intense workout) per week.

Strength training on at least 2 days out of 7.

Yoga or stretching on recovery days.

While you may exercise alone at home, nothing can beat a gym session under an informed personal trainer. His experience as fitness professional and over a decade of online fitness coaching allows him to tailor the exercise program to suit your health conditions, persona and eagerness for improvement.

Still not convinced? Take a look at the benefits sustained gym activity gives you.

Puts a cap on BMI

A high BMI inflates your chances of becoming a diabetic, having a heart attack or (/and!) being afflicted with cancer. It’s no surprise then, that excessive body weight is the second highest contributor to disease in Australia.

Both cardio and weightlifting speed up metabolism, lead to higher calorie-burn and build you a lean, fat-free, healthy body.  In fact, anaerobic workout is proven to reverse aging-induced loss of muscle mass and strength.

Boosts heart and lung function

Endurance training strengthens your heart, widens its arteries and eases up blood flow. This apart, it also attacks the cholesterol and plaque deposits in your arterial walls and alleviates hypertension.

Periodic aerobic exertion enhance your ability to draw oxygen from the atmosphere, make your breathing more effective and add to lung volume.

Dan Clay, a Gold Coast personal trainer believes 80% of your results are due to diet, with the remaining 20% due to exercise.

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Regulates blood-sugar

Recent years have seen more and more Aussies turning diabetic, with 280 persons being the yearly addition to the pre-existing pool.

When combined with a low-sugar diet, periodic HIIT helps your body effectively use insulin to reduce your blood-glucose levels.

Improves memory and sleep

Continuous physical training activates brain cells which, in turn, endow you with a better memory and a higher intellect. Naturally, your risk of getting old-age diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s is minimized.

Regular workouts ensure ideal working of your 24-hour body clock (AKA the sleep/wake cycle).  You, therefore, sleep well at night and stay active during the day.

Keeps you happy

Physical activity releases endorphins, the ‘happy’ chemicals, in your blood.  This not only elevates your mood during performance in the fitness centre but keeps it upbeat even hours there-after. A HIIT regime, in particular, makes you experience a narcotic ‘high’ and does a better job at keeping away the blues than your anti-depressant pill (sans side-effects!).

Habitual exercise also keeps in check the internal stressors, viz.ly, adrenaline and cortisol; meaning, you don’t worry as much as you used to and, instead, focus on the positives in your life. Visit www.dangerouslyfit.com.au for a full library of fun and effective workout.

Hence, be sure to gift yourself good health under the expert guidance of a qualified personal trainer. You totally deserve it and much more!

Morocan Madness May 23, 2010 by Daisy Thomas (Surfer)

Hey People, Hope the season at home is going off! I have been holding off writing a blog as I have not yet uploaded any photos and as you can imagine Morocco does not have the fastest Internet time but I will give you a wee update now.

So I have started work with two weeks of Roxy Surf Weeks which has been crazy but really enjoyable, I am currently sitting very relaxed after a traditional Hammam and massage which consists of wearing paper underwear, getting scrubbed from head to toe and bathed. It is an incredible feeling and your skin comes out feeling the softest it has been since you were a wee tot. After two weeks of solid days in the sun, sand and ocean it was high time for a good relaxation.

It is interesting being a western woman in a Muslim country, at first I felt very vulnerable and out of my depth but as the days go by my surroundings are more familiar. There are not many women you see around the streets and when they are out and about they are covered from head to toe in their traditional jalabas and as you can imagine a western woman sticks out like a sore thumb but it has been nice covering up trying to fit into the culture.

The surf has not been amazing but its warm and I have been meeting some unreal people. Stay tuned for pics and more updates. Chur

Blown ACL Video… May 20, 2010 by Brad Smeele (Wakeboarder)

Holla Gang, I have put together a new video of the set I had when I blew out my knee… Check it out, you can totally see my knee bend sideways… Ouch!

I am back off to the US in 1 week so I will have some more videos and updates of my progress as I go.. Time for me to leave this country as its starting to get a little to cold for me.

http://www.vimeo.com/11830423
NMD Mountain Dew Blaketown Challenge May 20, 2010 by Mountain Dew NZ
THE RODNEY TIMES WRITE UP!! Keen to get back in action… May 18, 2010 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

So back home again in Kaukapakapa, Auckland waiting to get the okay from my orthopedic surgeon for whether or not I will be able to compete this NZ season and CARALISE MOORE did a wee write up in The Rodney Times check it out…

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/3677335/Christys-keen-to-get-back-in-action

But im sure everyone is buzzing for the season to start!! Not long now!! Fingers crossed ill get to be apart of it – anyone know where to find new collar bones???….

Sled to the Summit PHASE 1 May 15, 2010 by Robett Hollis (Snowboarder)

Hey, Got a quick lil blog up from the start of the sled to the summit series.

The first step to get snowmobiles from the states to NZ is to get them put in crates so they can be put on a boat and shipped.

ENJOY!

LINK: http://www.nzsnowboard.com/articles/762/blog__sled_to_the_summit_phase_1

Golfing in Mexico May 14, 2010 by Robett Hollis (Snowboarder)

New Video!! May 13, 2010 by Brad Smeele (Wakeboarder)

Yo Dew’ds, Check out my new video!!! This is footage from when I was in Texas about a week or so before I blew out my knee.

I am so stoked with it especially considering it was all shot in 2 rides.

Thanks to Adam Burwell and Spencer for filming, Adam again for putting it together, and Jeromy from iwake.com for funding the trip.

http://www.vimeo.com/11644732
Battle of The Bands May 13, 2010 by Kirk Beyer (Surfer)

Its that time of year again! The Wellington Battle of The Bands are about to kick off this weekend with heat one.

Hosted by Zeal, The Battle Of The Bands is a competition for young bands to battle it out. They get 12 minutes to perform 2 original songs to the judges and audience!

So far there are 21 bands entered – If you are in a band its not too late to enter!! If you are keen to head along to watch the competition then Heat one is this friday 14th May, Heat two 21st May and The Finals will be 28th May!

There are great prizes up for grabs! Including Mountain Dew ofcourse, there’s a full fridge on stage!

See you there!!

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