Lefevre Peninsula – So Beautiful

We are so lucky with where we live! So beautiful 

Plus no gym memberships needed. I just spent 30 minutes running down the stairs, 10 x incline push ups, 10 x squats and then running back up again! 

The workouts are limitless.  Get out there team and get it done! You will feel better for it x

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Personal Training North Haven, Taperoo, Osborne, Outer Harbor, Largs, Semaphore, Lefevre Peninsula South Australia

Tips to Stay on Track this Festive Season

The weather is getting warm, the days are longer and the festive season is just around the corner.

A huge part of my healthy living philosophy is balance.  You should eat healthy whenever possible but never feel like you are missing out.  Have dessert and the cider but the most important aspect is to get right back into routine and healthy living where possible.  If you enjoy the exercise you do and the healthy food you are eating, then you won’t be on a diet or a fitness craze.  It will just become your life.  The life you love to live and share with family and friends.

So in addition to the above the 3 tips I would recommend heading into the festive season are –

  1. Drink lots of water.

Water is key.  I ask my clients at nearly every session how is your water intake going.  I’m sure they are sick of the question.  However water assists your digestion to work more effectively.  Also dehydration can disguise itself as huger so making sure you are well hydrated can help to avoid over eating at events.

  1. Stay Active.

It’s easy to full out of routine with Christmas events and being on holidays.  However you need to ensure you still make time to be active.  Exercise has many benefits, improved sleep, improve concentration, better metabolism, just to name a few.  You probably have also heard the old line that Exercise is the most underused anti-depressant.  This is especially important if you’re feeling slight stressed.  Get out in the sun and go for a walk.  Chances are you will feel better for it.  However if your still struggling best to go see a doctor.

Sleep can really impact you metabolism but also your motivation levels.  If your tired you’re less likely to make the effort to food prep and eat healthy or fit a workout into your day. So make sure if you’re having late nights to enjoy the occasional sleep in.

 

I’m look forward to healthy active summer.  Keep this tips in mind when the craziness of Christmas hits x

Be an Inspiration to Others

Let’s be honest, starting to live a healthy lifestyle can have its challenges.  The biggest one is mindset.  Unless you have decided this is what you want to do and are 100 percent committed it may only last a month or just a few weeks.

Once you start within the first few weeks you have more energy, you’re sleeping better, and you’re more passionate and organized with food.  You are glowing with the excitement of changing for the better and best of all you see results in measurements and clothes starting to feel more comfortable which gives you an additional boost in confidence.

So what happens next . . . there are two ways this usually goes.  1. People around you don’t support or take an interest in your new healthy lifestyle and mindset and/or are even negative about it.  It gets you down and you start to feel unmotivated which generally ends up with you stopping and although for a while you feel bad life goes back to the way things were before, lacking energy, feeling slightly down and just a tad blahhh. Or 2. Your friends and family see the amazing changes and hop on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon.  They want more energy and to feel and look healthy as well.

At Sweat and Inspire we have created a community where we praise and encourage each other to be the healthiest versions of ourselves.  Now let’s be clear here …. We are about making healthier choices, reducing salt and sugar but we do not count macros or focus completely on clean eating.  We talk about food that’s good for your soul and how moving will help through those tough days whether it’s that bully at work or illness.  If you only do one thing in your day MOVE!  I can’t stress this enough . . . it can be a mass gym session or a stroll around the block . . . just move!

I am a blessed personal trainer who can say all my clients are motivated and committed. They rock up and go hard.  They also engage with each other in our private TEAM SWEAT Facebook page, sharing ideas, encouraging words, sharing results and being the best support team to each other.  They all inspire and motivate me as well as each other.

Their healthy lifestyle mindset doesn’t end at the private Facebook page as often friends and family join as clients or I hear stories of partners/friends/family losing weight and joining in during home workouts.  As a personal trainer when I hear that family and friends are being encouraging or even stepping up and joining in the sense of relief that this person is now set up to succeed and excitement that this client has been such an inspiration that others now want the same feelings and results.

I encourage buddy sessions however there are negatives and positives to these. The negatives are you lose more workout time during weigh in days, the sessions aren’t all focused on you and sometimes compromises due to ability need to be made.  However the positives outweigh the negatives and these are you have a friend, a buddy who is going to inspire you, who will encourage you to go to each session and go your hardest, who will help you get back on track when you fall off and will quieten the sound of the haters.

I have many buddy sessions each week and there are some pictures below of family’s, couples, mothers and daughters, friends who work hard together to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.  So if you want to do one thing this week for yourself.  Grab a friend and go for a walk, maybe lock it in for a weekly catch up.  You never know who you will inspire x

X Shelly

Keep It Real | Happy and Healthy

I like to keep it real. I’m a personal trainer who works in a corporate job, has a young family and a busy social life.

I am not a personal trainer who spends everyday in the gym, who counts my macros and competes in body building comps.

My personal goal is to be happy and healthy for my family. To find balance with my work, family, friends, nutrition and exercise in an incredibly busy day to day environment.

I understand life doesn’t always go to plan, that you hate rye bread and want to know the next healthy alternative, that exercising an hour a day is actually mission impossible most of the time.

What I want for all my team is to be the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. To make easy, simple lifestyle changes they enjoy to achieve this.

I hope for everyone reading this that 2017 is an amazing year filled with happiness doing what you love x

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