Author Archives: Luke Scott

Group Training is Revolutionising the way you can achieve your goals.

So you’ve decided that you need to step it up a little if you’re going to achieve the goals that you’ve set down for yourself.

You know what you want to achieve, you’ve got a plan of the steps you need to tick off along the way.

Now it’s about going to work to get it done.

We have found year after year that getting the best out of yourself often requires getting the best out of someone else as well.

What do I mean? Well, setting you’re alarm to go off at 5:00am (or before) to get to the gym for a 5:30am session ain’t that appealing if there’s no one there waiting for you is it?

The snooze button is a little more attractive when there’s no one there to keep you accountable. Especially as the mornings get darker, the nights earlier, and both a little colder.

Now this does not necessarily mean that you have to have a drill sergeant trainer there waiting for you at the gym either( although for some can this is certainly a positive). But training with a trainer, with a training partner or even in a group can be one of the most beneficial ways to keep you on track and working toward ticking the boxes as you work towards the bigger goal you have set for yourself.

RevoPT Group Training

Group Training is everywhere these days, and for good reason! From Pilates and Yoga classes, to Powerlifting and Weightlifting gyms, Functional Fitness studios and Group Cycling classes. Everyone is realising that especially when it comes to your fitness the sum is far greater than it’s individual parts.

We have forever been a Personal (predominantly one on one) Training organisation. We began our Group Training program here at RevoPT as a necessity more than anything else, initially anyway, about 6 years ago. We had a very busy and popular trainer need to step aside from his work with us.

He had a huge client load. We were incredibly busy and had to look after all of his clientele without losing any of his hard working clients if possible. So, after a bit of discussion with them all the solution we came up with was to have some of them train together in a group rather than trying to find a short term replacement that may not have been the ideal fit.

We had this group training together a couple of times per week following on from a plan set by their former trainer.

The amazing thing was we started seeing their results improve. Dramatically. This was not a group of untrained individuals. This was a group of hard working, dedicated fitness enthusiasts that had been working on their individual goals for quite sometime.

Together however they were all becoming better. They were more dedicated, more focused on what they were needing to do outside of the gym to achieve success. More engaged in the work at the gym. They were enjoying the whole experience more. They were pushing each other harder and even getting a little competitive, but more than anything, trying to lead by example.

The sum of the parts were definitely greater.

Everyone was starting to build bonds within the group too. Friendship were being forged that are still strong to this day.

In short it has been the most successful change in the way we have run Revolution Personal Training to date.

We feel that Group Training offers something unique no matter who you are.

Group Training can be many different things depending on where and when you train but with us at RevoPT we have some specifics we focus on including:

  • Small class sizes – a maximum of only 12 per class
  • Strength Training – a huge focus for us is getting people strong, no matter what level that start at
  • Coaching – everybody is here to get better
  • Movement, no matter who you are you can move and perform better.
  • Community – Above all, development of our strong community. No one is left behind.

Hopefully this gives you the push you need to seek out your tribe. Find the style of training that suits you. Get involved. Get passionate and most importantly get results!

Want to know more about us and how we do things? Leave us a comment below and we can get in touch.

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If you want to experience all we are about for yourself then here is the perfect way.

The big picture can wait. Do today!

Sometimes it’s easy to be focused on what you have to do to achieve success and conquer your end goal. It’s what gets you excited every morning and springing out of bed to attack the day.

Other times it’s hard work…

So what should we do at times like this?

Some people find the end goal is enough of a motivator to get them up and moving and into the gym on these colder mornings or on the darker nights. For others it starts to break them down.

I have found that the best way to focus on reaching your goals if you’re not the type of person that can just turn up everyday, day in, day out, is to switch your focus.

Start to focus on task mastery rather than purely on your end goal.

Do you find it super satisfying when you get to the end of the week or end of the day even, and you have ticked the ALL of boxes on your to do list? If so then this is for you.

All we need to do is turn your end goal into a series of daily tasks.

Turn the completion of these tasks into one successful week and we are well on our way.

Turn one week into two, two weeks into four and you are on your way on the journey to accomplish your goal.

Say your goal is to run 10k’s in a respectable time of 50 minutes. What do you need to do to achieve that? What are the steps. How many times per week will you need to train to achieve that.

Break that down. Then have the individual tasks on a daily basis become your new goal. Completion of each of these individual tasks throughout the week become your focus.

If you don’t know how to break it down reach out. It’s what I do day in and day out with people and I’d love to help!

If the bigger picture scares you but you are the type of person who loves becoming proficient in something this is the ideal way to do that.

Stay the course and even when things go wrong. Mastery of your daily and weekly tasks can change when you need re-plot the course slightly.

If the course now has to include say rehab work to recovery from an injury or needs to include more speed work to ensure you hit your 50min goal for your 10k run then that can become part of the new bigger picture.

Break the big bits down into little bits, no matter the goal and you will find yourself a lot more focused, centred and able to front up when things are getting tough.

The big picture can wait. Do today.

– Luke

[Case Study] – Why I chose RevoPT – Cara T

We love working with our dedicate passionate and hard working members like Cara.

Cara is the perfect example of how training with us can begin with a specific focus but grow to become so much more.

“It can be about losing weight when you begin but it becomes about so much more. The training in groups drives that.”

We strive to work with individuals to develop there physical and also mental strength, challenging to achieve things they never thought possible.

Our Group Training provides the perfect platform for you to grow as a person as well as develop your physical capabilities.

Who knows, like Cara you may get to meet some pretty cool people who you click with both inside and outside of the gym.

Are you keen to give training in one of our small Group Training classes a go?

Head along to one of our classes for free to see if what we offer is for you.

You can register for a free class here.

You can view our full class timetable and chose a class that suites you best here.

Or download our App to book classes on the go here:

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Just want to jump right into things? You can purchase your two week Unlimited Group Training trial by clicking the link below.

Do it.

Today I wanted to focus on this as a topic.

It’s been constantly popping up for me since my post last Monday.

As I am writing this I am listening to today’s episode of our podcast and once again it’s popping up (you can catch it here if you don’t subscribe).

So what it is? When it all boils down to it there is only one choice at the end of the day if you want to achieve anything.

 There is no I’ll start again Monday. There is no I’ll get to that eventually.

 There is point when you need to just do it.

 When is that point going to be for you?

 Make it today.

The 5 reasons why you’re not reaching your fitness goals… and what to do about it!

We get it. You’re training hard. You’re putting in the time in the gym. You’re sweating it out. But for some reason you’re just not getting the results you want.

What is it?

Is it your metabolism? Your thyroid? That doughnut you had for lunch? Or maybe you have just got big bones?

The chances are realistically it’s not actually any of the above.

I have worked in the health and fitness industry for more than 15 years now and in that time, I have worked with pretty much everyone. From athletes to new mums, to men wanting to shed weight and women wanting to tone up. You name it, I’ve seen it.

The reality is that we have more control over our bodies and our progress  than we give ourselves credit for and most of us simply need a little push in the right direction. Taking help and using the power we have to be healthier will create less frustration for you and  more importantly see you achieve lasting and sustainable results.

I might mention here, that in some instances a genuine medical intervention is required when a dysfunction occurs, but unless that has been determined, it is important to remember that we do have the opportunity to be our healthiest and fittest every day for the rest of our lives and here is how:

1. You’re just not doing enough

So you get to the gym once or twice a week. That’s enough right? What does the rest of your time look like? Sedentary? Bed to car, car to desk, desk to car, car to couch, couch to bed?

If you want to experience genuine change you are really going to need to up the work ethic. Making exercise only a habit once or twice a week simply isn’t enough. Ensure that you are getting in a solid focused exercise session at least three times a week for 45 mins per session to start to genuinely see your body start to adapt. Similarly get moving incidentally! Make movement a habit not an exception.

2. You’re fluffing your way through your sessions and not working hard enough

Are you more interested in scrolling your Instagram feed when you’re training than actually focusing on the work at hand? You want to create results. That requires focused attention, both mind and body. Leave the phone in your bag or better yet, work with a trainer or in a class environment so that you are 100% focused on the task at hand, not the latest cat meme or how you’re looking in the gym mirrors.

3. You’re inconsistent

Did you have a ripper training week last week? What about the one before that? And the one before that? Consistency in your approach to training is one of the biggest factors along with intensity that is going to illicit change.

It is not enough to have focus for one week here and one week there. You need to have a consistent focused approach ongoing if you’re really wanting to get great results and feel better for the rest of your life!

Think about those people that you know that have always just been fit… Do you think it’s a little bit of magic that they were born that way? Or do you think it could have something to do with the fact that they always seem to be consistently prioritizing their health and fitness?

Consistently creating and committing to healthy habits are what is going to have you living your best.

4. You’re eating too much. Full stop.

We look at foods as both type and quantity. Too much is too much. Excess is excess. And junk food is called junk food for a reason.

But I only had a muffin for brekkie… Really? Maybe you’re not eating copious amounts of food but you’re definitely eating too many calories. Specifically the wrong ones.

As Australians we typically eat far too many simple carbohydrates for our activity levels. Higher calorie foods or more simply processed carbohydrates do have their place in our diets at specific times… Well most things at least, definitely not Froot Loops, but generally focusing on eating more whole and real food in smaller portions sizes will help.

You may have heard the old shop on the outside aisles of the supermarket line? It does work. That doesn’t mean you should be eating nothing but toilet paper, but it does mean you should spend most of your time, energy and dollars on real foods like vegetables fruit and lean protein rather than things that are packaged.

5. I needed a rest day.

A rest day here and a missed session there can add up.

I’m all for programmed rest and recovery, but make sure you’re sticking to your schedule. Failing to plan is planning to fail. But failing to stick to the plan can be just as bad.

If your body isn’t up to it one day that’s fine. Acknowledge it and regroup. But don’t let the day become a pattern and get into the cycle of: “I’ll start again Monday…”

For many people Monday never comes.

For some people there might be more than these 5 things holding them back. But for many getting these basics right will have a huge benefit.

Keep it simple. Keep it focused and you will get your body to where you want it to be.

As always. If you’d like some help reach out. It’s why we do what we do.

Want to know a little bit more about us?

Check out the video below.

– Luke

Give training with us a go!

How do you know unless you know?

How do you know you’re making progress? How do you know you’re headed in the right direction? How do you know you’re on track?

Your phone starts ringing. It’s an emergency phone call.

You have to be in Sydney by midnight. Tonight!

You have to drive as you’re taking an emergency delivery to a family member.

Can you make it happen?

Of course you can… With time to spare!

You know your destination. You know your timeframe. You know the way (or at least you know that google maps does). You’ll make it there by dinner time…

So why should any other demanding task or achievement in your life be any different?

You can and should approach your fitness journey in the exact same way.

First, what is your goal?

Now this is an important point. What is your goal. Not what is your end point, but what is your next marker?

You’re not going to drive to Sydney and suddenly decide you’re going to stay after you make your delivery. Think of your fitness journey in the same way.

If you’re goal is to lose 5 kilos or increase your squat to 150kgs know that this isn’t a full stop. Otherwise your hard work will be undone pretty easily. Know that once you reach that goal, or preferably before you reach your goal you need to set the next marker that you need to achieve otherwise progress can stall pretty quickly. We all know the stories of people who have dropped the weight or ran the marathon to only bottom out pretty quickly afterwards.

Give you self a chance to enjoy the spoils of each little victory but refocus quickly. After all before you leave on the trip to Sydney you know that you’ve gotta get your arse back to Melbourne at some point don’t you? Or at lease you’d better. You can only tolerate Sydney coffee for a maximum two days running.

Know that your goal posts can be fluid as well. Swinging by Newcastle for a night shouldn’t be out of the question right?

If your goal is to lose 5 kilos and part of the way there you feel like it is not enough, raise the bar. Alternatively if you find that as the 5 kilos of body fat is starting to melt off you feel like you’re becoming too lean and feel like you need to increase your muscle mass start to shift your focus.

The import thing is that you have markers to measure your performance.

On your drive to Sydney you have a heap of distinct and very measurable markers:How far have you come?How far have you got to go?How much fuel have you got?How much will you need?How fast are you travelling?Is it fast enough for you to meet your objective?Is it too fast and you’re risking getting a ticket?

The point is that it is very easy for you to take a glance and your cars dashboard and the clock and know exactly where everything sits.

Any fitness goal (or life goal for that matter) should be the same.

Break down the big picture into manageable chunks. Know what you need to achieve along the way and by when. Know how much time and energy and work it is going to take. Decide if the work is worth it for you. Do you really want it?

If you don’t know how to formulate this sort of plan get the advice of someone that can help. Find someone that can break down each of the steps for you. Someone that can set the timeframe and workout the markers for you and guide you every step of the way.

Then, when you’re ready to go, get behind the wheel and drive that sucker hard. After all no one else can drive your life but you!

If you need a hand, reach out. I’m happy to help and there’s nothing more I love than seeing people achieve great things. 🙂

– Luke