12

Dec

Lazy Sunday @ Luna Park

Good Morning, hope you enjoyed a sleep in this morning and are prepared for a fun filled, action packed afternoon in St Kilda to cap off your lazy Sunday.

So if you have nothing to do this afternoon get some friends & family together head on down to Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park in St Kilda where you can enjoy an afternoon full of rollercoasters, thrill rides, dodgem cars and all sorts of carnival fun and get your heart racing with a little bit of an adrenalin boost.

After you have had all of your fun you can also relax in one of St Kilda’s parks with a picnic/BBQ followed by a cheeky ice cream.

Hope you have a great day!

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….Christmas Countdown 13 sleeps to go!!!!

5

Dec

Body Trim Diet- what’s it all about?

Over recent years there has been lots of information about many new diets and nutrition options. Today we are going to look at one of these diets, the Body Trim program.

Body Trim has been touted as a revolutionary weight loss system which educates you on how to lose weight quickly, easily and naturally without the aid of pills, tonics or shakes. It is an educational program, which is designed to help you understand how to eat, and guarantees permanent weight loss. It will also help to eliminate cravings, stop weight loss plateaus, convert your body into a fat burning machine, show you a permanent long term solution to weight loss, and increase your energy levels. It has been designed by Geoff Jowlett (former Personal Trainer of the year), along with dieticians and doctors.

The program is based around the 3 W’s – what to eat, when to eat and why. It promotes being able to still enjoy the foods you love, while being easy to follow and understand, and is tailored to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

The entire premise of this program is to consume 6 meals a day: 3 main meals and 3 protein snacks. The program is broken down into 3 phases:

Phase 1- This is a 3 day carbohydrate-free phase, where you are essentially detoxing. You are only allowed to consume protein for the entire 6 meals and there are many options provided to you to choose from.

Phase 2 – This is the weight loss phase and is targeted towards your personal weight loss goals. This phase is continued until you reach your ideal weight and allows you to eat 3 main meals (consisting of protein and salad or vegetables (not potatoes or starchy options), and 3 protein based snacks. You are allowed to consume 1 slice of bread for breakfast or lunch only. This is followed for 6 days and then you are given a free day. This is where you are allowed to eat whatever you like (within reason, watching your fat and sugar intake). After these 7 days you continue the cycle again, with Day 1 being a protein only day and days 2-6 mainly protein and vegetables.

This diet focuses primarily on what you eat, not on strenuous exercise; however, they recommend you must complete 10,000 steps each day (including a 30 minute walk).

Overall, this program has received very positive reviews from people who have taken up the offer and adopted this new way of life.

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5

Lazy Sunday @ Getting Prepared for Christmas

Good morning, hope you are enjoying the change of weather and the sunshine we are getting. Today for your lazy Sunday as it is the first weekend of December get yourself into the festive spirit and get yourself prepared for Christmas.

Check out the Christmas Cave on the corner of William & Franklin St, it is Australia’s largest Christmas store and has everything you will need to get your house decorated as though it belongs in the North Pole, from bon bons to lights, stockings and decorations your are sure to find everything you need.

After you finish up there, get your exercise on and walk down to Burke St and check out the Myer Christmas windows and grab a bit of lunch while you’re down there.

Finish the day off by heading out to your nearest Christmas tree farm and picking out your own Christmas tree.

Hope you enjoy your day getting into the festive spirit!

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1

Dec

Exercise Myth Busters #40

Six-pack Abs = heaps of crunches

Doing repeated crunches and abdominal exercise will help you to improve your abdominal strength and develop ‘six-pack Abs’. HOWEVER if there is a dense layer of fat over your abdominal area you will not be able to visually see the results of all of your abdominal work. To tone your stomach muscles you must first reduce your body fat by exercising well and eating right. Once you have sufficiently reduced your body fat levels you will be able to enjoy your ‘six pack abs’. But just crunches alone will not be enough to bring out your washboard body. Besides keeping your abs/core properly engaged throughout a regular strength training workout will give you a better abdominal training session than just performing loads of sit ups.

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28

Nov

Lazy Sunday @ Revolution’s Movember Group Session

Good morning ladies & gentlemen, for your lazy Sunday this week I have something pretty special for you. While I know it is breaking the tradition of a relaxing Sunday a little and may not exactly be lazy but it is for a great cause so get yourself  down to Aberfeldie Park, Maribyrnong at 9am this morning for our Movember fundraising group training session and get a great workout, have some fun and show your  support for this great cause with all funds going to the help support the great work the Movember Foundation does.

You will also be able to see just how terrible the Revolution teams moustaches are looking.

For all the info and meeting details for the group training session have a look at the events page on our website.

We look forward to seeing you there.

22

Nov

Man Up Monday Personal Fitness Training 20

Well it looks as though Summer is starting to warm up with some high temperatures expected in Melbourne through out the next few days. What better way to enjoy the sunshine than to get outside and get stuck into man up monday workout.

For todays session we will be doing some shuttle runs. So get on down to one of Melbourne’s sunny parks and set up some cones or objects 10m apart for 50m.

The workout will be a shuttle run (start to 10m cone, back to start, up to 20m cone, back to start etc) completed as fast as possible.

Once you have completed the shuttle up to the 50m cone have a 60 second rest.

Repeat this until you have done 9 sets of the shuttle. After every 3rd set take an extra minute break if you feel as though you need it.

Good luck and remember to slip, slop, slap in the sun.