Fitness Coaching and Personal Training

Anthony Gillespie

27/02/2012

What I do on my weekends

Some of you already know that I am pretty motivated to help people and nutrition has always been one of those things that I have desperately wanted to provide serious support on. Even if you train 6 hours a week (3% of the total amount of hours available to you)  which by the way would be a GREAT effort (you can get results with less….but read on) there is still the other 97% of your time that can either make or break what you do. Everyone has heard how you can’t out train a bad diet. Our job, if you train with us is to get in your head enough to impact this other part of your life.  I now have the best system there is for delivering education and programming that will (with your commitment) lead directly to meaningful behaviour change and guarantee improved long term health, function, fat loss and muscle building for life. Sound  good? I am  writing this from Sydney airport after spending the weekend here for a certification in what is known as Metabolic Precision. If you haven’t heard about it, don’t worry you aren’t alone. At this point in the fitness industry there are only a handful of seriously switched on trainers around the country who know it and train it. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that if you are being trained or training yourself for fat loss and you the key principles of MP are being broken then you are missing out on the most complete […]
13/02/2012

Measuring day & BBQ this week

Just a quick reminder. This Saturday, the 18th is your first measuring day opportunity for the year. Remember it is very difficult to improve what you don’t measure. This free service is open to all active personal training and outdoor group training clients and is an important part of being held accountable. We will track what you want to see change in 2012 including girth measurements, skinfolds/body fat% and or photographic change (there will be a serious prize for the client with the most impressive result this year). We will be presenting the best documented photographic change at our Christmas party in December via big screen slide show to a cracking sound track. Who’s brave enough to step up to the challenge? A public statement that you want to make some serious changes this year and a commitment to tracking that change might be just what you need to make this year your best ever. Usually the larger the stakes the more dramatic the action taken. That is just how psychology works. Use that quirk of human nature to your advantage! To be eligible we need 6 months of photos taken by us and this Saturday will be a great opportunity to get your first one. Let us know if you would like to be involved and or that you will be attending the BBQ by filling in the form below. The BBQ is open to all members of Best Practice after the measuring is completed at approximately 11.30am. Bring any friends and family and receive a special free 1 […]
13/02/2012

Priorities?

I came across this quote from the Dalai Lama yesterday. It says it better than anything else I have read or could express in words myself. When asked what he finds really puzzling about humanity, the Dalai Lama answered something like this. “Man. He spends half of his life making himself sick whilst trying to make money and then spends the other half spending that money trying to make himself better”. Better late than never though! But I guess sometimes there isn’t enough money to correct the big problems created from a lack of looking after oneself in the critical years. Think about this. There is a reason why they say put YOUR OWN oxygen mask on first if there is an emergency on a plane. You might think you are putting your family first by working yourself in to the ground and sacrificing all your time but I would say you haven’t thought about that enough yet!
10/02/2012

Killing the carb myth

If you are after the truth then you will know that we are almost fanatically driven to provide it. There is so much misinformation out there it is frightening how easily even a relatively educated person in fitness can get it so wrong. I have been mentioning ‘metabolic precision’ and the system that I will be studying over the coming months. It provides more support for what I studied at university and what I have learned in the real world since. Here is a link to QUALITY information. In a world where personal trainers are popping up all over the place after an 8 week course you can depend on what we do. Check this article out and let me know what you think.
09/02/2012

Indoor sessions

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03/02/2012

Just 2% of your week and the other 23 and a half hours

This is awesome. If you like overwhelming, slap you in the face, drop your jaw type evidence before you believe you should do something then look at this!
03/02/2012

A green light on your food choices?

There is a new app that was brought to my attention by one time employee and still good mate, Jimmy Gillett. Look out for him this year for a big one with the Mayne Tigers but I digress! Any way back to the news at hand. As I understand it, this new app allows you to scan your food whilst shopping and the food label is assessed for how healthy the food is. If it is a red light you are given other choices  that are considered healthier. My fist reaction to this was, ‘if it has a label, chances are it is no good anyway’. Remember the closer you can eat to nature the better. So until they put bar codes on trees you should be right to make good decisions yourself with out an app. But I live in the real world like you and sometimes foods we eat, do in fact come out of a pack so this is a pretty good innovation. Anyway check out this link to find out more information. Also apologies for last week’s link. It should work now.
29/01/2012

Personal workout trainers

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25/01/2012

Exercise the cure all?

Pretty soon I am studying some information that will add dramatically to the service I am building here at Best Practice. It is about major body transformation, using up to date science based principles  that are being utilised for amazing results right now all around Australia. It is called Metabolic Precision and you will want to know more if losing 10+kg’s is on your radar this year. But just to remind you what we currently have – we have a new gym (for those who know what they are doing and like the convenience of our location and the addition of the pool), bootcamp (new in 2012 for those who like the motivation of working with others) and of course personal training (for those who have identified ‘change’ or indeed for our PT members, ‘maintenance’ as their theme for 2012). The link to the article I want you to read today is below. I won’t use the word they use because a million spam blockers will go off but it is an interesting read because it adds weight to the assertion that exercise is indeed the best prescription of them all. exercise the cure all!