If you have been following me on Facebook and Instagram (hint: if you aren’t, it is probably a good idea to go there now!), you will see that I am doing yet another self experimentation with food. Some might call it self denial on a silly scale or a left over from an overly strict catholic upbringing, where suffering was seen as a virtue – might be some truth in that! Okay, it may be overstating it by using the term ‘suffering’, but here is what I am doing and I will let you be the judge. For 30 whole days (it’s called the ‘Whole 30’ so it makes sense!), I am not consuming alcohol, added sugar or sweetener in any form, grains, dairy, legumes or vegetable oils or a bunch of other specified nasties that you wouldn’t believe are regularly added to our food. And I guess here’s the point. All the rules around the Whole 30 are based on limiting foods and additives that have been linked to various disease processes in the body stemming from inflammation. We have all seen or heard the concept that all our health problems are linked to inflammation, as in caused by it, not in response to something else. I am currently reading the book(s) on it and it is very interesting indeed. The pair who wrote it have their credentials in the field of nutrition but they aren’t researchers or world renowned experts by any means. Some critics have called them nothing more than master marketers but I am reserving judgement […]
We pride ourselves on being of what I call the future of personal training. What I mean by this is the departure from the old school, ‘do what I say or else’ type dogma. You know the image I am talking about, trainer in tracksuit with whistle around his or her neck, military flavoured haircut with square jaw beneath, barking orders staccato style. We are more the confidante and coach meeting you where you are at, changing plans if you turn up with an unexpected issue, be it physical or mental, listening more than talking, adapting. So quick quiz. You decide. Intelligent personal training or….not? 65 year old with knee issues doing aggressive box jumps? Large group of people, with a mixed level of training experience all doing the same exercises in a circuit type set up? Client turns up late. Trainer pushes client straight in to a high intensity move so as ‘not to waste time’ I think you guessed the answers! Best Practice Personal Training. Working hard to earn the title of Brisbane’s best personal trainers.
Heavy subject line I know. But sometimes a bit of harsh reality is needed to spark action. The life of a health and fitness influencer is all about that – stimulating the beginning and then the continuation of the medicine we all need – movement! There is a strong message and promotion of “extreme exercise” bursting from the fitness industry’s marketing channels. Best Practice Personal Training, arguably the best personal trainers in Brisbane 🙂 are advocates of a more conservative approach . We are attempting to break through the noise to get to the vast majority of our society not attracted to box jumps with a barbell on their back (oddly enough!) who don’t exercise regularly but know they should. A lone voice in the wilderness is us – Move well first then move a bit more we cry! This is the first action and order of events in my humble opinion. Waiting for inspiration, i.e. starting with the head can be a long and sometimes fruitless wait. I have heard time and time again – “I eat better when I start exercising” “I feel mentally stronger when I exercise” “My performance in everything improves when I exercise”. So, big question. What are we waiting for? Life comes and life goes, what will you (be able) to do with the in-between bit? What will you see when you look back? Ok enough contemplation, start small and go for a walk already!