How To Overcome Disappointment On The Scales

I’ve had some constructive conversations with the OHPT community recently. It's one of my favourite parts of what I do; getting to know the community I serve beyond the ’lose weight and tone up’ schtick. Something I’ve picked up on is we seem to place a whole heap of stress, frustration, anxiety and disappointment around ‘events’ in our health and fitness journey. By events, as an example I mean: Jumping on the scales; Lifting meets; … [Read more...]

Big Moments Matter

To watch the video on why big moments matter, click here. The Games of the 31st Olympiad have come and gone. I love the Olympics! The athleticism, the story lines, the inspiring moments, the preparation, the history and everything else that we get to experience once every four years. To me, sport has the ability to transcend barriers and differences. Sport can bring people together. We can also learn valuable lessons from Olympic athletes and … [Read more...]

But Why Lift Weights?

"But why lift weights? Why not cardio?" I often get asked this question. Its popularity is on par with: “Should I eliminate [insert latest demonised food group here] from my diet?” (It depends, but probably not); “Where are my abs?” (Where they've always been); "How tall are you?" (6'4"); “Do you even lift?” (That's mean, but yes). I'm often asked why the training programs at Optimal Health Personal Training are based around … [Read more...]

Journey To Optimal Health: 5 Things You Should Know When Getting Started

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~ Mark Twain Never in our history have we had easier and faster access to information. If you search for 'how to lose weight', you will instantly be hit with over 51 million results! Our lives are becoming more instant; we drive to the shops to collect our pre-packed groceries; shopping is done from your lounge room; social interaction is via hand held devices. However, as a general population … [Read more...]

Nothing Beats Starting

I love movies. All types, except horror, are fair game; Action, adventure, thriller, sci-fi, romance, comedy, big budget, low budget, classics, foreign. If done properly, a movie can elicit emotions very few experiences in life can. The whole experience of going to watch a movie at a cinema is a treat these days, with the ‘home cinema experience’ so easily available (and cheaper). Call me old fashioned, the process of taking out a second … [Read more...]