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...]