TRAINING THE ‘SKINNY-FAT’ CLIENT:

With so many of your clients approaching you to help them Skinny Fat Picshed the kilos it’s easy to find yourself focusing your fitness career on ‘that’ word – ‘obesity’. While there should certainly be an emphasis on reducing body fat levels, for some of your potential or actual clients there is a strong possibility that they have actually taken this too far.Introducing the ‘skinny-fat’ client, otherwise known as TOFI – thin on the outside, fat on the inside.

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The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor 3e

As a physiotherapist who works a lot in the fitness industry I have led a slightly different career path to other physios and personal trainers. I have ‘trained the trainers’ for over 15 years and in the early days the students would often ask me ‘What textbook should I buy?’ So, I wrote one. The Essential Guide to Fitness was born in 2005 (ironically the same year I became a ‘Fit Busy Mum’) and is now about to head into its 3rd edition and this time in full colour. So exciting!

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7 Reasons You’re Not Blasting Fat

Not losing the weight you want? Still got that dreaded muffin top (that little bulge that hangs over your shorts)? You could be training every day and still not getting the results. Success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning and commitment.

Here are 7 pretty simple reasons that you may not be getting the results you want.

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4 Minute Flat Abs Workout

‘Flat abs’. What’s that? If it has been a while since you didn’t have that ‘little extra’ hanging over your pants then this workout may be of interest to you. Remember that excess fat usually gets there while you turn a bit of a blind eye but getting rid of it takes a bit of work (yes, you need to sweat).

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Change your life. Change your body.

Are you constantly saying you are ‘too busy’ to exercise? Do I hear you say it’s ‘too hard to find the time’? Or ‘I’m too tired’? I get it. But guess what? Exercise is NOT NEGOTIABLE. It’s time to cut the crap, and I mean all crap (horrible food, horrible people and horrible schedule), out of your life for good. Today.

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Is Cardio Making You Fat?

Yes, you read the title right. Is it possible that those long (let’s face it boring) cardio sessions on the treadmill are making you fatter? Possibly. Now before you rip up your program and head for the couch with a ‘why bother?’ approach let me clarify what I mean. It’s the ‘doing the same old’ that’s one part of the problem. These long, slow steady sessions may not be the most efficient use of your time for fat burning.

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Blast Fat in 30-Minute Workouts!

If you’re spending countless hours on a treadmill pounding away in a steady jog just wishing the fat to melt off you could be wasting your time. While I heavily endorse a daily workout you need to make sure it’s the RIGHT workout for YOUR goals. Around this time of year is when I hear a lot about desires to ‘lose weight’ and get asked frequently ‘How do you find the time?’ when I lead

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The BEST Fat Blasting Workouts!

So you have some fat to trim? Who doesn’t? It’s not hard to get confused by all the crazy nonsense on the Internet claiming a quick fix to the ever-expanding waistline. Schools of thought as to what works and what doesn’t have changed in this area over the past few decades. Where once, long duration, lower intensity exercise was advocated to keep the fat off, this is not the case so much anymore. Don’t get me wrong, if you train for long periods of time you WILL burn lots of energy, and a good deal of that may be fat. But there is no need to spend countless hours at the gym if you follow these three easy rules/tips/steps (call them what you will, just do them):

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