Aussie Fit Sport Team Fitness – Mackie’s Goal….

Mackie, our much loved Corporate Watchdog and Beach Towel Model, has a fitness goal for 2012.

She wants to take advantage of the beautiful Gold Coast beaches and creeks and join in the family fun with swimming and stand up paddleboarding. But she has a slight fear of water and swimming.!!

So to help overcome this she is jumping aboard her Mum’s SUP, totally trusting that Mum will keep her safe and dry while she works on this goal.

And all was going to plan……….

…….. until a slight wave put Mum and Mackie in the drink!

But as you can see Mackie found her swim stroke and easily made it to shore! In fact she seemed to love it because she got right back on the SUP to go out again – even with her Mum!

Fear conquered and much more confident in the water!!.

What is your fitness goal for 2012?

Remember whatever it is, make sure it’s realistic and achievable, because this will keep you motivated to achieve your goal.

It may be as simple as taking 10,000 steps a day!

It’s a New Year and we’re on a fitness challenge……

So it’s a New Year – a time for setting new goals!

And improving fitness and health are a big focus for many including the Team at Aussie Fit Sport. So we are going to let you in on what we are doing and how we are going in our challenges.

We would also love to hear from you – your goals and successes and even the hiccups along the way!

Aussie Fit Sport Team Fitness

Diana wants to improve her core and upper body strength. At the moment she struggles with unloading product when it arrives on containers. She wants to be able do her fair share so the team don’t pay her out!

So she has taken up Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) which is great for upper body and core strength. Her goal is twice a week for 60-90min sessions. And Mackie (she’s our Beach Towel Model and Corporate Watchdog!) has decided to come along for the ride because she has a goal too……..but that’s our next post!

We would love to hear about your goals and what you’re doing so please post on our Facebook wall or in the comments – https://www.facebook.com/aussiefitsport.

Cheers

The Aussie Fit Sport Team

Fit Gifts for Christmas

We have bundled up some great gifts to put under the tree this Christmas and they are coming to you at a special price, gift wrapped and shipped for free! Check out our Hot Products at the top of the page or our Special Offers.

How Are We Doing?

We’re always trying to get better and better here at Aussie Fit and have implemented a survey for customers as they purchase items online.

If you do happen to buy online we’d be delighted if you completed the survey.

Thanks if you can help out.

Cheers

Diana and the team

You. Just. Do. It

Mia Freedman, the editor and publisher of mamamia.com.au, secret motivation to exercise is “You. Just. Do. It.”.

She suggests that quite simply there is no motivation to exercise for her. That, infact, the urge to exercise does not happen!

Exercise has to become a routine part of your day – just as cleaning your teeth, showering, getting dressed and kissing the kids goodbye is. It’s not negotiable!

She suggests that the predictabilty and sameness of exercise makes it more likely to happen. YOU. JUST. DO. IT.

It’s a great article and you can click on this link to read more – http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbeing/heres-the-secret-to-motivation/

 

Is your training making you feel like burnt toast?

Is your training making you feel like burnt toast, ready to crumble from the drudgery of training and the pressure of competing?

If this is how you’re feeling then you are probably suffering from burnout which is a common occurrence in athletes and sports people of all ages.

Burnout in sport is often defined as a physical and emotional exhaustion which leads to sport reduction and reduced athletic achievement.

Probably the worst outcome is that it can cause you to drop out of sports altogether which has important life long health consequences.

The good news is that burnout is preventable. It also takes time to develop so if detected early it can be nipped in the bud.

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“Honey – I’ve engorged the kids”

Statistics show that obesity in children in Australia is increasing at an alarming rate with current data indicating 20-25% of Australian children are overweight or obese.

The primary cause of obesity is an energy imbalance. This occurs when there is an intake of high energy foods, combined with a low level of exercise or a sedentary lifestyle.

As a mother of a teenage boy, who is very active and constantly craving high calorie snacks, I have been at fault of providing him donuts or chips on a regular basis to fill up the calorie void. And this usually happens when he has helped me with the weekly shopping!!! It’s quick, easy and stops the arguments at the check out.

 But this is not helping him on so many levels. Firstly, he is not overweight, but he is learning that these foods are a regular item, not an occasional treat. They are foods that have no real nutritional benefits to his growing teenage body.

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Summers coming – we’ll get you ready with a great offer!

While your heart rate monitor and pedometer are going to help you get ready to get into your cozi (that’s Aussie for swimmers) , there’s more you can do then getting fit and toned for those summer days at the beach.

This month we are offering you our super dooper beach towel for $19.99 – that’s a 50% discount.(Website orders only). 

This is a great saving and don’t forget if your order is over $35.00 we will ship to you for free too!

Ultra absorbent and fast drying, in five fashion colours, our beach towels will look and be great for your day at the beach. They also have an exceptional pocket which is designed to store your keys and sunscreen while at the beach and then slips over your car seat for your trip home in wet togs…….or for your wet dog!

 

So take advantage of this special offer today and get yourself ready for summer.

 

Cheers

Diana

Why Use A Heart Rate Monitor

Dr Pete (that’s him on the left) has just written an article on why you should use a heart rate monitor – and you don’t have to be an elite athlete to get great benefits!

Why Use A Heart Rate Monitor – Efficiency & Effectiveness

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to wear a heart rate monitor!

That’s right – heart rate monitors are not just for serious athletes!

They are for anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness. You might want to train for a 10k race, lose some weight, keep up with the kids or beat your mate up the stairs at work. A heart rate monitor can give you the confidence that you are working at the right intensity to achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Monitor Your Level Of Fitness

Heart rate monitors are not gimmicks or fads – they are important tools that provide ….click here for full article.

What Are You Waiting For?

Think about something you’ve always wanted to do and give it a shot.

It might be:-

  • Bike to work
  • Give up sugar
  • Play with the kids more
  • Start a journal
  • Do 10,000 steps a day

Whatever it might be, Matt Cutts suggests that you try it for 30 days.

His short, light hearted video offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.