Posts Tagged ‘bootcamp’

Succeed Client – Everyday Hero

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

As most of you know I also had a little boy that I almost lost at birth just over a year ago.

We have one of our clients doing The Canberra Times Fun Run this year and will be dedicating her run to:

The Miracle Babies Foundation through everyday hero.

Our client Rosy, had an amazing little boy born at 25 weeks (he is now a very healthy 2 1/2 year old), here is what she had to say:

“As most of you know, my son Angus was born premature at 25 weeks and is now a healthy 2 ½ year old.  If it wasn’t for the care he received and the amazing medical equipment, I believe that he wouldn’t be here with us today. So for us, every day is a celebration of life. I have decided to celebrate both Angus’ life and my newly found healthier life by dedicating my run in the Canberra Times Fun Run to all premature and sick newborns and raising money for The Miracle Babies Foundation through everyday hero.” Rosy

“Since recommencing Boot Camp with Succeed in May 2010, I have gone on to improve my fitness and lose nearly 20kgs in the process. Putting it into a more visual perspective, when I first started, I was pushing a size 24 and yesterday I brought a dress, for the Succeed Charity Ball that was a size 16 ( very exciting moment). I would like to really thank the Succeed team for getting me into shape and starting off the fundraising with a very kind donation for me, thank you, Rosy”.

Here is the link if you would like to help me raise some funds (there are also some images of my little man):

http://www.everydayhero.com.au/rosaria_molnar

 

Rosy

Do you Want a Flatter Stomach?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Here it is guys the latest Succeed Online Fitness Magazine full of great info for you for you read, feel FREE to pass this onto anyone that may be interested:

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Enjoy the read everybody, we hope to see you back to Boot Camp soon..

The Succeed Team

Do you want to be Sick Less Often?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The evidence is clear – regular exercise is good for you!

And not only is it good for you, but doing it regularly and consistently will have a positive effect on many areas of your life.  No more clearly can this be shown but in the workplace.

sick-personDo you want to get sick less often? Do you want more energy? Would you like to be more confident? Would you like to be able to handle stress better? Would you like to give yourself more opportunities for promotions?

Countless studies have proven that being fit and healthy will result in more energy, superior ability to focus clearly and more effective ways to manage stress levels. Now wouldn’t that make life a lot easier?

By improving yourself in these areas alone, you may be able to counter your weaknesses, and eliminate those factors that may be stopping you from getting that promotion, from gaining recognition and taking on more responsibility, from having the chance to earn a higher salary or improve your living standards!

Participation in a work-based exercise program can greatly increase job satisfaction and help to counter boredom and complacency. It can also encourage other positive health-related behaviour, such as quitting smoking or weight loss.

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated – it just needs to be regular. The following are some examples of how exercising can be made easier:

– organise fellow staff members for lunch time sporting games – touch football, soccer, volleyball, cricket
– start a walking/running club at lunchtimes
– participate in a workplace fitness program
– join a local health club
– hire a Personal Trainer

Regular exercise, combined with sound dietary habits, WILL make a difference in many areas of your life, especially in a place where you spend a large chunk of your time – in the workplace!!

We have discounted memberships for Succeed Boot Camps right across Canberra for the month of March & April, simply click here and email us..

Why Boot Camps Work

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Why Boot Camp Are So Effective for Fatloss

•functional movements and exercises that burn more calories and fat

•boost fitness levels quick.

•They Challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally which is key for long term results

•Hold you accountable for showing up and for giving 110% when you’re there.

•Include different workouts everytime you train and are of course fun and interesting.

•Are full of other highly motivated people who encourage and motivate you.

•Boot Camp will Push you to go past your comfort zone while staying safe.

•It will Address all aspects of fitness including cardio, strength, and flexibility.

•Set achievable fitness goals that contribute to weight loss and fat loss.

•We can address healthy eating and metabolism boosting strategies.

•Are more affordable than one on one personal training.

•Can be modified for people of all levels.

If you are considering on starting on your road to fitness, then why not let Australia’s Personal Training Business of the Year help you out.

To book your FREE session simply email admin@ succeed.com.au today

Do You Know Anyone Like This?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? lounge

 The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body.

However, what most people don’t realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health. Scientific research has clearly determined that although it is unhealthy in general to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.

Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.

Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is that it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into your body on a consistent basis.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP priorities! There’s just no way around it. Besides, a side effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly see those sexy six pack abs that everyone wants.

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? The first thing you must understand is that there is NO quick fix. There are NO pills or supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal fat faster. Also, none of the gimmicky ab rockers, rollers, or ab belts will help get rid of abdominal fat either, they are all a crock of s@#*. You can’t spot reduce your stomach fat by using any of these worthless contraptions. It simply doesn’t work that way.

The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a properly designed exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body and a nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods. Both your food intake as well as your training program are important if you are to get this right.

I’ve actually even seen a particular study that divided thousands of participants into a diet-only group and an exercise/diet group. While both groups in this study made good progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined group.

Now the important thing to realize is that just any old exercise program will not necessarily do the trick. The majority of people that attempt getting into a good exercise routine are NOT working out effectively enough to really stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see this everyday at the gym.

Most people will do your typical boring cardio routines, throw in a little outdated body-part style weight training, and finish up with some crunches and side bends, and think that they are doing something useful for reducing their abdominal fat. Then they become frustrated after weeks or months of no results and wonder where they went wrong.

Well, the good news is that I’ve spent over 15 years researching this topic, and applying it “in the trenches” with myself as well as thousands of my clients to see what works to really stimulate abdominal fat loss the best.

The entire solution… all of the nutritional strategies, as well and training sequences, exercise combinations, and more have all been compiled in my Succeed Boot Camp 12 week program.

The main point of this program is showing you the absolute most effective strategies for losing your stubborn abdominal fat, so you can get rid of that dangerous health risk, as well as get a flatter more defined midsection.

If you follow the guidelines in our program, you WILL lose your belly fat that has been plaguing you for years. This is not guesswork… it is a proven system that works time and time again for all of my clients that actually apply the information I teach. If you apply it, the results will come. It’s really that simple.

The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months, they abandon their good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fat in the first place.

We want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS, but you to be prepared to do the work it takes!!

So if you are up for it, or want to prolong your life, then why not head to a Succeed Boot Camp session for a FREE trial and start on the journey to change TODAY….

Click here to email us for a Boot Camp in Canberra near YOU!!!

Do you Truly Enjoy Working Out?

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Are you truly enjoying your workouts?

Yes I realise you’re probably already doing some form of interval  training, but what kind of RESULTS are you getting?

And when is the last time you did an interval training workout where you thought ‘man, that was really fun’?”

Trust me, you CAN have fun, fast, proven, and powerful interval training workouts.

Yes there are a few problems with Interval Training

1) Intervals can stop working if you do the same thing over & over

You MUST switch up your interval training every few weeks, the wider the variety the better the results.

If you continue to do the same interval workouts, you’re results will slow down to a crawl.

So if you’re doing intervals and you’re stuck at a fitness or fat loss plateau, then it is time for a new interval workout.

2) Intervals can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing

Jumping into an advanced interval program on the treadmill or with kettlebells is a bad idea. That’s why you need to start safely.

However, most people don’t realize that even beginners can do interval training if they get a professionally designed program.

Fortunately, if you come to a Succeed Boot Camp, you will get the variety and a professional program each time.

3) You don’t know what else to do for intervals

Okay, great, now you know that you need to do a different interval program every few weeks, but what are you to do?

Well, the great news is that there are hundreds of ways to do intervals.

You can do the tabta, aerobic & aneareobic intervals, 30-30 method, it really is endless

There is absolutely no reason you should ever be bored of interval training or wondering what type of intervals you should do next.

BUT WAIT…One more problem: You don’t want to join the gym and learn how to use the fancy equipment

Most people think you need a treadmill or bike to do interval workouts, but that can’t be further from the truth.

Did you know that the most effective and efficient way to burn body bodyfat, increase muscle tone and stength is under you??

Yes that is right it is under you!!!

Answer: your own body weight!!!

This is why the Succeed Boot Camp Business has been one of Australia’s most successful fitness companies for years, we understand interval training and the best way to use your body.

Across the world Boot Camps and functional fitness models are taking over.

Fact: Boot Camp classes have climbed into the top 10 ways in the world to train as at Dec 2010 & functional fitness training (Crossfit & Boot Camp) is also in the top 10.

Both these are the highest climbing fitness trends for 2010.

Here is a bit of Boot Camp footage:

http://www.succeed.com.au/2010/09/canberra-bootcamp-with-shannan-ponton/

and here is where you can find out more:

http://www.succeed.com.au/ 

SO don’t forget here at Succeed we are about to start our 2011 program and NOW is the time register. Simply email Leanne to book in and pay:

E: admin@succeed.com.au
P: 0487 223 322

Canberra Bootcamp with Shannan Ponton

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Hey all,

Well with Spring fast approaching and finally some warmer weather it si time to get yourself outside and enjoy it.

With a bit of light in the early mornings we will be heading outdoors in a few weeks for a new season of Spring Bootcamp, but places are strictly limited so register today to avoid missing out.

Simply email admin@succeed.com.au and put your name down today…

Here is a bit of footage from Shannan Ponton doing a Bootcamp Canberra session recently:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwanNERyp0spd12345

Don’t forget only limited spaces for Spring Bootcamp Canberra!!!

Register today at: admin@succeed.com.au

Don’t Leave it too Late…

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

What are the common mistakes people make about setting those goals in spring – weather’s getting warmer and they panic and want to lose weight too fast etc?

• People try to go onto any ‘fad diet’ they can get their hands on, nothing beats clean healthy unprocessed foods. We have so much variety of fresh fruit and veggies at this time of year
• People start out to hard too fast with the training and end up getting injured. Pace yourself and build into the program.
• Most leave it too late… make the start NOW to make it all easier to achieve your fitness goals
 
What are ideal kinds of physical activities/exercise for spring here in Canberra?

• Anything outdoors. It is a beautiful time of year for outdoor training of any description (Boot Camp, running groups, bike riding, tennis etc)
• An movement will get the natural endorphins running and the desire to do more will increase naturally.
• Look for things that you as an individual enjoy ( too many to list here)
• Ideally you have a mix of some sort of strength training for healthy muscle tone, bone density and to aid in burning up unwanted bodyfat, along with a variety of cardiovascular training to help ward off any unwanted diseases, increase heart and lung health and of course burn up the fat.

How important is it to find an activity you actually enjoy?

• It is vital to find something you enjoy. If not you will get bored or frustrated very quickly and end up giving up ( as it is only about 7 – 9% of the population will make a start to a Spring Fitness Regime. Then only about 3 – 5% will stick to it), so it is vital to find activities that you enjoy to prolonge your fitness endevours.

What are the pros and cons of exercising with a friend?
Pros
• Accountability to that friend
•  more fun exercising with a friend
• Push each other harder
• Brings out the competitive spirit
Cons
• Reliability (having to meet them and they don’t turn up)
• May not train as hard as you do
• Might be more of a distraction/hinderance than help to your training
• Different levels of fitness (you might have to wait for them or vise versa)
8. How can people stay motivated to be physically active?
• Pretty much all the points above
• But people really need to find something they enjoy. Over time it will become a habit for them and they will just make it part of their busy life and schedule.
• Set your training around a time that is suitable. Don’t set the alarm for 5am if you are not a morning person, because you will be just kidding yourself and fall off the wagon quicker than you got on!!
• Join a group of likeminded people in your area. You will be more likely to stay physically active if you are with a group of people that are also working on the same goals.

Do you Need Cardio?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Do You Really Need “Cardio” Workouts?

What is more effective?? Doing cardio workouts or weight training for losing fat…
 
In this post I am hoping to get you thinking differently, and trying new things.

Do you really need cardio training to get lean and in great shape?

Most fitness trainers, weekend warriors, or anyone trying to get in shape or lose body fat, consider it a fact that they need “cardio” exercise to burn up their fat and attain their these goals. They would never even question it.

In fact, you may be surprised to know that some of the leanest people I know (men and women), NEVER do any type of normal or traditional cardio. And I’ve spent over 15 years working out in various gyms in Australia, and hanging out with athletes of all sorts, so I’ve seen it all.

I will say that there can be a place for low-moderate level cardio for really overweight or deconditioned people, but even in those cases, there can be more effective methods.

What do most see “Cardio” as?

Most people would consider cardio to be riding to knowhere on a bike, or running on a treadmill, or cruising on an elliptical strider, while watching the TV screen at their state of the art gym. This is what I call “traditional cardio”. No wonder the majority of people get bored with their workouts and give up after a couple months without seeing results. On Average about 70% of people that take out a gym membership never use it more than a dozen times in a year.

But, “cardio” exercise can be considered any type of exercise or activity that strengthens the cardiovascular system. To keep it simple, if it gets your heart pumping, and gets you huffing and puffing, it’s cardio. I don’t care if you’re holding dumbbells or a barbell and everyone calls it a weight training exercise…it’s still conditioning your heart.

Let’s take a look at a couple examples:

 Take a barbell  clean & press for example (of which many of you have seen me do plenty of), which involves lifting a barbell from the floor up to shoulders, then push pressing overhead. And listen up ladies, because even though this is usually seen as a manly exercise, it doesn’t matter if you’re not lifting 100kg; if 15kg is challenging to you, then you will still benefit just as much.

At first glance, most people think of the barbell C&P only as a weight training exercise or strength exercise. However, I challenge you to do a hard set of around 15-20 reps on the C&P. If you used a challenging enough weight, what you’ll find is that your heart rate is probably up to about 80-90% of your recommended max (get a HR monitor and try it), and you are huffing and puffing like you just ran a 100-meter sprint (which by the way, sprinting kicks the crap out of jogging any day if you want the easiest way to lose the flab).

Try the same thing for a set of 20 reps of one-arm swings with each arm with a kettlebell or dumbbell, and tell me your legs aren’t burning, heart racing, and you’re gasping for breath. How about trying 5 minutes straight of bodyweight squats, lunges, and pushups with no rest. Again, notice your heart pounding, sweat pouring off of you, and chest heaving for breaths!

Try and tell me you’re not conditioning your heart with this style of training!

Conventional trainers and thinking says that these are weight training or strength training exercises. However, they are fulfilling your cardio workout needs as well (saving you time!).

Not only do you save time, but you strengthen and condition almost every muscle in your entire body with these full body functional movements if you do them with enough intensity…some thing that can’t be said for that boring stationary bike ride or treadmill jaunt while reading or watching TV.

Gone are the days of the boring 90 minute gym sessions. Doing one set and talking to your mates for three minutes before you do your next set. If you can sit and talk you are not training hard enough!

Work hard, get in, get out and see the fat just melting off you..

So what do I recommend??

Group sessions like: Boot Camp, Crossfit, Boxing, or find a very experienced trainer in your area to help you out with a program.

For those in Canberra that have never tried a session, you can come for FREE to one of our Boot Camps and get a feel of what it is really like. For the month of August we have $50 off our Boot Camp program so why not make it NOW to make the change?

Simply go to the contact us section above and leave your email and location.

Scott Williams

The Cardio Debate

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

One of our great debates in the fitness industry still rages on:

 ‘You need to do cardio to lose weight’ runners-on-a-tready

 If you’re sceptical that you can get results without doing cardio, then you need to read this…

 My advice (and this works with excess protein intake as well)…

 “Just cut back on the cardio a little bit each week until you realize that doing less doesn’t actually slow your fat loss progress.”

 In fact, if you replace it with harder shorter intervals, I’ll bet you that will get more results than you would sticking to the long distance cardio. Want to see for yourself? If so, then  sign up for a month of Personal Training with one of our Personal Trainers or one of our Boot Camp programs doing short intervals only, and I guarantee your body shape will change or I will give you your money back…

 Most people don’t realize that you can’t expect to get different results by doing the same thing over and over again, but people are afraid of change. They’d rather keep on running for 45 minutes and not lose weight than try something different that pushes them out of their comfort zone a little bit for as little as 20 minutes and see the fat melt away.

 My personal opinion, people stick with cardio because it is easier mentally & physically to go for a jog or use the strider compared to doing real burn fat workouts that can change your body (such as the Succeed burn fat fast workout (due out soon), bodyweight exercises, and interval training).

 Taking the easy way out does NOT work.

 And it’s boring.

 Succeed’s NEW “burn fat fast workout” training program will be available online soon. It will be a complete training program available for purchase online that will transform your body.

I have been trialling this method of training for the past four months and have lost over 8kg of Bodyfat so far…. and I haven’t ran longer than 25 minutes in any session.

Still got a bit to go.. here is my target – vince-del-monte

 Stay tuned!

 Scott Williams

Succeed Personal Training