Ah my old friend Google how I love you so. You help me when I need to figure out who the voice of Elsa in Frozen is (Kristen Bell) or when I need to know why I keep killing my indoor plants (not enough sunlight) and even when when I need to find the capital of Botswana (Gaborone - I mean who knows that?)
Understanding these incorrect movement patterns can take time. And not being a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist means that us coaches need to work within our scope to help clients move better, safer and stronger.
Before I found Treign I was actively searching and waiting for a gym like ours to open up. My first thought when I stumbled across our Instagram page wasn’t that I wanted to coach here (okay so it was my second) but was that I wanted to train here.
Going all out at the gym everyday for a week then burning out and not going for a month isn't going to make fitness a part of your lifestyle, nor is it going to get you the 'results' that you're looking for.
How you face an injury says a lot about how you show up in other areas of your life. If your broken toe is stopping you from bench pressing then you’ll probably pack up and head home as soon as something gets hard at work or in a relationship…
We instructed our girls to fail the last rep of their last set. Yep, as in with a loaded bar. The heaviest weight they’d lifted that session. Why? So they know how it feels. And why should we know how failure feels? Well I'll let my friends explain it for you..
“We are on a rock travelling around 1 of 100 billion stars. Our species is 1 of over half a billion that have ever existed. Our chances of being born are about 1 in 400 trillion. You're not special, but you are fucking lucky. Enjoy your amazing life. You'll never exist again.” - Ricky Gervais
Look back and try and find the moment where you first decided you needed to lose weight. Was it something someone said, a magazine you read or movie you saw? How old were you? Now think about how many years it has been since that first moment. How many years have you been telling yourself that same story again and again?
Have you purchased your 8 week challenge bundle? The challenge has a start date and that date is getting closer and closer. Summer bodies are made in Winter and it’s Winter now so if you miss out on this challenge you’ll have to wait till the Spring challenge and by then IT’S TOO LATE!
It’s a hard truth. May sting a little to read. But in all honesty, we are not the type of coaches that are interested in having to hold your hand through life and convince you that training is important and you need to drink your water and eat your veggies. You already know that’s what you need to be doing.
When you’re given a chance to head to Byron Bay for a long weekend with your boss, colleagues and partners, you do it. The clarity you can get from removing yourself from your everyday is pretty powerful. You’re out of your normal routine, and therefore away from the same stories you tell yourself each day.
But once again, 6 months later you’re still the same old you. You’ve tried all of these different gyms and regimes and you couldn’t get long lasting results… Why? There’s one thing that they all have in common - and that’s you. It’s not the workout that needs to change it’s the other 23 hours of your day.
TIP: View sleep as your secret energy weapon: think of your brain’s energy levels as your life bar on Street Fighter. The more hits you take in the game the lower your life bar gets, the same goes for your brain’s energy - the more amazing things we accomplish and tasks we get done in our day, the more of our energy is used. Lucky for us we actually have a way of refueling this, and it’s free - sleep.
I began to experience irregular periods and extreme mood changes (that I just excused as -”duh I’m female”). But after 3 years of dealing with the side effects (and being told by my doctor that mine “weren’t that bad so I should just stay on it”) I decided to end my relationship with the little white pill.
I have seen enough articles on how much exercise it takes to ‘burn’ off a Lindt Bunny to drive me insane. Here are some calculations – 63 minutes on a rowing machine, 550 burpees, two spin classes, 2hrs of walking or 1375 sit ups.
Essentially, our brain tries to limit the type of situations that can cause stress, anxiety and – death. Unfortunately, because our brain’s automatic response is to play it safe (and you know, stay alive) we naturally lean towards what is easy and comfort-inducing. But can our progress and success become road blocked as a result of our clench to comfort?
Whether you’re new to training or you have been doing fitness for years, this article’s for you. There is a lot of information out there in the ‘fitness internet’ world and for the most part, it’s too much to take in. So here’s “The 10 Treigning Commandments” as a gift, take them – they’re yours!