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Why Women Don't Achieve Their Goals?

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Why Women Don't Achieve Their Goals?

We are going to explore today why women don’t achieve their goals when it come to fat loss. There are 3 major points that you can start with that will make a huge difference to you achieving your goals. Firstly, women need to change their way of thinking about weight loss to body fat loss. Secondly, you do not diet ever, this is something that has been a common theme long before the internet even came along, but will lead you down a path of disappointment and you won’t achieve the body you desire. So with all this information out there that you can find on Google, Instagram and Facebook, it is getting extremely hard to know what is right and what will work for you. So let’s get started.

  1. NEVER DIET - Diets Do Not Work

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You should never diet, period. Traditional diets are based on starving yourself. The cut of calories below the amount you need, may work initially but after 2-4 weeks you stop losing weight and undoubtedly get frustrated and go back to normal eating. What most women go through over the years and decades is the yo yo dieting. Without an understanding of basic human physiology, what you are doing is confusing your body’s metabolism. If your body’s food intake is cut, it freaks out and thinks you are starving it, which is what you are doing. As your body is a survival system, with any diet, it loses the ability to know when the next meal is coming, so it actually shuts down your metabolism.

Let’s get into the difference now between weight loss and body fat loss. Losing weight may sound great and we all have a number in our head that we want to be. However, do you care what the number on the scales say or if you can fit into that dress that you love or your favourite jeans? This is where it’s about body fat loss instead of weight loss, as you can lose weight and still be fat and flabby, as you are more likely have lost muscle mass. So if you are going to embark on a new nutrition plan, ensure you have your body fat measured and don’t worry about the number on the scales.

What we find at Energie4 is that because of years of yo yo dieting, women become conscious to eat. As I mentioned above starving the body and switching it to survival mode can cause so many hormonal and metabolism issues but when you feed it the correct nutrition and consistently it balances your body and the result of body fat loss will be achieved. It is imperative that you find a nutrition plan that works for your body. You must eat more in order to lose body fat, we know this sounds the reverse of what you are thinking, but we do it on a daily basis and once you change your mindset, you will notice the results immediately.

2. Strength Training

Another stereotype in the fitness world, is that women were sent to the cardio area and kept away from the strength area. Women have always been told that slow long cardio training was the best and only way to lose body fat. So further from the truth because when women diet and add cardio training, they become what we call skinny fat. Skinny fat means they lose muscle mass, they may look like they are skinnier but in reality they still have the body fat that they so desperately want to get rid of.

Strength training will not make women put on excessive muscle. For a start women do not have enough testosterone to be able to have a mass amount of muscle But for the women who do have a bigger amount of muscle usually are training multiple times per day and may also have some extra assistance. One of the big reasons that women struggle to get their bodies, is the loss of muscle mass as you age. Muscle mass will give you the muscle tone, that all women come in and ask for.

So get into the gym, try exercises that you wouldn’t normally do and step back and watch the magic happen.

3. Commitment

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You have to commit to a specific time frame, when it comes to a new lifestyle of nutrition and training. It isn’t a 4, 8 or 12 week challenge, your lifestyle shouldn’t have an end date ever. It is a lifestyle, where you promise yourself that you will train a certain number of days and ensuring your nutrition is on point every day. Once you commit and keep the promise you made to yourself, you will see the changes and with this your motivation will increase for you to keep on going.

At Energie4 we always start with a small commitment to your training, starting with two sessions a week is always advisable. When you start to feel comfortable with that then and only then will we allow you increase your sessions. Saying that if you add a session one week it becomes a bonus rather then if you have 5 sessions a week and you miss one, you then consider yourself as failing that week. With this negative association often women will then also give up on their nutrition, falling back to emotional eating, with the mindset of starting again the following week.

As adding training and nutrition is a lifestyle, you have to ensure that you have the mindset and also the time to complete what is required in order for you to reach your desired body. We like to set up women to succeed and not fail and not to put them down if they can’t make a session. Remember this is a lifestyle change and we are in the business of helping people change their lives for the positive. We all get busy and doing less to start with will be the key in being committed long term.

Are you going to be the same you in 2019?

Therefore, in order for you to achieve your body composition goals you need to understand your lifestyle and how it is all going to fit in. Changing your nutrition and mindset around eating for your body and not for starvation is something that may seem counterproductive but it’s the most effective long term changes. Lifting weights will not make you put on muscle and look bulky like a man, it just doesn’t happen that way. Once you commit to training that you know you can easily achieve, you will see the benefits and remember any extra sessions is a bonus. Who doesn’t love a bonus, especially if it makes you get closer to your desired body.

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Lose Body Fat - 28 Day Challenge

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Energie4 is giving YOU the chance to lose the body fat you don’t want. We have partnered with 5.4 to have all your meals prepared and delivered taking the hassle out of your hands and really you have no excuses now.

We hear it all the time, a client says “but I eat healthy and I know what to eat”. If only we had a dollar for every time we heard that. At the same time if you know what you are doing, why are you sitting in front of me asking my advice? Where is your 6 pack abs?

The fitness world is a strange place, as everyone seems to know it all when it comes to training and nutrition. There is so much information out there these days with the internet and social media, that everyone is an expert. We do have to consider who is an expert? Does a 100,000 instagram followers make you an expert? Does the fact that you are on the morning show make you an expert or on a fitness TV show? Or is it the fact that you have studied for many years, and provided results over a broad range of clientele? To be honest who really knows, the world is a very different place these days and there are a lot of blurred lines.

What we do know though is that if you don’t produce results, how good are you really? We don’t care how good your trainer looks without a shirt or in a bikini, if they can’t transform YOU! Gym selfies or standing on stage with next to nothing on with a horrendous fake tan doesn’t mean they though how to help YOU. Means they know how to help themselves, and those same strategies, 9 out of 10 times will do absolutely nothing to help YOU!

Nutrition plays a big part in your transformation. This is why we have partnered with 5.4, their meals are tasty as well as right for YOU. YOU will not have to prepare or shop for your food. In conjunction with Energie4’s nutrition reset and YOU will be losing body fat. Remember losing body fat is always the aim, not just weight off the scales. No one wants to be skinny fat, hence you need to fuel your body right, as well as train the correct way.

Click to join Energie4’s 28 Day Body Fat Challenge with meals provided for you by 5.4.

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Are you against reaching your goals in 2019?

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Are you against reaching your goals in 2019?

Updated 03/01/19

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS DO NOT WORK!

"Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts!"  Winston Churchill

As it’s the third of January already, how are your New Year Resolutions going? Have you achieved what you have set out already? Have you completed three days of exercise? Have you given up drinking alcohol? Has your food been clean after the over indulgence of the festive season?

If you don’t have the correct strategies and support, most people will give up and it will be New Years Eve 2020 and you will have the same resolutions as this year.

Setting a resolution has to be realistic, no different to setting a goal.  The main issue that you find with people who want to jump start their fitness and lose body fat.  Jumping in head first is comendable but often the fastest way to fail, as it is too hard to keep it up. Once you go back to work, kids back at school and life hits you again, can you really exercise 5 days a week, can you prepare your food and have control over your sleep?

Now it is only the first month of the year, so it's not too late to reach your 2019 New Year resolution.  Here are a couple of things to be aware of in order to restart your resolution and not only reach your goal but ensure you maintain your new self.

1. Lifestyle

Exercise and nutrition is a lifestyle, it isn't something you do for an 8 week period.  All the get fit 8 week challenges, don't teach you how to incorporate healthy eating and training into your lifestyle.  Often the diet side is calorie restriction and the training level is too high, so neither can be sustained for long periods, hence they are usually only 8 week programs.

However, if you can learn to increase your exercise gradually, rewarding yourself with an extra session, rather then trying to train every day.  Remember, life can get in the way and when this happens the first thing that always goes is your training.  

The best thing is to gradually integrate your training, in addition to your nutrition.  This will give you the best results and they will be long term, hence becoming part of your lifestyle.

2.  Program Design

With the influx of group classes these days and new studios popping up everywhere.  It is easy to jump in on a class but if you haven't trained for a while, the class maybe more advanced then you can do.  This can be very demotivating.  

On the other side if you have any injuries, a class or program that is not personalised to you, could further aggravate a current or past injury.

This is a something we pride ourselves on and separates Energie4, plus the world class coaches who have your personal goals as their priority.  Having a program is not only great because it is personalised for you, but helps you track your progress.  This shows you your improvement and also motivates you to come into the gym and work harder each session.

3.  Energie4 Training

Energie4 Training, has all the benefits of individual personal training session, however it is without the cost.  You get your own personalised program, after your initial assessment with a world class Energie4 Trainer.  From here you can choose from 6 different time slots a day, morning or evening, 6 days a week.  Once you arrive for your training session, your trainer will ensure that you improve each session and most importantly have the correct technique.

Will having the same lifestyle and body as last year make you happy?

You can book your trial Energie4 Training week on the below link.

Energie4 Training Trial

However, what are you waiting for? Are you against the new you in 2019?

We have limited 2 and 4 weekly sessions packages for 4 or 12 weeks. They are selling fast so you need to hurry to secure one for yourself. As that’s the reason you are doing this isn’t it? For yourself?

2 Sessions - Click Here

4 Sessions - Click Here

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Festive Season Survival Guide

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Festive Season Survival Guide

Festive Season Survival Guide

The best thing of it all is that YOU have the chance to learn the hidden secrets of Hollywood Star’s, Olympic Legends. Dieter has used these exact techniques outlined in the Festive Season Survival Guide with all his high profile clients and every day people, from Mum’s and Dad’s to New York executives to retirees.

Want to have a few drinks over the Festive silly season that’s fine because Dieter has put together a comprehensive eBook to guide you through all the traps of December. Not only are you provided with detailed information over 6 different topics and each one will have 10 detailed tips. These are golden for this Christmas season but for all to come and if nothing else that is worth its’ weight in gold. Let us not kid ourselves we are all going to have a drink and that does not make you a bad person if you do what makes the difference though is what you learn from the time you do slip up. Again, it is not the end of the world as there are many strategies you can use to ensure that you control your party animal side!

IT’S ONLY ONE PARTY

If you are that person who doesn’t do things in halves and you have decided that the first party will be when you let your hair down just a little!. Annnd before you know it, not only have you had too much alcohol, you have also eaten all that is bad for your body and not what you normally eat plus it’s way past your bed time. This might not sound so bad apart from you waking up late, missing your morning workout and you are extremely dehydrated from the result of last nights alcohol consumption and all the wrong foods. Because you have woken up late you feel like you have been hit by a truck, you have no motivation or desire to have breakfast so you skip it. Only to grab a muffin or croissant at work to go with your second or third coffee.

Please coffee kick in soon! your head continues to pound through the morning, making it ever more difficult to concentrate and get anything done. Is the coffee helping your headache or further making you more dehydrated? As you drag your body through to lunch you are now starving and need another sugar hit to go with the muffin or croissant that you had mid morning. You reach for a sandwich or roll, the body is on its third go of storing body fat on your love handles and stomach areas. Third time you say not possible. However, if you look back at the alcohol and bad food from the night before, the muffin or croissant this morning and now more carbs at lunch with the sandwich, it is not unreasonable to see your body put some fat on and even worse look bloated and terrible.

BREAK THE HABIT

Get to know the strategies that can break the habit or help you get back on track so you don’t end up regretting yet another December Festive Season. You have made great choices all year on a daily basis, let’s continue them through the Festive Season.

The festive season might be in full swing as it is much easier to throw your hard work away join in the festivities and be merry. How bad can a few weeks of drinking, bad food and very little sleep be? Well for some it can be BAD but if you want to keep your body fat where it was when December started then you need to ensure that you continue to look after your body during the festive season.

Firstly, you need to remember all the hard work and discipline that you had for the first 11 months of the year. Stay true to yourself.

Secondly, do you really want to feel like this constantly all month. When you have so many deadlines and things to accomplish before the end of the year, why put all this extra pressure on yourself.

http://energie4.com/ebook/festive-season-survival-guide

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Failure

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Failure

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS DO NOT WORK!

"Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts!"  Winston Churchill

As the end of January comes close, many people's fitness new year resolutions have been put off to 2019 already.  Setting a resolution has to be realistic, no different to setting a goal.  The main issue that you find with people who want to jump start their fitness and more then likely lose body fat.  Is that they want to do all too much, all too soon.

Now it is only the first month of the year, so it's not too late to reach your 2018 New Year resolution.  Here are a couple of things to be aware of in order to restart your resolution and not only reach your goal but ensure you maintain your new self.

1. Lifestyle

Exercise and nutrition is a lifestyle, it isn't something you do for an 8 week period.  All the get fit 8 week challenges, don't teach you how to incorporate healthy eating and training into your lifestyle.  Often the diet side is calorie restriction and the training level is too high, so neither can be sustained for long periods, hence they are usually only 8 week programs.

However, if you can learn to increase your exercise gradually, rewarding yourself with an extra session, rather then trying to train every day.  Remember, life can get in the way and when this happens the first thing that always goes is your training.  

The best thing is to gradually integrate your training, in addition to your nutrition.  This will give you the best results and they will be long term, hence becoming part of your lifestyle.

2.  Program Design

With the influx of group classes these days and new studios popping up everywhere.  It is easy to jump in on a class but if you haven't trained for a while, the class maybe more advanced then you can do.  This can be very demotivating.  

On the other side if you have any injuries, a class or program that is not personalised to you, could further aggravate a current or past injury.

This is a something we pride ourselves on and also puts Meister Athlete apart.  Having a program is not only great because it is personalised for you, but helps you track your progress.  This shows you your improvement and also motivates you to come into the gym and work harder each session.

3.  Meister Training

Meister Training, has all the benefits of individual personal training session, however it is without the cost.  You get your own personalised program, after your initial assessment with a highly qualified Meister Trainer.  From here you can choose from 6 different time slots a day, morning or evening, 6 days a week.  Once you arrive for your training session, your trainer will ensure that you improve each session and most importantly have the correct technique.

You can book your trial week on the Meister Athlete Mindbody app or follow the below link.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=697241&stype=43&prodid=10144

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Evolution

Fascial Stretch Therapist - Magdalena with Grant Hackett out the front of Meister Athlete

Fascial Stretch Therapist - Magdalena with Grant Hackett out the front of Meister Athlete

"Evolution - the gradual development of something."  Oxford Dictionary

Meister Athlete has gradually developed from a purpose built high performance centre to a multi purpose personal training gym, which offers a range of services.  Meister Athlete now offers the following services:

  • 1 on 1 personal training
  • Small group personal training
  • Corporate group training
  • Athlete conditioning
  • Body composition
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Trainer mentoring
  • Fascial stretch therapy
  • Nutrition advice
  • Boxing classes coming soon

As part of the evolution of Meister Athlete's services, we continue to strive to be the best in the business.  Our evolution basically means that we continue to offer new services, with new equipment, new gym layouts and adding better, more highly qualified and educated people to deliver these to you.

 

Corporate clients - Texco who have trained for over 3 years twice a week every week.

Corporate clients - Texco who have trained for over 3 years twice a week every week.

All though Meister Athlete and it's trainers are constantly evolving, the principles of exercise and movement are always the same.  It's just the way that it is executed to keep up with the latest scientific research and most effective methods of training.

Therefore, if you want to get results the fastest and most effective way, Meister Athlete can help you reach your goals in the shortest of time.

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