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October 22, 2017

We are very excited to be collaborating with our good friend and bootcamper Michaella Portelli, nutritionist and creator of Her Pure Life. For those who have signed up for our Lake Burley Beach Club 3 month special, you'll be lucky enough to be receiving fortnightly nutrition tips and recipes from Her Pure Life, so we thought we'd take this opportunity for you to find out a little more about Michaella and how Her Pure Life can help you!
Without further adieu we introduce to you Michaella from Her Pure Life...

Tell us a little bit about yourself...
HOLA! So as most of you know by now - my name is Michaella! I clearly LOVE all things health and fitness and concurrently HATE when people bad mouth "healthy" food because they think it is boring and gross - without even giving it a chance! HEY - kale has feelings too ;) I lov...

September 14, 2017

You can’t go past a delicious hot pizza while watching a movie or after a hard day at work! Today we are sharing one of our favourite pizza base recipes, which helps to cut down the starchy carbs and also give you a healthy dose of veggies.

By using low carbohydrate veggies broccoli and cauliflower combined with low GI quinoa we’ve got a good balance of smart carbs.

 What is low GI?

 “All carbohydrate foods break down to glucose, which then enters the bloodstream. This glucose is then used for energy. Research has shown that different carbohydrates raise blood glucose levels (BGL’s) at different rates due to the varying absorption and digestion of each food. This concept is referred to as the Glycemic Index (GI).

The Glycemic Index is a ranking of carbohydrate foods according to how quickly they raise BGL’s. Carbohydrate foods...

This week we are getting to know another hardworking bootcamper – introducing Debbie! For those who don’t know Debbie she comes to class everyday with a big smile on her face and is one our most dedicated bootcampers - she will give anything ago and never gives up. Debbie joined G-Train in late 2016 and has decided to share her story with you, so without further ado, it’s time to get up close and personal and hand it over to Debbie. Happy reading and don’t forget to say hi if you see her in class!

Gav & Tiff

Tell us a little bit about yourself...

I grew up in Canberra, but have also lived in the UK for a little while. I currently work in education, so spend a fair bit of my day sitting. It is my plan to one day move to Tasmania and open a bed and breakfast. In my spare time I like to go out for coffee, visit markets, look at h...

This week we’ll be taking a little break from our favourite recipes and getting to know a little bit about a few of our fellow G-Trainers again - after all how well do you really know who you’re running alongside or partnered with for boxing!

Michael from our morning bootcamp crew has spilled the beans on an upcoming adventure he will be completing with his wife Emily, good mates Kieran, James and Gordon.

For those who don’t know Michael, he’s an energetic, enthusiastic and friendly bootcamper who loves to give anything a go. During the day he is an IT consultant but when he’d not working he’s busy competing in adventure races and enjoying the great outdoors. In fact we don’t know how he fits it all in, in the past 7 years he has completed a number of races including:

Geoquest (Half and Full), XPD, Mont 24hr MTB, Scott 24hr MT...

One of our favourite foods is good ol’ peanut butter (aka PB). You can’t go past a crusty piece of toast with PB or a sneaky spoonful straight out of the jar!

In today’s blog we are sharing probably the easiest and best recipe you’ll ever need – homemade peanut butter (ok maybe we are a little biased).

Remember, if you want us to give one of your recipes a go, we love a challenge, so send them through and we’ll document and share them with your fellow G-Trainers.

Before we go through the recipe, we’ve already mentioned how much we love peanut butter, but is it good for you? Good news, when consumed in moderation, it can be good for you!

“Peanut butter is considered a source of healthy fats as on average, more than 80% of the fat in peanut butter is the healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated types. These types of fats are g...

We like to post photos of our favourite foods and people quite often ask us for the recipes, so over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of our favourite recipes. We’ll be sharing some of our favourite sweet and savoury recipes with you, but also encourage you to share yours with us and we can give it a go too - it’s all about sharing the love!

This week’s recipe is slow cooked pulled pork from I Quit Sugar, which is a great accompaniment for salads, tacos, sandwiches, wraps and/or veggies. It’s soooo easy, delicious and also a healthy source of protein.

Slow cooked pulled pork

What you need…

  • 1.5-1.8kg piece of boneless pork shoulder

  • 1/2 cup of beef stock

  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tin of diced tomatoes

  • 2-3 bay leaves

  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed (you can use garlic infused oil if you can’...

February 17, 2017

Life can be busy, we get it. Whether you’re flat chat with work or family commitments, it can be hard to stay on track with your diet or fitness goals, so this week we thought we’d share how we the trainers maintain a healthy and balanced diet and lifestyle with a busy life.

If you haven’t read our previous blogs you may not know that aside from running bootcamp and personal training we both have full time jobs and yes fitting everything into our lives and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for us.

So here it goes, a little insight in how we get through our lives!

Write a list…

Some may think writing lists or mapping out your week, fortnights or months are dorky, but not us we love them. Each Sunday we like to make a plan of what workouts or bootcamps we’ll do for the week and also make a list of meals for the w...

December 1, 2016

Coming into the festive season we thought it was timely to talk alcohol, how many calories we are consuming and our tips to survive the festive season. We all enjoy saying cheers with a little drink in hand, which is fine in moderation but do you know how many calories you’re consuming? Furthermore, is there such thing as a healthy alcoholic drink?

Quite simply no, there isn’t really a healthy alcoholic beverage, this is because alcohol has little to no nutrients and ultimately leads to weight gain.  “Alcohol is different from other energy sources because it cannot be stored and has little nutrients. When you drink, your body will use alcohol as its preferred fuel source, meaning you stop burning body fat as a source of energy, and store any food you may have eaten as fat.” (Taken from  http://mapi.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/sa...

September 14, 2016

Mental illness affects so many us of, according to Beyond Blue 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. Following R U OK day last week, we thought we’d investigate how exercise can play a play a part in improving your mental health.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or a little bit down, sometimes exercising is the last thing you want to be doing. So can coming to bootcamp or exercising really make you feel better when you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or anxious? Well quite simply yes!

 “Exercise makes you feel good because it releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. If you exercise regularly , it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and help with recovery from mental health issues.”...

We all know that feeling of struggling to get up out of a chair or raise your arms to do your hair a day or two after a challenging workout, but why do we feel stiff and sore and how can we relieve the discomfort? In the fitness industry this discomfort is commonly referred to as DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, something we touched on briefly in our last blog.

The Australian Institute of fitness describes DOMS as “a combination of lactic acid, inflammation, connective tissue damage and muscle spasm. Eccentric muscle loading is the main cause of DOMS, especially in unfamiliar exercises where the muscles aren’t used to the load or stress.”

For some DOMS can take effect a few hours after the workout, a day or even two to three days after the workout. It is particularly common for those who are relatively new to exercise o...

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