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As promised this week Haylee has broken down the importance of rest in your training routine. But before we jump into it, for those you who haven’t met Haylee, here’s a quick introduction:

Haylee’s fitness journey….

I got into triathlon a few years back and spent many, many hours training and racing. I was always interested in the science of fitness training for racing, so doing fitness/PT courses was a great way to learn about it. Science is also part of my job. I am a scientist and I work on naming and classifying animals (the field is called taxonomy, and I can bore you with the details of it later). 

Favourite exercise….

Running. And burpees, because they're a most excellent full-body exercise.

Guilty pleasures…

None of my pleasures are guilty! I'll happily eat a burger while drinking a glass of red wine and listening to 80...

It’s the peak of Winter, you’ve got a runny nose, you’re keen to keep fit but don’t want to be out in the windy cold air. Well we’ve got you covered with this easy body weight workout that you can do in the warmth of your lounge room. It’s a workout you can make your own - you can make it as long, short, hard or easy as you like. All you need is a stopwatch, your legs, arms and core muscles!  

Warm up…

It’s important to get your muscles nice and warm before you start your workout, we recommend approx. 5-10mins and you can do this by marching or jogging on the spot and a few rounds of x20 high knees, x20 butt kicks, x5 squats and x5 push ups. Follow up with our normal dynamic stretches on the spot and you’re ready to get moving.

Workout…

Set your timer for 8-10 mins for each round (you can make it as short or long as you like) t...

Whether it's family or work commitments, it can be hard to find time to organise healthy lunches or cook a well-balanced dinner. YouFoodz Canberra, is a company which shares the same goal as us of sharing a healthy lifestyle with others. They "embody the motto healthy body, healthy mind, healthy life. We encourage a healthy lifestyle, so forget dieting, low-calorie meal plans and diet food. YouFoodz is simply everyday meals you enjoy, made healthy and delicious." (Vision taken from their webpage)

Two of our dedicated G-Trainers, Brenton and Jaime, have previously subscribed to YouFoodz meal packages. For those who don’t know Brenton and Jaime, both are bubbly, easy-going and extremely dedicated boot campers with work and training, so were perfect candidates to share their experiences with the G-Train community. Here’s what t...

Having endured a few cold winters we know how hard it can be to stay focused during the cooler months, it’s easy to just roll over turn off the alarm clock and stay in bed. So we thought we’d share a few tips with you to stay focused and ensure you’re still smashing your fitness goals.

Set yourself some realistic goals

Winter is the perfect time to reset the mind before setting some realistic goals for the warmer months ahead and as we’ve said before “summer bodies are made in winter”. It is important to be realistic with your goal setting and keep it simple. It could be as simple as setting yourself a goal to come to 3-4 classes a week, deciding to add a little bit more weight in class or making yourself run that little bit further each week. Don’t forget we are always here to help you set new goals, targets and motivate you...

Following on from our last “Getting to Know You” blog where you were introduced to Georgie and her amazing fitness journey thus far,  this week we still have our ‘proud parent’ hats on and will be sharing Matt’s story with you, another one of our dedicated G-Trainers.

 

As a long-time friend and dedicated G-Train bootcamper, earlier this year Matt came to us and decided it was time to get serious about his health and fitness. For those of you who don’t know Matt, he’s a friendly (talkative), determined and robust bootcamper who loves to be outdoors, be it fishing, playing AFL and or watching motorsports. Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen Matt take his training to the next level and are extremely impressed to say the least. Matt’s commitment, enthusiasm and determination have driven him towards achieving his goal...

 Now that you know a little bit about us and how G-Train began we decided it’s time for you to get to know your fellow G-Trainers. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be putting our ‘proud parents’ hats on and sharing two very dedicated G-Trainer’s journeys with you.

 

Earlier this year we sat down with Georgie and Matt as they decided it was time to start putting their health and fitness first. Over the past few months we have been supporting, pushing and documenting their fitness journey to help them achieve their goals and now it’s time for you get to know them!

 

This week we’ll be sharing Georgie’s story with you. For those of you who don’t know Georgie, she is a smiley, bubbly, outgoing and devoted bootcamper with a gorgeous chocolate Labrador. Georgie’s determination and willpower to succeed is amazing and we a...

A few weeks ago G-Train teamed up with fabulous nutritionist Kate Freeman and the Healthly Eating Hub to help our dedicated G-Trainers with some healthy eating tips and run us through an Experiential Brunch. It was a fantastic morning of healthy eating info and delicious brunch; when we left our brains were full of helpful info and our bellies full of yummy food!

 

A little bit about Kate and the Healthy Eating Hub…

Kate is a registered nutritionist and director of The Healthy Eating Hub in Harrison; she has over 11 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and is a consultant for a number of Canberra publications including HerCanberra, Canberra Weekly Magazine, Canberra City News and The Canberra Times.

The Healthy Eating Hub is a fantastic team of dieticians and nutritionists who really know their stuff. We lo...

Yep we've finally become all tech savvy and started a blog, now you can stay up to date with the latest fitness news, learn the correct technique and also get to know the trainers and your fellow G-Trainers.
 
We thought for our first blog we thought you might want to know a little bit about us and why we are personal trainers, in the weeks following we’ll be introducing two of our dedicated G-Trainers exciting fitness journey! 

 

So without further adieu, lets get into the nitty gritty details of how G-train began and why we are personal trainers, happy reading!!

 

Gav & Tiff

 

Getting up close and personal with Gav (aka the G-Train or Tickets)

 

My story… 2016 clocks up 10 years as a Personal Trainer for me. I know right! How time flies when you’re having fun…

 

Being involved in the health & fitness industry was always g...

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