It wasn’t all that long ago, that most of us wouldn’t have even considered the possibility of online personal training.
But then along came this pesky little pandemic which has totally changed the way our world works, forever.
One of those changes has been how quickly we have adapted to the online world, for example:
And ... should you hire one?!
You’ve probably heard of holistic medicine - an alternative to western medicine where both the mind and body are addressed. But have you heard of a holistic Personal Trainer? My guess is no.
A holistic Personal Trainer is someone who places equal importance on mental, physical and emotional health.
My clients are human beings (shocker right?!) with full lives outside the gym, and they experience emotional and mental ups and downs every day. This influences how I tailor my Personal Training sessions and means the women who work with me improve more than just their fitness and strength. My clients become empowered, their self-belief grows, their confidence skyrockets, their anxiety lessens, their negative body image fades.
Blending the physical, mental and emotional into one just makes sense – because you are so much more than your fitness!
After nearly a year off from lifting weights (due to a herniated disc), I recently started again - and it wasn’t as easy as I remembered!
It took a while, but I got my abilities and my confidence back.
However it just goes to show that “if you don’t use it, you lose it” (although I did have medical reasons!).
What have you lost along the way?!
You know when you go to Coles to buy milk and there’s 27 different types starting back at you and you don’t know which one to pick so you just go with whatever’s closest?
That’s exactly how I feel it might be when you're trying to find the right Personal Trainer. With literally thousands across Brisbane to choose from, how do you know who will be the best one for you?
Mention the words “self-care” and most people immediately think of a massage or other luxurious treatment at a beauty spa, where they can enjoy being pampered.
While I’m all for that, by thinking only of self-care in terms of a massage, my concern is that it becomes an indulgence reserved for special occasions or ‘every now and then’.
In a relatively short span of time, the body positive movement has morphed from a quirky idea that few were familiar with, into a mainstream concept whose presence is found in our every day.
From body image activists disrupting social norms, to front page stories, heated online discussions and even shaping our use of language. Terms like ‘body image’ and ‘body acceptance,’ once unheard of, now grace the lips of popular body positive advocates, plus size models, social media influencers and perhaps even the sleep-deprived post partum mum, navigating the minefield of accepting her changing body.
Type 'fit women' into Google and what do you see?
Overwhelmingly, it’s images of thin young white women with the ‘right’ amount of toned muscle.
As a Body Positive Fitness Professional (and a human) I feel strongly that this needs to change. Here’s why ...
Ladies, this is for you.
If your trainer says any of the following to you – run!
My feelings have nowhere to go.
My frustration, my longing to hold a baby in my belly, the urge to see those two lines. All this emotion has nowhere to go.
So I thought I’d write about it.
Hi, I'm Sally and I'm a Brisbane female personal trainer - and I think that BURPEES SUCK! Surprised?
Once upon a time a man got really high on life and invented the Burpee*.
His name, apparently, was Royal H. Burpee. He thought it was really fun and told all his mates about it. 80 years later, every PT and group fitness instructor dishes out burpees like they’re free hand sanitizer.
I used to be one of those PT’s. Thankfully, somewhere around the time I moved to Europe and discovered cheese, I changed.
hi! I'm sally.
I love cheese and I think burpees suck. I provide women with a positive health & fitness experience unlike any other. Stick around! You might just find something you like.