Kerrie Fitness Asks, What are your Fitness Goals for 2020?

Sooo, without putting too much thought into your answer, What are your fitness goals for next year, 2020.  With perfect vision 20/20, pardon that obvious pun, what would the perfect you look like?

99% of peoples goals are listed below;

  • Lose fat.
  • Build muscle.
  • Get stronger.
  • Improve endurance/conditioning.
  • Improve athletic skills.
  • Improve joint flexibility.
  • Tone
  • Sculpt
  • Firm up

Now as great as that list sounds… it is the “Want to” section. What you need to focus on is the “How to” section.  Chances are if you aren’t on your way there right now, or are putting it off until next year, you need some professional help. More commonly known as motivation.  Or even more precisely a “Motivator”.  That is where Kerrie Fitness steps in to help.  Check out #kezfit Kerrie Core online digital classes at www.kerriefitness.com.au or for the ultimate experience come and train at Kerrie Fitness with Kerrie.

Kerrie Core 5 has arrived….

It’s been a while, but Kerrie Core 5 has landed. Soon to follow before the new year in fact, will be numbers 6, 7 and 8… Excited Much!!

No looking for something to do or being bored over the Christmas/New Year break. Enjoy 😊

 

Soon to be released…

Out Now!!!

So head to Kerriefitness.com.au and download your copy today.

19 Reasons to Exercise. Part 6.

IMG_5816From neurons to hormones: Why your body needs a workout.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Final part of this six part series, which has showcased 19 reasons why you should take up exercise.  Even if it is something you have delayed, put on the back burner you should fire it up again now.  From mind, the main reason people give up on their exercise regime is motivation.  This is where KERRIE FITNESS and small group training comes into play.  Leave the motivation to Kerrie, you only need to show up to reap all the benefits that have been discussed over the duration of this series.

REDUCES ABSENTEEISM. You may feel like taking time off work to go to the gym is a luxury you can’t afford, but by improving your overall health, exercise can help you ward off both acute and chronic illness. You’ll get fewer colds, be less prone to the flu, and avoid the accidents or surgical interventions that can force you to take prolonged absences. In a tough economy, you need every edge you can get, and by showing up for work every day, you’ll maintain that edge over your absentee-prone non-exercising co-workers.

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BOOSTS MEMORY. The effects of exercise on many of your bodily systems ultimately pays off in improving your cognitive functioning. There are now volumes of studies on humans as well as lab animals showing that regular physical exercise helps your neurons stay in shape particularly in the memory areas of your brain. You don’t even have to exert yourself that much to experience this memory boost. Moderate walking can help your brain’s memory center, the hippocampus, maintain its health and vitality. Memory also benefits from a general lowering of cortisol, the stress hormone, associated with the improved mood and anxiety levels you experience from your regular workouts.

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BUILDS INTELLIGENCE. Along with memory, your intellectual skills benefit from regular physical activity. It also helps if you can build in some mental activity as well. As oxygen flows more freely to your brain, not only does your hippocampus benefit but so does the part of your brain involved in planning and reasoning (the prefrontal cortex). Mental activity, particularly involvement in exercises that require you to respond quickly, also boosts your intelligence and even your ability to carry out activities of daily living.

IMG_5834LOWERS DEMENTIA RISK. Exercise lowers your chances for developing dementia based on cardiovascular illness because you’re improving the flow of blood throughout your body, including your brain. Because dementia due to cardiovascular disease is hard to distinguish from other forms of dementia, it’s hard to say that exercise could actually slow or prevent the neuron death responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. However, by preserving the neurons in your brain, exercise can give you an added advantage should you develop this otherwise untreatable disease. It’s even possible that exercise can help slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease by improving your glucose and fat metabolism because some of the brain alterations found in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to abnormalities in these processes. For example, researchers have found recently that lowering a person’s risk for diabetes can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s possible that lack of a healthy lifestyle may have led the illness to develop in many older adult sufferers today. To the extent that middle-agers are now more likely to exercise than were their parents, we may actually see fewer people developing dementia in the coming years.

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I hope that before you’ve made it through all 19 of these reasons, you’ve put on your sneakers and decided to go to your local fitness studio to find out about classes. No matter what your age, exercise can help you achieve greater physical and mental fulfillment. See if you can add to this list of 19 reasons by finding your own personal formula for exercise success!

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

19 Reasons to Exercise. Part 5.

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From neurons to hormones: Why your body needs a workout.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Part 5

IMPROVES MOOD. It’s a well-kept secret that people who exercise regularly also have lower risk of depression. Our pill-popping culture tends to emphasize medical interventions for psychological disorders over behavioural treatments. Exercise is one of these behavioural treatments. Aerobic exercise improves your mood by causing your body’s endorphins to kick in. These are the natural “feel good” neurotransmitters that start to exert their effects after about 20 minutes of training. These regular exercise-related boosts eventually improve your overall mental health over the long term.

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LOWERS ANXIETY. Related to exercise’s effects on mood are its effects on your levels of anxiety. As your levels of endorphins increase, your feelings of worry also start to diminish. When you exercise, you also refocus your attention from your daily problems to the workout itself. You can gain a fresh perspective on even the most preoccupying concerns in your life by taking an exercise break. When you return to these daily problems, you approach them with renewed energy and even some new ways to figure out solutions.

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FEELS LIKE FUN. If you find the kind of exercise that fits your personality and motivational needs, you can actually have a good time while your body does the work. Some people need to exercise in a group class because they enjoy the social opportunities it provides. Others prefer to have time to themselves away from the stress of work and family. Whatever your exercise style, once you get into a routine, you’ll find that the activity itself becomes rewarding. Perhaps it’s those endorphins or the benefits of social support from your gym-mates. Whatever the cause, long-term exercisers love this natural “high” and wouldn’t give it up for anything. Once you get to that point, exercise enriches the quality of life.

 

 

19 Reasons to Exercise. Part 2.

From neurons to hormones: Why your body needs a workout.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Following on from last week the next three reasons to exercise are:

  1. MAINTAINS IMMUNE FUNCTIONING. Your immune system is what protects you from infection and other chemical toxins. The immune system also plays a role in maintaining a healthy response to stress (more on this later). Although for many years, researchers talked about “immune senescence” as an inevitable result of aging, we now know that the studies showing these inevitable declines were conducted on people who didn’t exercise. Even short-term exercise programs can reverse some of the deleterious effects of aging on this sensitive, complex, and crucial regulatory system which controls so much of your everyday health.
  2. REDUCES BODY FAT. Your BMI, or body mass index, provides an approximate measure of your overall metabolic status. To calculate yours, go to the Centers for Disease Control website. If you’re in the overweight to obese categories now, a regular program of aerobic exercise can bring your BMI down to normal levels mainly by swapping the fat for the fat-free tissues in your body. The good news is that the more you exercise, the more you are able to work off your body fat because muscle “burns off” more calories, effectively speeding up your metabolism.
  3. KEEPS BONES STRONG. Another normal age-related change is the loss of bone mineral strength. Here again, the magic number of a 1 percent loss per year seems to be the considered wisdom of how fast our body’s bones get thinner and weaker. Once again, though, exercise is the key to maintaining your bone’s health. The specific form of exercise required for bone strength involves resistance training in which you lift weights. The amount of resistance training varies according to your age and physical strength, but it’s got to be more than just picking up a gallon of milk and moving it from the grocery bag to the fridge. You need to spend no less than an hour a week of increasingly strenuous weight-lifting until you reach your maximum potential.

KERRIE FITNESS – The simple things – Enjoy them!

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make the fondest memories. Never be too caught up in your own life to stop and enjoy great places, views and friends.

Along with enjoying life, enjoy your health.  Come and work out with Kerrie “LIVE” at her own studio KERRIE FITNESS in Campbelltown NSW.

You can also download your own digital class at www.kerriefitness.com.au

KERRIE FITNESS – Top 10 Reasons Women Should Hit the Weights.

Shana Verstegen is an ACE-certified personal trainer and an American Council on Exercise National Fitness Expert.
Strength training is an important part of improving your overall fitness, and for women, it can mean much more. In addition to numerous health benefits, adding weights to your routine can become a form of personal development that builds strength in all areas of life. When I was a teenager, my grandmother used to tell me to stop lifting weights—it wasn’t lady-like, and the weight room should be a place for men. Several years later, she developed serious osteoporosis that put her in a wheelchair. Although most of the lessons she taught me were valuable, we eventually came to the mutual agreement that lifting weights is a wonderful thing for women to do. Today, more and more women are recognizing the benefits of spending time in the weight room.

The Bottom line is get your bottom to KERRIE FITNESS and train with Kerrie “LIVE”.

Also download your digital class today at www.kerriefitness.com.au

KERRIE FITNESS -Stay Motivated to Workout With Group Fitness.

Your long training season is just underway and already you’re struggling to stick with it. The solution might be standing right beside you. Whether it’s a running club, a spin class at the gym, or a group cycling adventure, exercise partners can help motivate endurance athletes and fitness junkies to get out of a training rut.

Experts agree that working out in a group can encourage a person to begin an exercise routine in the first place, as well as keep them committed in the long term. A review published in the Journal of Medicine and Sciences in Sport and Exercise identified a number of studies that link social support with exercise adherence.

“Having someone to experience the workout with can help keep them motivated,” says Cindra Kamphoff, a certified sport psychology consultant at The Runner’s Edge in Mankato, Minnesota. “By knowing others are experiencing this same thing, it normalizes the pain and discomfort that can be a part of exercise.”

Group exercise has its challenges. But the pros often far outweigh logistical hurdles and other complications. If you’re looking to start an exercise routine for the first time, or reignite your passion for a sport or fitness regimen, try to recruit a few friends or join an organized club, group or organization. When it comes to working out, there’s strength in numbers.

Challenges to Group Exercise

  • Size: If a group is too big, you can end up feeling lost in the crowd. Rather than being motivated, the group allows you to get away with giving less than your all. Be sure to find a group that provides some individual attention.
  • Bad Instructors: While most coaches and teachers are good at what they do, you may need to shop around to find the best fit. Find an instructor who will motivate, not frustrate, you.
  • Waning Confidence: Joining a group can take some guts, especially if you’re new to the sport or activity. Look for a supportive, likeminded group to cut down on your anxiety.
  • Lack of Options: Depending on where you live, group exercise options can be limited. Don’t let the lack of a group stop you. Instead, consider starting your own.

Benefits of Group Exercise

  • Accountability: You’re less likely to skip a workout if you work out with friends in an organized group.
  • Camaraderie: Working out with a group turns exercise into a social activity. It’s no longer a chore, but a healthy getaway that you might just start to look forward to.
  • Identity: When you workout with others, the activity tends to form a link with your identity. The group builds, feeds, and maintains that image you’ve created. Ultimately, it can help you stick with your routine.
  • Competition: Friendly competition can help motivate you to exercise even on the days you don’t feel like working out. You’re less likely to skip a workout if you know your competition will be waiting for you.
  • Encouragement: On the days you’re feeling sick or unmotivated, the group often picks up the slack and helps restart your engine.
  • Enjoyment: Working out alone can get boring and suddenly you’re not having fun anymore. Sharing your training experience with others—both the challenges and triumphs—can increase the enjoyment of the activity or training routine.

Come and reap the benefits of Group Fitness Training with Kerrie, two time winner of Instructor of the Year Les Mills Australia Asia Pacific region (2008 and 2014) and winner of 2018 Local Business Awards “Most Outstanding Fitness Services” for the Campbelltown area. Visit KERRIE FITNESS today.

Further your levels of fitness by downloading your copy of Kerries Digital Classes at www.kerriefitness.com.au

 

KERRIE FITNESS -When the Local SLSC boys row over to the shoot!!!

When you’re trying to be all professional and the Local Surf Life Saving Boys row over to take a closer look.

“Hey, he just took a photo of us!”

Yep, sure did, thanks boys.  For the laugh, and for keeping us beach goers safe.

Want to put some muscle into this years beach body?

Come train at KERRIE FITNESS with Kerrie “LIVE” in Campbelltown, NSW.

Or download your digital copy at www.kerriefitness.com.au

KERRIE FITNESS – 1996 – 2018 Wedding Anniversary = JIMOIEN Comedy Night

We got married in Novemeber 1999. What better way to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary than to see our favourite comedian Jimoien.  We first saw Jimoien in 1996 at the Footbridge theatre. And not to dissappoint, Jimoien was just as funny. Nothing beats good food, good company and good laughs.

Highly reccommend anyone to have a peek at Jimoien’s show.

Looking for fitness come and see the “Kerrie Show” at KERRIE FITNESS Campbelltown NSW.

Or download your own digital copy at www.kerriefitness.com.au