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LifeStory November 2014 – Lower Hutt

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NOVEMBER 2014
 

So spring has arrived with its normal mixed bag of beautiful days, windy days and freezing southerlies. It’s about now we generally start thinking about what we are going to train for this spring / summer and how we might shape up on the day? For some of us this means participating in some of the many events available to both the serious and the weekend warrior while for others it’s the pure pleasure of getting out on our bikes, hitting the beaches or bush trails, golf course or sports field. 

 

Whatever your plans reach out to us if you need a hand or some advice, we are here to help wherever we can and nothing gives us more satisfaction than hearing how much enjoyment you’re getting from being fit for summer.  

 

Special shout out to June Struthers who celebrates her 90th birthday next month, June is a staunch Muscle Express devotee who’s seen more ‘Summers’ than most. Congratulations June we wish you a happy 90th and are in awe of your achievements over the years. 

 

I was online researching last week with the frantic pace of the festive season in the back of my mind I came across this quote which brought a smile.

 

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I would say rather more so because health is more important than learning – Thomas Jefferson"

 

What a great philosophy, that would be a great Lifestyle!

  

Finally our Christmas hours and classes will be on our Facebook page and the Website in the first week of December.

 

Steve Millar – Managing Director.

 

 
 
 
Congratulations Al and Shane

 

Huge congratulations to Shane Taylor and Alan Tetevano, finalists in the NZ Fitness Awards.

 

Alan and Shane are 2 of the 4 finalists in the prestigious "Pre Choreographed" – Instructor of the Year category. 

 

The winners are announced 22nd November 2014.

 
Fantastic recognition for two of our amazing instructors, good luck guys!
 
 
 
 

 Refer a Mate: 25 Days Free and $50 voucher for you!

 By now you should have received from us in the mail an invite for you to bring your ‘most likely’ gym buddy down to the gym. The letter included a membership tag preloaded with 25 Days Free for your mate when they get started.  It’s a win – win! when your mate joins up, you’ll not only get the best motivator around, but you’ll also get a $50 Club Credit to spend at Lifestyles!  We also included 3 x Free Visit passes for your mates who really aren’t that into it but want to check us out anyway.

 

Don’t forget this promotion ends on the 30th November and pick wisely as the Free 25 Day deal is for one mate only.

 
 
 
inShape – new RHQ class starting 1st December.
 
inShape is Lifestyles new workout designed to give you the lithe athletic shape your friends and family will admire (envy)?
 
Weights Free Zone…   The class uses the suspension training straps, your own body weight and gravity to activate your body’s core, stabilisers and all of the major muscle groups to give you the supple, toned, slim and fit body you desire.
 
The workouts are 30 minutes and the training system allows you to easily progress or regress exercises to suit your body, there are limited clients per session and your all under the guidance of your trainer so regardless of your current fitness and strength levels you’ll achieve a personalised workout to ensure the best results. inShape is fun, you work to your own level of intensity and you have the motivation of the group to help extend effort.




 Results to expect from your inShape sessions

  • You’ll have a leaner and fitter appearance.
  • More agility, strength and suppleness
  • Stand tall with an improved posture, stability and a stronger core
  • Last longer with increased muscular endurance

Train smarter not harder by combining strength and cardio, maximizing muscle activation with increased results and increasing calories burnt per session.

 
We recommend a minimum of 2 x inShape classes per week to reap the benefits.
 
 

4 simple exercises to relieve muscle soreness.

Here’s the thing, as the years go by you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue, this becomes more obvious as we continue to keep up a regular exercise regime. Out of blue you feel pain doing the simplest of exercises and you seem unable to ‘stretch it out’.
 
 

 

A good massage is one way to can reduce stiffness and soreness but we reckon using a foam roller is not only better, it’s cheaper!

 

Basically correct use of a foam roller breaks up fibrous muscle tissue

which boosts circulation so you feel more flexible and less sore.

 

 

Here’s a 10 minute routine to add at the end of your workout or in the privacy of your own home that will relieve muscle tension and pain.

 
For the full story and exercises  click here

 

FOAM ROLLERS ON SPECIAL!   Available now in Small (45cm) $49.00 or Large (90cm) $79.00

 
 
 

What do we know about Michael?

 Michael Mc Ilvride BSc (Ex & Sport) Post Dip in Rehabilitation.

 

Michael joined the fitness team at Lifestyle at the start of 2013 and became a Personal Trainer early this year while he successfully completed his studies earning a BSc (Ex& Sport) Post Dip in Rehabilitation. Michael is a pretty reserved guy so we sat him down for a quick fire interview to find out a little more about him.


So Michael what are your interests?


My interests are mainly sports, cricket and jujitsu in fact my earliest memories of any structured training or exercise was cricket practice at primary school. Cricket is still my main passion and I play every summer. I also do Jujitsu which is another high intensity form of exercise I do for fun!


 
Can you tell us a little about what type of training you personally enjoy?


I just love high intensity training especially sprint intervals! I’m a big fan of Box jumps because it’s a s plyometric exercise and I love the benefits that brings.

 

So you’ve told us what you like, what about your dislike?


That’s easy, it would have to be Dumb Bell thrusters, they’re terrible as I always feel weak in the upper body, and in fact you can add basically any exercise that requires upper body strength!

 

Who has had the biggest influence on the career to date?


I chose to be a trainer as it was the thing that sounded most appealing when considering career options, I don’t really have a career role model as such, but I have a close friend who works as a Clinical Physiologist who has sparked an interest for me to complete a Masters.

 

What’s the next step in your career?


As a trainer I love using my skills and knowledge in the rehabilitation field so my next step is to help clients with any concerns in this area, from an up-skilling perspective I’m planning to complete my Masters in Exercise Prescription Rehabilitation.

 

Ok last random question, what music is on your iPod?


My favorite sounds including a good mix of Heavy Metal – Dream Theatre, Disturbed and of course Metallica.

 

If you’re need some extra support and would like to have a chat with Michael you can text or call him on 02 844 3405 or email   michjmc@windowslive.com

 
 
Spotlight
Mobile App makes life easy.
 

 

Join the many members who have downloaded and use our Mobile App to make planning their sessions at Lifestyle.

 

The 3 most common uses are to check out who’s teaching a particular class, book for RHQ or schedule a 1-1 with a PT

 

Download FREE from iTunes and Google Play shops just search by name ‘LifestyleGym Fitplan’ mobile app.

 
 

Sunday mornings with the Lifestyle Riders:

There’s no doubt about cycling in bunches is safer and more fun!

 

With summer fast approaching now is the ideal time to join the crew, we welcome all new riders you don’t have to be a gym member to rides and it’s free (apart from a bit of effort spent on the day).

 

A road bike is essential as the Sunday rides are on a variety of road courses around Wellington that cater for all levels, there’s even a challenging option for those who want to take on the hills. We always finish our ride with the optional cuppa and chat from a suitably located café.

 

Watch out for our Xmas fun ride coming up in December , fancy dress ( slow ride from Lifestyle Gym Lower Hutt to Upper Hutt return, date tba.


 

Tour de France News


We have a Tour de France tour ( Karl Woolcott, House of Travel ) planned for 2016, four lifestyle couples already committed for those interested.


 

If you’re interested or to find out more contact Wayne Kelly at  wfkelly@xtra.co.nz

 
 

What’s on

Spotlight
Retro Week is coming Monday 17th November

Get out those Fluoro leotards and tights and get ready to have a blast!

On Monday 17th November all classes are fancy dress. Keep an eye on the timetable as during the week there will also be other classes that give you the opportunity to get into the ‘flashback’ theme.  As an incentive if you are participating in the 25 Day Challenge you will earn a ‘bonus’ session for any class done on the Monday and finally Wednesday night there is a complete RETRO Class in place of LATIN FUSION.

 

Spotlight
Christmas Class and happy hour 15th Dec
Join the team to celebrate Christmas with a master class followed by drinks at the Foggy Dew on Monday 15th December.  Happy hour at the Foggy runs from 7pm -9pmClass starts at 5:30pm and runs for an hour.25 Day Challenge ‘Major Prizes’ will be drawn at the end of the class.    Please join us for the class or a drink or both!!
 
 
 
Events you’ll find us at.
 
Splash n Dash! – Petone

It’s a no brainer that exercise is far less a chore when it’s either  [√ ] Fun,  [√ ] a Challenge, [√ ] on your bucket list or [√ ] something you can do with your mates.

 

So it’s no surprise that here at Lifestyle we’re big on anything that will tick one of the boxes!

Check out these Lifestyle Sponsored events coming your way in the next few months.

 

Splash n Dash

Lifestyle Splash n Dash – Petone

1st        January

4th        February

18th      February

4th        March

18th      March

 

More information on Splash n Dash and dates and times for Oriental Bay events are posted click here

 

Look out for the Petone Splash n Dash series this summer, run by Lifestyle in conjunction with the Splash n Dash Team the event options are accessible for everyone.

 
You have the choice of participating in any one of four events each night.Swim Run, Ocean Swim, 5km or 3km Fun Run or Walk and the novice event.
Entry only $15
 
Karapoti Classic. – 30th Anniversary.

ti Classic 

Lifestyle are proud supporters of the Karapoti Classic the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event.

 

This year is the 30th Anniversary so we are keen to have a good presence on the track and with courses from the feature 50km classic to the really accessible 20km challenge and the kids 5km classic there is something for everyone.


 
 
 
We’ve got you covered in the New Year with..
 
We’ve already begun planning for 2015 New Years resolutions check out below for early registrations for our popular team training squads starting early next year.


 

Need for Speed

Need for Speed is a six week action-packed course designed to improve speed and conditioning specific to any ball sport that involves multi-directional movement. Using the most up-to-date principles and methods, it helps you with acceleration, power, de-celeration, one-on-one evasion, and direction change.These sessions are run in Lower Hutt.


 

Interested?  Email janet.marsh@lifestylegym.co.nz 


 

Drop a Dress Size

Tentative registrations are being accepted for the first course in 2015.

 

Lean Fit 

Tentative registrations are being accepted for the first course in 2015

For either please Email tracy.heron@lifestylegym.co.nz


 

 

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Lifestyle Health & Fitness
PO Box 30699
Lower Hutt, Wellington 5012
New Zealand

LifeStory November 2014 – Wellington

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NOVEMBER 2014
 

So spring has arrived with its normal mixed bag of beautiful days, windy days and freezing southerlies. It’s about now we generally start thinking about what we are going to train for this spring / summer and how we might shape up on the day? For some of us this means participating in some of the many events available to both the serious and the weekend warrior while for others it’s the pure pleasure of getting out on our bikes, hitting the beaches or bush trails, golf course or sports field. 

 

Whatever your plans reach out to us if you need a hand or some advice, we are here to help wherever we can and nothing gives us more satisfaction than hearing how much enjoyment you’re getting from being fit for summer.  

 

Special shout out to June Struthers who celebrates her 90th birthday next month, June is a staunch Muscle Express devotee who’s seen more ‘Summers’ than most. Congratulations June we wish you a happy 90th and are in awe of your achievements over the years. 

 

I was online researching last week with the frantic pace of the festive season in the back of my mind I came across this quote which brought a smile.

 

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. – Thomas Jefferson"

 

What a great philosophy, that would be a great Lifestyle!

  

Finally our Christmas hours and classes will be on our Facebook page and the Website in the first week of December.

 

Steve Millar – Managing Director.

 

 
 
 
Congratulations Al and Shane

 

Huge congratulations to Shane Taylor and Alan Tetevano, finalists in the NZ Fitness Awards.

 

Alan and Shane are 2 of the 4 finalists in the prestigious "Pre Choreographed" – Instructor of the Year category. 

 

The winners are announced 22nd November 2014.

 
Fantastic recognition for two of our amazing instructors, good luck guys!
 
 
 
 
 

 Refer a Mate: 25 Days Free and $50 voucher for you!

 By now you should have received from us in the mail an invite for you to bring your ‘most likely’ gym buddy down to the gym. The letter included a membership tag preloaded with 25 Days Free for your mate when they join.  It’s a win – win! when your mate joins up, you’ll not only get the best motivator around, but you’ll also get a $50 Club Credit to spend at Lifestyles!  We also included 3 x Free Visit passes for your mates who really aren’t that into it but want to check us out anyway.

 

Don’t forget this promotion ends on the 30th November and pick wisely as the Free 25 Day deal is for one mate only.

 

 
 
 
Spotlight
Unlimited RHQ classes till Xmas just $99
Looking to add an extra element into your training before Christmas, how about unlimited RHQ classes until Christmas for only $99.00!
 
Existing RHQ members can grab this and we’ll extend the expiry on your concession cards. Members grab it here click here
 
Got a mate that’s a non member, it’s just $50 extra @ $149.00 click here


You’ll need your Mind Body log in and a Credit Card.
 
 
 
Lean Fit – six weeks to a fitter, leaner body

 

We are currently half way through the first LeanFit we have run in Wellington and feedback is very positive.

 

Doing the same routine results and hit a plateau? LeanFit provides the variety and challenge you need to wake the metabolic system up again. LeanFit is a cardio / resistance training programme (with a touch of instability added to most exercises to ensure we activate those hidden muscles)

 

You’ll be working in a small group under the expert guidance of a Personal Trainer for two 45 minute resistance sessions per week, you also receive one Tabata session and nutritional advice to round out the success plan.

 

The next round of LeanFit will get underway late January / early February. Tentative registrations are being accepted for the first course in 2015.  Email  sarah.bell@lifestylegym.co.nz

 

Testimonials: Members comments from this round of LeanFit

"It’s 2 weeks since I’ve started the LeanFit programme and it has been amazing so far.  The workouts are weights based training but you get a full cardio workout, honestly I come away feeling I’ve run 10k.  Further you get a free Tabata session thrown in & more over a weekly review of your food diary.  Although it’s only been 2 weeks I already feel lighter and fitter."  (Jenn Rodricks)

 

"I have found LeanFit to be a great way to challenge your body as it adds variety to your weekly routine. Your body gets used to doing the same classes week after week so this is a great way to change it up."  (Treena Fitness)

 
 
 
 
SWIM @ LIFESTYLE

School – School Age Programme

 

Our school age programme runs over the primary school term.  We have enthusiastic and experienced instructors that will help your kids gain confidence and develop skills that could save their lives. 

 

We have limited spaces available Monday – Thursday after school as well as Saturdays for Term 4.

 

Adult Swim Squad

Swim Squad is for confident intermediate – advanced adult swimmers.  The swim squad will provide an opportunity to develop fitness and achieve personal goals in a supportive and encouraging group environment. 

 

This is an 8-week programme with 2 sessions a week

Monday and Thursday 12:15 – 1pm

 

There are 4 weeks left to join and get in shape for summer swimming!!

 

 
 

4 simple exercises to relieve muscle soreness.

Here’s the thing, as the years go by you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue, this becomes more obvious as we continue to keep up a regular exercise regime. Out of blue you feel pain doing the simplest of exercises and you seem unable to ‘stretch it out’.
 

A good massage is one way to can reduce stiffness and soreness but we reckon using a foam roller is not only better, it’s cheaper!

 

Basically correct use of a foam roller breaks up fibrous muscle tissue

which boosts circulation so you feel more flexible and less sore.

 

 

Here’s a 10 minute routine to add at the end of your workout or in the privacy of your own home that will relieve muscle tension and pain.

 
For the full article and exercise demonstration click here

 

FOAM ROLLERS ON SPECIAL!   Available now in Small (45cm) $49.00 or Large (90cm) $79.00

 
 
 

Sculpt – a high quality protein supplement for Ladies.

With summer around the corner now is the best time to include Sculpt protein powder into your daily routine, helping your body to get leaner for summer!
 
Sculpt Protein powder is a controlled way of adding the right nutrients into your nutrition, especially when you are juggling the demands of your busy lifestyle, it’s perfect for a ‘3pm snack’, helping you feel more full instead of trying to choose something remotely healthy from the local café.
 
The good stuff…Sculpt is boosted with plant extracts including Green Tea (boost fat metabolising) and Garcinia (to suppress appetite) as well as L-Carnitine (turns fat into fuel) all which can aid with toning and shaping of your body for summer!


 

Sculpt is available from reception for $40.

 
 
 

Meet our Trainer – Karin Burger



Karin Burger.  Diploma in Sport (Advanced exercise prescription)
 
Karin joined the fitness team at Lifestyle at the beginning of this year and became a Personal Trainer mid way through this year whist successfully completing her NZIS Diploma in Advanced Exercise Prescription. As well as being a great trainer, Karin is an elite netballer, recently representing Wellington in the under 23 team.




So Karin what are your interests?


Most of my interests involve everything in my day to day life. I am very devoted to sport, training and The Lord God. Most of my life revolves around training for my sport, learning for the fitness industry, working in the fitness industry and playing my main sport, netball itself.
 
How long have you been involved in Netball?.


I have been playing netball since I was able to compete in sport, port in general has been my main time filler. When it comes to sport it teaches you a lot about life itself as well.

 
What are your earliest memories of training/exercise?


As a young child sport was mainly for enjoyment. however as I got older I started being more aware of how important training and exercise is in order to excel in your sport. Fitness has always been important in my sport career and therefore exercise was also very important. The higher intensity training/exercise only started once I began representing zones or country as a junior. 
 
Can you tell us a little about what type of training you personally enjoy?


Because of my sport, most of my training preference are related to my sport. I prefer doing strength/power training specific to sport. I find that power training interests me the most. Specifically Olympic lifting such as power cleans/snatches.

 

So you’ve told us what you like, what about your dislike?


Cardio is not my strong point only because I myself do not rely on my cardio training as much. However I try to learn about cardio in more detail in order to have knowledge.

 

Who has had the biggest influence on the career to date?


My family definitely have supported me and encouraged me to be where I am today. Without the support from my family I would not have been able to reach the heights I have until today. 

 

What are you goals as a Personal Trainer.


I would love to be able to help my clients reach their ultimate goals. Being successful to me means that my clients are satisfied and happy about the training and the progress that they see after each session. Being a fitness and conditioning coach for a sports team would be my ultimate goal.

 

Ok two last random questions, do you have pets and what’s your favourite movie?

I have only had dogs as pets, more specifically dutch hounds and my favourite movie is God is not Dead.

 
 
 
Spotlight
Mobile App makes life easy.
 

 Join the many members who have downloaded and use our Mobile App to make planning their sessions at Lifestyle.

 

The 3 most common uses are to check out who’s teaching a particular class, book for RHQ or schedule a 1-1 with a PT

 

Download FREE from iTunes and Google Play shops just search by name ‘LifestyleGym Fitplan’ mobile app.

 
 

Sunday mornings with the Lifestyle Riders:

There’s no doubt about cycling in bunches is safer and more fun!

 

With summer fast approaching now is the ideal time to join the crew, we welcome all new riders you don’t have to be a gym member to rides and it’s free (apart from a bit of effort spent on the day).

 

A road bike is essential as the Sunday rides are on a variety of road courses around Wellington that cater for all levels, there’s even a challenging option for those who want to take on the hills. We always finish our ride with the optional cuppa and chat from a suitably located café.

 

Watch out for our Xmas fun ride coming up in December , fancy dress ( slow ride from Lifestyle Gym Lower Hutt to Upper Hutt return, date tba.


 

Tour de France News


We have a Tour de France tour ( Karl Woolcott, House of Travel ) planned for 2016, four lifestyle couples already committed for those interested.


 

If you’re interested or to find out more contact Wayne Kelly at  wfkelly@xtra.co.nz

 
 

What’s on

Spotlight
Christmas Class and shared lunch 12th Dec
Join the team to celebrate Christmas with fun dance class followed by a shared lunch in the Results HQ room on Friday 12th December.
 
Jessie will lead the dance class and all the other trainers will be in there making fools of themselves.
Class starts at 12:30pm for 30 minutes followed by a 1:10pm shared lunch!Please dress up if you would like to and join us for some fun!
 
At the Lower Hutt club there is also a Christmas Master Class followed by drinks at the Foggy Dew on Monday 15th December.  Happy hour at the Foggy runs from 7pm -9pm Class starts at 5:30pm and runs for an hour.25 Day Challenge ‘Major Prizes’ will be drawn at the end of the class.    Please join us for the class or a drink or both!!
 
Spotlight
Retro Week is on in Lower Hutt – Monday 17th Nov

Get out those Fluoro leotards and tights and get ready to have a blast!

On Monday 17th November all classes are fancy dress. Keep an eye on the timetable as during the week there will also be other classes that give you the opportunity to get into the ‘flashback’ theme.

As an incentive if you are participating in the 25 Day Challenge you will earn a ‘bonus’ session for any class done on the Monday and finally

 

Wednesday night there is a complete RETRO Class in place of LATIN FUSION.

 

 
 
 
Events you’ll find us at.
Splash n Dash! – Petone

It’s a no brainer that exercise is far less a chore when it’s either  [√ ] Fun,  [√ ] a Challenge, [√ ] on your bucket list or [√ ] something you can do with your mates.

 

So it’s no surprise that here at Lifestyle we’re big on anything that will tick one of the boxes!

Check out these Lifestyle Sponsored events coming your way in the next few months.

 

Splash n Dash

Lifestyle Splash n Dash – Petone

1st        January

4th        February

18th      February

4th        March

18th      March

 

More information on Splash n Dash and dates and times for Oriental Bay events are posted click here

 

Look out for the Petone Splash n Dash series this summer, run by Lifestyle in conjunction with the Splash n Dash Team the event options are accessible for everyone.

 
You have the choice of participating in any one of four events each night.Swim Run, Ocean Swim, 5km or 3km Fun Run or Walk and the novice event.
Entry only $15
 
Karapoti Classic. – 30th Anniversary.

ti Classic 

Lifestyle are proud supporters of the Karapoti Classic the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event.

 

This year is the 30th Anniversary so we are keen to have a good presence on the track and with courses from the feature 50km classic to the really accessible 20km challenge and the kids 5km classic there is something for everyone.


 
 
 
We’ve got you covered in the New Year with..
We’ve already begun planning for 2015 New Years resolutions check out below for early registrations for our popular team training squads starting early next year.


 

Need for Speed

Need for Speed is a six week action-packed course designed to improve speed and conditioning specific to any ball sport that involves multi-directional movement. Using the most up-to-date principles and methods, it helps you with acceleration, power, de-celeration, one-on-one evasion, and direction change.These sessions are run in Lower Hutt.


 

Interested?  Email janet.marsh@lifestylegym.co.nz 


 

Lean Fit 

Tentative registrations are being accepted for the first course in 2015

For either please Email  Sarah.bell@lifestylegym.co.nz


 

 

Interesting Image
Lifestyle Health & Fitness
PO Box 30699
Lower Hutt, Wellington 5012
New Zealand

LifeStory November 2014 – Upper Hutt

Posted on
 
Company Logo
NOVEMBER 2014
 

So spring has arrived with its normal mixed bag of beautiful days, windy days and freezing southerlies. It’s about now we generally start thinking about what we are going to train for this spring / summer and how we might shape up on the day? For some of us this means participating in some of the many events available to both the serious and the weekend warrior while for others it’s the pure pleasure of getting out on our bikes, hitting the beaches or bush trails, golf course or sports field. 

 

Whatever your plans reach out to us if you need a hand or some advice, we are here to help wherever we can and nothing gives us more satisfaction than hearing how much enjoyment you’re getting from being fit for summer.  

 

Special shout out to June Struthers who celebrates her 90th birthday next month, June is a staunch Muscle Express devotee who’s seen more ‘Summers’ than most. Congratulations June we wish you a happy 90th and are in awe of your achievements over the years. 

 

I was online researching last week with the frantic pace of the festive season in the back of my mind I came across this quote which brought a smile.

 

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I would say rather more so because health is more important than learning – Thomas Jefferson"

 

What a great philosophy, that would be a great Lifestyle!

  

Finally our Christmas hours and classes will be on our Facebook page and the Website in the first week of December.

 

Steve Millar – Managing Director.

 

 
 
 
Congratulations Al and Shane

 

Huge congratulations to Shane Taylor and Alan Tetevano, finalists in the NZ Fitness Awards.

 

Alan and Shane are 2 of the 4 finalists in the prestigious "Pre Choreographed" – Instructor of the Year category. 

 

The winners are announced 22nd November 2014.

 
Fantastic recognition for two of our amazing instructors, good luck guys!
 
 
 
 

 Refer a Mate: 25 Days Free and $50 voucher for you!

 By now you should have received from us in the mail an invite for you to bring your ‘most likely’ gym buddy down to the gym. The letter included a membership tag preloaded with 25 Days Free for your mate when they get started.  It’s a win – win! when your mate joins up, you’ll not only get the best motivator around, but you’ll also get a $50 Club Credit to spend at Lifestyles!  We also included 3 x Free Visit passes for your mates who really aren’t that into it but want to check us out anyway.

 

Don’t forget this promotion ends on the 30th November and pick wisely as the Free 25 Day deal is for one mate only.

 
 
PowerSculpt – New Group Exercise Class (booking essential)

 

To coincide with Sculpt, our exciting new team training program PowerSculpt has come onto the Group Exercise timetable.  This class is a combination of INTENSE CARDIO POWER intervals followed by RESISTANCE intervals that are designed to develop long lean muscles while burning MAXIMUM calories all in 35 minutes. 

 

Class numbers are limited to 20 so avoid disappointment and book online via our Fitness App (see below) or on the group exercise timetable  click here  you’ll need to be a registered user with an online log in. (valid email address is required).

 

 
 
 
 
Sculpt n Shape – Team Training for Women.
 
In January 2015  Lifestyle is excited to be launching ‘Sculpt n Shape’ an innovative new training programme for Women. We’re adopting a new training philosophy for Sculpt it’s more of a Mind Body approach, to understand what we are trying to achieve I’ve interviewed Jo Saffioti, Club Manager, Instructor extraordinaire, Personal Trainer and Sculpts co-creator to get an insight into her new concept.
 

Jo can you tell us how what prompted you to create Sculpt?

Sure so since crossing over into personal training from group exercise it’s become quite evident and even alarming to me how hard female members can be on themselves. I’ve personally witnessed behaviour like, constantly watching the scales while following fad diets as they strive for a body to emulate the air brushed image of a cover page model.

 

I felt there was a need for a program that was aimed for women who want the sculpted toned body that sometimes seems so unachievable, a program that would target all body angles of a female.

 

When you look at advertising these days it is of beautiful women who never age or are out of shape, totally unrealistic but as females we carry on beating ourselves up trying to reach the unachievable. 

 

It is time to bring in a program that is designed for female training, targeting areas that we worry about but also changing the mind- set we have and training behaviours we fall into. This lead me to approach Tanya Houpt (Lifestyles GE Director) explaining what I wanted and together we put this altogether.

 

So what’s different about this training philosophy?

We want to change women’s training mind set to one of confidence in themselves, to be empowered by what they see in the mirror and to be proud of who they are. We need to learn to work with the body we’ve been given, work on and celebrate our favourite feature.

 

Mentally the challenge is to understand that we lead busy lives, our energy levels and discipline can sway depending on what’s happening, so when we have a bad week of for example eating poorly we just recognise why it happened and move on, not beat ourselves up about it or worry about the scales.

 

How does it work, what sort of training should I expect?

No heavy weights! Sculpt n Shape sessions involve resistance and cardio intervals with high repetitions consisting of either light weights, bands or suspension trainers. You will feel the work out, and with use of the bands and suspension trainers you’ll target area’s that aren’t traditionally hit by a weights workout.  So getting the sculptured look without the bulk!

 

What results can I expect?

The first thing is feeling better about yourself and appreciating you and your body.  Making the most of what we have.  And of course toned, stronger, fitter and a more confident you!

 

How do I find out more or get my name on the first enrollment list?

 

Sculpt n Shape is an 8 week programme starting 19th January, numbers are strictly limited to 12, if you’d like more information please register your interest to me at email jo-ann.saffioti@lifestylegym.co.nz and I’ll send you out an information pack in the next week.


 

 

 
 
Spotlight
Only $99.00 – Unlimited RHQ till Christmas
Looking for an extra element for your training before Christmas, how about unlimited RHQ classes until Christmas for only $99.00.
 
Existing RHQ members can grab this and we’ll extend the expiry on your concession cards.
Got a mate that’s a non member, it’s just $50 extra @ $149.00
 
Members grab it here..  click here
Non Members grab it here..  click here
You’ll need your Mind Body log in and a Credit Card.
 
 
 

4 simple exercises to relieve muscle soreness.

Here’s the thing, as the years go by you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue, this becomes more obvious as we continue to keep up a regular exercise regime. Out of blue you feel pain doing the simplest of exercises and you seem unable to ‘stretch it out’.
 
 

 

A good massage is one way to can reduce stiffness and soreness but we reckon using a foam roller is not only better, it’s cheaper!

 

Basically correct use of a foam roller breaks up fibrous muscle tissue

which boosts circulation so you feel more flexible and less sore.

 

 

Here’s a 10 minute routine to add at the end of your workout or in the privacy of your own home that will relieve muscle tension and pain.

 
For the full story and exercises  click here

 

FOAM ROLLERS ON SPECIAL!   Available now in Small (45cm) $49.00 or Large (90cm) $79.00

 
 
 

Sculpt – a high quality protein supplement for Ladies.

With summer around the corner now is the best time to include Sculpt protein powder into your daily routine, helping your body to get leaner for summer!
 
Sculpt Protein powder is a controlled way of adding the right nutrients into your nutrition, especially when you are juggling the demands of your busy lifestyle, it’s perfect for a ‘3pm snack’, helping you feel more full instead of trying to choose something remotely healthy from the local café.
 
The good stuff…Sculpt is boosted with plant extracts including Green Tea (boost fat metabolising) and Garcinia (to suppress appetite) as well as L-Carnitine (turns fat into fuel) all which can aid with toning and shaping of your body for summer!


 

Sculpt is available from reception.

 
 

What do we know about Devon?

Devon MacDonald. Certificate ExSc Level 5.

 

Devon joined the crew earlier this year and has quickly become a popular member of our fitness team. Many members have noted and, like us been impressed by Devon’s personal journey as he uses his knowledge of nutrition and discipline to successfully increase or decrease his weight and size dependent upon the football season.


So Devon what are your interests?


Fishing, hunting, the outdoors. I pretty much enjoy any outdoor or physical activity. I just like to be active. The main sport I play is Rugby Union, I have been playing properly for 3 years as a prop. I can play both tight head and loose head, but my preferred position is loose head. In the recent past I spent 3 years doing Kickboxing, I have played Soccer and Softball in my earlier years but I like the physicality of Rugby so I started to play. I enjoy all sport although I like to win!




So what’s your earliest memory of exercise?

I started playing T-Ball at the age of 4 and as I got older I had to play Softball. I first joined Lifestyle at the age of 13 weighing 89.6kgs. After hours of cardio a week I dropped to 74kgs. I had lost 15kg by year 10 at Upper Hutt College, then I started to put weight back on as I got into weight training.

 

Do you have a favourite exercise?

Would probably be the same as most males, the Bench Press. I only think it’s my favourite because that’s the only exercise that anyone asks “How much can you bench?”

 

Least favourite exercise?

This would have to be Burpees because I get knackered doing them. I hate them even more during rugby season because I put on weight and then my gut gets in the way. The more weight therefore means more energy used to get myself up.



How would you describe your training style?

It differs during the year. Pre season rugby training is more strength and power training, whereas in season training is more functional movements. Rugby specific off season hypertrophy, then when summer comes closer its fat loss (cutting).


 

Can you share with us your Personal Goals?

They differ during the year for training, but for sports I want to get as high in rugby as I can. If I put the hard work in hopefully I’ll get what I want.


 

What about Professional Goals as a Trainer?

I want to help people accomplish their goals because it feels so good inside to achieve things. I want to be that person who has helped them through the tough times and told them that “THEY CAN” when they’ve said “THEY CAN’T”. If I can put weight on and take weight off then I can help you do the same.


 

Who has had the biggest influence in your career?

No-one in particular but if I had to pick someone, I would have to say myself. After seeing myself in the mirror I knew something had to change so that’s when I joined the gym.



Random question, what’s your favourite movie?

“Never Back Down”. Goes to show, that pure talent isn’t enough. You have to train hard in order to reach the top.

 

 

 
 
Spotlight
Mobile App makes life easy.
 

 

Join the many members who have downloaded and use our Mobile App to make planning their sessions at Lifestyle.

 

The 3 most common uses are to check out who’s teaching a particular class, book for RHQ or schedule a 1-1 with a PT

 

Download FREE from iTunes and Google Play shops just search by name ‘LifestyleGym Fitplan’ mobile app.

 
 

Sunday mornings with the Lifestyle Riders:

There’s no doubt about cycling in bunches is safer and more fun!

 

With summer fast approaching now is the ideal time to join the crew, we welcome all new riders you don’t have to be a gym member to rides and it’s free (apart from a bit of effort spent on the day).

 

A road bike is essential as the Sunday rides are on a variety of road courses around Wellington that cater for all levels, there’s even a challenging option for those who want to take on the hills. We always finish our ride with the optional cuppa and chat from a suitably located café.

 

Watch out for our Xmas fun ride coming up in December , fancy dress ( slow ride from Lifestyle Gym Lower Hutt to Upper Hutt return, date tba.


 

Tour de France News


We have a Tour de France tour ( Karl Woolcott, House of Travel ) planned for 2016, four lifestyle couples already committed for those interested.


 

If you’re interested or to find out more contact Wayne Kelly at  wfkelly@xtra.co.nz

 

 
 
 
Welcome to the Team
 

A big welcome to Shayna Corskie to the reception team – Shayna will be working Friday afternoons as well as every 2nd Sunday.  Please introduce yourself to her, you may recognise her as she has been a member at Lifestyle for over 5 years and is also our lovely Amberlee’s little sister.

 

Congratulations to Tracy Heron who is a senior member of the team is expanding her role to Interim Fitness Manager at the Lower Hutt gym.  We are fortunate though to continue to have her expertise with us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Upper Hutt Club.  She too has a little sister working with us Michelle who takes the Wednesday night Thaifit class.  You may have seen the similarities?  Haha not!

 

Sandy MacCormick – The Clubs Admin Manager works at the Upper Hutt gym on a Tuesday and Thursday.  She has been enjoying meeting our members out on the floor and has found it to be a very busy and friendly gym.

 
 
 

What’s on

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Retro Week is coming Monday 17th November

Get out those Fluoro leotards and tights and get ready to have a blast!

On Monday 17th November all classes are fancy dress. Keep an eye on the timetable as during the week there will also be other classes that give you the opportunity to get into the ‘flashback’ theme.  As an incentive if you are participating in the 25 Day Challenge you will earn a ‘bonus’ session for any class done on the Monday.

 

Spotlight
Christmas Class and drinks Thursday 18th Dec
Join the team to celebrate Christmas with a master class on Thursday 18th December followed by drinks and light nibbles in the Boxing area.


Class starts at 5.30pm to 6.30pm and will continue the theme of the 25 year anniversary retro theme as well as including some of our favourite Thaifit combos and routines from the past year.
 
 
 
Events you’ll find us at.
 
Splash n Dash! – Petone

It’s a no brainer that exercise is far less a chore when it’s either  [√ ] Fun,  [√ ] a Challenge, [√ ] on your bucket list or [√ ] something you can do with your mates.

 

So it’s no surprise that here at Lifestyle we’re big on anything that will tick one of the boxes!

Check out these Lifestyle Sponsored events coming your way in the next few months.

 

Splash n Dash

Lifestyle Splash n Dash – Petone

1st        January

4th        February

18th      February

4th        March

18th      March

 

More information on Splash n Dash and dates and times for Oriental Bay events are posted click here

 

Look out for the Petone Splash n Dash series this summer, run by Lifestyle in conjunction with the Splash n Dash Team the event options are accessible for everyone.

 
You have the choice of participating in any one of four events each night.Swim Run, Ocean Swim, 5km or 3km Fun Run or Walk and the novice event.
Entry only $15
 
Karapoti Classic. – 30th Anniversary.

 

ti ClassicLifestyle are proud supporters of the Karapoti Classic, the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event.

 

This year is the 30th Anniversary so we are keen to have a good presence on the track and with courses from the feature 50km classic to the really accessible 20km challenge and the kids 5km classic there is something for everyone.


 

  For more information visit  http://www.karapoti.co.nz/

 

 
 
 
We’ve got you covered in the New Year with..
 
We’ve already begun planning for 2015 New Years resolutions check out below for early registrations for our popular team training squads starting early next year.
 
Drop a Dress Size


 

First round of DADs for 2015 will kick off on Tuesday 10th February.  Two sessions available 9.30am and 6.15pm held on Tuesday and Thursday.  Registrations are being accepted now so to avoid disappointment get your registration in early.

Email     yvette.potts@lifestylegym.co.nz

 

Need for Speed

 

Need for Speed is a six week action-packed course designed to improve speed and conditioning specific to any ball sport that involves multi-directional movement. Using the most up-to-date principles and methods, it helps you with acceleration, power, de-celeration, one-on-one evasion, and direction change.These sessions are run in Lower Hutt.


 

Interested?  Email janet.marsh@lifestylegym.co.nz 


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LifeStory June 2014
 

Hi and thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter. Again in 2014 we’ve been really focussed on trying to keep things fresh and interesting for our members by introducing new classes like Hardcore, Tabata and LeanFit. We are also really pleased to have introduced our Fitness App making it easier for you to access your GE timetable, book PT sessions and RHQ classes, with versions on Google Play and iTunes we have most smart phones covered, just search Lifestylegym Fitplan.

Industry-wise it’s great to see that once again Lifestyle got a jump on the other gyms with our Small Group Personal Training program (Results HQ). Our focus on group training has paid dividends as displayed in a recent Facebook Survey where 85% of respondents either participated in GE classes or RHQ sessions or both, this correlated with 82% of respondents answering that they were achieving the results they wanted. To us that’s hugely satisfying a true testament to the quality of our programs and the belief we have that training in a group gets results faster.

Another big thanks to those members who are sharing their inspirational stories in this e-newsletter and a shout out to those on the team that are making this possible. I also want to congratulate Taryn Ryan, Michael McIlvride and Eddie Maunsell who have all stepped up and completed Lifestyle’s rigorous Personal Training cadetship to become fulltime one-on-one Trainers.

As a sports fan it’s been challenging finding time to train as often as normal. The MySky has been in overtime recording the Hockey World Cup, the Junior World Champs for Rugby and now the biggest event on the planet, the Football World Cup! Luckily I drew Costa Rica in the sweepstake so I won’t have to follow it for too long!

Good luck to everyone that is participating in the Wellington Marathon this weekend, this is another event that we sponsor via MDJ promotions and the event director has told me that the numbers are the highest ever!


 

What’s been happening at the Club:

 

GREAT MATES WEEK IS COMING VERY SOON!
OK, we all know working out with a mate is way more fun, plus it gives you the opportunity to catch up and maybe even work a little bit harder. So to help you stay motivated, were offering all our members the chance to workout with a mate at Lifestyle, FREE, for one week! You get the chance to show them how great Lifestyle is, and you might even score $50 Club Credit at the end of it if your mate joins with us! Terms and conditions apply, see your local Club for more information.

LEANFIT RESULTS ROCK! LeanFit, our latest team training addition has just finished its first trial round with HUGE results! Our new 8-week programme focusses on resistance training to get you leaner, fitter and more toned. To fully test this, we had one of our own RiDE and MX instructors take on the challenge with some pretty impressive results. Cherie Turton didn’t diet, but ate smarter and found a balance in her training. At the end of the 8-week programme, Cherie came away with an 8cm loss in both waist AND hips, a 4kg weight loss and an overall body fat percentage drop of a whopping 4% – an amazing achievement and a good testament to a fantastic new programme. Look out for LeanFit (and Cherie, who’s already signed up for the next round), coming to Upper Hutt and Wellington soon!  

REFER A FRIEND AND GET $50 CLUB CREDIT! Got any mates who’re suffering from a dose of the winter blues? Bring them into the club to get re-energized and motivated and for every friend who joins us, you’ll get a $50 club credit to spend at Lifestyle. Plus, you can now spend your Club Credits on Personal Training, Small Group Training (Results HQ) and even on items in the Pro Shop – a great way to get a discount on your supplements – AND you get a workout buddy too!  

HAVOC PRE WORKOUT FORMULA ($10 at the Pro Shop). If you want to lift your workout and are interested in giving supplements a go, check out our mini-tubs of HAVOC pre-workout formula. At just $10 you get the chance to try before you buy with three serves in each tub. Just one scoop with 200mls water 20-30 minutes before your workout and see the difference! Amplify your power, sharpen your mental focus and generate bigger pumps with HAVOC’s superior blend of four genuine muscle pump enhancing nitric oxide stimulants to help take your workout to its maximum. Ask at Reception for more details and grab a tub!

GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! The Lifestyle Swim School will be running two intensive block courses over the school holidays. These block courses provide an ideal opportunity for students to solidify their skills and show strong improvement over a short period of time (plus you can even do a workout while they learn!). Classes will run in the mornings.

  • Wednesday July 9 – Saturday July 12
    (4-day course)
  • Monday July 14 – Saturday July 19
    (6-day course)

For more information on the block courses or to book your child in, contact Andi at our Wellington Club on 499 0032. 

BECOME A FASTER, MORE EFFICIENT SWIMMER WITH ONE-ON-ONE COACHING. Want to stay one step ahead of your kids and gain the confidence to have fun with them in the water? Looking for a new challenge coming into the warmer weather? Lifestyle in Wellington now offer private one-on-one adult lessons! Our experienced team of instructors can help you overcome your fears, improve your swimming skills and technique and develop your water confidence. Private lessons are tailor-made t o meet your needs and our small quiet pool provides an optimal setting to develop your swimming skills.

Keen to learn more? Email swimschool@lifestylegym.co.nz or call us at our Wellington Club on 499 0032. 

SWIM SQUADS ARE BACK! In July our Wellington Club will be bringing back Adult Swim Squads. The squads are geared towards intermediate and advanced swimmers who are looking for an encouraging and supportive group in which you will improve your fitness, technique, efficiency and speed. The swim squads will swim involve two 45 minute sessions per week.

Email us at swimschool@lifestylegym.co.nz for more information! 

BRIDGET’S DOING AN AWESOME JOB! You might have seen our latest Results HQ Hero Bridget Cheesman’s weekly posts on our Facebook page. Bridget has taken on the challenge of doing Small Group Training three times a week to see if she can get the results she’s looking for and if Results HQ is the way to get her there. The good news is that Bridget is at week three and is already seeing some pretty good results – in terms of her old jeans are back!! Well done Bridget, you’re doing a super job, keep it up! If you’d like to keep an eye on Bridget’s progress, catch her on our Facebook page. 

RUNSQUAD TAKES IT UP A GEAR! Lower Hutt Club has also trialled a new team training programme called RunSquad in the lead up to the Wellington Marathon. RunSquad takes those both new to running and the more seasoned runner and aims to get them their PB in just 8 weeks of training. The programme includes two small group training sessions per week along with a running schedule and group runs, providing a supportive group environment to help you achieve your 10km goals. We wish our RunSquad members all the very best of luck and look forward to seeing them compete in June. 

TELL US ABOUT WHAT MATTERS TO YOU! We’re running a survey to find out what’s important to our members when they’re striving to achieve their fitness goals. We know how hard that journey can be so we’re trying to find out what we can do to help you on your journey. If you’re keen to take part, click here and let us know. The survey takes less then five minutes and you’ll be helping us make Lifestyle a better place to workout! 

LADIES! HAVING HORMONE ISSUES? Our Lower Hutt Club are hosting a FREE information evening on Friday 27th June at 6.30 in Cure Café (next door to our Lower Hutt Club) with Janet Comeskey, Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with over 30 years experience in both mainstream and alternative therapies. Come along and learn about the changes and transitions women move through, understand the changes from puberty, child-bearing years, pre-menopause and menopause. This information evening will provide youw tih te knoeldge to best help yourself through lifestyle, dietary and herbal medicinal supplements.

Know someone else who’d be interested in coming? Great, bring them along – non members are also welcome. Registration desk is at Lower Hutt Reception – sign up next time you’re in, or give us a call on 569 6664 and we’ll do it for you!

HAS YOUR PT, FITNESS CONSULTANT OR PERSONAL TRAINER GONE THE EXTRA MILE? The New Zealand Fitness Award nominations are now open, so if you’d like to make sure your Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor of Group Exercicse Instructor or any of Lifestyle staff gets recognised for the hard work they put in to ensure you reach your fitness goals, this is a perfect avenue to do it. Find out more information on how to nominate at fitnessindustryawards.co.nz or call 0800 66 88 11.

‘GO TROPPO’ IN UPPER HUTT! Forget all about winter, pull out the glad rags and come along to the 7’s Bar on King Street in Upper Hutt on the 5th July at 7.30pm for our rather tropical Mid-Winter Party! With a happy hour from 8pm and light nibbles provided you’d better get in quick. You can pick up your $10 tickets from Reception in Upper Hutt, so mark the dates in your diaries and pick up your tickets next time you’re in the Club. 


DATES FOR THE DIARY:

 

ARMSTRONG MOTOR GROUP WELLINGTON MARATHON – Sunday 22 June 2014. Registrations are still open for the Wellington Marathon, half marathon and 10k. Special mention to the Runsquad members in Lower Hutt who are building up their distances each week to this race! Find out more and book online at harbourcapital.org.nz/

TOUGH GUY AND GAL CHALLENGE – Think you’re tough? Tough enough to run through water trails, crawl under barbed wire obstacles, slog through swamp crossings, bash your way through bush trails, hill climbs and a rope bridge all thrown into the mix? 6 km (one lap) or 12 km (two laps) options are available.

  • Thursday 24th July – Tough Kids
  • Friday 25th July – Secondary Schools Challenge
  • Saturday 26th July – 12k, 6k
  • Sunday 27th July – 12k, 6k

Find out more or book online at eventpromotions.co.nz


 

SUSAN’S JOURNEY

This is my story (or part of it anyway). I’m Susan Jamieson, a member who frequents both Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt gyms. I have been a member of a gym on and off over 30 years in three cities. Lifestyle has been my gym for a number of years now. I participated in group exercise sessions – lunchtimes and early evenings, and some Drop A Dress Size (DADS) programmes I was comfortable.

2012 and a family holiday in Australia pretty much changed all that. I discovered that even though I was fit I could not hold myself up when sea kayaking – my core was not strong; my breathing difficult. Tracy became my personal trainer and I set a goal – to compete in the Lake Taupo Cycle challenge (as part of a 4 person relay team). After months of training which increased in intensity I completed my goal – it wasn’t easy but I did it!

2013 and I set a new goal – to walk the Tongariro Crossing on Labour Weekend and do some more hard training. Tracy continued as my personal trainer, I started Results HQ SBT and all was going well – NOT! At the same time life became an emotional roller coaster, work stress levels were high, medical issues arose, I had a knee injury and a Surgeon telling me to lose weight! Energy in had to be less that energy out – it was simple! And I still had my goal but I couldn’t even get under my desk during earthquakes.

Life was not good – Tracy was right beside me however; working with me on my rehabilitation and giving me alternative exercises to do. Eventually I started back at RHQ SBT at both Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt, modifying exercises when needed. I didn’t complete the Tongariro Crossing in one day but you know what I can say – I walked the equivalent distance by trekking in and out from both ends and around a lake. I have continued my RHQ SBT and have included metabolic blast in my weekly routine; I also completed a DADS session and was happy with my results.

We have just returned from our holiday in high temperatures. We walked for hours at a time and thanks to the intensive training with Jo and Tracy which increased my fitness and strengthened my muscles around the injured knee to help cope with the arthritis. I had a wonderful holiday.

I am ready to start my next journey with Tracy. My knee still twinges every now and again and I still have some medical issues. I will continue with RHQ SBT (and get even fitter and stronger) and with Tracy (when I started my personal training I couldn’t even hold a prone hold – you should see me now); for the last year my RiDE sessions were all on the saddle now I am riding both up and down; Metabolic Blast is a blast and Mobility is a must. I don’t want any exercises made easier for me just modified if required; I don’t want an instructor to look at me and make assumptions that I am not capable – I want to work hard and get results and I want to do it all with supportive trainers and with my wonderful SBT peeps.

Most importantly I want to have fun and laugh!


 

SONYA’S STORY

When I was pregnant with my first child, I swam 6 days a week and just 6 weeks after Rhiannon was born, I was pretty much back to my pre-baby weight. When I was pregnant with Mali, baby no. 2, I only swam 3 days a week and my return to pre-baby body was much longer and harder work. Then along came Gweni, baby no. 3. I had a bit of a rough pregnancy and two beautiful girls to chase after which left very little time for exercise, thus my return to pre-baby weight was just about non-existent!

So when I came home from the UK with a three month old, a 2 and 5 year old, I was happy, tired and plump! I needed a gym – preferably with a kids area! I did a bit of a Hutt ‘gym crawl’. Tried out Les Mills where I even did a fitness test – needless to say it was a bit daunting and I came away with a 49% body fat result and a weight that was too close to 90kg for my liking – for someone who’d always exercised, this was quite crushing, but a starting point. I took up a trial at Lifestyle Health & Fitness, loved it and joined – now all I needed with a gym buddy. I ‘convinced’ my bestie to join up too and between us we set about getting back into shape. It worked really well, a slow steady slog which got bumped up a bit as my partner of 15 years and I decided to finally marry. The big day was great, I totally loved it and we had a blast. And then the big day passed and I still wasn’t quite where I wanted to be. I decided it was time to give Drop A Dress Size (DADS) a go. I always thought I gave 100% when I worked out – boy was I wrong! DADS changed the way I viewed a hard workout. What I thought was hard was clearly not! I met some lovely ladies and together we supported each other, challenged each other and did a cracking job of dropping weight!

Huge thanks to Straddy for getting me on the path I needed, he was always encouraging, inspiring and had a way to push us just that little bit further each time. I loved it. I signed up to two further rounds of DADS out in Lower Hutt with Sha and that bought me closer to my goal. The training style was awesome, I loved that I was coming out of a session knowing I had worked as hard as I possibly could and more importantly, I was getting results. After DADS I combined POD training with Sha and Results HQ and I even started to see muscles!!

I’m now two years down the track from that daunting piece of paper saying I had 49% body fat and I’m proud to say I’ve not only dropped 15kg since then, but my body fat is now a respectable 27%. Better than that though, I’m fit, I’m strong and I love running round having races with my beautiful girls (don’t worry, I always let them win!). Thanks Lifestyle for not only giving me back my body, but for making me feel strong again!

Sonya (yes, she’s the one lying down) and her Tabata buddies after a special ‘John Walker’ themed session. Sonya has left Lifestyle to return to Wales with her husband, proud Welshman Alwyn, and their family. We wish them all the best!


 

JULIE’S STORY

Hi, my name is Julie and this is my story so far.

I started at Lifestyle Health & Fitness Wellington back in July 2013. Before that I was doing yoga classes because I was told that yoga could also help you lose weight and tone your body. That didn’t happen for me plus I was getting bored in doing the same thing day in and day out. So I decided to join a gym, lucky for me there was one just across the road from where I worked so going in my lunchtime wasn’t going to be a problem. When I first started I was only going 3 days a week thinking that this was going to be OK. It was only when I started going 5 days a week, changed my eating habits, doing classes and listening to the trainers that things started to move. Back when I first started I had a 12 week course with a trainer and weighed in at 94.3k, 10 months down the track I am pleased to say that I have lost 7.7k. My aim at this moment is to lose 10k before my year is up. Slow and steady does it.

I would like to say a big thanks to all staff, trainers and even the people that are at the gym when I am. It is amazing the boost and confidence you get from these people even through just talking to them, and it makes you want to keep on coming back. Thank you Lifestyle!


 

Don’t forget to check out the iTunes and GooglePlay shops and grab your FREE copy of Lifestylegym Fitplan!

See you all at the Club!

LifeStory November 2013

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LifeStory June/July 2013

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The sudden cold snap has signalled the end of the great run of weather we’ve been having so I guess most of us will retreat indoors more often to train. For me this has meant getting back in the pool a couple of times a week with my mate and participating in a couple of RAW sessions a week, both I enjoy and expect will help me keep a good base fitness over the next few months. It’s fair to say that endurance training hasn’t fully prepared me for the RAW sessions with most new workouts reintroducing me to muscles that I forgot existed! I’ve been promised by fellow participants that I’ll be fine after a few sessions and I look forward to that time.

Again this season we have some new offerings to keep your training fresh and motivating, keep an eye out in particular for the introduction of GE classes “Freestyle’ and our all-new 2SR Step Resistance class. I know that the trial classes were a huge success and the launch is widely anticipated. Continue reading →

New Format Release Dates for GE

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Lifestyle on show again at Better Home & Living Show!

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Hey guys! We’ll see you all at the Better Home & Living Show at the Westpac Stadium this weekend! You can catch the team this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Aisle 33 or our Demo Stage (Aisle 22)! You can download a timetable of the Demo Stage events here.

Make sure you grab a copy of our Two for One Entry Voucher here.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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All Systems Go!

After a pretty frantic start to 2013 we are pleased to announce that our Wellington Clubs have been successfully integrated into our remaining and fully refurbished site on The Terrace.

Thanks to all those Wellington members who have stuck with us through the disruption since late last year. Judging by the positive feedback shared with me at our reopening function it’s been worth the wait. Continue reading →

Easter Holiday Hours

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This Easter our Lower Hutt and Wellington Clubs are observing our normal Public Holiday hours. Our Upper Hutt Club is closed on Good Friday, but has normal Public Holiday hours over the remainder of the Easter break. Continue reading →

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