Exercise here at Rev is our sanity and our therapy. We encourage everyone we come in contact with to adopt this idea.
From the new Mum who has lost her spark.
To the over worked business owner who is stressed, short of breath and living off coffee.
Implementing exercise into your weekly schedule will really help you cope with everyday up’s and down’s and help you thrive in all areas of your life.
It’s making it stick that is hard. Firstly you need to take a good hard look at your priorities. Your first 3 priorities will make up your life experience.
Our top 3 are:
Our business and clients
Our health and fitness
Other priorities like friends, fun and adventure must fit in with these top 3 priorities. These 3 come first, always.
A good way to work out your priorities is to write down 3 things you’d drop everything else in your life for. For example, social situations, pleasing other peoples agendas (people pleasing). Sadly for most people health and fitness will be the first to drop off their priorities list. If this is the case for you, you need to redesign your life if it is wellness you are seeking.
You CAN NOT hold importance for your health if it is not a priority. This seems extremely obviously but most people miss this vital point. You have to rearrange the priorities in your life. You have to choose exercise before other things. It needs to be in your top 3.
Next, we have the 2 most important words when it comes to exercise – ACCOUNTABILITY and CONSISTENCY.
So, we can list it like this;
Be held accountable
Health and fitness is still number 3 for us. That means we’ll drop our health and fitness out if our sons need us or our business needs us. This is normal and sometimes can not be helped. In order to ensure that most of the time we’re making it happen however we install ACCOUNTABILITY. We have classes we are committed to, training we must turn up for. Exercise sessions where we are held accountable by someone else.
We believe this is essential for EVERYONE. Why? Because we’re all busy and we’re all our own worst enemy when it comes to taking the easy route and talking ourselves out of the ‘work’.
This is where personal trainers really are worth their weight in gold. You may see them as just an exercise session. What they actually do….. Hold you accountable to turn up day in and day out when you have every reason not to. They listen to your struggles, council you through your life knockdowns, are your biggest fans when you achieve things that give you purpose and meaning. They’re life mentors pulling you up, pulling you back and making sure you’re getting the very best out of your life. Every personal trainer we have had personally have played a huge part in our life successes. Just as we have in many of our clients lives. Personal trainers will smell your BS and remind you what you’re worthy of.
Applying consistency is essentially placing the end goal to the side and focusing on the daily action that you planted in day 2 EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Half arse effort will get you half arse results. Memory bank that. You must show up every day and take action for your goals.
EXERCISE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Forget about all the fancy exercise videos out there that talk about growing butts and shrinking thighs. You can’t choose where you lose weight from, your diet and genetics will determine that. The key is movement and it’s up to you to find the movement you love, that way, you’re likely to stick with it.
We’re passionate about making people fit, strong, lean and radiating confidence. The best exercise for that is a combination of cardio and weight training in a safe but sped up format. We call that HIIT training (high intensity interval training). We get a lot of very time poor people at Rev and this is the most effective way to have them exercising in short time frames so they can rush off to their next meeting. This type of training get’s them fit fast and floods their body with energy. It very quickly becomes their therapy and it builds fit, strong bodies very effectively.
Here are the fundamentals:
Here’s a video teaching you how to perform these exercises, including some others with a short sweat session at the end.
Here’s a routine to practice every second day for the next 2 weeks.
Prone hold – count to 5
Repeat this between 3-5 times. That’s 3-5 sets.
Every second day add another 5 reps and 5 seconds to the exercises. This will build you up to doing 35 reps over 14 days.
From here you should have good confidence in these foundation exercises and you may feel fitter and stronger already and be able to take it to the next level.
Note, these must be nailed before you take it to the next level with your strength and fitness. No fancy jumping around, let’s just do it properly first.
Be held accountable
These three words are your recipe.