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Weight Loss Competition Christchurch

Ladies, do you need to make some serious changes this year? It’s almost the end of January and those weight loss goals you need so badly….Still no action has been taken right?

Last year sped by and your health and your weight loss goals seemed to fade into the background as soon as the first life obstacle popped up. You tried to a point but felt everything else always had to come first. The family, work, house. How do you possibly fit more into your daily schedule? It really does seem to fall into the to hard basket when life gets busy and things don’t go as planned.…/

Those shake diets seem more and more appealing the more desperate you get. 5kg in one week! It sounds great for your ego, it’s a great story, but that’s all it is. What happens when you go off the shakes. Is the core problem to your health issues resolved or is it just another bandage to get you through to the next well marketed weight loss ‘solution’.

There IS an answer to the constant battle within yourself that has now been a 10-plus year constant struggle. There is a way to have it all. Make exercise and healthy food a daily priority, be extremely productive with your work, be a present and happy mum AND still have time for you to have some ‘shut off time’.…/

It all starts in your head. It’s ALL about what you think and how you think. It MUST start here or it will be another 10-plus years of thousands of dollars on diets, up and down emotion, disappointment and low self esteem. PLUS – and most importantly, you not living to your full potential for yourself and your loved ones.

Revitup Fitness and Leonee Parker have teamed together to create a program that is the only of its kind. A complete body and life transformation. The most important project of your life where you can expect to create the person you know you can be physically and mentally.…/

How would be feel to be bouncing out of bed at 6am? Running 5km easily. Fitting into the most stunning clothing and being able to run around with your children and inspire and teach them to not go down the path you have been down with health. How would it feel to have the energy and clarity to do what ever you need AND want daily? What would you do for that? How much would that mean to you?…/

We have 25 spaces to fill. This isn’t just for Christchurch, New Zealand participates. We have our online option!

Here’s the thing, what it all comes down to. YOU can choose to keep trucking along as you always have been, attempting changes that never stick OR you can step-up, take serious action and make a change that starts from the inside out. It takes massive action and the only people who do fully step up are those that realise it’s more uncomfortable to stay the same than to face change.…/

Weight Loss Competition Christchurch
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Raw Almond Chocolate Recipe


Raw Almond Chocolate Recipe

2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil (slightly melted)

2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter
2 tablespoons of 100 pure maple
2-3 teaspoons of coconut sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

Mix well together – pour into moulds – dump almonds in the middle and freeze for 15 minutes.

Keep in the freezer for regular snacking!


How to look good in a bikini fast

The good old ‘quick summers almost here problem’ right?

I don’t think the real question is how to look good in a bikini fast.

I think it’s actually – how do I like myself in a bikini fast?

You’re constantly trying to change your body. It’s never good enough right?

You’re striving for this false perfection, lean bikini girls are flaunted in front of your eyes constantly in magazines and on TV. That’s how you ‘should’ look right? That’s what attractive is. You’ll get attention from the guys and the girls will want to look like you, THAT’S what you will aim for this summer.

You know what you have to do. Eat less, cut out carbs and fat, feel that hunger as that means you’re stomach is shrinking, spend a couple of hours at the gym everyday, use your will power to say NO to the creamy doughnuts at work even though you could quite easily demolish the box.

The self talk is nasty and harsh. You hate the way you look. You wish you were born with the discipline of your best friend, she ‘has it’ and she flaunts it. You never feel good enough but this summer you WILL, you will not eat like a pig and sit on your ass picking out all the things that are wrong with you. You will instead…..PUNISH yourself with a diet you know will change you…..

You will punish with food and shakes that don’t at all satisfy you, you will punish yourself by starving, you will punish yourself with long boring workouts at the gym, you will cover up your body in shame with those baggy clothes, you will punish yourself by feeling miserable and telling yourself how useless you are everyday and how you could have done better. This punishment will continue until that bikini is on and you ARE what ‘society’ accepts as beautiful.

I know you………………….. and I want you to know something……This punishment that you think is just temporary isn’t…..This punishment is life long and it only gets worse. This punishment eventually stops you from living your life. It’s not about the bikini any more….Now you can’t even go near the beach, you say no to social occasions you live at home and work with no in betweens. Your life becomes controlled by the demon inside that has wrapped jail bars around your body.

This ‘image’ that you want to change yourself to ruins your life.

YOU need to know that this is not your fault, this is not how YOU should be living and there IS a way out.

You need to know that you are unique and beautiful just the way you are. When you are your true self and you are confident being YOU, you radiate the MOST beauty. When you are trying to be someone you’re not you don’t radiate anything. In fact, you radiate sadness and no one wants to be around sadness, no ones attracted to sadness. No one respects someone trying to be someone else.

How is punishing yourself going to result in a great body and most of all how does that make you happy?

Your body is your body. It is beautiful and unique and it is your only home. It has done incredible things for you, it continues to live when you beat and abuse it with diets and crap foods, it continues to support you when you tell it how much you hate it. It suffers through this abuse and gets sicker and sicker but still continues to be there for you as much as it can.

How is this life? How is this living?

I want you to know that you CAN love your body as it is right now. You CAN break down the jail bars you have created around you and you CAN celebrate and be truly, deeply happy being YOU.

You simply need to crush the false, air brushed, society bullshit that is planted in front of you and understand that it’s NOT that ‘look’ that will make you attractive and accepted, it’s you being the REAL you. Standing up for what you believe in, doing what makes YOU happy, treating yourself with love and respect, flaunting your beauty NOW not when you think it’s socially acceptable.

You are beautiful NOW and if you continue thinking you’re not, you will continue the slow death that you have created for yourself.

I can help you.

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We are so proud of our inspirational clients. We have had almost 30 individuals participate in our 12 Week Biggest Loser Fat Loss Challenge. They have walked away with inspirational results and have gained so much out of our health competition. We would like to share with you some of these inspirational people.

Here we go!

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Tausili or as we know her, Ted!!!

Ted has been outstanding throughout her 12 week journey and although she had very tight competition her dedication and belief in herself to reach her goal was unbeatable. She knows what she wants and she gets it!

Ted’s never say die attitude was contagious, Ra being her full time PT and myself training her once we both love how she comes, gets the work done, even when she doesn’t want to and pushes herself further every time and encourages others as well. Competitive and encouraging! Great qualities.

We think this girl was born an athlete. She’s becoming stronger, more powerful and fitter every week.

Ted attended 4 bootcamp sessions per week – Tuesday, Thursday at 6am, Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 9am. She is also very committed to any extra fitness we provide outside of the gym or the park. Ted is an incredibly valuable member to one of our Monday night Netball teams, she was an essential part of our mixed touch team (almost winning the comp for us!!) and she always made herself available to be there for our Thursday women’s touch team. During her sport she is again dedicated, committed and she knows what she wants!

Posting photos of her veggie filled meals, saying she was a bread addict at the start then saying she couldn’t handle it anymore towards the end. Her diet had the biggest turn around I’ve ever seen, and I know she will keep this up. Why? Because she loves what she’s eating!

Ted was away for 1 week of the comp as a maid of honor for her friend. She said she fell off the rails while away. What do you think she did when she got back?
She was happy she had a good time, she picked herself up and pushed on through. This is the secret guys! She’s mastered it! This is LIFE! We want to enjoy it right? And we want to be good to ourselves as well. Find that balance as she has. She HAS the winning attitude and we have no doubt she will achieve everything she wants to achieve in her life. It’s be an honor watching you transform Ted.

We are so proud of you!

Check out Ted our winners amazing results:

– Down 11.1kg in total mass!
– Down 6 kg of pure fat!
– Gained 6kg of water taking her up to the healthy range where her liver, kidney’s and digestive system can cleanse and process as it needs too.
– Down 3 points of visceral fat (dangerous fat around vital organs) She is now in the healthy range for this.
– Gained 1 kg of pure lean muscle
– Added 5 years of life to her vital organs
– Knocked 3 minutes off her fitness test!

A MASSIVE 80 cm off total body measurements!
That includes 18 cm off her ab’s, 12 cm off her hips and 12 cm off her hips! YES, all in 12 little weeks!

Ted, again, congratulations! You will be getting your amazing prize next week and we will arrange an exercise get together with everyone else to celebrate!

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Next, the runner up…….

Someone we have been incredibly impressed with. Leaving her excuses at home every session and absolutely loving everything we throw at her….even burpees! She’s my burpee sister………………….

Jenny Graham. Jenny I had to take 2 days to decide between you and Ted. You are both incredible inspirations.

Jenny has 5 children. The oldest is 15 and the youngest 4 months old. She started with me at fit mums. She told me she couldn’t do pushups….She performed a few painfully. NOW, she did 100 the other day at the park easily, perfect form! Her body shape is changing, she’s gained beautiful, strong muscle and she’s hooked on this lifestyle.
She’s become addicted to cooking and has been whipping up incredible sounding experiments ditching the flour and sugar and traditional way of baking. Her children and husband are obviously benefiting hugely from her life style change also. Jenny has since moved from Fit Mums to Ra’s Bootcamp and I still see her once a week also. She loves walking out that door at night and giving herself her gift – training!

Jenny’s results:

Down 3.5 kg in total mass
Down 11.4% in pure FAT! Crazy huh!
Gained 4 kg in pure lean beautiful muscle
Gained 6 kg in body water allowing her organs to function at an optimum rate.
Down 2 points in visceral fat.
Gained 19 years of life on her vital organs!

Lost of total of 27.5 cm with 8 cm off her ab’s, 9 cm off her hips, 5 cm off her waist.

Jenny is now onto her next stage. She wants to gain more muscle and become strong, strong, strong!

Jenny you will also be getting a prize next week.

Jenny frontJenny sideRevitup Fitness

In 3rd place (although we are no longer ranking as we are so proud of everyone) is……………

Michelle Maginness!

Michelle got to Ra for 1:1 sessions 3 x per week. She drove in from Oxford. If that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is!

Michelle is a busy business woman with 2 young children. She STILL makes sure her health is top priority. Michelle is a strong woman who knows what she wants and doesn’t make excuses about getting it. She MAKES IT WORK!

Here’s some of Michelle’s amazing highlights:

– Down 9kg in total mass!
– Down a total of 66.5cm with 18cm off her ab’s!!!

Michelle is back in a week to continue her journey! We can’t wait to see her after another 12 weeks. She is one impressive lady and we love having her part of Revitup!

Very proud of you Michelle.

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Lisa Tumahai!

THIS beautiful lady could seriously load us up with excuses about why she just can’t commit to a health lifestyle. She has a very demanding career and is constantly on the road meaning her training does have to be all over the show, BUT, do you think she gives Ra excuses? NO, she does the best she can and her results certainly show proof of that!

Lisa’s amazing highlights:

– Down a total of 4 kg in total mass!
– Down 6 kg of pure fat!
– Gained 4.5 kg of lean, strong, fat burning muscle!
– Gained 4 kg of body water allowing her body to perform its processes the best it can.
– Down 3 points in visceral fat! Bringing her into the healthy range. Your vital organs can now breathe Lisa!
– Down a total of 57 cm off total body with a MASSIVE 19 cm off her ab’s!

Wow Lisa! I only have a before photo of you so far. Send me an after if you would like to.

We are very, very proud of you and can’t wait to see what you achieve over the next 12 weeks!

Sharon Close!

Sharon has been on a journey of self discovery. I have loved working personally with her on her mind. I just love watching her push through all the beliefs that would usually keep her trapped in the past and in a health situation that doesn’t serve her life.

Sharon has serious dedication! She is focused and she has a lot of power behind that focus. She can see what she wants.

She is constantly learning more and more about herself and understands that this journey is about discovery. It’s about listening to your heart, removing the stuff that doesn’t serve you and allowing lots of what does.

Sharons amazing highlights:

– Down 3 kg in total mass!
– Down 3 kg in pure fat!
– Gained 2 kg of body water for optimum health
– Down 4 points in visceral fat allowing her vital organs to breathe and heal
– Down a total of 59.5cm!!!

So proud of you Sharon, I can’t wait to see what you achieve in the next 12 weeks. You’re an inspiration.

Treen Allen!

Treen originally signed up with us to get in better shape as she was a bridesmaid for her friends wedding.

Treen is a very dedicated careers woman who again has a demanding job that requires a lot of her energy. Treen radiates strength, dedication, focus and power. I knew from the moment she came into the studio that she was a high achiever and wouldn’t settle for average.

Treen has never once given up and I know that she will get everything she wants in life.

Treen’s amazing highlights:

– A total of 24.5 cm off total body!
– 2 minutes and 20 seconds off her fitness test!!
– Training 6 days a week with a combo of bootcamp and strength training. Getting up at 6am EVERYDAY to commit to her health!
– Up to squating 75 kg!!!!
– Allowing herself to have a healthier work/life balance
– Never given in, only pushing harder.

Watch out for this girl! She knows what she wants and she’ll get it!

Laura Carter!

Laura has been a very long standing client and has come so far since her first bootcamp with Revitup. Laura has done a lot of work on her mind and has been transforming her whole life one piece at a time. She has had some very impressive gains and losses and is continuing to pursue her dream life which is just around the corner.

She radiates happiness, positivity, and care for others. She’s certainly going to make a wonderful, dedicated PT.

Laura’s amazing highlights:

– Her ability to stay focused and continue waking the road of her dreams.
– Her amazing strength that she wants to take to competitive level in the near future.
– Her natural way with people.
– Her ability to get up and get on with all she wants in life.

Tania Candy!

Another very dedicated careers/business woman who came in from Rangiora 3 days a week to see Ra. Tania returned from a serious shoulder injury and didn’t allow that to hold her back ever. She got on and got it done.

She radiates strength, power and focus in all she wants out of life.

Tania’s amazing high lights:

– Turning up every time she found it really hard leaving work! Coming all the way in from Rangiora was never going to be easy.
– Down a total of 4 kg
– Gained 2 kg of lean muscle
– Lost a total of 42.5 cm!!!!!

Tania won’t give in! She is still committing to training and IS going to achieve everything she puts her mind to in all areas of her life.

Chantal Tumahai!

Just like her muma a very dedicated believer in what she wants! She got sick for the last part of the comp and hasn’t been at training as much as she would have liked but do you think that’s going to stop her? Nope! She’s pumped for another 12 weeks to get what she came for!

Chantal is a dedicated, hard working, non complaining young lady who like everyone at Revitup will not settle for average.

We all know what we want and we go get it! Like attracts like.

We are very proud of you Chantal and we are looking forward to you being 100% better so we can get record your massive efforts.

Wendy Clinghan!

Our incredibly dedicated doctor. This lady is most certainly a high achiever who at such a young age has accomplished more than most people would in their life time.

Wendy loves to run, train, eat healthy food and spend quality time with her doctor husband who travels a lot due to the demand. Wendy radiates health, happiness and kindness and we just love having her part of Revitup.

She has traveled so much over the past 12 weeks that she has’t been able to commit to much but she STILL knocked 3 minutes and 5 seconds off her fitness test!

Well done Wendy, we look forward to seeing you do more and more for yourself.

Deb Pipson!

A long standing member who again is a very dedicated careers woman. Deb loves exercising and like many woman she struggles to put herself first but she doesn’t let that stop her.

Deb missed the last month of the comp but she’s ready to get back into it and get back into the routine that makes her so happy.

Deb radiates happiness, strength and kindness. We are looking forward to getting you in back into the studio Deb!

Melinda Ferguson!

Melinda has been a very special member of Revitups for some time now. She again is a very busy business owner who could be filled to the top with excuses about why she can’t commit but she gets herself in that studio and gets her work done!

Melinda radiates power, self assurance and happiness!

Over the last 12 weeks she has dropped 2 kg of pure fat, gained 2 kg of muscle, gained 3 kg of body water so her liver and body processes can function as they should, dropped 1 point off her visceral fat and lost a total of 32 cm off her total body!

We are very proud of you Melinda!

Janine Kenyon!

STRONG is what this lady is.

100kg deadlifts
80 kg squats
60 kg bench press

They are some big numbers. A very busy, dedicated business woman who makes herself get to the studio 3 times a week. An essential part to our netball teams and a very driven, strong woman who is chasing her true desires. Watch this space, great things to come!

We are very proud of you J9!

Zoe Foster!

Zoe is a very valuable member at Revitup. She’s dedicated, strong and a very hard worker. She’s been 100% dedicated to ALL netball teams and both touch teams. Along with this she plays her own netball and is in the studio 3 x per week. If that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is!

Zoe radiates strength, self assurance and that go getting attitude.

We can’t wait to see what else you achieve with Revitup Zoe! Very proud of you!

Zoe lost 2 kg of pure fat and lost 34.5 cm off her total body including 9m off her ab’s! Wow Zoe, well done!

Sharron Emslie!

We have another very strong and VERY dedicated woman!

Deadlifting 130kg!
Working on that low squat and improving her 1km row everytime!

Sharron has 2 sons who love watching their mum come and get fit while they get fit on the tramp! Sharron never misses a session and never gives the excuse that she ‘can’t’ do anything.

We are very proud of you Sharron and love watching you use the gym as ‘your place’ to do something for you.

Renee Tyree!

Is a young lady who can walk into a room and light it up. She carries a positive light where ever she goes, always building people up and finding laughter in anything and everything.

Renee is a very valuable member of our touch teams. She seriously worked hard for Revitup and never got negative even when our womens team was beaten by a crazy amount of points.

Always finding the beauty in life is Renee!

We can’t wait to see what you achieve over the next 12 weeks! Very proud of you!

Toni Grimshaw!

Very successful, driven, dedicated young lady. Again, she has a radiance that follows her full of positivity.

Ra has described her as an athlete. She could take her strength and fitness very far on the competitive side. After working on her mind she has decided to move back to the UK where her work/life balance will improve. She’s off in June.

She lost a total of 26.5 cm, dropped 2 kg of pure fat, gained 4 kg of body water, and gained 3 kg of pure, lean muscle. Great stats Toni!

We will miss you!

Jamie-Lee Tuuta!

Jamie Lee has said screw you to the non-believers and she’s trusted her own gut and gone with what’s best for her in HER LIFE! Not many people can say they have that kind of power. You do Jamie Lee!

Jamie Lee is a true inspiration and I have loved watching her progress particularly in her mind. Jamie Lee radiates self assurance, a not giving in attitude and perseverance.

Jamie Lees amazing highlights:

– Down a total of 2kg in total mass
– Down 2 kg in pure fat
– Down a total of 28.5 cm
– 3 minutes and 40 seconds off her fitness test!!! Wow!
– Ra has said ‘she never, ever gives excuses about why she can’t’

You’re an inspiration Jamie Lee! Keep doing what you’re doing and being you.

We are looking forward to seeing what else you achieve with Revitup!

Brit Smith!

Our power house! Our athlete! Our radiance of positivity, strength and happiness!

At 21 years old Brit is doing work on her mind with me. She is enlightened, strong, powerful, and absolutely the most encouraging person of others i’ve ever seen. She has a VERY bright future and we can’t wait to see her grow further in all areas of her life! It’s very exciting.

Brit’s amazing hightlights:

– Her ability to use her body as the power house it is! Once a superstar always a superstar!
– Her ability to see things from a different perspective and change her thinking.
– Her massive commitment to Revitups sporting team. Our netball hero!
– Her amazing gift to help other people

We are very proud of who you are Brit!

Annabel Shand!

Annabel is quite possibly one of the happiest, highly energised people I have ever met.

She loves hard workouts and pushing her body to it’s full potential. She again has a very demanding career and a young son but she still has that power to put exercise at the top of her priority list.

Annabel is a no excuses kind of lady and she knocked a massive 3 minutes and 20 seconds off her fitness test! Wow!

We wish you all the best Annabel! Continue kicking ass!

Marsha Gowans!

One of our Fit Mums!

She started biggest loser with 5 weeks remaining. This very dedicated lady lost 4 kg of total mass and a total of 26 cm in only 5 weeks!!!!

That’s very impressive Marsha! We look forward to seeing what else you can achieve!


And there we have it! The competition is over, the prizes distributed next week and we are starting our next competition in May!


Bring it on!


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Welcome to 2015!

We started back at work extra early and we want to get you started extra early also! Introducing our 12 Week Biggest Loser Competition.

Starts 19th January 2015

Are you are fed up, frustrated and at your wits end with the stubborn fat that has been sticking around for far to long?

Crazy diets, gym memberships – you’ve tried it all. It hasn’t stuck, it hasn’t worked and you’re desperate to get the results you deserve!

It’s 2015 and you can’t wait any longer to get your weight under control. All you want is to be able to wear your favourite clothing and feel comfortable, feel light, happy, fit and full of energy. You’re done with feeling constantly ‘not good enough’ because of your weight holding you back. Lean, strong, healthy, to feel truly sexy, full of life and to be unstoppable is your greatest desire but it’s been unreachable……..Until NOW……

Our 12 week biggest loser fat loss challenge is here to sweep you off your feet and show you exactly how to achieve the body of your greatest dreams. After over 8 years of experience specialising in women’s weight loss, Leonee Parker (Holistic Nutritionist and Weight Loss Coach) and Revitup Fitness have come together again for the most rewarding life changing program they have ever offered over the duration of their careers and businesses. Their expertise goes much deeper than exercise and nutrition. They know to successfully shape a body without the yoyo effect it’s about the right mind-set, nutrition that nurtures and exercise that clients love and feel inspired to do. If you DO NOT want to become a lean, strong, powerful, fat burning machine that rocks a bikini at any age and feels full and satisfied craving your empowering exercise then this isn’t for you.

IF however, you’re ready to truly make a change FOREVER and quit the excuses you fed yourself in 2014, get real with yourself and work with one of New Zealand’s top fat loss coaches who has been quoted in numerous magazines and new agency’s world wide – then this is for you.

If you want to learn more and register here are the details (Hurry! Limited spaces)