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FITBOD Frequently Asked Questions:

ABOUT FITBOD
ABOUT THE Personal Training (PT) SESSIONS
ABOUT HEALTH, FITNESS & NUTRITION

FAQ'S ABOUT FITBOD…WHO IS FITBOD?

We are a team of on location personal fitness trainers who service all areas of the Sydney Metropolitian area.
Specialising in outdoor personal, corporate and school training, one of our hand picked, fully qualified personal trainers will travel with their “fit kit” to you. You can request to have a male or female trainer and our dedicated trainers will stay with you throughout the entire duration of your fitness program, be it for weeks, months or years.
We specifically design training programs to cater to your individual need, all including Cardiovascular, Resistance and Flexibility training, with Nutritional advice included.

WHAT CAN I ACHIEVE THROUGH HAVING A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Achievable goals are;
Lose / maintain / gain weight
Improve cardiovascular fitness, health and general well-being
Increase energy
Reshape and define muscles
Improve muscular tone
Manage stress
Increase self-esteem

DOES FITBOD ONLY DO “ONE ON ONE” TRAINING SESSIONS?
No, we offer a large range of services including:
60 & 90 minute Personal Fitness Training Sessions(one on one)
Group Fitness Training Sessions
Corporate Fitness Training
Schools Fitness Programs
Training for sporting groups & teams
Nutrition Advice
Massage

HOW MANY PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE IN THE FITBOD TEAM?
Fitbod has 17 personal trainers who service different parts of the Sydney Metropolitian area.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO THE TRAINERS HAVE?
All trainers have a minimum of Certificate IV in Personal Training which is the requirements of Fitness New South Wales. Many Trainers also have university degrees in Exercise Science and extensive experience in various sporting fields.

HOW LONG HAS FITBOD BEEN OPERATING?
FITBOD has been an established Personal Fitness Training Business for 10 years and has grown and expanded in this time.

AM I LOCKED INTO A CONTRACT WHEN I START TRAINING?
No, you will choose when how often you train. There are no penalties for taking a break from training, expect those you will experience physically!!

FAQ'S ABOUT PT….
• What do I need?
To enable us to service your training needs safely and effectively, FITBOD strongly advises that you purchase a few items of your own personal fitness equipment from us. These can be ordered during the initial consultation and are supplied at the first training session.
With the use of these (listed below), your training will not only be monitored when you are under FITBOD supervision, but also when we can't be there.
Personal Training Diary: $25
Boxing set-up inc. knuckle wraps and hygienic cotton gloves: $25
Polar Heart Rate Monitor: Polar A5 $239 (optional)

• What do I bring?
To each training session you need to bring items 1 & 2 of the
above, and the following:
Sun visor
Sunscreen
Insect repellent spray – optional
Personal towel
Drinking water
Wear - Cool, comfortable, non-restrictive clothes
Well-cushioned training shoes
An anti-perspirant
For those wearing make-up, a minimum amount allows
the skin to breath.

• What do we do?
Depending on the results you want to achieve, your program will be specifically designed to suite your individual requirements, likes, dislikes and current levels of ability.
Group training will be somewhat more general in nature, but never the less, equally as effective for all participants as you will all train at your own level of intensity.
Circuit training will be predominantly cardiovascular based for improving general fitness, weight control and fat loss.
All sessions will incorporate cardiovascular training with resistance and flexibility training. Equipment used will include:
Bar & plate weights
Hand weights 1kg to 5kg
Resistance bands
Medicine balls
Fit balls
Skipping ropes
Boxing gloves, pads, shields
Agility floor ladder
Mini hurdles
Mats for floor exercises
Own body weight exercises also incorporated

At FITBOD, we are proud of the service we provide and we look forward to attending to your health and fitness needs.

If you have any questions between now and the beginning of your exercise program with FITBOD, please feel welcome to call our office anytime on Call 0419 421 955 or e-mail questions@fitbod.com.au.

FAQ'S ABOUT HEALTH, FITNESS & NUTRITION…

Q: I'm having a hard time getting motivated to exercise in the morning – I can't get out of bed! Do you have any motivational tips apart from the obvious ones like how much better I will look and feel?
A:
Yes it's extremely hard to maintain motivation for a workout every morning, try to focus on any immediate pleasures you complete a morning workout – for instance your concentration may be better during the day, you feel proud of your discipline. And don't set your self a time goal as this can really put you off. All you have to get up, get your shoes on and get moving. Once your out in the open air you'll probably want to carry on anyway.

Q: Last month I strained my knee while jogging, I've bought good running shoes – what else should I do?
A:
Injuries can result from body imbalances! High intensity activities such as jogging place repetitive strain on your ankle, knee, hip and back joints. The key to healthy jogging is good shoes and technique. Hold your mid-section stable, don't run flat-footed and keep your upper body relaxed. Run every other day by alternating with other forms of cardio, and remember to stretch.

Q. I have been told that Vitamin D is very important but I don't know why. I am fair skinned and don't like going out into the sun, does this mean I am missing out on something important?
A:
Vitamin D is responsible for giving us healthy bones and teeth, primarily through calcium and phosphorus absorption. The sun isn't the only source of Vitamin D. It can also be found in fatty fish, egg yolk and milk.

Q. Is it better to steam or microwave vegetables to retain the most antioxidants?
A:
Scientists have found that when cooking vegetables steaming helps to retain more antioxidants than microwaving. If microwaving is the only option, try to use little or no water and cook the food for the minimum amount of time.

Q: Does training with weights make females ‘bulk up'?
A:
Casual weight training may make a woman stronger, however most will only experience a very slight increase in muscle tissue growth. Only women with genetic predisposition for muscle growth will see substantial increases in muscle size. The main benefits of weight training for women are the decreases in body fat and the increases in bone density.

Q.Will weight training reduce the risk osteoporosis?
A:
The current research has shown the best way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis is to ensure you get enough calcium in your diet and do weight bearing exercise 2-3 times per week.

Q.Will doing stomach crunches reduce weight around my tummy?
A:
The best way to reduce weight here is by doing cardio-vascular exercise. Once you have reduced body fat, stomach crunches will help to firm and tone the area.

Q. Liposuction reduces the amount of body fat you have but does concurrently improve health?
A.
No, liposuction may get rid of unwanted fat but studies show that it does not lower risk of diabetes or heart disease, both of which are fat-related health problems.

Q. What are the health benefits of consuming foods that are high in Vitamin D?
A.
Foods containing high levels of Vitamin D, like cod liver oil and fatty fish are extremely useful in preventing osteoporosis, reducing the risk of cancer and boosting your immunity .

Q. What is the function of Zinc in our diet?
A.
Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system and for effective maintenance and repair of muscle tissue. ? a dozen oysters provides 500% of your daily allowance for zinc.

Q. How many kilojoules are there to a calorie?
A.
The conversion is; 4.2 kilojoules equals 1 calorie. Be especially careful of this if you are watching your energy intake as confusing the two may result in extreme cases of over or under consumption of energy in your diet.

Q. What is the best way to reduce fat around my stomach?
A.
A combination of aerobic exercise and careful eating will help you to do this. You need to do aerobic exercise for at least 45mins on 4 or more days of the week and restrict your fat and calorie intake to burn the excess fat around your tum!

Q: How much red meat should I eat?
A:
In order for your body to get enough iron and zinc, lean red meat should be eaten 3-4 times per week. If you do not eat red meat then high iron replacement foods (nuts, beans, and spinach).

Q: What can I do to strengthen my lower abdominals?
A:
To increase strength in this area, it is important to try and isolate the muscles. Performing reverse crunches and leg extensions whilst lying on the ground would be the first step. Ask your trainer to demonstrate these exercises to you.

Q: How can I prevent injuries on my skiing holiday?
A:
Firstly, g et fit before you go, (strengthen legs with squats and increase your overall body fitness). When on the ski slopes always remember to warm up, stop skiing if you are tired, hydrate and nourish your body throughout the day and get the correct gear. Happy Skiing!
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questions@fitbod.com.au

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