All Fitline Trainers are on a Journey to ensure the hold the right Qualifications to help us Assess, Prescribe, coach and deliver proven nutritional programs. Over the last few years we have invested heavily on qualifications from industry leaders such as Charles Poliquin, Paul Chek, Mark Buckley and Dr Paul Cribb. These names may not mean much to you if you are not involved in our industry but they are the leaders that help us be the best at the 4 key areas of successful training outlined below.
We firmly believe the secret to successfully transforming your lives and your bodies is much more involved than 2-3 training sessions per week. We have identified 4 key components as crucial for your success. 4 key components that we will continue to develop to truly call ourselves health coaches.
If you’re not assessing you’re guessing. This year we scoured the world to find what we believe to be the most advanced body composition tool on the planet that is readily available to the general population. The Body Metrix ultra sound unit, used by elite sports teams all over the world, brings to Fitline the type of testing one would normally have to pay thousands of dollars to access in elite medical facilities. Since its introduction and in combination our existing testing measures, most of you are being assessed regularly keeping you accountable to the goals you set yourself and your Fitline coach accountable to your results.
2. Exercise Prescription
Great exercise prescription sets apart the good fitness professionals from the great ones. There is an art in putting a great program together and there are 2 key aspects we consider of upmost importance when designing the best program for you.
Let us elaborate….
– Your body has unique needs and must be catered for accordingly. Cookie cutter programs not taking into account your individual biomechanics can lead to injury. Earlier this year one of the Worlds best strength coaches, Mark Buckley held his FMA – Mechanics of Lifting course at our facility (see pics below). Our team were joined by trainers from all over Australia to learn the latest in orthopaedic assessment, mobilisation techniques, corrective exercise and strength development.
– To work in or to work out? Starting an exercise program is most peoples first step in regaining their health and rightly so. However exercise can be taxing on the body and must be tweaked and tailored relative to your state of mind and body on that particular day. Take for instance a stressful day that has involved a poor nights sleep, a day of drama at the office culminating in poor eating habits. Having an overly intense ‘work out’ (energy expending) on that day can actually do more harm than good. However carefully manipulating the program to have a ‘working in’ (energy building) effect can be just the tonic to rejuvenate you for the rest of the day. All Clients should leave our studio feeling much better than when they walked in.
The reality is change is hard….bloody hard, in fact! If it were that easy you would not have come to us in the first place. Recently some of you will have noticed we have implemented a 21 day coaching model. We realise that no one leaves their life at the gym door. You all have stressors in your life that can lead you off the well worn path from time to time. Most of you know right from wrong but continue with self destructive behaviours. We understand the key to change is about turning intentions into habits and creating an environment for success. After all there are 168 hours in a week and we are lucky to get our hands on you for 2-3 of them! It is our job to continually motivate and inspire you to constantly make the right choices. This might be planting the subliminal seeds with some Jedi mind tricks or being completely honest and up front with you regarding areas that are holding you back.
The final piece of the puzzle and the number 1 stumbling block for many of you is what goes in your mouth. In an exciting development our team have been diligently working behind the scenes to complete what we regard as the best nutritional certification in the industry. With so much noise out there within the field of nutrition and more diet books than you can poke a stick at, we chose very carefully and selected a program we know will yield the best results for you and most importantly allow you to sustain it. No gimmicks or cutting out entire food groups – that approach doesn’t work in the long run, we now realise that. With a combination of online learning and face to face tuition our team are putting themselves through what is arguably the most scientifically backed, peer reviewed nutritional program available. Complete with information folders and recipe books for you we are incredibly excited to be offering such a comprehensive service to you all.