Stress: Could it be stopping you reaching your goals?
The human body is pretty clever. It heals itself from minor (and sometimes major) trauma, can grow and support another life, and can achieve major feats of endurance, strength and resilience. Its capacity to adapt and respond to changing stimulus in the environment is incredible. All of the aforementioned situations promote a stress response in
The Extreme Approaches to Postpartum Recovery
It can often feel quite overwhelming when contemplating a return to training or exercise postpartum. There can be so much information out there and, quite often, conflicting advice on what’s best for new mums. Knowing where your focus should lie can be very confusing. In the fitness and health profession, the approach to postpartum recovery
The Value of Nutritional Consistency and How to Achieve It
We are what we repeatedly do, right? When starting out on a path towards a health, nutrition or fitness goal, consistency in behaviours over long periods of time can be the key difference between success or failure. This should not be new information! Certainly, the coaches here at LiftOff understand and promote the importance of
Mindfulness and Nutrition
Let me ask you about the best meal you’ve ever eaten. What made it so memorable? Was it the smell that hit you first? The taste of the components of the meal? The texture and the way the food felt in your mouth? Or was it the environment, the company you were in, or the
Understanding your Body Clock and the Power of Rhythm
Do you remember your parents advocating the importance of your body clock, just as their parents did for them? The advice was always “go to bed at the same time, have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time”. These days the theme I hear is more along the lines of “grab a quick snack
Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
The Principles of Fat Loss – Webinar
Last Thursday evening, Coach Amy led a free 60 minute educational webinar via Zoom. Her topic was the principles of fat loss and how to optimise our nutrition in order to lose body fat. The session was recorded and is attached for you below.   You can follow Amy through her social media channel here.
How to Lose Unwanted Body Weight Forever? Ask a (LiftOff) Coach
“So, Coach Mike, is this workout going to help me burn fat and lose weight?” Or, “This type of workout isn’t helping me burn fat and lose weight, so why should I do it Coach Mike?” I’ve been faced with these questions far more times than I can count, and every time, I give roughly
The Covid-19 Diaries: The Trap of Unrealistic Expectations
We’ve all been there. That moment before you embark on a new goal. Motivation levels are at their peak. Expectations are sky high about all you’re going to achieve. Targets are written down with deadlines in the diary. The plan is carefully designed and ready to be executed to perfection. It’s all there, laid out
The Covid-19 Diaries – “I’m on the Isolation Diet”
We’ve been living this strange new life for a few weeks now, and hopefully you’ve had time to reflect on how the experience has been for you, both physically and emotionally. Some of you may be finding you have more time to devote to living a healthy lifestyle as you no longer have a lengthy