Motherhood: Self Care isn’t Selfish
The moment a child is born, a mother is born too. She didn’t exist before. The women existed but not the mother. A mother is something completely new. We all imagined what motherhood look like. We had 9 months to do nothing but think right? Imaging that first encounter with our baby. Speculating what kind of
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
LiftOff Gym: The three pillars of success
Everyone in business thinks they have the best solution for your problem. Whether it’s the latest tech providers or the convenient online ordering company. At LiftOff, we think we are best equipped to make you fitter and healthier in the long term. And that is no simple task. Our clients come from very different starting
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
If you’re in pain, you SHOULD train…most of the time!
To many, this statement might seem at odds. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that as each case is dependent on the individual. However, in most cases, training whilst you have pain is actually beneficial. This should not be confused with training through pain. There’s a big difference! Pain is common, NORMAL and
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: It’s all about Routine
Most humans thrive on routine. We wake up at the same time, have breakfast (either at home or on the go), get to work. Leave work and go out or go straight home. We train at the same kind of time each day. Visit the same hairdressers at the same time intervals. Order from the
The Covid-19 Diaries: Should I Start Taking Supplements to ‘Boost’ my Immune System?
There’s a LOT of information out there right now. A lot of mis-information too. It can feel a little overwhelming to know what to listen to and what to ignore. Right now we’re putting more effort than ever into connecting with others and the outside world. As a result, anecdotes and stories from friends can