When you face powerful emotions like fear and failure, do they stop you in your tracks or propel you into forward action?
Today I want to challenge you to set a “Fear Breaker Challenge”.
Identify the thing in life that scares you most right now. The thing that keeps you from taking decisive action and moving forward. Ask yourself a few questions:
1. What EXACTLY am I afraid of?
2. What is the absolute worst-case scenario around this fear?
3. Is what’s holding me ba
It felt like a long build up, but our 'Train the Trainer' event finally happened on Sunday 25th March and what a day it was! It had everything: motivation, support, crawls, jumps, lifting weights, and burning thighs! We decided on a cold January day that we’d like to do a fitness event to raise money for charity; various ideas were discussed, but we somehow decided on a 6-hour training session at the studio, with no breaks! The unique part being that our past and current clie
Are you stuck, and if so, why?
What’s the thing in life that propels us forward to achieve new goals, whether they are in weight loss, career, or relationship-related?
It’s our belief that accomplishing these things is possible, and that comes down to confidence.
Confidence propels us forward, while lack of confidence holds us back.
Confidence (or lack of) is generated by past experiences. If we’ve been successful in the weight loss realm in the past, we will believe
What is a goal?
Well, let’s actually start with what is NOT a goal… “I want to lose weight.” “I want to feel better.” “I want to tone up.” What’s wrong with these, you ask? They’re not specific to start with. They’re just kind of idea. If you want to set goals that you can achieve set SMART goals:
S-specific – “I want to lose 10lbs, 5% body fat, and fit back into my old size 10 jeans.”
M-measurable – there should be no doubt whether or not you reached your goals. You c
Sometimes having to deal with tweaks, twinges and nagging injuries may become part of your exercise regime. Whether this is down to previous injuries, something that has occurred due to exercise, or something completely unrelated, there are several ways forward to recovery. The first thing to do is get the all clear from a medical professional; if you are concerned about an injury, it is not worth risking making it worse. However, you also do not want to rest unnecessarily an
Yeah…I recognize that was not the most appealing title for a blog post, but those are topics that come up A LOT for the women we work with here at Empowered Fitness. For men, it’s more often the beer gut and the man boobs.
And the question surrounding those trouble spots is “how do I get rid of them?”
I’m bringing you the honest answer, which may be counterintuitive to what you have been taught or believe…
You CANNOT spot reduce body fat.
Crunches alone won’t red
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard something to this degree: “Once I get in better shape, then I can come workout at Empowered Fitness.” It’s faulty logic, but I want to address it just in case you or someone you know is thinking in a similar fashion. You see, we have this misconception that where we are right now isn’t ‘good enough.’ And what that does is create a serious gap between where we are and where we want to be because it prevents us from actually taking a
We see it here at Empowered Fitness all the time. Someone has just joined us and there’s the dreaded look when we ask them to step on the scale. For so many people, that number has determined their mood, happiness levels, and even their self worth for many years.
We actually preach detachment from the scale, but at the same time, it’s important to have numbers by which to track progress, and the scale is just one of those numbers that gives us data.
One question that
With social media being so popular these days, it could be easy to believe that the majority of people in the world have chiselled abs and super toned bodies all year round, when in fact this really isn’t the case! It can be quite demoralising if you’re constantly seeing this content when you’re at the start of your journey, Just remember to try and steadily become a fitter, stronger, version of you, rather than comparing yourself to these public figures on social media. Let’
No doubt you’ve heard this phrase before because it’s relevant and powerful in every area of life: “Work smarter not harder.”
You wouldn’t work more hours for the same amount of money, so why would you workout longer in a way that produces a lesser result?
As a fitness professional for the past 6 years, I’ve seen it over and over again in a gym: the cardio machine people head to their machine of choice for 45 minutes to an hour. The upper body people (usually guys) do