Welcome to June, the month of the shortest day of our calendar and cold days... every year, this is what reminds me of why I chose to be an 'indoor' personal trainer 16-odd years ago. Imagine turning up to the beach on Wednesday morning last week in anything less than a ski-parka - no way!
Off the back of that, this is the time of year that I quietly step up my game of training and improved food choices. Cold evenings don't often call for a icy-cold beer and where better to warm up on a Saturday morning than a 7am Kickstart class - followed by a hot coffee ;).
Thinking back to last Tuesday I was inspired, by Tess, to do a little cardio circuit. I then inspired (coerced) her to go swimming... in a 5-degree pool. If you haven't been to Recoverie in Coogee, you need to google it now! Hot and cold therapy leaves you feeling amazing and beside the mental toughness, it has many health benefits. Inspiration flowing, we'll have the team from Recoverie on board for our next 6-wk challenge kicking off in September - look forward to hearing what we have planned!
As a final note, I've been super impressed with the attendance stats over the last couple of cold weeks, particularly in classes. Typically we see a big decrease in class visits during the winter months, obviously there's a big accountability difference when we compare classes with PT. If you find your motivation dropping, book straight into a scan & goal setting session with a trainer of your choice and get that scope in-check... don't let winter slow you down, speed up ;)
Stay fired up. See you in the gym!
TRAINER OF THE WEEK - JESS
Happy anniversary Jess, two years yesterday with the team and what a couple of years - Jess joined us at the tail-end of the first covid lockdown, quickly securing her position in the team as a serious strength and conditioning coach helping run the weight-lifting event, Thowdown with Matilda. Jess brings a light-hearted humour and a laugh to the studio every day while overseeing some of our strongest members push toward world-record-breaiking lifts. We love having you here Jess, thankyou for being the wonderful person you are to both your colleagues and members at 6X.
Upcoming in July, August and September are Sydney's running events including the Sutherland-2-Surf (11km), City2Surf (14km) and Blackmores Running Festival (9km, 21km & 42km). If you're keen to run any of these please ensure the team know your goals and keep an ear out for like-minded members.
With a video to finish, this one's an oldie but a goodie - I often hear members say "I'm doing this for my kids", well this video takes that sentiment to a whole new level. Dick Hoyt, and his son Rick complete the Hawaiian Ironman which is 4km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km marathon. This normally takes between 9 and 12 hours.
Make the most of the health you have, don't shy away from a challenge and make sure you're helping others around you, always!
Rick has since passd away. His obituary is inspirational please have a read when you have a moment. Read Now