Roccoband Kit

Roccobnad

Roccoband 

Roccoband Kit
3 resistance band

Roccobnad Photography by Giorgia Maselli

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to struggle, St Kilda based personal trainer Rocco Sorace instead saw the pandemic as an opportunity.

“Before the lockdown, when I used to train clients at the gym, I noticed a lot of my clients didn’t enjoy using the traditional latex resistance bands, because they’d slip a lot, and end up snapping over time,” Rocco said.

“I decided I should develop my own resistance bands, with non-slip stitching, material, and hand grips to prevent slipping and snapping.”

When Melbourne went into lockdown last year, he saw it as “sink or swim”. As all the city’s gyms were forced to close, and he was unable to hold training sessions or teaching workplace  wellness Pilates or Yoga classes with clients, he knew he had to do something big for his business to be able to survive.

Between hosting Workplace wellness classes and personal training classes over Zoom or Teams, Rocco spent six months inventing his proprietary design, which he is currently in the process of trademarking.

 Roccobands’ first batch selling out in just five hours. Since then, the brand has continued to experience unprecedented demand.

“It’s amazing being able to live the entrepreneurial dream, even through the lockdowns we’ve had over the past year,” Rocco said.

“It can be tricky, especially when you’re dealing with the fitness industry, where and you’re competing with a lot of younger influencers and fitness fanatics on Instagram, but I really believe there’s a market for everyone, and that if you persist, and stay true to yourself and your clients, you’re going to succeed.”

Rocco believes the key to RoccoBands’ success is they are “stronger and better in quality than similar products on the market.”

“With the pandemic, more and more people are working out at home, so these bands really help them take their workouts to the next level,” Rocco said.

“They’re incredibly eco-friendly, because they’re very robust, and are not going to wear out quickly. They’re also very hand-friendly as well, so anyone can use them – even my clients with arthritis, who struggle to use traditional bands and dumbbells.”

At present, RoccoBands are sold as a 3 pack set, including 1 x 1.5 metre light fabric resistance band, 1 x 1.5 metre medium fabric resistance band, and 1 x non-slip medium strength fabric loop “booty” band. Every set also comes with a branded carry bag, and three downloadable workout programs by Rocco.

They can be used at the gym, at home, or outdoors for resistance, flexibility, strength, and personal training, body posture improvement, yoga, pilates, and weight loss.

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$47.95 with 3 Live Free Band Classes with Rocco

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RoccoBand launches three pack set

Running in lockdown

How running helped my mental health during lockdown 2020

 

April 2020: I was sitting in my apartment in St Kilda, feeling that I should have purchased a larger home with a backyard but the problem wasn’t the size of my home or lack of yard, it was my mind putting up barriers – negativity  watching the news and listening to other media outlets or people only talking a lot about COVID-19. It felt like just verbal negative vomit

 

I get it. You need to be informed on what’s going on in the world especially now  especially if you have a business or small children or older parents  or family interstate or overseas  it’s important  I know  but reading or listening to the same thing over and over again was not doing my mental health any good. I knew the size of my home wasn’t the problem because I love my area and apt because I feel connected, amazing people and vibe even now... 

I know people in Melbourne who have large backyards but they didn’t seem that happy either and it is quite understandable during 2020 in these unpredictable times. Everyone is wired differently and people process things differently  I get that. So, I knew it wasn’t in the home, it was my mindset.

 

I’m a runner but not a long-distance runner by all means. I know this may sound lame but I was watching a movie on a Saturday night called Britney runs a marathon based on a real-life story, which inspired me. So the next day I decided to increase my 6 km run to a 10km – I felt so good post run, it just kept on increasing my kms  every week – slowly and step by step.

 

I stopped watching the morning news all the time and started focusing on my online zoom fitness business and my healthy and positive energy was helping me and my business  people were joining up and one beautiful Friday afternoon  I decided to run to the Botanic Gardens near the city – it is with my zone. I couldn’t believe the freedom it gave me within…looking at the beautiful buildings and smelling the spring blossoms… I completed my initial 14km. I hadn’t run that far for 10 years.

I felt strong and energetic. And I still do!

 

The next week it was a beautiful Monday in Melbourne and started running to the Tan, the most popular and beautiful running track in Melbourne. I said to myself, it’s a nice day,why not run some kms and posted on my Instagram and Facebook that I just decided to run a half a marathon. If someone told me in February to run 21km in under two hours,I would have said “no way. 

 

To be honest, the reason why I post so many selfies or videos is to make myself accountable and as a small business owner it does help my brand. Small businesses don’t have huge funds for a marketing budget – and it’s good to practice what you preach True?

 

I completed my first half marathon at age 44  under two hours! Happy days! I still continue my half marathons every week and other smalls runs during the week and am loving it. 

 

 

During this lockdown, I’ve continued to motivate and help my clients online with my Zoom fitness classes, and to be honest, it’s the same workout as it would be in the studio, but I’m saving them and myself time driving, finding a park, etc.

It’s a win-win I have two screens set up so I can see all my clients and I tailor instruct each client to suit their fitness level or injuries, they take them into account themsleves too. For example if they have sore elbows, they use some of the Top Elbow Pressure Sleeve for Elbow Pain, to make sure they reduce the risk of further injury. I do much less rigorous sessions on them to ensure this too. Nothing can stop them!   

 

During the lockdown I think the running also helped me open up another side of me, which my close friends, who know me well , already knew I had inside of me since childhood…

I decided to start a little comedy video show on Instagram  At first, it was a private account but I keep on receiving messages from people that the videos was the only laugh that they had that day, so I guess I got a little addicted to putting on a wig and during my runs I would smile to myself and think of a 2-minute skit for my video and post it.

Some people who may have been in a dark spot may think I am crazy or really don’t get my sense of humour and that’s cool – it’s not for everyone. I understand. 

 

Sometimes people are afraid to open up their different sides to themselves or to others because they value too much what people think about them. They get too focused on material things and other people to make them happy. However, what 2020 has taught me is  it’s all up to you to feel good about yourself and I know health & fitness is a good way to start as well as not taking yourself too seriously… Who am I kidding – I’ve been following that way of life most of my life, having a laugh, not obsessing about the news, waking up and seeing the beautiful world as it is, if you allow your mind and eyes to see it.

 

P.S: Not everyone likes running or it may not be good for your knees, so try walking or bike riding instead.

 

See you soon  and remember to find something or a YouTube video that makes you laugh – it’s good for you!

 

Remember, if you would like to see some of my videos on Instagram, check out my other side  @Caterinafrombayside or if you would like to join my Zoom Pilates,  band or Yogalates classes, go towww.vitahealthandfitness.com.

 Register a class today. Only $10 per household

https://vitahealthandfitness.com/product/live-pilates-zoom-class/

I also recommend the running app Runkeeper. It really helped keep me motivated and on track.

 

Stay healthy and fit in 2021

Roccoband
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Cheers,

 

Rocco x

Motivation and Rituals

Roccos Pilates classes are live Zoom

It’s important to establish a healthy morning ritual, as it sets the tone for the day. It also helps re-energize, builds focus and eliminates stress caused by the chaotic morning rush

Get that body moving first thing in the morning to alleviate any back and neck pain from sleeping and to aid circulation. Stretching will not only make you feel more limber, but will also increase oxygen to your brain to make you sharper.

5x10min Home program!

Online Weight loss program -Kayla lost 19 kgs in 12 weeks.

Looking for a quick and efficient home program to tone and speed up your metabolism?

The new 5×10 Program only takes 10 minutes five days a week.

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50 squats

Squat

A squat is a strength exercise in which the trainee lowers his or her hips from a standing position and then stands back up. During the descent of a squat, the hip and knee joints flex while the ankle joint dorsiflexes; conversely the hip and knee joints extend and the ankle joint plantarflexes when standing up.

40 lunges

Lunges For Beginners: How to do a Lunge the Right Way

  1. Start with one leg out in front of you at a comfortable distance where you can maintain your balance and be able to lower yourself down to perform the …
  2. When you lower yourself, go as straight down as possible rather than moving forward.
  3. Keep the knee of your front leg behind the toes of your front foot.

30 Pilates Pointers 

Pilates Pointer is a great exercise to work your core, lower back, hamstrings and glutes.
A great all round exercise. Remember to keep a neural neck line 

20 Burpees

  1.   Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold your arms at your sides and stand with your knees straight. Also, make sure to tighten your abs, keep your back flat, and squeeze your buttocks at the start of each burpee.
    • Check your position in a mirror or ask a personal trainer for feedback if you are doing burpees at the gym.  
  2.     Bend at your hips and knees to lower yourself into a squatting position. Hinge forward with your hips and bend your knees slightly to bring your body down lower to the floor. Keep your back straight and your arms in close to your body as you do the exercise

    Disclaimer *
    Note: All information provided by Vita health and Fitness/Rocco Sorace is of a general nature. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual specific health or medical condition. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk and hold Rocco Sorace or Vita health and Fitness harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims. We recommend you consult your doctor health care professional before deciding to change your diet or any new activity program. While the health and fitness industry continues to evolve and change, we have done all we can to check the accuracy of the information that appears within this article cannot be held responsible for any changes that may occur afterwards.

10 Push Ups

Elbows slight in!

KNEE PUSH UP INSTRUCTIONS. Place the knees on the floor, the hands below the shoulders and cross your feet. Keeping your back straight, start bending the elbows until your chest is almost touching the floor. Pause and push back to the starting position. Repeat until the set is complete. Elbows slightly in.

It is important to consider your diet and alcohol intake to achieve your fitness goals.

Here is a few tips to excel your personal goal; SWAP IT!

Swap rice to cauliflower rice

– Swap pasta to low-carb slender slim pasta or zucchini noodles.

Swap alcohol to Kambucha during the week

Swap your regular bread to low carb bread from Aldi

low carb bread

The should be program incorporated with my Pilates and Personal Trainer At Home workouts which you can download online.  Click the link below for more info
https://vitahealthandfitness.com/product/available-download-personal-trainer-home-bonus-pilates-workout/

12 Week Vita Challenge

Kayla Lost 20kgs in 12 weeks!


The team from Vita health and Fitness are proud of you.
No matter how old or young you are- changing old unhealthy habits can be difficult but with determination and switching your mindset you can change to make the first step in improving your life –


The team from Vita health and Fitness are proud of you.
No matter how old or young you are- changing old unhealthy habits can be difficult but with determination and switching your mindset you can change to make the first step in improving your life –

Before and After
  1. Cut Back on Bread. …
  2. Stop Drinking Fruit Juice.
  3. Choose Low-Carb Snacks.
  4. Eat Eggs or Other Low-Carb Breakfast Foods.
  5. Use These Sweeteners Instead of Sugar.
  6. Ask for Veggies Instead of Potatoes or Bread at Restaurants.



Download the workout program that helped Kayla !https://vitahealthandfitness.com/product/available-download-personal-trainer-home-bonus-pilates-workout/

Well done Kayla!
Download load my online practical weight loss program!
Three Tips Kayla followed to help achieve results.
Drink 2 litres of water! Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. Also, drinking more water helps your body stop retaining water, leading you to drop those extra kg of water weight.
Cut Carbs and Sugars! Recipes from Rocco’s cookbook. 1 Eliminate Sugar-Sweetened Drinks. …

Find a Training buddy! Start moving.. A good workout partner can also encourage you to go harder while you exercise. If you’re lifting weights together, you can keep each other focused on pushing your limits.
Rocco Sorace, author of the low-carb cookbook “Eat Your Way Slim”, has also created and presented several fitness DVDs such as “The Body transformation program and fitness Pilates’s mwhich allows everyone to get fit and healthy in the convenience of their home.
  To find out more about Rocco Sorace’s training program and weight loss cookbook and fitness DVDs visit www.vitahealthandfitness.com

Staying Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

 

How can we motivate ourselves to exercise daily?

It is estimated that 60–70% of the Australian population does not engage in regular physical activity. The most common reasons as to why people fail to stick to a regular exercise regime include lack of time, inability to get to a gym, lack of motivation, fear of injury, and misconceptions about exercise. Barriers such as these have caused a majority of us to sacrifice regular physical activity, an element that is as vital to our health and well-being as food, water, and shelter.

By taking a closer look at the barriers that keep us glued to our couches, I hope to help anyone out there who is struggling to overcome them.

Here are some common excuses and ways to combat them on days you’re feeling flat:

 

“I don’t have the energy to exercise.”


It can be a struggle to get moving at times, but I can guarantee that once your body becomes accustomed to regular workouts, not only will your energy levels soar, but sitting still will become the struggle! I remember being new to exercise and sometimes dreading what lay ahead, but before I knew it, I began craving the workouts because I loved the way I felt afterwards.

Happy client Kent.

When we exercise, endorphins (AKA ‘happy hormones’) are produced by and released into the body, causing an overall sense of happiness, relaxation and well-being. So if low energy levels are preventing you from staying active, focus on how fantastic you will feel if you instead were wide awake from working out!
“I don’t have enough time to exercise.”
One of the leading reasons many of us fail to stick to a regular exercise routine is the belief that we never have extra time. With the busy lifestyles most of us lead, it can seem almost impossible to fit in a workout every day. However, studies have shown that if we can commit 30 minutes a day to some form of physical activity, our health, well-being and productivity can improve dramatically.
I don’t believe there is anyone out there who is unable to dedicate just a half hour a day to their fitness, even if that means splitting 30 minutes into two sets of 15 minutes or three sets of 10. Whether it be taking the stairs instead of the lift to the office, taking a walk during your lunch break, kicking the footy or playing some Frisbee with the kids after work (I’m sure they would appreciate it!) or hiring a mobile trainer to train you at the destination/time of your choice, there are plenty of ways to keep active throughout the day.
“Exercise is boring…”
This is only the case if you choose boring activities! You wouldn’t wear the same clothes all week, or eat the same food every day, so if physical activity is as vital to our well-being as these things, why choose the same boring exercise?

Choose something you enjoy, whether it is dancing, a sport, or having a personal trainer provide you with a program that caters to your likes and dislikes. Ensure that you mix up your exercise routine so you are not taking part in the same activity every day (e.g., Monday night dance class, Wednesday night personal training session, Friday afternoon beach jog/walk). This way your mind stays motivated and your body stays challenged.

 

Happy Client Louise

“Exercise is too painful”, or “I’m afraid I’ll injure myself”.
The old saying “no pain, no gain” is one that should  be disregarded completely! Exercise DOES NOT and SHOULD NOT need to be painful to be beneficial and effective. Yes, it may be true that if you are training towards an elite level of fitness (such as an athlete or bodybuilder preparing for competition), you will need to endure a high level of intensive training. However, for those of us who wish to exercise for the sake of general health and happiness, a moderate level of activity will suffice.

Still, it is important that as fitness increases, the intensity of our workouts increase as well to ensure that our bodies continue to respond to the activity by getting stronger and more capable. You can do this on your own by increasing duration of activity, or number or sets per exercise. Alternatively, a good personal trainer will be able to provide a program suited to your goals and adjust it according to increases in your fitness levels.
At NO stage throughout a workout should any pain be experienced, and if it is, the activity should be ceased immediately.
But there’s a difference between the pain of injury and the burn you feel when challenging your body. A great instructor once told a class I was participating in, “This is not pain. This is just necessary discomfort!”, and I think a life of looking and feeling fantastic is worth enduring a bit of “necessary discomfort.”
The barriers mentioned above are only a few of the ones that can prevent us from engaging in regular physical activity, and I have only offered several of the many ways you can overcome them.

 

The main idea is to work on changing your perspective to get the motivation you need.

 

Next time you are tempted to put off your workout regimen until tomorrow or next week, remember all of the benefits of exercise awaiting you, pull on those trainers, and get yourself on the track towards achieving the optimal health, fitness and well-being you deserve!

Your personal trainer at home workout

 

 

 

 

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My New fitness program aims to help men and women of all ages get fit, in their own home.

 

 

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Your Personal Trainer at Home – Bonus Pilates workout.

Rocco is a well known fitness and lifestyle trainer who aims to help men and women of all ages get fit, in their own home with his newest fitness workout program.

He will guide you to tone the body, lose body fat and increase fitness and energy levels which will decrease your stress levels. Your Personal Trainer at Home has been created for you to achieve your fitness goals in the convenience of your own home to get you feeling fit and happy. His sort after program has been created to fit into your busy life

There are four sections to the program, which can be split into five days or can be done all at once. The program consists of: A 10 minute fat burner butt and thigh workout to lengthen and tone your lower body and burn calories A 10 minute upper body workout targeting your triceps, biceps and your back to improve posture A 10 minute interval cardio increasing your heart rate and fitness level Ending with a 30 minute super abdominal workout with fitness pilates which will help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and core

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Testimonials

Rocco’s Pilates Lunch classes kick started my “shedding

for the wedding” and were an integral part of my fitness
regime in the lead up to the big day.
Rocco is a very positive motivator
and it was great to have the DVD to
do at home if I missed a class and
also to take away on holidays. I felt
toned and terrific on my wedding
day and am ever thankful for
Rocco’s support. Joanna Australian Unity 

 

 

 

Vita health and Fitness is a company with over 15  years experience and knowledge in workplace injury management, providing customised health, fitness and wellbeing workshops for corporate organisations to promote and improve the health of employees.

 

Vita Corporate Packages

Our packages offer an array of choices which we are happy to advise you on – contact us to discuss pricing options. There’s no better time to kick start a healthier lifestyle for your workforce than now!
Did you Know….

Healthy employees are 3 times more productive than employees with poor health

As you are well aware it is important to have a productive and harmonious working environment.

We at Vita are excited about bringing nutrition and fitness together a  interactive and fun presentation.Weʼd like to inspire change by providing an easy to maintain  hands-on approach to good health.

Our in-house programs provides:

  • practical fitness tips
  • goal setting plans
  • realistic nutritional guidelines and advice
  • Recipes for healthy meals throughout the day
  • decoding nutritional labeling on package food
  • de-stressing and relaxation techniques

Please see attached brochure for further information on our Fitness and Wellness packages.

We are also more than happy to discuss any questions by calling us on 0412 519 485

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Testimonials

I’ve been doing Pilates classes in my lunch break once a
week for the last 4 years. It’s a great way to break up the
week and get some exercise on my lunch break. Vita’s
classes are a great mix of strength and stretching based
pilates exercises. Vita Health and Fitness instructors are
always full of enthusiasm and keeps the class interesting
and varied. The class is different and remains challenging
even if you go each week. I’d highly recommend Vita
health and fitness lunch time classes.
Kimberly. Dietitian, Diabetes Victoria

 

“ We have used Vita  as a way to motivate and encourage our staff to have a holistic view of life. Rocco’s direction has been appreciated by staff who see the importance of maintaining a fit and healthy mind, body and spirit… We will continue to use Focuss Fitness in the future.”
Julie Grills, Service Quality Manager, ANZ Adelaide.

 

 

“ I’ve done pilates with other instructors before, however the The Vita health and Fitenss  style is totally different. The exercises focus on your core plus cardio finishing with meditation. They are skilled and patient teacher’s… I would highly recommend pilates to anyone interested in improving their health.”
Sachin Prasad, Senior Business Analyst, Australian Unity.

 

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St Kilda Mobile Personal Trainer, Rocco Sorace helped client- Louise reached her goal. Going from a Size 14 to a Size 8 in just 12 weeks.

“Rocco the St kilda mobile Personal Trainer has changed my life forever; in just 12  weeks I have gone from a size 14 to a size 8, in total loosing a staggering 10 kilos. My weight loss has turned my life around, giving me the confidence to achieve any thing in life.”

 

Congratulations Louise

” Rocco has changed my life forever; in just 10 weeks I have gone from a size 14 to a size 8, in total loosing a staggering 10 kilos. My weight loss has turned my life around, giving me the confidence to achieve any thing in life.

In the past I have tried various diets but found it hard to maintain my weight. Rocco did not put me on a diet but instead introduced me to a healthy life style change, consisting of a healthy eating plan along with regular exercise. Rocco has taught me that you don’t need to go with out and that in fact you can eat what you like as long as it is in moderation and you are doing daily exercise.

Rocco is not your average Mobile personal trainer, he goes that extra step to ensure that he has the right training program to suit each client individual needs.  Rocco even took me grocery shopping and to a number of cafes to show me the range of healthy options that are available.

Rocco not only focus on your weight loss but looks at the long term benefits foods have on our body, such as the benefits of choosing to eat organic food.

Unlike a diet, this is a life style change and something which I will always practise, exercise and healthy eating is not something I think about it is now a part of my daily routine.

Rocco is not just a mobile personal trainer but also a companion who will guide you every step of the way until you reach your weight loss goal. Training with Rocco was the best thing I ever did.”

St kilda Mobile Personal Trainer Rocco

” We come to you”

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Why Hire a Mobile Personal Trainer?

 

MOBILE PERSONAL TRAINING

“We Come To You”

We bring all our fitness equipment with us, so we’ll be wherever you need us.

STRENGTH, PILATES, CARDIO, KETTLE BELL, BOXING AND MORE.

Personal Training is a fast growing service because it caters for individuals who are time poor and who need to maximize their daily routines. Personal Trainers not only provide an individualized fitness regime they provide incentives and motivation to clients so that their personal health goals are met.

Personal Trainers design specific, step-by-step programs for their clients that are intended to work into fitness gradually, without injury. Personal trainers provide services to a range of people who are interested in improving their quality of life. These clients include working mothers, business and corporate clients as well as athletes. Personal Trainers assist clients with sport or individualized programs in order to ensure correct body posture, effective use of exercise equipment, staged strength building and muscle gain.  Vita health and fitness Personal Trainers work with the client to meet their specific goals as well as improving personal performances

Happy Client Kent  lost 20kgs

 

12 WEEK CHALLENGE

As part of the 12 Week Mind Body Challenge you will receive a Complete Starter Kit Booklet to guide and motivate you through your 12 week Mind/body Challenge.

This Booklet Consists of:

  • Fitness Program which details weight strength
  • training/cardio exercises tailored to your needs
  • Easy eating plan with recipes ideas.
  • Motivational tips
  • Food facts
  • Exercise facts

12 WEEK MIND BODY CHALLENGE PACKAGE

This Program includes:

 

  • 12 PERSONAL TRAINING sessions. Each session is 45 min and includes Pilates focus.
  • 60 recipe E Cookbook
  • Fitness Pilates DVD
  • SHOPPING GUIDE AND TIPS
  • FREE WEEKLY WEIGH IN and BODY FAT PERCENTAGE.

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