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.
We have a range of workplace programs that can be customised to suit your office and available space. Engaging in workplace wellness activities, like exercise and eating well, increases employee productivity and performance. Call us a free consultation 0412 519 485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Week Mental Illness Awareness Week happens at the beginning of ever year. It is an ideal opportunity to educate everyone in the workplace about mental illnesses. Making this part of your annual wellness strategy normalizes the topic rather than addressing it only after an employee experiences a mental illness.
Encouraging fitness in the workplace can actually be extremely beneficial for employers. The endorphins released during exercise mean that employees have more self-confidence and energy, they have more positive attitudes when at work, and they are less stressed.
Yoga Teaches Balance, Focus, and Concentration The great thing about yoga is that it is done with a holistic perspective. … Stress relief and increase in balance, focus, and concentration are just some of the mental benefits of yoga you can expect to get. Ultimately, this all results in calmness and peace of mind.
We travel to your workplace to run yoga, Pilates, meditation and fitness classes as well as provide exercise physiology services. Sessions are scheduled at a time that suits your workplace. Pilates and Yoga improve circulation, digestion, muscle tone, strength and flexibility and both have a core connection and a mind / body element.
Enquire with your HR manager now to start investing in a wellbeing program in 2019.
No budget for a wellbeing program?
No problem; most of our corporate clients are in the same boat regarding well being budgets. That is why we offer competitive and affordable classes from only $10 per class partly or fully paid for by the employee. All we need is a room and we look after the rest.
My team and I have over 15 years of experience working with corporations like Australian Unity, ANZ, Diabetes Australia and the Murdoch Institute.
Our focus is to improve employee health and wellbeing through Pilates/resistance classes as well as yoga and meditation.
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!
Flattening your belly isn’t all about Vanity, it’s also important for your inner health.
Excess body fay % around the stomach may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as metabolic disturbances.
How long you need to train the core muscles during workouts, and on a regular basis, to flatten the belly depends on the individual body fat % and fitness level.
Decreasing Body Fat %
All of the core training in the universe will not flatten your tummy if the muscles are covered in high body fat %. Core training will only burn a few calories, but not enough to reduce cms off your waist.
To lose fat all over your body and see a difference in your midsection, you need to decrease your total caloric intake while increasing your activity level.Remember your cardio and resistance training, in addition to core work, for a flat stomach.
Tip! Reduce your alcohol intake.
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Core Muscles- Pilates
Core Pilates exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles
Back pain is a common side effect of a weak core. Building core strength will help bring balance to the front and back of your body. Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t help, either. Not engaging our core, can lead to things like compressed discs in our spine.
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The core muscles are very resistant to fatigue, which means you can train them everyday unlike the other muscles of your body. Choose five to eight different exercises that work the core in different directions, include flexion, side flexion, rotation and stabilization such as a plank. You can do one to three sets of at least eight or more repetitions, or until you feel fatigue. The time should be about 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
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Men tend to see results from training faster than women because they have higher levels of testosterone, and often, lower body fat. Age also plays a role. The bad news is the older you get the slower your metabolism and reaction to training. The good news is the key is to stick with your exercise program and core training to see long-term results.
Good luck and enjoy the training and healthy eating.
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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
We FOCUS on the health and wellbeing of your employees.
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
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.