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What is Corporate Fitness and Corporate Health?

  You might hear these two buzz words “Corporate Fitness” and “Corporate Health” a lot lately, but do you know what they really mean? What is Corporate Fitness exactly, and more importantly, what does it do for you?

 

Corporate Fitness means the service a health and fitness company provides to the staff of a corporate entity, and is usually group fitness like; boot camp, boxing, kickboxing, or any other type of exercise that is safe and acceptable for a corporate environment. All participants are from one and the same work place and sometimes corporate fitness describes one on one Personal Training. However, due to the savings when working in a group environment Group Fitness is much more popular.

Corporate Health usually includes Corporate Fitness plus other services that improve the general well-being and health of the staff, such as; health assessments, team building, nutritional advice and more, it is a program that approaches the health and well-being of the staff as a whole and not just the fitness part of it.

The benefits of implementing a corporate wellness program for a Corporate entity is plentiful, but some of the benefits are;

  • improved corporate image
  • financial benefits for the company
  • health benefits for the staff

 

To be more detailed, let’s take the financial benefits for a company, what are they? A corporate Health Program improves staff productivity because the staff is; more alert, staff works better together due to team building exercises, reduced absenteeism and sick leave, increased motivation, increased energy levels, reduction in smoking, just to name a few.

 

The benefits for the staff are just as great, if not greater, let’s name a few; reduced blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels, reduced obesity, better posture, decreased stress levels, reduced coronary problems, and each and everyone of those on it’s own is worth implementing or participating in a Corporate Health Program as it could mean that you are around for much longer.

 

And last but not least, the biggest benefit of corporate fitness or health program is reduced staff turn over, staff turn over is a major cost to a company, it is estimated that costs approximately 40% of the first years salary of the employee.

Furthermore a report by the World Health Organisation has identified physical inactivity as “a global public health problem”. It affects the quality of life of not only individuals and their families but also results in a national loss of income and rapidly increasing costs for employers.

The World Economic Forum in 2008 noted that 60% of deaths worldwide in 2005 could be attributed to non-communicable diseases including:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • cancer
  • chronic respiratory diseases
  • diabetes

This figure was projected to increase to 77% by 2015. The report stated, “There is strong scientific evidence that healthy diet and adequate physical activity … play an important role in the prevention of these diseases. Furthermore … approximately 80% of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancers can be prevented…”

Most people spend a significant proportion of their time at work so it is an ideal place to promote increased physical fitness and it also provides an opportunity for employees to encourage each other to make positive lifestyle changes.

Now nearly nearing the year 2011 and with numbers still increasing it is time to act, not only to reap the financial benefits, but more for the health benefits and general improvement of life. It is time to act, contact a company in your area now, all you have to do is go to Google and type in “Corporate Health [plus the area you operate in]” for example “Corporate Health Brisbane” or “Corporate Fitness Brisbane” and hundreds of options should pop up for you. In recent years Boot Camps have become very popular with Corporate Fitness, to find a boot camp near you, just go to Google and type “Corporate Boot Camp Brisbane” replace Brisbane with your own location.

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Boot Camp Brisbane Is the Place to Be

Training with boot camps Brisbane encourages maximum results in minimum time which engages a series of training sessions designed to increase core strength and stability. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain strength, to complete or win a sporting event or just incorporate fitness into your lifestyle, personalized training is offered.

Boot Camp Brisbane

Boot Camp Brisbane

In this boot camp, the emphasis has been more on cardio, while caveman aims to improve strength, dexterity and fitness through seemingly old-fashioned workouts which will motivate and transform your mind and body with high energy pumping workout system, to pump you up mentally and physically and have you sweating and shedding those unwanted pounds in no time.

Whether you’re a beginner or already one of the millions followers, personal trainer Brisbane have the best workout series for any level. If you want to win the war against fat, flab and ill health, join boot camps Brisbane fitness enthusiasts who have registered for fitness. It is designed for people who want the benefits of good health. Well, boot camps are not for those who need to suffer, no. It is for those who want to ramp up their fitness routine and those who find the gym and cardio just not cutting it any more.

One of the best ways to see results when trying to lose weight is by working to shed a pound a day. Look better quicker with help from a personal trainer in boot camp Brisbane. There are so many great ways to get rid of a flabby belly without having an operation it’s a wonder why some people take the easy way out. When it comes to choosing the right kind of weight loss program, it’s always best to know what your body can handle and how much to do right away. At boot camps Brisbane we cater for the young and the old, the fit and the unfit, our personal trainers genuinely care about you.

Train to be fitter and stronger, anywhere, anytime

Executive Results, whose fitness training centre called The TOUGH Spot is in Brisbane West End, built its training philosophy around “being fitter and stronger, anywhere, anytime.”

Fitness Training Centre Brisbane

Fitness Training Centre Brisbane

Working out in a gym or simply working out using weights does not automatically mean that you will have great strength and endurance in real life activities that need these qualities.  To illustrate this point, let us say you went rock climbing for the first time on a whim and find yourself hanging on for dear life on a sheer cliff a few hundred meters above the ground.  You will discover, with a significant amount of surprise especially if you consider yourself physically fit, your treadmill and free weight work outs, using barbells and dumbbells (or even those high tech exercise machines), did not really prepare you that well for this activity.  Many people who frequent conventional gyms can relate to this.  The exercises they had been doing did not transfer well into real life.

At The Tough Spot, the work outs are sets of exercises that relate well to real life and transfer well into either a daily routine or a sudden impulse to take on an extreme activity.  They do this by targeting not just specific muscle groups but the chains of muscles, from the core to the extremities, that work together synergistically using a variety of novel, kettlebells (weights that resemble a kettle or a cannonball with a handle) and (would you believe) tyres to name a few, and not so novel equipment, like conventional gym weights and weight machines, in conditions mimicking real life.  Work outs are done not just indoors but in a variety of outdoor venues too with Personal Trainers who understand that exercise is not just about losing weight, building muscles, or staying healthy, but about enjoying yourself and feeling great from having stretched your limits.  Their services and classes are diverse, from one-on-ones to Boot Camp, so you can always pick one or several that will suit you and, more importantly, fit your schedule.

One thing is guaranteed.  You will not only exult in the results of your work outs in real life but also have a blast getting those results, at The Tough Spot (http://www.thetoughspot.com.au) or with any of the Personal Trainers of Executive Results (http://www.executiveresults.com.au).

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Extreme Training

Faced with a growing body of evidence, TORNY JENSEN takes her Caveman Circuit Training one step at a time

Extreme Training

Extreme Training

“You must crawl. If you stand up, the bungee will fling you back against the wall. It will hurt.” The warning rings in my ears as the bungee is tied around my waist and I begin a constrained “bear walk” on all fours across the gym floor.

The bungee is designed to provide resistance as I move forward.

I’m sweating and shaking and I’m not sure if that’s because of the workout, or the fear I’ll be tossed to the other side of the room.

I’ve signed up for Caveman Circuit Training.

Personal trainer and gym owner Anna Junghans tells me Caveman Circuit Training is one of the latest trends for those who like to get hot and sweaty. “Over the years everyone has been led into this old-fashioned belief that slugging it out in the gym for two hours every day is the only way to get results, but people are finally waking up and saying, ‘Hey, how come after doing that for six months, I’m not seeing any difference?’ ,” she says. “That’s why something like Caveman Circuit Training is so popular, because it’s so effective.”

The circuit workout is similar to a boot camp – the previous incarnation of the extreme workout. In the boot camps I’ve done, the emphasis has been more on cardio, while caveman aims to improve strength, dexterity and fitness through seemingly old-fashioned workouts.

In my 45 or so minutes of “introductory” caveman training I use a sledgehammer, push tyres, lift kettle bells, do burpees and swing ropes.

At the end, I’m buggered and sore.

“That’s the thing about this sort of training, people come here and think they’re fit because they can run – but this really shows how fit you are,” Junghans says.

Junghans says the very fit often wear gas masks during microfitness short, intense workouts – to mimic high-altitude training: “It’s for people who really want to take their fitness to the edge.”

Richie Cranny from Sydney’s Platinum Extreme is another advocate of full-on fitness.

The mixed martial arts expert says more people are using combat techniques to reach their fitness goals. “The training is so diverse – you’ve got all the best elements of 78 martial arts into one. Mixed martial arts used to be for people who wanted to compete, but now the training side of it has really been recognised as a huge plus for anyone looking for new ways to train,” he says.

Cranny, who trains The Biggest Loser trainer Shannon Ponting, says fear of the unknown is the biggest factor stopping people getting involved in extreme training sessions. “When they first hear about it, and even if they really want to do it, people can be too scared to take that first class,” he says.

But Melody Carstairs from Extreme Body Gym in Melbourne says while fear may initially stop people, the ego eventually drives them into the gym.

“The majority of my clients, I would say, come here because they want that picture-perfect body. They want everything hard, and they want it overnight,” Carstairs says.

“A lot of people also initially have lazy attitude, not realising how crucial weight training and diet are. I change all that for them.”

.The professional bodybuilder and body sculptor also contends people don’t have to spend hours in the gym to achieve amazing results.

She lives by an 80-20 rule – put in the hard yards 80 per cent of the time, and give yourself a break in the remaining 20 per cent.

But she says people will not get the look they want unless they consistently work hard.

“I think the key to a sculpted look is getting a trainer who walks the walk,” she says. “You don’t want someone with perfect genetics. You want someone who’s sweated it out and knows what you’re going through.”

Written by Torny Jensen from mX Newspaper

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I just love managing my wife’s facebook profile 🙂

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New Website for the Fitness Industry in Australia

Taco Fleur, the co owner of Executive Results and The TOUGH Spot is soon launching a new website for the Fitness Industry in Australia. The website is created to fill a gap in the fitness industry, it is to be a website that really truly cares about the little guys who try and make it in the fitness industry, those that provide a personalized service, those that provide different services, those that revolutionize the industry with new ideas, those that need a place like this…

His own experience

Taco Fleur who has over 16 years online and offline marketing experience, and also the CEO of http://www.clickfind.com.au said:

“When we opened our gym in West End Brisbane ‘The TOUGH Spot’ we poured our heart and soul into the place, we had great expectations for our opening day, we worked so hard for opening day, to make it the best it can be for the people coming.”

“We had a unique day planned, full of fun filled challenges, information, demo’s, prizes and much more. The marketing we did was several months of facebook advertising, building up a following, flyers distribution, press releases, online advertising, email campaigns etc.”

“Some of the challenges I faced were; no one was interested in picking up on the PR no matter how interesting it was, or how professional it was written. And ‘no’ paying $300 to release the PR through a PR Website does not guarantee it’s picked up either, in fact I tried this more than once with several different businesses, several different authors etc.”

“Even though the story was great ‘3 Month Weight Loss Challenge’ etc. the radio stations weren’t interested because they already had huge advertisers like Fitness First, Goodlife onboard and did not want to upset them.”

“Local websites that you would expect to promote local events ‘like the opening of your new business’, would not list the event because it wasn’t classed as an event.”

“No one wanted to give access to their mailing list, not even for money, most didn’t even reply to requests, even though I know they do sell space on their mail outs.”

“The fact of the matter is, if you don’t have money (lots of it) to throw at it and already being connected in the right place, you are not going to get the attention for your event no matter what you do.”

“Besides the experience with our opening, we also came across other problems with advertising our Caveman Training programs for example; ‘it’s not accredited’, ‘we can’t promote it’, ‘we never heard of it’, ‘too dangerous’ and so on. I was fed up with being told what can be done and what can’t be done. “

Some of the solutions the new website will offer are

–          Low cost advertising to a targeted market, i.e. those interested in fitness

–          Promoting your events

–          Promoting your services

–          Mail outs

–          Provide help through online discussions, for example; how to promote your new business

–          Promote workshops and certifications

–          Find host facilities for your workshops and certifications

–          Find a job in the fitness industry

–          Post your job openings

–          Find businesses in the health industry

–          Find a personal trainer

–          Find a boot camp

–          Free web based email

–          Online Personal Trainer profiles

–          Promote your articles, become recognized in the industry

–          Generate leads

–          A place for fitness related journalists to pick up on a story

Besides the new Fitness Industry Australia website, Taco Fleur is also about to launch other sites like “Boot Camps in Australia” which allows you to find a boot camp throughout Australia, “Personal Trainer Hong Kong” which is devoted to promoting personal trainers in Hong Kong.

Owner of Fitness Industry Australia – here to help

Taco Fleur

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100 kids at Kids Boot Camp

We ran a kids boot camp this Friday at St Matthew’s on the South Side, it was really great to see all the kids happy and having fun.

Channel 10 was on location to film Totally Wild at our Boot Camp for Kids in Brisbane.