Every so often we introduce our loyal readers to a Go Mum client, so you can meet the real mums of Go Mum, understand what motivates them to train and maybe get some hot tips from them on how to juggle husbands, kids, shopping, school runs....the list goes on!
Well this month, it's time to meet Annabel, one of Go Mum's amazing Personal Trainers! Operating out of her Samford home gym, or with you in the comfort of your own home (yes, she will come to you!), Annabel loves to work her clients so they are challenged but not beaten - you will find muscles that perhaps you didn't know about, but you will still be able to function! Best of all, the kids are welcome!
We hope you enjoy meeting Annabel - if you are interested to book a PT class with Annabel, or join us for group sessions at our Arana Hills and/or Enoggera locations please don't hesitate to get in touch via our Facebook page or HERE at the Go Mum website!
GM: Why did you become a PT?
AF: I'm passionate about health and fitness. Not obsessively but see it as an integral part of daily life. I enjoy working with people and helping them to achieve their goals. I get a buzz when my clients walk away from their sessions feeling positive, energised and empowered. We all, deep down, strive for balance in our lives, and health and fitness play a key role in achieving or maintaining this balance.
GM: What is your favourite form of exercise?
AF: I love Pump (weights) and Spin (cycling) classes. I also love the Stairmaster. It's a constant challenge that never leaves you feeling like you've cheated :) ... 30mins and you're done! An efficient workout that is great, both for cardio fitness and leg/glute strength, when you're 'time poor'.
GM: What is your Go-To lunch to keep your energy levels up?
AF: At the moment it's baked beans with baby spinach stirred through it, with a slice of Helgas wholemeal grain bread, toasted!..... Bananas are at hand too!
GM: What are your top 3 tips for mums returning to exercise?
1. Avoid weighing yourself every day. Weighing yourself too frequently could become disheartening and actually distract you from the bigger picture. Once a week is more than enough and that's if you're exercising regularly and are on a meal plan. Taking your measurements every 4-6 weeks is a far better means of assessing how you're going.
2. Make sure your exercise goals are achievable so you taste success. This will keep you on track and motivated.
3. Ease back into exercise gently and listen to your body.
GM: Who inspires you?
AF: My 3 daughters! Every day they make me proud on some level.
GM: What are you reading at the moment?
AF: The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman - A very interesting read that makes you further better understand your children.
GM: What is your favourite way to spend a kid-free day?
AF: Not doing much at all!!...... A day lazing on the beach,or having a glass of wine and watching a DVD! or BOTH!! :)
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