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Should You Cleanse Or Detox
Should You Cleanse Or Detox
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Beware – not everything in the Fitness Industry is good for you!  

As an industry professional it saddens me to say this; but it’s important to remember.

At this time of year, the big rush of the New Year resolutions is over and there was the predictable influx of new clients into gyms worldwide. Now most of these gyms and support industries are settling down in what is a type of false quiet period and they will be looking at how best to improve their market share over this time. Therefore, this is a time you’re likely to see many businesses and individuals promoting one type of detox, cleanse or something related. These products are being pushed in papers and social media everywhere, it’s hard to avoid them. They cost money you don’t have and unfortunately, scammers sit waiting with their eager smiles. They are counting on you feeling disheartened or depressed, maybe after you have given up your New Year health and fitness resolutions, or knowing that many are disappointed with their bodies or fitness in general. You are vulnerable, & so you are likely to be looking for quick fixes and if you are looking for a silver bullet – they have just the product!

The subject of cleansing or detoxing draws strong opinion for or against, so let’s take a look at them and then you can draw your personal conclusions.

The idea of cleansing and detoxing is that it’s a system we need to clear out toxins from within our bodies…. There’s liver cleanses, detox teas, lemon cleanses, the list goes on but they all aim for the same thing. So firstly, what toxin do we want to get rid of? Why is it present? Do we have another way to cleanse naturally? Most people will take up cleansing or a detox to lose weight quickly.

Can the body handle any cleansing tasks itself?   Yes it can.

Organs that naturally detox our blood and food products for us are the Liver, Kidneys & Gastrointestinal system and they’re free. The body is very good at targeting toxins within particular cells and organs. Our cells have some specific Organelles there; acting as garbage disposals removing toxins continually. Toxins are not only consumed, they may also be bodily bi-products. Our lungs and nose also cleanse contaminants and irritants from the air we breathe before the oxygen enters our blood stream.

Most cleanses or cleansing products require a very limiting liquid diet or eating one or two particular foods. Initially we feel great as the tummy gets flatter, we’re excreting water & think we’re doing well. Our bloated and puffy body is looking slimmer and we love how it looks and feels. Most of the weight loss is likely to be water though, in addition to emptying our intestines, our carbohydrate stores in our muscles and organs will drop as we’re not eating well. Ultimately, blood sugars drop and we weaken, even dehydrating – deaths can occur if this dehydration or hypoglycemia gets too severe and goes unchecked.

It goes without saying that cleansing and detoxing can be particularly dangerous in certain populations of the community, such as our elderly, disabled, adolescents and kids, babies and those with impaired immune systems or metabolic diseases.

Sometimes these cleanse or detox products you buy are filled with money wasters … they are nothing like the product you think you may be buying and may be nothing but a placebo, and other times they may even contain harmful products. Sadly, this market is not as regulated as it should be so you need to exercise some caution and be a discerning consumer.

If you are considering a detox or cleanse for any reason it’s important that you get sound advice from someone that’s not benefiting financially from the product or idea. Many studies for them or even for products like pharmaceuticals may have a biased slant as they’re funded by the companies in question while going through the process of seeking product approval from the regulatory bodies.

Ok, so what if you’ve decided you don’t want a product but perhaps you’ve been punishing your body by consuming a bad diet and alcohol, and now you feel crap for doing so. Your skin is sallow or blemished and you feel bloated. Well the good news is you just need to start cleaning up your act and stop consuming the rubbish. Your body would have been cleansing the whole time, but just as you can’t out train a bad diet your body can’t cleanse it out as effectively either. You need to give the body time to restore itself and flush itself through after bouts of punishment.

To naturally detox.

  1. Drink plenty of water -flush toxins and waste out.
  2. Eat a good healthy balance diet -eliminate excesses of certain toxins; like alcohol.
  3. Exercise and get your sweat on- eliminating toxins via your skin.
  4. Don’t snack incessantly, give your body a chance to do what it does naturally.
  5. Get plenty of quality sleep as our bodies main systems of repair and recovery require sleep.

For an excellent and balanced personal account on cleansing or detoxing, from a qualified nutritional expert Dr Ryan Andrew for Precision Nutrition. Dr Andrew and his wife undertook a cleanse with rather dramatic results. You can find the article here;

Are Detox Diets Good For You? by Dr Ryan Andrew for Precision Nutrition

Remember until next time, Health is your greatest Wealth…….

Coach Tracy

Specialist Master Coach

For more information on the good or bad of detoxing, call me on 0429695096 or one of the team members at TFW-Coffs Coast or Beyond Limits on 026699500 for advice.

𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗨𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗬 𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡'𝗧 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗘 ❌

1.  𝗜 𝗗𝗢𝗡'𝗧 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘…. You do have time, so let's be honest, it's just not a priority. It just needs to be important enough to you. If you have skin in the game you will make it happen . Make an appointment with yourself and make it a habit. 

The next time you tell yourself or another an excuse, try saying instead what it really is; " IT'S  JUST NOT A PRIORITY😩 " and see how that sits instead. 

2.  𝗜'𝗠 𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗕𝗨𝗦𝗬 - let’s get real, again it's not a priority, so you won't make time for it. Have you noticed how you will make time for the things that don't require effort (or sweat 😰) but you can easily find time to scroll here on social media or watch the footy and the final episode of Real Housewives. 

We all have the same 168 hours in our week and those that reach their goals 🎯 simply make sure the gold nuggets are put to bed, before they roll around in fluff. If you can't find 3-4 hours a week out of 168 for exercise, you aren't busy, you're insane or lying to yourself❗

3.  𝗜 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁….. At last maybe some self honesty, and this is something you can work with.  In reality, you just haven’t found what you like. What excites you? What did you love to do when you were a kid? What would you do or even just like to try once if money and ability were not an issue?

As adults we forget to have fun and to dream. We get worried about hurting ourselves (we know, we hear it all the time) but at what age did we get soft?  Exercise does not need to be boring or complicated, for most of us we just need to move more than we're doing, and with a little purpose!

Become aware of the excuses you make daily and hold yourself accountable.
It’s time to shift your mindset, because attitude is everything!

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🙌🌟 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀! 🌟🙌 

𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘤𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Today, we want to take a moment to appreciate our incredible clients. 

Your dedication, commitment, and trust in our fitness business have played a significant role in our success. Here's to each and every one of you who make our fitness community shine! 🎉💪 

🤗 From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our amazing clients for being the heartbeat of our fitness community, you make our days so much fun!

Your dedication, passion, and commitment inspire us every single day. 

Together, we'll continue to achieve greatness and reach new heights! 💪❤️ 

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💧💦 𝗛𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲, 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲, 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗮𝘁! 💦💧

Are you like most of the people we see through the doors of our Dojo in winter.. dehydrated?!

In winter we don't feel thirst the same way we do in hotter months. We gravitate to hot tea, coffee & the hot chocolate when we want a drink & we also eat more comfort food that has less water volume rather than our water filled salad & veg. This change in our seasonal habits makes it very easy to become dehydrated. 

Stay refreshed and stay hydrated! 💦 Don't forget to fuel your body with the elixir of life. Gone are the days where we used make the blanket recommendation of 8cups a day, we now advise our clients that they require 30mls per kg of body weight per day. 

When we exercise 🏃‍♀️🏌️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️🏊‍♂️ or get our sweat on, we require even more water:- 125ml-150ml each 15-20mins is recommended. 

𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗧: If we are constantly letting ourselves become dehydrated, our body will lose the ability to create thirst.. & this is very dangerous, especially is we are older, very young or suffer from illnesses & disability.  Likely symptoms are brain fog, dry eyes, skin & mouth, headaches ,blood pressure ⬆, achy joints & muscles, and if severe- bouts of dizziness & vertigo.

So lets refresh! Here are some quick tips to keep the hydration game strong:

💦 𝗦𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆: Sip water consistently throughout the day instead of chugging large amounts at once. It's all about steady hydration!

💦 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝘂𝘀𝗲: Add slices of lemon, cucumber, or mint to your water for a refreshing twist. Stay hydrated & treat your taste buds at the same time!

💦 𝗦𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀: Use apps or set alarms to remind yourself to drink water at regular intervals. Hydration is key, and a little nudge goes a long way!

💦 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲: Invest in a reusable water bottle that you can carry with you everywhere. Stay hydrated on the go and help reduce plastic waste too!

Remember, staying hydrated is essential for optimal performance, glowing skin, and overall well-being. 
Drink Up friends!

#StayHydrated #HydrationNation #SipSipHooray #QuenchYourThirst #WaterIsLife #tfwcoffscoast #trainin
👊💪 Conquer Gym Anxiety and Unleash Your Inner Warrior! 👊💪

We know that stepping into the gym can sometimes feel intimidating, but fear not! We're here to help you overcome gym anxiety and create a positive, empowering experience. 
Together, we'll unleash your full potential! 🌟

🤝 Embrace a Supportive Environment-> Our dojo (gym) is a judgment-free zone, filled with supportive individuals who share your passion for fitness. Surround yourself with like-minded people who encourage and inspire you to be your best self. We're all on this journey together! 🤗

👍 Start with Small Steps-> Take it one step at a time. Begin with exercises you're comfortable with and gradually introduce new ones. Set achievable goals and celebrate each milestone. Remember, progress is personal, and every step forward is a victory! 🎯

🤫 Here is a little secret to help you, if your mind is still in overdrive. While it's normal to think that everyone is watching and judging us, the reality is they are too busy thinking the exact same thing themselves, so even if they look your way they're  too busy assuming you're looking at or judging them,  to be watching and judging you. Doesn't that make you feel better!

📣 Remember, gym anxiety is common, and you're not alone. We're here to support you every step of the way. Together, we'll create an empowering space where you can thrive and achieve your fitness goals. Let's conquer gym anxiety and unleash your inner warrior! 💪❤️

#trainmorefearless #gymnewbie #OvercomeGymAnxiety #EmbraceTheJourney #FitnessEmpowerment #YouAreStrong #positiveattitude  #tfwcoffs #Tfwfamilia #tfwcommunity #trainingforwarriors #coffscoast #coffsgyms #bestgymincoffs #coffscoasthealthandfitness #thedojo
🏆 CALLING ALL COFFS DISTRICT PARENTS of aspiring Track and Field, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer and Football players! 🏆

Want to unlock your child's athletic potential?  Dreaming of a day when they outrun and outmanoeuvre their opponents with ease and confidence or take the lead with ease in their 100, 200 or 800m runs?

We've got an opportunity you won't want to miss!

This exclusive speed and agility workshop is tailor-made for parents looking to nurture their young athletes' talents. From expert guidance to a wealth of resources and a community of passionate parents, we've got everything you need for your child's athletic journey.
With our program, watch as your child's speed, agility, and confidence soar to new heights!

Are you unable to attend the clinic? Wait, don’t worry! You can still learn all about our Athletic High-Performance Academy Program and how we can support your child's athletic dreams.

Now here's the catch: we've got limited spots! With only 20 places available, you'll need to act fast to secure your child's place in this transformational program.

Don't let this opportunity slip away.  Contact our Coaching team of Certified Strength and Conditioning( ASCA) & Exercise Physiology Specialists (ESSA), on 0266995000 to reserve your spot NOW. 

Let's shape the future of your young athlete together!

#ChampionsClub #SpeedAndAgility #YouthAthletics  #youthperformance #Netball #TrackandField #Soccer #Football #Basketball #Hockey #Training #Confidence #Strength #Agility #JoinUs #TFWCOFFSCOAST
🤸‍♂️ How often do you feel 100% or at your best? 🚀 

A lot of us settle for feeling just “OK”... and before we know it, we forget we’re designed for SO much more: energy, vitality, and strength.

It’s like we’re driving with the brakes on. We forget what we’re capable of!

The first step in releasing that brake: deciding NOW to prioritise your health every day. ⭐

Not sure what 100% would look like or feel like yet?

Then let’s talk.

We’ve helped 1000's of people of all ages, abilities and health limitations to build muscle, get stronger, burn fat and move better with our 100% individualised care. 

In as little as 2-3 weeks they began to feel better, and in as little as 8 weeks with support, new ideas, 
and some new LITTLE habits, they began to see lasting change — which means there’s a good chance YOU can, too!!

DM me the word WARRIOR and let’s chat! 

#tfwcoffscoast #thedojo #trainingforwarriors #MindsetMakeover #FitnessValues #MotivationMatters #MindfulFitness #MindfulHealth #DiscoverYourWhy #FitnessMindset #HealthMindset #strengthtrainingcoffs #transformationsdohappen #8weekwarriorkickstartprogram
🙆‍♀️🙆‍♂️ Stretch Your Way to Fitness! 🌟 

Hey fitness warriors! 
Don't underestimate the power of stretching in your fitness routine. It's time to give your muscles some love and unleash your full potential. Here's to a flexible and injury-free journey! 🙌

💪 🔄 Enhance Flexibility: Incorporating regular stretching exercises into your fitness routine can improve your flexibility. Say goodbye to tight muscles and hello to increased range of motion, making your workouts more effective and enjoyable! 

🌈 ⚖️ Maintain Balance: Stretching helps restore balance to your body. It counteracts the repetitive movements and muscle imbalances caused by certain exercises, ensuring all muscle groups work harmoniously. Achieve optimal performance and prevent injuries! ⚖️

😱 Do More Strength Training: Flexibility is also gained by strengthening and "activating" weaker and smaller muscles.. then the big muscles get a chance to "let go" instead of waiting to do everything.

If you'd like to know more about Flexibility or Flexibility through "activation", DM us as we can send you some exercises to try. 

#tfwcoffscoast #stretching #fitness #yoga #stretch #workout #flexibility #motivation #fitnessmotivation #health #exercise #fit #training #gym #healthylifestyle #mobility #healthy #flexible #recovery #yogalife #bodybuilding #fitlife #wellness  #pilates #strengthtraining #cardio #fitfam #meditation #personaltrainer #strength
🌟 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆! 🏆🔥 
Hey #FitFam! 🙌 

Today is a new month and the start of a new Financial Year (hopefully a much brighter one for us all), so are you ready to conquer July and make every fitness goal your personal victory? 🎯 

Let's dive in and make today count! 💪 🔥 
𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲: Kickstart your day with a burst of energy and determination. Remember, the only way to win is by getting up and getting moving! 

💥 🥗 𝗡𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗼𝗱𝘆: 
Fuel your success with wholesome, nutrient-packed meals. Make smart choices that support your fitness journey and keep your body in prime condition. Remember, food is fuel! 🥦 

🌟 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀. Keep your eyes on the prize and stay focused on the bigger picture. Today, you have the power to become the best version of yourself. Let's win the day, crush those goals, and inspire others to join us on this incredible fitness adventure! 💪❤️ 
#FitnessGoals #WinningTheDay #CrushIt #MotivationMonday #FitnessJourney #TFWCoffsCoast
🏆 CALLING ALL COFFS DISTRICT PARENTS of aspiring Track and Field, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer and Football players! 🏆

Want to unlock your child's athletic potential?  Dreaming of a day when they outrun and outmanoeuvre their opponents with ease and confidence or take the lead with ease in their 100, 200 or 800m runs?

We've got an opportunity you won't want to miss!

This exclusive speed and agility workshop is tailor-made for parents looking to nurture their young athletes' talents. From expert guidance to a wealth of resources and a community of passionate parents, we've got everything you need for your child's athletic journey.
With our program, watch as your child's speed, agility, and confidence soar to new heights!

Are you unable to attend the clinic? Wait, don’t worry! You can still learn all about our Athletic High-Performance Academy Program and how we can support your child's athletic dreams.

Now here's the catch: we've got limited spots! With only 20 places available, you'll need to act fast to secure your child's place in this transformational program.

Don't let this opportunity slip away.  Contact our Coaching team of Certified Strength and Conditioning( ASCA) & Exercise Physiology Specialists (ESSA), on 0266995000 to reserve your spot NOW. 

Let's shape the future of your young athlete together!

#ChampionsClub #SpeedAndAgility #YouthAthletics  #youthperformance #Netball #TrackandField #Soccer #Football #Basketball #Hockey #Training #Confidence #Strength #Agility #JoinUs #TFWCOFFSCOAST
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