Top 10 tips for the Weight Loss Challenge*

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, By James Harris

1. Do your Food diary!

As you've probably heard weight lose is 70% nutrition. And it's a great opportunity! Why? To learn a lot more about nutrition. Don't just eat the same old boring stuff. Look for something new, ask your trainer or even other trainers what's "something different" food wise. For me finding new and wonderful foods is so exciting because firstly I can add it into my diet and then I can also let all my clients know about how great it is too. Also doing your food diary for the 9 weeks is educational. It provides you with the tools of knowing the macronutrients in a lot of foods.

 

2. Come to Group classes!

Look at your week ahead and see if you can attend any of the group classes. It also provides a great opportunity to meet new people and see the journey they're going through. Providing support and inspiration to each other that's motivating. Many clients have shared their journey and struggles with one another and everyone supports everyone. It's a fun way of getting hard cardio in at the same time as you're feeling inspired by other's hard work.

 

3. Enjoying your exercise!

This is done by changing up your cardio outside of the studio, check out  this article. 
 

4. Use Vision Virtual Training!

Vision Virtual Training (VVT) has so many features a lot of people don't know about. You can open the Vision App on your smart phone or through your browser. First I want to point out is the cardio challenges. Vision has set up a variety of challenges that you can do by yourself or in a cardio session with your trainer. If you are the competitive type, there is a leader board and you can aim to get your name up there. Next I want to point out the Vision daily plans, Vision has hundreds of daily meal plans that suits your macronutrients. You don't have to use that exact meal plan, but it can give you new ideas for meals to change up your usual eating routine.
 

5. Make the most out of your trainer!

Don't just go through the motions. We're here to help you in any way possible. Look at doing another nutrition session, sitting down with any problems nutrition wise and talk it through with your trainer. And even in the goal session, open up and talk to your trainer about what exactly you want to do and WHY! Don't just say because it's for your health, but really go into depth of why you're at Vision. That will help your trainer help you to their full potential.
 

6. Motivation is key!

Look at setting multiple goals that work together. For instance having a weight loss goal and a running event goal with the Vision community are different goals but they work well together. This gives you two things to focus on and that way if motivation for one goal is dropping off then the other goal can still be motivating you to work hard.
 

7. The Vision Questionnaires!

The questionnaires are a great tool and I highly recommend you do them. A lot of clients complete them when they first join Vision. If you have completed them already, I highly recommend going through them again, as it's a great way to reflect on yourself and it helps your trainer understand your past and motivation better. Once you have completed the questionnaires, discuss the results with your trainer and you can really pin point the areas you both can work on together to improve in the future.
 

8. Read Ready Set Go!

How many of you have read the book? I even recommend re-reading it if you have already read it, as it provides extra tips and motivation. You can download it from VVT or get it in the Studio if you haven't got it. There is also a seminar version in VVT.
 

9. Increase the time you spend with your PT!

For the duration of the Weight Loss Challenge, it's a great idea to do an extra session with your PT every week. This way you can increase the likelihood of getting a great result with more accountability, more advise and education, more time spent in the studio with likeminded and motivated clients like yourself and last, but not least, more opportunity to get your exercise in - safer and more fun with a PT looking after you.
 

10. Last tip, give it you're all!

It's 9 weeks of commitment and some discipline. It's an experience, eat well, train hard and by the end of the 9 weeks reflect and be proud of your dedication and achievements!!

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.

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