Corporate/Employee Wellness, Health promotion, Personal training, Fitness Classes and Functional Bootcamps, Presentations and Events.
Member of the Manitoba Fitness Council.
Training and instruction in Martial Arts: Self Defense and Jiu Jitsu.
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Last month I discussed the key to happiness is to
write things down, on the second installment of
Improving your life for the better I’m going to get into your mind.
According to the book "59 Seconds - Think a
Little, Change a Lot" from Richard Wiseman, Researchers at Harvard University studied
over 80 hotel room cleaning attendants from 7 different hotels. What they wanted to find out was;Would
telling the participants that their work was great exercise improve their health compared to those that didn't realize their work was in fact "exercise"?
Neither group changed their lifestyle.
Remarkably those who had been told how many calories
they burned on a daily basis had lost a significant amount of weight, lowered
their body mass index and waist-to-hip ration and decreased blood
pressure.The other group showed no
It was the power of the placebo that caused the health
boost.By reminding the attendants of
the amount of exercise that they were getting on a daily basis, the researchers
altered the attendant’s beliefs about themselves and their bodies responded to
make these beliefs a reality.
So merely thinking
about their normal daily exercise made them healthier.
That’s why at my classes I emphasis focus and giving effort.If you are too busy talking to your exercise
buddy than concentrating on your workout
you drastically reduce your success..
I have a wide variety of participants
and it’s that mental focus that tells them apart.
At a recent Fitness Conference, one of the presenters Dr. Dean
Kriellaars…. who is involved with the Cirque de Solei in Montreal stated that
the Body and Mind are all one.Working with some of the best conditioned athletes
in the world he would know.He also
stated that you cannot get fit without participation.
So, when it comes to improving your health, don’t
underestimate the power of your mind.Visualize.And remember, you may already be putting in
the necessary effort, you just need to realize it…..
Sessions start soon – on Tuesday April
12 & Thursday April 14th, 2016.