Assistant personal trainer Diane McKendrick with personal trainer Ryan Emmerson from The Fit Clinic are helping people get fit.
Assistant personal trainer Diane McKendrick with personal trainer Ryan Emmerson from The Fit Clinic are helping people get fit.

Free boot camps will shape locals

IPSWICH fitness experts Diane McKendrick and Ryan Emmerson are hoping to whip locals into shape to help them achieve their new year weight loss goals.

The business partners started personal training company The Fit Clinic, in May last year and will hold a series of free boot camps in North Ipswich and Forest Lake from January 17.

Mr Emmerson, who played representative cricket for Queensland for a second-string side until injury forced his retirement, said he hoped to pass along his knowledge to help others.

“Being injured made me stop and reassess my goals, which led to the start of The Fit Clinic,” Mr Emmerson said.

“I wanted to help other people achieve their goals.”

A survey of Australians by realestate.com.au found 60 per cent wanted to lose weight.

Ms McKendrick said setting realistic short-term and long-term goals helped people make their resolutions last.

She said the clinic would run a free nutrition and goal-setting workshop on January 14 at Goodna to help those keen to lose weight or boost their fitness levels make the resolution last beyond the typical “dropout point” of eight weeks.

Ms McKendrick said another tip was breaking down larger goals into smaller goals, such as losing a kilogram a week if weight loss was the target.

“Everyone has goals,” she said.

“If it is not weight loss, it might be playing sport for a team, running 5km without stopping or just having more energy.

“When people come to us we help them reassess what their goals are and help them work towards them.”

For more information, phone 0418 724 438.

FITNESS TIPS

Create meaningful and realistic goals and be specific about what you would like to achieve

Write goals down and put them somewhere you can see them regularly

Break bigger goals into smaller, more manageable ones and do at least one thing every day to help you move towards your targets

Surround yourself with positive people who encourage you to achieve your goals.

Reward yourself for sticking to your goals



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