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Lisa Barwise

How to build your inner promise

How to build your inner promise so that you will always do what you'll do

How cool would it be to say, “I am gonna go and workout today” and then you do it or how cool will it be to be able to say, “I’m gonna eat and follow my plan today and stick to my plan.” Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this.   So the first question I want to ask you based on this is can you remember a time when you just felt really good in your body? Can you remember a time when you were feeling more energized or you felt like you were really on it? When did you feel like you were in control? When did you feel like you were empowered? What did that look like for you? So for me when I think about the times when I’m really feeling really good, really focused, really confident, really like on a roll, really high energy, it’s generally when I have created a series of really healthy habits  that when I do those habits I am able to achieve the thing that I want. I’ll give you an example and one of the big things that I did in my life is to do with running….

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What to do if you are just not motivated

What to do if you are just not motivated?

What is motivation?  Are you naturally motivated? If you’re not naturally motivated what can you do about it and how can you get yourself going? Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this. So first of all I’ll share a little story of my own. Anybody who knows me or knew me say 15 or 20 years ago would be absolutely dumbfounded to find out that I’m a not only a personal trainer but that I have my own strength and fitness studio where we have over 60 members and over 300 attendances a month. And that I teach 18 classes a week. I mean from the outside I must look like somebody who’s highly motivated but really I’m still that same girl from 15 years ago and the only way that I have achieved what I have achieved is to learn how to get motivated. Let’s unpack this…   So based on certain personality tests that exist there are people who are internally motivated and people who are externally motivated.   (Note: I couldn’t remember the name of the most recent test I did on the video but it is called Enneagram and you can take the test for…

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You don’t have time for a nutrition or fitness programme huh?

You don't have time for a nutrition or fitness programme huh cover

I hear these things all the time: “I don’t have time”, “I’ve got four kids”, “I’ve got a full-time job”, or “How am I gonna make time?” “I work shifts.” So what I’m going to talk about today specifically is not really so much about the time but about the motivation. What I found time and again with regards to women is that we’re just the busiest people on the planet. We’ve got so many plates in the air, so many different things that we have going on, so many things that we have to look after. We’re responsible for kids and maybe we’re working 9:00 to 5:00 or whatever, we’re just the busiest people. In fact, I don’t think there’s anybody as busy as women. If you don’t make time to look after your body now, you’re going to have to spend more time later looking after being sick. There is something that happens when women focus on their health and their nutrition in terms of having an impact on all aspects of their life. But more importantly, looking at your nutrition now, looking at your body shape change, looking at losing that excess weight that you know it’s…

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The number 1 thing women get wrong with weight loss…and it is not what you think it is

The number 1 thing women get wrong with weight loss...and it is not what you think it is

Here’s the number one thing that women get wrong about weight loss…and it is not what you think it is! It is the promise that they make to themselves and breaking those promises. Have you told yourself every beginning of the week that you’re gonna start the diet on Monday, that you’re gonna start training and exercising, that you’re gonna drink more water, that you’re gonna go to bed early…that you’re just gonna gonna gonna. I can give you all the exercises and training and other advice I could give but it all boils down to the crook of the problem. The promise to yourself is the biggest barrier to your weight loss. Could you imagine that how you talk to yourself is how you would talk to your best friend? So if you said to your best friend, “Hey, let’s meet up and do a workout together.” But then you changed your mind and you tell her,” Actually let’s not do that, I wanna watch TV and binge-watch Game of Thrones.” What do you think of that person if they said that to you? Maybe they say it once. Maybe five times. It’s not that they’re choosing self-care over…

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Live Workout Yoga HIIT

Time to grab your yoga mat and join us for a follow along workout What the heck is Yoga HIIT? Well, you see Yoga is done more slowly. It activates slow-twitch muscle fibers, which give us longer holding power and  endurance-based strength. It helps practitioners gain balance, and holistic flexibility in muscles and joints. HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is done at a more fierce pace. It activates fast-twitch muscle fiber activation, which yoga alone doesn’t do. HIIT is what defines, tightens, lifts and sculpts your muscles. HIIT gets the heart rate up higher than yoga can, in specific ways to optimize cardio, or how you intake and process oxygen. HIIT also can raise your metabolism up to 15% and burn calories and fat for 48 straight hours! YOGA HIIT is the way that Tabata Training was meant to be done for Beginners – without weights – using fast and fierce body weight movements focusing on shoulder, core and leg strength and muscle toning to whittle that middle! Join us for our FREE Follow Along LIVE Workout below. It’s perfect for beginners, only 30 minutes and all you need is a Yoga mat. Join myself and Bronagh Taylor for…

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Lacking motivation? You need to hear this.

I am here to help you regain your inner motivation! We’re talking about motivation on Motivation Monday kind of like the irony but normally I don’t talk about motivation I actually talk more about body shape change tips etc. but today I’m really excited because it’s September. I don’t know about you and where you are but September is historically one of the least attended months in my studio. I had been running classes kettlebell classes specifically now for the last four years and September of all of the months of the year is the least attended. People just don’t show up in September!  I don’t want you to not show up for yourself so I’m going give you some tips today if you are lacking motivation. We’re talking about: What is motivation? How to get motivated if you’re not feeling it? Where I want to start is sometimes the one thing that you need to do is not actually working on the the goal that you’re going for. So yes you want to maybe change your body shape, want to lose some weight, want to feel stronger but in order to even get down that goal path, you need…

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What is a PROOTHIE? Best weight loss tip ever!

Today we’re talking about a healthy drink that’s not only going to give you a boost in the morning but will also help you lose weight. You’re probably asking yourself: What is a freaking proothie?! Well, a proothie is a protein smoothie. See what I did there? 😉 This is the fundamental principle that I teach each and every one of my clients who want to start to lose fat and boost your metabolism. You need to break your fast in the morning with 30g of protein. I learned this simple tip from Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body Book. He scientifically proved that 30g of protein will not only shift and increase your metabolism by 30% when you do this on a regular basis (it’s vital for fat loss to increase your metabolism), but will also keep you satiated so you’re not hungry sooner. Here are more benefits of consuming 30g of protein:  it will stop the crazy mood swings it will stop you from turning to coffee for energy it balances out sugar cravings and keeps your insulin levels nice and steady it will actually get you to the point where you’re bouncing out of bed in the morning…

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Is your body aging too fast?

Is your body aging too fast?

Is your body aging too fast? What does that even mean? And THREE tips to boost your metabolism to that of a 20-year-old! So what I want to talk about in reference to aging is your metabolism because that’s really what we’re talking about here. There’s quite a misunderstanding on what metabolism is and what it does. In fact, I hear all the time that people blame their metabolism. “It’s not fair, she has a good metabolism, she can eat as much as she likes and never puts on weight” or that it’s their metabolism to blame when they put on weight.  Or the best one I hear is that your metabolism is genetic. I’m here to tell you that it’s not true but it’s also kinda true at the same time! Your metabolism is in essence the burning of calories to turn it into energy to allow your body, it’s organs, muscle etc to work efficiently.  It’s the efficacy of your body system to be able to use all of its organs and systems successfully.  Your metabolism is a sign that your body is working well and it’s the sign that your body is able to burn fat. A…

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