Welcome to phase 6
This is the phase where we are really focusing on HOLISTIC measures of health and fitness and stepping up our game a little with our training side of things. HOW EXCITING. Im actually so thrilled with this phase, as I know it will really allow you to extend yourself in such a powerful way.
You might be thinking, what are ‘holistic measures’? This is the phase where we are really bringing in a strong focus on gratitude practices as many studies have found proven benefits of gratitude upon many aspects of our life. Gratitude practices improves our physical health, our psychological health such as reducing toxic emotions such as envy, resentment, and frustration, increasing happiness and reduces depression. Gratitude is said to help people sleep better also which we know how important this is for optimal decision making, as well as improving self-esteem, performance and mental strength. We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude, sometimes we just need someone to help give us some direction with it, and in this instance, it is going to be your coaching group to drive you in that direction.
Not only will phase six, help you with your gratitude, but there is going to be a strong focus on helping you improve your current morning and night time routines. These two elements can really help set you up for the day, set great intentions for the day as well as improve upon your productivity, which is always going to work in your favour.
Another large component of phase 6 is STRENGTH TRAINING. Its time to step it up a notch!! Many of you have been really making the most of your everyday movement patters which is amazing, but its time to really make STRENGGTH training a priority. Within phase 6 you will receive strength programs, both home and gym, which will be made mandatory. You will also have to CHECK IN with your programs weekly to your coaches so we are able to see the progress made from week to week.
Why are we making it mandatory… here is why. Strength training ultimately will assist you in increasing your ability to perform day-to day activities much easier- think things like carrying groceries, housework, gardening, carrying the kids etc. Strength training can help both manage and lose weight as it increases your metabolism to help you burn more calories. A good resistance program will; increase your excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, meaning your metabolism remains active and your body continues to burn calories long after the workout has taken place.
Lifting weights will help keep your joints strong and flexible which will contribute to better balance as you age. Strength training has been shows to reduce the risk of falling by 40%. Strength training will elevate our endorphins, helping lift energy levels and improve your mood. Another positive is that it reduces the chances of injury which is epic and reduces the risk of arthritis and osteoporosis down the track.
ALSO Strength training is the number style of training that will ensure you build muscle and maintain muscle and DID YOU KNOW retaining and building muscle is the number one component in reducing a ageing.
I hope now you are able to see the reason why we are making strength training a mandatory component of phase 6.
The biggest thing to tie everything together to help us really excel and achieve your goals is to also make sure our nutrition in taking precedence as well. Hopefully knowing that you have instilled some really amazing habits with your food from the prior phases, this will come second nature to you. However, like the past phases you really need to make sure that your calories and macros are a central focus for you on the daily and you are making food choices that are going to allow you to thrive and get the most out of your day. We will still be giving you your weekly video feedback regarding your nutrition like all the prior phases.
With Phase 6 being quite comprehensive, we want you to be able to get the most out of this phase. We have made phase 6, six weeks in total which will get you into some really great habits with your training as well as your gratitude practices.
Bring on phase 6! I think this phase is going to be game changing for you.