Making changes to improve health, fitness and wellbeing
This week I find myself sitting at a desk in Phuket Cleanse, Thailand. I have come here to have a holiday but also to embrace and experience new ideas about health, fitness and wellbeing.
Something all trainers need to do - learn and grow and improve their own health, fitness and wellbeing. If we are not on top of our game, we cannot give the best we have to our clients, especially when it comes to assisting change.
This week I have also had the opportunity to meet likeminded people and trainers who share my passion for changing your mindset, health and fitness in order to live a happy and more active lifestyle.
It has been so exciting; I have been experiencing a whole new way of eating with juice cleansing and raw eating with fruit and vegetables (I have tasted and eaten some of the most incredible dishes!).
During the week, I have been fortunate to attend lectures based on topics extremely important to creating a permanent healthy lifestyle change. To name a few, nutrition, hormones, sleep health, mindfulness and meditation.
The week has been filled with lots of physical activity which included hikes that explored some of the most beautiful sights of Phuket. I have also participated in many varied exercise classes and met talented trainers who utilize different training methods and exercises to get the best results for the people they are working with. This I have loved so much and now feel deeply inspired about my life as a trainer and the positive changes I can incorporate with my clients and with my own life.
I have taken part in loaded movement, functional movement and strength training, TRX, med ball, speed and agility, stair and hill training, core, boxing and boot camp classes and last but not least, hot yoga and aerial yoga.
For me, one of the most special classes I attended was sunrise yoga on a pier overlooking a beautiful lake – it was incredible to watch a spectacular sunrise appear before my eyes whilst exercising.
As a trainer I have always believed that we need to look at health and fitness from a holistic perspective. We all have our own experiences in life and the way we need to approach making changes is by looking at a person as a whole in order to achieve the best results. This is what I loved about my stay at Phuket Cleanse; it provides many pathways for each individual to initiate the changes they are seeking.
For me as a Personal trainer, motivator and life columnist here in our Toowoomba community, this fits in line with how I see a person’s journey to be when endeavouring to make change in their life, especially with their health, fitness and well-being.
Change doesn’t have to be big – it only has to start with small simple steps that continue to progress you forward with your goals and this is my job - to provide you all with the tools to help you on your way to a healthier, fitter and happier life.
This experience has provided me with clarity around my recent decision to leave my gym managing position and to create Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-being studio which I am extremely excited about!
Health and fitness is a very personal experience and my goal is to tailor to your individual needs so you have the best opportunity to live your life to the fullest!
“Life is the greatest journey you will ever be on”
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.