Category Archives: Wellness

Nutritional Cleansing

Nutritional Cleansing – not just a weight loss story!

People have asked me “Why do you nutritional cleanse – you don’t need to lose weight?”

I understand their perspective – there is a belief out there that Nutritional Cleansing is all about weight loss, and, if you choose a weight loss program it is true that there are certainly weight loss benefits to be made. What they don’t understand are the many other amazing benefits from choosing a sustainable clean eating lifestyle to manage your health, sleep patterns, body composition, energy levels and general wellbeing.

For me, as a cancer survivor, clean eating is not just a lifestyle choice it is one of the key ways to decrease the likelihood of my cancer returning. Organic clean food, elimination of toxins, reducing intake of sugars linked to insulin and hormone imbalances, lean muscle mass to support a skeletal system weakened by chemotherapy and long term oestrogen inhibitors– these are all important to me in my journey to lifelong wellness! And yes, I did need to drop a few kilos! Just those few that had snuck up on me in the past 12 months

So today, I celebrate the following non scale wins:
• My skinny jeans fit again – all of them!
• I have not taken a sleeping tablet in 6 weeks – 8 hours of natural, restorative sleep per night. As an insomniac this is pretty major!!!
• I am smashing it in the gym! After a frustrating plateau in my training outcomes I am feeling stronger than ever before.
• My Muscle Mass has increased by 3% – for a post-menopausal women this is really something.
• My visceral fat (fat around the organs) has reduced from a healthy 4% to a really fantastic 2% – no heart attack in my future!
• I feel fantastic!

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Nutritional Cleansing

What is Nutritional Cleansing anyway?

Many of you have been following my facebook posts regarding my Nutritional Cleansing program and asking just what is Nutritional Cleansing anyway?  I have borrowed from one of my coaches posts as I feel this is a great explanation of what the program is all about.

Nutritional Cleansing is an organic food system that takes a balanced lifestyle approach to better supporting the body’s natural cleansing and replenishing needs.  It is not a diet but a sustainable lifestyle, not a weight-loss program but a body composition system that builds lean muscle while burning fat, and not a fast or detox program but a Nutritional Cleanse that supports the body’s natural cleansing/replenishing processes with whole-food nutrition.

As the world’s first & only “total body, deep cellular nutritional cleansing and replenishing system” it delivers many unique and diverse benefits for every singe cell and organ system from athletes to non-athletes.

Being such a comprehensive system adaptable to all ages and goals it is difficult to simplify too much beyond this. What I love most are the results; more energy, better sleep, more lean muscle, fast recovery, stronger performance and less body fat!!

Don’t wait until your metabolism comes to a complete halt to do something about it. There’s no better time than the present!!

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Breast Cancer Exercise Therapy

Breast Cancer Exercise Therapy

  • Have you or someone you love recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer?
  • Are you struggling to regain your Range of Movement after Breast Surgery?
  • Are you struggling with fatigue or nausea during Chemo or Radiation?
  • Have you finished treatment and are now wondering what’s next for you?

Working with a qualified Breast Cancer Exercise Therapist can help you manage your treatment side effects, improve your strength, flexibility and ROM, and help you to “Restore your Fitness & Wellbeing”

Women diagnosed with breast cancer usually have surgery, which is often followed by systemic treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation. Many women experience side effects both during and after treatment including fatigue, loss of range of motion and strength in the affected arm, weight gain and poor posture. If lymph nodes have been removed and or radiation treatment undertaken the risk of developing Lymphedema is also an issue.

Typically there are psychological implications to being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and undergoing surgery that may affect your body image. Pilates is one tool that can help survivors regain a sense of control over a body that they may feel has betrayed them.

As a Cancer Exercise Specialist I am qualified to assess, design and implement individual and group exercise programs for clients diagnosed with a wide range of cancers.

I have a special interest in Breast Cancer as a survivor myself and I am skilled in evaluating health behaviours and risk factors, conducting comprehensive fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise recommendations and motivating clients to maintain positive lifestyle behaviours.

As a graduate of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute I have been trained to develop essential exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors (employing a combination of Pilates and Yoga), and can provide important nutritional guidelines that may give the body the best chance of preventing or recovering from cancer and other debilitating degenerative diseases.

Dont just survive – THRIVE!

Contact me to learn more about Breast Cancer Exercise Therapy.

10 Week Fitness, Health & Wellness Challenge

Join me now for the only Health & Fitness Challenge whihc guarantees you only 4 people per session! Dont get lost in the crowd, try the personalised approach for lasting change!
Places are strictly limited, contact me now to register!

Join the Only Fitness, Health & Wellness Challenge that Guarantees a Maximum of 4 People per Session!

Try the Personalised Approach for Truly Lasting Change!

How many times have you kicked off an exercise regime or healthy eating plan only to give up because it got too hard, you lost motivation, ran out of healthy food options or that little voice in your head said “I can’t do this”?

 Join me at Restore Fitness & Wellbeing for our 10 Week Challenge

Kicking off on Feb 1 with Pre-exercise Screening, Goal Setting and a 3 day detox to get you set for 2 months of Clean Eating, Small Group Training and Daily Support & Motivation to keep you on track!

Join my 10 Week Challenge! – ONLY $350.00

Package Includes:

  • Body Composition Analysis & Goal Setting
  • 3 day Kick Start Detox
  • 2 x HIIT session p/w*
  • 1 x Pilates session p/w*
  • Take Home Healthy Living Plan
  • Meal Plans

* Max 4 people per session
Register now, places are strictly limited! Contact me at info@restorefitness.com.au to book you pre-exercise screening and get your Detox Information.

Wellness Coaching

"Life can be a rich & wonderful experience once we achieve our optimal physical & mental state" Fiona Cosgrove “Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” Author Unknown.  

What is Wellness? How can Wellness Coaching help me make positive changes in my life?

What is Wellness?

Wellness is one of those new generational words that can often be overused or misunderstood. In reality the concept of Wellness has different meanings for different people; the term Wellness conjures up such a range of experiences largely because it is a subjective state. Traditionally Wellness has meant the opposite of illness and the absence of disease. More recently Wellness has come to describe something over which you have personal control, Wellness is now a word used to describe living your best possible life.

Personally, my journey to Wellness started with my need to recover emotionally and physically from my Breast Cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Over time Wellness for me came to mean not just the absence of disease but to live life well!

As Wellness Coaches, we refer to Wellness as the journey to become “The Best We Can Be”! It is important to remember that Wellness is different for everyone and only you can determine what is “Optimum” for you. Your wellness is not only related to your physical health, rather it is a combination of Physical Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Mental Wellness and Emotional Wellness. Emotionally, Physically, Mentally and Spiritually, it is the process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a more successful existence.

To achieve Wellness involves a holistic approach. This means that attention has to be given to all areas, as every component of our life affects another. Wellness requires a “whole person” perspective that includes the myriad of choices we make every day that contribute to our feeling good or not so good! You absolutely must realize that getting well is achieved by taking personal responsibility for your life, your current situation, and your choices.

We can achieve Wellness by creating a program of choices and strategies around diet, exercise, stress management, health management and disease prevention. By planning and taking a series of steps that allow us to take control in a framework of action we can begin the journey that lead us to our desired state. Along the way we design and act on behaviours that match our goals.

Life is complex and demanding, competing priorities often mean we don’t make time to focus on what we want and/or need for ourselves physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually. Rarely do we take the time to create a plan to get there! This is where Wellness Coaching can be incredibly supportive and help you to achieve your goals.

What is Wellness Coaching?

The word Coach has been used in many ways. Its strongest associations have historically been with sport however the traditional image of a forceful, demanding leader does not accurately describe what a true coach really represents. A more relevant way to describe coaching as it is practised in Wellness Coaching would be:

A person who:

  • Has expert knowledge but doesn’t impose it on the person they are coaching
  • Is a role model but allows individual development of a persons strengths
  • Gives choices rather than direction
  • Works with rather than for
  • Encourages and facilitates excellence and growth

A Wellness Coach will educate, encourage and guide their clients towards healthy behaviours and support them to take small steps in the areas of fitness, nutrition, weight management, health risk and stress management. Helping you, the client to take personal responsibility for the daily decisions that will lead you towards you goals and you longer term Vision.

Want to know more? Contact me at www.restorefitness.com.au to book your complimentary consultation and begin the journey to a life that can be a rich and wonderful experience once you achieve your optimal physical and mental state.

References: Coach yourself to Wellness, Living the Intentional Life by Fiona Cosgrove,  The National Wellness Institute, The World Health  Organization