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Fernwood Fitness Giveaway

Head over to my Instagram account- Halfway2Healthy for an AWESOME new Giveaway!

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Australian Residents Only

Random Winner Selected Dec 26th 2014 

Prize includes Fernwood Fitness Back Pack, Fernwood Fitness Microfibre Towel, Fernwood Fitness Healthy Cook Book, Fernwood Fitness Thermos, Fernwood Fitness Drink Bottle & Everlast Keyring 

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500 Calorie Workout

This is an easy workout to get your heart going, the sweat dripping and burns 500 calories.

Starting with a 20 minute brisk walk in the treadmill. Set on number 6.
This is a great way to warm up the body, get your chest pumping and slowly ease into your workout. This burns about 150 calories.
Moving into the Cross Trainer, 20 minutes, level 6, using the arm rails.
This is great cardio and this machine can be used for climbing, waking or running. I was doing a bit of everything and trying to keep my strides large.
This will definitely bring you up in calories.

After the cardio I moved onto weights. I went with a 7 kilogram bar bell and did sets of 20 for 10 minutes.
A nice 100 calories burned.
Finally I cooled down for 10 minutes on the treadmill, walking at 5.5 to finish on 538 calories burned.
Calories burned are going to depend on your actual weight. But this gives a good indication of how work out routines can be made up & changed to burn specific calories.

28 Day Break Thru- FINALE

I’ve really enjoyed my journey along Fernwood Fitness’ 28 Day Break Thru.

As mentioned in my previous blog post, this programme is designed with a healthy eating & workout plan.
The plan I followed was Vegetarian Pear Shaped. All my meals & workouts were set out for me & each week a video was available for me to watch, talking about everything from lifestyle changes to fad dieting.
The Fernwood Angels; Susan (for mindset), Genevieve (for exercise) and Tracey (for nutrition) are motivating, thorough & dish the dirt on changing your mindset to reach & achieve your goals.
The food plans are easy to follow, each week a shopping list is emailed. Purchase the goods & create your breakfasts, lunches & dinners. There’s a great range of snacks too. All foods are easy to find & there’s nothing I couldn’t locate in my local supermarket. 
The meals take no time to create & most dinners are also eaten for lunch the next day too. If you have a family to feed then double or triple the recipes & serve them up to partners & kids. There was nothing my four year old turned his nose up at & it meant no separate cooking for me.
My goal was to up my fitness & also lose the five kilos is gained since moving back into the family home. Four days before the completion of the 28 Day Break Thru I weighed in at my goal! 
There’s a huge support network involved with the plan, online & in club.
I enjoyed the social networking via the website & also via Facebook & Instagram. 
If you need to lose weight, create a routine or just increase your fitness then please, give the Fernwood Fitness 28 Day Break Thru a go.
The programme is not a chore, it’s a lifestyle change. It’s easy to follow, foods/meals/exercises are interchangeable & you don’t need to be a Fernwood Member.

A huge thank you to Fernwood Fitness & the Fernwood Angels. I’m overjoyed at my results & plan to keep up the new exercise routines & continue enjoying the yummy recipes!

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Fernwood 28 Day BreakThru

Today I began the Fernwood Fitness 28 Day Breakthru! The plan runs over 28 days and includes meal and exercise plans. 

I spent yesterday at Caribbean Gardens stocking up on my fruit and vegetables and then headed over to Woolworths for the rest. I was emailed a well thought out shopping list with plenty of fruits and vegetables plus my favourites- almond milk & tofu. 
I’m following the Pear Shape Vegetarian plan. There’s a variety of meal plans to chose from depending on your body type- Ruler, Apple & Pear. It’s ideal to speak to your medical advisor if you need to change anything due to intolerances or food choices such as veganism.
Day One began with a fat free natural yoghurt with mixed seeds followed by snacks of an orange and almonds.

Head over to my Instagram- Halfway2Healthy to see my struggle with the today’s exercise- a jog/run on the treadmill for 50 minutes!

I worked out twice at the gym today, a session in the morning & then one in the evening. If I’m going to do this, then I’m going to give it my all!!
My filling lunch- egg white & salad wholemeal wrap
Preparing kidney & soy beans for dinner tonight, paired with brown rice & mixed green vegetables.
Already I’ve been connecting with other participants online & the support & motivation is overwhelming. It’s great to be able to log into my Breakthru account & read all the well wishes & messages.
I will talk more about the 28 Day BreakThru, the Fernwood Angels & my progress in upcoming entries.
DAY 3 & 4 of Fernwood’s 
28 Day Breakthru- UPDATE

So far so good- a loss of one whole kilo after day two…pretty happy!
The workouts have been great and I’ve been able to learn a few more exercises.
I wasn’t able to take a Pump Class as advised on Day 3 so I did a 50 minute treadmill workout and also used some weights.
The online support has been incredible and I’ve been able to continually connect with others, share photos & motivational quotes. I’m following the meal plans to a tee, and the foods are filling and enjoyable. 
Day 4 started with a yoghurt, seed & nut mix which, although small, really have me the energy for my gym workout!
I’ve told a couple of the Fernwood employees that I’m on the programme and they have been supportive and encouraging!
Here’s to a fantastic rest of the week.
New blog post to come soon.



Fernwood Fitness

Last month I was lucky enough to WIN a three month membership to Fernwood Fitness thanks to Natvia Natural Sweetener & Fernwood Fitness.

A gorgeous pack of Natvia goodies & a gift certificate from Fernwood arrived in the mail & so I headed to my local gym to redeem. 
I’ve never attended a Fernwood before, and have always wanted to, so I was very excited.  Fernwood has always sounded like the perfect place to workout & I hear they spoil their members. And they do, I mean, they even have candles in the change rooms; peaceful ambience, provide hair dryers & straighteners and I get offered a hot towel while exercising!
This place is almost like an indoor paradise for ladies.  Breakfast is even provided in the morning, one of the selections is Chobani- and I love Chobani!
Everything at Fernwood is neat & clean.
There’s even a crèche for the kiddies, ironing boards, deodorant, hair spray & q tips.
Fernwood offer tons of classes too, including yoga, belly dancing, body step, body balance, pump & aerobics.
The staff are just gorgeous. Very helpful & welcoming & often ask how training is going. 

There’s a generous variety of work out equipment & a complementary assessment is provided along with a personal & group training session.
I’m looking forward to my Food Coach session too, which involves meal plans & suggestions for any weight related issues.
A friend of mine luckily attends Fernwood so I have a gym-buddy, which is great!
Some of the things I’m loving most so far is that Fernwood is not jam packed with people, the music isn’t ridiculously loud & the other gym goers are considerate.
There’s an informative Fernwood magazine too, it’s got the usual advertisements but it’s not full of page after page of items for me to buy & the articles and write ups are interesting and actually worth reading.
It’s been a good excuse to stock up on some gym-wear too as I don’t own much  in the way of work out clothes. I think Fernwood should start selling their own tees and singlets too.

LiveAShore- available online 
Bought the coolest Asics runners from Sportsco too. Loving the comfort & support when I run on the treadmill… lol when I run…I mean walk very fast.
Fernwood Fitness is definitely an excellent choice of gym for Women- sorry boys- and I’d highly recommend visiting your local club & giving it a go.
I’m hoping to get the chance to participate in the new Fernwood Angels programme which is tackling fitness & weightloss from all different angles over a 28 day process. Guys- you can join in on this too- it’s all online! 
For any more information on Fernwood visit them in person or
fernwoodfitness.com.au
Or search Fernwood Fitness on Facebook & Instagram

Again a huge thank you to Natvia Natural Sweetener & Fernwood Fitness for my awesome prize!