How often do you get to train with the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team? Lucky us, we had an opportunity to train with Chris Everingham one fine Sunday afternoon. You could tell that Chris is passionate about health and wellness the moment he starts talking about his work (he does a ton of stuff). The first thing he asked us was “What are your dreams?” This stumped my husband and I for a moment, not that we do not know it, but we found it unusual to be asked this question on a personal training session. I quietly answered it in my head because I was a bit embarrassed to speak about my life goals with a person I just met. (I want to be a successful entrepreneur, be an amazing girlboss, travel to exotic places until I’m too old to get on a plane, be fluent in Spanish and French, and my list goes on.)
Chris, a sports buff, health and trained sports dietician from Australia, explained that it is important that we identify long-term goals to motivate ourselves. It’s going beyond the physical goal (i.e toning the body to take great selfies during the summer. Oops! Or prepping for a wedding to fit THE dress. Double oops!) but rather goals that help us change our attitude about fitness so we learn to stick with the program. For example, I want to stay healthy and fit because I want to be an outstanding boss as well as an amazing wife. I know I will be able to deal with stress better when I have a sound mind and body.
And this is what sets 247X Fitness apart from a regular gym. Chris is the in-house dietician of 247X Fitness, a fitness platform started by Josh Black in 2014 to enrich the life of Asians by getting them fit for life. It focuses on improving 3 things — your diet, your exercise, and the way you think about yourself and your goals in life.
The challenge in weight loss is having the right mindset to stick to the program, cutting out bad habits and correcting your diet. With 247X Fitness, you get an access to the programs online, from your daily exercise and meal programs to motivational video content to keep you going, as well as Q&A with a member of the training team. You can do the workout at a park, your living room at home, or any free space that is available to you. Most of the exercises included use body weight and equipment you can find in your homes or at the local park – things like park benches, chairs, and beds (we did the couple’s work out on our condo poolside). They even do the meal-planning and make the meals for you to ensure that you complement the training with a healthy diet.
Eat smart. Train right. Live positively.
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