Like, immediately. (And let’s be honest – we’re all guilty of #5.)

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They’re the people we entrust with our fitness and enlist them to help boost our strength and stamina, but in between those burpees and resistance bands there are a few things you’re doing that really grind your PT’s gears. Here, a group of elite trainers share what they’d like you to stop doing – immediately. Go on. Help them help you.

Stop putting everything before training

“Clients should not make training their last priority. When writing out their schedule for the week – which no doubt includes lunches with friends, work commitments and spending time with family – make sure you account for training sessions throughout their week to keep the body in shape. This is the only way you can progress.”

– Jarrad Roberts, F45 Double Bay, Sydney

Stop avoiding weights training

“This occurs with my female clients, who don’t want to get ‘bulky’. Actually, weights training enables the body to burn calories more efficiently and at a higher rate due to increased muscular performance .In short, this means you’ll actually burn more calories – but faster.”

– Tess Earl, F45 Double Bay, Sydney

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Stop inconsistent eating habits

“Some clients go from binge eating to starving themselves. This is terrible for your body. Instead, have a moderate, consistent approach to your nutrition and diet.”

– Ben Lucas, owner of Flow Athletic and Flow After Dark

Stop doing exercise fads that only last 3-6 weeks

“I’d like to see people stop this, and instead look at their fitness not as a ‘summer body’ or quick fix diet but see their training as a lifestyle abd a habit that carries on for the rest of their lives.”

– Kevin Toonen, Body Science expert

Stop comparing yourself to others

“Don’t focus on anyone else’s fitness journeys besides your own. Stay focused and in control with your own progress, stay disciplined, committed and honest.”

– Jarrad Roberts, F45 Double Bay, Sydney

Stop with the ‘healthy’ green juices

“People buy s-called ‘health’ drinks that are actually packed with sugar. They are ‘green juices’ sold as veggie juices, but actually have no nutritional content and are full of empty calories.”

– Tim Robards, founder of The Robards Method

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Stop warming up on the treadmill

“There are much more effective and safer ways to get your body ready for exercise. Instead of jumping on the cardio machine, try doing a set of hip extensions to get the glutes engaged, some Y’s and T’s with the arms to release the shoulders and engage the upper back, and some Superman’s which is an exercise that switches on the core and focuses your mind ready for your workout.”

– Tegan Haining, personal trainer

Stop skipping breakfast

“I’m forever trying to educate on how imperative it is for your metabolism to have breakfast. Breakfast should be eaten within half an hour of waking to ensure that your metabolism is firing early and continuously throughout the day. Why is metabolism so important? Because if you look after it properly your body will be burning calories when you’re not even exercising!”

– Tess Earl, F45 Double Bay, Sydney

Stop the excuses

“Take ownership of what you do. Take responsibility of what food you put into your mouth, how many times you train a week (everyone has 20 minutes a day that they can train in), the words that come out of your mouth (I’m sore, I’m tired, I can’t be bothered) and instead find alternative solutions. All you have to do is show up, and we will help you get to where you want to be.”

– Kevin Toonen, Expert for Body Science

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