An Interview with Annette Spanski.
How did you get into the fitness industry?
My health and fitness career was sparked by Jane Fonda aerobic work-outs, and competitive body building in the late eighties. I was also one of the first of my generation of personal fitness trainers to emerge in the 90’s; we believed in the ‘no pain, no gain way of training, and luckily for clients, times have changed. These days I prefer to encourage clients to workout with my favourite catch phrase “ If you don’t use it, you will lose it.”
Describe your main client group today.
Today my personal training focuses on women’s health, fitness and wellbeing over the age of thirty-five. This is around the time where women’s bodies can start to experience the negative effects of hormonal loss for many years. The good news is that hormonal unbalance can be avoided or corrected. NEED HELP?
What are the main issues or problems that your client’s need your help with?
Middle age spread, weight loss, toning, loose skin, wrinkles, tuck shop arms, fitness, and improving quality their of life.
How do you manage clients who are disillusioned about their progress.
1. I check to see if they have been consistent with their individual workout plan. Consistently is the key to lifetime health and fitness.
2. Most women who cannot lose weight, no matter what they do usually have a hormonal imbalance. I suggest they consider taking a hormone blood test .I have been getting great results when clients hormones are balanced again, especially improvements in weight loss and energy levels. Learning to keep your hormones balanced can for many women be life changing.
3. We talk about food. Hidden sugar in diets is still a huge culprit when it comes to loosing weight.
What are your three best tips for keeping clients engaged?
I like to come up with simple ‘one liners’ like the ones below:
‘If nothing else gets you, middle age spread will , unless you balance your hormones and exercise”
“If you don’t move it, you will loose it”.
“If you weight train , you wont have a wiggly jiggly body as you age.”
“If I can have a fit, trim, and toned body with my fat European genes so can you”
Describe an ideal week of exercise (for yourself).
Three days a week mixing weights, walking or yoga for an hour . Bliss.
How do you stick to your exercise plan?
I just look in the mirror and really like what I see, and that keeps me very motivated.
How do you find balance in your life?
How does a women wanting your services contact you?
Call me to make an appointment on 0412346801
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Certificate in Meno-fitness.