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Your Fitat60 Team

The Fitat60 Team is a small group of certified fitness and nutrition experts with decades of experience between them.  Our all-Australian team has been assembled to help improve your quality of life today and well into your future.

Meet the Team

 

Fred – Personal Trainer

Fred has over 35 years’ experience as an owner operator of a successful personal training studio and gym in Malvern, Victoria.  Fred started out researching the best and worst of weight loss over many years, and working with hundreds of clients as a personal trainer with over 35 years in the fitness industry. “I’m really passionate about helping my clients closing the gap in achieving weight loss and optimum health and incredible energy levels”.

Learn more about Fred’s background and fitness philosophy at www.personaltrainer.net

Annabel – Cook

Over four decades Annabel has cooked all over the world.  While originally a trained chef, she admits that her skills have been honed in her own kitchen preparing food for family and friends.

Her passion lies in the Mediterranean philosophy towards food after spending over a decade living in Italy and Spain.  Rather than obsessing on calorie counts Annabel has seen time and again the benefits of JERF – just eating real food.

Sonia – Nutritionist

Sonia is a qualified nutritionist and has always worked with food. A chef for many years and then on to teach commercial cookery, Sonia’s desire to understand food and how it connects to health and wellbeing then led her to study a Bachelor of food science in nutritional medicine.

Sonia enjoys combining her knowledge of natural medicine and cookery to promote healthy aging, and prevent the damaging effects of stress related illness with her clients. “My clients are often amazed at the profound improvements to quality of life that are achieved through simple changes to diet and lifestyle”

Check out Sonia’s website – www.zoetichealth.com

Dr. Rob – GP

Robert North is a former ER doctor who made the transition to family GP while seeking a better lifestyle for he and his family.  His passion is prevention “most of what I see in my surgery today could have been prevented, frequently with only a small modification to the patient’s lifestyle.”

We’ve also turned Dr. Rob into the Fitat60.com chatbot (lower right of this screen).  It’s not the real Dr. Rob, but hopefully helps point our Movers in the right direction. 

 

Vivienne – Yoga and Pilates

Vivienne has been in the fitness & wellness industry since 1994, and maintains a passion for knowledge and furthering her education in this specific sphere of important work for everybody at every stage of their lives, she brings a passion and a belief that everyone can improve their health, no matter what, it just takes encouragement.

Viv is qualified both as a yoga and a Pilates instructor, plus she has been studying the science of food for over 12 years and now also works as a clinical nutritionist.

Check out Viv’s Blog – www.vnutri.com.au

Matt – Editor-in-chief

Matt is a writer and former journalist who has spent the last decade in the online fitness and nutrition world.  His drive is to create and deliver programs that help people.  He has been a part of helping hundreds of thousands of Australians live a better life and today is focussed on an often neglected audience, the over 60s.

Matt is also the facilitator of the Fitat60 focus groups and drives the learning in what our audience, think, feel and need.  If you have any questions, feedback or otherwise, email him on matt@fitat60.com

 

The importance of resistance training at any age

Some get into resistance training through engaging in particular sports, however it doesn’t need to be any more complicated than adding some weights to your current fitness routines. Honestly, having a can of beans to hand is all you need. Resistance training is important as we age to ensure we maintain our strength to do everyday activities.

Fast Fat Burning Workouts

Here’s an idea for an outdoor workout that literally takes 10-20 minutes and will have you drenched in sweat and pumped up by the end.

How to meditate

If you know how to close your eyes and breath deep, you know how to meditate already. It doesn’t have to be much more complicated than that.

Planking – the quick and easy way to work your core

Planks or Planking are one form of bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using nothing more than your own body weight. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

Magnesium: Top 10 science-based health benefits

The human body uses magnesium as the fourth most common mineral for homeostasis. It has different roles in different tissues. However, the western diet and certain foods do not contain enough magnesium.

Why Muscles Get Sore

As we age many of us begin to complain more of pains in our muscles and joints. They seem to stiffen up with age, and such commonplace activities as bending over for the morning paper can make us wince. Here are 5 ways to reduce muscle soreness.

Healthy Snacking Habits

The way of life today is fast-paced and we are always on the move. It is easy to pick up a quick snack on the go, but frequently it won’t be the healthy option. It is essential therefore to have healthy snacks handy which you can grab on the move.

Benefits of Active Recovery

Active Recovery involves performing low-intensity exercise following a strenuous workout. Examples include walking, swimming and cycling.

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