I was feeling tired, sluggish and much older than my years. Graham gave me a plan that included a 30 min workout in the gym followed by a 20 min swim. The workout included a 2-3 minute run around the block, the first day I thought I’d never make it, Grahams support and encouragement kept me going and within the first week I was actually jogging (which I hadn’t done in years) and I couldn’t believe how good I felt.
I kept my diet clean as Graham explained, kept an eye on portion size and dropped a few drinks out of the week. I felt better and better every day and within 3 months had lost 14kg! I had tried many times to lose weight and improve my fitness but found the diets and exercise programs to be very difficult so I could never stick to it. Grahams gentle encouragement and simple approach has been amazing, I feel 10 years younger and full of energy! (I love my new slimmer wardrobe too)
Thank you so much Graham for showing me how easy it is to feel healthier and fitter in such a simple way, I still exercise 30 mins a day and eating clean foods has become a really enjoyable part of my life!
Graham has been my personal trainer for 5 months now.
During this time, he has turned me from a couch potato to a runner. I was not able to run 100 meters without a break, now I can run 10 kilometers without hassle.
With Grahams health advice, revised eating habits, and training help, I have been able to lose a total of 18 kilos.
He has been instrumental for this. As I was not able to motivate myself in the mornings, and being able to meet and train with Graham has kept me going, and kept me strong.
Next month I’m off to climb Mt Kilimanjaro which I would never been able to do without Grahams help. Thanks Graham!
Thanks for a great workout. Just what I need to help move the COVID19 kilos and add all over strength.
Looking forward to the next class.
I have trained with Graham for approximately six years which has delivered the results I sought and has been a lot of fun. He is a very knowledgeable mentor and coach which at times required much patience. He doesn’t accept roadblocks or excuses but rather he listens and discusses any issue or impediment to improvement and then works through them.
I have no hesitation in recommending Graham to anybody looking to lose weight or improve general fitness.
Hi Graham Annette tells me that you are going to run exercise classes Tuesday mornings. You have quite a following. Waiting list of 8! Just wondering if I can please join you on Zoom Tuesday.
I’d like to thank you for convincing me to take up the 6 weeks challenge and the support you provided during our training sessions. This course and your guidance has definitely been the key reason why my training is back to the level I need it to be.
When starting the challenge I hoped to:
Become more consistent with my training
Learn more about my diet and focus on food to fuel my body rather than simply eat spontaneously, which for me often meant too many sweets
Improve my body composition (not just loose some weight)
Through your training and a little bit of tough love I have definitely achieved what I set out to do. I am now training 4-5 sessions per week and feeling physically better than I have for a long time. The many niggling ailments I had have significantly diminished or gone completely.
I thought you might like a little ‘feedback’ after this morning’s class.
It was excellent!
It is so much easier to simply follow your on-screen demonstration, repeating the routines together- the whole package from start to finish.
I think it worked really well and look forward to the next session on Tuesday.
Many thanks for a great effort Graham,
Graham is a brilliant personal trainer. Due to Graham’s hard work & dedication I am now much fitter and healthier. Graham varies the gym routine and keeps it interesting, I never do the same thing twice. I would recommend Graham to anyone wanting to get fit and stay healthy.
I love attending Graham’s Go4Life classes – we cover aerobic exercises, balance, co-ordination, weights and so much more. Graham makes the classes fun and no two weeks are the same – there is plenty of variety and attending regularly keeps us fit and healthy. It is great to meet up with others with like interests in staying as healthy as possible for as long as we can. We are encouraged to do what we can and be mindful of our limitations, to try new things if we feel comfortable – there are always variations available should we need them.
Hi Graham, Thank you for having me in your class on Friday. I was so inspired by your Go4Life class and certainly felt it today on an hour walk in the sunshine. Using muscles that have been inactive since a fall followed by a total shoulder replacement.
I look forward to continuing as the hurt is GOOD hurt and I know I will be feeling the benefit from your workouts.
Graham has been my personal trainer for approximately 4 months. His workout has made me go from a size 16 to a size 10 in just 15 weeks. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to his diverse training, individualised exercise program, nutritional lifestyle and counselling that has made me gain this success. His program has been set out in such a way it empowers me to push past my comfort zone towards a strong and healthy regime.
Thanks Graham, you’re the best!!!!
Book: Renewed after 50
Get Excited About Your Health,
Your Age, and Your Future
by Graham Elliss
The latest science is changing everything we know about ageing and fitness and the good news is we have a lot more control than we’ve ever known! At Renewed after 50, you’ll discover how brain and body activities can help you enjoy an active life for another 30-50+ years. Inside these pages you’ll learn how to adapt your workouts to develop all 6 areas of physical function: including your balance, mobility, coordination, cognitive and emotional responses, muscle strength and cardio fitness. And you’ll tap into three other vital functions to stay healthy longer. Life has many great journeys ahead. Join us!
$14.95 book & $3 Postage and Handling
It’s an online and "Face to Face" group fitness class for over 50s. It’s all about building and keeping strength, flexibility, co-ordination, stability and balance. And an efficient cardio-respiratory system of course.
For us over 50s, being fit and healthy is the key to quality of life. Far from being a time to slow down, if we can stay fit, there’s virtually no limit to the activities we can enjoy. The ‘big 5-0’ that so many dread can actually be the start of a wonderful, active and fulfilling time in our lives.
Go4life runs every day from Tuesday to Friday, for 45 minutes. You’ll need to book your slot, as we keep classes to a maximum of 18 people. That enables us to keep things personal and give you specific feedback and guidance on the exercises.
Classes are available Online or Face to Face so where you do them is up to you. You can do them from your laptop or phone, with an internet connection and a little bit of space. We have Go4Lifers doing classes from their living room, their garden, at Renewed after 50's Hawthorn location. You choose the place that suits you.
No. Go4Life is suitable for all fitness levels, from ‘hardly done any exercise for years’ to ‘very fit’. For every exercise there are variations to suit different levels. For example, a beginner might do an exercise with no additional weight (just body weight), and those who are fitter can use hand-held weights. If you have some appropriately weighted dumbbells that’s great – otherwise, we’ll show you how to make your own simple weights.
There’s a couple of options for Online Zoom or “Face to Face” - and they’re all great value.
- You can purchase a single class pass for $15.
- Or a Monthly subscription for unlimited classes - with our super-value subscription, you can do as many classes as you like, Online or “Face to Face” for just $89 per month. That could mean as little as under five dollars per class. There’s no lock-in and you can cancel your subscription at any time (although we don’t think you’ll want to!).
Yes - we’d love to meet more like-minded people and we welcome your friends. When you buy the 20 class pass or the monthly subscription, we’ll give you a bonus 4 class guest pass to give to a friend or family member. Why wouldn’t you want to share something so fabulous with your nearest and dearest?
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