THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Rhodes to Fit

Salesman and RPM’s Hayden Rhodes find another tool to blow fat away


By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Sunday 2 November 2014, 01:00PM


It’s the fifth week in salesman Andrew “Andy” Joyce’s journey to reclaim his waist and things are starting to heat up. After a 10.5km fun run at Bang Whad Dam in Kathu, Andy was pleasantly surprised at how much energy he had left.

To step things up a bit, RPM Health Club Manager Hayden Rhodes has Andy adding a bit more of the “good” stuff to his meals – some more butter and coconut oil along with other healthy fats.

“Your body requries fat in order to burn fat,” Rhodes says, “You cannot think right if you do not have the right fat in your brain, and the good fats keep you going.”

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg lettuce.

From the outset, Rhodes has helped Andy to visualise his workouts and take time out of the day to fully focus on his fitness potential. Gestures such as pushing the plate away after eating until satisfied (not full), telling your dinner mates that you have finished your meal, visualising workouts and runs between five to 15 minutes, and even posting photos of your fitness goals on social media are all part of the plan.

“We call these anchors and it started in the first week. One them has me playing with my wedding ring and think about when I was younger and much fitter. When I see something I crave or a fast food place, I play with my ring and that way I can remember what my goal is,” Andy says.

According to Rhodes, the journey to fitness is as much psychological as it is physical.

“If we haven’t got the head game right, then nothing else will follow... all of the bad habits are linked with the subconsious mind,” Rhodes says, “one of the key things with visualisation, if you do it correctly, is it can help to prompt more of a long-lasting change.”

The psychology of shedding fat plays a huge role in Rhodes’ coaching and, as he explains, visualisation can help Andy make necessary shifts in his thinking to boost hit fitness level and maintain.

“Most people remain overweight and fall into a pattern because they have been thinking in a certain way for years,” Rhodes says, “It has little to do with exercise and diet. One of the first things that has to happen is for Andy to be really clear why he wants to be fitter.”

The head games seem to be working, as Andy has begun to explode into his hour-long workouts.

“The main thing that sticks with me that [Rhodes] says: I don’t think about fitness. I think about being strong and healthy. When you get strong, then the fitness will come,” Andy says.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Patong fire destroys 12 shops, causes more than B1mn in damage

Of course, electrical short circuits. That is always the case, same like that 'killing pole'...(Read More)


Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

"Long live the Japanese whaling industry".Capt.Ahab is right !For the sake of saving or cr...(Read More)


Powerful motorcycles to face tougher regulations

What a joke !!! Try improving your stupid & what appear to non existent helmet laws in the first...(Read More)


Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Long Live The Japanese Whaling Industry ! Greens Cost Jobs & The Only True Wilderness is Betwe...(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

Agree this is not on. The poor animal can't be blamed for doing what comes naturally. But the pu...(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

freaking out people running around angry with long knife or any other weapon should not be accepted....(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

I would like to volunteer,-giving this deranged POS exactly the same treatment !...(Read More)


Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

A lot of water contract talks ( including 30% arrangements?). However, that will not grand Phuket wa...(Read More)


Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

Bang Wad water reservoir is ready for making it a beginners drive for golf players. The grass just n...(Read More)


PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Second Phuket water crisis? ’Peace walk’ monk returns! Dangerously sweet! || July 12

No, not a second water crisis. Phuket still remains in it's 'first' water crisis, as not...(Read More)