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  • Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

    I am so proud to be offering one of the only PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIOS in Hervey Bay.

    I believe that all women deserve the opportunity to exercise in comfort and privacy if they wish, with out the feeling of being intimidated or judged.

    *Strength Training
    *Weight Loss
    *No big noisy gym
    *No intimidation
    *No waiting for equipment
    *No Gym Membership Fees

    Jodie x

Metabolism Myths & Facts – Jodie Litzow Personal Trainer

Metabolism Myths & Facts by Brooke Allwood

When it comes to weight loss, metabolism is a hot topic with plenty of myths surrounding it. Today we are going to debunk a few of these myths, and give you some quick tips on how to use your metabolism to your advantage.

Metabolism is a complex process, but basically, when it comes to weight loss our metabolism is the process of converting what we’ve consumed (food and drink) into energy for our body to use.

Common myths:

  • I can’t lose weight because I have a slow metabolism – this is very rarely the case. For most people weight loss is difficult due to poor eating habits, lack of food knowledge, insufficient movement and emotional blockages.Most of us are aware of the importance of the first three, and the impact they can have on our health and therefore, our weight. However, many of us ignore the importance of emotional balance in relation to physical health. Physical health is about more than just eating salads and going for a run; sometimes we need to address the emotions associated with our current weight states; how do we feel about our body? Is our negative self talk impacting on our training, on our diet and on our mood? If it is, it’s time to address it!
  • Low calorie diets or skipping meals will help with weight loss – this may actually backfire and cause more weight gain. Our bodies innate intelligence means that if food is restricted, everything we consume is held onto and less energy is used for daily tasks.
  • Eating after 8pm will cause you to put on weight – it’s not the timing of meals but rather the quality of them that really matters. Having a bowl of greens with tuna and an egg at 8pm isn’t going to harm your weight loss goals like a tub of ice cream eaten at the same time would.

Here are a few simple tips to boost your metabolism:

  • Get 8 hours of sleep each night – This one simple tip allows your body to better manage blood sugar levels and food cravings throughout the day, which can directly affect fat stores.

Did you know that every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours after midnight? Get to bed early and reap the benefits!

  • Strength training – muscles use up more energy than fat, so having more muscle mass through strength training can accelerate your weight loss and metabolism.
  • Ensure adequate quality protein intake at each meal – your body requires more energy to digest protein, and protein also allows for production of lean muscle mass.

Our next post will delve into food and exercise, with quick tips on how much, what and when to eat for best results so stay tuned!

It’s All Good, Natural Therapies by Brooke began as an all natural skincare range in October 2015, it has since developed into a naturopathic clinic offering nutritional medicine and naturopathic consultations as well as Reiki Healing, Chakra Balancing and Australian Bush Flower Essence Readings.

Brooke, owner and operator of ‘It’s All Good’ worked as a pharmacy assistant in both the front shop and dispensary for just shy of ten years before graduating with her Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner and Reiki Qualifications. Because of this she competently and confidently works with people who are already on pharmaceutical medicines as well as those who are not.

Brooke is passionate about health and wellness and loves that her passion can transcend into a career that can improve the lives of her clients.

Book an appointment today for a Naturopathic Consultation, Australian Bush Flower Essence Reading, Chakra Balancing Session and/or Reiki Healing by clicking on the link above.

FIT AT 40 PLUS – Hervey Bay Fitness Personal Training

Fit At 40+
Its time to act.
Your body is not what it use to be.
It has changed over the years, all things are creeping south…
Your not happy. You shy away from the mirror, you avoid intimacy with your partner as you are too embarrassed to share your body with anyone else and if you do you make sure the lights are off.

What would it mean to you to feel confident in your body? To feel sexy and be intimate with your partner?

Why A Personal Trainer? – Hervey Bay Health & Fitness

There are so many reasons why a Personal Trainer is essential to achieving your fitness goals, whether they be weight loss-based, sports-driven or for athletic purposes. Here, we’ve put together the most critical reasons why you should have a Personal Trainer, as well as the benefits that you are likely to achieve.


One of the primary reasons that someone should have a Personal Trainer is that they are trained in teaching others how to exercise. And while exercise in itself is only a part of fitness, with nutrition and lifestyle playing an essential role in the overall picture if you don’t get exercise right then you will never achieve your goals.

The importance of education when exercising is important for two primary reasons:

1) If you don’t know which exercises are most effective for the goals you have, you are unlikely to achieve those goals. For example, if your goal is to build core strength but you spend all your time on cardio exercises, then you are unlikely to hit your goal.

2) Education when performing exercises is essential in reducing the risk of injury. Many people every year are seriously injured by performing exercises they have not received training for, and this can impact their health and fitness for a long time. Having someone trained in how to execute certain tasks will greatly reduce the level of risk and increase the effectiveness of your fitness routine.



Having a Personal Trainer beside you to demonstrate the correct posture and technique is invaluable. A Personal Trainer will ensure clients are performing exercises correctly and efficiently, in order to maximise results. If your form when exercising is not correct, then you are at increased risk of injury as well as not achieving your goals (because nothing kills a dream like 10 weeks of prescribed bed rest!).



Everybody is different, and that means everyone’s abilities and requirements are different when it comes to exercise. This could be anything from having an old injury that requires special exercises to having a phobia that may impact on where or how you workout.

For example, if you have an old knee injury that required surgery, but since then you haven’t done anything to rebuild the muscles or improve mobility, then you are going to need different exercises and goals than an athlete who is training to run a marathon. This is where a Personal Trainers experience can make a huge difference to your training program.



Everyone wants to achieve their goals straight away, whether they be weight loss, cheese grater abs or Hulk-like strength. But these are not always achievable, and if you don’t hit them then you may be discouraged and backslide.

A Personal Trainer will not only help you set realistic goals that you will be able to achieve – if you put in the effort, of course – but they will also be able to keep you on track to hit those goals. For example, if your goal is to achieve a ‘bikini body’ for summer, it’s not just about doing 100 crunches a day for a month to work your abs. It’s about altering your diet to eat the correct foods, mixing cardio and weights to work the right muscles, and setting a timeframe in which this can be achieved.



How many times have you gone to bed and said to yourself, ‘Tomorrow I’m going to wake up, go to the gym, and do an hour workout before I get ready for work’, and then woken up and decided to sleep for another hour instead of exercising?

This is where a Personal Trainer is critical to ensuring that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. If you’ve made an appointment to meet you trainer for a session, then you are far more likely to still go than if you are just telling yourself you should go to the gym.



There are two types of people who go to the gym:

1) Those who wander in, spend 10 minutes on one machine and then drift slowly over to another, before half-heartedly trying bicep curls for five reps and then walking out.

2) Those who have a plan in mind, and hit the machines with a purpose. They generally have a set amount of reps they do in sets of two or three, and they’ll know exactly what they’re doing on each machine.

It’s fairly obvious that the first group will not be achieving their fitness goals unless they get some help and have someone to direct them, so if you know that you’re one of those people then you should be enlisting the help of a Personal Trainer ASAP.



Are you getting bored with your fitness routine? Have you progressed beyond the exercises you know and have plateaued in your fitness? A Personal Trainer is what you need to take you to the next level, and continuously challenge your abilities.

Don’t think you can lift that medicine ball?

Positive you won’t fit back into your favourite dress?

Doubt you’ll be able to compete in a charity run next year?

A Personal Trainer is your life coach and encourager all in one, and without them your fitness goals are that much harder to achieve.

Australian Institute of Fitness

Booty Burn – Jodie Litzow Personal Trainer

A glimpse into our GIVE ME GLUTES small group personal training sessions.

Benefits of glute training:
– avoiding/preventing knee pain
– releasing of lower pack pain
– prevention of lower back injuries
– strengthening of hips
– lift and shape (prevent things from heading south)

We currently have two small group glute sessions but open to inquiries for those interested.