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

Login | Create Account | Search


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.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

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
MP Sira returns to Phuket over Kata condo saga

A very lot is wrong here. To many upset people. Are there so many irregularities, or even corruption...(Read More)


Man found dead in smoke-filled pickup, wife believes depression led to suicide

So...when the guys wife came back from work, she got the spare key and opened the truck door and tri...(Read More)


Army hunts Yala checkpoint attackers

Anglo is the operative word. Malay did not become independent of British rule until 1957. British a...(Read More)


IUU-blacklisted ship seized off Phuket to be destroyed in Bangladesh

A lot of justifying money making crab. This reefer cargo vessel is not a fishing boat, and it never...(Read More)


Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

Why is 'land' such a obsession for thai people? They litterarily kill for it. At the same ...(Read More)


Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

It more looks like that mr Thanakorn should be given a medal for preventing that the killing retire...(Read More)


5.8 tons of krathong cleared from Saphan Hin lagoon

Surely all those coins were collected by ( mostly) Burmese fellows already that night....(Read More)


Kata project to transform ‘wastewater canal’ into eco-tourism attraction

Yeah...take a festering canal into an "Eco-tourism" attraction...while at the same time ta...(Read More)


‘Copyright agents’ face arrest warrants for krathong floats ‘sting’

Great work...shafting this enterprising young lady, while in the meantime, every name brand under th...(Read More)