Fail to Succeed

Welcome back to Motivation Mondays!


This is the 3rd Video of the year bringing you a new reason to get out of bed today! This weeks video is titled "Fail to Succeed". In life, and in the gym...Failure is a necessary thing that must happen in order to grow physically, mentally or emotionally. Without failure we could not learn from our mistakes, or give our bodies a reason to change. You MUST bring your muscles to the point of failure in order for them to adapt and change to deal with the new stimulus.

"You never truly fail, as long as you learn something from it".

Did you know that the famous Colonel Sanders had his chicken recipe for KFC rejected 1009 times before being sold. And Walt Disney was rejected 302 times before finally getting financing for his idea for Disney world. Silvester Stallone's script for Rocky was rejected over 1500 times before finally cutting a deal with United Artists. There are countless more cases like this but can you imagine if these men gave up after the 1st rejection or even the 100th failure. How different our world would be today. 

Have a watch of the video we've put together this week (1:36 mins long), close your eyes put the headphones on and visualize yourself in the moment you hit your goal. 

Video Title: "Fail to Succeed”

I Cant be Stopped

Welcome back to Motivation Mondays!


This is the 2nd Video of the year bringing you a new reason to get out of bed today! This week we are focusing on "never giving up" no matter how bad the setback, how bad the pain, you get up dust yourself off and keep moving forward. Your either doing things in the present that push you closer to your goal, or you aren't. I chose to keep pushing no matter what. What do you choose? How bad do you want it? 

Have a watch of the video we've put together this week (2 mins long), close your eyes put the headphones on and visualize yourself in the moment you hit your goal. 

Video Title: "I cant be stopped"

Every Second Counts!

This is the 1st of what plans to be every Monday, we'll release a new video with the intent to pump you up for the week ahead. We know it can sometimes be tough to get out of bed on a Monday, as it is to head straight to the gym after work on a Friday but "Every Second Counts" and this video addresses the point. 

Each week we'll change the focus of what may be holding you back from setting a new goal or going that extra mile to get what you really want, in and out of the gym. The Hybrid Zone is about lifestyle and long lasting, positive change. 

Have a watch of the video we've put together this week (2 mins long), close your eyes put the headphones on and visualize yourself in the moment you hit your goal. 

Change the way you think about training.

Over the years of training people and seeing people on a weekly or daily basis, one particular goal that is by far the most common that people seek help for is weight loss. Now I'm not saying that going to a gym or paying for extra help won't help you lose weight faster because it will. But in all honesty if you want to lose weight and see fast results you need to change the way you eat!

To put this into perspective; if you go to the gym every day for 1 hour and manage to burn off 400 calories (which is one hour of moderate exercise for most) that's the equivalent to a couple of beers or a small to medium sized meal. Now most people who are overweight and those who continue to gain weight will typically consume around 1000-2000 calories above what their daily output is. Heading to the gym to burn off 400 calories will still keep them above their daily limit. 

I'm not a qualified dietitian or nutritionist so i'm not going to go into any detail about what you should be consuming but i am a qualified and highly experienced trainer who has helped hundreds of people lose weight over the years shedding hundreds if not thousands of Kilo's. So i want to talk more about training. When you head to the gym from now on i want you to change your focus from losing weight to focusing on a fitness or strength goal. This will force you to train at higher intensities and shock your body to want to change and adapt to the workload being put on it. Instead of jumping on the old faithful cross trainer or treadmill and working at the same intensity for 30-60 mins barely getting your heart rate over 60-70% of its maximum you should incorporate some intervals of high and low intensity. 

For example. If you do choose to jump on the treadmill set the pace to about 80-90% of how fast you can go and try run for 30-60 seconds and then allow yourself a 30-60 second break of 40-50% of your maximum. 

The next time you step foot into your gym, just remember that you are there with the goal to increase your bodies capacity to burn calories while at rest. By increasing your muscle strength and mass your metabolism naturally increases which as a result will help to reduce body fat levels and make it easier to maintain a health weight. Your fitness routine should include a healthy combination of resistance/strength training along with some HIIT cardio.  

At The Hybrid Zone we specialise in a Hybrid style of training which combines functional strength and cardio compound movements in a HIIT style format. We deliver maximum results in the shortest amount of time. Check out our 1 month intro offer deal to trial us for yourself.