Exercise, Christchurch personal trainer, manage weight and fitness, burn fat, build muscle

By: Bmi  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Exercise, Gastric Banding

Christchurch based Mobile Personal Trainer
- ExSc, REPS, Level 3 NZIHF

“With a desire to achieve, there are no limits!”

Vanessa Warren will work with you to perform a full fitness assessment and consultation before any exercise begins. A personalised programme and training schedule is developed, then Vanessa or one of her qualified team, will take you through each workout as needed. Follow up assessments and programme updates are scheduled regularly, along with helping to educate each client about how to keep exercise and activity as part of healthier lifestyle.


Exercise is an essential addition to any successful, long term weight management programme, especially when combined with nutrition and making behavioural changes. A combination of resistance/strength training, with cardiovascular exercise is the best way to achieve lasting results.
The physiological and health benefits of exercise include:

  • Weight and body fat loss
  • Decreased blood pressure/hypertension
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Decreased incidence of type 2 diabetes associated with being overweight
  • Increased cardiovascular capacity
  • Increased muscle strength, fitness and endurance
  • Improved posture
  • Excellent stress reliever
  • Improved sleep and physical/mental relaxation

Being aware of factors that may affect incorporating exercise into your lifestyle are important to identify before beginning any exercise programme:

  • Lack of motivation, laziness or boredom
  • Previous bad experience or misconceptions about exercise
  • Fear of injury or pain

Addressing these issues can ease the introduction of exercise as a daily part of life. Increasing ‘incidental’ exercises can be enough to make a difference (taking the stairs at work, parking the car further away from the shop, etc).

Working out in a safe and comfortable environment is essential, which is why we offer the option of working with people in their homes. Gyms can be intimidating to some and we work together to build confidence and trust. It is essential to surround yourself with people who will encourage and praise your efforts, not enable bad habits or discourage you.

Vanessa specialises in working with people who have had gastric banding surgery, as well as those who are overweight or obese, and may experience some the problems associated with these conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint problems
  • Lack of fitness
  • Lack of mobility and Rehabilitation

She is available to work with you in your home or at her fitness studio (extra fees apply for the fitness studio option). Vanessa keeps up to date with the latest information and technology in the fight against obesity, and she is currently completing a degree in Applied Science specialising in Health, Wellness and Physical Activity.

For more information, please

Vanessa Warren
Exercise Consultant
Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road
Christchurch 8013
Phone 03 968 3131

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