Thursday, 25 April 2013

That Look

I have so much to write about but I guess I'll just start with this one.

I have had this experience a few times this week and to be honest I love it. I'm in the middle of teaching a class or a training session and I'm pushing my clients through the session. By pushing I'm not yelling at them just non-stop encouragement. I'm also trying to push myself because yes we all need a bit of motivation. And then I get that look...

It's THAT look, you know that one? The one where I know for certain that my client cannot possibly push themselves any harder. The look that tells me they are at their peak and thats where they have to stay. The look that screams at me, 'When is this going to finish? I might puke.'

And that's when I say well done. I can't do anymore than that. No I don't want you to vomit and I certainly don't want you to push yourself to injury but I want everything you have got.

In my years of experience, yes I can tell when someone is faking, telling me 'this is so hard,' but their body language and the way they do things is completely saying 'I'm lazy,' or 'I don't like to push myself.' You have got to get out of that. What changes are you going to make to your fitness or body if you sit within this no mans land? Not much. One of my favourite quotes I use is 'fatigue is your friend,' and it's so true. You need to reach fatigue in order to improve at all. I'll repeat, You need to reach fatigue in order to improve. Did you hear that?

If you don't reach fatigue you will never change and this comes from within. I can yell and scream and keep pushing you to your limits but it comes from within. It's that little voice inside that actually screams at you, 'I.Can.Do.This,' and you know what? You can. You just have to ignore that voice inside that tells you to stop. Until you can't physically keep going, you can't breathe or your body will no longer move, You Can Do It.

And when you get that look, I know you're there.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Things are changing around here

That moment when you write an award winning blog post and you go to finish it off and publish it only to realise you didn't actually save it? I hate that, I feel like Tenacious D with Tribute;

'This is not the greatest song in the world, no
This is just a tribute
Couldn't remember the greatest song in the world, no, no
This is a tribute to the greatest song in the world
All right, it was the greatest song in the world.'

So I'm just saying that this is a tribute to the greatest blog post I have ever written and unfortunately not that same blog post but I will do my best to recreate it.

Things are a changin' around here. So while I have loved blogging my adventures and photography I have deliberately left out a very important part of me. I would say that this part of me really is me. It's me and I am it. I can no longer distinguish the line between me and this part of me so I have decided that I will use my blog and facebook together to bring you this part of myself. I have enjoyed this space where I can separate and compartmentalise my life but the time has come to introduce you to my other half and that is fitness.

Most of you will already know this (because mostly family and friends read this space here) but I am a Personal Trainer as well as an Accidental Country Girl as well as an emerging photographer. I have been a Personal Trainer for the past 8 years. I started young, I know you were wondering how I could've possibly been in my career for so long whilst looking so young. I can tell that was running through your minds but I started this journey when I was just 21.

I have worked in almost every role within the fitness industry. I have trained children (no joke, they hate me), Golden Oldies classes, mine-site health and wellness co-ordinator, pre and post natal training and everything in between. I class myself as a personal trainer, gym instructor, aerobics instructor, Pilates instructor, small group training instructor, transformation specialist, health and wellness co-ordinator, group fitness manager and business owner. I know it's busy right but this is me. This is all of me.

I want to bring you my adventures, my photos and my fitness.

I don't know why I have been reluctant to become an 'expert' within my field but I really know whats going on in my industry. I have been there through the fads, the next latest and greatest, and the real deals. I know how to get results, I know what foods are your best to eat and I know the best fitness to complete but not many others know that the secret to getting results from your clients is the mental. You have to get into their heads. Until you do that you are just receiving empty money. I think I was reluctant because a lot of 'experts' in our industry are just the ones who yell the loudest to get attention, or they hold onto one training technique or idea and promote that as the latest and greatest (which probably is until the next thing comes along or its proven wrong). At the end of the day it all goes full circle and the next great idea is what I have been quietly doing all along.

So from today, from this little blog you will enter my life and I will enter yours. You will hear my adventures, you will see photos and you will experience my lifestyle and my fitness tips which can I just say are solid tips with real life results and experience. I try everything before I recommend it.

So please feel free to share, absorb or ask questions at any time at accidentalcountrygirl @ or fivefitness @ obviously all together. I love hearing your stories, your experiences and questions so I can post about them, chances are someone else is wondering the same thing.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you look forward to hearing from me, Kelli Rowles Fitness expert.

Best wishes from the girl who was a trainer when the humble egg and banana were on the outer (poor banana I still ate you even though I was receiving disapproving looks).

Kel xx.

This is me
When I first moved to the country. This is my studio.

This is something I do in my spare time
Yes I take pictures of myself exercising

Demonstrating a burpee

These are a year old and I should probably update them

 My clients at a client event: Dubbo Stampede

 My philosophy

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