Years training: I have always trained since I was very young.
Weight training specifically though, about 2 years.
Body Type: mesomorph
Favourite Exercise: can’t say I have one
Job/Profession: personal trainer / masseuse
How many hours is your average working day: 6 Hours Usually
How long is your average training sessions usually: 45min
Education (in the fitness industry): AIF – Australian Institute of Fitness
What single thing would be the best “trick or tip” you have learned while training?
As counter intuitive as it sounds… Train less, and eat more!
How has training benefited you in life?
It has given me more confidence, endurance & of course strength. It gives me stability. Without it, I’d still be where I used to be. Miserable & hating who I saw in the mirror.
What advice would you have, in regards to managing your work, social life, and fitness?
I’m a firm believer in balance. Have the right moderation in everything that you do and it will keep you sane. I get thrown off whatever I’m doing when I don’t have balance in my life.
What would be the best “time management” advice you could give, in regards to keeping your training, work and social life in balance?
Keep work to Monday to Friday & enjoy your weekends to socialise. I don’t socialise much during the week at all and never have. I have always gone by the rule Monday to Thursday are school nights. I think that’s been drummed into me since I was young and swam every morning at 4am. Training should be an everyday thing even if it’s an “active” rest day. Or if you’re that worn out, enjoy a day off and let your hair down!
An example of Rochelle’s daily meal plan?
Diet type: Rochelle eats 6 small meals per day.
1 cup of oats + 1 egg
100g Turkey mince
1 cup vegetables
1/2 cup rice
250g lean meat of any sort + large salad or veg.
I cheat as many times as I want during the week no strict diet. Just depends on what kind of results I’m looking at achieving ahead.
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What is a typical example of your training program?
2 leg days, shoulders, chest, back, arms. If I want to get leaner I throw in some cardio but rarely do cardio.
What supplements do you use and why?
Just BCAA’s while I train, because I can’t handle the taste of water during weights. Bcaas feels like a treat! 🙂
What gym type do you train at?
I just train at my local snap fitness 🙂
What would your advice be to someone just starting out?
Don’t give up, seek advice, trial & error until you work it all out. Maybe get a personal trainer to start if you are not sure of technique.
Anything you would like to add (Words of wisdom)?
Focus on becoming healthier first and the rest will follow. Be confident and embrace the beautiful body you have been blessed with xx