Your Fit Project

Who: Damian Brunow Current Project: Medibank Melbourne Marathon 42km!!!! Schedule: Twice weekly in a group of 4 for 45 minutes, a mix of male and female. A focus on leg strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness, he also performs planned running efforts leading up to the 42km event. Previous to this Damian has only run the one…

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March 1, 2017

Stomach Real estate…SOLD to the man with the eyes bigger than his stomach

So here is the thing, I’ve spent the best part of my adult life studying nutrition and exercise and I can honestly say while I have loved it, it runs a distant second to when I get to eat! I mean I’ve heard the saying foodie before and am often asked if I am, the…

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December 19, 2016

HAND the IRON over…

Ok so now I have your attention…I’m talking about the mineral not the household choir, if you must know I do all the ironing in our house…helps being trainers and not needing to do it daily. So whats the go why am I making this point…truth is most health conscious women, mums and some of…

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December 19, 2016

Whats your connection with food like….Thanks Nan

I have been a very fortunate young man that until recently still was lucky enough to have all 4 grandparents with me. Unfortunately I recently lost my grandmother and in penning my thoughts down about Nan I realised the impact Nan had on my own relationship with food. You see my Nan loved to treat…

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December 19, 2016

Why the Dad, Dietitian and Husband in me loves Dairy!

So I get it, dairy can be a bit of a dirty word among certain GI symptom sufferers, with bloating and other embarrassment causing symptoms sometimes resulting from its consumption but the movement away from dairy as a whole is concerning for our health. Here’s the deal… the body has a calcium bank known as…

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December 19, 2016

How I get myself from the dog house to the good books…

Now I’m a foodie but the sort that loves to eat and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen however there is a massive disclaimer that I am no Jamie Oliver and my culinary talents are not of the highest order. What that does mean is that I am well qualified to provide you really simple meal…

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December 19, 2016

SO….your having a baby…OMG, that’s amazing….but I don’t feel pregnant!

Firstly congratulations, its an amazing thing the miracle of birth, you’ll be flooded with waves of emotion but if you’re a first time father like I am there may also be a bit of disbelief. It’s a really unique position to be in, your wonderful news may be a surprise or planned but either way…

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December 19, 2016

The key position players

SO what are those key micronutrients and more importantly what foods are they in. Well… folate, iodine, iron and Vitamin D. The really interesting point about folate is the key time point for its involvement may even be before your aware your expecting, this is when ‘nueral tube’ development occurs, a very complex system this…

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December 19, 2016

Give your best mate all your beer!

Some really fascinating research is coming out around the excessive consumption of alcohol throughout pregnancy and your child’s health outcomes. Recently the ABC aired an in depth look into the effects (link below). There is still a lot of work to be done in the area however Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder exists as a direct…

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December 19, 2016

The quality for two but the quantity for one (initially)

The final part that I would like to touch on with regards to the pregnancy phase (which there is heaps more to write about but please email or write me if you would like anything specific answered) is the eating for two mindset and healthy weight gain. While it is important to ensure child is…

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December 19, 2016
Just over three years ago my life changed, I started training with Sean! I was unfit, weighed over 100 kilos and hadn't exercised in years. Initially I had three goals I wanted to achieve - I wanted to lose 14 kilos, to be fit at 40 (I’d just turned 39) and I wanted the "bicep vein". I honestly thought 14 kilos was never going to happen, too hard, but with an ever-changing exercise routine (you definitely don't get bored) and some positive changes to my diet I achieved it in only four months and just in time for Christmas! Fast forward another couple of years and I’ve now lost a total of 26 kilos, am fitter than I have been since my early 20’s and I can see the bicep vein! More importantly Sean and Amy have helped me make positive lifestyle changes that will stay with me for life. I never thought I would like exercising, never thought I would be under 100 kilos let alone 77, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would love boxing! Sean is an awesome trainer, a top bloke and I wouldn’t be this fit in my 40's without his amazing support.
Damian Brunow