“I just wanted thank Mark again for everything. I doubt myself all the time but you never seem to which is awesome as you then make me do things I wouldn’t normally do nor think I could do.
This has been a big year for me and wouldn’t have got this far without your knowledge, support and you generally putting up with my sh#t (emotional and otherwise)! Thank you.
Owner: Neutral Bay
Richo, Funky Bunch
Cert IV Master Trainer, Diploma of Nutrition, Certificate in Applied Sports Psychology, Cert IV Workplace Assessment
Professional Cricketer, Professional level baseball (on Wii).
Why did you become a trainer
When I realised I wasn’t good enough to be a full time cricketer
My personal motivation quote
It doesn’t matter what your motivation is, as long as you have one.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
With three boys in their early teens trying to beat me at sports.
Weight Loss, Speed Training, Field Sports Specific Training
Favourite sports or activities
Baseball, AFL, Running
What is your secret skill?
I have domestic blindness
Who or what inspires you?
Anyone doing something they didn’t think was possible
Who where you childhood heroes?
Greg Chappell, Mick Cronin, Wayne “Dominator” Johnstone
3 things you would take on a desert island
Family, fishing rod, crate of red.
What’s your favourite indulgence?
What is your favourite movie?
Point Break – the greatest and deepest movie ever made
Articles by Mark
Please join us for this life changing presentation Mark Richardson, owner of Body Language Personal Training has been a Master Trainer for 17 years, and a Nutritionist for the past 13 years, having trained Olympic athletes and been featured in numerous national publications for his nutritional knowledge in that time. Mark will guide you through [...]
Business Name: Body Language Personal Training (Neutral Bay) Contact Name: Mark Richardson Contact Number: Email applications only please Email Address: email@example.com Position: Personal Trainers (Full time contracting role) Short Position Description: Highly organized & reliable Personal Trainer needed ASAP at the Body Language Neutral Bay studio. Must be willing to work [...]
We’ve all been guilty of skipping our warm up before a training session, especially when we’re crunched for time. There are some very important reasons why we need to slow it down and take the time to warm it up. Attached is our challenge for the month of May. It’s another rep based challenge, this time designed to get [...]
5000 Rep Challenge Scoreboard Complete 500 reps of each exercise during the month of February. Exercise Reps Bench Squats (bum to bench or chair) Plank to Push Up (on toes or knees) Dips Mountain Climbers Clock Lunges (1 forward, 1 sideways, 1 backwards on each side) Prone Paddle (On [...]
545 Sydney Rd Seaforth Phone: 9948 2826 Fax: 9949 6480 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org “Welcome to ABSOLUTE HEALTH SOLUTIONS” – A Sports Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre As a sports chiropractor, I have a special interest in helping you return back to your pre-injury state, encourage normal movement patterns, improve your sporting performance and [...]
My good friend and gun Melbourne Personal Trainer Hamish Evans and I have put together a life-changing week of transformation, in the beautiful Rumi Villas in Seminyak, Bali. Here’s a tiny snapshot of what your week has in store (we don’t want you to be too prepared for what’s going to [...]
I’ve never been a big one for rules, especially other people’s rules. It’s not that I’m a rebel or some sort of tearaway, but I’d rather carve my own path in life than tread one well worn. This is especially true when it comes to my health and fitness. Even through my sporting career where [...]
Ever wanted to know how long the Parramatta River is, or what it would be like to row the distance of it? No? Me either, but work with me here. November is about to become Rowvember at the Neutral Bay studio, because it rhymes, and we’re terrible at growing moustaches. During the month of November, [...]
Statistics show that Australia’s rising obesity rate is not due to lack of activity, but more due to overeating. Here are 15 reasons as to why we overeat, and some tips on how to avoid them. Boredom – develop a purposeful activity away from the kitchen. Try not to eat in front of a screen [...]
“Don’t cry over spilt milk” may be an appropriate analogy for some, but for the increasing number of lactose intolerant, vegans, or just non-dairy fans, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A study by the University College of London found that the genetic change that enables humans to digest the milk sugar lactose began [...]
Is it better to do cardio first or weights during a mixed session? What is the ideal order? Well, it depends on varying factors, so let’s look at what you’re trying to achieve first. Whichever discipline we do first is where we will have the greater intensity, so if you want to get more out [...]
As a follow to my article regarding my experience in the SMH Half Marathon, dedicated client Mel Faustmann has kindly written her version of events. To give you a brief recent history on Mel, over the last 2 years she has lost an amazing 50kg as she has turned her life around from being sedentary to one [...]
On Sunday May 20 I completed my first ever half marathon. Having not done many fun runs in the last 8 years, and never one at any pace over 10km in distance, it was something that I certainly thought would never be part of my “to do” list at age 42. Apparently it’s the modern [...]
As life get busier and people get lazier, we are always looking for short cuts to getting healthy. Unfortunately, as with most short cuts, they are usually a fast track to failure. Here’s 5 foods that you may want to rethink as part of your regime. 1. Fruit Juices Probably responsible for more morning [...]
If you’re going away over the Christmas / New Year period or just taking a break from your regular training, here are some great Tabata combinations that can be done anywhere, and require no equipment. If you want to add some variety, you can grab a good quality skipping rope for around $12 from Big [...]
Travel plans need not be the end of your training goals. Whether it be for pleasure or business, maximum return in minimum time means you don’t impinge on your hard earned holiday, or cause you to miss that early morning meeting. Travel sessions are best done first thing in the morning, before you have a chance to [...]
Want a great way to spice up your home workouts? Here’s one of the players out there who like a bit of a flutter, except with this gamble, when you lose, you still win! Using 3 dice, roll the dice and do each double set for however many reps come up from your throw. [...]
Can controlling your blood sugar and preventing diabetes complications be as simple as eating the right foods? Yes. Certain foods are packed with nutrients that stabilize blood sugar levels, protect your heart, and even save your vision from the damaging effects of diabetes. These 12 foods can give you an extra edge against diabetes and [...]
After our video on carbohydrate cycling, the obvious question is “What does 50-100g of carbs look like?”. Well, funny you should ask, because below is a list of a wide range of what some may consider every day foods. A you can see, the food on it’s own in many cases is quite low in [...]
Top 3 Breakfasts for a Lean Body While most of us are conditioned from a very young age to start the day with cereal and milk, if fat loss or maintaining a lean body is your goal, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Filling yourself up with carbs, mostly empty and [...]
Looking for a great session to bust the quads, burn a stack of calories, all in minimal time? Give this session a shot next time you have a spare 20 minutes at home for a great energy burner and metabolism boost: Warm Up – 20 x bench sits, 10 leg swings each leg, 15 Waiter’s [...]
Getting enough protein in your diet is always a challenge for vegetarians, as vegetable products only have some of the 20 amino acids required to make a complete protein. If you choose to be a Vegetarian, it’s crucial to know how to get complete protein in your diet. Here’s a list of Complimentary Protein sources [...]
Body Language Personal Training Northern Beaches and Neutral Bay- Home of Low Sacrifice Results There is a lot of controversy about fruit and fat gain around the media at the moment, with people including one of the Bigest Loser’s trainers calling out fructose as one of the reasons some people cant lose body fat. With [...]
Low carb diets have proven to be effective for ladies trying to lose or maintain weight. A few key points to remember: 1. Don’t go under 50gm per day of carbohydrate or you’ll start breaking down muscle. 2. Have a carb free day once per week to drop your blood sugar, best done on a [...]
Body Language Personal Training Manly and Neutral Bay. Start your day with a glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon to kick start your metabolism. Use avocado on toast instead of butter. Make lunch your biggest meal to avoid afternoon snacking. Start dinner with a clear soup so your fullness feedback [...]
When you’re trying to lose weight, the advice has always been that cardio is the key, and that certain heart rate zones are the best ones for optimum lipolysis. But what level of intensity is really most effective for burning fat? The myth of “the fat-burning zone”. The theory we’re often told is that by [...]
Happy Friday everyone! Who’s got big plans for the weekend? Are they activity based, social, or a combo of both? I hear archery while drinking can get very interesting* (*Anecdotal evidence only, not scientifically proven or recommended..) Whenever we have Trainer Days at Body Language, I always schedule an activity before the festivities. Not only [...]
1. Use smaller plates at your main meals. 2. Fill your plate in the kitchen rather than have platters on the table. 3. Put a barrier between you and your snacks – goegraphical or behavioural. 4. Don’t eat when distracted by work, tv, or internet surfing.
Had a big weekend and looking to get back on track with your goals? Having a Protein Day on Monday is a great way to get your blood sugar level back to normality, and in the best state to use utilise body fat as your major fuel source. It also saves the potentially disastrous “What [...]
Top 5 tips for eating out on a diet: 1. Get hold of the menu before you go and choose before you get tempted or pressured by time to choose. 2. Order your main from the entree menu. 3. Choose the protein rich meals e.g. Fish, chicken, lamb. 4. Ask for sauces on the side [...]
We posted this before Christmas but great tips to remember all year when our social schedule gets busy. ———- With our Christmas party tonight and no doubt a big festive week coming up here are our top 13 tips for surviving the silly season: Choose which parties you will drink at and drive to the [...]