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Pregnancy Exercise in Hamilton

Are you pregnant?  Are you looking for a qualified trainer to help you exercise through your pregnancy?

Look no further!

I have some availability to take on some more pregnant clients this side of Christmas.  So if you want to exercise to stay healthy through your pregnancy while being supervised one on one to ensure things are safe for you and baby contact Sheena today.

Safe pregnancy exercise sessions in Hamilton without needing to also purchase a gym membership.

Phone 021 152 3262 to discuss getting started.  Pregnancy Exercise pricing is listed on the website under the "Pregnancy" tab.


Sheena Thompson
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Pregnancy Certified
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, Morrinsville, Cambridge

Express Bootcamp

4 Week Express Bootcamp

- Starts Monday 28th September

2 Sessions per week on Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Each session is for 40-45 minutes
Session Structure is start with a challenging workout that will have you competing against yourself.  Then finish up with a deep stretch session.

Cost to be involved is $110, includes all bootcamp sessions
Optional additional services available are to have your weight, body composition and centimetre measures taken for $15.

If you are looking for that little something to ignite your training, this is the bootcamp for you.  We will be starting after daylight saving changes and will hold the sessions outdoors around Hamilton.  The location will change some weeks but all within close proximity to the Hamilton Lake. 

Spaces are limited, book in today!


Sheena Thompson
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Pregnancy Certified
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, Morrinsville, Cambridge

Express Bootcamp

A new bootcamp class will be offered, starting after daylight savings.

Stay tuned for more information to come.


Sheena Thompson
Nutritionist & Personal Trainer
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, Morrinsville, Cambridge

Pregnancy Exercise

If you are pregnant and wanting to exercise safely during your pregnancy look no further!  I am the only certified pregnancy personal trainer in the Waikato. 

If you are wondering what this means, first a trainer needs to have their exercise qualifications.....be careful as just because someone calls themselves a personal trainer may not mean they have the qualification to back it up (don't be afraid to ask, however any qualified trainer will have their qualifications visible).  Pregnancy then changes the ball game, there are many hormones that are floating around in your body that change the way in which your mechanics operate, if the trainer is not aware of these and modifies the ways in which they train you it can create further problems for you.  Many people experience aches and pains during pregnancy and having a trainer who is pregnancy certified can help manage and prevent future ones developing. 

Pregnancy exercise also needs to be safe for both mother and baby.  There are certain exercises which are fine for most in the early weeks of pregnancy but however need to be removed at later stages despite whether the mother can still "perform" them as such.  It's not always what you see or feel on the outside but what those exercises are doing to your little one on the inside and if that is affecting their growth, blood supply or stress. 

Each person should have an exercise programme designed specifically for them and pregnancy is the same.  What one person does/can do in a pregnancy is not what is always advisable for another.  Having a trainer take your full history into account and creating a programme that is designed for your goals of exercise throughout your pregnancy while keeping you safe is what needs to be your number one priority when choosing a trainer.

It doesn't stop at birth either, I can work with you postnatally to get you back into your exercise safely while again working with any weaknesses, imbalances, and addressing pelvic floor health and correcting abdominal separation if you have any.  This also takes into account the stage at which you are ready to get back into exercise and for those breastfeeding to not hinder this process. 

For safe exercise and nutrition services from pregnancy onwards look no further than Sheena at Fit 4 Consumption!


Sheena Thompson
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Pregnancy Certified
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, Morrinsville, Cambridge

Decoding Food Labelling

When you're trying to take an interest in your health it can be hard to decipher all the wording and language used on food packaging.  Some wording is purely for marketing purposes and here I will help you to read between the lines of the meanings behind some common phrases.
 
Lite or Light - May not mean low in fat or calories and may refer to another characteristic of the food e.g light potato chips are thinly sliced and lightly salted (still high in fat), lite olive oil is light in colour but still has the same amount of fat as regular olive oil.
 
Cholesterol Free or No Cholesterol - It does not mean no fat.  Cholesterol is only found in animal products.  Many food may be free of cholesterol but remain high in fat e.g unsaturated oils derived from plants such as sunflower oil, canola oil and nuts.
 
No Added Sugar - This applies to foods which contain no added cane sugar.  They can however contain large amounts of naturally occurring sugars e.g honey, glucose, fructose, providing similar calories.  Don’t assume it means no sugar, it just means they didn’t add any.
 
Reduced Fat - Contains less fat than the regular or standard products, but may still be high in fat.  The food must be greater than 25% less fat than it’s regular conunterpart and will be shown in the nutrition panel for comparison.
 
90% Fat Free - Means the food contains 10% fat.  Look for low fat products that are 95% fat free or more.
 
Low Fat - Must not contain more than 3g total fat per 100g of product, eg 3% fat or less
 
High Fibre - Must have greater than 3g of fibre per specified serving.
 
Natural -  Should not contain, or have ever contained additives such as flavouring or colouring agents, preservatives, artificial or synthetic ingredients, or added vitamins or minerals.
 
Pure or 100% - Should only be used to describe products or parts of products, that contain only one ingredient.
 
Mixed Grain or Multigrain Bread -No specific requirement but usually is based on white flour to which various kibbled grains (wheat, rye, corn, buckwheat) are added.  Generally has as much fibre as brown bread.
 
Low Salt -  Less than 120mg sodium per 100g.

Sheena Thompson
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, Morrinsville, Cambridge

New Year Bootcamp, 6 weeks for only $150

Did you make a new years resolution last year to get in shape but didn't get around to it?  Join me in 2015 as we start the year with a Bridal Bootcamp challenge.  This challenge was successful last year but for this final one I will open it to anyone and not only brides.  So if you would like to enjoy the workouts that the past clients have register your interest now. 

These group challenges will be held on Monday and Wednesdays at 5:30pm, and aiming to take advantage of the nice weather and have outdoor sessions.  This Bridal Bootcamp is only held in Hamilton. 

We will be starting with our first workout on Monday 12th January. 

The original aim of the Bridal Bootcamp was to provide something low cost for brides as (I've learnt) anything that hints at being for a wedding gets an automatic price hike!  The challenge is a 6 week programme and is only $150 for the 6 weeks.  So that's 12 training sessions in total, plus it also involves a full body composition analysis so you can track how you did over the time.

Numbers are limited so if you would like to join in for this crazy low price get in touch on 0211523262.

Come and join me and help me keep Bridezilla at bay!!


Sheena Burnett
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville NZ

New Nutrition Office in Hamilton

I now have a new office in Hamilton!!  After 7 years in the previous location they have had changes and it sadly is no longer is set up to have a nutrition office.  All is not lost I'm still offering my top quality nutrition and personal training services in Hamilton but now you can access me from the Hamilton YMCA gym.

If it's been a while since you last visited the Hamilton YMCA, it is definitely worth a look these days as it's recently had an upgrade and on my first day there I even said "it smells like new shoes"!! 

I am looking forward to my new location and getting to know the members at this new facility while still staying in contact with those from the previous gym.  If you are unfamiliar with the location of the YMCA you can find me at 36 Pembroke Street, and no doubt you will spot my bright green car!


Sheena Burnett
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville NZ



Wedding Preparation

The year is coming to an end, every year I think we say "where has the year gone?"!!  I've just recently finished my wedding workout group, so a group of us brides got together and focused on preparing ourselves for wedding day bodies.  It was a lot of fun, and also a chance to discuss the best local wedding suppliers!  My big day is 28th February so I will be having some time off around this period in 2015.  I apologise in advance if I bridezilla anyone hehehe

If you too have something to prepare for and want to look great do contact me.  I believe I am your best Nutritionist in Hamilton, Cambridge and Morrinsville.  Let's just say the whole country!!


Sheena Burnett
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville NZ

Are you Pregnant?

I am qualified to train pregnant mothers and am looking for some clients to work with.  If you are pregnant and would like to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy but be able to exercise in a safe manner please be in touch. 

There a many exercise options out there but if the trainer isn't qualified to have you and your baby looked after properly it's a risk you shouldn't take.  Pregnant mothers bodies act in different ways to a non-pregnant person and so this needs to be a taken into account when training pregnant clients.


Sheena Burnett
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville NZ

Wedding Workouts

Are you getting married, or part of a bridal party?  I am looking to put together a group session where we can train and get in shape for our upcoming weddings.  Get in touch today if you would like to be involved and would like to prepare for your wedding to feel fantastic on the day.

Sheena Burnett
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville NZ



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