Author: Stefanie Hitchborn

Finding More Energy

Energy is renewable. Have you ever noticed that the vacation you so desperately needed, didn’t actually give you more energy for your day to day tasks when you returned? Instead of looking for an escape, let’s talk about what is in our control and what is out of our control. This is key when designing our lives for ultimate energy production.

Competitive Mindset

At AO1 we talk a lot about mindset. We stress effort over results and to let go of expectations. So does that mean that we say all competition is bad? Absolutely not!

Making an AO1 Moment

No more measuring life in time and tasks. Let’s create moments that build a well lived life.

Pyramids of Progress Our goal is a lifetime of health. We are striving for the long game. A short term success with long term detrimental effects is not a success. The recipe is Form – Competence – Next Level. Start with Form. Take your time here. Make sure you can meet all the points of…
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AO1 Program Overview

Any great structure starts with a solid foundation. Your fitness and mindset are no different AO1 BEGINS WITH THE FOUNDATIONS COURSE The course is 4 weeks long. Exercise technique taught in detail Lectures on the philosophy behind the program Teaching and homework to guide you to develop your own strong mindset 3 workouts per week…
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Why is working out boring?

When working out is boring, it’s because of repetition and no mental stimulus. Vary your workouts for fun and better results!

Who Are Your AO1 Coaches? Part 1

Coach Stefanie’s Story Hats off to anyone who has ever written a full auto-biography! Just sitting down to type out what we hope will give you readers an accurate picture of who we are, makes our heads spin enough. It’s easy in this ‘insta-life’ to show our powder coated lives but we’ve also seen the…
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Determine Your Audience

Determine Your Audience

What do you mean? I don’t have an audience… I’m not a performer. Well, let’s take a minute and dissect what an audience actually is. “The audience drives every aspect of developing a theatrical performance. Initially, the audience serves the role of driving the content of the play or performance itself. The audience serves the…
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Why Functional Fitness?

In a world full of fitness fads and trends, it can be hard to decipher the truth from the fluff. At AO1, we are committed to programming the most effective, efficient and accessible workouts. It is for this reason that we have based our programming on functional fitness. Functional fitness is exercise movements that mimic…
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10 Components of Fitness

Endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, co-ordination, agility, balance and accuracy.