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    Fit For Calving

  • FFC Leaders

    Alice Liljeback

    Personal Trainer/Dairy Farmer

    I was born and bred on a dairy farm, so it was really no surprise that I married a dairy farmer and we went off farming ourselves. I have reared thousands of calves, starting from when I was a toddler helping my grandmother. Recently the opportunity arose for me to step back from my on farm role and pursue my passion for fitness and wellbeing as a Personal Trainer.

     

    I know of the aches, pains and struggles of calf rearing. I also know how much preparation that goes into this busy time of year.We prepare meals and baking, get trailers warm and cosy for the kids, order the calf bedding and milk powder, but how many of us think about preparing our bodies for the physical work of calf rearing. Calf rearing is no mean feat and the importance of this role on the farm cannot be overlooked.

     

    This is why I have teamed up with Nicole and Fit for Calving, I want to help Dairy Women prepare their bodies for calf rearing and stay injury free,

    Nicole Jackson

    Farm Contractor/Registered Nurse

    I have been involved as a contractor in the dairy industry for 5 years now. This season I will debudd thousands of calves.I am a Registered Nurse with a passion for health promotion a mother of two young boys, a wife, runner and business owner.

     

    Working with calf rearers and women in the dairy industry, I started to notice the number of conversations I was having with women who were feeling the aches and pains that go with the physical work involved in calf rearing. Many reported injuries minor and major sustained during calf rearing.I started to think about the physical preparation that I do before calf debudding and could I help other women get ready for calving?

     

    This is why I have teamed up with Alice and Fit For Calving, I want to help Dairy Women prepare their bodies for calf rearing and stay injury free.

  • Fit For Calving

    Designed To Prepare Women For The Physical Work That The Calf Rearing Role Demands

    Join Us And Get Fit For Calving 2017

    July 20th, 2017

    Day 34: Toe Taps and Shoulder Shrugs.

    July 17th , 2017

    Week 6: Final Week
    For many of our team in the North, calving is in full swing and we hope that the FFC campaign has made things a little easier. For us, in the south, there are a few new calves around so keep up the great work for one more week.
    Day 31: Hopscotch and Prone Fly.

    July 13th, 2017

    Lateral Raises and Lateral Lunges.

    July 12th , 2017

    Day7 Bucket Squats and Bicep Curls.
    Thanks so much to the three brave ladies and one baby that came out and joined us at Hinds Hall. We had a few good laughs.

    July 11th , 2017

    Towel Pull and Curtsey Lunge

    June 06, 2017

    Day 24: Flutter Kicks and Heel Touches.
    If a minute of Flutter Kicks is too hard have a short break or go into toe taps.

    June 05, 2017

    Day 23: Overhead Tricep Extensions and Russian Twist.

    July 04, 2017

    Day 22: Wall Sits/Air Squats and Forward Raises.
    3 exercise today, because for a lot of us a 1-minute wall sit might be asking a bit much. Do your best!

    July 3rd, 2017

    Day 21: Arm Circles and Calf Raises

    June 29 2017

    Flutter Kicks and Heel Touches................Today is a Core Workout Day.
    We had a good discussion that day about keeping your core "engaged" and how you actually do this. I shared with our three brave ladies the best tip I was ever taught. It was to pretend (pleases just pretend) you are squishing a cherry between your butt cheeks. YUP. And it works. It helps keep form even on a long day.

    June 28, 2017

    Day 18: Push-Ups, Planks and Lunges. If you tire of push ups go into Plank until the end of the minute.
     

    June 27th, 2017

    Day 17: Toe Taps and Shoulder Shrugs. Keep up the great work ladies. There are a few calves on the ground.......we know. But the grunt work is still to come.

    June 26th, 2017

    Day 16: When we started this whole crazy Get Fit For Calving thing. Renee Riley from Bay Fitness in Collingwood got in touch to support what we were doing. She even sent us a 5-minute video, so Thanks, Renee.... Take it Away.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/fzHOPGrfkZ4

    June 21st, 2017

    Day 13: Boxing and Prisoner Squats.
    You will note Alice giving me a fair bit of instruction during the boxing. Alice is the personal trainer in our little fit for calving team so remember to listen and watch. We all have something to learn.
    Have a great day out there.

    June 20,2017

    Two little helpers decided to join Alice today for Day 12: Hop Scotch and Prone Fly.

    June 19th, 2017

    DAY 11: Lateral Raises and Lateral Lunges.
    Welcome back to another week of Fit For Calving 2017.

    June 15th , 2017

    Day 9: Flutter Kicks and Heel Touches................Today is a Core Workout Day.
    We had a good discussion that day about keeping your core "engaged" and how you actually do this. I shared with our three brave ladies the best tip I was ever taught. It was to pretend (pleases just pretend) you are squishing a cherry between your butt cheeks. YUP. And it works. It helps keep form even on a long day.

    June 14th , 2017

    Day 8: Towel Pull and Curtsey Lunge.
    For all of you heading to Field Days have a great time. Maybe squeeze some curtsy lunges in before leaving the car park.....hee....hee...hee.

    June 13th, 2017

    Day7 Bucket Squats and Bicep Curls.
    Thanks so much to the three brave ladies and one baby that came out and joined us at Hinds Hall. We had a few good laughs.

    June 12th, 2017

    Day 6: Overhead Tricep Extensions and Russian twists.

    https://www.facebook.com/1870546039884827/videos/1890791044526993/

    June 9th, 2017

    Day 5: End of Week One!!
    No rest for the wicked. Put this week's 5 min sessions together for a 20 minute Fit For Calving Workout.
    You are doing it, it is happening!!

    June 8th, 2017

    Day 4: Push-Ups to Planks and Walking Lunges. Like Day 3 we have 3 exercises today as a minute of push-ups is freaking hard. Best of luck ladies and keep it up.

    June 7th, 2017

    Day 3: Wall Sits/Air Squats and Forward Raises.
    3 exercise today, because for a lot of us a 1-minute wall sit might be asking a bit much. Do what feels right for you as we are only in the first few days of Fit For Calving. If you can stick out the 6 weeks, and these exercises come around again you will be able to push it.

    June 6, 2017

    Day 2: Toe Taps (Dead Bugs) and Shoulder Shrugs

    June 5th, 2017

    Day 1: Arm Circles and Calf Raises.

    May 18th, 2017

    Introduction to the Fit For Calving Campaign. A free and interactive 6-week programme designed to prepare women for the physical work that the calf rearing role demands.

    May 17th, 2017

    Introduction to the Fit For Calving Campaign. A free and interactive 6-week programme designed to prepare women for the physical work that the calf rearing role demands.

    May 16th, 2017

    What is Fit For Calving?A free and interactive 6-week programme designed to prepare women for the physical work that the calf rearing role demands.

    May 16th, 2017

    What is Fit For Calving?A free and interactive 6-week programme designed to prepare women for the physical work that the calf rearing role demands.

  • Partnerships

    Nourished Movements

    https://www.facebook.com/nourishedmovements/​

    Our goal is to inspire the women of rural New Zealand to improve their fitness and wellbeing, and to educate, motivate and support them along this journey towards lifelong health and happiness for the entire family.

    Ultra-Scan Ashburton

    http://www.ultra-scan.co.nz/​

     

    Save Time And Energy.
    Ultra-Scan specialises in calf disbudding saving you time, energy and manpower at one of the busiest times of the year.

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