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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.

    Collen Vickers

    Dairy Farm Employee/Personal Trainer

    I am 24 with an almost 3-year-old daughter. I am a qualified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and fitness and health is my passion. I have worked within the dairy community for the last 4 years and worked as a relief milker, sole charge for holiday cover in a 2IC capacity as a reliever as well so I understand the strain that is put on your bodies over calving! I wanted to be a part of this amazing community to help reduce injuries and promote healthy lifestyles which will help you not only be more effective at work but enjoy your life!
    I run positively fit studio in Pirongia, Waikato where I work a lot with farming couples individually catering workouts to ensure their bodies are prepared for the physical work they do on a daily basis!

     

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

    Jess Rule

    Farmer/Personal Trainer

    A personal trainer by passion, a medical centre manager by day and a farmer at heart, I have been personal training for five years after graduating from AUT with a bachelor of Sport and Recreation. My passion for fitness, helping others and achieving goals helped me create Results Rule. I specialise in online personal training, including weight loss, strength training, event training, pre and post natal training and rehabilitation. Health is something that is super important to me and I love sharing my tips and tricks with the rural community.

     

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

  • Fit For Calving-5 Minute Sets

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

    These 6 FarmStrong sets can be thrown into any part of our day. No Excuses. Practice and use them whenever wherever you want.

    Calf Raises and Arm Circles

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

    Toe-Taps & Shoulder Shrugs

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

    Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Heel Touches

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

    Bucket Squats and Bicep Curls

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

    Overhead Tricep Extensions & Russian Twists

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

    Push Ups/Plank & Lunges

    FarmStrong 5-Minute FFC Set

    Thanks, FarmStrong. If 5 minutes is all the time you have to spare then throw this quick set into your day.

  • 6 Week Fit For Calving Videos

    A daily video to help prepare your body for the physical demanding role of calf rearing.

    FFC Day 1

    Welcome to Day 1 of Fit For Calving 2018- Big Day, excited to have everyone here, let's get started. Today our 20-minute set includes: warm up, Set1: Arm circles & Calf raises, Set 2: Toe Taps & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 3: Step-Ups & Lateral Raises, cool down and stretch.

     

    FFC Day 2

    More Arms and Lots of Core. Thanks for joining us, you are doing great. Warm Up, Set 1: Push-Ups to Planks & Lunges, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Heel Touches, Set 3: Front Raises & Crunches, cool down and stretch.

     

     

    FFC Day 3

    Jess is going to challenge you a bit today. Warm Up, Set1: Reverse Superman & Russian Twists, Set 2: Overhead Extensions & Windmill, Set 3: Squat Raises & Bentover Butterfly, cool down and stretch.
     

     

    FFC Day 4

    Today we have a gorgeous little helper named Alfie. Warm Up, Set 1: Russian Twists & Lying Press, Set 2: Baby Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 3: Lunges & Push Up to Planks, Cool Down and Stretch

     

    FFC Day 5

    Hiding from the rain today in my messy garage. Cleared a space and got stuck in. Warm Up, Set 1: Toe Taps & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 2: Overhead Tricep Extensions & Russian Twists, Set 3: Superman & Push Ups/Planks, Cool Down and Stretch.

     

    FFC Day 6

    Introducing Alice. Alice kicked off FFC last year and is back again this year. Warm Up, Set 1: Bucket Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Side to Side, Set 3: Squat Pulses & Mountain Climbers, Cool Down and Stretch.

     

    FFC Day 7

    Today more shoulders, arms and core with a bit of leg thrown in to keep it real. Warm Up, Set 1: Tricep Extensions & Russian twists, Set 2: Arm Circles and Calf Raises, Set 3: Press & Leg Curls, Cool Down and Stretch. Keep up the great work and it will pay off over the calving season.

    FFC Day 8

    More Arms and Lots of Core. Thanks for joining us, you are doing great. Warm Up, Set 1: Push-Ups to Planks & Lunges, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Heel Touches, Set 3: Front Raises & Crunches, cool down and stretch.

    FFC Day 9

    Two thumbs up for joining us for another day of Fit For Calving. Today Warm Up, Set 1: Pumpkin Squats & Side Lunges, Set 2: Sit Ups to Stand & Step Ups, Set 3: Bicep Curls and more Side Lunges, Cool Down and Stretch. DONE!!!

    FFC Day 10

    Jess is going to challenge you a bit today. Warm Up, Set1: Reverse Superman & Russian Twists, Set 2: Overhead Extensions & Windmill, Set 3: Squat Raises & Bent Over Butterfly, cool down and stretch.

    FFC Day 11

    Colleen is joining us today. Unfortunately, some of her video went a little sideway's whilst filming but is still easy to follow and she does an amazing job of describing the exercises. So jump in, you'll be fine. Warm Up, Set 1: Bucket Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 2: Bucket Deadlifts & Swimming, Set 3: Flutter Kicks & Heel Lifts.Cool down and Stretch.

    FFC Day 12

    Jess's workouts have been popular so here we go again..... Warm Up, Set1: Heel Touches & Lunges, Set 2: Push Ups/Planks & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 3: Balance & In and Outs, Stretch.

    FFC Day 13

    Today more shoulders, arms and core with a bit of leg thrown in to keep it real. Warm Up, Set 1: Tricep Extensions & Russian twists, Set 2: Arm Circles and Calf Raises, Set 3: Press & Leg Curls, Cool Down and Stretch. Keep up the great work and it will pay off over the calving

    FFC Day 14

    Introducing Alice. Alice kicked off FFC last year and is back again this year. Warm Up, Set 1: Bucket Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Side to Side, Set 3: Squat Pulses & Mountain Climbers, Cool Down and Stretch.

    FFC Day 15

    Today I am going to introduce new variations to the exercises we have been doing for the last few weeks, plus one new one. Warm Up, Set 1: Jumping Lunges & Planks, Set 2: Tricep extension & Calf Raises, Set 3: Situp to Stands & Lateral Lunges, Cool Down and Stretch.

    FFC Day 16

    Workout warmup 40.20 x 4 arm circles and calf raises 40.20 x 4 glutes bridge and inch worm 40.20 x 4 bent leg toe tape and shoulder shrugs Cool down and stretches

    FFC Day 17

    Jess's workouts have been popular so here we go again..... Warm Up, Set1: Heel Touches & Lunges, Set 2: Push Ups/Planks & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 3: Balance & In and Outs, Stretch.

    FFC Day 18

    Today we have a gorgeous little helper named Alfie. Warm Up, Set 1: Russian Twists & Lying Press, Set 2: Baby Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 3: Lunges & Push Up to Planks, Cool Down and Stretch

    FFC Day 19

    Two new exercises for you today. I have unfortunately cut myself off during the first set of tricep extensions so if you have not done before please go to 5-minute Farmstrong sets for instructions (ran out of time to re-film). Otherwise, we have done these heaps so get stuck in. Step up warm up, Set 1: Tricep Extensions & Russian Twists, Set 2: Wall Sits & Pumpkin Squats, Set 3: Bicep Curls to Pushes & Burpee's, Cool Down, Stretch.

    FFC Day 20

    Warm Up, Set 1: Bucket Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Side to Side, Set 3: Squat Pulses & Mountain Climbers, Cool Down and Stretch.

    FFC Day 21

    Jess's workouts have been popular so here we go again..... Warm Up, Set1: Heel Touches & Lunges, Set 2: Push Ups/Planks & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 3: Balance & In and Outs, Stretch.

    FFC Day 22

    .Two thumbs up for joining us for another day of Fit For Calving. Today Warm Up, Set 1: Pumpkin Squats & Side Lunges, Set 2: Sit Ups to Stand & Step Ups, Set 3: Bicep Curls and more Side Lunges, Cool Down and Stretch. DONE!!

    FFC Day 23

    .Workout warmup 40.20 x 4 arm circles and calf raises 40.20 x 4 glutes bridge and inch worm 40.20 x 4 bent leg toe tape and shoulder shrugs Cool down and stretches

    FFC Day 24

    .Cleared a space and got stuck in. Warm Up, Set 1: Toe Taps & Shoulder Shrugs, Set 2: Overhead Tricep Extensions & Russian Twists, Set 3: Superman & Push Ups/Planks, Cool Down and Stretch.

    FFC Day 25

    .More Arms and Lots of Core. Thanks for joining us, you are doing great. Warm Up, Set 1: Push-Ups to Planks & Lunges, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Heel Touches, Set 3: Front Raises & Crunches, cool down and stretch.

    FFC Day 26

    .Warm Up, Set 1: Bucket Squats & Bicep Curls, Set 2: Flutter Kicks/Toe Taps & Side to Side, Set 3: Squat Pulses & Mountain Climbers, Cool Down and Stretch.

  • 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.

    Results Rule

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

    Rural Personal training specializing functional safe movement that will enhance body composition and target muscle growth.

     

    Positively Fit

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/positivelyfitwellness/about/?ref=page_internal​

    Positively Fit seeks to provide you with the tools, support and encouragement necessary to improve your body, mind and soul - bringing all aspects of your being into harmony, so that you live your life to your fullest, being the most awesome you can be.

     

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