Trainers’ Fitness Advice
FUEL BOOSTING PROTEIN BALL!!!
- Money saving
- Time saving
- Enhance work productivity
Some people believe that if they don’t eat, they will lose weight.
But your body is smarter than you think…It realises it does not have regular energy input, so it saves energy and reduces the body’s motor, or metabolism.
To avoid this slow down, when perhaps you might miss a meal, you can still get your protein and carbohydrate needed in a healthy way, in a very simple form, that is not a sweet or junk food.
I use these Protein Balls …
After so many years training dolphins, some time ago during a training session, I stood up and looked around thought if only I could create a program to make a session easier, for the animals and for the trainers.
I thought that showing people how I used Operant Condition (positive reinforcement) would be a good opportunity to create a program much easier to understand and less complicated for all trainers. This would also ensure fair treatment of the animals by less experienced trainers, who could then use positive training techniques to achieve quicker results.
I realised that the process of learning so many techniques could be daunting for students, but with my help in explaining how they can build, using small steps at time, they will be successful. Many students don’t make it, due lack of patience, frustration, uncertainty, but with my mentoring program they will be more relaxed and be able to glide through my trainer’s training process.
As we already know the fittest, strongest animal is the one leading!!
A new trainer’s program would not be complete without noting the importance of them having a healthy life style to ensure they were fit enough to keep up with their demanding career.
My personal trainer has linked with Via Dolphin and has devised dietary information to assist trainers in getting all the nutrients they need, workout advise for optimum results, so they can keep healthy and strong and even suggested supplements that can assist with a healthy balanced diet.
We have launched a Trainers Fitness program to ease a trainers hectic daily life style.
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It’s that special time of year again in Northern California – seal pupping season!
As more and more seal mothers give birth to pups on local beaches, the Marine Mammal Center is about to enter its busiest rescue season of the year. Currently, more than 150 patients are at their Sausalito hospital and that number is growing every day. “The Center wants to remind locals and visitors alike that a great wildlife
viewing experience starts with giving these animals the safe distance to be wild and what they should do if an animal appears to be in distress,” a spokesperson for MMC said.
Last year, The Marine Mammal Center responded to 86 seals, sea lions and sea otters that had to be rescued due to negative human interaction across the Center’s response range. They want everyone to safely observe and “please save the SEAL-FIE for later.”
The marine mammal centre
By NBC Bay Area
The world is changing and our working environment too!
We at Via dolphin have utilised a way of improving our time management whilst taking a healthy drink, which is great for animal trainers and all active people working on your fast pace environment.
This drink gives you carbs for energy and high-quality protein for tissue repair, but the best thing is that it does can be prepared in minutes and can be taken to any place of work and can be consumed as easy as having a drink of water!
Carbohydrate: For your daily fuel
Protein: For your muscle and tissue repair
When and How to!!
- On the way to work
- You can take it while in meeting
- Whilst working without a breaktime
- in your shortest break
How to prepare your CARBO-PROTEIN DRINK!!
The night before your working day prepare in a regular bottle or in a shaker
Measure out using a kitchen scale or measuring scoop (provided in the powders), which also ensures you can manage your calorie in-take which in turn helps you to lose weight or gain muscle.
If you just prefer use any regular bottle use a whisk on a bowl for easier mixing of the two powders, you don’t need to waste time using a blender and less washing up.
If you are using a shaker, just put the measured Carbo Powder and Protein Powder in…and add water either straight away, or to keep cool in the sun, add water when you want to drink the drink, then just shake and drink!
You can find the Carbo Powder and Protein Powder on our shopping page.
Nutritional values of soy
Soybeans are low in saturated fat, high in protein calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and vitamin C, also a good source of fibre. There are many products made of soybeans soy such as soy milk and tofu. Young, green soybeans can be eaten out as an appetiser also be used in salads, stir-fries, and soups. It is even used in cosmetic products because there are claims that it reduces the appearance of ageing.
Isolated soy powder, as the name suggests, isolates the highest part of the soy protein, providing a higher quality source of protein. The soy powder which I use is 90% protein, being one of the highest sources of protein available. My personal trainer has used soy isolate for over twenty years and believes that it does indeed aid the skin and hair, improving the fight against the signs of ageing.
I am sharing my preference for this product because it has helped me and others, when working in busy environments, where sitting down to eat a meal, is difficult. I mix this soy for my protein source and add either porridge oats or a maltodextrin powder for my carbohydrate source. The resulting drink is easy to drink on the go, when you are busy, it gives you the right amount of protein and carbohydrates, whilst also being low calorie and helping you keep your waist small.
I use around 25g each of both soy and maltodextrin but the amount you can use will depend on your size and work-load etc. I will be advising in more detail through my other pages, what suitable diets for trainers and those with busy jobs.
I buy this Soy Isolate 90% product from My protein through Amazon.
Our Soy Protein Isolate delivers an impressive 27g of protein per serving, and contains 90% protein content.
What is Soy Protein Isolate?
Soy protein isolate is protein that’s sourced directly from soybeans – this means that it’s completely free from animal products, unlike whey protein or casein, making it a great choice for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone with lactose intolerance.
- Key Benefits
- 27g of protein per serving
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Lactose-free and ingredients containing gluten
- Zero fat and zero sugar
- Available in four indulgent flavours
- Why Choose?
- Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
For allergens, see ingredients in bold. May also contain gluten, milk and egg.
Chocolate Smooth Flavour: Soy Protein Isolate (89%), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Cocoa Powder, Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucrose)
Strawberry Cream Flavour: Soy Protein Isolate (95%), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Colour (Beetroot Red), Sweetener (Sucrose)
Unflavoured: Soy Protein Isolate (100%), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin)
Vanilla Flavour: Soy Protein Isolate (95%), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucrose)
Matcha: Soy Protein Isolate (93%), Artificial Flavouring (Sweeteners (Sucrose), Artificial Flavouring Substances), Green Tea Extract (4%)
- Nutritional Information
Serving Size – 1 ¼ scoops (30g)
Servings Per Container – 33 (1kg)
|Per 100g||Per Serving||*RI|
|Energy||1642 kJ/387 kcal||493 kJ/116 kcal||6%|
|Fat||0.5 g||0.2 g||0%|
|of which saturates||0.1 g||0 g||0%|
|Carbohydrates||5 g||1.5 g||1%|
|of which sugars||0.1 g||0 g||0%|
|Protein||90 g||27 g||54%|
|Salt||3.8 g||1.1 g||18%|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
The nutritional information is based on the Unflavoured version, when choosing an alternative flavour, the nutritional values may vary.
In a healthy well-balanced diet, we need carbohydrates to give us energy, to help recover from normal muscle function, as well as giving us an energy boost before any hard work or work-out. To consume carbs, we may have to prepare and cook meals and we may not have as trainers, enough time to cook or even eat these meals throughout our busty days. I use Maltodextrin mixed with Soy Isolate Powder which then creates a quick cost-effective easy meal to have on the go. These drinks have given me a very good way of controlling my calorie intake when needing to lose weight, energy and recovery when working out
I use Maltodextrin 100% from My protein which I purchase through Amazon.
- Key Benefits
- Great source of energy
- Fuel for your workout
- Recovery post-workout
- Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free
For allergens, see ingredients in bold. May also contain gluten, soy, milk and egg.
Unflavoured: Maltodextrin (100%)
- Nutritional Information
Serving Size – 1 ½ large scoops (50g)
Servings Per Container – 20 (1kg)
|Per 100g||Per Serving||*RI|
|Energy||1700 kJ/400 kcal||850 kJ/200 kcal||10%|
|Fat||0 g||0 g||0%|
|of which saturates||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Carbohydrates||100 g||50 g||19%|
|of which sugars||0g||0 g||0%|
|Protein||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Salt||<0.01 g||<0.01 g||0%|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
The nutritional information is based on the Unflavoured version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary.
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As trainers we spend all day long caring for you animals, enriching their environment, making sure they are happy, mentally and physically healthy.
How about you?
Do not forget for you to be able to care about others you should be strong as well, so you can provide long lasting, accurate and strong help, because if you are not able to think clearly to help others, you cannot help.
Why you think when you are in a vulnerable position, such travelling on a plane, the crew especially emphasise that you must put the oxygen mask on yourself first to be able to help others and that include your own child.
Trainers and active people – you need nutritional support, to keep you strong and fit for your highly demanding daily work!
If you want to be successful, active and full of energy, here is one of the ways I can support you, I use a multi vitamin and mineral supplement daily that I feel can aid in keeping you focused, strong and better cope our hyperactive life styles!!
The body needs certain nutrients that enhance its performance, repair, maintain good health and help keep a healthy immune system. Getting a balance of all these nutrients is difficult and would also involve consuming large quantities of food. Taking supplements has for some time, been the easy way to get these nutrients and there are a variety of brands and combinations of vitamins or minerals that all claim amazing results,
I cannot comment on any other brands or combinations, but I can pass on my experience (and that of my personal trainer) on the one supplement that we have both taken for a number of years. The main requirement is to get a balance of multi-vitamin/minerals in a cost effective and easy to take product. The product that I suggest is “Animal Pak” which I purchase through Amazon.
I take one pack a day which I take with breakfast and is then part of a balanced daily diet. My personal trainer takes two packs day and has done so for many years, formally being a competitive bodybuilder some years ago. We both feel that our immune system and general health has greatly improved whilst taking these supplements and have tried periods without them, when we observed less resistance to catching colds etc. and even slower recovery time from training sessions.
I would recommend these to anyone with a demanding job that wants to help stay healthy and supplement their diet with a good multi-vitamin/mineral. This product also goes beyond just vitamins and minerals and includes the body’s natural building blocks for repairing tissue such as muscle, amino acids as well as performance components such as Ginseng and digestive aids.
Here is the nutritional breakdown
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Directions For Animal Pak: Take 1 to 2 packs with breakfast or any other meal, with plenty of water. For those who compete or are training with higher intensity, two packs is suggested.
Warnings: Long term intake of this amount of vitamin B6 may lead to mild tingling and numbness. This amount of calcium and phosphorous may cause mild upset stomach in sensitive individuals. Long term intake of this amount of zinc may lead to anemia. Don’t exceed two packs daily. Those who are pregnant, nursing or taking medication are advised to consult a physician before use. This product not to be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Have you ever wondered how fit a Dolphin Trainer needs to be and how a healthy lifestyle can help them?
Many trainers struggle because of lack a of time, even for any social life
Here you can learn about healthy diets that they can fit into their busy day, what supplements they can add to their diets and smart ways to fit in meals, whilst at work with little breaks.
Naturally, these diets and fitness tips can be used by anyone who has a busy lifestyle or a demanding job that does not allow you to have many breaks to eat meals.
As a mentor, using my years of experience to guide and teach new trainers, one of the most difficult and challenging problems trainers have is finding time to eat. I remember I was always very busy and being naturally hyperactive, I always had to eat very quickly. Other trainers used to regularly ask how I could have so much energy and asked if I took any vitamin supplements.
I did take a multi-vitamin supplement and also high protein powders and oats in a quick drink. I would prepare drinks the night before and carry them to work.
Here I can expand on the types of food that are both convenient and high in protein, energy and healthy.
I have further developed this eating regime with the help of my personal trainer and nutritional advisor, who helped me some years ago to create a healthy meal and
training program, supplemented with vitamins and minerals. I always trained at a gym and ate healthy foods, but he was able to help me increase my fitness level whilst burning fat, with a healthy diet, not just reverting to traditional diets for fat lost.
What you will find out is;
- The most effective way to lose fat.
- What to eat and how to prepare simple drinks and meals to eat on the go..
- When to eat to maximise weight loss and recovery..
- Diets that are creative and calorie controlled.
- Workouts that are easy to fit into your busy lifestyles..
- The potential for bespoke advise tailored to your specific requirements.
As I mentioned my personal trainer has helped me develop these simple tips, but if you are interested in finding out more or if you need advice more tailored to you specifically, you can follow the link below.
Just contact us @ email@example.com
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The rare Araguaian river dolphin is a mysterious creature native to Brazil which researchers have long thought to be solitary. Because of this assumption, it was believed that the animals would not be capable of complex communication, given that their social structure does not require it.
But now scientists from the University of Vermont have discovered that the dolphins do interact with one another and can make hundreds of different sounds for the purposes of communication, according to a study published in the journal PeerJ.
“We found that they do interact socially and are making more sounds than previously thought,” Laura May Collado, a biologist at the University of Vermont, said in a statement. “Their vocal repertoire is very diverse.”
Little is known about the Araguaian dolphins, also known as botos, because they are hard to find—as well as being difficult to approach—thus studies about them are limited. They only live in the waters of the Araguaia and Tocatins rivers and their numbers likely do not exceed more than one and a half thousand in total.
Fortunately, the research team was able to find a fish market in the town of Mocajuba where the dolphins often visit because people give them food.
Here, the team used underwater cameras and microphones to record the sounds and interactions between the dolphins at the market. In addition, they also took some DNA samples from the animals.
Gallery: The Most Fascinating Facts About Dolphins (Redbook)
Overall, they captured around 20 hours of recordings, identifying 237 different types of sounds. But even with nearly an entire day of material, the team speculate that the dolphins can produce more sounds than they recorded. Many of the sounds were short, two-part calls, which baby dolphins made when approaching their mothers.
“It’s exciting; marine dolphins like the bottlenose use signature whistles for contact, and here we have a different sound used by river dolphins for the same purpose,” Collado said.
The scientists also recorded the dolphins making longer calls and whistles, but these were not so frequent, and it is currently unclear what their purpose is. In bottlenose dolphin communication, longer whistles are used to boost group cohesion. But the researchers think the botos may use them for the opposite reason—to maintain distance.
The team say that the frequency of the river dolphin calls were somewhere between the low-frequency sounds made by baleen whales to communicate over long distances and the high-frequency calls used by marine dolphins over short distances. Collado suggests that the acoustic characteristics of their calls were likely influenced by the river environment that they live in.
“There are a lot of obstacles like flooded forests and vegetation in their habitat, so this signal could have evolved to avoid echoes from vegetation and improve the communication range of mothers and their calves,” she said.
The Araguaian dolphins were only identified as a distinct species in 2014, differentiating them from their close relatives—the Bolivian river dolphin and the Amazon river dolphin. While the classification of Araguaian botos is still up for debate, Collado notes that calls between the species show significant differences—Ecuadorean Amazon river dolphins are very quiet, for example.
“We need more information on these other species and more populations,” she said. “Why is one population chattier than others and how do these differences shape their social structure?”