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Why train in 3 planes of movement?

Introduction Training in 3 planes of motion is the best way to improve your posture, avoid injury and get better results. It’s all to easy to just jump on a machine and start an exercise program but the real key is getting your body moving better functionally....

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Quick ways to avoid back pain?

Introduction Roughly 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some point during their lives. Women especially are prone to posture and back problems due to carrying heavy bags, going through pregnancy, or holding their kids around the hip area. Whether you’re...

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How can l get lean abs?

Introduction This is one of the most frequently questions I get asked in the studio whilst doing training sessions with clients. There is a lot of bewildering information out there and lots of questionable quick fix diets that so say will get you that ellusive SIX...

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How to stay fit on holiday?

10 ways to keep fit on holiday Keeping fit and looking fantastic while on a weekend away or a long vacation is simple if you take your gym with you. Believe it or not you don’t exercise equipment to have a great workout! 1. Be creative Think outside the box of...

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Why choose a Fitness Retreat?

Introduction Fitness retreats aren’t just weight loss boot camps anymore. Today’s fitness retreats are the place to go to focus on your general wellbeing and to get results that you just can’t seem to find in the gym. All fitness programs begin with a doctor’s visit...

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Best 6 ways to adjust your eating for weight loss?

Make Healthy Eating a Habit Make it a point to eat healthy at almost every meal, and almost every day of the week. If you need to follow the 80/20 rule (healthy eating 80% of the time) or the “Sundays off rule” (healthy eating everyday but Sunday or whichever day you...

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Training smarter not harder at 40

Still Go Hard (Just Not Every Day) For some reason we seem to think athleticism must stop at forty. The reason being back in the 1950s and ‘60s the medical profession was telling us that after age forty you shouldn’t exercise anymore. They said it was too much strain...

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Why we break our New Year Resolutions?

Nearly half of us are making New Year’s resolutions, but less than 10 percent of us are actually keeping them. Whether it’s lack of motivation, lack of resources, or we just lose interest, it’s time to make a fresh start and figure out ways to finish...

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How not to self sabotage your weight loss?

Introduction Sabotaging your weight loss efforts involves more than just cheating on your diet. It happens when you set goals you can’t meet and when you refuse to give yourself the praise you deserve. It doesn’t have to be that way. Use this guide to turn...

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What carbs to avoid for weight loss?

lntroduction Reducing your carb intake to less than 35 percent of your total energy intake can help reduce your calories for weight loss. That said don’t limit all high-carb as they contain beneficial nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals, consume...

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Are you setting realistic exercise goals?

When it comes to setting exercise goals people tend to get slightly carried away with what is actually achievable. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. It...

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Are you eating enough calories to lose weight?

Introduction Believe it or not, a weight-loss program that overly restricts calories will set you up for failure, as will a skipped meal. There is a point at which cutting calories will work against weight loss because consuming too few calories (or too few meals)...

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How to stay on track with weight loss?

Stay Accountable for Weight Loss When you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a hard-fought weight loss, willpower alone often isn’t enough to keep you on track. And even if you think you’re maintaining your goal weight, it’s all too easy for...

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How your attitude effects your weight loss?

Introduction Positive thinking plays a significant role in your weight loss efforts. Perpetual negative thoughts can lead to self-defeating behaviors such as going off your diet, overeating and skipping your exercise routine. Positive thoughts, on the other hand, can...

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Benefits of Training Outdoors?

Introduction Is your exercise plan in need of a kick-start? Are you searching for ways to reinvigorate your fitness routine? It might be time to skip the gym and head outdoors. Exposure to the great outdoors makes you feel more alive and invigorated which is a great...

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Why Lactate threshold is important for runners?

Introduction This is a term that we occasionally hear in reference to training, but what exactly is it and why should we be bothered?? . I’m not going to lie, the complexities of lactate threshold, or lactate and lactic acid, can be a bit daunting for the beginner...

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Foods that boost the metabolism!

BLUEBERRIES ‘Antioxidant’ seems to be the new buzzword of this decade. Everyone needs more antioxidants. Everyone wants more antioxidants. Everyone buys foods with antioxidants; but do we know what they are? Oxidation is a chemical process within your body...

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Why its important to stretch and when?

INTRODUCTION What happens when you don’t stretch? Nothing. For a while. You lift. You get stronger. You improve your diet a bit. You get leaner. You look good. Who needs to stretch? Then you wake up one day and you have a slight pain in your lower back. You...

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Which is best cardio or weight training?

INTRODUCTION Studies have demonstrated that after a weight training workout, the metabolism can be boosted for up to 36 hours post-workout, meaning rather than burning say 60 calories an hour while sitting and watching TV, you’re burning 70. So when you multiply...

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The 80/20 rule of nutrition

Introduction It’s common knowledge that depriving yourself of all treats and sweets simply isn’t sustainable. However, building special indulgences into your weekly meal plan can lead to a happier, healthier and even slimmer you. It’s called the...

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Guildlines to Fasted state cardio training

INTRODUCTION ​ One type of cardio training that gets discussed at a very high frequency rate is that of fasted cardio training. The thinking behind this set-up is that you’ll get up first thing in the morning and before downing your usual breakfast meal,...

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Why women should lift weights?

Are you unsure on how to get results from all your hard work in the gym? Do you spend endless hours on the cardio machines wondering why your body never changes shape? Well it could be you not lifting enough weights! Here’s the reasons why lifting weights is...

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What are Good and Bad Fats?

Introduction Too much fat in your diet, especially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Current UK government guidelines advise cutting down on all fats and replacing saturated fat with some unsaturated fat. In recent...

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The best ways to achieve great posture?

Picture Perfect Good posture will do more to keep you looking youthful as the years go by than a face-lift or Botox. And the benefits of maintaining your bone health are much more than skin-deep. Although a stooped posture may seem to go hand in hand with old age, you...

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Why exercising outdoors is better?

7 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR WORKOUT OUTSIDE Think hitting the gym is hard? It’s even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air of the indoors for the sun and breeze outside. Stop ignoring your instincts! Nature is a perfect buff-body...

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How to get that Bikini body?

Introduction By the time it comes to round your holiday you want to be looking good in your bikini and on the beach. A misconception behind this is that you have to live on one of the those faddy diets to make this possible. Believe it or not you CAN get the beach...

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What is foam rolling and why should you do it?

Self myofascial is also known as foam rolling and has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, technology, and...

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How to a more active body and brain in the workplace?

Having a fit and healthy workforce has been proven to increase productivity. Not only do desk based jobs negatively impact on physical and mental wellbeing but they contribute to the UK losing £29 million in workplace absences Here’s a few suggestions you can...

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