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5 Reasons to join Boot Camp

Introduction The idea of a boot camp often conjures up images of scary personal trainers who shout at you as they make you run laps carrying incredibly heavy weights. In reality, boot camps can actually be a great way to kick start your fitness routine, in a...

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Why it’s important to have a strong core?

Introduction Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program. Aside from occasional situps and pushups, however, core exercises are often neglected. Still, it pays to get your core muscles — the muscles around your trunk and pelvis — in better...

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Why compound exercises are better for results?

Introduction Isolation exercises are great for minor tweaking, however for those looking to make significant changes they are not ideal. Here are five reasons why isolation exercises may not be your best option. Exercise selection can virtually make or break a workout...

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10 ways of how to maintain exercise motivation?

Introduction At this time of year it is very important to maintain your exercise motivation to give you momentum going into the festive season. It is very easy to let things slip when the mornings get darker and we have less daylight, however when this happens this...

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Why its better to set Goals rather then Resolutions?

Introduction While many people will make getting fit or losing weight their New Year’s resolution, l prefer to make fitness goals rather than resolutions. The following top five tips for setting and keeping realistic fitness goals is definately a more effective...

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Why you should listen to your body?

Introduction We hear this all the time: Listen to your body! We should follow how we feel, right? But what does this really mean? And how do we do it? Maybe I feel like an unhealthy snack instead of exercising right now. Although it's good to let your hair down every...

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10 best exercises for weight loss?

Introduction There are many types of training methods and exercise routines out there, so sometimes it's confusing to know what to do in your workouts? The following list will give you the top 10 ways to burn the fat and use your time more effectively in the gym so...

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How to avoid the pre christmas slump?

Introduction Even though it’s late November, the Christmas decorations are coming out of storage, and the holiday parties are just around the corner its important not to lose focus on your fitness! December can be a challenging month as we all tend to lose motivation...

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When should l see weight loss results?

Introduction You're committed to eating a healthy, portion-controlled meal plan and you vow to get to the gym several times a week. You want to see and feel the results of your efforts quickly. When you cut calories, your body begins to burn small amounts of fat. How...

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Six reasons why you shouldn’t reduce calories too much

Introduction ln order to have enough calories to work in all the nutritious foods your body needs, you shouldn’t drop your daily intake below 1200 calories—otherwise, it’s just too hard to meet your nutrient needs. If you can’t cut many calories from your diet without...

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10 foods to help avoid a cold in winter

Introduction At this time of year it's quite easy to delve into the biscuit tin with a mug of warm tea to keep the cold at bay. When temperatures drops it usually brings with it a spike in sicknesses, but you can outsmart the common cold in the kitchen. Introduce...

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Top ten workouts for weight loss!

lntroduction Before we get into the best workouts for weight loss and how to use exercise as a tool in your weight loss journey, let's make two things clear. First, there are a huge number of reasons to work out that have absolutely nothing to do with losing weight....

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Six great exercises to strengthen your core

Introduction Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, like lifting a toddler and putting away groceries,...

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Reason’s why you’re not losing weight

Introduction Weight loss is often a very grey area for many people and a lot of misinformation is out there. No wonder when people are trying to lose weight often fail as they are either on a very calorie restricted diet or are not aware of what to eat and when?? By...

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How to repair a broken metabolism?

Introduction If you’ve ever gone on a diet, been overly stressed, cut calories, went on a workout binge, or taken metabolism boosting supplements you probably have a broken metabolism. The good news is your metabolism can easily be fixed using these 10 tips below....

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How to prevent back pain?

Introduction Although determining the cause of back pain can be complicated, there are many different actions you can take to help alleviate your back pain or prevent it from getting worse. It's all about relieving pressure, reducing strain, protecting your spine, and...

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Top 10 superfoods for weight loss

Introduction So-called superfoods are nutritional powerhouses that help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these foods can also help you get—and stay—slim? Try introducing...

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Top 8 sugary foods to avoid?

Introduction It is highly recommended that adults and children reduce their sugar intake to less than 10% of total calorie consumption. But there's more to it than just banning sweets, fizzy drinks, and cake from your diet and skipping sweetener in your coffee. Women...

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How to train at 40?

Introduction 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 on the heart. In other words, you were expected to just admit defeat gracefully and that was that!...

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Back to school Fitness tips!

Introduction As the summer holidays come to an end this is the best time to start planning getting back into a routine for your fitness levels! Its quite easy to get out of sync in the holiday period and start adopting bad habits when you have the kids in to think...

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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. In this...

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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 your...

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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 what we've...

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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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