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Yes there is a right way to walk….
23 May | Workouts, Motivation
Do you hit your 10,000 steps a day ? But does this actually matter if we are not walking with correct posture? Walking is more than just a personal mode of transportation. In fact, according to the...

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The Lactic Acid Lowdown
01 May | Workouts
Many people commonly, but wrongly, view lactic acid as a waste product that causes fatigue and muscle soreness. However, while lactic acid production often accompanies fatigue, it does not directly...

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Yoga or Pilates?
16 April | Workouts, Motivation
Yoga and Pilates are two types of practices that are often through together in the same fitness category. However, yoga and pilates are very different and choosing the right one will depend on what...

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Importance of a Strong Core
09 April | Workouts, Motivation
“Core strength” has been something of a buzz term recently,  Isn’t core training just a fancy way of saying toning your abs? But there’s way more to core training than just the abdominals.

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Exercise and Mental Health
02 April | Workouts, Motivation
Every rolled out of bed, put on your trainers and thought “ I literally can't be bothered with this S**T today”? I think this has happened to all of us at some point and some more regularly than...

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Meal Timing: What and When to Eat
27 March | Workouts, Nutrition
We all know that what you eat is important for good health, a strong immune system, and energy for and recovery from exercise. But what about when you eat? Does the timing of your meals impact...

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The OPT Model
05 March | Workouts, Motivation
Have you ever been apart of a group fitness class and looked to your right and left and saw other people looking like professionals while you are clearly an amateur sticking out like a sore thumb?...

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Protein Shakes
19 February | Workouts, Nutrition, News
Protein shakes is a topic i have wanted to discuss for a while,never before have there been so many different brands with so many different ingredients all with a variety of benefits - This has led...

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LETS TALK MEASUREMENTS
12 February | Workouts, News
Last week we spoke about BMI and how quite frankly i find it an utter useless tool in measuring your body composition, this week we are going to look at what we should be measuring and how… 

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BMI - Body Mass Index
05 February | Workouts, Motivation, News
My biggest bug bear in this industry is the conflicting so called “facts” what is amazing one week is detrimental and quite frankly “Shit” the next. I was thinking of a topic to write for this week’...

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Time Under Tension
29 January | Workouts, News
“It’s all about the time under tension” a phrase I have to admit I use a lot, even some of my clients have grown to love this Training Concept. When it comes to building muscle,...

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Training Methods
22 January | Workouts, News
Working out is supposed to be fun, not just productive. One of the ways to make it more fun (in a sadistic sort of way) is to make it harder- which in turn makes it more productive.

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