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Aug 12th, 2014

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3 Myths about exercising

George Burns (who lived to be 100) used to say, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”.  An active lifestyle is more important than ever as we age! Why? Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or […]

Jun 9th, 2014

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Osteoporosis can occur at any age – 101 Fitness in Newmarket specialises in helping

The perception that osteoporosis only affects some post-menopausal women is far from the truth. Studies have shown it can start occurring as early as age 25 in both men and women. Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and is characterised by loss of bone density. What happens? The interior of our bones have a honey comb structure […]

Jun 9th, 2014

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Why women don’t bulk up when weight training!

–          By Melissa Smit   For women the main concern in lifting heavy weights is the fear of developing big bulging muscles. A bulging physique looks great on a guy, but for ourselves we want to see a slim and well-toned physic (and it is no secret what men like to see).   Luckily there […]

Apr 10th, 2014

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Is training to often making you fat?

I often get asked, “am I training enough?” I simply answer that usually those (both men and women) who take their fitness seriously, over-train. This leads to reduced results, which people then try and compensate for by training even more. It’s a bit of an vicious cycle as I will explain below: When a goal […]

Mar 13th, 2014

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Benefits of Breathing – Melissa March 2014 Verve Column

We all know exercise reduces stress, But did you know that breathing correctly also play a big role? It is proven fact that exercising and breathing correctly is a vital part of helping your body deal with stress However, few people use their lungs to their full capacity. It has been reported that at rest, […]

Dec 6th, 2013

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WEDDING FITNESS TIPS FOR BRIDES

Melissa was a guest writer on Auckland weddings’s blog…This article is not just for brides but for everyone! We all know brides that have worked hard to look their best for their big day, and we know some who’ve been more successful at it than others. What separates those that get great results from those […]

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