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Mar 15th, 2016

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Category: Blog
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7 Tips for maintaining your fitness this change of season.

Noticed the change in weather? Yes, the time has come as autumn settles in with shorter, wetter days.  This morning I stuck my nose out from under the blanket…brrrrr! Guess I can make up for that jog later? …it’s still too dark! Is that rain I am hearing…? These excuses sound familiar? Its time to […]

Nov 20th, 2015

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Category: Back Pain
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What is core strength and what does it really mean?

Although a beach ready body may be all the motivation you need for building strong core muscles, there are plenty of other reasons to get your core into shape. The terms “core” and “core strength” are some of the most common phrases heard around the gym and in the fitness world. Many of us desire […]

May 27th, 2015

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Category: Back Pain
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3 Weeks Post Baby Body

My response on a interesting New Zealand Herald Article on the 27th of May 2015 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11454986 *This article spoke to me immediately as I sat, nursing my 3 week old baby girl, reading the New Zealand Herald… (honestly, I can only spend so much time on Facebook while a breastfeed…)  My pregnancy was also difficult, […]

Nov 13th, 2014

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6 Ways to Refresh your Fitness for Summer

1.   Set a Schedule… but be Realistic  If you haven’t been working out much this winter, don’t “plan” to do outdoor cardio exercises for 30 minutes a day, six days a week. You’ll just get frustrated and be more likely to give up on your workout program. Instead plan one proper muscle workout a week […]

Oct 13th, 2014

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Why you need a faster Metabolism

Research has shown that whether you are on a low-calorie diet, a high-calorie diet or diet-and-exercise plan makes no difference to your metabolism. The deciding factor is your lean muscle mass or the amount of muscle you have in relation to your body weight.   Your metabolic rate is directly responsible for the amount of […]

Sep 10th, 2014

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Category: Cardio
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Is training to often making you fat?

“Am I training enough?” – I often get asked this and the simple answer is that usually those (both men and women) who take their fitness seriously, often actually over-train. This leads to reduced results which people then try to compensate for by training even more. It can turn into a vicious cycle. If you […]

Sep 10th, 2014

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Count your Steps, Not Calories for overall fitness

10,000 steps a day is the goal! We’ve all hear this a thousand times . . . but why? In 2004 the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) looked at 60,000 workers in 55 countries who aimed to walk 10,000 steps every day for eight months.  At the end of the challenge, 67% of participants reported an […]

Sep 8th, 2014

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Category: Melissa's Columnist - Articles
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Is training to often making you fat?

“Am I training enough?” – I often get asked this and the simple answer is that usually those (both men and women) who take their fitness seriously, often actually over-train. This leads to reduced results which people then try to compensate for by training even more. It can turn into a vicious cycle. If you […]

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