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Mar 23rd, 2017

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Rest and Recovery – Having an Active Rest Day – Why is it important?

Incorporating recovery time into any training program is important because this is the time the body uses to adapt to the stress of exercise, and the real positive effect of the training happens. Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores, optimise protein synthesis (the process of increasing the protein content of muscle cells, […]

Oct 21st, 2016

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Quick tip Do’s and Don’ts on weight loss

WebMd has recently set a test for the do’s and don’ts of weight loss.  Interesting that most people didn’t score more than 50% and even I (Melisa) only got 73%, Elaine got 73 %, Jay got 82% – and we’re suppose to know a bit J Here is the link – Give it a go.  […]

Sep 21st, 2016

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4 Reasons why it gets harder to lose weight as we get older.

Why is losing weight perceived to be so much harder the older we get?  I hear complaints like: “It’s just a few kilo’s, but I’ve been finding it difficult to even lose one!  Why?”  Let’s take a closer look at how age affects our weight as it is certainly not a myth that weight loss […]

Jul 19th, 2016

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Food as Fuel

The “3 pillars of health” is a fundamental concept we teach at 101 Fitness. All is not just about exercise.  To achieve optimal fitness and get healthy we need to rest and recover as well as get our nutrition right in order to get these 3 pillars, including exercise, supporting that healthy lifestyle we all […]

Jun 24th, 2016

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25 Min a Week Fitness routine still a winner

101 Fitness has named ‘Best Small/Medium business of the Year’ at the Newmarket Business Excellence awards on Friday night 17th June 2016.   101 Fitness offers 25 min workouts in a private room with a personal trainer every time. This unique approach, at an affordable price, means this personal training facility and its owner Melissa-Anne […]

Nov 20th, 2015

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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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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, […]

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