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Dec 21st, 2017

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101 Fitness – Moving to Mt Wellington

After almost 8 years, Melissa and Jay have decided to close the Newmarket facility of 101 Fitness. This has been a hard decision, but we believe it is the right one Something new is coming: Our NEW training room will be based from our home in Mt Wellington (Watene road, right on the Panmure basin). From December onwards […]

Sep 5th, 2017

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Beatrix’s Scoliosis Story

Scoliosis is the side-way curvature of the spine (click here to learn more about Scoliosis).   When I was 9, I was walking home from school and twisted my ankle. My mother took me to see my GP to make sure that I was OK. Little did I know that my ankle held the key […]

Sep 4th, 2017

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Strength Training when you are over 45 – Medical Benefits part 2 – Type 2 Diabetes *

Type 2 diabetes is usefully described as a “lifestyle disease” because it most commonly affects those who are overweight and inactive.  It can also occur in those who have poor diets.   Type 2 diabetes occurs when the cells in your body don’t respond to insulin (a sugar-lowering substance) properly or the pancreas produces insufficient levels […]

Jul 29th, 2017

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Category: Strength Training
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Strength Training when you are over 45 – Medical Benefits part 1 – Sarcopenia *

Are you 45-ish and either anxious about not getting enough exercise, or frantically worried about doing the right type of exercise, to help you age with grace. It has been confirmed that strength training can assist in reducing the risk of Sarcopenia, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anaemia, and arthritis.  This ticks the box for both […]

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 […]

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