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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.  […]

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, […]

Mar 10th, 2015

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Working Out and still Not Losing Weight? 3 Reasons Why.

Eating well and exercising often, but still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight?  The thing is, fat loss happens when you ditch the scale, exercise effectively and start to see food as fuel instead of something to feed your emotions or occupy your time. In this Blog we look at: Exercising Effectively: 1. […]

Nov 17th, 2014

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Healthy Foods: 11 Fruits You Can Eat All Summer Long

We found this great article online that will help us all this summer: Link to Website The epitome of summertime may be sitting at a beach with an ice-cold beer, but the more time we spend under the sun, the more we should spend thinking about what we eat as well as drink. “Being outside, […]

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 […]

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