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Jun 29th, 2017

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101 Fitness Gives 5 Weightlifting Secrets that could Keep You Young

As someone balancing a 2-year-old daughter, expecting my second in August and running my own business, I should have been more prepared for the oncoming stress. The only thing that helped my body, pregnancy and injury related pain has been my slow movement, high intensity, resistance training sessions (I do 25 minutes once a week). […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Sep 4th, 2014

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Category: Lifestyle
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Count your Steps, Not Calories

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 […]

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 […]

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