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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 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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Category: Blog
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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 […]

Jan 28th, 2014

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Category: Strength Training
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The Muscle Growth Process Explained

This summer, your new mantra should be “Work smarter, not harder”. Thousands flock to gyms all over the country everyday, trying to gain muscle and burn fat, ignoring this simple mantra. For example, just ask any of them the question: “How do muscles grow?” and I guarantee that their response will be a blank stare […]

Nov 8th, 2013

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Verve magazine article Nov13: What does “toning up” actually mean?

I often hear: “I don’t want to build muscle I just want to tone up”. Dictionary: tone up (adverb) to make or become more vigorous, healthy, etc. exercise tones up the muscles Interesting that the dictionary says to “become more vigorous”.  Clients often tell me: “I don’t want to bulk-up, I just want to tone-up.” I even […]

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