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What to Eat Before Training

To maximize your performance and recovery, it’s important to fuel your body with the right nutrients before a workout. CARBS help maximize your body’s ability to use glycogen to fuel short and high-intensity exercise, while fat helps fuel your body for longer, less intense workouts. PROTEIN improves muscle protein synthesis, helps to prevent muscle damage… Read more »

Mat Work Pilates

In the words of Joseph Pilates “Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit” I’ll add that Pilates isolates muscle groups, the intensity is up to the individual and classes are fun. Clients often comment what a good workout it is and at the end you feel as… Read more »

DO YOU WONDER IF YOU ARE DOING THAT EXERCISE RIGHT?

I see so many people in the gym doing their own wrong versions of nearly every exercise. Do yourself a favour and pay for one session with a personal trainer. It’s well worth it to make sure you are actually working the right muscles. Squats are a perfect example; is your weight in your heels?… Read more »

Correct breathing technique – why is it important?

Exhale on exertion. For example, when you are pushing a bench press off your chest, you exhale on the push and inhale as you bring it slowly to your chest. When you are doing a pullup, you exhale on the pulling up motion and inhale on the way down. Never hold your breath.  Muscles need… Read more »

What do you get for your money when you have a Personal Trainer?

You get an individual who: Is keen to pass on their knowledge for your benefit Studied Cert III and usually Cert IV courses including anatomy and physiology to become a master trainer Is bound to continue studying to remain accredited in the industry Knows the best way and order to provide exercises which compliment each… Read more »

Why have a personal trainer?

  To make sure you don’t injure yourself by doing exercises incorrectly; to make sure you get the most out of every workout; to keep you motivated and interested in your workout and fitness targets; to introduce you to exercises you may not have done before and progress the exercises as your fitness improves; if you workout in… Read more »

Like to see some exercises and how to do them for maximum benefit?

It is very important to execute your exercises correctly. That way you will achieve maximum benefit. We are currently previewing a number of exercises that you can do at home between training sessions. Using your body correctly is critical, both to work your muscles and to avoid injury.  Like us on Facebook to see the regular posts.  

Women of any weight who accept their “flaws” are better able to handle setbacks and disappointments in their daily lives.

It may interest some women to know that research has proven: Women of any weight who accept their “flaws” are better able to handle setbacks and disappointments in their daily lives. Researcher Allison Kelly from Waterloo University in Canada says: “There is something about a high level of acceptance and understanding of oneself that helps people not… Read more »

Winter Special

Enrol for 5 personal training sessions and receive 2 more free. This is a great special – around $35 per session. Certainly enough time to see results. This is a one per person offer, and you need to have enrolled in your first session by 31st August 2015. To book call Irene.

Winter Blues?

Best way to beat the blues is to get moving. Heard that before? It’s true because it: 1. Warms you up 2. Activates endorphins so you feel great because you are exercising and 3. Less weight to lose before Summer rolls around again. Come to the 10.30 fitness class on Fridays – ring 0410 649… Read more »