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January 9, 2019 11:01 am Published by

GETTING YOUR PRIORITES RIGHT – MAYBE ITS TIME TO SHIFT YOUR THINKING   I think New Years is a great time to reflect on the year that’s passed and set some goals for the year ahead. For most people its weight loss and it’s a cycle they repeat year in and year out with no real success. We focus so much on weight loss that we forget about our own health. Dieting is hard, and most of the diets are so restrictive you can’t sustain them. Dieting doesn’t teach you about Optimal Health; It’s main goal is losing weight on the scale and sometimes it comes at the expense of our health.   Optimal health comprises 6 main areas –... View Article

January 3, 2019 10:00 am Published by

NEW YEARS – GROUND HOG DAY   This time of year is renowned for new year resolutions You decide you have had enough and want to lose weight, get fit or tone up. Each year you make the same promises to yourself. You get really motivated (which is great) – You join the gym. Do a detox. Go running. Go on the latest fad diet. You start off so motivated. But then the motivation wears off. The diet becomes harder to stick to. You start to compromise and become complacent. You come up with excuses for not training. And soon enough you are back to your old ways. Struggling to see how everyone else can do it but why can’t... View Article

December 26, 2018 11:00 am Published by

The build-up to Christmas is usually filled with parties, lots of celebration drinks and meals out. Running around sorting out presents, wrapping them, organising the food, prepping it, cooking it and eventually sitting down to a meal with family and friends. It can all seem a bit much even though the time invested is usually worth it.   While I don’t suggest following a diet over the Christmas and New Year period (although sensible eating is advised), the stress and frenzy of the season can see your exercise fall away as your days become busier in the build up to Christmas Day.   Add to that the extra alcohol and food you consume you may feel like you have undone... View Article

December 10, 2018 11:00 am Published by

ENJOYING CHRISTMAS – NO GUILT   The hardest part of the year to be trying to lose weight is the 2 weeks from Christmas to New Year. It’s getting colder, the days are shorter, you crave stodgy warm food and leaving the house to exercise seems like the hardest thing to do.   Add to that Christmas Parties and celebration drinks after work. The meal you eat Christmas day and the rest…. The New Year’s Eve celebrations and pretty soon your gaining weight not losing it. You feel depressed that you failed and indulged in things you wouldn’t normally do, you feel fat, lethargic and not motivated to move.   BUT   It doesn’t have to be that way. I... View Article

October 23, 2018 4:05 pm Published by

FAT LOSS MADE SIMPLE   You don’t need to worry about being on weight watchers, slimming world, intermittent fasting, a juice detox or any other diet method. You don’t need to worry about how many carbs you need to lose weight, is breakfast important or not eating too late at night. You don’t need to go to diet extremes and cut out everything you love. You don’t have to give up alcohol. You don’t have to train 5 x a week killing yourself in the gym. You don’t even have to go on a diet to lose weight.   You just need to follow a few principles and key areas   Successful fat loss and optimal health come from  ... View Article

September 26, 2018 5:37 pm Published by

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TRAIN   Not every session is meant to kill you. We think that by punishing ourselves in the gym we will get quicker results. You can do too much interval training. You can burn yourself out and over train which will stop you achieving your goals, increase your risk of injury and set you back. It all depends on your goal, level of energy and what is going on in your life. You need to vary your training and build on different areas such as strength, mobility, coordination, strength endurance and general fitness. We aim to offer a variety of training that provides a balance between high intensity, mobility work, weight training for strength and just... View Article

September 12, 2018 9:30 am Published by

FOCUS ON NOW – TAKE ACTION, MOVE FORWARD AND START LIVING   You can’t move forward in life by continually looking over your shoulder. What has happened is gone – you need to shift your focus and concentrate on where you are now. It doesn’t matter that – You may have had some bad experiences with other gyms or coaches that turned you off exercise. You may have a bad relationship with food in the past. You are looking to get back into training 10 years after having kids. You may be in a hole and unable to get out and on with your life.   Let go of the guilt and anger and focus on what matters.   What... View Article

August 29, 2018 9:00 am Published by

You spend months training in the lead up to your summer holiday desperately trying to lose the weight you have gained in the past 12 months. You do a great job and now the holiday is over what do you do??? After 13 years in the fitness industry one of the biggest drop offs in training is after summer. You lose motivation as you were single goal focused. You quietly slip back into old habits. You stop going to the gym as much. You start eating more. You figure summer is over so you don’t have to try anymore. You gain what you lost and next year have to start over again   Does this sound familiar??   This approach... View Article

August 5, 2018 5:30 pm Published by

Training doesn’t have to be unenjoyable. Most of the dislike we may have for exercise dates back to old gyms with rows of cardio machines, a weights room full of equipment that you don’t know how to use and a list of classes that require you to be able to move to a beat.   Exercise has changed a lot in the past 10 years – the options available to you have changed even if you haven’t been keeping up. Our aim is to adapt the training we do to your goals and your starting point. To make it less daunting and more achievable.   The idea of exercise shouldn’t be one of fear or dread. Moving more gives you... View Article

August 1, 2018 9:00 am Published by

Over the years my approach to weight loss has changed, having competed in physique comps for 5 years my dieting approach was quite rigid and I only gave advice based off my own experience.   What I have learned these past few years is that the bar I set for members was to high. My focus and drive was too much and they needed a more relaxed approach to healthy eating and training so that they could achieve results and stay the path. I realized that you don’t have to be super strict and cut out everything you love in order to get results.   In saying that if you want great results then the sacrifice has to reflect that,... View Article