Prepare for the Cold Weather

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Whether there’s a frost in the air or the temperature is on its way down, the winter weather will affect your outdoor workouts. Don’t dread the cold or let it hinder your workouts, just be prepared. The key to comfortable cold weather workouts is what you wear. Don’t overdress. One of the biggest mistakes people make when dressing for cold weather …

Rest Base HIIT Training

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Rest Base HIIT Training You want to get fit for 2015 and become healthier? January is traditionally the time when most people start to think about joining a gym, getting a Personal Trainer and starting a diet. While the likes of Zumba, spinning and boot camp are tried and trusted ways to get fit, trying something new is always more …

How Exercise Helps Depression and Anxiety

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To promote total well-being we must remind our clients of exercise’s power to improve both physical and mental health. Scientific understanding of mental health disorders is increasing–and exercise is emerging as a potent healing tool. Unlike diseases that manifest physically, mental health disorders afflict the brain and can impact mood, perception, personality and cognitive abilities.

The Basics of Bodyweight Exercises

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With the growing popularity of boot camp-style classes and back-to-basics workouts, bodyweight exercises are becoming increasingly common in and outside of the gym. And for good reason! Bodyweight exercises involve simple yet efficient movements that burn fat, build muscle, boost cardiovascular fitness and improve stability – with no equipment required. None! They can be done in your living room, the …

On the Right Track: Why Simply Tracking Your Fitness Makes You Fitter!

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The accessibility of modern apps and gadgets has evolved considerably since phones became smart and computers became hand-held. Their role in all areas of our lives is now without question, but one of the areas of biggest impact seems to be with our health. Seriously, technological development has gone hand-in-hospital-glove with the medical revolution which sees more individuals taking responsibility …

4 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outdoors

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Sunlight, fresh air, green trees – an outdoor workout sounds just like being on holiday! I promise the treadmill at SK-Life Fitness Studio won’t get offended if you ditch the incline and hit a natural hill every once in awhile. Running, biking or even bringing your dumbbells to your back garden does a body (and a mind) quite a bit …

Get Lean While You Clean

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It’s springtime again, and amidst the tulips and lilacs comes something a little less enjoyable: spring cleaning. Winter gear needs to be stashed, while warm-weather items need to make its grand entrance (finally!). As you get your patio and garage in tip-top shape, you can get some heavy lifting done and get in shape, too. Depending on your weight, you …

Lose the Excuses – Get exercising!

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What excuse keeps you from exercising? It’s amazing how these rationalisations invade our thoughts and hold us back. But it’s time to recognise excuses for what they really are … excuses! Now here’s what to do to lose them: Excuse #1: “I Don’t Have Time to Exercise” We all have hectic lives and busy schedules, but you only have one …

Get motivated – Think Positively – Get Fit and Healthy in 2014

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Well it is out with the old year and in with new.  Happy New Year! Now is the time for you to start thinking about how you are going to shed those unwanted pounds,  but the big question is –  how will you get motivated to get fit and healthy and how will you think positively? Most of us firstly need …

10-Minute Workouts

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Finding time for exercise isn’t about your schedule, it’s about your priorities. Even if you’re the busiest person on the planet, you can set aside 10 minutes a day devoted to get your body moving! It’s time to drop the excuses and try one of these super quick workouts.  Plus, studies show that short workouts help improve your fitness level, it’s …

Commit to Fitting In Fitness

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Planning to work out doesn’t count as a workout. Good intentions don’t show up on your body. If you are currently one that lives each day promising yourself you are going to get fit and eat more healthily, but never get round to putting your plans into action. then you need a little tough love, don’t you? You won’t reap …

Is Cardio workout bad for you?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of hating on cardio among fitness pros. Let’s get this straight–the idea that cardio makes people fat is absurd. Is it the best way to lose fat?. Can it be detrimental if overdone? Of course. But to say that any kind of exercise is “bad” for you, especially if you love it, is a little …

Five Ways to Blast Baby Weight

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With the wonderful news of a royal baby boy, we’re reminded of all the amazing ways having a child changes your life, whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge or the queen of your own castle. One thing that can be less than amazing? Getting your pre-pregnancy body back. Once you feel ready and your doctor gives you the green light, …