Pick The Right Running Shoes

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Choosing the right running shoe can mean the difference between a great run and a bad experience.  Running in old shoes or the wrong shoes can lead to discomfort, pain and even injuries. And now that running shoes are built more hi-tech than ever, shopping for a shoe can be confusing and expensive. Here are some tips from SK-Life Fitness on …

Why Swimming is good exercise

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If you are looking for a break from high-impact exercise like running and plyometrics, add a day or two of swimming laps to your fitness routine. Whether you’re cross-training, training for a triathlon or looking for an exercise that’s easy on the joints, a pool workout may be just what you need. Cardio: Swimming requires deep breathing, which improves circulation and …

Focus on Abs

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Most dream of having sculpted abs, but it’s not an easy goal to reach. The abdominals are used in virtually every movement from running, lifting, bending and jumping. While cardio exercises will whittle away your middle by torching calories and burning fat, you can achieve a flatter and tighter stomach with the right strength exercises. And crunches aren’t the only …

Elevate Your Mood with Exercise

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Did you know that regular exercise has been proven to reduce stress, boost self-esteem, improve sleep and ward off anxiety and feelings of depression? While exercising, the body releases chemicals called endorphins that reduce your perception of pain and trigger a positive feeling in the body that can make you all smiles. Often referred to as a “runner’s high,” the …

Meditation and Yoga Weekend at THE GARAGE

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Are you wanting to learn meditation techniques and practice yoga? Or simply in need of some peaceful time-out and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life?  It’s time for a weekend of discovery and relaxation with a team of respected professionals. Let me introduce you to The Garage, an ancient stopping station at Greta Bridge in rural Teesdale, …

Why Exercise?

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By definition, exercise is any movement produced by your skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure – this sounds technical – well yes and no! Exercise includes any structured exercise, like going to the gym, but also lifestyle activities such as walking, shopping and gardening and the good news is that it doesn’t have to leave you exhausted to do …

Health benefits of the Power Plate®

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SK-Life Fitness are proud to announce that they have now added a Power Plate® machine to their Private Studio offering clients a course of 25 minute 1-1 sessions.  The Power Plate® gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. They generally contract once or twice a second, but by standing on …

HAPPY NEW YEAR – HAPPY NEW YOU!!!

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We are all asking ourselves after Christmas “how can I lose this weight around my middle?” Nobody wants to feel fat around the middle — but abdominal fat can be sneaky, accumulating in subtle ways over the years until you suddenly realise you can pinch way more than an inch! Risks of Excess Abdominal Fat 2 Types of Abdominal Fat …

Health Screening – What is your body composition?

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At  SK- Life Fitness all my clients receive a health screening on a regular basis; which involves checking blood pressure levels and monitoring your body composition in order to establish each individual’s total health and fitness. Your body is comprised of two major components: lean mass and fat tissue. Lean body mass represents the weight of bones, muscles, organs and …

London Olympics 2012 – Get Motivated and Inspired

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London Olympics 2012 is about to begin, how exciting – so many different sporting events will be taking place and I am hoping that this will boost you all to want to be fit and healthy and to definitely make some positive lifestyle changes! Have you gained a few extra pounds on your Summer holiday?  Have you struggled to keep …

The Best Workouts for Your Body Type

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At SK-Life Fitness I strive to give you the best information regarding Health, Fitness and Nutrition, and recently I spoke with the Kathleen Chu, Outreach Director for Everyday Health in New York, who wanted to share with me their latest content and views on The Best Workouts for your Body Type.  I had already blogged on “are you eating and exercising …

Purpose of Warm up & Cool Down Stretch

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At SK-Life Fitness I make sure my clients understand the importance of a warm up and cool down stretch before and after exercise, and explain how it is an essential part of their exercise session. Whilst time spent warming up and cooling down may seem like time that could be better spent actually exercising,  this is certainly not the case. …

Moddershall Oaks Launches ‘Trim Trails’

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At  SK-Life Fitness I often ask my clients what they think a short definition of a health walk is.  I get many different answers but it is “ a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis.’ Doctors say a good health walk “helps fight of heart disease, high blood pressure and other illnesses as well as aid weight loss”. Introducing just 30 …

Beach Running

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Running on the beach can not only be a peaceful, beautiful running experience, but it can also help make you a stronger runner. Running in the sand, especially dry sand, is tougher than running on pavement, so you’ll definitely work harder on the beach. But being able to jump in the water after you’re finished will make it worth your …

Beach Body Boost

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Summer holidays are fast approaching and many of us will be getting excited about a relaxing holiday in the sun.  It is so important for us to recharge our batteries, unwind and enjoy good food, but we must also be careful that we don’t over indulge, eat too many ice creams, drink too many mojitas –  then laze around on …