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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Top 5 Lifestyle Changes for Office Workers

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Are you a busy office worker who runs out the door without eating breakfast, drinks coffee all morning to keep yourself awake , often skips lunch or have to attend business lunches, feel tired drained and have little energy in the afternoons and then come home and sit down to a huge meal and feel hungry all evening? This is …

Top 8 Summer workout tips

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With Summer hopefully just around the corner, many of you will be booking your holidays and getting excited about hitting the beach, and getting some much deserved sunshine on your body. The realisation however, of it being that time of year again, and having to put a swimsuit on can be depressing. We all know how important it is to …

Top 6 Biggest Workout Mistakes

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Are you a fitness fanatic, love keeping fit, go to the gym regularly spend hours exercising, are not losing weight and not achieving results? Well you could fall victim to a common problem Personal Trainers are seeing more and more regularly – you are making simple workout mistakes. At SK-Life Fitness, a private one-one studio offering Personal Training and Nutrition …

Best Diets To Lose Weight

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I want to talk to you about the best ways to diet, as when I was younger and did stupid diets, even though I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose, I played around with all the fad diets and  as a result binged, yo-yo dieted and ended up getting no where.  When I became pregnant with my first …

Peripheral Heart Action (PHA) Training

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Peripheral heart action (PHA) training is a dynamic way of exercising your body using very controlled resistance training with weights to increase the strength of your muscles so that your heart pumps faster, like aerobic exercise.  PHA training can give you all the benefits of these two different types of workout in the time it takes to do just one …

Exercise in Winter

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Winter’s darker and shorter days can be a turn-off when it comes to exercising. Don’t be discouraged. There’s no reason to hibernate and store away your fitness gear. Keep active through winter to boost your mood and keep in shape. Exercise is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle, whatever the season. Adults should aim to do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every …

How Do You Lose Abdominal Fat from Stubborn Areas

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Developing a lean, flat stomach takes time and patience, especially when it comes to those last few pounds in those hard to lose places. The lower abdominal fat and “love handles” can be two of the most stubborn and exercise-resistant areas from which to lose abdominal fat. Some people slave away day in and day out on the latest method …

Fitness for new mums

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How soon after giving birth can I start exercising? This will depend on whether you were already exercising before you fell pregnant and when you were pregnant.. If you exercised right up until the end of your pregnancy, you can do some light exercise and stretching from the start.If you stopped exercising during your pregnancy or are a newcomer to fitness, …

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 you good! Exercise is …

10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

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We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the experience or whether it’s worth the money. There are a number of reasons people work with per trainers.  Some want …