Reflections and Reconciliation of 2014

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Reflections and Reconciliation of 2014 As we all start to think about the New Year ahead, we also reflect on the year just gone by. The Queen reflected on prominent events from the past year during her Christmas broadcast – speaking of the sculpture of a man and a woman reaching out to embrace each other in the Coventry Cathedral. The sculptor …

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 …

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 …

Academy 4 Wellbeing: Weight Loss Retreat

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I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity of telling you all about a brand new weight loss retreat, The Academy 4 Wellbeing, which is being launched this September 2012. The Academy 4 Wellbeing is opening its door for the first time in September 2012 at the picturesque Trentham Estate in rural Staffordshire. Prices start at £995 for a seven …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …