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. …

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 …

The benefits of the Foam Roller with Self – myofascial release (SMR)

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If you have specific areas or muscles that are tight, either due to over-training, reduced activity or weakness, it is likely that this will have a negative effect on your overall training programme.  If this is not addressed through the introduction of corrective exercises to these areas, the problem will be exacerbated and this can have the adverse effect on …

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, …

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 …

Health Benefits of Cool Down/Stretch

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Cooling down and stretching after a workout won’t guarantee less post-exercise muscle soreness, but it will reduce the risk of injury and help to re-stabilize the body temperature and heart rate. Here, at SK-Life Fitness I explain the benefits of a proper cool-down. Why? The purpose of the cool-down is to slowly decrease the heart rate previously elevated during exercise, always …