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    March 2013

    STAY HEALTHY THIS EASTER
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       STAY HEALTHY THIS EASTER  Easter is a time of celebration and indulging in meats, wine and chocolate. While it’s easy to over indulge its all about balance. Here we help you be more aware of what you eat, keeping you satisfied and guilty free.    Healthy Breakfast You may not be able to control what is served at lunch and dinner, but you can at least control your breakfast. Start your day off with something that will keep you satisfied for longer like...
    5 COMMON FITNESS QUESTIONS-ANSWERED!
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    5 COMMON FITNESS QUESTIONS – ANSWERED! When should I exercise? It all depends on when you have time to fit exercise in. Some people are morning people and find getting out of bed to do a half hour or hour workout easy, while others prefer working out in their lunch break or after work. What matters most is how efficiently you use that time. If you only have time for a 15 minute workout then make sure it’s a quick high intensity workout. That way you will still get great results...
    TIPS TO MAKE YOU A MORNING PERSON
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    TIPS TO MAKE YOU A MORNING PERSON Getting into a workout routine can be tricky if you’re not a morning person, lack motivation or short for time. But if your only option is to workout in the early hours of the morning then here are some tips to get you up and motivated.    1.    Schedule a Specific Time If you’re serious about getting into a routine then set a specific time and day for each workout. Don’t just say “I’ll workout...
    TREADMILL CARDIO ROUTINE
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    TREADMILL CARDIO ROUTINE Cardio is one of those workouts we love to hate. But by change your running routine regularly, you’ll take the boring factor out leaving you to enjoy the challenge.   Routine All you require is a treadmill that is designed for running and has electric incline. This routine is good for beginners as the speed is pretty constant and the incline is only on 1 for most of the routine. If you are looking for a more intensive routine change the 7 - 8 speed...
    BENEFITS OF THE MEDICINE BALL
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      BENEFITS OF THE MEDICINE BALL  The medicine ball is a weighted rubber ball that is used for strength exercises. Designs can vary between medicine balls as some can bounce and some have handles. The purpose of the medicine ball is to improve strength, power, balance and stability.   Benefits Medicine balls come in a variety of seizes and a round ball shape, which makes them easy to use when working out. They are great for improving bone density and developing quick muscle...
    BENEFITS OF THE FIT BALL
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      BENEFITS OF THE FIT BALL  Usually associated with yoga, the fitball or stability ball can be used within your daily workout. Although the primary use of the fitball is to help improve balance, it is now being used within gyms to help improve your overall workout.   Core Training The fitball is designed to help improve the core muscle groups which include the lower back, thighs and hips. To do this it helps improve your over all balance, strength, posture, weight...
    LEG BUILDING WORKOUT ROUTINE 2
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    LEG BUILDING WORKOUT ROUTINE 2 It can be tricky to find lower leg exercises the target all of the important muscles. These leg exercises are designed for beginners and the weight you use should be determined on a daily basis.   THE ROUTINE   Leg Press –Recommended: 3 Sets – 4-6 Reps Muscles worked: Lower Back, Calves, Hamstring, Glutes Equipment: Fitquip FQPL9010 Leg Press / Calf Raise   Once you have set your weight load on the Fitquip FQPL9010 Led...
    SUGAR AND YOUR DIET
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      SUGAR AND YOUR DIET Sugar Vs Added Sugar Sugar is not an enemy when it comes to losing weight. In fact a lot of the confusion about diets and cutting out sugar is because people don’t know the difference between sugar and added sugar. There are a lot of foods that you eat daily like fruit, sweet vegetables, milk, soy, and yogurt that provide us with a carbohydrate only as sugar. As fruit provides a good dose of anti-oxidant (anti-aging chemicals) it would be un realistic to cut...