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Thursday, 28 July 2016 17:50

Is sugar toxic?

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The first step is to define what sugar is. Sugar is a carbohydrate which is found in many of the foods that we eat. Some foods may be healthier such as fruit, vegetables, grains and dairy, whereas there are unhealthier foods such as ice-cream, lollies, chocolate and soft drinks that…
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:34

What place do protein powders have in my diet?

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When used correctly, a protein powder can help someone to lose weight. These days the trend is the follow a diet high in protein, following the release of several studies showing that diets lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein led to a better weight loss over a short period…
Congratulations on everyone for their efforts in the Shape Up Buddy Challenge. 5 weeks of following an eating plan, submitting nutrition diaries, check-ins and hard work at the gym has paid off with many great results. But, where to from here? Do we revert to our 'pre-challenge' ways? How can…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:12

BOOT CAMP FUNDAMENTALS - JACK KNIFE

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Jack Knives, just as bad as it sounds… This ab movement is one of the best for targeting all your ab muscles to give you the burn we all know you desire. The Jack Knife is one of the more advanced ab movements because it consists of a lot more…
Friday, 27 May 2016 14:41

Range of motion

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Range of motion is one of the most important parts of training. Range of motion refers to moving/having full movement in your joints through flexion and extension when performing an exercise. Having full range of motion in a squat for example is making sure the hips go just below or…
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:51

Why is it important to stretch?

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The need to stretch cannot be emphasised enough. We live in a day and age where we spend most of the day sitting; in cars, buses or train, at work, and at home. This, in turn, results in the shortening and tightening of muscles in our body leading to a…
Friday, 22 April 2016 12:11

Train and don't "workout"

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If you struggle finding motivation to exercise or lack consistency you need to stop working out and start training! What's the difference you might ask?! Well if you're working out you're just going through the motions and effectively wasting your time. You might be putting in effort but without direction…
Monday, 15 February 2016 13:16

BOOT CAMP FUNDAMENTALS – REVERSE PUSH-UPS

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Some of you may have never heard of this exercise before and in my opinion is a very over-looked exercise, particularly when it comes to a Boot Camp setting. This exercise targets the muscles in the upper back along with the biceps. And is a perfect beginner exercise for those…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:17

BOOT CAMP FUNDAMENTALS - SQUAT JUMP

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Whenever I think about the squat jump all I can think of this is the absolute BURN you get when performing this exercise. When you want to increase intensity in your workout, the squat jump is one of the best! It gets your heart rate up like no other and…
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:09

BOOT CAMP FUNDAMENTALS – HOVER

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The humble hover, one of the easiest looking exercises but one of the hardest to master and perform correctly! First of all, let me start off by saying they are called a hover not a plank! The plank was that silly craze from a couple years ago where you lie…
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