Get pumped!! Facts about Blood Pressure.

When most people are told they have high blood pressure (or Hypertension) it comes as quite a shock. With many people being diagnosed between the ages of 25-45, it is fast becoming a great concern for both the individual and their young families. 

The problem is, it has no early symptoms. You feel good, life’s great. Yes, you may be … Read More

Your Diet needs a break when…..

3 Signs You Need A Diet Break One of the biggest mistakes that far too many people are making on their diet program is neglecting to consider a diet break. You’re seeing good success and as such, the last thing that you want to consider is stopping. Or, perhaps you aren’t seeing success – it’s quite the opposite. Try as … Read More

Exercise Myths and the Facts

At some time or another you will probably come across the following myths during your exercise journey. Here’s what you need to know to separate the fact from the fiction. Fiction: Strength training will make women too muscular Fact: Many women are afraid that strength training will make them bulky. However, women don’t actually have enough testosterone to create big, … Read More

Summer’s wet’n’wild workout

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Pool Session (Approx 40 minutes) Here is a pool session you can do in your backyard pool to balance your sessions that you can do during the week or instead of your usual gym sesison. Being in the water during the Summer will make it much more pleasant in the heat. Even with air conditioning gyms  and studios can still … Read More

Are you a doer or procrastinator??

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Are you playing the blame game? You know, that game you play when you pretend nothing is ever your fault, so you just blame someone or something else. When it comes to fitness, you think of any possible excuse as to why you are at your current fitness level. Whether it’s time, genetics, a slow metabolism, lack of knowledge, family influence, you … Read More

Which method of overload do you do?

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Here we have listed a number of overload methods which you can perform to acheive your goals. It is usual to only do one, maybe two types for each session depending on your goals. Often time is another factor which makes you decide to choose one of these overload methods. If you only have a smaller timeframe, some of these … Read More

Australia is a sitting time bomb

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If you’re an older, unmarried male who is educated and works full time with a high income, chances are a significant proportion of your day revolves around a chair or a seat – at considerable risk to your long term health. The call for men of this demographic – along with other population profiles at risk – to stand up … Read More

Eat your way to a healthier you

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Oatmeal/Porridge: High in fibre, iron, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, chromium, folic acid and other B vitamins. A great energy boost for breakfast, or any time of the day. Yoghurt: Rich in calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, essential amino acids, zinc, plus pro-biotic bacteria. Yoghurt is great on cereal, with fruit, or in … Read More

Would we super-size everything?

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The problems of being overweight and obese in Australian are widespread and increasing. In 2001 it was estimated that over 50% of the adult Australian population were overweight or obese, an increase of more than 25% since the decade previous. Overweight and obesity, at the individual level, is a complex interaction of many elements. At the level of the population, … Read More

Stand up to get fit and healthy

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Are you sitting down to read this? If so, you may be engaging in one of the major health problems of the 22nd century! Sitting, as it turns out, burns little in the way of calories, and may well be the cause of the obesity ‘epidemic’ that we are struggling with in Australia at the moment. Our jobs and our leisure … Read More