Dear society. Why are we like this?

michael winter

Dear Society, I am writing to you as I want to rant and air my concerns and issue with you. Being a Personal; Trainer and involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years, my grip is not so much with the fitness side of things, but more how we operate and how we have de-evolved as functioning, mobile, standing … Read More

Are you working hard enough??

No pain, no gain is the saying, but who defines what pain is? It turns out that you do. Recent research shows that the intensity of physical activity needed to reduce the risk of heart disease depends on individual fitness levels, and you are the person to determine what a hard workout really is. The bad news in this is … Read More

Putting your plan into action


Last week we raised the issue of how people can refine their skills of self-management to better adopt and adhere to desired lifestyle change. As it turns out adopting a more physically active lifestyle is not that hard. Adhering to this change over a long enough period of time to see the benefits and to truly make the behaviour a … Read More

Overcoming Excuses


Is this subject getting a little repetitive? Physical activity is good for you! How much more evidence do you need to be convinced? Probably none! It is more likely that you need to work out how to overcome the daily obstacles to acting on your best intentions rather than hear more research telling you that being active will add years … Read More

Make your first step in 2016 a good one


Taking steps is all about getting people to make movement a part of their everyday lives. The body is built for movement, and like the old car out in the shed, it will just rust away if not used regularly. If you are already regularly active, great, just make sure that you maintain that existing habit. If you are not … Read More

The not-so new face of illnesses

One hundred years ago, the most common causes of death and disease – pneumonia, influenza, and tuberculosis – were contracted by infection. Because of vaccines and antibiotics that have been developed through modern medicine, these and similar diseases, such as smallpox and polio, are typically no longer life-threatening. Today the most common forms of death – cardiovascular disease and cancer … Read More

Dealing With Fatigue During Your Workout Sessions


As you get started with your workout program after having breast cancer surgery and out of the rehabilitation stage and you want to start increasing the intensity , one thing that you may start to find is that you are experiencing a higher level of fatigue than you used to. This is perfectly normal and natural. Your body has just … Read More

Strength and fitness is not just for the young

Training would be easier if we were all honest about our motives. While a few athletes would say they train for sports performance because their livelihood depends upon it, many others would finally be forced to admit the truth. And the truth is, the majority of people train for vanity. Whether we want to admit it or not, the idea … Read More

Tips to kill the boredom of eating

Do you find yourself wanting-in fact needing-to sink your teeth into something not because you’re hungry but to fill that awful hollow inside yourself? The type of boredom that feels so unbearable that it drives us to the point of wanting to push that awful feeling way with food, is a sign of our soul trying to wake us up. … Read More