7 top tips to get back exercising after a break from the gym?

August 7, 2019


Sometimes life happens and we can get a little off track. Family commitments pop up, sickness kicks in, or you get stuck with overtime at work. Then all of a sudden your exercise routine goes from regular to non-existent.. So the question is—how do you get back into routine? If you have found yourself a little off track and needing a motivation boost, here are some tips on how to restart your exercise habit and get back into a healthy routine.

1. Just start with something you like
If you are really struggling to get back into exercising and feeling totally overwhelmed by it all, sometimes it can be useful to just start with something you know. Our classes are 30 minutes and the small group sessions are just the thing to get you moving. As soon as you start and feel good from that, you’ll want to continue on and get back into your healthy habits.

2. Commit
If a long workout feels like too much, then just commit to working out for one session. A commitment of 30 minutes can be  a lot less daunting. Once you are up and moving, you will more than likely keep going. So start with one class and see where you end up.

3. Remember how good it makes you feel.
Sometimes we focus too much on the effort of it, rather than the outcome. The thing with a workout is while it can be hard in the moment, you will always feel absolutely amazing afterwards. So, if you need something to help you refocus and motivate you, just remember that post-workout high. Aside from some sore muscles, you will never regret a workout.

4. Use our app and book your classes.
If you are looking for an excuse to not workout, then you will find an opportunity for a distraction to deter you. That’s why it’s important to clear your schedule and make time specifically for your daily exercise. Make sure it’s scheduled for a time that you won’t get easily distracted. If you know that you get caught up at work in the evenings, then schedule your workout in the mornings. If mornings are too busy, then schedule your workout in the evenings. Pre-book the classes and use this as you weeks plan.

5. Prepare yourself.
What if exercising in the morning used to be your thing, but now you struggle to get up early? Prepare your gear the night before and lay it next to your bed. Put your alarm on the other side of the room so when it goes off, you will have to get out of bed to turn it off. Once you are out of bed and your gym is ready, you may as well get up and go. If you go to the gym after work, place your gym bag next to your desk. This will act as a good reminder of what you have committed to and you will be less likely to back out.

6. Get an exercise buddy.
It’s very easy to pull out of your workout if it’s just yourself you have to answer to. Having a friend, work colleague or family member to workout with is a great way to boost motivation, hold each other accountable and stick to your workout routine. It also adds a social aspect, which brings a little more fun back into working out.

7. Do it for yourself, not anyone else.
“Don’t work-out for anyone else but you.” Being fit and healthy should be about making yourself feel great, having confidence and aiming to be your best. Remember to do this for you, not for anyone else or for how they think you should look. Each time you exercise, know that you have done something good for yourself and celebrate that.


 

Where do Fat cells go when you lose weight???

June 20, 2019

Often wondered about this……..

 

Where Fat Really Goes

When we lose fat, it’s converted to carbon dioxide and water. Yep, you read that right… CO2 & H2O.

We literally EXHALE the carbon dioxide and lose the water via sweat and other bodily processes. It took me a while to process that… How could it be, that we breathe out fat?  Right away I am thinking we all need to take up meditation and yoga to simply breathe more deeply! Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that.

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Is it time to get your runners on and get outside?

April 30, 2019

Have you been thinking you always wanted to try a fun run/walk but don’t think you can? 
The truth is once you decide to do it you have made the first step and we will help get you get to the finish line. 


Health benefits of running and jogging.
Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can:

  • help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise
  • strengthen muscles
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • burn plenty of kilojoules
  • help maintain a healthy weight.
  • getting outsid...


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When you lose weight, your body fights back.

March 11, 2019


You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while.

This article lists  common reasons why you're not losing weight.

It also contains actionable tips on how to break through the plateau and get things moving again.

1. Maybe You Are Losing Without Realising It

A weight loss plateau may be explained by muscle gain, undigested food and fluctuations in body water due to hormones and other body fluctuati...


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Reducing Muscle Soreness

February 7, 2019

Pre-workout

·   Hydration during exercise your body loses some of its water content as it sweats, this can lead to dehydration. Dehydration slows the process of muscle growth as the bodies nutrients levels are lower, therefore increasing the severity of muscle soreness post workout

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Warming up: ensuring your body is properly prepared and warm reduces the chance and severity of muscle soreness. Dynamic stretches (ie: knee lifts, squats, lunges etc) increases blood flow to the muscles, deliver...


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How are your New Year’s resolutions going?

January 5, 2019


If your plans for a new you have started to go off the rails already, you’re not alone. While up to 90 per cent of Australians welcome the new year with resolutions — whether it’s to lose weight, drink less, eat better or take up a new hobby — 
just 8 per cent of us actually stick to them.

Towards the end of January, the overwhelming majority of us have either abandoned our New Year’s Eve promises, or are in the process of doing so.  

When it comes to goal-setting, the brain is the...


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12 Tips to stay fit for Christmas..

December 13, 2018




Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra kgs. Based on studies, most people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough ...


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Why do human bodies respond differently to the same training or treatment?

November 18, 2018

The human body is a complex and wonderful structure.

The unusual part for us to understand is that  certain treatments or training protocols that work well with one individual, but will not  achieve the desired result with another. The easy response to this outcome is to think we are not committing to the program, not following  instructions. The harder response is to try to understand how the two systems or bodies differed.

Human Bodies can respond quite differently to the same training or...


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Strength Training

November 12, 2018

 It is important in building lean muscle to help your body perform and look better.


Lifting weights is also a metabolism booster by building lean muscle you will burn more calories and add definition to your body.  The right strength training plan can prevent injury by improving your posture, building core strength, and helping with joint alignment.

Here is what you need to know regarding reps and load, if you are just starting to lift weights or have plateaued and want to start seeing more...


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Squash the benefits

July 22, 2018


Squash
is a fast-moving sport and is an excellent cardiovascular workout. It is a game that can be played at any age and is easy to learn. There are many modified game types and various equipment can be used to suit every size and skill level, enabling squash to played as either a leisure or competitive sport. Squash has even been recognized as the number one health and fitness sport.

Devlops agility – Leaping, spinning, stopping, bending, jumping, sprinting and running are just some of th...


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