Did you know that weight lifting is actually good for your joints?

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Weight lifting can be hugely beneficial for your joints when done correctly! Many people believe that putting large stress forces on the joints will result in joint pain and damage. There are a number of factors whereby strength training can lead to problems with the joints; bad lifting technique, a very rapid increase in muscle […]

Will women get big and bulky from weight lifting?

NO! Weight lifting will not make women big and bulky. This is the biggest myth in all of female training and one we hear again and again!! Many women are afraid to lift weights because they believe they will get “big”, and “bulky” and “too muscly”. Women don’t have the same hormone profile as men […]

Strength training turns fat into muscle – MYTH

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This is probably the most common myth in the world of training, and a question I get asked all the time. The answer is NO! Fat CANNOT turn into muscle nor can muscle turn into fat. So why do people think this? Have you ever seen a very trained person suddenly putting on weight after […]

Will strength training make you less flexible?

Loss of flexibility as a result of strength training is a very common myth! Once upon a time athletes were advised not to do strength training because it would make them stiff and reduce their flexibility. We now know this to not be true. Strength training does NOT lead to shortening of tendons and ligaments, […]

Why strength training won’t stunt your child’s growth!

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We’ve all heard the myth that strength training can stunt growth in children. But is it true? The US Department of Health and Human Services in its Physical Activity Guidelines recommend for children (ages 6-17) to participate daily in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity that is developmentally appropriate and enjoyable […]

Why do I get lightheaded during exercise?

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Do you ever feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous during or after exercise? It is a common result of dehydration, not eating enough, improper breathing, or medical conditions such as low blood pressure, low blood sugar levels, or even heart conditions. Dehydration How do you know if you haven’t drunk enough? – There’s the obvious feeling […]

I don’t sweat much during a workout. Am I still burning calories?

A common question we are asked is; if I don’t sweat during a workout, am I still burning calories? The answer is YES! Take a group of runners and you will see that some are sweating more than others. Does this mean that they are working harder or burning more calories than the rest of […]

12 Reasons To Book a Massage Today

I’m sure you’ve always thought of Swedish Massage as “just a nice way to relax and spoil yourself”. But do you know how healthy a massage actually is? Are you aware of the numerous health benefits that a massage has on your body?? Here are 12 reasons why you should be getting regular massages: Stress […]

How to Prepare for a Marathon

If you are planning to run the marathon, you need to train efficiently to maximize your body’s potential. Long distance running takes aerobic health, strength, speed, and correct training in order to avoid injuries. If you love running you need balance in your training. Here are a number of pointers that can help you safely […]

6 Pre-Wedding Exercise tips

What does a typical healthy eating day look like for brides and bridesmaids? Brides and bridesmaids, we want to avoid piling on the extra calories before the wedding day, so the first thing to stay away from is sugar and artificial flavourings. This means cut down on store bought snacks; chocolate, biscuits, crisps etc. There […]