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Healthy living, happy days!

So the third month of the year is almost done and you are still training! I would just like to congratulate you on this achievement! This means you are one step closer to making participating in physical activity a habit. The greatest realization you have to make is that reaching your goals depends greatly on you committing to the lifestyle change to a more physically active lifestyle instead of treating training and dieting as a band aid fix! Their once was a ... Read more

MENTAL IMAGERY

 MENTAL IMAGERY 1)      What is mental imagery? Mental imagery is using your imagination to see and experience positive things, imagining success and positive outcomes. Mental imagery is one of the many techniques used to get certain things under control and improve performances. The idea of mental imagery is one that has been around for a very long time in sports and sports training, but one that only now are athletes starting to incorporate into their training programs. Mental imagery however does not ... Read more

FRIDAY LIE DAY

FRIDAY LIE DAY!!! Trying your best to eat healthily and lose weight, but still not seeing any results? Perhaps you're falling for one of these common told myths. Don’t become a victim of diet fads, trends or myths. Today some diet myths are revealed – hopefully you haven’t fallen for any of these; and if you have, now you know it’s  time to change your approach! Myth 1: Drinking more than 2L of water a day will help you lose weight and flush out toxins. Truth: Drinking ... Read more

THERABAND THURSDAY

THERABAND THURSDAY Today our focus is on Theraband exercises.   Therabands are a small, convenient piece of equipment which can target all areas of your body. It can easily be taken with you when you go on holiday, or stored in your home requiring limited space. I have noticed how at some stage, most households have acquired a theraband and are unfamiliar with the use for it. Different colours symbolize different strengths/tension. Therabands cost around R50.00 depending where you buy them from, which is ... Read more

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS DAY

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS DAY!!!   Find yourself a training partner if you don’t already have one!   A partner provides motivation and encouragement, and will not let you miss a session, other than when you are sick or injured. Having a partner is especially great for those who don’t enjoy exercise. Training with someone else will also make time go faster and making exercise seem less intimidating. And let’s face it, you don’t want to be the only one “suffering” during a session feeling like you’re ... Read more

Tuesday Choose Day

TUESDAY CHOOSE DAY   Most of us have certain exercises we just intensely dislike. Well this week we have great news for you: “There is more than one exercise to target each muscle group” and we will provide you with a few options for various areas of the body.   The special thing about “Chooseday” is that you have the option to choose your preferred exercise for each of the muscle groups.   We have provided 4 exercises per muscle group Step 1: Choose your favourite exercise from ... Read more

Monday Madness

MONDAY MADNESS Today our focus is on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This workout can be done at home with minimal equipment. For a Mad Monday Insane HIIT session, perform each of these exercises 2-3 times for 30-45sec. Allow yourself 30 sec rest between each exercise, and 1min rest between each round. Complete the movement as many times as you can. The faster you move the more intense it will be. But NEVER compromise technique in attempt to complete more reps... To make your Monday Madness ... Read more