A hot topic of discussion in many of my fitness consults with members is hormonal changes, how can we fight the effects of ageing, exercise comfortably while experiencing hormonal symptoms like hot flushes and fighting off the dreaded hormonal weight gain. As a woman in my 40’s too, I knowRead More
We have often talked about making sure your training schedule is balanced with a mix of strength, cardio and toning/flexibility classes. We have made planning your week even easier with refining our class options so you know exactly what you need to balance your body. We have also carefully balancedRead More
Your body is an amazing machine. It’s so incredible and designed for efficiency—that if you do the same thing over and over again, your body adapts and the process becomes easier. Let’s talk about the classic ‘go-to’ for women wanting to shed a few pounds for Summer, running. Read our latest blog post to find out WHY running isn’t your answer to weight loss and what is!
Looking at the people who come top of the pile in terms of strength, performance and physique, you’d be incorrect for thinking if you want to lose fat, get lean, or even build muscle, you have to specialize in one particular type of training.
And when I say specialize I mean sticking to just to one form of exercise and spending all your time focusing your efforts on one goal and one form of training (eg: the gym).
They say variety is the spice of life, and this is very true than when talking about training.
Want to look better in your Bikini without leaving the Beach to hit the gym? According to a study recently published in the Journal of Strength Conditioning and Resistance, did you know that you burn almost twice as many calories working out on the sand as you would doing the same routine on a firmer surface like the gym floor? Challenge yourself with these Bootylicious Moves!
The Beach Crawl
How to do it: On soft sand, lower into a push up position. Then crawl forward on your hands and feet for 30 to 60 seconds.
Why it works: The slippery sand de-stabilizes your hands and feet, activating your hamstrings and glutes. Try it sideways or backward for an extra challenge.