7 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies to kickstart your day

Simple Smoothie If you are relatively new to drinking smoothies, then this simple smoothie bursting with antioxidants is a good place to start. It is deliciously creamy and will leave you feeling satisfied despite being low in calories. Ingredients 100g fat-free Greek...

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The Quickest Way To Get Back On Track After the Holidays

Don’t panic. Don’t fast, juice cleanse or binge exercise.  Steps To Get Back on Track, Post-Holiday Indulgence If you've been overdoing it throughout the holidays you may be tempted to go to extreme measures to undo the damage, but the truth is a few smart, reasonable...

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Breakfast Ideas for Losing Weight & Toning Muscle

A breakfast containing the proper macronutrients to assist in shedding excess weight and preserving lean muscle is vital for success. A healthy breakfast that can help fuel your body without overwhelming you with calories consists of lean protein for lean muscle...

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A New Way to Approach Breakfast

Breakfast has been touted as the most important meal of the day for so long we’ve taken it as truth and haven’t bothered to question it. However, the popularity of intermittent fasting, and research backing it up as a potential weight-loss tool, has flipped the...

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Spring into Summer Fitness Tips

As the weather warms up we’ll all be spending more time outdoors in the glorious sunshine, making now the perfect time to get summer-ready. Kick start your fitness journey with these tips! Hands up if you spent the winter months indoors rugged up on the couch...

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Everything You Need to Know about Deep Tissue Massages

Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg...

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6 Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

What is the sciatic nerve? Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. Common causes of sciatica can include a ruptured disk, a narrowing of the spine canal (called spinal stenosis), and injury. The best...

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Core Strength Is More Important Than Muscular Arms

Magazines and websites tout the benefits of core strength training, but how does it compare with things like bench presses, biceps curls, and leg lifts? If you had to choose one area of fitness to focus on, what would it be?  Building stronger arms? More powerful...

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Keep you body flexible with Stretching exercises

You have no doubt been told by someone at some stage that you should always stretch before doing any exercise. But why, you may ask. You don’t sweat or lose weight or build muscle from stretching, so why do it? Well, stretching is actually a crucial element in...

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Building muscle vs running performance: can you have both?

First things first: yes, you can. However, if you’re aiming high in both categories, there are a few things you need to bear in mind. Let me tell you how I managed to achieve great results in building muscle and running performance: 2. Be smart about combining...

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3 Reasons It’s Better to Work Out With a Group

Everyone is getting involved in group exercise these days, you see it in  a park or at the gym you'll find people exercising together. So why exactly are so many people jumping the 'lone wolf' ship to work out with others in a group setting? What is the big...

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Why bumping your funny bone hurts

What people refer to as your 'funny bone' is actually one of the major nerves in your arm and hand. Ever smacked your elbow on a spot often called the funny bone and felt sharp pain shooting down your forearm? Well unless you are a masochist or just weird, it’s...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Calisthenics

Jumping jacks and push-ups have come a long way since middle-school gym class. It's time you started adding them to your gym routine. Most athletes think of calisthenics as boring exercises performed while wearing military fatigues or middle school gym uniforms. Not...

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Stress Relief With Pilates

Stress is a part of everyone's life. Some of us experience small levels of stress that are perfectly normal for human beings, then we experience greater amounts of stress when our fight or flight response kicks in for our protection. But some of us experience constant...

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Pilates vs. Cardio – Which is Best?

"The controlled stretching of Pilates or the sweaty, breathlessness of cardio – which workout is better?"   Pilates and cardio couldn’t be further apart in terms of exercise styles, but does one trump the other in terms of the benefit you get? Pilates is physical...

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3 Things That Are Holding Back Your Fitness Goals

If you're not getting the fitness results you're aiming for, it might be time to reflect on what's holding you back from reaching your fitness goals. It’s not a simple feat to maintain a steady cadence of healthy dieting and exercise to achieve your fitness goals, but...

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