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Do Weight loss challenges work?

Do Weight loss challenges work?

Looking at different health and fitness challenges, a lot of the time you can argue that they do not work when it comes to the results people get.  Discussing this across the fitness industry with other trainers and health professionals, it seems that this is a common occurrence. So we are looking at shaping a program that will ...

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( Posted in: Losing Weight )

Why is incidental Exercise So important?

Why is incidental Exercise So important?

Take the stairs, walk to the shops, park on the far side of the car park and walk, all of these statements I am sure you have heard at some time. The fact is all of these statements are examples of incidental exercise. Incidental exercise is the general movement you do in everyday life. Yes this includes lifting, carrying, mowing the lawn, walking the dog and other work based activities you do to get through the day. 

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( Posted in: Personal Training )

Developing Shoulder Stability and Shoulder Strength (video)

A great exercise to help develop shoulder stability is the seated row, there is number of ways to do the seated row, during this video I will discuss different ways to look at doing the exercise to develop shoulder stability and prevent shoulder injury

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( Posted in: Strength Training )

Have you tried Spin Classes at Lifestyle Essentials yet? (video)

Spin classes, cycle classes or bike classes are one of the most effective ways to improve your fitness and lose weight.

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( Posted in: Group Fitness )

What makes us different from traditional gyms (video)

Don't want to join a gym but want to get fit and healthy? Lifestyle Essentials is the place for you. Find out why. Watch the video now.

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( Posted in: Personal Training )

WHAT IS YOUR Health and Fitness GOAL FOR 2017?

WHAT IS YOUR Health and Fitness GOAL FOR 2017?

What is your goal for 2017?  With another New Year’s behind us it is time to get back into the swing of life. So, let’s be honest this year, no BS…. Are you happy with your health and fitness? Or would you like to lose weight by dropping a few kilos or losing a few centimeters? Whether you are looking to drop a dress size or run a marathon the fact is it takes action to achieve your goal. So, what action are you taking? 

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( Posted in: Motivation )

Seven days to change!

Seven days to change!

At this time of the year, people start thinking about how they can improve their overall health and fitness.  For others they also want to incorporate losing some weight. Well following on from last months’ article about Weight loss, ‘Let’s Make It Easy’, this month I would like to give you a 7 day challenge. 

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( Posted in: Losing Weight )

5 Reasons EVERYONE Should Do Strength Training

5 Reasons EVERYONE Should Do Strength Training

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner and one of my favourite events on the horizon (weightlifting), I knew I had to do a piece on an important but often misunderstood subject - strength training. When strength training is mentioned, the first thing that often comes to mind is a bodybuilder doing crazy amounts of exercises to prepare for a competition. 

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( Posted in: Strength Training )

Circuit Group fitness classes, increase your bone mineral density

Circuit Group fitness classes, increase your bone mineral density

There are many different types of group fitness classes you can do. One of the more effective classes for strengthening your joints and bone mineral density is a strength circuit class.

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( Posted in: Strength Training )

Group fitness classes, fastest way to lose weight

Group fitness classes, fastest way to lose weight

Group fitness classes are one of the most effective ways to lose weight, loosen up and boost your energy levels.

  • Would you like more energy ?
  • Would you like to increase your core strength?
  • Would you like to tone up and drop a dress size?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then you need to consider joining our groups. 

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( Posted in: Group Fitness )

Sexy Abs, Weak Back: How can that be?

Sexy Abs, Weak Back: How can that be?

Just because you have a six pack and sexy lean abdominals, it doesn’t mean you have a strong BACK. 

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( Posted in: Back Pain Relief )

Bootcamps - are you fit enough?

Bootcamps - are you fit enough?

When you hear the term 'bootcamp', what does this mean to you? What picture first comes to mind? Is it the commando yelling and screaming at you to get down in the mud and crawl on your stomach? Or it is being in the dark, freezing cold park at 6am trying to get warm, with cold, wet feet. This does not sound too motivating to get you started, does it!

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( Posted in: Group Fitness )

Group Fitness Classes: the new alternative to the gym

Group Fitness Classes: the new alternative to the gym

Group fitness classes have fast become a popular alternative to gyms .  Imagine training in a small supportive group with a fully qualified personal trainer shaping the program and guiding you through a safe and effective training program. 

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( Posted in: Group Fitness )

Weight Loss Technology: Gimmick or Game Changer?

Weight Loss Technology:  Gimmick or Game Changer?

One of the latest trends in weight loss is the use of technology to help people get fit, to get a better picture of their movement and exercise habits. Gadgets such as the Wii Fit (a few years old now), and these fit bands, connected to smart phones and tablets, are selling by the bag load.

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( Posted in: Losing Weight )

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