Bodyweight 30-30 Workout

Get off the treadmill and elliptical and try this fat burning, full body cardio workout.  You’ll work all major muscle groups and get a heart pumping workout regardless of your fitness level.  Modify movements to reduce impact if necessary, you’ll see those modifications in the video.   This is a fun cardio workout that’s suitable … Continued

What’s Your Excuse?

Remember seeing this image recently splashed across social media and the global news?   Critics claimed that this fitness mum allegedly “fat shamed” other women for not having 6 pack abs.   Whether you agree – or in fact found these photos motivating – I believe that most of us limit ourselves in our belief … Continued

How to Improve Your Balance

How’s your balance?   Has it changed in the last few years? Are you a little less stable in some movements and a bit more careful when walking down stairs or in other activities?   The ability for your body to automatically adjust movement to it’s surroundings, decreases with age as those helpful sensory perceptions … Continued

A Strong Core is a Happy Core

One of the most important elements of any training program is the effective strengthening of your core muscles.   A strong core and solid foundation of shoulder and pelvic stability is a must for everyone who wants to remain injury free and retain good functional mobility in their body.   This short Pilates Finisher workout … Continued

Workouts for Beginners

If you haven’t exercised for a long time, it can seem overwhelming and intimidating to start over again.  Especially if you’ve got injuries that you need to be careful with and you’re just not confident with what you’re doing.   Sometimes, it seems that the after-workout soreness isn’t worth it – you feel so stiff … Continued

Why Muscle Keeps You Young

As we age we inevitably lose muscle tone.  People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade after age 30. Even if you are active, you will still experience some muscle loss.   This is known as age related sarcopenia.  It typically accelerates from the … Continued

How Much Protein?

“How MUCH protein should I be getting on a daily basis?” I get asked this question all the time. In most cases, I find the majority of active people (especially women) don’t get enough high quality protein. Sometimes it’s just because the thought of tasteless protein is hard to stomach. Here’s a solution.  Keep in … Continued

Listen to Your Body

One of the health and fitness catch phrases you’ll hear a lot is “listen to your body”. So, what does that actually mean? When it comes to good nutrition, you need to listen to your body to find out what suits your appetite; your digestion; your energy levels.  When it comes to workouts, same deal!  … Continued

4 Bodyweight Knee Saver Exercises

  I’ve got a great article from Guru Rick Kaselj today taking you through 4 Bodyweight Knee Saver Exercises. These are 4 exercises that you can go through anywhere that help strengthen that knees in order to save your knees from knee pain or a knee injury.   #1 – Bodyweight Squat The key things that we … Continued

A quick and sweaty ladder (the exercise kind)

If you asked me what’s the best way to deal with stress, I’d answer “exercise”.  I sort of believe that exercise is the answer to most of life’s big questions, “world peace?” – send ‘em into the boxing ring.  If only the United Nations had asked my opinion!! I’ve got a ripper little workout for … Continued