Monthly Archives: May 2013

Inspiring fitness: The CrossFit Games!

CrossFit is one of the most revolutionary fitness programs to be developed over the past few decades. This varied, intense, strengthening regime, with its emphasis on functional fitness, is based on a very simple concept – work out hard and get fit fast. The mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercise, gymnastics and weightlifting, has […]

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Functional intense training!

As mankind developed over the millennia we had no need for gyms. Our superfit ancestors got more than their daily exercise fix chasing down deer, swimming rivers and hunting for nuts and berries in the forests. This is the sort of lifestyle our bodies evolved for and from. However, these days you’re more likely to […]

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Functional intense training for life!

As mankind developed over the millennia we had no need for gyms. Our superfit ancestors got more than their daily exercise fix chasing down deer, swimming rivers and hunting for nuts and berries in the forests. This is the sort of lifestyle our bodies evolved for and from. However, these days you’re more likely to […]

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10 yoga surprises!

Yoga’s been around in one form or another for a long time, so do you think you know what the benefits and facts about yoga are? While yoga practices may stem from ancient techniques, with some of the really modern classes still keeping in touch with yoga roots, there are some interesting aspects of yoga […]

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Dancing with two left feet!

Does the gym leave you feeling confused, or simply bored and uninspired? Does the thought of intensive training make you feel tired before you’ve even started? Does hardcore fitness make you feel weak at the very thought? Before you start fretting about being a fitness failure, join the legions of people who want to keep […]

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Getting to the core of BOSU!

Though scarcely a decade old, those blue BOSU balls have become popular in gyms and studios the world over. This blue hemisphere, or half ball, with an attached platform, can be turned either way (hence the acronym BOSU or Both Sides Up) for balance training and certain aerobic and flexibility exercises. One of the best […]

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Losing weight with your mind!

While it might not yet be possible to simply will yourself to lose weight through activities in the mind, how you think has a huge influence on weight loss. Your attitudes, mindset and ideas about food, exercise and lifestyle all combine to create you as an individual and your own thought processes can determine how […]

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Lose weight with your mind!

While it might not yet be possible to simply will yourself to lose weight through activities in the mind, how you think has a huge influence on weight loss. Your attitudes, mindset and ideas about food, exercise and lifestyle all combine to create you as an individual and your own thought processes can determine how […]

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Older, wiser, fitter? No excuses!

It’s easy to come up with exercise excuses at any age but the older you get the wiser you should be about not using them. However, there has traditionally been an attitude that one of the plus points of growing old gracefully, or disgracefully, is that you didn’t have to worry about keeping in shape […]

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Why it’s all about ME!

Especially with the advent of social media and the expansion of the coverage of everything celebrity, it’s easy to get lost in what everyone else is doing rather than yourself. Isn’t it easier to look at others sometimes and comment on how they’re doing rather than look to yourself and your own mix of strengths […]

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