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Why a great online personal training service is so much more than just an app

There so many great reasons to hire an online personal trainer.  As experienced personal trainers, we’ve noticed that terms such as “online personal training” and “virtual personal training” get thrown around a lot.  In the online world (which we’ve all spent some time in recently) these terms are often used in a way that we …

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5 benefits to get fit and healthy during lock-down (and how to get started)

Of all the things Coronavirus and the lock-down have affected, our physical and mental health are at the top of the list. It seems that even as we’ve begun to settle into the ‘new normal’ of work and family life, anxiety and depression are still on the rise.  And mood, energy and motivation seem to …

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5 great workouts you can do in a small space in your living room

When you find yourself working out from home, you might initially think your choices are limited. Although you’ll probably need to adjust your workout plan and program if you were previously using a gym or other fitness facility, the great news is that you still have plenty of exercise options. There are so many positive …

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Myth Busting: You can choose one targeted part of your body for fat burning

There are common themes that repeat themselves over and over in the fitness industry. For many years, clients have been coming to us and sharing their goals. Aesthetic goals are often centred on fat loss and it’s not uncommon for us to hear requests for programs and exercises that will “help me lose weight from …

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Myth Busting: You can’t be fit on a Plant-Based Diet

There are many paths to optimal fitness and health. The definition of what it means to be “fit” is also greatly subjective and will hold various meanings for different people. You may have heard someone saying “You can’t be fit on a plant-based diet”. This statement could be a reflection of a personal experience they’ve …

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Should you count your calories and/or macros?

Nutritional approaches are a widely debated and often polarising topic in the health and fitness industry. There are endless diets and lifestyle approaches on offer. As a result, it can become overwhelming when you’re deciding what’s going to be right for you. Essentially, that’s the bottom line. There will be philosophies that will work for …

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HIIT vs Steady State Cardio: Which is Better?

In recent years, the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) approach has exploded with popularity, and for good reason. Short bursts of high-intensity exercise have been shown to be effective for fat loss and improving various health markers. HIIT workouts can also be completed effectively over a short duration. This makes them appealing and doable in today’s …

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Why You Should Work Your Glutes (And How To Do It)

As the largest muscles in your body, the gluteals (your “butt” muscles) serve a number of important purposes when it comes to the functionality of your body. Exercises that target these muscles (gluteus maximus, medius and minimus) should have a well-considered place in any workout program. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons …

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