Creating a Balanced Fitness Regime as we Age

Creating a Balanced Fitness Regime as we Age

I’ve spent much of the past 3 years in the gym.. both as a participant and as a teacher My exercise regime has remained consistent through that time but with tweaks as I have matured. I have always focussed mainly on resistance training. At times in my late 30s and...
Resistance Training and Why We Must Do It

Resistance Training and Why We Must Do It

What is Resistance Training Resistance training is defined as “a form of physical activity that is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle or muscle group against external resistance” (American College of Sports Medicine).   Why...
Can I Tone Up in a MONTH?

Can I Tone Up in a MONTH?

I was recently contacted by someone who wanted to ‘tone up’ in a month running up to her wedding. I dislike the expression ‘tone up’. I’m never quite sure what is meant by it, to be honest, so I looked up the Oxford Dictionary definition: (of a person or body part)...
How Does Sleep Affect My Workout Goals?

How Does Sleep Affect My Workout Goals?

Sleep affects every bodily function. It is the key to having the energy we need to conquer the day.   While we sleep our brain gets rid of any unwanted substances, files and processes new information, helps produce our immune system, and helps produce the...
Kettlebell Swing: How to get the most out of it

Kettlebell Swing: How to get the most out of it

The kettlebell swing is a complex movement but one worth learning to do properly as it has many benefits. What muscles does the kettlebell swing work? The kettlebell swing is a full-body exercise and hits many muscles.  It uses your core, glutes, hamstrings, quads,...