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What is RPE?

You may have heard the terms RPE and RIR. What do they mean and how do we apply them to our training RPE is Rate of Perceived Effort – this is a scale we use to emotively describe how easy or hard an exercise was. For example during a set of back squats for 10 reps,...

No Carbs at Night?

This something we are asked regularly, is it ok to have carbohydrates at night? The short answer is yes. There can be many benefits from eating carbohydrates in the evening. A lot of us train after work and deplete our muscles of glycogen so a good carb meal here...

Your Guide to Using a Treadmill

The treadmill is more often than not a starting place for most who are new to the gym and it’s understandable why. We all know how to walk or jog so it’s logical to start with something we know how to do before venturing further. Most treadmills have the capacity to...

The Importance of Sleep

We all enjoy a good night’s sleep, and its one of the key elements we need too not only conquer our day but also our workouts. But with the fast paced & electronic world we live in, over 30% of us are not getting the recommended 7hrs or more. So what does this...

How To Get The Most From Your Training

No Destination We need to know where it is we are going, we don’t jump in the car and drive aimlessly? We plug in a destination and follow a set path. The same goes for our training, we need to know where it is we are trying to get too and from there we can set...

Do You Second Guess Yourself?

Looking for that perfect answer, that one thing that will solve everything and give you the results you have been looking for? Well, sadly there is no magic one fits all solution and with the road to achieving what you set out to do being faced with twists and turns,...
Getting Fit, Where to Start

Getting Fit, Where to Start

We often find ourselves wanting to make change or a difference to our health and fitness but can be unsure how to start. Like any journey it requires a start and end point, here we have put together some simple guidelines to help you get started. Set your Goals...
Ultimate Guide to Group Classes

Ultimate Guide to Group Classes

Group Fitness sessions have become super popular in recent years. The community, friendships and the accountability and motivation of your mates pushing you make group class very attractive. Not only is it a lot of fun, you get the watchful eye of an instructor who...
Training Around an Injury

Training Around an Injury

Have you been training really well, seeing great results, pushing hard during your sessions, only to get injured in some way and now you think it’s all over? All that hard work will be for nothing, right?  Wrong! Being injured along our fitness journey is likely...

Training at Home V’s Training at the Gym

You have a good setup at home, a barbell, plenty of weights, maybe a squat rack and a bench, so why go to the gym? Having setup my home before myself, I found I was able to have the convenience of training in the comfort of my home and save the cost of going to the...

Top 5 Tips to Joining a Gym

Mix it Up! We all know the safe place is the treadmills but mix it up. You will get so much benefit from using all the other bits of gear too. Ask How to use things Most gym owners are dying to get out behind their computer and spend time on the gym floor. If you have...

Supplements, Are They Worth it?

Pre workout, protein powder, BCAA’s, fat burners? Wow, it’s not hard to see why a trip to your local supp shop can blow an easy $300. But the big question is, do they work and how important are they? If we were to look at importance of supplementation for our...

Running on the Treadmill for Fat Loss

Your goal is to lose some weight and get toned. So you chuck on the running shoes, head to the gym, jump on the treadmill hit and run right? Well this can be somewhat true When we look to lose fat we don’t want to think about just loosing weight on the scales. To...

Quality V’s Quantity

People often think more equals better. Is doing 20 push-ups better than doing only 10? Is training 2 hours a day doing multiple classes going to get better results, or can you get more benefit from training with more intensity for only 30 minutes? It is not uncommon...

Prevent Injury When You Return to the Gym

It’s been a long hibernation away from the gym since the lockdown started, but fear not, it shouldn’t be to long now until we area all back in the gym and able to start moving some good weight again. No doubt your excited to get back in, see your mates and start...

How to Get More Results With Less Work

Have you ever heard the saying, less is more? Or, it’s not about the ‘amount’ of something but the ‘quality’ of it. Well the same can be applied to your training. So how do you get the most out of your sessions without spending hours grinding away? This is done in the...

How to Fit Training into a Busy Schedule

Trying to fit your health and fitness into a busy schedule can be tuff. We all have commitments, between work, kids and family life, and even with our best intentions can often easily push aside our own health. However, there is a way to be active and achieve your...

How to Build a Fitness Support Network

Your friends and family form part of your support network. When that support network does not motivate you towards your goals and aspirations it can leave us wandering where to turn. After all, the health benefits from training are substantial and who wouldn’t want to...

Health Benefits From Regular Exercise

It is well documented that regular exercise combats a raft of chronic diseases, but have you ever thought about some of the extra qualities to our life that exercise brings? It helps us in our day to day activities sitting up and down for example, on a chair is very...

Eating Good but Can’t Lose Weight

This is something we hear quite a lot, ‘I eat well, lots of fruit and veg and I have salad’s for dinner but I just cant seem to lose weight’. It’s a great foundation to work off that you’re eating nutritionally dense foods, but more often than not once we’ve have our...

Anxious About Joining the Gym

Rocking up to try out a gym for the first time and worried what will lie behind the doors? You know you want to make a change, but fear is holding you back? this is not an uncommon story and we hear time and time again. So, what are some strategies we can use to help...

Cable Machines and Free Weights

Do you find yourself attracted to the cable machines? finding them easier to use and less confronting than the barbells and other intimidating free weights? You’re definitely not alone here. Its human nature to find ourselves drawn to the easiest route when it comes a...

Are You Returning to the Gym After a Break?

So, you’ve had a break from your normal training and are not sure where or how to start back? We have put together 3 tips to help you get back into the groove and start kicking goals. Getting Started Start with some low intensity sessions for the first one to two...

4 Steps to Healthy Eating

We all know good food is not only the key to a healthier lifestyle but is a vital component to adding to your results in the gym. But, with all the information out there on nutrition and so many opinions to the best way to eat, its easy to become overwhelmed and...

The Importance of Training and Mental Health

The mental health and wellbeing of individuals is super important in todays society. We all have those days where we are not feeling 100%, or days where we just want time to break away and be left alone. Did you know by taking only 30 minutes to do exercise, you can...

Getting Fit, Where to Start

We often find ourselves wanting to make change or a difference to our health and fitness but can be unsure how to start. Like any journey it requires a start and end point, here we have put together some simple guidelines to help you get started. Set your Goals...