Not Seeing Results?

So you’ve started a new fitness program (go you!) but you haven’t quite seen any noticeable results.

There may be a few reasons for that which we will explain here.

  1. You’re not truly engaging your muscles. Each time you work out you want to be able to push yourself further then before. Why not do an extra 2 or 3 reps after your set is finished if you can handle it.
  2. You’re not sleeping enough. A lack of sleep can hurt your metabolism.
  3. You’re on social media during your workout. So at the end you think you have done 45 minutes of training when you’ve really done 30.
  4. You haven’t changed up your workout. As well as adding things to your workout as mentioned above like extra weight or more reps you want to be doing different exercises. The same each week just gets boring and isn’t as effective.
  5. You diet may be lacking. Visit your doctor and see if your body is lacking any essential nutrients or minerals.

If you’re working out right you should be able to see changes in as little as 2 weeks.



Eat Healthier At Work

During lunch hour at the office, many people resort to going to the nearest fast food place for a quick meal. Of course this is convenient, but it’s destroying your fitness goals.

To avoid the disappointment of stepping on the scales and seeing no change, you need to control your diet. What you eat is far more important than that few hours a week spent slogging it out on exercise machines or running.

First, you need to be organised. Without being organised, you will turn to the easiest option – which can sometimes be fast food or sweets.

rice paper rolls

Here’s some healthy lunch options that are easy to put together the night before, or the morning rush:

  • Whole wheat tortillas – filled with hummus and avocado
  • Rice paper rolls: can be filled with vege’s and salad.
  • Whole wheat bread with some almond butter.
  • Low sugar Greek yoghurt with fruit
  • Veggies and hummus dip
  • An apple with some string cheese.

Remember to drink plenty of water – sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger. And it’s super important to stay hydrated. Add some fruit to your water if you feel bored with the plain flavor – we love to add mint, cucumber & lemon!

We hope these tips give you a few snack ideas, and help you stay on track to meet your fitness goals.

– Bryan.

Beat Your Lingering Cold

If you’re still suffering from a lingering cold from Winter then these tips could help!

  1. Add some ginger to your smoothies (Or make a ginger shot!)
  2. Stay hydrated
  3. Rest
  4. Eat foods rich in vitamin C
  5. Take it easy

fresh organic healthy ginger shot juice and root

Our biggest tip would be to take it easy and lay off your hardcore workouts until you’re felling 100%.

Remember to see your doctor is you’re worried about your symptoms persisting.



Spring Back Into Fitness

Woman running in spring concept

Being the second day of Spring it’s time to get our bodies back into some good habits.

The weather is starting to warm up which means we can get ourselves out of bed for some early morning workouts.

You have to remember not to push your body too hard (especially if during the colder months you were a bit of a couch potato).

Ease into your training program. Start off by taking short walks every other day and stretching. Once you have done that for a couple weeks your body will be ready for some harder workouts.

If you’re still lacking the motivation to get fit after the Winter months, pop in store and we can help you pick a regime that excites you and gives you the results you need.



Taekwondo – Kid Style

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again!

This is really very cute.