How to improve muscle tone and strength

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Lots of people struggle with muscle tone and strength, especially as they get older and muscles lose that elasticity to stay in shape. If we look at firstly strengthening a muscle it is important to know that muscles are made of millions of fibres that slide and work together to contract. How many fibres are actually engaged and working in … Read More

Running isn’t everything!

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Running isn’t everything! When people think fitness program they immediately think painful exercise that usually involves push-ups, burpees and running. All of which can be very daunting and scary. I’ve had lots of conversations with people about their health and fitness. One of the first things they say is “I want to be fit but I hate running”. I’m always … Read More

How to keep your New Years Resolutions alive and kicking!

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  I must admit I’m a tad boring these days with New Year celebrations. Instead of staying up late, laughing and celebrating with friends, my husband and I really live life on the edge and swap sides of the bed each NY eve. Serious party animals!!! Regardless of this very steady NY eve, I really do get seriously excited about … Read More

Tackling Exercise

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So much to do so little time! Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed by your job lists and where to start that you feel paralysed and end up doing nothing? This feeling applies to life, but also our health and fitness. With so much choice, so many opinions, quick fixes, big goals, diets etc.. we can easily feel overwhelmed … Read More

SPRING – TIME TO COME OUT OF THE CAVE!

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Is it the fear of exposing our lily white legs and squeezing into our togs that get us moving in Spring or is there something bigger at play? I’m always totally weirded out by how much I start cleaning when that first day of spring hits. It’s so bizarre!! I spend every other day staring at drawers, cupboards, and windows … Read More

Whoops, I Forgot to Commit

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  Joy McClymont is a fitness trainer at Joy’s Fitness Hub and owner at Off the Track training. She took out her time to talk our team about how life events can affect commitments and defined a plan to prevent that from happening We all have targets and to achieve them we need to see several commitments through. These commitments … Read More

My biggest mistakes taught me everything

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Do you remember what it was like when you were younger and how physical activity was just something you did. You may have had a fire in your belly and a desire to push hard, to try, to keep up, score that goal, win that race, get picked in that team. As we grow up our fire and desire about … Read More

3 Reasons Why I Love Exercise

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I want to tell you today, three reasons why I exercise, which I am hoping sparks a little bit of interest in exercise for you. #1 is that exercise makes me happy!  If I’m cranky or if I’m in a bad mood, I’m only one huff and puff session away from putting a smile on my dial which is is … Read More

Don’t ignore your pelvic floor!

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If you’re a woman who has had a baby or two, then you would have no doubt heard all about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong and active.  Why?  Because wetting your knickers when you cough, sneeze, run, jump, lift or push, is not NORMAL!  This issue of LBL (light bladder leakage, or heavy in some circumstances) … Read More

How to stop the yo-yo diet and exercise effect!

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Low fat, no fat, small dinners, smoothies, juices, strength, HIIT, triathlons, home workouts, gym membership, high protein, carbs after 5, 1 starving day per week, meditation, yoga…… OMG the choices in how we eat and exercise are endless! Unfortunately so is the yo-yo effect of adopting an eating and exercise regime that you can’t maintain and leaves you bouncing from … Read More

Striving for a quality life

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“Sorry Joy but you’re bone density is below the benchmark.” “WTF, are you telling me that after 20 odd years of flogging myself around a court, field, track, pool and road, that it has amounted to lower than average bone density, with a high possibility of osteoporosis.” I didn’t say this but I was thinking it! The joys of hindsight! … Read More

The Bikini Body Bluff

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Bloody bikinis! Who would have thought they’d be associated with physical fitness and overall health. Let’s not forget they are only about 50cm of material! If only it was tracksuits!! Then we’d have the 6 week Tracksuit Body Program which would be totally achievable for a lot more people. The bikini body image, in my opinion, has done more damage … Read More

PRESSURE AND RELEASE

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If you have anything to do with managing animals then you’ll no doubt be very familiar with Low Stress Stock Handling and the concept of pressure and release. Yes, get ready because I’m going to relate it to how we manage the people around us and especially coach them to creating sustainable change.   As a mother, business partner and Fitness … Read More