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After over 22 years of personal training in New York City, you end up with a ton of information to give out – some of it is absolute, training gold; some of it, a series of mistakes to avoid. Having...
1. Too Much Emphasis on Aerobic Activities and Not Enough on Strength Training You have probably seen 20 men surrounding a chest press machine and rolled your eyes, why are they spending all of their time on the resistance machines...
Losing weight is essentially about energy balance, if you want to drop some body fat then you are going to have to burn more calories than you consume for a prolonged period of time. While exercise is very important...
For most people, January 1 starts with a hangover and a promise, “This year I am going to lose all the excess weight that I’ve put on” they say, while searching for the paracetamol. “I’m going on a diet”. Those five...
When it comes to getting you knocked into shape, regardless of age, the time you have to commit, budget and location, New York-based Joe Dowdell is your man. The one-time trainer to Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Britney Spears and Anne...
Exercise forms a valuable part of how we can achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. But staying motivated is easier said than done. No one knows that more than Cairns psychologist Dr Katie Richard, 45, whose weight ballooned to...
For years the generations before us grew up believing that the ravages of time and ageing were inexorable. You simply slowed down as the birthdays ticked past 50, started watching more afternoon TV game shows and accepted that your most...
Most of us by now have heard about the benefits of pumping iron combined with a healthier protein-fuelled diet. But here’s some motivating news for those of us struggling to get reacquainted with those dumbbells gathering dust in the spare...
If you passed her in the street you’d be excused for walking right by Johanna Quaas without a second look. Although nimble on her feet, she looks a lot like any other gran with her poof of grey hair and...
So, you thought your hula hooping days were behind you? Try telling that to Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Kelly Osbourne and model Kelly Brook, just to name a few of the celebrities embracing this must-have fitness tool for all ages. It’s great...