Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Simple Guide To Fat Loss For New Mums

July 29th, 2015 (No Comments)

The initial few weeks and months after having a baby are some of the most intense a woman can experience. You can experience all sorts of emotions from terror to sheer joy, and the surreal experience of trying to make your peace with a totally new body. Don’t forget a severe lack of sleep. There […]

The Ultimate Guide To Looking & Feeling Your Best

July 23rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Quick-fix/get-shredded in 10 minutes diets… Fast food and processed junk food everywhere you look… Super hardcore fitspo… The rise in popularity of aiming for perfection… Ridiculous cleanses and detoxes… Sedentary living…   With all these fad diets, pressures to conform and temptations everywhere, it sure makes it hard to figure out how to finally look and feel […]

Top 5 Tricks To Handle Feeders

July 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

“Have some! Just a little bit. C’mon. Loosen up! A few bites won’t hurt!” I am sure that these are words you have heard many a time from a selection of people from your work colleagues to your partner. I often call these people “Feeders.” They might be great people who sincerely care about you […]

The Ultimate Fat-Burning Exercises

July 9th, 2015 (No Comments)

When it comes to exercising and fat loss, we all would prefer to get maximum results in the shortest amount of time possible. So it boggles my mind sometimes when I see people spending loads of time in the gym on single muscle isolation exercises like biceps curls and triceps kickbacks when they could be […]

What’s The Secret To Getting That Bod?

July 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

You lose some weight     You put it back on     You lose some weight   You put it back on (more than last time though) The cycle goes on and we see it all the  time when ladies comes and enquire with us.  Diet after diet.    Who do you believe?   […]

Burpees – Love Hate Relationship but WHY?

July 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

  Where Did Burpees Come From?   We all LOVE to HATE Burpees, right? Love them or hate them, here is a bit of info about how they came about.   OK, so with most gym exercises, the clue is usually in the name. Sit-ups…. shoulder press…. bicep curls…., the name of the exercise kind of tells you what you should be doing.  So where on earth did the name ‘burpee’ come from?   The exercise’s namesake was Royal Huddleston Burpee, a 1930s physiologist from New York.  However, he is not entirely to blame for the movement as we know it today. Royal H. Burpee invented a much  milder version of the exercise, intending it to be done just 4 times in a row as part of a fitness test. At a time when exercise science was mostly concerned with measuring the fitness of already fit people,  Burpee wanted a simple way to assess the fitnessof anyone  (starting with the new members of the YMCA in the Bronx, where he worked).   The original exercise was simple: 1. Squat down and place both hands on the floor in front of you 2. Jump feet back into plank position 3. Jump feet forward 4. Return to standing   The military adopted the burpee in 1942 as part of its fitness test for enlisting soldiers during World War II.  As part of the overall test, soldiers were required to perform burpees for 20 seconds straight.  By 1946, prospective soldiers had to undertake 1 minute of burpees – 41 burpees in that time was considered excellent, while fewer than 27 was considered poor! How many can you do in 1 minute?   The burpee has since evolved into a 6-movement bodyweight exercise: 1. Bend over or squat down and place both hands on the floor in front of you, just outside of your feet 2. Jump both feet back into plank position 3. Drop to a push-up – your chest should touch the floor 4. Push or snake up to return to plank position 5. Jump feet back in toward hands 6. Explosively jump up into the air, reaching arms straight overhead   A single burpee demands that your entire body works to perform the six movements in a row,  including 3 separate jumps that take you from vertical to horizontal and back to vertical. Burpee never intended his 4-count move to be used as a way to get in shape, but the exercise  has become renown thanks to the popularity of high-intensity strength and conditioning programs like CrossFit and boot camps. Hard-core variations include burpee box jumps, dumbbell burpees, and the burpee pull-up (ouch)!  Chloe (I really love burpees by the way) Reference: ‘Where Do Burpees Come From?’ Tamarkin, S. (2014)

How To Keep Perfect Nutrition As Part Of A Family

July 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

Eating well is a very simple concept, when you think about it. The main idea is to focus your diet around whole, unprocessed and single ingredient foods for the vast majority of the time, try to include as many colours as you can in each meal from fresh vegetables and fruits, and eat a good […]