How do you get a ten-year-old and a sixty-nine year-old to work out together and still have fun?
What about adding a teenager, a couple of almost middle-aged folk and a sixty-six year-old lady?
We did over the holidays as our family from Australia visited us in L.A. Not shy of a good feed, especially when my [...]
A question I get asked a lot is, “How much exercise should I be doing?”. It’s an interesting question and one that’s not easily answered because it depends on what a person is trying to achieve by exercising.
Why Goals Are So Important
Some people want to maintain a state of health, some want to lose [...]
Want to get lean, ripped, strong and fit?
This one’s “Insane”!
Gofitnow’s pumped-up version of the “Spartacus Workout” featured in Men’s Health.
This is a tough workout and one that will bump up your cardiovascular fitness, strip fat and increase strength all in one hit.
Be warned, it’s very intense and not for beginners. You should always see your [...]
What is the biggest barrier to getting fit and how can you overcome it?
Probably the best way to overcome any barrier is to, firstly, know what it is. If you know what you’re dealing with you can plan ahead on how you will deal with it when it comes your way.
Getting into shape can [...]
Here’s a core workout – no equipment needed.
Before starting your workout, you should warm up for at least 10 minutes.
There are two ways to do the exercises that are coming up: you can time them and hold or you can do repetitions.
First we’ll do a series of planks.
The easiest plank to start off with is [...]
Here’s some food for thought. I was reading over the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for consumption of carbohydrate, protein and fat and was surprised to learn they really push the consumption of carbohydrates over other nutrients for athletic performance and general good health. The ratios are: carbohydrates 55 to 65% of daily food [...]
Posture is defined as skeletal and muscular balance of the body that allows it to move in certain ways and stay in certain positions without causing it injury. It has been found that misaligned skeletal framework of a body (most importantly the spine) can cause a multitude of health problems. The largest of these problems [...]
Did you know… “Too much sitting is hazardous to your health?” There is a relatively new science called “inactive physiology” where the effects of sedentary behavior are investigated and analyzed to find out what, if anything, happens to our bodies when we sit too much. It turns out quite a lot happens (and, if you [...]
It’s pretty common knowledge that exercise is a necessary part of a healthy life. By exercise is meant anything that puts the body to work in some way, from walking and yoga to more strenuous activities like running, weights training or racquet ball. Exercise keeps your heart and lungs healthy, improves bone and muscle strength [...]
There are many reasons why people hire trainers. The following are a few of the more common reasons I have seen.
1. To get professional guidance
2. To get faster results or break through a plateau
3. To learn how to do exercises correctly and safely
4. To be held accountable or get help with discipline
Most common goals people [...]