Health, Fitness, Nutrition

Are standing desks worthwhile?

As The Studio Trainer, I don't need to look far to realize that 'sitting is bad for your health'. While some say 'sitting is the new smoking', I hesitate to support this slogan with complete vigour. So many workers are asking- 'Are standing-desks worthwhile?'. I DO...

LOVING HEAVY METAL

What would you rather? To be able to fit into the skinny jeans on your top shelf or to be able to be able to carry ALL the groceries into the house at the same time? To rock a pair of board shorts sans beer gut or recreate 007 sauntering out of the...

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Appropriately, as the Rio Olympic Games begin, I watched 'Eddie the Eagle' (well, Hugh Jackman was the drawcard for me) last night. It's a gorgeous movie and brought to mind a character trait I hope my children learn and develop. As they go through auditions this...

How to stay motivated in training

Wouldn't exercise -or indeed LIFE be easy if we had constant and easily accessible motivation? What if we could sprinkle motivation on our oats each morning or drink a bright-coloured-fancy-packaged bottle of it before each workout? We would all be our favourite...

HOW TO MAKE EXERCISE ROUTINE TIP #5

BIRDS OF A FEATHER..... As much as we like to think of ourselves as unique individuals, able to make our own decisions, able to resist the influence of others, it turns out that we are actually very similar to our friends, neighbors, family members, co-workers, and...

HOW TO MAKE EXERCISE ROUTINE TIP #4

RECORD YOUR EFFORTS, REAP THE REWARDS I might be 'old school' in a few ways but when it comes to recording your efforts and achievements I say- use some or all of the technology available. Just make sure someone sees how well you are doing! Be it in the kitchen or...

HOW TO MAKE EXERCISE ROUTINE-Tip#3

So you've set your bar realistically low, you've decided what activity will be fun and you will therefore stick with it. What now? 3 BE PREPARED Yep! I learnt it with triplets plus one and it STILL holds true for making exercise part of your routine. Where I used...

5 TIPS TO MAKE EXERCISE ROUTINE- Tip #2

Having established a realistic expectation of yourself and your abilities, and armed with the belief that if a session gets missed you can still KEEP GOING, you now need to choose activities that will help you to succeed.  2 MAKE IT FUN I get asked a lot about how...

5 TIPS TO MAKE EXERCISE ROUTINE

So I've talked about my trials and tribulations of raising triplets (plus one- CAN'T forget the 'one'!) and how the secret to my sanity is ROUTINE. Now to relate this to exercise. Clearly not everyone is obsessed with fitness and exercise like me. We are ALL busy....

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROUTINE…..

    Now that my triplets are ten and my son is nine, the most common question I get asked is not “were they natural?”  It has become “ how did you cope?”   I’m about to unleash the secret! Are you ready? Are you sitting down? The way I coped with...

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