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Core strength for runners?

Core strength for runners?

Q: Do marathon runners really need to worry about core strength? A: OOOOWEEEEEE YES! Enough said? hahah, kidding! There is absolutely NO movement that won’t benefit from a strong core, the core is the ‘glue’ that holds your entire body together! A strong core leads to...

Soda water, safe?

Soda water, safe?

Q: I don’t take sugar so I avoid cold drinks BUT I do drink soda water, lots of it. How unhealthy is it? Black coffee, water and soda water with green tea after supper are my liquid vices. A: You are going to hate me! Unfortunately, although soda water is considered...

Plateau!

Plateau!

Q: My question is, what is the best way to break a weight loss plateau? I cut out sugar first and then all kinds of processed food and I did lose weight steadily (about 6kgs) which is great because I’m getting very creative with veg now! But now I have plateau...

Circuits vs reps?

Circuits vs reps?

Q: Should I do circuits or just reps at the gym? A: Thank you for a great question! In my ‘world’ or the way I train, and train my clients, there is no either/or but both and everything all smooshed into one! Each mode of training and overload (the paces you put your...

Rest days? Yay or nay?

Rest days? Yay or nay?

Q: Is it really necessary to have rest days between intensive exercise? A: Thanks for a great question! Taking days off from intensive exercise is not essential no but listening to your body is! There are physiological warning signs I will list that you should be very...

Honey

Honey

Q: Is honey something I should use or avoid, especially if I am trying to watch my weight? A: Honey in its completely natural form is INCREDIBLE! Those lil’ powerhouse bees sure know what they are doing. My golden rule is always, ‘if it looks like it does in nature...

Healthy eating habits for kids

Healthy eating habits for kids

Q: My 11 year old is very overweight and not active at all! My doctor has insisted we put our child on a diet and exercise plan but I don’t know where to start! Is there a specific diet we can follow, any advice? A: This is really tricky as you have to tackle this...

Kids and exercise

Kids and exercise

Q: I saw a father and son in the gym today, the son was probably around 7 or 8 and he was doing a few exercises with weights so I was wondering what is the deal with kids and weight training? What is the recommended age for kids to start exercising with weights? A:...

Spot Training Myth

Spot Training Myth

Q: I exercise so hard, 6 days of the week and yet i cant get my stomach flatter and my upper thighs slimmer! What am I doing wrong and what exercises can i add for these areas? A: unfortunately spot training is a complete myth, if you work hard on an area the fat on...

Mmmilk

Mmmilk

Q: I have a question about milk. What’s really ‘better’ regards to soya, rice, almond, low fat, full creams and all the other funny titles. I want to benefit my body and have low impact on the environment when I have milk in my coffee? A: An important question! I...

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