Archive for December 2015

New Year fitness for a fabulous 2016

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? It’s going to be a hot topic for the next day or so – if it isn’t already. When it comes to looking ahead to the New Year fitness and health are often listed as top priorities. If you want 2016 to be a year of…

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Make this one a healthy Christmas

Hmmm… a healthy Christmas? Let’s be honest, that does sound something like an oxymoron. But it is possible. And more than possible, it’s important if you want to avoid that dreaded holiday bulge. Healthy Christmas – really? So the big question is: how can you achieve a healthy Christmas? Here are some great ideas that you…

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Boxing benefits are not just for boxers

Unfortunately, the word ‘boxing’ might conjure up some graphic images of gory fighting and bloodshed. We have Hollywood to thank for that. What I’m talking about here is boxing training. It’s not about gratuitous violence. It’s about taking advantage of all those boxing benefits to add another dimension to your fitness routine. Boxing has been…

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Tabata – the fitness craze explained

If you follow this blog then you’ll know that at Tighten Up we’re proponents of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Now, Tabata is a type of HIIT that we also use with our clients. Why? The results are nothing less than fabulous! What exactly is Tabata? Tabata is nothing new. It was developed in the…

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Sugar: is it really an enemy?

Research reveals the dangers of our diets With many lifestyle diseases on the increase, we have a responsibility to take a closer look at our modern diet. Sugary drinks and snacks abound. There are also hidden sugars lurking in just about everything. You just have to read the ingredients labels on food packaging to realise…

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