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It’s OK to (Stop and) Re-Start a Fitness Routine

I tell returning clients to be realistic. If you take 3 weeks off, you’re going to lose momentum. If you take 3 months off, you’re going to lose some muscle tone, strength, stamina…but the minute you come back to your strength and conditioning routine, you’ve reversed that momentum.

In other words, you’re back on track but the minute you return to training – and with a good coach, you’ll make the most of your return to training.

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Looking for New Ways to Meet Your Goals and Have FUN?

What’s new at Tighten Up? Almost everything! New equipment, technology, trainers…we’re having more fun than ever and so are our clients.  Come see for yourself!  What’s REALLY New at Tighten Up? Really, quite a LOT!  The studio is lighter and brighter and the music is even better than before. It’s a more comfortable, fun, and motivating…

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH SITTING?

These days, the average person sits for 7.7 hours every day! The typical pattern is to jump out of bed, get into the car so that we can sit at our desk at work then jump back in the car and end a full-on day in front of the tv. Our sedentary lifestyles have changed…

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Start Your Successful Fitness Journey Today

Fitness journey

I was recently asked what advice I’d give to someone starting their fitness journey. This couldn’t have come at a better time than when a lot of people are trying to get into shape for the holidays. I ended up with 7 things one can do to start a successful fitness journey. Without wasting any…

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HOW TO EXERCISE TO PREVENT FALLS

As you get older, not only does the risk of having a fall increase, but so do its negative effects. In fact, falls account for about 40% of all injury-related hospitalisations in Australia every year. While you could break a bone or knock your head, having a fall also reduces your confidence making it more…

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MY 6 TIPS TO FIND MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE

Start the new year with a new you! After the holidays are over we are back to our daily routines; work, commitments, and timetables. Gone are the days of endless feasts on minced pies, mulled wine, and delicious roast dinners. What is left is the reality of our scale likely to show a bigger number than before.…

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10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN STARTING YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY

1. Strength Training Should Be Part of EVERY Program While the best program for you will be unique to your goals, every single good program should include some sort of strength training. Building and maintaining lean muscle helps to boost your metabolism, corrects muscular imbalances and creates the strength that’s needed to perform any movement…

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TWO NUTRITION MYTHS EVERYONE NEEDS BUSTED

If you listened to all the advice there is out there about nutrition, you’d probably be convinced that water and air are just about the only things that are actually healthy. But, it’s not meant to be that hard! Whether you think that you currently eat well or are looking to make some dietary changes,…

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