Do you think that eating fat will make you fat? If so, you’re not to blame! The media and incorrectly reported research has led us to believe that we are what we eat (read our in-depth article here). However, that thinking’s simply not true! In fact, the right fats are extremely good for you. So…

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That’s it, isn’t it? The golden phrase that we all love to hear: quick and easy. Shed the kilos in less time with less effort? How delightful! Of course, there’s a multi billion dollar weight loss industry that is focused on this little phrase that we all so love to hear. Here is something that you…

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As I’ve mentioned before, the weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, this entails countless weight loss scams. These false fads have only one aim: to take your money. They are not interested in your health, fitness, and overall well-being. Some are just downright dangerous. Telltale signs of weight loss scams You’re…

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Have you ever enviously looked at someone who is fit and toned, and wondered what their secret is? Wondered why it seems to be so easy – effortless even – for some people to keep in shape? Well, perhaps it’s time that we revealed these health secrets. The health secrets that will help you lose…

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After a good workout your body continues to burn calories. You would have experienced it as the buzz you get after an intense workout, when it takes a while for your breathing and heart rate to return to normal. This feel good phenomenon is known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). You might have also…

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Are you desperate to lose weight easily? So many people who exercise regularly and eat healthily still struggle to lose those last few stubborn kilograms. When it comes to that last hurdle, men and women battle to lose weight easily and reach their ultimate goal. What you need to do to lose weight easily Of…

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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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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is not just a fad Sure, HIIT has become a very popular training method. But this is not one of those ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ fitness whims. HIIT workouts have proven to be very successful. As a personal trainer in St Kilda I’ve seen great results when incorporating this into…

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Weight loss is a very real issue for many women. As is getting lean, toned and fit. So I’m always surprised by how many women focus their training exclusively on cardio workouts. Sure, beating it out on the treadmill or attending cardio classes will get you fit. But it won’t get you that body. You simply…

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