New Year fitness tips

The gym is full of people around this time of the year who are trying to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. They come in like a blaze of glory, thinking a year’s worth of inactivity is made up for in an instant. However, some of these people flame out in a week or … Continue reading New Year fitness tips

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How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

Getting started is hard. Whether you’re doing something for the first time or starting up again after a break, taking the first step is difficult. You’ve all been there at some stage, correct?     My first foray into the gym was prompted by personal humiliation. I was skinny and unhealthy adult, and a friend held a … Continue reading How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

19 more reasons why you should get off the couch

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. The same goes for exercise too. Everyone knows exercise is good for their health and waistline but, we’re still getting fatter despite more people joining gyms in record droves. Rise in U.S Gym memberships   So, what gives? I have a few … Continue reading 19 more reasons why you should get off the couch

The real reason you should exercise

I used to smoke weed. I used to drink a lot. I used to pop every pill under the sun. I used to party till dawn, go to bed and then get up do it all over again. And I did all of this after watching my father die of cancer due to his unhealthy … Continue reading The real reason you should exercise

Paint fitness

Yes, you read the title correctly, paint fitness not Planet Fitness. When it comes to paint fitness, purple is not allowed, sorry purple lovers.     I’ve spent the past 5 weeks painting the outside of my house.  It was in bad shape to begin with and it was time for me to put the … Continue reading Paint fitness

Get into the swing

Cardiovascular exercise, otherwise known as punishment for that hamburger you ate last night, is often thought of as slogging on the treadmill while watching episodes of The Price is Right. Sounds like a blast right? Now that strange looking black cannonball thing with a handle at your gym could make your cardio tolerable. Also it … Continue reading Get into the swing

Recovery training

When you hear the word recovery, you probably think of foam rolling, mobility work, fun stuff like bicep curls or just taking the whole week off. Nothing wrong with those things (except curling in the squat rack) but there’s a better way. Let me explain. Lifting uses three types of muscle contractions: concentric, eccentric and … Continue reading Recovery training