Essential stretches for mid-life exercisers


If you're like me (and many of my clients), you're often so tired (or pressed for time) by the time your workout's over that you bypass the stretching corner of the gym in your rush to reach the shower (and get on with your … {keep reading...}

Lifting weights to failure | why you don’t need to


In the strength training world, 'failure' is often seen as a good thing. It means that you've pushed your body to the point of being unable to perform even one more repetition and is based on the idea that muscle fibres must be broken down in … {keep reading...}

Introducing Fit Chick Knits | a companion blog

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I've written before about my love of knitting. How it's the 'yin' to my exercise 'yang'. How it's taught me many lessons that apply directly to fitness. How it gives this non-runner a 'runner's high'. And how I need both in my life to … {keep reading...}

Five reasons to keep a fitness journal

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Many people who've successfully lost weight and kept it off swear by a food journal. The act of recording what they eat helps them to be mindful, pay attention to the choices they're making and understand why they've dropped (or gained) a couple of … {keep reading...}

Online fitness communities provide support, motivation and accountability

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Birds of a feather flock together. We humans love to hang around with other humans. Many of our waking hours are spent in the company of others. And, no surprise here, the people we spend the most time with have the biggest effect on our … {keep reading...}

Kettlebell training for beginners


Let me start with a Disclaimer :) Although I am a certified Personal Trainer, I am not certified in Kettlebell training. This is important to RKC Kettlebell trainers, but probably not to most people who are simply interested in incorporating … {keep reading...}

Making online workouts your own

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If you're into fitness (raises hand) and spend a lot of time online (guilty again), your news feed is probably bombarded with YouTube exercise videos and 'Pinnable' workouts (I know mine is and hopefully, some of the workouts in your news feed are … {keep reading...}

Deloading | what is it and how might it benefit your training?

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Body builders do it. So do long distance runners, cyclists and professional athletes of all kinds. Even weekend warriors and recreational athletes can benefit from it. Deloading: what is it? Deloading is simply a planned period of recovery from … {keep reading...}

What I read on my summer vacation | fitness book reviews

Disclaimer: Ulysses Press sent me a free copy of Special Forces Fitness Training to review here. No other compensation was provided, and as always, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are all mine. Way back at the beginning of the summer I … {keep reading...}