THE IMPORTANCE OF CARDIO VASCULAR TRAINING

It seems to be the latest trend for some PTs to tell their clients not to do CV, telling them it’s “no good” and that it will “burn muscle”! If you are following the latest trend of doing set after set of heavy deadlifts, squats and other big compound exercises without any CV, you are…

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UNDERSTANDING CHOLESTEROL & VITAMIN D

  We’ve all heard about cholesterol being bad for us so what exactly is it and why do we have it at all if it’s truly bad? Cholesterol is required for our bodies to produce hormones such as testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone, cortisol and aldosterone, all of which are essential for our bodies to function properly.…

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THE REAL REASON ALCOHOL MAKES US FAT!

  With the “Silly Season” upon us it’s the time when most of us start to over-indulge with both food and alcohol. It is a well-documented fact that alcohol contributes to weight-gain so figure-conscious party-goers often decide what to drink based on its calorific value. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram – almost twice what…

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FAT TESTING AND A COMMON SCAM

We at Fitability are keen to bring you insider info on a commonly used scam in the fitness industry. Have you ever had a skin fold measurement taken using callipers? This is very often used by fitness professionals to assess a client’s body fat percentage, but although it can be quite useful when used ethically…

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How To Find a Good Personal Trainer

The fitness industry has exploded in the last 10 years and although it is fantastic that more and more people are getting fit and paying attention to their health, this boom does unfortunately have it’s darker sides. In a world full of opportunists this market attracts a lot of frauds trying to cash in and…

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Black Coffee Pre-Workout Improves Focus & Strength

In case you didn’t catch our article in The Wharf newspaper, we are now offering our clients pre-workout espresso shots to give them that extra va-va-voom! This is going down a storm especially with our bleary-eyed early bird clients arriving at 5am! Caffeine is a great substance when exercising as it promotes fat burning, provides…

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