Fitness

In need or some advice or motivation to get your body moving? We've got you covered. Professional fitness coaches Matt Fuller of Fuller Fitness and Claire Chidgzey of LaFit Studio are to here to help, providing weekly articles full of fitness information, exercise tips and more.

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How to Motivate Yourself Towards Your Goals

Have you ever found yourself setting your ideal fitness goals but not actually mustering up the motivation to follow them through? Don't worry you're not alone, this is something our resident fitness expert Matt Fuller has seen many times, according to Matt "Self-belief is power. Believe you can make a positive change and that way you will stay focussed and be on-track to succeed. Keeping your goals and working towards your results takes discipline, mental strength and a touch of arrogance. First work out your plan and leave the desired result out for the moment." In this article, Matt provides his advice on how to create a plan to motivate yourself and the benefits you can gain. 

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Goal Setting Plan for Motivation

Are you struggling to find some motivation after the holidays? Don't worry you're not alone, in today’s society we all lead very busy lives and that’s why goal setting is as important as exercise itself. According to health and fitness professional Matt Fuller, "The benefit of setting short term health and fitness goals will enable you to build a platform to reach your long term goals. When it comes to physical activity, goal setting is vitally important to keep yourself disciplined and consistent with your training." In this post, Matt offers his advice on how to get organised and set realistic goals that will lead to long term benefits.

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Has the Boot Been Put Into Boot Camps?

Are boot camps now an exercise fad? According to HIF fitness blogger Matt Fuller, "My own view and opinion of boot camps is that a bigger brother has stepped in and taken over. By this I mean CrossFit - this sport and style of training has taken training  to a whole new level with its hard, intimidating and aggressive style of training. What we need to remember though is that fitness (and fads) will always evolve, but that doesn’t mean we should ever be discouraged." In this article, Matt explains the importance of confidence and focusing only on your own needs, wants and goals.

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Are you using your muscles or momentum when you work out?

Did you know that using momentum during strength training can be counterproductive? According to our resident fitness guru, Claire, owner of LAFIT Studio, "Using momentum reduces tension on the muscles, reducing the effectiveness of the exercise and increasing your risk of injury." In this article, Claire discusses some simple principles on how to maximise our workouts. 

 

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Spinal Health

Do you live a sedentary lifestyle? If you’ve answered yes, it may be time to think about your overall health and well-being. According to Matt, owner of Fuller Fitness, “An inactive lifestyle can lead to many problems including back pain, poor flexibility, decreased mobility, joint pain, stiffness and poor cardiovascular function.” The good news, however, is that there are many forms of exercise which can help to keep our spines stronger in the years to come. In this article, Matt offers his advice on the training programs we can implement, and also explains the importance of good technique and form.

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Benefits That Actually Benefit

The topic of health insurance has been debated heavily in the media in recent months, and while most people understand the importance of Private Hospital Cover, the benefits of Extras Cover are sometimes less obvious. With this mind we asked Matt for his advice on the benefits of Extras Cover when it comes to fitness training and recovery. Here’s what he told us...   

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