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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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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Superset Workouts

Do you know what a super set workout is? According to our resident fitness guru, Matt Fuller, owner of Fuller Fitness Subiaco, “Super setting combines two types of exercises back to back. They can be the same muscle group or a different muscle group. For example, instead of doing the ‘normal’ three sets of 15 reps, why not try as many reps as you can possibly pump out until failure, then go straight to the next exercise and do the same before having one minute of recovery rest. This type of training is strenuous but very rewarding in terms of fat lose and muscle gain”. In this article, Matt explains the benefits of this type of training and offers his advice on how to keep our physical condition in tip-top-shape this Autumn.

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Welcome to 2016 – Let’s go

Are you ready to kick-start your 2016 training regime? According to HIF fitness expert Matt Fuller, "The longer we leave it, the harder it becomes to shift any unwanted festive weight and regain our physical cardio conditioning”. So with this in mind, we’ve asked Matt to devise a 4 week training plan (which incorporates a mix of cardio, weights, and group classes), which will leave us feeling stronger, toner and more energised. 

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SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run 2016

Perth – have you registered for the annual SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run? If you’ve answered yes, good for you. The team here at HIF are super excited to be participating too, so to help with our preparations we’ve asked our resident fitness expert Matt Fuller for his advice on how to train (and enjoy) the 1km, 3km or 5km courses. In this article Matt has kindly outlined a 3 week training program which caters for all levels of ability, and explains why it’s important to work at your own pace and fitness ability.

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How to Hurdle Fitness Obstacles Like a Pro as a New or Expecting Mum

Do you feel like you have no time for yourself, let alone time to exercise as a new or expecting mum? You're not alone! Which is why we caught up with fitness expert and hard-working, fit mum Claire Chidzey for her advice from her own personal experiences. Claire discussed the many obstacles she faced and the efforts she used to overcome them to get her pre baby body back, here's what she told us...

 
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