Finding The Time

It’s never easy finding the time to exercise, especially when you first start out with something new. Everyone has the same amount of time in a day and everyone finds a way to fill that day with something. Your day and mine won’t look the same but they are the still the same length, give or take the hours that …

How to win the mind game

For as long as I’ve trained, I’ve struggled with getting my mind into the right place, not just make it through but also put in my best effort. I remember as a kid not wanting to go to Rugby practice for no real reason, but putting up a huge fuss about the whole thing. At a young age my parents …

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Member of the Month- Amy Jackson

My name is Amy Jackson and I am from a little South Island town called Timaru. I first saw the New You Challenge in October of last year. I told my friend about it, had the interview with Jane and I didn’t get selected! So I just came on my accord in January of this year! CFWM: What do you …

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Member of the Month- Chris Bailey

I’m Chris Bailey, from Rangiora. I started last year sometime, I was just over going to the gym and doing the same old stuff every day– so I thought I’d come and give it a go. CFWM: What class times do you most often attend? CB:Mornings, 5:30– yeah, get it out of the way! CFWM: Who or what do you …

ReShape Your Plate

We want to focus on whole foods rather than food products. Here are some great ways to do so! Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. This is where you will find all your fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts and seeds. Try to buy as little down the aisles as possible. These foods are loaded with sugar and preservatives …

Treat or Cheat?

Cheat meals can counteract all your hard work during the week. If you want a little treat; have it and move on. Moderation is key! Try to limit your treats to 1x/week. Does eating healthy mean you can never have your favourite things again? Absolutely not! There is a difference in having a slice or eating a whole cake. If …

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The Front Squat

The Front Squat can be really frustrating for some. Flexibility and mobility can end up causing many people issues. We find the problem to be worse with men but lots of women also find it difficult. There are lots of possible reasons why men have a harder time than women do. Men, on the whole, are physically larger in the shoulders, women …

It all starts with food.

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and NO sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstands, pirouettes, flips, splits and holds. Bike, run, …

Drink Up

Water plays many important roles in the body: It is needed for all metabolism processes It keeps cells alive by acting as a transporter for nutrients It regulates body temperature It removes waste products, in particular, the byproducts of fat breakdown It acts as a lubricant for your joints, brain and spinal cord   What are some tips to drink …