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The team at Elyte Fitness are blogging about the gym, nutrition and health issues…

How To Set Effective Weight Loss Goals

Losing weight is a challenging but rewarding experience. By losing weight, you look and feel better but you do have to make permanent lifestyle changes in order to be successful. One of the best ways to guarantee your success is to set effective weight loss goals and...

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5 Quick & Easy Healthy Recipes

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be hard to find time to cook a hot homemade meal. Most people who lead a hectic lifestyle live on fast foods since this is convenient for them. However, eating too much processed food can lead to health problems like obesity,...

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Spartans View On Sugar

For this weeks blog post we’re actually going to be borrowing and sharing one from Spartan Race with their views on how sugar can affect your body & brain, an interesting read.  ...

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Don’t tell them, show them…

At the time of writing this we have the privilege of having a work shadowing day – basically Year 8 kids coming in to have a look at what a day of work is like. This has inspired me to write a bit of a kids view of exercise. How does what we do, what they SEE us do...

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Omega-3 Benefits and Needs

Omega-3s are an important topic in the nutrition industry. Why Omega-3s are Essential Your body cannot make this type of fat on its own, so must be obtained from food. That’s why we refer to omega-3 fatty acids as essential. These fats are essential for proper nervous...

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5 Simple Tricks For Staying Positive While Losing Weight

Losing weight is the number one health and fitness goal for many people. However, it is not without its setbacks and pitfalls. When you experience an obstacle on your weight loss journey, it is very easy to fall into a negative mindset. The good news is that there are...

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The Subtle Art Of Overeating

One of the most common frustrations when trying to lose weight is seeing it not happen. There are many things that can factor into this, but one that we will tackle today is overeating. We often hear about how well someone is eating but still not seeing any progress,...

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The Unhealthy Healthy?

There is a whole industry out there based on health foods. Creating and marketing foods that are the healthier option for us to lead a better-balanced life and diet – or so it seems. For example, most ‘low-fat’ foods are higher in sugars and carbs and flavourings than...

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The Revenge Of Life

We all know the scenario – if not the exact one then at least something similar You have your week planned. You know what gym sessions you’re going to attend. What classes you’re going to try out and attend. When you’re going to have you down time. Everything all fits...

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It’s not all about the workout…

Believe it or not the work that you put in during the training you do isn’t the only factor to create the results that you’re busting your ass for. A couple of weeks ago we touched on the importance of post training nutrition (click here to read that) and we have...

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Forget the FADs

It’s nearly that summer holiday season With the weather being like it has been recently, the odd bit of sunshine sparkling through I bet you’re thinking beach or sunny holiday – or hopefully there will be some sun wherever you’re going to be ending up. Now the one...

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The work starts after the work is finished…

You might feel that the end of your workout that that is your work done. Reality is though this is where the work really BEGINS, especially for your body. We know that you have been pushing yourself during your training session. That you have given it your all and...

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It’s going to happen at some point, accept it…

It’s going to happen at some point, just accept it. The question is, what are you going to do about it? What is it that’s going to happen? You’re going to fall off the wagon. You’re going to miss a day, you’re going to mess up your plan. Whatever it is that you are...

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How you look at it…

Picture this, you have this wonderful poster sized photo print capturing a wonderful moment that you’ve experienced We’ll wait here a moment while you bring that picture to mind 😊 Now you want to put this picture on display. So, you and others can enjoy it. The first...

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Diet – the way it’s meant to be…

What springs in your mind when you read the word diet? For most people it is things like Misery Dread Hell Suffering Hard Boring Deprivation Annoying Starvation Basically, nothing enjoyable or anything that most people look forward to. Nothing that anyone wants to be...

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Behind the scenes to success

When you see that one fighter step into the ring, That single racer line up on the start line, That speaker or singer stand up on stage, When that one climber reaches the top of Everest, Whatever activity it is where you see this one single person reach the pinnacle...

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No One Talks About This, But It Needs To Be Said…

It’s normally a frowned-on subject to talk about, but here goes…. Depression There, we’ve said it. A word that gets thrown around in some circles but normally is only discussed in quiet whispers, in dark corners through fear of saying out loud brings some kind of...

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The Conditioning Of Your Progress

Years ago, exercise scientists told us to do long, slow cardio in order to burn fat. However, it has since been realised that there was a problem with this. Not in the answer as such but in the question that was initially asked, which was how to burn the most calories...

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Fat Is Your Friend

Fat doesn’t make you fat For a long time eating fat was demonised. Fat was blamed for all sorts of health issues, including heart disease and some types of cancer. As well as being given the honour of being told that eating fat will make you fat. Let’s tackle that...

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Trigger Points

  Headaches, Stiff Neck? Could you have a Trigger Point Problem? Ever wonder what can be done to help headaches, neck stiffness, carpal tunnel like symptoms, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, back pain, sciatica or even shin splints? The majority of my clients have...

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