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What is healthy?

Sep 03, 2018

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What is healthy? As personal trainers we have a lot of people telling us that certain foods are healthy when they describe to us what they have eaten during the day. They do not even wait for our comment or response. They know that they have been good – because a certain food that they have snacked on or substituted is, in their mind, healthier than something else that is ‘unhealthy.’ Take dark c…

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Category: Healthy Eating

Ever heard the phrase ‘just eat real food?’ This is the mantra that we adopt here at the gym. We advise our clients to try and stay away from processed foods and anything out of a packet. Eat as many vegetables as you can, is also something that we tell all clients as they are packed with heaps of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. All of these helps us to function optimally, vitamin A helps k…

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Category: Other

Although we have had a great run of glorious weather this autumn it has, as it inevitably would, gotten colder and the sun will start to become a distant memory! And with that comes the decreased motivation to go to the gym and stay active and on track with eating right and looking after yourself. But the key is to stay focused and on track because then things don’t seem so hard to come back from.…

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Category: Training

What’s the personal in personal training at Chris’ Gym? Each trainer is taken on board through merit, not just qualification. They go through an extensive interview process which includes 2 interviews, a trial and some additional hoops outside of that where we really try to dive in to their psyche and find out what makes them tick! Here we are looking for more than a trainer that knows the differ…

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Glycemic Index

May 31, 2017

Category: Healthy Eating

Glycemic Index   Previously on the Chris’ Gym blog, we discussed the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, and touched on Glycaemic Index (GI).  In this blog post we take a deeper look into what Glycaemic Index is, and why you should be going for low GI over high GI.   As discussed last time, carbohydrates are the body’s preferred and most easily accessed fuel source.  The GI le…

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Category: Healthy Eating

Which Carbs are good for me?   Previously in the Chris’ Gym blog, we established that carbohydrates are your body’s primary fuel source, and they’re an integral part of a healthy diet.  However, not all carbohydrates were created equally.  When considering which carbohydrates to incorporate into your meals, there are three categories a food item could fall into.  Let’s break carbohydrates down i…

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Category: Weight Loss

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The Role Carbohydrates Have on Weight Loss Part 1.   Carbohydrates.  They are without doubt the most scrutinized yet misunderstood macronutrient when it comes to weight loss, and even weight maintenance.  Simply put, Carbohydrates are our bodies’ favorite and most easily utilized energy source, and are essential to a healthy diet, even when programming for fat loss.  So, what kind of relationshi…

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Making time for you...

Feb 07, 2017

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As we enter the second month of the new year it is always time of reflection. We are entering the last month of summer, the schools go back, credit card bills need to be paid, 11 months until Christmas again! And there are always the same questions, why haven’t I lost that Christmas weight yet? Why have I drunk as much in January as I did in December? And whether you make goals or resolutions at t…

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Chris' Gym Retreat

Nov 24, 2016

Category: Other

  At the beginning of November, we took 4 fabulous ladies to Daylesford to embark on our first ever Chris’ Gym retreat. Our aim was to provide a weekend away that allowed people to step away from the norm and recharge their batteries. To get some downtime and more importantly to think about themselves instead of work, grocery shopping or children to name a few things!   While we provided person…

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Why Yin Yoga

Oct 04, 2016

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What is Yin yoga? Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect.  In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues - tendons, ligaments, fascia - are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. So, you will no …

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