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How to eat, drink and be merry without gaining weight!

How to eat, drink and be merry without gaining weight! Three shocking facts about us: Optimum Fitness does not recommend abstinence from alcohol Optimum Fitness does not recommend giving up chocolate, sweets and candy Optimum Fitness does not recommend giving up carbohydrate, wheat, gluten or lactose WHAT???  This is shocking!  How on earth (I hear you ask), can we genuinely …

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The ‘fat-burning’ zone

One of the questions clients often ask me is whether they should be working in the ‘fat-burning’ zone in order to lose weight when using cardiovascular equipment such as exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills. The so-called ‘fat burning’ zone is typically defined as a moderate intensity, of between 55 and 70% of an individual’s maximum heart rate (note:  to …

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No Gym No Problem: Great Arm and Chest Exercises for the traveller

There are a number of very effective exercises to tone the arms, chest and back that  require little or no equipment. The resistance training exercises detailed below are ideal for those who: • Are on vacation and do not have access to gym equipment • Wish to exercise in the privacy of their own homes • Want to tone up …

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