How much rest do you need between workouts?

Andrew KobylarzFitness TrainingLeave a Comment

Muscles are made in the gym, right? In order to burn fat and build muscle, you need to be working out hard and often.  That means showing up to the gym a lot, lifting lots of weight, and a whole lot of reps. Muscles actually aren’t made in the gym; they’re broken down in the gym. Muscles are made in … Read More

Does Gua Sha help reduce wrinkles?

Wayne BloemhofTCM8 Comments

Gua sha has remained popular in the East over many centuries – and for very good reasons. Besides the benefits to the body, which include relieving congestion, reducing pain, and getting rid of toxins, the technique is also often used as a “natural face-lift.” Since ancient times Asian women have used it to effectively fight the signs of ageing. Dr. … Read More

Does Gua Sha Hurt and Is It Dangerous?

Wayne BloemhofTCM2 Comments

Gua sha is a traditional healing technique that originated in the Far East. It has a long history, and it is still very popular in Asia, where millions of ordinary people use it to relieve congestion and muscle pain, but it is still not very well-known in the West. Because people don’t know much about it, there are a lot … Read More

CrossFit: It’s Not the Workouts That Get You Fit

Andrew KobylarzFitness TrainingLeave a Comment

In order to get in shape, we need a good workout. So it’s no surprise that when you think of a good workout, high intensity interval training (HIIT) comes to mind. Studies point to HIIT as a great way to lose fat, build muscle, and develop overall fitness. It’s also immensely popular because of Reebok endorsements and the CrossFit Games. … Read More

A Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Bryn LewisNutritionLeave a Comment

If leanness in combination with increased strength gains is something that sounds appealing to you, then consider intermittent fasting (IF). This is an alternative approach that you can use instead of the conventional 5 or 6 small meals per day that most people tend to recommend. Not only can you skip breakfast, but your body will not start to cannibalize its own … Read More

Why Women Should Lift Weights: 5 Myths Busted

Hin LaiFitness Training8 Comments

As someone who is heavily involved in the fitness industry, friends and family always come to me asking for gym advice – whether it’s to lose weight or change the way parts of their body look. My suggestion to them always involves some sort of weight lifting component which always scares the females off. Speaking to my personal trainer friends, they … Read More

What is Insulin and It’s Connection to Fat Storage

Steve TheunissenNutritionLeave a Comment

Insulin is one of those words that everybody’s heard of, but many can’t actually explain. Asked what it is and why it’s important, they shuffle their feet and uncomfortably shrug their shoulders. For those people concerned with controlling their body fat levels (and who isn’t?) that creates a problem. Insulin, you see, has a critical part to play in determining … Read More

What is Cortisol and it’s Link to Fat Loss

Hin LaiLifestyleLeave a Comment

Cortisol is a hormone that is induced by stress. It is commonly known as the fight-or-flight hormone which is triggered when your body perceives to be in immediate danger. For example, if you were walking around town and a bear appeared in front of you, your cortisol levels would immediately skyrocket. Cortisol is a very natural hormone response in our … Read More

What is EPOC and How it Accelerates Fat Burning

Patrick DaleFitness Training1 Comment

EPOC sounds like it should be some kind of backed-by-science sports supplement or maybe a secret government law enforcement agency but, in reality, it’s one of the keys to fast and efficient fat loss. To lose fat, you need to create a calorific deficit which basically means you have to eat less, exercise more or do a little of both. … Read More