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How and Why Fitness Should Be Life Changing and Life Saving

At Citywide Fitness we have a big focus on moving better so we can move more This is important for the now BUT it’s literally a case of life and death as we get older. During a training course a few years back I was told about the importance of thoracic mobility. Basically the ability…

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Practical Nutrition Strategies For Christmas and the New Year

With Christmas just around the corner lets have a look at some nutrition strategies to help you stay lean. Specifically lets look at some strategies when it comes to eating and drinking at social events over the next month or so. These strategies can be used all year too and are a handy addition to your…

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What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

‘The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.’  – Bill Phillips In our last article we looked at setting a SMART goal. This was identified as one that allows us to put a plan in place to achieve the outcome, while allowing us to easily measure our progress…

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A SMARTer Way to Think About Your Goals

If we don’t have something to strive for in our daily lives and something to give us focus we are likely to achieve nothing while guaranteeing that we will lose at least one thing…….time. Time waits for no one and it is easy to lose days, weeks, months even wishing for something to change in…

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Tim’s Journey to Health – Week Eight

Tim’s been with us for eight weeks now, and we’ve started to see another side of him. He’s adapted to the training by making it part of his weekly routine and he is moving so much better than when he started with us. He is even getting a little cheeky. Eight weeks closer to achieving his goal…

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Be Open To Life’s Opportunities

I was presented with the usual hotel gym set up when on a family holiday recently. Treadmills, rower, a cable machine and a bench press (minus a bar or any weights), which made my usual lifting routine tough to replicate. I took the opportunity to change my routine up and I did some conditioning on…

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All About Protein

When a client tells us they want to lose weight, the first thing we look at it, is nutrition. Making adjustments to your diet will put you on the fast track to losing those unwanted kilos. Controlling how much you put in your mouth is always more important than the number of kilometers you run or…

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Five Ways To Lose The Winter Weight Gain

All to often we hear something along the lines of “This time last year I was in great shape, but over the winter months I’ve let things slide. I can’t zip up my favourite jeans and need help NOW!” 1. Don’t Lose Your Mind or Beat Yourself Up Over It. These things happen and it’ll…

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Tim’s Journey to Health – Week One

  The ultimate goal of Citywide Fitness is to change people’s lives, while having some fun along the way. Many people put up different roadblocks, or reasons why they can’t join a Gym, or take that first step towards changing their own life. It may be time, financial or a genuine fear of what it…

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Five Rules For Weight Loss

1. FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU, BUT ONE RULE STILL APPLIES ‘Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it only changes forms’ Your body is an almost impossibly clever machine. One of it’s best tricks is to be able to convert one kind of energy like food or fat stores to another kind – movement.…

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