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I'm talking about ... good vibrations
Imagine a world where you didnít have to spend hours at the gym in order to achieve your fitness goals.  Imagine being able to gain those strength, endurance and fitness goals in just 10-15 minutes a day. 
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Exercise Database
Looking for new exercises or stretches to add to your routine?  Perhaps you are unsure of how to perform some of your exercises properly. 
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I don't have time to train
I don't have time to train.  I have heard it all before...  I would like to lose 10kg, I would like to increase my strength or muscle size, I would just like to have more energy. 
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Programme Database
Are you after a programme to get in shape?  Find an online programme to help you get in shape!
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In it for the long haul
Holiday season.  Late nights, early mornings, no breakfast, big brunch, barbeque dinner, extra helping of alcohol, chocolate and sweets with every meal! 

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Muscle Database
Do you wish to learn a bit more about the muscles that you are training.  Find out further details on your body.
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Don't go hungry
"I have been on a diet since the age of 19, which basically means that I have been hungry for the last 15 years..."  Julia Roberts (Notting Hill). 
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Detraining.  How quickly do you lose fitness.
Achieving fantastic fitness gains has got to be one of the most satisfying things in the world today.  Watching your own body tone up, your endurance capacity increase, having more energy day to day...
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Lift Some iron
Are you constantly batting below your average?  Are below par performances in the gym or on the training ground getting you down?  You are putting in the hard work but you just can't seem to keep up with the pace.
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Christmas... Minimise the damage
There are 3 certainties in life - death, taxes and overindulgence at Christmas.  The key to Christmas this year is to MINIMISE the damage. 

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Back to basics
Is just getting out of bed in the morning becoming a painful and stressful experience?  Do you dread going to work due to the dull and nagging pain in your lower back?  Is back ache preventing you from leading the active life that you desire? 
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The Low GI Diet
Are you tired of all that calorie counting, cutting out foods from your diet, feeling hungry all the time?  Do you long for a natural and balanced way of eating that will leave you satisfied and satiated after your meal. 
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Time For intervals
The majority of people who exercise spend their workout time performing continuous training.  Continuous training means performing an exercise where the intensity remains reasonably constant throughout.
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Fancy a foot rub?
Are you suffering from lack of sleep, muscular aches and pains, stress, is it that time of the month, or perhaps you have hay fever or eczema?  The best treatment for your condition could
simply
be a foot rub!
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Increase your time under tension
Are you short of time when it comes to completing your workout? Are you perhaps struggling to achieve the weight loss or toning goals that you so desire?  Is it time to increase your time under tension?
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What causes your muscles to fatigue
You are just 40 minutes into your regular gym session, steadily training away on the cross trainer.  Normally you love the cross trainer, you could go for hours on this machine Ö well perhaps one hour. 
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Optimise Your Recovery
No matter how hard you train, whether you are an elite athlete, club sportsman or simply someone concerned about general health and fitness, you will not gain the optimal benefit from your training without adequate recovery.
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Revolution or Revolting
Gyms.co.nz analyses the low carb / high protein Atkins Diet - is it a revolution or simply revolting.  Also - check out the latest fitness craze spreading throughout the world - Pilates... will it last?
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Feeling Hot Hot Hot!
Surround yourself in Sweat!  The Gyms.co.nz commentator investigates Bikram's Yoga, also known to many as HOT YOGA. 
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To Stretch or not to stretch...
Unfortunately we are not too sure about the answer at this point it seems.  To date research on the benefits of stretching contains limitations, and evidence to say the least is conflicting.
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Eat Smart Lose Weight
Dieting.  The never ending quest to lose weight.  Thousands of people have tried one as they look to shed a few unwanted kilos.  However, the majority of dieters are unsuccessful in maintaining weight loss for a prolonged period of time.  Why?
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Free Weight or Machine Weights
Deciding what type of weights to use can sometimes be very confusing, especially for those of us that are new to the concept of resistance training.  Should I use levers, cables, barbells or even dumbbells to train a given muscle?
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A Gold Medal Chance
As I fly to Athens to catch the last few days of the Olympics I am excited about the prospect of viewing exceptional athletes producing world beating performances.
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