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Transformation – Through M&M’s – Mindsets and Motivations

Mindsets and Motivations Although they would be mentioned in the same bracket of psychological frameworks, Mindset and Motivation are two different principles. Adopting one of these principles can make you successful, adopting both of these can make you unstoppable. How do these two principles make a difference in our training lives, our physical achievements, our health? Take a look at your work life, or your family life even. Would you say that you are a doting father, or mother? Would you say that you are successful in business or at work? In my life I have been fortunate enough to…

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Hit the wall

Have you hit the wall? Oh no. It’s the end of January. It’s still dark, it’s so cold, the sky is a perineal gunmetal grey and the clouds leach with damp and rain and sleet and snow. You’re losing the will to live. You cannot be bothered. Waking up on a dark winter morning feels wrong. Your body heaves with the effort, it aches. You feel the drag of exhaustion. To make an effort sits at odds with how you feel. You’d rather be a bear curled up in its cave, hibernating until spring. Does that sound like you?!  Forgotten…

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Social media and its effects on training and results

Training has evolved in recent years as more and more people are beginning to understand basic principles and methodologies. The beauty of training is unlike 2 x 2= 4, the gym, or training environment, for want of a better phrase, offers a platform of paradoxical theorem that is used to achieve a myriad of goals. Hypertrophy, Drop Sets, AMRAP’s, Metcons, HIIT and Eccentric Training; these words can be like some complex mathematical jargon to someone first embarking on their fitness journey, right? With the hundreds, if not thousands, of training systems out there how are we able to figure what…

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Are carbs bad for me?

The short answer: an emphatic no.  There is, however, a lot of misinformation out there and it’s difficult to determine what you should and shouldn’t eat.  Our advice is that your carbohydrate intake depends on you as an individual. Forget the articles on the internet. Forget high protein and low-carb diets. You need to assess how your body reacts to different types of food.  Just like cars need petrol to keep them running. We need carbohydrates to fuel our bodies. It’s clear that when you are training, you have to ensure that you have the energy to work out and still…

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Busting the myth about weights

For our female clients, we get it. You don’t want to bulk up. You don’t want to be a fitness model or possess the guns of a body-builder swathed in baby oil.  Don’t worry. At GF Fitness that’s not our goal either. Our objective is to help you get lean and mean. But that doesn’t mean doing an hour of cardio every time we see you. Because, quite frankly, while that has some benefits for your heart and your endurance, it’s not going to help you get toned and lose body fat.  It’s been proven time and again that an exercise…

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