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A-Z of Herbs & Spices. D is for Dandelion & Dill

Today’s herb / plant is Dandelion  

Dandelion are a family of flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world.

Taraxacum officinale is the most common species, a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

You may be most familiar with dandelion as a stubborn weed that never seems to leave your lawn or garden.

However, in traditional herbal medicine practices, […]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices, C is for Coriander & Cardamom

Herbs & Spices from Krissy Billiczky our resident food searcher
Today’s herb is Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery.

Coriander is generally thought to be native to the Mediterranean and parts of southwestern Europe. Experts believe its use dates back to at least 5,000 B.C. […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices C is for Celery and Cinnamon

From our resident food explorer Krissy Billiczky
Celery originated in Mediterranean regions and the Middle East. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans grew this vegetable as an aromatic and medicinal plant.

It’s claimed medicinal purposes were probably attributable to its volatile oils, contained in all portions, but mostly the seed. During ancient times Ayurvedic physicians used celery seed to […]

By |April 1st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices. B is for Basil & Bayleaf.

Today’s herb is Basil
from our lovely Krissy B, our resident food explorer
Basil is a flavourful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa.

It’s a member of the mint family, and many different varieties exist.

The many varied species of basil include sweet basil, lemon basil, Italian or curly basil, holy basil, Thai basil and lettuce-leaf […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A – Z of Herbs & Spices – Ashwagandha & Anise

Today’s herb is Ashwagandha
Ancient medicinal herb classified as an adaptogen which simply means it can help your body manage stress.

One of the most important herbs in Ayurveda and often referred to as Indian ginseng or winter cherry.

Although scientific research is limited, but ashwagandha can carry the following benefits:

can reduce blood sugar levels
might have […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

When Soft Values Drive Hard Results

LIFEHACK article by Greg Sellar

From the boardroom to the gym, awareness of your thinking, speaking and actions can be the difference between failure and success.

Being aware and knowing where you lie in space is one of the fundamental priorities for anyone wanting success – it isn’t a magic bullet, but it is the first step. […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Lifestyle|

Cardio Resistance Workout

Workout by Glenn Cranham

This is a touch workout for the Hypertrophy/performance stage Mesocycle of training. 

Flexibility & Muscle Activations

Action
Sets
Reps
Load
Time
Rest

Calf wall stretch
 
1
 
20s
 

Kneeling Hip flexor
 
1
 
20s
 

Sitting glute
 
1
 
20s
 

Single leg squat to touch
2
6
 
 

Ice skaters
1
12
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cardio vascular

Movement
Settings
Type
Intensity
Time

Rowing
 
intervals
>1.40/500m
6 min (40/20)

Cross trainer
12
intervals
>100spm work int
25s w/15s r

Running
 
Steady
70%
15 min

 
 
 
 
 

 

Resistance

Exercise
Sets
Reps
Tempo
Load
Rest

Cardio 1
Rowing as above

Cleans
3
10
Fast
75% 1RM (use the same bar for the 4 exercises)
Circuit

Bench press
3
10
3-0-1
Circuit

Front squats
3
10
2-1-2
Circuit

Bent over row
3
10
3-0-1
1 min & […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Workouts|

How my career as a Pilates instructor changed my life.

No more 9-5 for me!

By Jill Williams

After a few years of procrastination, I suddenly hit a wall with regards to my

Corporate job.  As a chronic insomniac it was becoming increasingly difficult to focus and commit to the demands of endless meetings, reports, deadlines etc.

When I started training to be a Pilates instructor, I instinctively knew […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Students|

Banana Protein Muffins (No eggs)

If you are in need of a nice and easy recipe/ perfect snack pre or post training 😁
You can easily be made vegan with vegan yoghurt and plant based protein powder.

3 ripe bananas 

1 tbsp coconut flour 

4 tbsp ground almonds

2 scoops protein powder of choice

4 tsp Greek yoghurt or plant based yoghurt for vegetarian version 

1/2 tsp […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Recipes|

Benefits of Creating Digital Assessments & Workouts

Article by Emma Excell @ Fisikal.com
Technology continues to break boundaries in the fitness industry, not just for the consumer but also

for the personal trainers running businesses in this competitive sector.

Despite the many benefits of taking your PT business online, some are still reliant on paper-based

systems. This method is littered with limitations and inefficiencies which can […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Business|