We have so many temptations nowadays and so many stresses that influence our choices. The fast pace of life has brought us to convenient fast food options and irregular exercise routines. We lose the ability to gauge what we need. Whether it be thirst, hunger, rest, training or fun. If you are smart you can
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Improve Your Core
Are you still doing sit-ups or crunches? If so, here are some reasons you need to change things up: 1. Crunches Only Work the Surface This is a problem for two reasons. Firstly, this creates an imbalance and overlooks the most important muscles, the inner and outer obliques. We all like that ‘six pack’ muscles
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DISPELLING THE MYTHS

Have you ever wondered what a hack, sissy or Bulgarian split squat actually was? Or what a gym mirror is really used for? Did you ever consider strength training and what it actually entails? Are you doing the same exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and not seeing any results?
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I want to introduce you to several of my favourite training techniques; techniques that you may not have heard of or may not know much about. While the techniques vary greatly in their objectives, they all have one thing in common: they absolutely destroy fat and build muscle at the same time.  Some of them
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I have worked at Blackwood Fitness for the last few years following a passion in health and fitness and have since found my niche for client transformations. 5 years ago I found myself in the same place as we most do — feeling plump, having tight clothes, moving slower, eating unhealthy, terrible posture and all of my energy
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Get excited, your 2017 New Years 8 Week Challenge is here and it’s going to be a good one!  I recently finished my last challenge “8 Week Turn Around” and even as the Personal Trainer, I was blown away with the results. Not only were the physical results AMAZING but the challengers mind set became
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For want of a better tag I am what they call a “mature age” PT, however, my initial aim when I started training was to help those of you out there in the over 40s bracket to get your body strong, flexible and moving in the right direction. Now, I might be mature age, but
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My Story: Mental Health Awareness

Something I have wanted to do for the longest time but have never been able to find the right words, so here it goes… For the majority of my adult life, around the time I was 17 I have been suffering from depression. It took me until I was 22 to get the confidence to
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Transform Your Body with Olivia!

Hi guys! My name is Liv and I have been a Personal Trainer at Blackwood Fitness for almost a year. Having a passion for health and fitness since a very young age I always had the career goal of a PT. My style of training suits all ages and all fitness levels. I love combining
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