Cool Your Jets Post Exercise – Why You Should Cool Down

  So now that you understand why it’s important to bust a move before you bust a sweat (Warm-up), it’s also important to understand a cool-down post exercise. A cool down is equally important as the warm-up.   5 Important facts about a cool down: The cool down brings the body back to homeostasis (when our internal body seeks balance and equilibrium). Blood flow and breathing rates return to preconditioning levels. Allows for psychological recovery from the session. A debrief can be a useful tool to talk about goals and performance. This is particularly useful if you are working out… Continue Reading

Move Your Body Before You Move Your Body – Why you should Warm Up Before You Exercise

  So you’ve checked out the 5 exercises, 10 repetitions in 15 minutes sweat buster. Excellent! Before you dive head first into the workout, read on to find out how you can gain more out of your workout by including a warm up before you bust a move. A warm up is a really important phase of any workout session.   5 important facts about a warm-up: The warm-up allows for physiological and psychological preparation for exercise. In other words, it gets you physically and mentally prepared for more intense and harder movement. Increases blood flow to working muscles Increases… Continue Reading

Break a Sweat – 5 Exercises, 10 Repetitions in 15 minutes

  Here is a quick and easy workout that’s sure to get your heart rate pumping, burn energy and keep you toned. These high intensity exercises are perfect for anywhere anytime, including your lunch break or your lounge room.   5 EXERCISES, 10 REPETITIONS IN 15 MINUTES   Grab a timer. Your phone is a good option. Set the timer to 15 minutes.   PUSH UPS X 10 Tips: Beginner on knees, advanced on toes. Abdominal muscles engaged. Spine in a straight line. Breath: Inhale down, exhale push up.   MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS X 10 EACH LEG Tips: Engage the core… Continue Reading