Keep the muscles guessing

This is another ‘fact’we’ve heard, that we need to keep the body guessing to not hit plateaus. Problem is, you also keep your mind guessing and your training won’t be as effective. You need to mix the training up but not every session. Those of you that train with me know that we do mix […]

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Apples made me fat

Said no one. Ever. When was the last time you heard someone say they got fat from eating fruit? “My apple addiction is killing my fat loss” “Beach season is nearly here, I better cut down on my banana intake” Most likely you haven├Ąt heard anyone say this, but you can still hear people tell […]

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The bikini body controversy

How do you get a bikini body?We’ve all thought about it and a lot of us have seen this pic.This is fantastic. I agree with this. Everyone can put a bikini on and that’s it, bikini body sorted.When I think of it a little deeper though, this doesn’t work for most people. It works in […]

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Success Story – Mike Ambler

Mike dropped around 5 kilos during our 28 Day Transformation Challenge last year and it made him hungry (not literally) for even better results. He’s continued to train with BIG 5 and is moving forward constantly. To make an even bigger impact on his physique, Mike has asked for a personalized fitness program to follow outside […]

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I train like a girl

Hey, Johan here. For some reason girls and women have always thought that as a female, you should lift light weights many times or only do traditional cardio or body weight exercises. This would apparently make you “toned” and lose weight. If someone can explain to me what they mean by toned, that would be greatly […]

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Confused about food labels?

I know it’s confusing and food companies do their best to make everything sound like it’s a good option. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Lisa Eastley who’s a naturopath is coming to BIG 5 Fitness to run a workshop on how to read food labels and help you make the better choice in the […]

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You’re not Michael Phelps

If you have any kind of weight excess, you are eating too many calories. Hopefully you don’t eat as much as Michael Phelps used to do when he was at his peak. He could eat this much because of his extensive training which obviously jacked up his metabolism insanely. It sort of proves that training […]

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Success Story – Nicole Terry

Nicole came to BIG 5 with one of her goals being to drop weight for her wedding. She has trained with a purpose and amazing dedication throughout this journey. Four sessions a week and has barely missed a single one. She’s been relentless with her nutrition outside the gym too and has tracked her food […]

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Success Story – Diana Inkret

As somebody who didn’t make much time for exercise and had trouble getting motivated, I have enjoyed being involved with BIG 5 Fitness. Not only was my experience with Johan and Pat an opportunity to try new exercises, but I learnt the importance of making healthy and positive eating choices and achieved a complete overhaul […]

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What is calorie deficit?

Eat less, move more. This is a common thing you hear when trainers or other questionable characters try to simplify fat loss. Basically it’s correct, however if we get picky, you can actually eat more and still lose fat. A broccoli flower will be more than eating a snickers bar, but there are still more […]

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