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WHY TRANSFORMATION TRAINING?

Designed to improve body composition and everyday performance, our Transformation training involves smaller groups, more personal coaching and resistance training based on progressive overload utilising barbells. Lifting with technique and safety in mind is always our top priority. Progressive overload involves the gradual increase of stress on the body using increased weights and / or […]

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HOW TO IMPROVE SELF CONTROL

Self control is the most important factor in reaching any of your fitness goals. The best program, coach or diet will not get results unless you adhere to it, and actually do what you are meant to. Hence, this post: How to improve self control: Set small and achievable goals – keep it simple: Eating […]

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LOWER BACK PAIN?

Many people experience lower back pain when starting out exercise after not doing much for a while, a lot of people also find that sometime during their training life, they experience periods of lower back pain. Below are some quick tips you can try to help strengthen and recover. Warm up and mobilise your hip […]

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THE MOVEMENT DIAL

Let’s accept that life has no pause button- that there’s never a magical “right time’ to begin something. Do you know what’s better than pressing pause and doing nothing? Doing something! As we like to say, “The ‘All or nothing’ mentality rarely gets us “all: It usually gets us “nothing”. That’s why we propose a […]

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DISCIPLINE OVER MOTIVATION

We hear a lot of talk on “motivation” … “I’m feeling really motivated, I’m smashing it in the gym, so my eating has been on point …” or “I haven’t had the motivation, so I’ve dropped the ball with my training and my nutrition isn’t the best right now …” We use motivation as the […]

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RECOVERY IS PART OF THE PROGRAM

Let’s talk recovery! Here are some reasons why it’s so important to incorporate rest/recovery days into your week. 1. REST PREVENTS INJURY It’s common sense that rest is beneficial for injury reduction, but why? Well for starters, rest days prevent overuse. That extends from running to lifting and even walking. If you’re a regular runner, […]

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Tips & Tricks for Healthy Eating Out

tips & tricks for healthy eating out

Everyone loves eating out. It’s a great way to unwind, catch up with friends and family and indulge in all the wonderful things that a talented chef can create. Unfortunately, the magic coming out of the kitchen of your favourite restaurant probably won’t match up with your nutritional and diet goals. So, does eating out […]

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Are All Calories Created Equal?

are all calories created equal

Here at Big 5, we’re often asked whether all calories are created equal. While this question may sound simple, the answer is a little more complicated. Yes, the properties of all calories are equal, at least on paper. However, each body breaks down different calories in food uniquely, meaning they have a different effect on […]

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Understanding Portion Sizes

understanding portion sizes

In order to maintain a healthy weight, you need to do more than just select a balanced mixture of foods. You should also be conscious of your portion sizes, which includes how much you eat at a time. To give you a helping hand your portion sizes and portion control, we’ve created a guide to […]

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

healthy desert recipes

Desserts are delicious. In fact, desserts are so delicious they function as a cruel reminder of the harsh injustice of life. Amazing, addictive tastes; undesirable and unsustainable health consequences. False. Whilst desserts are delicious, they don’t have to be bad for you. This blog is all about celebrating two dessert recipes that hold health and […]

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