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Welcome, Everyone! It’s great to be over halfway through winter, it’s proving to be a great one for skiers and winter sports alike. We hope you’re staying fit and well and not struggling too much for motivation over these colder months. In this short newsletter we talk about our recent Gold Status – NZ Swim...
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Festive Season Fitness Guide Maintenance exercise routines One of the hardest things to do when your time is in short supply is to maintain an exercise routine. If you usually exercise a few times a week, the extra demands on your time can mean that something has to give. However, reduced training doesn’t mean that...
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Here’s the problem with 99% of New Year’s resolutions: They suck. Big time. 20 minutes into 2017 and the question was asked at the table, “So what are your New Years Resolutions” the same old appearance and performance related goals were rolled out, you’ll know them well “I’m going to run a marathon’ I’m going to...
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How Exercise Improves Mood Sure, exercise is good for your body, but did you ever think about how exercise and your mood, and the chemical reactions that occur within your body? Science backs up the premise that regular exercise actually boosts your mood and makes you a more joyful person. When you workout intensely, physiological...
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The Health Benefits of Sweat Whether you’re breaking a sweat at the gym or just walking down the road on a scorching day, you may be giving your health a huge boost. Here, experts describe the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of a little perspiration. Sweat Side Effect #1: Eases Pain Working up a sweat...
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One of the most important minerals is one that most of us aren’t paying attention to – and around half of the population is lacking. Magnesium is key for heart health, sleep, and keeping stress at bay and muscles healthy. Recent studies point out that we aren’t getting enough of it, and this may cause...
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Kettlebell High-Pull The kettlebell high-pull is a great, physically demanding exercise that uses multiple groups throughout the body. It is part squat, part up-right row, mainly engaging your quads, glutes, and hamstrings initially, followed by your abdominals, deltoids and trapezius. Kettlebell High Pull uses the complete Posterior Chain. As multiple muscles groups are used, your...
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This year the NZ Olympic Squad is tipped to haul in 23 Medals with nearly 1/2 of them (11) anticipated from our Rowing Team. In anticipation of a strong showing by the team, we’ve decided this month’s Members Challenge will be Indoor Rowing on the Concept 2. The benefits from rowing are numerous and the...
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The damper set does not control resistance! The damper is the lever on the side of the flywheel housing, or fan cage, that controls how much air flows into the cage. You can set the damper lever to a particular value from 1–10, indicating how much air is drawn into the cage on each stroke:...
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There are 4 stages in a Rowing Stroke all working a different combination of muscles throughout the body. When performed correctly significant effort is made by the thighs, hips, torso, and the pelvis while also working the forearms, triceps, and shoulders since a significant amount of resistance is placed on the upper body. As you’ll...
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