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Rob Garza

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With over 30 years in the fitness industry I offer an opportunity of making usable sense of often confusing research and technical science to exercise enthusiasts. My background in exercise biomechanics allows me to teach safe and effective exercise that is also time-efficient so you don’t waste your valuable time trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t for your body type and structure.

Staying active during Level 4 lockdown

With all that’s going on in this world right now, all Kiwis being self-quarantined to their houses, people can get pretty stressed. A great...

Weight training for fitness longevity

One of the limiting factors that occurs as we age is that our joints and surrounding tissues (such as tendons and ligaments) can no...

Our movement is in the muscle

In the past few years there has been a focus in the fitness world on training our movement, rather than muscle. What the implication...

Introduction to functional fitness

As many of you know, we have completed our new functional training zone in the gym area. We anticipate that some members may be...

The Functional Exercise Continuum

Functional training has been around for a few years and has adopted many definitions, along with a few misconceptions of what it actually is...

How Our Staff Use Evidence-Based Practice for Proven Results

At AUT Millennium Gym, our staff instructors and personal trainers apply evidence-based practice to assure our members and PT clients receive proven results. This...

Intuitive Awareness Training

What is “intuitive awareness” and how is it applied to working out? Intuitive awareness is being conscious of how you physically and mentally feel...

Range of Motion of an Exercise vs. the Body

What is the proper form of an exercise? They say, “You must go full range of motion.” We say, “of what, and why?” Before we go “full...

Cardio Exercise: The Long and Short of It

When you ask which is better for dropping body fat and retaining muscle mass, either Low Impact Steady State (LISS) or High Intensity Interval...

Workouts versus Programmes

A sound and systematic exercise programme is vital to getting the results you want without getting injured or wasting your valuable time. There is...

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