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How long is too long off training?

We all go through periods in time where priorities may switch. Family, friends and work are common priorities that can stop us from coming...

Can you trust social media fitness experts?

Social media has become our Personal Trainers. I know that's a big statement to make I, but I wouldn't be making it if I...

Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer?

Fitness Instructors are gym staff that can assist you with your workouts, they can help you on the gym floor and write base-level programmes...

How to Maximise Your Results in the Weights Room

We all want to get the most out of each session, don’t we? I know I do, and by you reading this, I know...

Weight training and cardio – together or separate?

Which should I do first - cardio or weights? Is doing cardio better than lifting weights for me? These are two questions I’ve found...

Scrambled Legs running challenge

  You may remember last year, Tommo (X10 trainer) undertook a crazy running challenge. He added one kilometre to his tally each week, so by...

Top tips for keeping active at home

Karen from our Gym team has put together some helpful hints to keep yourself motivated to exercise during these lockdown weeks. There's also a...

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...

Blazepods: Light up your workout

Blazepod is a reaction light device which can be used by all ages and abilities. They’re simple and easy to use, and it helps...

Benefits of dryland training for swimmers

There are many different ways you can improve your swimming through the use of dryland activities. You may eventually find that you are unable...

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5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

Women, the menstrual cycle and exercise

Women… how well do you know how your body works? Men, do you know how to assist the important women in your life with...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

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