Blogs: Fitness for Families

Cycling with the family this summer


A common question parents ask cycling instructors is “how will my child become more confident on a bike?” In preparation for Bike Wise Month in February 2016, cycling instructor Marilyn Northcotte passes on her tips for parents to help them keep their kids cycling safely and confidently. Continue reading »

Keeping fit in menopause

keeping fit in menopause

During menopause there are lots of changes that happen within the body. Many body systems are affected as one hormonal surge create deficiencies in another. The body constantly adapts to maintain hormonal balance. Keeping fit in menopause can be a challenging task!  Continue reading »

Trying something different


Over the last few months I have been fortunate to try out some new exercise equipment all with different fitness benefits. Continue reading »

Is this exercise right for me right now?

is this exercise right

I’ve just returned from a three-day fitness conference in Auckland. It’s always good to find out new information and have your own thoughts challenged. One particular speaker struck a chord with me when she said, “at different times of our lives we need to exercise differently.” Continue reading »

Exercises to manage light bladder leakage

light bladder leakage

When you’re juggling a busy life, the last thing you want to do is get slowed down by having to deal with light bladder leakage. Continue reading »

Exercises for new mothers

exercises for new mothers

Congratulations on becoming a mother, how exciting! It is a brand new chapter that is exciting and full of changes. It is also a time when we feel we need to take a back seat and focus on the baby. But mums are important too, and we need to take some time to care for ourselves. Let’s look at some exercises for new mothers.  Continue reading »

Exercise in pregnancy

exercise in pregnancy

Firstly congratulations on your pregnancy. What an exciting time lies ahead. There are many wonderful exercise opportunities for you to explore while you are pregnant. It is a perfect time for me to be writing an article on Pregnancy and Exercise. I have just returned from a seminar in Australia where the topic was Exercise for Two. Continue reading »

Entering running events with your children

Running events with your kids

Mothers and daughters who run together – have fun together… Well … mostly 🙂 Continue reading »

Fitting exercise into your working day

fitting exercise into your working day

Fitting exercise into your working day couldn’t be easier, that is if you explore the possibilities. From start of your day to the end there are so many opportunities just waiting for you to stretch yourself – no pun intended! Continue reading »

S.M.A.R.T ways to keep on track with your fitness goals this year

fitness goals

Let’s get S.M.A.R.T with goal setting this year. A reliable way to help you achieve your fitness goals is by using the S.M.A.R.T modelContinue reading »

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