Writers: Lynda Lovatt

Lynda Lovatt

Lynda Lovatt is a qualified fitness exercise consultant with a special interest in pregnancy, post-natal fitness and promoting fitness for mums of older children. She delivers menopausal fitness classes and personal training sessions in Wellington. See her website for more about Lynda.

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

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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 walking safe during pregnancy

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 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 during 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. 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

S.M.A.R.T 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 »

Active Christmas gifts for the whole family

Active Christmas gifts

Yes that time of the year is upon us again. Yaay! I love this season. The summer brings the promise of warm weather and the longer days give us time to be outdoors. Continue reading »

Keeping active on holiday

Keeping active on holiday

In my previous post, I talked about some ideas for active Christmas gifts. Now that you have your gifts sorted, where are we heading for the holidays? The beach, lake, holiday park, bush? Wherever you head here are some ideas for keeping active on holiday. A great time to pull out all those active gifts you received over Christmas. Here I will list ways to be active when camping or in the bush. Continue reading »

Fitness Fun for Families

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As parents we often find ourselves revisiting activities we did as a child. We’re talking about, swingball, scooters, hydroslides, cycling and adventure playgrounds. I am sure you could think of others in this category. It’s not often that we stop to think about the fitness benefits of these common family activities.

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