Overnight Buckwheat Waffles

Buckwheat Waffles

Weekend breakfast is a favourite because we often have time to make a more elaborate meal. The great thing about these waffles, besides the fact they are gluten-free, dairy-free and whole grain – is that you can freeze the extra and reheat during the week. It makes meal prep a breeze. These are best made with a waffle iron, although they can be …

Morning Workouts Made Easy

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Do you dream of being one of those people who can bound out of bed while it’s still dark out and get to the gym for when it opens? Morning workouts have numerous benefits including improved mood, a quick metabolic boost, time for other priorities and increased energy and focus for the rest of your day. Knowing the pluses still …

How To Recover From An Injury

Recover From An Injury

One of the most frustrating experiences is dealing with an injury. You’ve dedicated yourself to living a healthy and active lifestyle when you get stopped in your tracks. Taking a step back from training, or even adapting everyday activities can be a big challenge physically and mentally. Here are some ways you can help yourself recover from an injury and …

5 Tips To Love Yoga

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Yoga is not a new thing, but it’s no longer just for the super flexible yogi, all gym-goers can benefit from the practice. There are still misconceptions and fears about a yoga group fitness class, but there is no need to be intimidated by yoga; it’s for everyone no matter gender or fitness training goal. Knowing that it is good for your mind …

Five Tips When Becoming a Runner

St James at sunrise, Western, Cape South Africa,2nd December 2008, Photo © Pierre van der Spuy

People who are starting to run often ask for advice, mostly because they just don’t know what to expect. Here are a few staple pieces of information that can resonate with the newest enthusiast becoming a runner to the seasoned athlete. Get the Right Shoes Take the time, spend the money, have someone who knows what they are talking about look …

Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla Casserole

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This roasted vegetable quesadilla casserole is a great use-up-what’s-left-in-your-fridge meal. You can throw anything and everything into it and it will still taste great. It’s just a twist on a quesadilla, making it into a casserole and serving it up like a pie. It’s also easily customizable. To add more protein, for example, just crumble a veggie burger into the …

The Yin and Yang of Exercise

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The balance of yin and yang is a key factor in creating a healthy mind, body and spirit. Yang is excitable energy, uplifting, hot, brightness, and swift movements. Yin is calm energy, static, cold, solid, darkness, and rest. Generally, exercise is yang oriented with fast-paced spin classes, HIIT workouts, heavy lifts, and sprint training. All of which uplift your energy, quicken …

Strange Gym Equipment

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We know how it goes: When you started your fitness journey, you stuck to the treadmills and fixed movement machines in the back corner. Now your gym routine is starting to take shape, and you have finally decided to start making some serious gains. Your first thought is to jump into the free weights section, but you haven’t got a clue what to do. …

What to Expect From Your First Group Fitness Class

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Research has shown that working out with a partner or in a group setting with a team of like-minded individuals increases success. That’s why we love group fitness class! Benefits aside, group fitness classes can be overwhelming if you’ve never tried it. With numerous daily options and classes for all levels, members never need to feel left out or intimidated. Group …

Turkey Omelette Muffins

turkey omelette muffins

Consuming a high protein breakfast has been shown to have a positive effect on regulation of blood sugar throughout the day. It’s not necessary to consume breakfast as soon as you awake, but when you do having upwards of 20-30 grams of protein in combination with carbohydrates, fat, and fibre you can help increase your chances of weight loss on …