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  • Shape up after the Super Bowl
    Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am

    Shape up after the Super Bowl

    Did you go overboard indulging yourself while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday?

    Are you still upset over your team losing and seeking treats as comfort? Maybe your team won and youíre still celebrating? Well, now itís time to clean up; do...

  • Strength training about much more than looking good
    Jan 23, 2019 8:00 am

    Strength training about much more than looking good

    Betty Doyling, Fitness

    Push-ups, resistance training and dips are examples of strength training.

    I love strength training. Iíd prefer it many times over cardio. For many, strength training is mainly about aesthetics.

    Many want...

  • June wedding and new health challenges ahead
    Jan 9, 2019 8:00 am

    June wedding and new health challenges ahead

    Lifestyle columnist Betty Doyling and her friend Kelly Southern have set themselves a June target to get their bodies back in shape.

    Betty, a personal trainer, gained 15 pounds during a break from her fitness regime.

    Kelly, a...

  • Get your mind in shape for the holidays
    Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am

    Get your mind in shape for the holidays

    We are always talking about staying in shape physically, however, during the holidays itís extremely important to keep yourself in good shape emotionally as well. All the extra activity ó hosting, shopping, dinners ó can take its toll; you become...

  • Donít worry too much about weight
    Nov 28, 2018 8:00 am

    Donít worry too much about weight

    Have you ever woken up and put on an outfit that you thought fit perfectly only to discover it does not?

    You thought that you were taking all the right steps ó eating less, exercising more. Did the outfit shrink? Did you give in to too...

  • Donít get intimidated in the gym. Keep at it!
    Oct 31, 2018 8:00 am

    Donít get intimidated in the gym. Keep at it!

    When I started my fitness journey I was quite intimidated by the gym atmosphere.

    For the first few months I only used machines that I knew how to use, and cardio equipment.

    I would cut out workouts from Muscle & Fitness...

  • How to maintain control of your food portion sizes
    Oct 10, 2018 8:00 am

    How to maintain control of your food portion sizes

    Weíve all heard it before: eat too much and youíll gain weight.

    With all of the supersize options, it can be challenging knowing how much to eat and when to cap your intake.

    Research shows that in most supermarkets even single-serving...

  • Losing weight is not always about dieting
    Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am

    Losing weight is not always about dieting

    Losing weight is not always about dieting.

    Of course thereís nothing wrong with following a specific diet on occasion, however they are best used just temporarily.

    It is better to adapt a lifestyle so that eating well comes naturally...

  • New mothers can commit to healthy eating and exercise
    Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am

    New mothers can commit to healthy eating and exercise

    Getting back to your pre-baby level of fitness can be tough, especially as it can be difficult to commit to healthy eating and a regular exercise routine. Personal trainer Betty Doyling spoke with Thelma Kachisa, Sonia Pacheco and Tammy Heath...

  • Stick to the plan, donít complain and get fit
    Aug 1, 2018 8:00 am

    Stick to the plan, donít complain and get fit

    Being in a network of personal trainers Iíve had a lot of conversations about our pet peeves or frustrations.

    There are, sometimes, those clients who rub a trainer the wrong way. As professionals, we would never allow that to negatively...

  • Tips to finding the joy of exercise
    Jul 18, 2018 8:00 am

    Tips to finding the joy of exercise

    This article is for those that havenít found the love in exercise. You know who you are. Youíve tried going to the gym. When that failed, you hired a personal trainer hoping the added expense and accountability would motivate you to becoming the...

  • Sleep crucial to a healthy summer
    Jul 4, 2018 8:00 am

    Sleep crucial to a healthy summer

    Staying healthy this summer isnít just about having plenty of hand sanitiser and avoiding sick children.

    Fighting with your significant other and staying up late watching television fall on a long list of things that can also impact how...

  • Balance is key to a healthy holiday
    Jun 13, 2018 8:00 am

    Balance is key to a healthy holiday

    Betty Doyling

    Vacations are usually a break from routine and, while they can be great for relieving stress, they can also wreak havoc on exercise plans.

    When travelling, I normally manage to get a workout in by starting early before...

  • Plan ahead to keep your holiday healthy
    May 30, 2018 8:00 am

    Plan ahead to keep your holiday healthy

    The travelling season is here! Many of us are preparing to travel for the summer months and visiting family or even enjoying a staycation.

    Many of us travel frequently or have various conferences to attend. If you are getting ready for any...

  • Fitness plateaus are a sign of progress
    May 16, 2018 8:00 am

    Fitness plateaus are a sign of progress

    Youíve been exercising regularly, trying to get that summer body ready.

    Your clothes are looser, people are noticing and, most importantly, you feel healthier and more confident than youíve ever felt before.

    Then, a couple months go...

  • Focus on new habits to keep weight off
    May 2, 2018 8:00 am

    Focus on new habits to keep weight off

    With summer quickly approaching, everyone is trying to lose weight. Like right this second. However, we know it doesnít happen that way.

    When weight loss is quick it is only temporary; a complete lifestyle change must occur.

    In...

  • Exercise the right way to get the right results
    Apr 18, 2018 8:00 am

    Exercise the right way to get the right results

    Betty Doyling

    Iím sure anyone who has ever worked out in a gym has, at some point, noticed someone doing an exercise incorrectly. Most of the time no one says anything because it might upset them.However, proper form is key to gaining...

  • Five things you should not say to someone on their fitness journey
    Apr 4, 2018 8:00 am

    Five things you should not say to someone on their fitness journey

    Last week, I ran the Ray Swan Flat 8K Race. With no hills, it was my best time yet. I was feeling pretty good and actually noticed that all of the hours Iíd been putting in since January with weekly track sessions had paid off.

    While I was...

  • Pain game: how to beat muscle soreness
    Mar 21, 2018 8:00 am

    Pain game: how to beat muscle soreness

    Exercise can be painful! If youíve ever done a really tough leg workout, you know what Iím talking about. Your muscles take a real beating. To make things worse, itís impossible to escape the pain even a day or two later ó those ten sets of...

  • Youíre never too old to get fit
    Feb 21, 2018 8:00 am

    Youíre never too old to get fit

    This week I took the opportunity to interview one of my clients, Karla Brookes. She is over 50 and has been training with me for the past seven years. As we get older, sometimes we think it is too late in life to begin a fitness routine. However,...

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