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Mail Order
Mail order to most people is just the norm, you order something online then it turns up at your house a few days later via courier or local postal service.  Most people do not think beyond this however when you look into it further, at least in my opinion it is very very interesting. You can order just about anything online from live animals to electronics, all expertly packed and handled to arrive in the correct state. Most of these items you wouldn't ever dream of seeing in your local stores in town yet you are suddenly overrun with options all within just one Google search. A wide v..
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Breakfast
Anyone out there like myself and would say breakfast is their favourite meal of the day? Hell hath no fury like Sarah Kiely when her breakfast isn't right. I'm a creature of habit majority of the time so don't be surprised if you see me eat the identical breakfast day after day. Hey if it's not broken... There are a few simple rules when it comes to planning your breakfast. Firstly,  ensure it is high in protein. Insulin is most sensitive first thing in the morning, this is a hormone which allows fat to be stored and protein can regulate its response. If insulin is unregulated sugar cr..
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So it's been a while since I last blogged. Until just a now it had been even longer since I'de stepped foot in the gym. Today was my first day back after falling and badly spraining my ankle five weeks ago. When I first had the fall I made the sensible decision to keep away from any vigorous activity for a week or two as I didn't want to upset the healing process, and as I'de broken the routine I had initially built up for myself, I found myself using it as an excuse for a little longer than I needed to. After the first few sessions in the gym I always find myself developing a habit for it - a..
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The Perfect Workout
If your gym bag is lacking then so to may your workout. There are just somethings that in my opinion need to be perfect for a good session. This ranges from what you wear, to what you consume and lastly what you pack in your bag.   Firstly, what you wear drastically impacts your workout or at least it does mine. If those gym leggings aren't right forget about it, my head is already wrecked. I have an endless selection, certain ones squat proof others not. Get proper fitting gym leggings, there's nothing worse than spending your rest fixing them, never mind giving other gym goers mor..
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Like Dorothy said their is no place like home. I trialled a gym out (won't mention the name) and had to pay a month upfront in advance, it was a budget gym so could not look around before as it was unmanned.  When I entered the gym, the first thing that really hit me was the amount of cardio equipment.    I spoke to a few people who had trained at similar gyms in the town centre and they all mentioned that the city centre gyms were pretty much the same with only one or two slight variations.    The gym I go to usually, though it does have a lot of cardio eq..
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Cardio Machines Pros and Cons
Treadmill, cross-trainer, rowing machine, stationaty bike, the list is endless. Any amount of postives and negatives come with all those mentioned.  Treadmill-If your like me it will make you absolutely sick to the stomach to hear a person talk about how much they are running, in these magnificent times and for you to later find out they are on about on a treadmill. I go so far as to say it's cheating and the easy option. Nothing will ever make you feel the burn in your legs and the pounding in your chest like running the roads. When did this generation become so soft! The treadmill ma..
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I'll start on Monday
In this industry, the most common saying has to be 'I'll start in Monday' this includes both exercise and diet. So many people I know that come to me wanting help and advice on supplements and training end the conversation with 'thanks for that, I can't wait to start on Monday' their is no better time to begin than now.    Fitness is a marathon and not a sprint so those extra few days that you want to keep eating junk foods and wear your comfy gym clothes and gym shorts to lounge about the house as opposed to wearing them in the gym could be the difference between a pound or tw..
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new years gym resolutions parts 2
As I thought, the gym was really busy today. However It was a good thing, the gym was full of people willing to help each other out with no barriers between people. This is what I have always loved about going to any gym (at least most of them), people have a common interest in improving themselves, people appreciate that most of the time, people do not hold themselves in his esteem and as such their is no negative vibes, feelings or actions. People simply want to help each other not only achieve their goals but also have fun on the way.   I believe this is one of the main reasons w..
New year's resolution gym
After your mountain of mince pies, bucks fizz and Christmas turkey. The world's most popular post Christmas new years resolution is fitness related. Sometimes this will be in the form of weight loss, muscle gain but sometimes it can be just to eat healthier and stop binging on certain items.    All of this leads to people to start purchasing items in the sales, mainly gym clothing/ sportswear and accessories either to entice them to utilise these items of clothing through exercise now they have made the financial commitment or they purchase 1-2 sizes smaller or larger (dependan..
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10 Donts for Newby's
It's that time of the year again where we all set some goals along with dream about how amazing we will look for summer. Let's be honest first- no we won't go from obese to six pack in 12 weeks and the chances of getting 52 inches biceps are slim, while going from couch potatoe to gym junkie is a long process. So please don't get carried away, start small, drop a dress size, gain a few pounds of muscle, couch to five kilometres. But while you set about this journey just keep in mind these few precious pieces of information from us devoted gym goers. 1. Babysitters Realise that the machine ..
New gym vests for women
The style of gym clothing is always evolving, little adjustments are constantly been made to make gym clothes more fashionable and comfortable.  This has been something we noted with our gym shorts as you will of seen on our website, we begun life with just mesh shorts but then we added micro stretch gym shorts and then in recent months we added the cut off gym shorts. We believe in catering for new and evolving demands and keeping all items, both old and new, both fashionable and affordable.  Now we are looking to expand our line of gym vests, at the moment we only sell stringe..
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How To Plan Your Macros
We all hear this word macros everywhere fitness related. But do we all know what it means? Macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins and fats- all needed in large amounts. Eating these in the correct manner will be really beneficial to your body and your battle to obtain your ideal physique. First of all you must be aware of what you are eating and essentially what your foods are made of, using that information to eat better. One of the best ways to do that is to start by tracking your macronutrients and calories. Majority of us own smartphones nowadays, which makes this task much easie..
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motivation
After a long day at work, sometimes the last thing I want to do is go to the gym. Instead of getting into the car and stopping at the gym I sometimes have the urge to go straight home.    I think it's human nature that when you start to have a doubt in your mind, you begin to pile up reasons to support this negativity leading true to the saying that 'if you want to fail, you will find an excuse. If you want to succeed you will find a way'.   I often find myself thinking about why I do this, surely it would be easier to stay in bed a little later each morning ins..
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Diets
Let's have a little chat about diets and dieting. From your celeb promoting some sort of detox to your bestfriend swearing about magic tea, the man in the gym promoting high protein and the media planting fat burners everywhere we look, it's no wonder our heads are all over the place. All this struggle to look good in our gym clothes, little black dress or suit. Firstly,  let me just say that the magic juices, the colour coded tea, the diet pills and the reliance on one macronutrient over another, none of this works. There are simple reasons why they don't.  One being how long ..
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weights versus cardio
More weights, less cardio. More cardio, less weights. Which is best? I hear you scream give me the answers Sarah. Give me a second guys haha. Let me tell you I was once upon a time a faithful and devoted wife to cardio. It was all I did. Six days a week. At the time I thought it was perfect and I loved my shape. But did I have to work my ass off just to look good in sports wear!! Any little break and the results I worked so hard to earn would diminish. At this time in my life I was of the mindset that weights would make me 'big and bulky' even so far as manly looking. However, this opini..
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