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Betty Doyling

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

    Fitness plateaus are a sign of progress

    You’ve 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 you’ve 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 doesn’t 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

    I’m 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 I’d 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 you’ve ever done a really tough leg workout, you know what I’m talking about. Your muscles take a real beating. To make things worse, it’s impossible to escape the pain even a day or two later — those ten sets of...

  • You’re never too old to get fit
    Feb 21, 2018 8:00 am

    You’re 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,...

  • A weight off your mind
    Feb 7, 2018 8:00 am

    A weight off your mind

    How is your week going?

    Are you on a diet? Are you skipping a meal because you ate so much yesterday? Are you skipping a meal because you think that’s what it takes to lose weight?

    Some people think that skipping meals is what it...

  • Top tips to prevent pain caused by bloating
    Jan 24, 2018 8:00 am

    Top tips to prevent pain caused by bloating

    Betty Doyling

    Do you ever get that too full, uncomfortable feeling immediately after eating? Does it sometimes happen the morning after you’ve eaten out?

    It feels horribly annoying and can cause you to feel tired and lethargic. It...

  • Surround yourself with healthy people
    Jan 10, 2018 8:00 am

    Surround yourself with healthy people

    Deep down we all want to be fit. I want my clients, family and friends to experience the joy of fitness. One important thing that can be very helpful in your effort to stay in shape is to surround yourself with other active people.

    This is...

  • Be thankful for 2017 but attack new year
    Dec 27, 2017 8:00 am

    Be thankful for 2017 but attack new year

    As 2017 draws to a close, and 2018 will be here in a few days, now is a good time to reflect on your year.

    Personal reflection is something that we all should consider. We need to ask ourselves questions that will help us to close the year...

  • Festive tips to help you keep in trim
    Dec 13, 2017 8:00 am

    Festive tips to help you keep in trim

    It’s December and the parties keep rolling. This is one of the hardest times of year for keeping fit. Cooler weather makes us crave comfort food, and that’s before you factor in the celebrations.

    But instead of waiting until the New Year...

  • Be thankful for fitness
    Nov 29, 2017 8:00 am

    Be thankful for fitness

    Betty Doyling

    Even if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s likely you’re grateful for family and food.

    The recent US holiday led me to thinking about my thankfulness for my fitness lifestyle and about cooking in the holidays with...

  • Be positive for your children
    Nov 1, 2017 8:00 am

    Be positive for your children

    After a recent dinner, my 12-year-old daughter said, “Look at my belly, it’s so fat!”

    At this age, young children sometimes start comparing themselves to their school mates and notice the differences.

    At home, we try and encourage...

  • The right meals can help you lose weight
    Oct 4, 2017 8:00 am

    The right meals can help you lose weight

    Some people think skipping meals will help them to lose weight.

    The opposite is actually correct. Skipping meals can actually make you so hungry that you basically eat everything in sight by the time the next meal rolls around.

    So...

  • Try these top tips to avoid the winter workout rut
    Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am

    Try these top tips to avoid the winter workout rut

    Even though I consider myself reasonably fit, training is a constant challenge. With winter coming, some of us may opt for a more sedentary lifestyle than usual because of the cooler “damp” weather.

    Have a look at these tips to avoid a...

  • Time to try diet focused on macronutrients
    Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am

    Time to try diet focused on macronutrients

    Recently I had a client mention that things were monotonous and their meal planning was boring.

    I did not realise that things were getting that way as, aesthetically, most goals were being met. However, I found out later that the plan was...

  • Ignore negativity and be your body’s friend
    Jul 12, 2017 8:00 am

    Ignore negativity and be your body’s friend

    I had another article planned for today but decided to write this one instead as I believe many of us face situations like this daily.

    I was talking to a friend while she was trying on clothes and this popped out: “I look disgusting!”...

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