What can strength training do for you?

Written by Maggie-Laurie Spark We all know that strength training helps us lose weight and build strong muscles and bones, but did you know that it also keeps us young, healthy and active in a myriad of ways. Resistance training is any form of exercise that adds load to movement.  This might be lifting weights…

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Stronger than ever at 60!

Written by Maggie-Laurie Spark Exercise benefits for the older and wiser generation. STRONG MUSCLES There are many benefits of strength training, especially for mature aged exercise goers.  Start gently and with the guidance and supervision of a trained professional to ensure maximum improvements and prevention of injury. Resistance based, strength exercise can; Increases muscle strength…

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Pregnancy Safe Training

Written by Maggie-Laurie Spark There are many benefits to exercising when pregnant and for most women it is completely safe, provided you are following pregnancy-safe training techniques.  These techniques will also differ for each individual, as every person and every pregnancy is different. Even in my own experience, all my pregnancies have been different and…

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Workout Fuel – Pre-workout nutrition

Written by Maggie-Laurie Spark Food for Fuel CarbohydratesYour body breaks down the carbohydrates from your food into glucose and stores in as Glycogen to fuel your muscles.   For short, high-intensity exercise, your glycogen stores are your muscles’ main source of energy. For longer exercises, the degree to which carbohydrates are used depends on several factors…

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Breakfast like a Boss

Written by Emma Freeman There are so many old adages around food:   An apple a day keeps the doctor away  Eat three square meals a day  Finish your plate   No carbs after 4pm  Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper  With so many conflicting ideas, it’s hard to get your head around what…

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What’s the deal with portions?

Portion Control Portion control is absolutely key to weight management, cardiovascular health and energy and is something that most people struggle with. This is a really quick and easy guide to help you identify and control your portions for different foods.  Just 5 easy sizes to remember. What’s the Deal with Portions? (YouTube Video) Recommended resource:…

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Carbohydrates. Our nutritional powerhouse!

Carbohydrates are an essential part of a balanced diet and power our body to think and move. They are the only source of energy our brain and muscles use to function, which is why an average diet should consist of about 50% carbohydrates.  They are a nutritional powerhouse and are central to our human physiology. Teresa…

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What is the ‘Core’?

The pelvic floor is the hidden group of muscles that form the base of the ‘core’ which provides support and stability for the spine. It also has an important function in supporting the pelvic organs. A strong pelvic floor and core is essential.  Try these three simple exercises to strengthen your Pelvic Floor; Pelvic floor…

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Bridge To Brisbane

The Sheer Transformation team had a blast completing the 2012 Bridge to Brisbane run.  Starting at the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge and finishing at the RBA Showgrounds it was a fun challenge. Come and join us in training for next years run.

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