KT's BLOG

Survive the drive: Rest stop recharge

We are all like to travel at out own paces when seeing this great country.  Some people like putting in a big days drive to get to the next adventure while others like to limit their driving to a couple of hours a day.  Whatever your preference driving for long...

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Tips for Healthy driving posture

The way you sit in your drivers seat can either mean a joyful drive or a miserable one. As travellers we can spend long stretches of time behind the wheel. The trouble with that is, our bodies were designed to move. If we are static for long durations, our muscles are...

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Exercise for falls prevention

Most people take balance for granted; navigating each day without thinking or effort. Unfortunately, as you age, losing your balance is a common issue making older adults more susceptible to falls and injury. Sadly 30% of adults over the age of 65 experience at least...

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Balance Building Workout

Some would argue we only have 5 main senses, and that a sixth sense does not exist. I disagree! I’m not talking about the one from the movie, I-See-Dead-People. I’m talking about the I-Know-Where-My-Arm-Is kind. Otherwise known by its nerd name as Proprioception. What...

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Fat burning workouts for beginners

When you are a beginner, finding the right fat burning workouts is incredibly important. Far too many times you see beginners doing the wrong workouts and exercises for months, then end up quitting all together because they are not seeing the results they desire. What...

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Is your body ready to get back to exercise

Spring is here and we all wanted to get in shape for summer. Combined with the lockdowns from our eventful year thus far, we are all keen to get back into some regular exercise or kick off a brand new routine! But there are a few things to consider before you rush...

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QL: The two letters that cause pain

Are you ready for another anatomy lesson? It seems like I have had a bit of a theme going recently with pointing out parts of our bodies that cause us pain and how we can ‘fix’ it, so that we can live a more comfortable life and continue doing the things we enjoy...

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Strength training for runners (and walkers)

Do you love to run (or even walk for that matter). Do you run/walk for the freedom, the peace it offers you or maybe you love the social aspect of the 5km park runs or you might be even more serious than that, lets talks marathons, half marathons or enjoy your bush...

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Suspension training – for that travelling lifestyle!

I just love the suspension training, especially when we’re on the road. It’s such a travel-friendly piece of equipment, and I love how it adds a little ‘fun factor’ to the whole fit4theroad thing. So, what is suspension training? Suspension training is a training tool...

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Exercises to improve your posture

Posture is so much more than just sitting up straight. Our posture is important because it gives us feedback about where we have been with our bodies. It lets you know if you have any aches or pains and reminds you of injuries you may have sustained years ago. It lets...

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Core exercises:more than just your abs

You probably know that core strength is important. But did you know your core is much more than just your abs? So, what muscles make up your core and what are the best exercises to strengthen them? WHAT IS THE CORE? The core is a collective term to refer to the...

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22 benefits of strength training

Why do you do resistance training? We all know resistance training is good for us, and there are so many reasons to add it to your exercise routine. Some people to it to build muscle. Others, to reach a goal, like being able to pick up our grandkids, do some yard work...

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Get your butt into gear – Part 2

We learnt from Part 1 of this blog (click here if you missed it) that a weak butt might be the culprit when it comes to your lower back pain.  Having a weak butt (glutes) means your back takes up the slack when it comes to supporting your body in everyday movements...

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Get your butt into gear

Bottoms, butts, backside. Call it what you want, we all have one, but how strong is yours? Did you know your body can actually switch on the wrong muscles because the correct ones are weak or inactive?  This is most common in our glutes (butt) and can be the reason...

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