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The question: I am thinking of trying a ballet barre class. What do you think of it as a workout? The answer: I always felt awkward in ballet classes growing up, so I thought I would hate ballet barre. I … Continue reading
The question: I am so bored of lunges. I know they are good for me, but aren’t there any fun variations? The answer: Absolutely! In fact, one of the reasons I love my job is the endless number of exercises … Continue reading
The question: I get winded easily when I work out, and I have really bad neck and shoulder pain. I have been told this is because I don’t breathe well. How do I improve my breathing? I want my neck … Continue reading
The question: I keep going through the same cycle of injuring myself, going through physio, getting better and re-injuring myself. What is going on? It is really frustrating because I am really trying to become healthier. The answer: Congratulations on … Continue reading
The question: I am bored of regular push-ups. Are there some variations you can share to mix things up? The answer: Absolutely! I make myself and my clients do so many push-ups that I have had to learn lots of … Continue reading
The question: I am contemplating trying hot yoga, what are the pros and cons? The answer: I don’t love hot yoga as it tends to make me slightly nauseous. Personal preference aside, I don’t think hot yoga is appropriate for … Continue reading
The question: I run mostly on the treadmill, but my trainer told me that running outside is better. Is that true? The answer: For readers who are familiar with my fitness philosophy, my initial response will come as no surprise: … Continue reading
The question: I have heard that “EPOC” is important for weight loss. Can you explain what that is and why I should care? The answer: EPOC stands for “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or in English, the amount of energy, or … Continue reading
The question: I run half-marathons and do yoga, and I just found out I’m pregnant. Can I continue my exercise routine? The answer: As long as you have your doctor’s okay, and you stop if something doesn’t feel right (bleeding, … Continue reading
The question: My trainer tells me I need to ditch traditional crunches and instead do functional core work. What exactly does that mean? Is he just trying to sell me training? Can’t I just do my crunches? The answer: You … Continue reading