Resolution Success

New Years Resolutions - love them, hate them.  Whatever you think of them it is undeniable that the start of a New Year is a time that allows for a certain refresh.  Today I'm giving away my most important tool in getting you on track. If you've been...

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Use your Personality to Gain your Best Results

Do you ever get bored of your workouts?  To the point where the LAST thing you want to get up for in the morning (or go to after work) is the gym. Well, maybe, just maybe the workouts you're doing aren't for you.  Well they are because they're yours.  But...

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Pain – Creating Instant Change

You're in pain.  You've been staring at your phone/computer/books for too long.  The tension in your shoulders and/or lower back is excruciating.  And its getting worse.  It's even starting to affect your mood and how you train in the gym. The thing is...

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Going Deep – Programming – Part 2

Going deep series – part 2. We have 5 high impact blogs coming your way to get you the knowledge you require to get the results you deserve. Accelerated. For Life.   Here’s an option if you’re short on time. Because there is a ton of information in a short...

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Programming Secrets

Movement.  Exercise.  Resistance Training.  Crossfit.  Gymnastics.  Iron.  Gym.  Classes.  Running. Triathlon... The names, the list goes on and on...  whatever your passion programming for that passion and/or goal is part of accelerating and getting to...

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You Vs The Bloat

Ever eaten a meal and looked 20 weeks pregnant half an hour later? Or been woken up by pain in your tummy?  Or just really had unexplained fatigue?  Or perhaps your poo just is never really quite right - either too hard, dry and difficult to pass or too...

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FB Live – Gut Health for Fat Loss

Gut health impacts your overall health.  It boosts metabolism, improves mood, increases immune strength, balances hormones and reduces bloating.  So if you're looking to improve your body composition, your gut health is a fantastic and powerful place to...

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Easy 3 Ingredient Gut Healing Recipe

Up to as much as six pounds of your body weight is bacteria.  A recent study showed that that by-products of bacterial fibre digestion were shown to increase serotonin.  And that means that when you have happy gut bacteria, you are happy, have reduced...

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FB Live – Gut Healing

Diving into ‘how to recover your gut after antibiotics’ today. Did you know you may have been given antibiotics without even knowing? And antibiotic resistance is a threat because of overuse. In the US at least 2 MILLION people become infected with...

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Going Deep – Gut Health – Part 1

Going deep series – part 1. We have 5 high impact blogs coming your way to get you the knowledge you require to get the results you deserve. Accelerated. For Life.   Here’s an option if you’re short on time. Because there is a ton of information in a short amount of...

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The Secret to Habit Change

I’ve always been a perfectionist. I’ve always loved to get stuff done. To the point where if I had time in my days where I was sat idly I would dream up things to fill it with. Oh I’ve received a promotion at work so I’m not on the gym floor so much? Great – I can...

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Education, Self Love and Mantras from Hails

Once again we have the pleasure of sharing some words of wisdom from one of the leading female fitness professionals, Hayley Hollander.  Her background is extensive and her words are more than inspirational.  You can feel her compassion, care and laughter from...

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Midnight Sun Marathon – Part 2

So I’m sat in TromsØ airport awaiting our flights back to Kuwait reflecting back upon what was my journey to the Midnight Sun Marathon and the actual race. Let’s just say my race day experience was not what I had dreamt of but in fact, now I’ve had my little breakdown...

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Marathon Training – Part 1

Pancreatic Cancer is a disease that affected my family – my granny, who was caring for my grandpa, was diagnosed and passed away within a month. She was meant to start treatment but passed away during the night after waking in pain and getting breakfast out and ready...

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Words from a Wonder Woman

So I, Cam, met Calliene a few years ago and she inspires me every single day - this is why I've reached out to her - to share some of her wisdom and wonder woman powers with you.  I hope you enjoy 🙂 Can you explain who you are, what you do and your passion? I'm an...

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How Ramadan/Fasting Affects Female Fat Loss

Women are different from men – quite obviously physiologically. When you see one or the other you’re more than likely to be able to tell the difference just by looking. So when it comes to exercise, training and nutrition often the solution fed to women is ‘do what...

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5 Ways to Maximise Training in Ramadan

Fasting in Ramadan can have several benefits: Improved mental discipline, awareness and strength A chance to rekindle your spiritual connection, shut away distractions and explore inwards. An opportunity to flush the body of limiting habits, patterns and refresh them...

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Top 10 Bucket List Challenges

So today’s blog is a little bit of fun. The reason being is that we truly believe in the power of challenges to get you feeling strong, resilient and capable. Because a weight loss or body composition goal is not always fun and having something bigger to aim for gets...

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Advice for Mum’s from a 14 Year Old Me

I have tried to write this for a long time… after a few conversations over the past weeks I’ve come to realize that now is the time. Bear with me. It’s a toughie. Have you got young women in the house – ladies in that stage between cute adoring girls and fully fledged...

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5 Tips for Thriving Ramadan

Preparing to make the best of your month Whether you are practicing a fasting protocol or living as normal through the Holy month of Ramadan, this blog is designed for YOU. “Giving yourself some loving attention isn’t selfish – it’s sensible.” Penelope Quest In order...

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3 Steps to Better Nutrition

When it comes to making a change in your body one way to do so is to make changes, tweaks and refine your nutrition. Nutrition for us, and our clients, is not dieting in the strict, restrictive and normal perception of the idea. It is gentle, caring and nourishing...

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Take Your Blinders Off

Blinders are coverings placed over a horse's eyes which prevent the horse from seeing anything that isn't straight ahead. When wearing blinders, the horse can't see anything to the sides. This helps prevent a horse from being scared by things it can't see. The idea is...

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Three Reasons to Reflect

Today is the 2nd of April and one-quarter way through the year and with this time comes more sunshine, lighter mornings and the imminent summer. It’s a really good time to reflect and refine what you are doing so that your actions moving forwards are beneficial to...

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Urban Ultra – Big Stinker

So this past weekend I, Coach Cam, was just north of Dubai participating in the Urban Ultra Big Stinker 24k race - a run up and over a beautiful mountain (540m) ascent and descent per 12k loop in Ras Al Khaimah. The 45k ultra distance was an extended loop with...

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4 ways to get your Veggies IN

Vegetables are so important – they provide necessary fiber for good digestion as well as vitamins and minerals for optimal health and performance. I feel like your mother right now – but I’m ok with that 😉 Vegetables are naturally low calorie, nutrient dense foods...

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5 Steps to Adventure

Adventure – an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous experience or activity. Exploring unknown territory. I believe that adventure is so very important when it comes to self confidence, trust and belief. Whether that adventure is something that scares you a small...

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Community

Community is so important when it comes to achieving a health and fitness goal – that’s the reason Weight Watchers, Herbalife, Crossfit and Zumba are so very enticing. They provide a social group, of any size, whose members reside in a specific way of life – they have...

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Increase your Motivation with Exercise Personality

Let’s play a game 😉 Have you ever….. Decided upon a new health and fitness regime but not really felt a good gut feeling about it? It didn’t feel right so you did it for a short while then stopped? It was too time consuming and didn’t fit into your lifestyle easily?...

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FAQ about the Healthy Happy You

So I’ve been getting lots of questions about the Healthy Happy You Project – what exactly it is, how it’s set up and what will be achieved. For that reason I thought I’d lay it out here for you as a quick reference. What is it? Healthy Happy You Project is a 6-week...

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Happiness Over Goals

Don’t overlook happiness in order to reach your dream body. It’s not worth it. And more often than not will leave you further from your goals than when you started. What point is having the body of your dreams if you are miserable? In health and fitness, happiness is...

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Matching Exercise to your Personality

In order to really love what you do witin the gym, it’s really important to enjoy your exercise. That’s why we believe in PTA Global’s #moStyle – movement personality. Your #moStyle can be found out simply by answering the three questions below and scoring yourself:...

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Willpower and Your Health

Noted in the dictionary as the ability to control one’s impulses and actions, or control exerted to do something or restrain impulses. Within the context of losing weight, body composition or gaining fitness willpower is often thought of as the holy-grail. It is...

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Peer Pressuring

We tend to hear a lot about peer pressure when we’re in school, college or as parents in reference to our kids. Typing into Google that very phrase and the first 34 pages are full of articles, blogs, research and companies targeted towards children, teens and college...

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4 Tips for Accountability

The state of being liable, responsible or answerable., to accept responsibility for ones’ actions. However you put it, being accountable is a powerful tool that can be used to maximize results. Whether you are looking to improve your health, fitness, lifestyle,...

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Over Reaching

To reach over and beyond, to over extend, going to far…. It is clear in it’s meaning, but how does it translate to health and fitness? Find out in the explanations below. Over-Reaching in Training In order to perform optimally, athletes and general population must be...

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5 New Year Tips

In a recent study published in July showed that people’s risk of premature death rises 42% if and when they are out of shape. This number almost equals the risk of early death associated with heavy smoking. Secondly, in another recent study, it showed that we could,...

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New Years Resolutions – Good or Bad?

As per normal within the fitness industry, there are two opposing views when it comes to new years resolutions. And to be honest they are completely at contrast to one another. It’s confusing so what should you do? Within this post we explore them both to allow you to...

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My Story

This year I have a lot to be thankful for – I married the man of my dreams, had the best honeymoon with a lot of time off work, worked a lot to pay for said wedding and travel, surrogated a puppy and launched this business. I feel confident, content and truly as if...

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Antioxidants and Your Body

This blog is of special relevance right now especially because of lower outside air temperatures, shorter day light hours, heating and the onset of ‘flu season’. But it is also always relevant and can be applied anytime. Antioxidants are always going to be a good...

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21 Day Habits

Conventional wisdom has it that we make a new habit fairly swiftly, about 21 days to make a habit.  As with anything else in science and the world, this turns out to be an average, or rather something that can happen with some things, but others can take the better...

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Causes of Shoulder Pain

The whole body works as one, so when you have shoulder pain the likelihood is that the pain in not coming from the shoulder. The pain is a symptom of something more body-wide. In this article we explore some of the possible causes of shoulder pain. To preface the blog...

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4 Tips to Thrive through December

Throughout this month (and actually any month) things can easily become busy which has a knock on effect.  Those effects seem small but escalate - before you know it weight has been gained, fitness and strength lost, colds and flu appear as if from no where and even...

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An Apology to my Clients

I will be honest that when I first became a trainer over a decade ago, the minute a client came to me with a weight loss goal I would barge them with a plan, strict guidelines and the knowledge (within me) that this was easy to follow and put into everyday life. Very...

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Raw Salted Caramel Pecan Protein Balls

Do I need to say much more?  Well these lovely bites of happiness contain only 6 ingredients and are quicker than your average energy or protein ball as no fat (coconut oil) needs to be melted or added. All you will need are the ingredients and a blender or food...

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A View on Back Pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain? In this blog we will discuss where it may originate and what to do about it. Bear in mind that whoever you are this is a blog and doesn’t necessarily apply to you – if you have lower back pain then it is best to seek advice...

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Pain Management

The link between pain, nutrition and movement is too strong to ignore. A situation I see far too often when working with my clients who have pain is one where life is sedentary or repetitive and nutrition is mediocre at best. Although huge improvements can be made by...

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The Ugly Truth About Dieting

When it comes to a body composition goal there are many discussions, often heated, regarding how quickly change can be obtained. On one side of the coin the media flaunts the latest celebrity diet that can ‘guarantee’ you lose 16lbs in 5 days! The New Atkins Diet...

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10 Steps to Getting Out of a Funk

The slang, to be in a funk, means that you’re unhappy and without hope. That time where things are going a little haywire and you feel down from it. Or maybe everything is OK but you don’t feel quite right, in a hole or stuck. The phrases ‘down in the dumps’ or...

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Fat and Health

Fat has been demonized for a long time in the arena of health and wellness – there are many reasons why; from the China study to media/conglomeration influence). Fat is now, no longer, the bad guy and with this information becoming more apparent we need to get clarity...

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Results vs. Life

When it comes to getting results and moving better there is a common underlying trait that stops people in their track. Don’t be one of these people. The ones who try their absolute hardest in the gym and, in the realms of the kitchen, but something doesn’t click and...

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5 Things that I Learnt from The Battle

This weekend saw Kuwait's most prominent Crossfit competition hit at Marina Crescent thanks to Circuit+.  We took at team of three soft tissue therapists to The Battle ground and gave athlete's much needed care and attention before, during and after each event.  With...

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Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

When you’re looking to get lean, lose weight or improve daily performance you may have come across a concept to cut out, drop or manipulate carbohydrates. There are many ‘diet’s out there that make recommendations about carbohydrate consumption. Commonly carbohydrates...

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A Bit about Protein

If you are at all conscious of #gymlife on social media, magazines or even around your friends you will have come across the protein phenomenon. The phenomenon being that in order to lose body fat and look toned, lean and/or ripped you must eat protein every few...

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The Power of Breath

When it comes to pain from over-reaching during training, lifestyle or specific injuries there is one common theme that when utilized brings about equilibrium to the body. Warning – once you jump down this rabbit hole there is no turning back. Breathing is something...

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The 5 Best Ways to End Comparison

In a dark state of self-comparison looking at others and thinking “why can she eat what she wants and not gain a pound?” or “she looks way thinner/better/confident/successful [insert similar adjective her] than me” will lead to discomfort within. This discomfort slips...

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What is OFT?

OFT, simplified, is a recovery and mobility strategy developed and shared by Ian O’Dwyer or PTA Global and OD on Movement. “change is forever occurring; those of us who fear it will never reach their full potention and achieve their dreams” – Ian O’Dwyer OFT stands...

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What is driving you?

Do you have to have an external goal to be successful? I believe that answer is a firm no. Does that stop me guiding you lot through the process of reaching external goals? Nope. Why – because sometimes a little external reward is what we need to get momentum and...

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MOSTABILITY

When we look at the joints in the body and the way in which they are supposed to function, we begin to see a pattern. Michol Dalcourt (or Institute of Motion) works with the principle of a joint-by-joint approach to whole body integration in regards to function,...

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Conquer Emotional Eating

Firstly, we begin with the definition. Emotional eating is turning to food in order to overcome negative emotions such as stress, discomfort, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Major life events or, more commonly, the hassles of daily life can trigger...

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The Importance of Safety Blanket Habits

Have you ever done so well on introducing a new habit that you’ve felt indestructible, and then something crops up which slams you back away from those great habits to your old unhelpful ones? The steps towards your goal were so clear and you knew you were getting...

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The Secret to Moving Better

Phew, I turn 30 in January. I don’t know about you but the years of training hard and lifting heavy feel like they are starting to catch up with me. Until recently mobility has always taken a back seat, I know right… the hippocarcy is clear. As a coach and trainer I...

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The Blame Game

For me, as a child, I played this game like an expert. It is something that I carried into my young adult life and left me not at my best, in fact, far from it. ‘The Blame Game’ is finding reasons (excuses) that something isn’t your fault and as quickly as possible...

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3 Ways to get a Transformation Mindset

Transformation is defined as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance, a metamorphosis, which is either induced or spontaneous causing change. We are in the transformation business – all of our clients come to us wanting to transform – either for...

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Move More

In the Naperville, IL, a PE teacher named Phil Lawer had an idea - to get kids moving before they went to school in the morning.  The subsequent results improved not only the school's performance but the cognitive ability of the students.  The excellent book, Spark,...

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This recipe is the bomb and since so many of you have asked for it, here it is.   INGREDIENTS (for the crust): A whole cauliflower Half cup of ground almond 2-3 cloves of garlic 2 eggs Salt & Pepper to taste METHOD: Grate the cauliflower (or if you're a less...

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Integrity

Integrity – the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, being whole and undivided.   Picture this if you will; a young man dressed in grey tracksuit bottoms, sports shoes a hoody which has the hood drawn up and tightened around and over the...

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Stop Trying to Lose Weight

Wanting to lose weight, tone up and look better naked are great goals, they are also, somewhat lacking.  Within this article explore the reason why taking a different view of your goals will assist you much more, lead you to a happier life and give you what you really...

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Quick Results For YOU!

It's the new year and we are getting questions from our coaching clients as to how to achieve the best results in the quickest possible time.    There are many ways in which to optimise your training to get the best results, however for a quick look we've created this...

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Recovery equals Results

When it comes to results one thing will always bring it together – and that one thing is recovery. When your goal is weight loss, fat loss, increasing strength, bouncing back from injury or specific sports performance getting adequate recovery is essential to long...

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Begin Your Transformation Now

Deciding what you want is often a stumbling block when trying to achieve a weight loss goal and transformation.  In this post NLPerform gives you free information to highlight and overcome the most common obstacles - simply not having enough time, not finding the...

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How to Pick The Right Exercise

When scrolling through your mobile news feed recently have you been bombarded with a truck load of information about what you SHOULD be exercising?  "Do these hip thrusts for a firm butt" "Go running for maximum weight loss" "the best exercise for fat loss is..." It's...

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Training with Frank Furness

Over the weekend I had the great pleasure of listening to Frank Furness talk about marketing and social media. If you get the opportunity to see Frank in action I would highly recommend it. As well as listening to him talk I also had the opportunity to train with...

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Holiday Weight Loss Top Tips

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with it comes the annual travel, increased consumption of sweet treats and high calorie beverages.  During this blog post find NLPerform's top tips for Holiday Weight Loss. At NLPerform we create transformations; slow,...

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Stress Vs. Fat Loss

At this summer's fitness convention in the UK, Fitpro LIVE, NLPerform were able to catch Rodney Corn of PTA Global speak about reducing stress and consequently increasing success.  Sharing how, by keeping it simple and actionable will assist you in obtaining your peak...

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Overcome Inertia for Weight Loss

Inertia was best explained by Sir Isaac Newton in his first law of motion. The law of motion is that an object at rest stays at rest and an object continues in motion until an external force acts on it.  The same principle can be applied to ourselves when looking to...

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Exercise Personality

Your exercise personality allows YOU to find out what types of exercise suit YOU best.  At NLPerform we believe, from our education at PTA Global, that this is of the utmost importance so that you can consistently move; enjoy what you do and do what you love.  If you...

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The BEST Training Program

  Within the realm of health, fitness and wellness there is an unprecedented amount of information, inspiration and quick fixes to assisting you in losing those unwanted pounds or to gain the lean mass that you’ve always dreamed of. Walk into a newsagent and you...

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Eating for Weight Loss

The vast majority of NLPerform's clients are focussing on weight loss; sometimes have been for months, years and decades with little or no change.  Over the past century as more information and knowledge has been shared throughout the media waistlines have actually...

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8 Tricks To Sleep Like A Baby

Sleep is so important when it comes to any health and fitness goal, whether its weight loss or increasing lean mass, Sleep is the key! It is vital to give your body quality time to repair and to consolidate thoughts and memories. During this time your body is...

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Move a little more

Its the start of November, a little over 7 weeks until Christmas and 8 weeks until the new year, and 2015 draws to a close.  Mornings are getting a little darker, daytime gets a little more chilled and the evenings get a little shorter. This past weekend NLPerform...

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Stuck in a Weight Loss Rut?

When having a thought of improving health, wellness and weight loss a common, and detrimental phrase, that is churned out with too much regularity between peers is "I have just got to get back on track". In a gym, especially from the view of a coach, this is somewhat...

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Successful change – what, why and how?

Next Level Performance has accumulated experience with thousands of people who have had success in making change; whether that’s body composition, weight loss, mindset, performance and/or pain relief. With this experience it is clear there is ONE common theme –...

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Meditation

Meditation is the practice of training the mind in order to become aware of its content without becoming identified with that content.  Mindfulness, being present and awareness of yourself are benefits that, whomever you are, will facilitate wisdom and greater, more...

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Intermittent Fasting – A quick overview!

There are several benefits to intermittent fasting and several structures to follow. This article aims only to scratch the surface of what lies beneath, whilst digging deep enough to assist you in making an informed decision as to its application and viability of...

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