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#27 Why does stopping smoking make me fat?

This was a statement that a client brought to us earlier this week, saying a medical professional had told them that smoking speeds up your metabolism and therefore if you stop it will slow down thus making you gain weight. We were, obviously, extremely…

What’s The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life?

It’s exercise! When we think of the benefits of exercise a few common ones always spring to mind; fat loss, increased energy, and strength and muscle gains. But the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity reach much further than this, with life changing benefits extending…

Podcast #9: Ten top tips for beginner exercisers

Welcome to all our brand new virtual clients who start their online programs today! Want to know more about our virtual Personal Training? 

Students fear for their qualifications

Thank you to the Southland Times and Stuff for publishing this story. We are simply trying to get to the bottom of what has happened to Fitlink, plus how our staff can get their courses completed without any further cost or inconvenience.

Exercise training v calorie deficit diets: which is best to improve body weight & VAT fat?

Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is the ‘bad fat’ around the internal organs and an identified culprit in cardio-metabolic diseases, hence an important target of exercise programmes and nutrition. Can exercise target VAT reduction? This article is based on a research review (See the link…

Keep well this winter by keeping active indoors

It’s not an uncommon story; the best laid exercise plans being derailed by inclement weather and low temperatures. That run or walk gets put off and the heater gets turned up. Let’s face it, sometimes the heat pump is more attractive than the outdoors….