KEEPING THINGS NEAT

One of the most overlooked, yet most important influences on overall health and weight management is someones NEAT.   NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis,) includes everything energy expending other than direct sport and exercise, eating and sleeping....

NO ONE CARES

The number one reason you aren’t getting results, isn’t because you’re doing the wrong rep range, amount of sets, or tempo. It isn’t because you’re doing too much, or too little cardio. It isn’t because your trainer is prescribing...

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR THYROID?

We could describe thyroid as the pace maker for your body. Every cell of the human body has Thyroid Hormone Receptors. The thyroid effectively regulates your metabolism and how many calories you’re burning.   Generally speaking people with Hyperthyroidism (fast...

CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ISN’T THE ANSWER

Looking at hormonal profiles of obese people vs lean people, the larger of the two almost always have: -       Insulin Resistance -       Cortisol Issues -       Estrogen Issues   The question should be asked, are these the cause or consequence of obesity?...

BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS

GRIPT was established in 2014 out of the frustration Jack was having in the fitness industry. With commercial gyms having a low level of care towards their clients' training, safety and results, and Personal Trainers treating...

TRAINING ETHOS – MEL

You would think after 8 years in this industry, this would be easy to answer, almost in a ‘roll off the tongue’ kind of way, however it's not. It's given me more of an opportunity to reflect on my years as a coach and how I have changed from being this young vibratnt...

WHEN YOUR HEAD IS IN THE CLOUDS

In attempt to write a blog, I succeeded by failing.   After an hour of procrastination with no inspiration or ideas for a topic, I removed myself from my working station and went outside. In a nearby park I proceeded to lay on the grass and look up at the sky and...

SOMETHING COOL YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CREATINE

When we think of Creatine, it immediately conjures up images of bodybuilding, strength, and muscle. Creatine can help users gain strength and increase muscle volume through its role in restoring ATP levels; the energy system the body uses for muscular contractions....

MEET THE CLIENT – MOLLY

I joined GRIPT in August 2016. When I first walked into the studio I weighed 105kg and struggled to perform a single body weight squat, let alone a set of lunges! I was embarrassed by how I looked, paralysed by my lack of confidence and mentally fatigued by an...

SUSPICIOUS SALT SPRAYS

Our society thrives off trends, fads, convenience, and fashionable consumables. I’ve observed a growing popularity in magnesium sprays and oils, often given exposure on social media by companies and individuals, who possess little knowledge about health, nutrition,...

YOUR SLEEPING SOLUTIONS

Without enough sleep your body doesn't recovery optimally from training. Outside of that, lack of sleep or more accurately, poor quality sleep can result in any of the following:   Bad moods Slower reaction time Inability to think quickly and problem solve Poor...

GLUTAMINE

IMPROVE GUT HEALTH & NUTRIENT ABSORPTION Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscle tissue and can assist with muscle repair and immune recovery due to having a positive effect on the body’s nitrogen levels. Glutamine is the main substrate...

ONE SUPPLEMENT YOU SHOULD BE TAKING

It could be said a ‘specialist’ is someone who knows more and more about nothing. I think the future of good health needs ‘generalists’. I feel strongly on the topic and believe we abuse western medicine privileges and are far too quick to treat the symptom instead of looking at the root cause.

MEET THE CLIENT – HANNAH

Prior to coming to GRIPT I had begun to feel frustrated and stagnant with my training regime having become like so many before, just a membership payment. I heard about GRIPT through a close friend who absolutely raved about the classes, so thought why not give it a...

INSULIN IS KING

When it comes to fat loss, there is more than one way to skin a cat. For the majority of the population including myself, I am almost immediately deterred by the idea of counting calories. Considering so many other factors influence body composition, why wouldn’t I be.

CREATINE

INCREASE STRENGTH & TRAINING VOLUME Creatine is one of the most researched nutritional supplements on the market used by gym members and athletes alike. Creatine Monohydrate can help users gain strength and increase muscle volume, through creatine’s role in...