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What do you do in a box gym?

Posted on 20 Aug 2017 by

What do you do in a Box Gym?When you walk into a box gym for the first time, it might occur to you that it doesn't look like your regular commercial gym.In fact, you might not think there's much there at all!Many of us are used to being met with treadmills, cross trainers, and an array of fancy looking machines. So entering a box gym might feel a bit daunting and... vast.Instead, you are met with plenty of squat racks, bumper plates, kettlebells, wall balls, dumbbells, rings, climbing ropes, rigs, resistance bands - and...

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Three common fears of training in a Box Gym

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 by

Are You Afraid of the Gym?Entering a Strength and Conditioning Gym as a newbie can feel a bit scary. Perhaps you feel a bit intimidated by the environment. Maybe you lack confidence in your own ability. Or you're worried about what others think of you.But you know what? These feelings are normal, and you are not alone! We promise you, it doesn't need to be this way.Allow us to put your mind at ease.Below are the most common fears, with strategies you can implement to start feeling more confident today.FEAR #1: “Everyone is...

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3 Tips to Stay in Shape Over Christmas!

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 by

With the festive period, fast approaching, soon the staff and friends’ Christmas parties will be in full swing, the drinks will be flowing and your shelves will be fully stacked with plenty of indulgent delights. You tell yourself “it’s been a tough year I deserve to let my hair down over Christmas” but, before you know it, you have lost the body that you have worked so hard for during the year and its back to square one come the new year. To help you avoid this very common but preventable scenario here are 3 useful...

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No Time to Get Results? Think Again! Jason’s Journey

Posted on 13 Oct 2016 by Matt Schofield

In January Jason came down to Extreme with the aim of getting fit and lean after having surgery on his ankle. He weighed 95.5kg and his body fat was 34%.Due to having the commitment of a young family his only options to train were early in the morning, before work, or during his dinner break. This could be seen as a major barrier but Jason just accepted this and found a way to work around his limited available time.Fast forward ten months Jason is now 86.8kg and 12.8% body fat.How did he do it?Most mornings Jason...

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Your 2016

Posted on 08 Jan 2016 by Matt Schofield

Once again Christmas has been and gone and here we are, at the beginning of the new year, a new start and new goals set for 2016.This time last year Laura wrote an excellent post (which you can find here) regarding your resolutions for 2015. In this post we set you a challenge of sticking to your resolution, having a positive mind set and grinding through those hard times by planning well.This year it’s over to you! Now we want to know how your 2015 went. We want to hear all about what you achieved and what your plans...

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