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9 days ago

Bad Posture & Injuries

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

💥 Are you guilty of this?! I am…

When we think of injuries, we usually picture something that “happened” like a sprained ankle or pulled muscle.

But many injuries are actually caused by years of bad posture.

And one BIG cause of that is carrying a purse, briefcase, or a bag on one… View more
💥 Are you guilty of this?! I am…

When we think of injuries, we usually picture something that “happened” like a sprained ankle or pulled muscle.

But many injuries are actually caused by years of bad posture.

And one BIG cause of that is carrying a purse, briefcase, or a bag on one shoulder!

When you carry weight on one side all the time, you can end up compensating by rounding your spine to the opposite side in order to compensate. (Seriously, start watching people carrying bags and you’ll see what I’m talking about!)

This does NOT mean you can’t carry a bag with you.

BUT … if you are going to carry weight on just one side (we all have our favourite sides), there are some protective measures you can take. Do this:

✅Be mindful of your posture.
✅Stand tall and draw your shoulders down and back away from your ears to take the load off your rounded shoulders.
✅Engage your abs and upper back muscles.
✅Switch sides often.
✅Strengthen your core to help you keep an upright posture.

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12 days ago

Wellness Tip

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

⭐️I have a SUPER stretch you HAVE to try that will make your upper body feel relaxed – plus it can help with nagging neck aches.

🙋‍♂‍If you spend a lot of time on your phone or laptop, chances are your neck muscles could use a little love.

Especially your deep neck flexors, … View more
⭐️I have a SUPER stretch you HAVE to try that will make your upper body feel relaxed – plus it can help with nagging neck aches.

🙋‍♂‍If you spend a lot of time on your phone or laptop, chances are your neck muscles could use a little love.

Especially your deep neck flexors, which sit behind your windpipe - because they play a huge role in neck stability.

Slouching while on your phone or computer means your head is often forward and angled downward. Over time, this position weakens those muscles and can lead to muscle imbalances.

Here’s an exercise that’ll feel amazing after a long screen-time session. You might even feel it in your upper back and shoulders.

✅Lie on your back
✅Without lifting your head, look down towards your toes drawing your chin in towards your chest (think double chin)
✅Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times!

That’s it! An easy exercise that you can do with no equipment in less than 2 minutes.


REFERENCE:
www.sprintphysio.co.uk...

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16 days ago

🔥EASY HEALTH HACK 🔥

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

🍋💦Did you know drinking lemon water can help you absorb more micronutrients from the foods you eat?!

This is one of my favourite hacks because it’s easy, cheap, and delicious … plus it takes almost NO time to prepare.

There’s a lot of other reasons to drink it, too...
🥗It can … View more
🍋💦Did you know drinking lemon water can help you absorb more micronutrients from the foods you eat?!

This is one of my favourite hacks because it’s easy, cheap, and delicious … plus it takes almost NO time to prepare.

There’s a lot of other reasons to drink it, too...
🥗It can help you absorb more micronutrients out of each meal
🚀It helps jumpstart your digestion
🤩It’s loaded with vitamin C
💪It helps promote weight loss

You can give it a try by mixing 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice in 1 cup (240 ml) of water 10-15 minutes before your meal.


REFERENCES:
www.mcisaachealthsystems.com...
www.healthline.com...

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19 days ago

Poor Posture

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

🤯🤯 Did you know that poor posture can affect your mood – making you feel more anxious and stressed?!

It’s because when you round your shoulders forward, it not only tightens muscles in your shoulders and chest, but it also limits the expansion of your ribs and lungs.

This position … View more
🤯🤯 Did you know that poor posture can affect your mood – making you feel more anxious and stressed?!

It’s because when you round your shoulders forward, it not only tightens muscles in your shoulders and chest, but it also limits the expansion of your ribs and lungs.

This position can lead to short, quick, shallow breathing...

And shallow breathing triggers your stress response, leaving you feeling stressed and anxious!

See how one small, seemingly insignificant thing can impact your day in a BIG WAY?

So if you’re reading this, consider this your sign from the Universe to sit (or stand) up tall … and keep a close eye on your posture 😀

Did you sit or stand up taller just now?

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27 days ago

New pilates class, who's in?

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

I have a new community pilates class starting at 7pm Tuesdays, who's in? Comment "pilates"

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60 days ago

Whole Life Challenge - An invitation to you! Starts January 16th

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Tawa Fitness is hosting a Whole Life Challenge team and we want you to play with us! (you don't have to be a Tawa Fitness Centre member). This isn’t just any “challenge.” Whole Life Challenge focuses on 7 Daily Habits: Nutrition, Exercise, Mobility, Hydration, Sleep, Well-Being, and … View moreTawa Fitness is hosting a Whole Life Challenge team and we want you to play with us! (you don't have to be a Tawa Fitness Centre member). This isn’t just any “challenge.” Whole Life Challenge focuses on 7 Daily Habits: Nutrition, Exercise, Mobility, Hydration, Sleep, Well-Being, and Reflection. It will be a challenge, but also an exploration and (for those who make it to the end) an accomplishment. So, who’s in? How to join our WLC Team:
1. Register for our team by clicking our link below: play.wholelifechallenge.com...
2. Create a Whole Life Challenge account.
3. You will then be sent to the registration page to complete the process.
4. Once your registration is complete, you’ll be asked to choose your WLC game settings.
Once you complete registration, Whole Life Challenge will send you everything you need to hit the ground running. We couldn’t be more excited to be hosting this event and can’t wait to see all you accomplish over the 6 weeks of the Whole Life Challenge!

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68 days ago

Free 365 Day Fitness Challenge

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Hope you all had a great christmas. Now it's time to focus on 2021 and being a fitter, healthier more motivated you.
We would love you to join our free challenge which you can do from home. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions you must seek medical advice to ensure it's … View more
Hope you all had a great christmas. Now it's time to focus on 2021 and being a fitter, healthier more motivated you.
We would love you to join our free challenge which you can do from home. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions you must seek medical advice to ensure it's safe for you to participate in the challenge.

Here are the details of our challenge:

Welcome to the 365 day challenge
1 mile (1.6km or 1600m) per day for 365 days.
Why a mile? Because it’s an iconic distance.
It must be dedicated exercise. You can walk/run or bike or jump on a cross trainer or hop on a rower or ski erg.

You must complete the task each day, however things do come up in life so it will be allowable each week to do one day
of 3.2km enabling you to have a free day if required.

You will have your own 365 day challenge chart to tick off your completed sessions. There will be a monthly prize draw which you get to enter on completion of each month.

The object of the challenge is to be a fitter healthier more motivated you! To gain a sense of achievement and empowerment.

Think to the end of 2021 when you can look back and say if I can do this, what else can I achieve?

Are you in? Get your copy of the 365 day challenge chart by emailing
tawafitnesscentre@gmail.com and get ready to start on the 1st January 2021.

If you have family or friends that would like to join in get them to email as well and I will forward them their 365 day Challenge chart.

Any questions let me know. Lets hit 2021 running!

Cathy Finnimore
Tawa Fitness Centre

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151 days ago

Get Yourself Moving for Summer!

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Time to try something new to get yourself fit for summer. Check this out!

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159 days ago

Beginners Guide to Exercise

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

🔥💡NO MORE “SOMEDAY.” You’re worth more than that, wouldn’t you agree?

👉 It’s time to start TODAY … and here’s how (for FREE!) 🎉


🤯Taking that first step is always the hardest part. Especially when it comes to exercise - and trying to figure out the safest, most … View more
🔥💡NO MORE “SOMEDAY.” You’re worth more than that, wouldn’t you agree?

👉 It’s time to start TODAY … and here’s how (for FREE!) 🎉


🤯Taking that first step is always the hardest part. Especially when it comes to exercise - and trying to figure out the safest, most effective way to get REAL RESULTS.

📓That’s why I created my brand-new FREE ebook, “The Beginner Quick Start Exercise Guide!”

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY NOW www.dropbox.com...


🥳Some coaches would charge over $100 bucks for this program – but I’m giving it away for FREE for a very short time ...

💪🏾Because now more than ever, it’s important to take control of your health & fitness.

✅ Improve your cardiovascular fitness
✅ Get stronger
✅ Boost your immune system
✅ Feel energized
✅ Sleep better
✅ Reduce stress
✅ Improve weight management

👍🏾This book contains everything you need to know (without the fluff) from getting (and staying) motivated, to the exact kind of workouts you need to be doing.

🏆14-Day Workout Plan
🏆Strength Workouts (no fancy equipment)
🏆Cardio How-Tos & Workouts
🏆Flexibility Guide

💪🏾You can start your exercise routine TODAY! What are you waiting for?

GRAB YOUR COPY HERE: www.dropbox.com...

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212 days ago

Kettlebell workshop

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Learn the foundational movements of kettlebell conditioning for full body fitness.

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233 days ago

Complimentary Tacfit Workshop/Workout

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Join Craig at Tawa Fitness Centre Sunday week if you would like to know more about the health-first fitness approach of TACFIT and the training options coming to Tawa soon! Contact Craig to reserve your space in the workshop or for more information. craig.tacfit.tawa@gmail.com
www.tacfit.nz...

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341 days ago

Managing Stress - free guide attached

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Hi I hope this guide helps you to reduce stress and improve the quality of your health as we deal with Covid-19. Take care!

Kind Regards
Cathy Finnimore
Tawa Fitness Centre

407 days ago

Community Yoga Term 1 starts week of 10th February

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

We would love to have you come and join our Yoga Classes (1 hour duration) Limited spaces available. Email or phone and secure your space today:
tawafitnesscentre@gmail.com ph:2328500.
Details:
Mondays @ 6.30pm
10th February to 6th April
9 week block $90

Wednesdays @ 6.30pm
12th … View more
We would love to have you come and join our Yoga Classes (1 hour duration) Limited spaces available. Email or phone and secure your space today:
tawafitnesscentre@gmail.com ph:2328500.
Details:
Mondays @ 6.30pm
10th February to 6th April
9 week block $90

Wednesdays @ 6.30pm
12th February to 8th April
9 week block $90

Fridays @ 9.15am
14th February to 10th April
9 week block $90

Please note a minimum of 5 participants is required for the blocks to run.

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488 days ago

Holiday special - 3 month Student membership

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Home for the holidays? Studies finished, at a loose end? Come join Tawa Fitness Centre. Present your student ID and take advantage of this 3 month special offer. Offer expires 30/11/19.
tawafitnesscentre.co.nz tawafitnesscentre@gmail.com ph:2328500

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495 days ago

TRY something New - Complimentary sessions!

Cathy Finnimore from Tawa Fitness Centre

Do you want to be more mobile, fitter, stronger or stable then try our complimentary TACFIT(bodyweight conditioning)sessions. These sessions are suitable for all ability levels.

When: Thursday 28th Nov and 5th Dec (if enough demand will run a session on 12th Dec)
Where: Tawa Fitness Centre
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Do you want to be more mobile, fitter, stronger or stable then try our complimentary TACFIT(bodyweight conditioning)sessions. These sessions are suitable for all ability levels.

When: Thursday 28th Nov and 5th Dec (if enough demand will run a session on 12th Dec)
Where: Tawa Fitness Centre
82 Main Road
Time: 6.30pm (1 hour duration)
Instructor: Craig jackett

Craig is a personal trainer and specialises in bodyweight conditioning, he currently works in Miramar but lives in Tawa. Next year he is going to be focusing on working in Tawa.
Come and try these complimentary sessions learn some new skills. What have you got to lose?

BE IN QUICK 8 spaces per session
Please book your space email tawafitnesscentre@gmail.com, message or ph:2328500.

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