Functional Fitness can change your life!

If you wish to bulk up, try to focus on doing bench presses, squatting, and dead lifting. They are the three most powerful exercises to promote fitness and increase the strength of your muscles.

With weight training and increased muscle in the thighs, you are able to burn more calories while running and have more power to run faster and longer. This way, you can burn so much more calories compared to individuals who do not train their legs. Not to mention the extra calories burned during resting because of the elevated resting metabolic rate.

The concept of fitness habits being so structured and regimented is one of the biggest reasons many people never even get started - and it's also a big factor that 'gets people of their programs'.

• Elevated: Performed on a raised surface e.g. a chair. Pick a chair (without wheels) and stand on it. Stretch your arms out in front of you and hold out one leg (alternatively you can fold your leg…whichever is most comfortable). Lower yourself as far down as you can go then push yourself back up with the same leg. After doing enough repetitions, switch legs and do the same. Elevated one legged bodyweight squats are better than the ground variation because they allow you to go deeper and work the leg muscles more. This is an amazing bodyweight leg workout.

With all this attention placed on getting fit, you’d think everyone would be healthier. Society has more knowledge about how to be fit. You know it’s important to exercise and eat right. Still, the number of people who are obese in this country continues to rise.

The fitter you are, the more likely you are to feel good about your general appearance. It is depressing being overweight and out of shape. Embarking on an exercise programme helps us to lose weight and tone up, which in turn boost our self-esteem and confidence.

There are fitness camps that are located in the scenic beauty of the Blue Mountains in NSW, the exotic beaches of QLD and mesmerizing forests of WA. They provide 4 and 5 star accommodations, wherein single rooms will be given to each couple with a majestic personal bathroom and quality services. Numerous facilities like gym with your own personal trainer, swimming pool, running or walking track, excellent kitchen, etc are available for you to get yourself started. There are a number of activities in which you can participate in such as adventurous sports like mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, etc. or classes like aerobics, taekwondo and yoga. The best part about these camps is that they plan everything for you. An initial health check-up along with your health requirements and personal goals of weight loss is noted and the personnel at these camps make an in-depth schedule on how you can achieve your goals quickly, efficiently but at the same time have a great time.