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Wellbeing at Work

May 12, 2019 by Fabiola Detari in Health HealthAtWork wellbeing

After spending long hours on the computer making you want to soothe your eyes with a splash of water. Not to mention the acute throbbing acute pain in your shoulders that you wish would just go away.  Put your head down as needs must but wait… How about if there is a magic formula that […]

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Nutritional Myth Busting

February 3, 2019 by Fabiola Detari in Health Metabolism Nutrition Weight Loss wellbeing

Carbs make you fat? Fat makes you fat? Sugar makes you fat? Hold on a cotton picking second… What do these macronutrients have in common? They contain calories. All diets work, the principle is the same: calorie deficit. That is eat fewer calories than you burn. Calories will always be the driver of fat loss […]

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How to Turn a Career Setback into Something Positive by Starting Your Own Business

November 10, 2018 by Fabiola Detari in Guest Blog Mindset wellbeing

Is there a silver lining to getting fired, laid off, demoted, or passed up for a promotion? It may not seem like it at first, but career setbacks provide one of the best opportunities to start fresh and redefine yourself. Starting a small business is a great way to take your skills and use them […]

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Little Changes Lead to Big Growth

June 5, 2018 by Fabiola Detari in Guest Blog Mindset wellbeing

Personal growth. It’s something we all strive for but very few of us take an active approach to the process. It’s sad, really, because the seeds of change are within your reach, you just have to find the courage to lean over the edge and grab them.   In the quest to be the best […]

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Ten things to do today

February 5, 2018 by Fabiola Detari in wellbeing

Start with these simple changes and you’ll feel better immediately 1. Start your day by drinking a glass of warm water with half lemon squeezed in, then rinse your mouth out. 2. Before the shower, dry body brush for a minute every morning, using a soft natural bristle brush to boost and aid your circulation […]

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Sleep debt and your metabolism

April 3, 2017 by Fabiola Detari in Health Metabolism Personal Training Sleep Weight Loss wellbeing

“Sleep debt is like credit card debt,” If you keep accumulating credit card debt, you will pay high-interest rates or your account will be shut down until you pay it all off” Why is it important? If you accumulate too much sleep debt, your body will crash. If you are sleep-deprived, meaning that you are […]

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Burn calories with walking meetings – A New Trend

July 11, 2016 by Fabiola Detari in Health wellbeing | 2 Comments

You don’t have to have sitting meetings so why not take walking meetings? Just standing up doubles your calorie output. And you are likely to be more focused and less likely to drift off the conversation. This new revolutionary corporate health trend is on the rise written about extensively by go ahead business leaders. Fans […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Good Posture

May 1, 2016 by Fabiola Detari in Personal Training Posture wellbeing | 1 Comment

A recent study from Harvard business school showed that when people who adopted powerful postures (open shoulders and straight spines) had a 20 percent increase in testosterone (male hormone) levels and a 25% decrease in cortisol levels (stress hormone); On the contrary, people who slouched had a 10% decrease in testosterone and a 15% increase in […]

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Exercise During and Post Pregnancy

January 25, 2016 by Fabiola Detari in Exercise Health Personal Training Pregnancy wellbeing | 1 Comment

We all know what pregnancy is, but do we all know what exercise will make your pregnancy and childbirth a much smoother process? One set of exercises that all women – pregnant or not! – should learn to do is pelvic floor exercises. The pelvic floor is the sling of muscles that forms the base […]

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How to avoid holiday weight gain

November 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Health Nutrition wellbeing | 3 Comments

Worried that the festive season will derail your fitness plans? You’re not alone. Luckily, here is all the need-to-know info, so you can fit into your favorite jeans come January! Be realistic Between the Christmas parties and family feasts, the holidays can be a tough time for weight loss. Dropping a few pounds during the month of […]

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Best Kettlebell Exercises – Part 1.

September 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Kettlebells

What is a Kettlebell? A Kettlebell or gyria is a traditional Cast Iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. Kettlebells first appeared in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Any weight lifter or strongmen are referred to as girevik or a ‘kettlebell man’ in Russia. Russian Olympics weight lifting legends such as Vlasov, Zhabotinskiy […]

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Where you store fat – Biotyping

July 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Personal Training Weight Loss wellbeing | 1 Comment

I have been working with clients for over 10 years and every 6 weeks measuring them fat % using a skin caliper. Many years of meticulous readings based on 7 skin fold and a specific software helps identify the correct reading. I measure fat % in the following areas: Tricep (back of the arms), Subscapular […]

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Fats that put your health at risk and induce weight gain

May 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition

Girl eating hamburger

In my previous blog I highlighted some good fats such as saturated (plant – based), poly – unsaturated omega 3 and mono- unsaturated that should be part of a healthy diet. But what exactly is Fat? Fats provide a substantial source of energy in the diet. They are the building blocks of all cell membranes […]

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Fat is good for you – Four reasons for eating fat for fat loss

March 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition wellbeing

Healthy tropical fruits including avocado and coconut

Certain types of fats are good for you. These fats have ample benefits including aiding in fat loss, reduced cholesterol levels, the prevention of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and lowering the risk of heart disease. Here are four reasons for eating fat for fat loss..     #1: Use Coconut Oil Coconut oil has been demonised in the past because it contains saturated fat. […]

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What is a Personal Trainer?

January 27, 2015 by Fabiola Detari in Personal Training

What is a Personal Trainer?

Working nearly a decade in the Industry, this question creates a common confusion and people are not always clear on what does the Personal Trainer do.

Do you know the answer for this?

If yes, that is fantastic, if not sure don’t worry you are not alone. Personal trainers are responsible for applying fundamental exercise science and fitness program design principles in order to achieve a desired level of fitness or health goals of clients in a public or private setting.

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Compound exercises – Series 1 Video

October 28, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Exercise Personal Training Weight Loss | 3 Comments

Chin-ups are the upper body squat. If you do them will lead to big strength gains and big fat loss.. Woahh! Chin-ups work more muscles than machines. What more, they also work your six -pack muscles! They also release large amounts of anabolic hormones like growth hormone and testosterone, which leads to a leaner and […]

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Coffee: the good, the bad, and the fugly

September 28, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Health Nutrition | 1 Comment

Coffee is probably the most favourite hot drink consumed on the planet. I am a fan of it, and like to let the sweet aroma of coffee take over my senses… When the bitter, yet invitingly warm smell fills the atmosphere, making my taste buds ache for the creamy, smooth coffee I long for… then […]

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Pepper Parmesan Kale Crisp

August 28, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Detox Nutrition Recipes | 2 Comments

Nothing is sexier then a sharp, happy mind atop a lean, healthy body. Few foods are able to deliver this promise like kale. ‘She’ offers a bounty of vitamins and minerals, healthy molecules known as phytonutrients, and a perfect ratio of Omega 3 fat that is essential for optimum health. Ingredients Makes about 18 cups […]

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Man boobs, bingo wings and cancer

July 28, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in wellbeing | 3 Comments

According to functional medicine expert Dr. Bob Rakowski, living on earth is a risk for toxic oestrogen exposure. As humans, we are swimming in a sea of chemical estrogens. The ill effects of oestrogen on the body don’t just come from the environment. The ineffective way we metabolise oestrogen is directly linked to prostate and cancer […]

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The body reset detox – Series 3

June 23, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Detox Health wellbeing | 2 Comments

After indulging in some delicious summer smoothies in series 2, you are feeling renewed and energised. Why not keep on top with your detox and add  herbal tinctures to your daily routine? Top ten herbal tinctures for assisting a daily detox  1. Digestion. Bitter herbs stimulate the digestive system, so add gentian root to your […]

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The body reset detox – Series 2

June 9, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Detox Nutrition Recipes Weight Loss wellbeing | 2 Comments

Slim Fast just in 3 days! Whether you are feeling a bit sluggish or want a quick body –blitz, this 3 days body reset detox is the ticket to feeling lighter and more energized, with clearer skin and sharpened mental clarity. This liquid detox will eliminate all digestive burden related symptoms long explained in Series 1. […]

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The body reset detox – Series 1

May 26, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Detox Health Nutrition wellbeing | 2 Comments

In my previous blog I said you can eat on holiday and lose weight. Yeah that’s right.. So how about losing the extra flab before hitting the beach? Otherwise you may consider to book an extra comfort seat on the flight back.. Your body everyday work revolves around detoxifying and rejuvenating. Though often the system […]

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Lose weight by eating on holiday.. Say whaaat!?

May 12, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Health Nutrition Weight Loss wellbeing | 2 Comments

We are soon full blown into the holiday season, and after your break you may feel bloated, lazy and fat.
 Well, most of us do… But overindulging during the holidays does not have the spell the end of the road for your weight loss.

 In fact, having days where you overeat can actually boost your […]

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Energizing Goji – Maca Smoothie

April 28, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition Recipes | 2 Comments

Getting nowhere with the same old routines? Take a fresh look at your diet and especially your breakfast. Loaded with proteins to feed your muscles, energizing anti-oxidants, and heart healthy fats, this delicious smoothie is sure to become a new breakfast favourite! Organic Macaroot The people of Peru have used Maca for hundreds of years […]

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Capital of Spas

April 14, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Health wellbeing | 1 Comment

I had on of those ‘aha’ moments the other day and decided to write a blog outside of the usual fitness topics and share something ‘about me’ that could be interest to ‘you’. The city I was born at is an ideal place to anyone wishing to enjoy a weekend break. There is an aquatic […]

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Salt and Vinegar Kale Crisp

March 31, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition Recipes | 2 Comments

Digging into a batch of homemade kale crisp offers an experience far more rewarding than your average bag of potato chips. That peculiar chip crunch is lighter and, as the kale crumbles, the seasoning coats your palate instead of overwhelming it. What you need: 200g curly leaf kale or 2 bunches 2 heaped tablespoon extra-virgin […]

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8 Spring Body Boost Tips

March 17, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Health Nutrition | 2 Comments

Put the pep back into your diet that’s designed to strengthen your immunity after the dark winter months. If that sound complicated, I have good news for you; it’s easy – peasy! 1. Ditch Caffeine Reaching for another cappuccino for a quick pick me up? Caffeine picks you up only to dump you back down, […]

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Superfoods – Series 3

March 4, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition wellbeing | 3 Comments

The next superfood is called Moringa. It is the world most nutritious super green leaf contains more nutrients and natural remedies than your body knows what to do with. So, how can Moringa help your health? Moringa Oleifera and Stenopelata also known as the horseradish shrub, is indigenous to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Afganistan […]

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Superfoods – Series 2

February 17, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Nutrition | 1 Comment

Grab – and – go snack popular among celebrities such as Madonna and Mischa Barton. The tiny berries are loaded with impressive disease-fighting compounds. Widely used in the Chinese Medicine for an estimated 5000 years, Goji berries are help to get you lean, boost the immune system and are often called as the fountain of […]

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Superfoods – Series 1

February 3, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Health Nutrition | 3 Comments

SUPERfoods are the ones that everyone needs for optimal health. The majority of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and cholesterol could be ward off with eating these health warriors. You don’t need to invest vast amounts to live longer, these foods are available at your local supermarket – farmer market. Eating a balanced, healthy diet […]

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Best Fitness Apps

January 20, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Apps Health | 4 Comments

Lose weight, improve health or beat your friends running time? Here are 3 popular apps used to keep you focused and fit.   Calorie Counter PRO by MyNetDiary It’s one of my favourite calorie counter apps. Smart, easy to use and it works.  Most comprehensive for keeping you focused on your calorie plan compared to […]

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New Year, New Mind! New You!

January 6, 2014 by Fabiola Detari in Mindset | 2 Comments

The moment you decide that you are going to lose those unwanted pounds in 2014, underpinned by mental ammunition, you are already half way there. ‘New Year resolutions’ is a worn out catch phrase we face every January and only 12 % of us can stick to them according to the University of Bristol.   […]

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Christmas Truffles

December 24, 2013 by Fabiola Detari in Recipes | 1 Comment

We all have that one special treat that we just can’t get enough of around the holidays. For me, this treat has got to be the Christmas truffles. INGREDIENTS: 4 Cups Walnuts 3 Cups Raisins Large Scoop of Raw Cacao Powder (to your taste) 3Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Rum Extract To Taste (I like […]

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Best Kettlebell Exercises – Part 3.

December 9, 2013 by Fabiola Detari in Kettlebells | 2 Comments

Double arm overhead squat When you give this kettlebell exercise a go for the first time you might feel like a human slingshot especially if you have not warmed up properly. This is more challenging than a barbell because you have 2 implements to balance. Looking straight ahead and keeping the kettlebell locked out above, open […]

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Top 10 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit this Holiday Season

November 25, 2013 by Fabiola Detari in Health wellbeing | 10 Comments

The period between Christmas and New Year is the most damaging to people’s health and to their waistlines! It’s a time to relax, party and enjoy the mince pies. Research shows that the average weight gain around holidays can top out to a shocking 12 lbs. How about following 10 simple strategies to pre-empt any […]

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Best Kettlebell Exercises – Part 2.

November 11, 2013 by Fabiola Detari in Kettlebells | 2 Comments

These kettlebell exercises require a huge amount of concentration – no chance of you thinking of what to cook for dinner. To achieve great performance you have to combine strength and flexibility together and a lot of people have a problem with this. Try these compound exercises for working on weaknesses in one of these key […]

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Coconutty Black Forest Protein Balls Raw and Vegan

October 14, 2013 by Fabiola Detari in Recipes

Personal Trainer Tips - Coconutty Black Forest Protein Balls

It is my first healthy snack recipe. I grew up in a family where my mum made mouth watering buns and cakes every day, and loads of them. We usually had 4- 5 varieties on offer. I remember my brother used to compete with himself to see how much he could eat, until his belly […]

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