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Stories by Marvin Gordon

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With her strong background as an Olympian and personal trainer, being one half of the husband-and-wife team behind the newly opened state-of-the-art Life Fit Training Centre is a natural fit for Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.After operating Cuthbert's...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 5:01 PMMarvin Gordon

THE KEY to weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. Portion control – understanding how much of any food should be eaten to maintain health and fitness...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

When we speak of core training, the first thing that rushes to mind is six pack abs. But slow down just a bit and let us look at what core training really involves. The core, at least as far as training is concerned, is a large group of muscles...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 9:54 PMMarvin Gordon

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage nowadays and not without reason; numerous studies have proven the benefits – ranging from faster weight loss to the short amount of time required to complete a routine – time and...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 8:42 PMMarvin Gordon

For taking on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge, you can follow either of our workout programmes - beginner or advanced. Neither requires more than dumbbells and some space. DUMBBELLS All that is required for our...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon

Before you start any workout session, it is important to get your body ready for it. That’s where warm-up comes in. Never skip this part. 

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:05 PMMarvin Gordon

So, you’ve accepted The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. Today is the first day of what I hope will be a life-changing, or more specifically, lifestyle-changing 12 weeks for you. 

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With a week to go before The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge officially starts, now is the perfect time to start looking at the changes you will have to make as it relates to nutrition. Proper nutrition will go a long way in...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:13 PMMarvin Gordon

Last week, we presented a training programme designed to get you started on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. This week, we take it a step further for those who are more advanced. 

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:01 PMMarvin Gordon

In order to sustain a healthy eating plan, it is important that we enjoy what we eat. Try to ensure that you enjoy the food you eat from day to day. And, yes, It is OK to have a cheat meal once in a while. No, not a cheat day, a cheat meal. Plan...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

The workouts we prescribe for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge are designed to be flexible. They are easy enough for beginners to follow, but can be challenging enough to make even those with years of training feel the burn...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:09 AMMarvin Gordon

The first step in any fitness programme is proper nutrition. Put simply, you cannot consume more than your body needs or can handle and not avoid gaining weight and eventually getting sick. The first thing to drop is the word 'diet'. The goal must be an attempt...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

Summer is over.Yup, another summer is done and you still don't have that summer body yet. What now? Do you continue the cycle? Do you give up? What if there is another way; a better way?Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, it is possible.Okay,...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

Today, we introduce The Gleaner Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge.We challenge you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to become your best self.Don't worry, we will be there to guide you. To make sure you get off to a great start,...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:04 AMMarvin Gordon

When training, it is important to pay attention to your body type, and match the training to it. Body types are broken into three categories - ectomorphs, endomorphs and mesomorphs. It is also important to note that most people have traits from...

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