Fitness & Workouts

Getting on track

Getting on track

Is the weight of winter weighing you down? Gary Dawkins, of RiverRidge Retreat, in the Catlins, has an idea how to beat it.

A spoonful of sugar may not be the best medicine

Forget lemon detox diets and soup fasts, sugar-free was the fad diet choice of 2013.

Short bursts of exercise best - expert

Those keen to get fit will get more bang for their buck by doing short, intense spurts of exercise rather than going for a traditional jog or bike ride, a sports scientist says.

Resistance key to losing fat

Resistance key to losing fat

It's time to get in shape for summer, so Gary Dawkins, of Creative Conditioning at River Ridge Retreat, takes us through the second part of our 10-week programme.

Round is a shape, but not the one for you

Round is a shape, but not the one for you

With Christmas fast approaching, Gary Dawkins, of Creative Conditioning at River Ridge Retreat, shares some tips on how to drop that winter weight.

Let the battle of the bulge begin

Let the battle of the bulge begin

Spring has sprung and with it the realisation hiding the winter weight under puffer jackets is no longer an option. Despite several attempts at getting fit - and multiple promises to maintain it - Otago Daily Times and Queenstown Times bureau chief Tracey Roxburgh today begins another fitness challenge - Alpine Health and Fitness' Revive programme.

Weight training linked to lower diabetes risk: study

Weight training, and not just cardio workouts, is linked to a lower risk of developing diabetes, according to a US study.

Olympic fever revs up fitness routines

Olympic fever revs up fitness routines

With the 2012 London Olympics just weeks away, weekend warriors, fitness fanatics and couch potatoes alike will soon be inspired to rev up their routines.

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