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Turkey steak with ginger sauce and sweet potato mash

ingredients serves 4 prep 15 mins cooking 30 mins 750g sweet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped Olive oil spray 1 tsp ground cumin 4 turkey breast steaks 3cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 11/2  tbs honey 1 tsp cornflour […]

DUMBBELL FRONT RAISE

Targets: Shoulders Stand with dumbbells in each hand and feet shoulder width apart. Have your arms fully extended down by your thighs in front of you. Using an overhand grip with your palms facing your body begin to raise your arms straight out in front keeping your palms facing the floor. Make sure you keep […]

Diet Myths BUSTED

Skipping meals will not help you lose weight. Your body needs regular meals to function properly and keep your blood sugar constant. When you go without food for too long your metabolism slows as your body becomes more efficient at dealing with less food. Click here to download this article

Quick guide on how to read food labels

BY: NIKI WATTERS (PERSONAL TRAINER / FLA) Food labels or more specifically the Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) is the perfect place to start when choosing the ‘right’ foods for you and your family. When interpreted correctly it enables you to make a more informed choice between several seemingly equivalent products” Click here to download this […]

Top 9 Super Food must haves in your weekly diet

What do blueberries, green tea, sardines, beans, nuts, kale, eggs, coconut oil and avocados have in common? Well firstly if you haven’t heard of any of them you most probably haven’t been eating them. But they are all foods which are ‘MUST HAVES’ in your weekly diet. If you’re asking WHY, Michael Skliar has explored […]

Exercise of the Month: Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Targets: Deltoids and Triceps The Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press targets Deltoids and Triceps. Instructions: Keep your back straight while you bring the dumbbells to shoulder level. Your wrists should be in a semi-supinated position with your thumbs pointing to your back. Press the dumbbells straight up vertically with a slight rotation of the wrists so […]

Chocolate Berry Slice

Makes 18 squares Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes INGREDIENTS Canola or sunflower oil spray* 3 eggs* 75ml sunflower oil* 200ml buttermilk* 3/4 cup caster sugar 220g self-raising flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 250g fresh or frozen raspberries, strawberries or blueberries (if using frozen make sure they are […]

Get Active with Group Exercise

What is it about Group Exercise that’s so addictive?   The music, the atmosphere, exercising with a friend or being inspired by an instructor or fellow class mate. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that group exercise plays a huge role in many of our lives and its our goal at Norths Fitness, to continuously […]