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HIIT of the Week- Run-hit, run!

If you want to burn fat and improve, your endurance HIIT cardio workouts are the best choice. With the sun out, we recommend taking in some of that much need vitamin D. This workout will improve your cardiovascular fitness, while burning calories so the perfect combo! Warm up with a 5-minute walk 30-second sprint 3-minute […]

Research into Weight Loss Camp benefits

Many studies have shown that Weight loss camps are beneficial for participants.  We’ve had a number of youths attend with a parent and it is highly useful as parent and youth work as a team when they get home.  You can read about some research here – Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e884-90. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-1007. Epub 2010 Mar 1. […]

HIIT of the Week-Full Body Dumbell Workout

This weeks session is using a dumbell  or a kettlebell to give you an all over body workout that will challenge you. As always spend 3-5mins warming up, then pick a weight that will challenge, if its feeling easy then its time to up the weights We love to use dumbells on camp and like […]

April 2016 Fitness Camp

And so the first HealthSmart camp of 2016 wrapped up, and 13 successful campers left the Boyne Valley with a smile on their faces and their clothes feeling that little bit looser.  While extreme weight loss is not something we promote, and miracles are note expected over just 3 days, there was a real sense […]

HIIT of the Week-Fat burning 60 second circuits

This is a great high-intensity workout where the timer rolls on for the one minute and you work through the reps and the rest is whatever is left of that minute.   Push Up x 5 Sets 10 reps in 60 seconds, Rest:Whatever is left of the minute Rest 2 mins before moving onto the […]

HIIT of the Week-12 minute burner

Did you indulge a little too much over the weekend? Don’t beat yourself up, just shake it off with this 12-minute burner which will boost your metabolism and get your heart pumping and calories burning.   Complete 4 Rounds 30-seconds push- ups 30-second jumping squats 30-seconds right side plank 30-second left side plank 30-second jumping […]

HIIT of the Week-Get those Glutes!

This Healthsmart leg workout is designed to build up the glutes, the hamstrings, the quads and the calves. Working the legs is also an incredible cardiovascular workout, to help you raise your heart rate and get you burning calories during and long after the workout. The combination of muscle building and burning calories can help you […]

HIIT of the Week- Get Outdoors & Run!

Spring has sprung and the sun is shining, so it would be a shame to stay indoors. Try this little HIIT out in the fresh air. All you need is you! 4 Rounds Run 300m 50 Squats   Some of the benefits of running and squatting Improves mental health Builds strong immune system Aids sleep […]

HIIT of the week – Lean Legs Pyramid Workout

This week our HIIT is a pyramid workout, focusing on your legs, to give them a good blowout. Do each exercise from the top down and then work backwards through the list going from Jumping jacks through to Squats. Remember to focus on technique and go at a good pace that keeps your form in check. […]

HIIT of the Week-Fighting Fit HIIT

New to HIIT? Here is why we love it at HealthSmart HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you go all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns […]