How to be a functional human….
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by Matt Bateman
8M ago
Train to be a Functional Human…… We aren’t going to get caught up with what is a functional exercise and what isn’t functional, the truth be told that no one really knows or can decipher what is functional and what isn’t functional as most exercises and machines do somewhat enhance something in a way that would help you become a functional human being. What we want to touch on though is how it is important to be a fully functional well rounded human……. We have all been to the gym and seen the big beef cake in the corner, well he looks as strong as an ox but he can’t run to the letter box ..read more
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Meet the trainer: Becky McConnell
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1y ago
She has only been on board a few months, but Becky is already a much-loved team member, and brings the best energy to every class she takes. Keep reading to get to know her a little better. What do you do when you aren’t taking classes? Walking along the beach, socialising with friends and fam, playing tennis or having a cheeky afternoon nap. Why and how did movement become such a big part of your life? I have been brought up with tennis since a young age, so I have a sporting background. Love running around and getting the adrenaline pumping. Your favourite thing about the Hiit Squad communit ..read more
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Winter is here
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1y ago
We are officially into the colder months now, which can make those early morning training sessions a little more challenging. Waking up for the gym when it’s dark and cold can make it easy to shut off the alarm and skip the days workout. But getting up and out the door is always the hardest part. You’ll never regret your workout once it’s done! Here are a few tips to keep you committed to your workouts, even on those extra chilly Christchurch days: 1)      Plan your week in advance and book in your classes early. Then you can schedule them in your diary and block out t ..read more
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Healthy habits
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1y ago
Habits are the things that shape our lifestyle. They are the things we do everyday, or everyweek, that can directly impact our physical and mental health. Good or bad, a habit is something that sticks, and is apart of our routines. All going well, you shouldn’t have to think too hard about whether or not to do something that is a habit. Bad habits are hard to shake, and we see this in the form of smoking, poor spending decisions or staying up watching Netflix far too late every night. Forming good habits is a key pillar to living a healthy life. If you can incorporate a few things you do every ..read more
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Keep calm, it’s the festive season
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1y ago
‘Tis nearly the season for festive parties, work dos, social catchups, and all of the summer fun. As we get ready to wrap up 2021 and take a well-deserved rest, it is fair to say this time of year can feel a little overwhelming. With social commitments popping up left, right, and center, our festive calendars quickly start to fill up. Pair that with work parties, family time, no routine, and a few too many cocktail nights, it can start to feel like the opposite of a relaxing holiday break. It is so important we take this time to recharge and refresh after a big and especially challenging year ..read more
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5 Ways you can become an early riser
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1y ago
Okay, so you’re not a morning person. We get it. Your alarm goes off and all you want to do is press the snooze button, pull the covers over your head and go right back to sleep. But once you are up, mornings are actually the most epic part of the day! Think how smug you will feel when you’ve smashed your workout before the sun is even up! Here are our secrets to waking up early and showing 6am who’s boss! 1.     Lay out your clothes This is an absolute game changer. Laying your clothes out on the floor the night before takes the thinking out of an early morning start. All ..read more
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Making every day the best day everrrrr : Our Journey to creating the most epic group fitness experience
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1y ago
#block-yui_3_17_2_6_1518059657111_63137 .sqs-gallery-block-grid .sqs-gallery-design-grid { margin-right: -20px; }#block-yui_3_17_2_6_1518059657111_63137 .sqs-gallery-block-grid .sqs-gallery-design-grid-slide .margin-wrapper { margin-right: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; } The HIIT Squad started from humble beginnings in 2014 while Matt was away building on a tiny island in the Pacific called Nauru.  After seeing the impact being away from loved ones had on colleagues Matt started running circuit style classes after work each evening. These quickly grew to have more than 40 people a sessio ..read more
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Meet the trainer: Emma Blackwell
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by Georgia Summerton
1y ago
Having joined The HIIT Squad family a few months ago, you can always count on Emma to push you in your workout and help you get the best out of your session. Keep reading to get to know her a little better. How long have you worked at HIIT? Nearly two months What do you do when you aren’t taking classes? I’m doing a level five pt course and a bachelor of applied science majoring in human nutrition so alot of study. When I have free time I love cooking, reading, getting outdoors in whatever way I can and making content for my health and wellbeing instagram @wholefullhealth Why and how did movem ..read more
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Stretch it out
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by Guest User
1y ago
Stretching is incredibly beneficial for both our mind and body, although it often gets made a last priority! It may seem time consuming, but it it doesn’t have to be! Even five minutes before bed or after a workout, or first thing in the morning will see you and your muscles reaping in the benefits. Here are a few of the benefits of incorporating stretching into your days. Decrease soreness We all know that feeling a day or two after a big workout, the tightness, and sore muscles. This is known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and is a feeling many of us know all too well. Whilst we ca ..read more
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Meet the trainer: Karen Hand
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by Guest User
1y ago
Clocking in over two years as a trainer at The HIIT Squad, Karen (or Kazza) is a key part of the dream team. She is always ready with a high five, big smile and encouragement for those extra hard days in the gym. What do you do when you aren’t taking classes? I’m semi retired and my days are full and busy!!! Why and how did movement become such a big part of your life? Movement is Medicine. It’s good for the body and soul. Your favourite thing about the The HIIT Squad community? What’s not to love - the energy and enthusiasm of the team is contagious and fuels you to be a better version of yo ..read more
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