Changing Your Mind Can Change Your Life

If you’re ready to get into shape and really change your life, the first place to start is within your own mind. Leading a healthy, active lifestyle often calls for taking a mind-over-matter approach. Working out, eating right and making good choices calls for positive thinking to reinforce the actions you know you need to take. When you explore your own thought processes and your “mind chatter,” … [Read more...]

Your Best Body Challenge

There is still time to sign up for the YBB Challenge starting on Saturday 13th August. It will be great motivation to get in your best shape for summer AND the entry fee goes directly to the Ride for Sick Kids so you will not only look and feel the best you ever have but you will be helping out a great cause at the same time. Click on the link on the front page of the website and fill in … [Read more...]

Should I start now????

My question to you would be why shouldn’t you start now? An exercise program has no perfect start date and it by no means should have an end date, it should become part of your lifestyle. Now I know it is cold outside at the moment, it is dark til later in the morning, it is dark earlier in the afternoon. But think about this; by the end of this month there will be a half hour more … [Read more...]

How long does it take to make a difference?

How long does it take to make a difference? Every day on television, in the papers or in a magazine there are so many new and improved ways to get you fit and healthy. There are infomercials telling you the latest gadget will give you rock hard abs in only 3 minutes a day! If you use our shakes and meal replacements you can lose 5 or 6 kilos this week! Well to tell you the truth if it sounds … [Read more...]

Taking Care of your Body

Taking care of your body We only have one body to get us through life; I think there is a famous quote about not having a dress rehearsal for life, so we need to take as much care of our bodies as we can. Good clean nutrition plans along with a tailored exercise program are the cornerstones of looking after what you have. If you can eat well most of the time incorporating plenty of fresh … [Read more...]

Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals For Real Success

Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals For Real Success It looks so easy on television. Turn on shows like “The Biggest Loser” and you literally see people shed kilos right before your eyes. They make it look so easy that getting into shape and losing weight is now in style. While this is a great trend, don’t let the cameras, lights and action fool you. Dropping kilos and keeping them off requires … [Read more...]

Tips for New Years resolutions

Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution Losing weight; it’s the quintessential New Year’s resolution. Chances are if you made the weight-loss resolution this year, you are scrambling right now trying to figure out how to make it stick – or maybe how to start it. Relax! There are ways to make sure your promise to yourself is kept. You might need to take a step back and evaluate what you … [Read more...]

Jim Ridley

Gym Ridz founder Jim Ridley before and after winning the Ironman Magazine BodyBlitz competition. … [Read more...]

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart's health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape. Oatmeal Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and … [Read more...]

Be The Healthy Role Model For Your Family

Childhood obesity, underage drinking, smoking and failure to exercise are all concerns for parents these days. If you want your kids to adopt a healthier, wiser lifestyle, you are going to have to show them the light. Children often learn best by example. Lead and they will likely follow. How can you set the example and get them off on the right foot if your habits aren’t that great? Consider … [Read more...]