Last time I wrote about my exercise shenanigans at Bronte beach- sprints. Very rewarding and great over summer months first thing in the morning. Now that the weather is cooling down I’ve been trying out something new over the past month..…I’ve been training a couple times a week at Primal Fitness on New South Head Road Double Bay.
I never thought of myself as a gym person but this is not your typical gym. No cardio machines or treadmills. Instead we have interval and strength training. Short intense bursts of anaerobic exercise interspersed with rests to get the heart rate back to resting (which mimics the movements of our hunter gatherer ancestors when sprinting full tilt to escape from or hunt down an animal). This activity has been shown to burn fat and build muscle…..very quickly. Since I’ve started I’ve put on 2 kg of muscle mass with 19% body fat. I love the variety of movements (boxing, burpies, star jumps, sprints, pushing, pulling, crawling, throwing, catching etc etc). The super friendly staff make my sessions fun (even when I’m muttering expletives at the thought of pushing the snow plough the entire length of the gym for the 10th time…. ). I have a $100 gift voucher to give away to anyone reading this blog who would like to try this gym out. First in first served. For more information check out Primal Fitness (they are in the process of changing their name from Premium Health Studio to Primal Fitness to better reflect their ethos).