Exercise is the key to longevity

Exercise is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, but its significance extends far beyond immediate physical gains. One of the most critical aspects of exercise is its profound impact on longevity: not only in terms of years lived, but in terms of vitality and independence also. At Nielsen Fitness, we think longevity should be part of your ‘why’ for engaging in […]


how to protect your knees from pain

As pivotal joints in our body, the knees bear the brunt of our movements and activities. This makes them susceptible to wear and tear over time.Whether you’re dealing with knee pain or aiming to prevent it, adopting a holistic approach to knee health is paramount. In this guide, we’ll delve into the many causes of knee pain and discuss the […]


How exercise can unlock confidence

Confidence is a quality that many people aspire to have and one that can positively impact your life in many ways. Whether it’s in social interaction, career advancement, or personal development, confidence is a key ingredient for success. While there are numerous ways to boost self-esteem, one of the most effective methods is through regular exercise. Here’s how: How exercise […]


Why it’s important to take breaks from exercise

Exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. It boosts physical fitness, enhances mental well-being, and contributes to overall vitality. However, it’s important to remember that rest and recovery days are just as important as training days and play a vital role in overall fitness and wellbeing. Below is an overview of why. Why it's important to take breaks […]


The mind-muscle connection and why it’s important

Repetitions – reps for short! – are the building blocks of a successful workout, but not all reps are the equally impactful. Every rep must be intentionally executed – simply going through the motions won’t cut it. Which is why we focus on the quality of each rep with our clients. Believe it or not, doing this one thing can have a […]


Nielsen Fitness’ Guide to Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training is an important part of any fitness program, especially for seniors. As we age, our muscles naturally weaken, making it more difficult to stay active. Strength training helps build strong bones and muscles, which can lead to improved balance, better posture, improved coordination, and increased stamina. For older adults, strength training can also reduce the risk of injury […]


Want to age well? Work on your grip strength.

Today, we’re going to shed light on an often neglected yet crucial aspect of physical fitness: grip strength. Often overlooked in discussions about physical health, grip strength plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In simplest terms, it refers to how much force our hand muscles can generate when gripping an object.While it may seem like a minor aspect […]


5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – also know as a fit ball, can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any […]


The connection between exercise, body weight and arthritis

There are many benefits to staying in shape including building and maintaining muscular strength, increasing bone density, reducing stress and improving cardiovascular health. On the flipside, there are many risks and adverse effects of not exercising – particularly if you’re carrying extra weight as a result. One of those relates to joint health, as strong joints are crucial for mobility and excess […]