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Our Mission is to effect positive change in the communities we service, through education, motivation and the application of objective assessments to health coaching. We firmly believe that health-care starts with prevention through better general health.

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How many SQUATS does it take to make a 6-pack?

I'm forever asked how to lose belly fat - it kind of comes with the territory when you spend your days measuring and monitoring important metrics like people's fat mass and percentage, and particularly when discussing the amount of Visceral Fat some clients carry. The numbers we talk about in our consultations can be confronting and often stimulate a sense of urgency and questions on how to achieve fat loss around the mid-section / how to get that elusive 6-pack (that I think we all on some level would love to achieve).

So what's my answer when I'm asked how to target that stubborn belly fat? The answer is simple…

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Feed your FFM (and then some), or it'll FEED ITSELF!

Fat Free Mass (FFM), is one metric I find myself talking about a lot in my line of work... it's an important number to measure and to understand - put simply, this is why:

Feed your FFM (and then some), or it'll FEED ITSELF! (hint - that's bad!).

As the name suggests, FFM is the collection of tissues in our body that is not fat…

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Why measuring your Body Fat Percentage DOESN'T tell you how fat you are!

Many of our clients come to us for Body Composition Analysis, with one question in mind... "What's my Percentage of Body Fat?" - I actually have fairly regular requests where the client asks me specifically how much it costs for me to ONLY tell them their PBF! Of course, I refuse to do this because Fitness Key is a COACHING service, not a 'scanning service' that is willing to send their clients away more confused than they arrived! Ok - Off my high-horse now... let me explain WHY this single metric, when viewed separately to the collection of information that actually creates it, can be very misleading…

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