Welcome to the Zap Fitness Blog

Read about fitness, workout tips and techniques, health and lifestyle below.

Incline dumbell curls vs standing dumbell curls

Ever wondered what the difference is between the two common bicep exercises?

Top 5 gym machines

What are the most popular machines at the gym? Find out now

Watch: Functional Training with Alyssa Wood, Personal Trainer

Alyssa Wood demonstrates live functional training exercises.

The benefits of hanging

Improve your grip strength, and much, much more.

Fitness goals for beginners

If you're starting out, you want to read Andrew Franze's advice.

Is all the gear a good idea?

Breaking down some of the least valuable pieces of equipment on the gym floor.

Will split squats grow your booty?

Does the Bulgarian Split Squat get that booty you're after?

Exercise for beginners

Understanding your capabilities, goals and building the foundations for success.

Functional High Intensity Workout

Brad Parham, Zap Fitness Personal Trainer, takes us through a 5 exercise workout

Indicator lifts and why they are important

The lifts that are the best indicators of your growing strength

Functional Bodybuilding Exercises (That Really Work!)

Want to know which functional exercises actually work? Read on!

How important are warm up exercises for strength training?

Very. Read about simple ways to activate your body for strength training.

5 Realistic Fitness Resolutions

Check out these 5 realistic fitness resolutions to get back on track in 2021.

4 ways to deal with sugar cravings

If you regularly find yourself reaching for the cookie jar when dreaded 3:30itis hits, we can help you get those sugar cravings under control.

Banana and Ricotta Hotcakes

A stack of pancakes a day keeps a bad mood away. So if you’re a sweet breakfast lover, why not try your hand (quite literally) at these creamy banana and ricotta hotcakes?

5 Tips for Dropping Body Fat

If you’re looking for the secret to dropping body fat, then you’ve come to the right place! Our National Fitness Manager Amir Samuel is sharing not one, but five of his top tips to help you shed and shred.

Dark Chocolate Protein Mousse

No matter the question, chocolate is the answer… especially when it’s this decadent Dark Chocolate Protein Mousse.

5 Benefits of Working Out in the Morning

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should get moving in the mornings, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of 5 benefits of working out in the morning that may inspire you to rearrange your schedule. 

3 Ways to Make Your Workout More Difficult

We’ve all heard that saying “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” and that’s particularly true when it comes to exercise. If you’re not seeing the results you want, it might be time to turn up the intensity. Here are 3 ways to make your workout more difficult. 

High Protein Vegetable Pasta

As the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing more we crave than comfort food. And what’s  more comforting than a big ol’ bowl of pasta? But contrary to popular belief, pasta is not the enemy!

How to get a set of abs

It’s important to consider how different types of exercise and the food we eat impacts how quickly we can achieve a chiseled set of abs. 

Lemon and Ricotta Pancakes