Tanja Shaw

Rest and recovery: The most important part of your training plan

Too much exercise, and not enough rest can be just as detrimental as not enough exercise, writes Tanja Shaw.

Set your own ‘principles of success’

Whether growth is as a person, in business or in your heath and fitness journey, the same ‘success principles’ apply.

Enlist the power of protein to look and feel your best

Whether you want to lose weight, increase or maintain muscle mass, or feel more energetic throughout the day, protein can help.

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight

I want to let you in on a secret. If you want to be successful with a fitness program, do not exercise to lose weight.

Why diets fail: Healthy eating is not a short-term affair

Today I am going to share the top reasons diets fail, and some tips to find a diet plan that will work for you.

Going on vacation? Don’t leave your fitness at home

Follow Tanja Shaw's five simple rules to enjoy your vacation and stay in great shape.

Get motivated for your workout

Despite all the benefits of exercise, there are days when I simply don’t feel like working out. Here are some tips to get you moving.

Make simple swaps for big results

By focusing on one or two habits at a time, you will be more likely to be successful in the long term, says Tanja Shaw.

Simple strategies to change your habits

Willpower is not the answer. So, instead of trying to break bad habits, aim to change them, says Tanja Shaw.

Four simple ways to improve your diet

When it comes to how you feel, how you look, and how your body functions, what you eat matters, says Tanja Shaw.

How to have a happy (and healthy) new year

In the early days of 2015, take time to answer a few questions to help make this year one of your best.

Wishing you a happy, stress-free holiday

Tanja Shaw offers a simple exercise to make your holiday to-do list more manageable and give yourself permission to relax a little.

Giving the gift of better health

The gift of fitness is for everyone, from the ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ fitness type, to the elite athlete, says Tanja Shaw.

Fear: What’s holding you back?

Every time you conquer a fear, says Tanja Shaw, you become stronger.

Lessons learned: Tanja Shaw reflects on 10 years as a personal trainer

In my last article, I shared three things I learned in the past 10 years as a personal trainer. Today I will share three more

Wellness: A decade of lessons learned

Tanja Shaw shares some of the lessons she's learned since becoming a personal trainer 10 years ago.

Tips to help ‘fall into fitness’

September is a time when many people can get back on a regular schedule, or think about getting a fresh start in fitness.

Column: Common myths on the quest for flat abs

Today, I will bust a few of the myths on the quest for flat abs and a strong core, says Tanja Shaw.

Keep the fitness fire burning

Whether you are in the action or maintenance phase of fitness, set goals and enlist support to keep you headed in the right direction!

What’s your motivation?

When it comes to health and fitness, motivation is what gets you started.