HIIST High Intensity INTERLUDE Strength Training – Intense Health Clinics protocol of training.

Foundation Intense Health was founded by Physical Educator / Exercise Physiologist Marcelo Mesquita and Dietician Andréia Mesquita. It was born out of their passion for health and fitness and in particular saving people from the ravages on inactivity, poor health choices and premature ageing.  Both Andréia and Marcelo were educated by the mainstream academy where…

Do you have the right focus? Here’s why you should prioritise health in your life…

Is this question surprising to you or is it a seemingly almost automatic reply for most I would believe, yes, because without good health considering “good health” the lack of pathology/ disease a basic requirement of quality of life… Quote “No citizen has the right to be an amateur in a matter of physical training,…

Even while experiencing joint pain, exercise stimulus is needed!

Pain, joint pain and discomfort. Should we exercise while experiencing “PAIN” ? Role of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. Based in my own practice over the last 2 decades my answer is definitely YES, but is also great to back it up…

5 simple reasons why private training gets better results than going to the gym by yourself (with examples)

5 simple reasons why private training gets better results than going to the gym by yourself! 1 – Accountability. Tell me if you never woke up knowing that you should get up and workout but actually never happened? It is very common for general population, full time workers, business owners, entrepreneurs or busy executives to…

Having FUN while travelling – Intense Health – The Ultimate Biohack!

  One of the first things everyone learn when starting their Intense Health journey is that NO HUMAN is perfect with Nutrition but there is a perfect strategy for each unique human’s lifestyle, genetic type & goals in HEALTH and physicality to be as lean, strong, happy and productive within the least amount of time…

The 72 hours fasting experience.

The 72 hours fasting experience.   I’ve been reading for years now about of intermittent fasting strategies and the several health benefits related to it. I have played with the 16/8hours – 16 hours fasting window / right after dinner until 12pm or 2pm the next day depending of the time of dinner, for a…

Understand how the Intense Health journey works… step by step guidance to become the best version of yourself!

What’s included in your Welcome Package? 40-minute Private Nutritional Consultation. Good nutrition is essential to our bodies to sustain good health and wellbeing. It is essential that you make time in your busy lifestyle to provide your bodies with the right amounts of nutrients for good health! However we understand it can be difficult and…

4 Ways to Tone Up and Build Strength Fast (Even if you’ve tried everything else in the past)

Does this sound like you? If you’ve ever tried to tone up your body or build strength, you’ve probably tried a number of different (fad) diets, exercise techniques and even used a personal trainer. You’ve spent hours in the gym and done 100s of squats. But somehow you STILL haven’t got the results you want.…

5 Simple Reasons Why Private Training is Better Than A Personal Trainer or Going To The Gym Alone

So you’ve finally decided to get back into fitness, but perhaps you’re not sure 🤔 if you should choose a group membership, join a gym, train privately or get a personal trainer? Well whether your goal is to tone up for summer, lose baby weight or you just want to feel more energised and strong to achieve…

The importance of “MUSCLE” for overall health/ energy/ weight-loss & function ability.

Most people still believe in the mind set of Resistance Training as an application to build large muscles or only appearance (physique) improvements. What about we have a look into this modality of exercise and the physiological adaptations that are happening while proper resistance training is applied. First of all, it’s probably important to make terms…