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Young Post's own Ariel Conant gets some life out of the deadlift ... a 65kg deadlift.
The common thinking is that lifting heavy weights is only for people who want big muscles, but Ariel Conant soon found out - the hard way - that that isn't true at all.
The most fun exercise is the back extensions (with a 12.5kg dumbbell)
With my new "can do" attitude, I was more than ready to tackle week three at Coastal Fitness Performance Training. 
It's tough to keep your gloves up after an hour of high-intensity training
After two weeks of training, my stamina has improved a bit, and I no longer fall over backwards when I attempt a kick. The muscular tension from the gruelling Muay Thai cardio sessions is nicely relieved by the antigravity yoga.
Mike putting me through my paces in my private session on Thursday.
The odds were not in my favour this week. And, okay, I may have unintentionally volunteered myself for one of my mishaps, but still. 
Working on the TRX was a fun challenge, and very different to riding the bike.
It was Sunday morning, I should be in bed, but I found myself on a bus going to Central to ride a stationary bicycle.
Don't be fooled by the pretty colours. The kettleballs at Coastal Fitness are there to help push you to your limits!
"I'm not strong enough." During week two, these were the thoughts I had holding me back. Although my muscles had mostly stopped aching and were getting used to the regular workouts, I still didn't think I was really that strong.
Shhhh! I'm "exercising"!
After a lovely summer of lounging and eating out, it’s time to get started with my share of the #YPGetFit challenge. Fortunately my body scan said I have a metabolic age of 23. That’s closer to my mental age of 13 than to my real age, so I must be doing something right. Still, we can probably...
Quinton Arendse (right), co-founder and head trainer at Versus supervises a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class.
“Heidi, relax. Don't be so tense,” said Quinton, the co-founder and head trainer at Versus. He's right, I needed to relax. It's okay I'm so unsure...
Cycling studio at Torq Cycle
Young Post's reporter Wong Yat-hei takes on the bike, and learns the hard way that it's going to be an uphill struggle
Young Post reporter Ariel Conant first week of strength training at Coastal Fitness was a story of blood, sweat and tears. (OK, no blood or tears, but certainly lots of sweat!)