Danny Wallis PT How to Strengthen Your Back

Back Strengthening Exercises: How to Rebuild Your Sore ‘Office Back’

As a fitness trainer and sports therapist with over 20 years experience; meeting people with a history of back pain is incredibly common. Poor posture or ‘Office Back’ has a lot to do with most people’s chronic back pain. Sitting consistently for long periods of time can cause postural abnormalities and mechanical imbalances. This simply means certain muscles in the […]

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Workout Recovery: 5 ways to promote growth and repair

Workout Recovery: 5 Ways to Promote Muscle Growth & Repair

Recovery after a workout is essential. In short, training puts stress on our muscles, joints and soft tissues, physically breaking our muscles down. As traumatic as that may sound, this is actually a very normal, healthy part of working out. Contrary to popular belief, training doesn’t build you up, it actually breaks you down. The ‘breaking down’ of our muscle […]

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10 Healthy Habits to Keep You Fit, Lean and Toned

A client of mine once claimed “good habits are harder to stick to because they are less enjoyable”. I asked her if she brushed her teeth before work in the morning. She looked at me oddly and replied “Yes, of course! Why wouldn’t I?”.  I was quick to point out brushing your teeth daily is nothing more than a healthy […]

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5 Functional Training Exercises for Fitness, Strength & Fat Loss

If you are new to the term ‘Functional Training’, it simply refers to a method of exercise which involves training the body for the activities we perform every day. Functional Training For Life A squat is essentially the movement we use to get up out of a chair. A tricep dip replicates the joint action of getting out of the bath. These […]

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How to manage a sports injury

Sprains & Strains: How to Manage a Sports Injury

Sports injuries aren’t necessarily about sport. Strains & sprains can happen simply rolling your foot in a pothole while walking down the road. In this post, I offer some advice on how to manage a soft tissue sports injury and help you move on with your daily routine as safely yet as quickly as possible… Let’s assume you have rolled your […]

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Dynamic Stretching Workout: Mobilise Your Body in 10 Steps

  Dynamic stretching regularly does not just make you more flexible… A structured dynamic stretch routine performed consistently will help relieve existing aches and pains, improve overall movement, feel better and increase performance. Stretching and moving clears the physical stresses we hold in the body which create a feeling of calm and well-being. This then allows us to focus more on […]

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top ten fitness questions

YOUR Top Ten Fitness Questions

  Back in November 2015, I wrote a Frequently Asked Questions post based queries my clients asked me most as their Personal Trainer. This week, to help and support others within the community, I decided to write a similar post asking people via Facebook and Twitter what questions they would like answered… and here they are! Jo asked… 1) “If you have […]

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fat loss: how to cut 3,500 unnecessary calories per week

Fat Loss: How to Cut 3,500 Unnecessary Calories Per Week

Fat loss is hard. It takes time, perseverance and consistent focus on healthy eating and exercise. What does ‘healthy eating’ mean anyway? I would suggest (based on my professional experience of working with the general public) for most people, it means a balance of making sensible choices and having a little of what you fancy now and then. Quite right […]

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How To Reduce neck and Shoulder Tension

How to Reduce Shoulder & Neck Tension

  Neck and shoulder tension, for some people, can literally be a pain in the neck.  Tight, tense muscles can cause headaches, knotted muscle, impingement issues and often become a major cause of soft tissue pain. In today’s post I am going to show you some really simple exercises which you can do anywhere to help relieve the symptoms of your tension. […]

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Ski Fitness Workout: How to Get Fit for the Slopes

It’s January time, mid winter and the skiing season is now upon us! While you may be looking forward to the exhilaration of hurtling down the slopes, the question needs to be asked… Is your body ready for the challenge? While skiing can be a hugely enjoyable outdoor activity, it can also be incredibly stressful on the body and can […]

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