Is Your Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

Is your lack of sleep making you fat?  It’s an interesting question which most would scoff at and reply by saying “It’s too much laying about that makes us fat”.  In truth, the reality can be quite the opposite. Balancing Your Health It takes an equal balance of three components to lose body fat and feel the benefits of being fitter […]

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Hiring a Personal Trainer? 6 Important Things You Should Know First

I took on a new client this month. When I asked her if she would like to see my qualifications or if she would like to ask me anything about my background or experience she looked at me smile and said “No, it’s alright, I trust you”. In the last 20 years, after consulting with over five thousand people in […]

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6 Tips for Arms to be Proud of

For many people, good-looking arms are a thing of wonderment and mystery. Without wanting to gender stereotype, I can honestly say when taking on new clients most of the females I consult with ask for an increase in tone in their arms and most male clients I have trained initially dream of bigger, more bulging biceps. The reality is unless you do a physically hard manual job we really don’t use […]

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

  Fat loss is probably the most common goal of people who workout – and often people who don’t. Feeling trim is a key ingredient to increasing our confidence, how attractive we feel and generally feeling physically better about ourselves.  These are the top five reasons why you are not losing weight despite your best efforts. 1. You May Be Eating Well, But To […]

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Top 5 Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

I am sure you wouldn’t be surprised to hear during my time training people over the last two decades that I tend to get asked the same questions from many different people. These are the top 5 questions I get asked most frequently along with the answers that I think provide the best solutions. How Long Will It Take Me To Lose Weight?  The […]

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An Introduction to ‘Office Back’

“Sitting is the new smoking”… For me, that statement sums it up pretty nicely. I read on the BBC website recently on a report about muscular skeletal problems becoming more and more common. I speak to clients about their aches and pains and considering my demographic is generally men and women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s people generally have the habit […]

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How To Control Peer Pressure & The Inner Voice

  We start, we stop… We get motivated, we get distracted… Our energy is high, then it’s low – Our exercise and healthy eating habits are all over the place as a consequence. Along with all of the above are the constant changes of our mood and the frequent feeling of disappointment that we STILL haven’t lost last Christmas’ holiday […]

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High Desire vs Low Motivation: How To Get Your Fitness Back on Track

  I work with people who want to lose weight more than anything else. So, why is it when people stand on the scales to have their body-fat measured there are some weeks when they actually get fatter despite working with a trainer and having all the nutrition and exercise support they need at their fingertips? It’s probably the same reason for people who have a situation in their […]

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Top Ten Tips for Fitness & Fat Loss

  Getting lean and changing your body shape is a tough and often tricky business. It’s hard work and takes time, focus and determination. You have to eat right and train hard. Every person’s body is different and can respond differently both to food and exercise in their own, unique way. There is no one rule for everyone for a […]

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