5 Mind Techniques to Kickstart Your Fitness

Here’s a thought-provoking question for you – How fit are you and how do you know? Unless you are someone who monitors yourself regularly with a VO2 max test, maximal strength assessments or peak flow measurements to understand the efficiency of your lung capacity, you probably assess your fitness levels on what you think you can do rather than what you have […]

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How to Curb Your Sugar Cravings in One Easy Step

We have all been there; Busy at work, entertaining the kids, working through the endless list of ‘things to do’… When suddenly it hits us. I need something sweet… NOW! Our brain’s need for an instant fix tells us our good habits and healthy behaviours can go jump for that one moment of sweet ecstasy. Why We Crave Sugar A craving for something […]

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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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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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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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Food For Thought

So here is a basic fact for you from the get go. Regardless of how hard you train, your food intake will still equate to roughly 70 – 80% of the results that you get (or don’t get) from your training. Nutrition is such a massive, diverse and often controversial subject that as my blog grows over time, I intend […]

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The Importance of Planning in Health & Fitness

As a Personal Trainer people essentially hire me because they desire something different for themselves. It may be to lose weight, to increase fitness, tone up or to run a race. Whatever the circumstance, they essentially desire changing themselves in some new way. You may therefore find it ironic that most people then struggle with implementing the changes necessary to […]

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