Stability Workout: Balance Builds Muscle

Stability Workout: Getting Started With over 20 years experience as a Personal Trainer, experience has taught me people generally decide to begin 1-2-1 coaching sessions for one of three main reasons… 1) They are complete newbies to exercise and don’t know where to start. 2) They feel intimidated about training on their own and feel they need extra support and encouragement. 3) They […]

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Why Women SHOULD Lift Weights

Having been a trainer for nearly 20 years and with around 90% of my client base being female in the 30 – 70 age range, I have heard a lot of misconceptions about opinions regarding weight training over the years. Attitudes Toward Weight Training Working out with weights should be an integral part of any exercise plan if your goal is […]

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No More Quitting! My Mind-Map Tool Will Keep You On Track

  Are you someone who constantly wishes for good things for yourself but never seems to actually achieve them? Do you start things and never finish them? Do you want a lean, trim, strong physique but never seem to get there? This weeks post offers you a mind map tool which I created to help you see visually where you may be going wrong on […]

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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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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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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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