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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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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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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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5 Tips to Beat the Winter Fitness Blues

Generally, winter brings variety of festive cheer, the holiday spirit plus the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers. However, there are certain things about winter which aren’t quite so motivating – Namely, the long cold dark days, the constant craving of sweet stodgy foods and the longing desire to hide away from the world under the comfort of your duvet until the sun shows its face again […]

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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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The Minimum Kit, Maximum Results Workout…

  Whether you are gym nut or brand new to exercise, these four exercises are fantastic for toning up your entire body and burning off any unwanted body-fat.  This is a short, yet highly effective workout you can do at home, a hotel room or at the gym with minimal equipment. HIIT Circuit Training The idea is to work your muscles and elevate […]

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HIIT Training: Burn Fat & Get Fit Fast!

  Apart from general health most people associate their cardio training with two things: 1. Fat loss and 2. Fitness. Both of these points are correct, however, what is the most effective way to boost both your fitness and your fat burning potential? If you go to any gym you will see the cardio area full of people doing what I […]

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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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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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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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