YOU: “Should I go on a diet to lose weight?” ME: “No!” Dieting is a short term solution to a larger problem that can only be properly resolved with a suitable lifestyle change. To lose weight (and keep it off) you need to assess your lifestyle and decide upon a realistic approach that will enable you to continue indefinitely. Restricting calories one week, losing … Read More DITCH the diet, get REAL results
Walk before you can run New Year, New You? Sound familiar? January is the time of year to dust off the gym wear and embrace the pain as your skin cries tears of sweat. Time to train… Full steam ahead. Right? Wrong! If you’re new to exercise or even just getting back into it after an extended break, it’s so important to remember to … Read More 5 ways to stay motivated and hit your New Year fitness resolutions
Want to get your sweat on, but only got 15-20 minutes? A lot of people would claim defeat for the day and try again tomorrow. A lot of people would do that. You don’t have to one of them. Tomorrow never comes. Don’t use time (or lack thereof) as an excuse. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in 20 minutes. To achieve an effective … Read More The ‘Don’t Put Your Feet Up, Get Your Knees Up’ 20 minute HIIT Workout
Life on the road as a Personal Trainer can be tough; Unsociable working hours, traffic jams, favourite Little Mix song coming on the radio just as I pull up to a clients house so I miss it. It’s a journey fraught with obstacles, challenges and sacrifices. You might say it’s a job with 99 problems. Thankfully delivering home based personal training isn’t one. Bringing … Read More 5 exercises you can do using a broom
You don’t have to be built like Rocky Balboa to enjoy the benefits of boxing training. Whilst I don’t have a favourite type of training (as I’m a firm believer that variety is the spice of life), boxing is definitely in the top 3. Why Boxing?
What do you picture when you think of fitness? 6 pack abs, muscles for days, protein shakes and heavy weights? Maybe. In fact I bet those images are right up there for most people. The aesthetics of fitness seems to have taken presidence over the reality of fitness. Looking like a greek god or goddess is the measuring stick. That’s great for aspiring bodybuilders … Read More Speed and agility: Improve your fitness
Let’s take a moment to fully appreciate the significance of this week. Take a breath and compose yourself. School starts back again this week! Yeeeesssss… finally! I can hear a mixture of euphoria and mass sighs of relief. Yes yes I know you love your kids and all the time you spend together is precious. But, 6 weeks plus is a long time hearing … Read More ‘Back To School’ ‘Back To Training’ Bodyweight Circuit
Everyone has to start somewhere. Every professional was once an amateur. Every expert once a beginner. Clichés for sure, but that doesn’t make them any less true. I think they’re particularly pertinent when considering exercise. I often hear words like; “I’d love to start running, but I’m rubbish”. The majority of us like to do things we’re good at and find it demotivating if … Read More Beginner Bodyweight Circuit: Off The Sofa Fitness
I’m often asked the question; what’s the best exercise? Simple question on the surface. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straightforward and actually requires counter questions before it can even be discussed. Questions like; What do you want to achieve? How often do you want to train? Do you have any physical/ mental/ social/ environmental/ financial restrictions? Do you prefer training alone or with other people?
You’re in the zone for a great workout. Having spent 30 minutes selecting the perfect combination of upbeat tunes to keep your motivation levels sufficiently high, you’re ready. Ready to sweat like a champion. Ready to show your body who’s boss and push the limits of physical endurance to a whole new level. “Watch out [insert name of super fit celebrity you idolise – … Read More Fire up your workout with this warm up
I enjoy working out. In fact I love it. The rush of endorphins, the sense of achievement, the increased energy it gives me, the list is almost endless. But that doesn’t mean I always have fun working out. Going out for a jog on a cold wet evening isn’t fun. Running around playing football with friends, even on a cold wet evening, on the … Read More Why training with a friend is a great idea
Exercises EASY demonstrated by Hudsons Core Fitness – Upright Rows / Supported Squat Thrusts / Elevated Knee Push Ups / Lunges / Reverse Ab Crunches HARD demonstrated by LaW Personal Training – Frontal Raises / Advanced Squat Thrusts / Decline Push Ups / Overhead Lunges / Double Leg Raises Summer is here! Yay that glorious time of year when the sun hides from the onslaught … Read More Pack a workout into your summer holiday