“9 months ago I joined the gym. I really did wonder if I had done the right thing. I thought it would be full of lycra clad, super fit people and I would be the ‘tubby’ one in leggings! How wrong was I! Well I’m still here and feeling so much better, both physically and…Read more Ann Morris
“I have always enjoyed sport and tried to maintain a reasonably good level of fitness. Throughout school, university and beyond I have played rugby and have been a regular gym user. I have never let age be a deterrent, still thinking I am 21(ish). Three years ago however I had a heart attack. An angiogram…Read more Tim Evans
Many traditional ‘habit breaking’ methods leave people despondent and in a cycle of failure. With the Fogg Behaviour Design model, you’re given a clear process to follow to help break your bad habits. The below is a three phase master-plan for behaviour change for habits that are ‘wired in’ which should be followed step by…Read more Breaking Bad Habits
“I was diagnosed with long term depression and severe anxiety, which consequently led me to not looking after my body, eating junk food and not exercising. I regularly saw social media ads for the gym to which my body thought ‘yes let’s go for it’ and my mind saying ‘no’. One day though, my body…Read more Steve Reeves
The Early Years As a kid I loved my sport and, being raised on a farm would spend lots of time outdoors. I did though from the age of 8 onward struggle with my weight. Personally, I blame the release of Kellog’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. From recollection however, I used to have to be dragged…Read more The Story so Far
Are you struggling to recover from an injury? If so, here’s a great new model to hopefully help you progress. For a long time now I’ve advocated a more active approach to injury rehabilitation – ‘rest is rust.’ The traditional model using Rest Ice Compression Elevation has also been questioned by the latest research.…Read more Manage your Injuries with Peace & Love
I’ve been asked a few questions of late on all aspects of our services, so I thought it only fair that I reply with a series of blogs explaining exactly how our training programs work. This blog will give you an insight and reasoning as to why we use Small Group Personal Training, with…Read more Why Small Group Personal Training can work for you…
Many of you might be missing out on these key nutrients in your diet… All too often the first thing many of us do when changing our diet is to cut out all the crap. Get rid of the choccy biscuits, swear off alcohol and vow never to eat bread again. Whilst make these changes…Read more Is Your Diet Missing Out on These Top 4 Nutrients?
Still enjoying that bland salad? All too often we hear that healthy eating can be boring. You have to cut out all the nice things that you couldn’t imagine your life without and replace them with tasteless salads and fat-free everything. Weight loss is about suffering right? If you put yourself through culinary hell, devoid…Read more Falling Out of Love With Your Diet? Try These Quick Fixes!
Keeping your heart healthy is a choice. Most of the risks contributing towards cardiovascular disease are lifestyle related, otherwise known as modifiable risk factors. Physical inactivity, being overweight, smoking, an unhealthy diet and high-stress levels can all contribute to creating one or more of the below risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the…Read more Your Guide to a Healthy Heart!
Does this sound familiar? I was doing really well throughout the week. My meals were all prepared, I knew when and where I was working out. I resisted all temptation, even the birthday cake someone brought into work. Then all of sudden it hit me, it was Friday night and I was out with my…Read more Have you caught “Weekenditis”? Here’s a cure!
It’s that time of year when willpowers are being tested, diets restricted and resolutions breaking at the seems. Ask anyone what’s the best plan to follow and you will no doubt get a large range of answers: “Dry January for me” “Meat-Free for a month” “I’m crushing it on the sit-up challenge!” Where it would…Read more How’s that working for you?
Resolutions can stick but, only if they’re well thought out and super easy to implement. Before making yours, I’ve put together a few really simple tips that you should base your resolutions around. Let’s see if we can make these happen! Enjoyment. Simple, but rarely used. If you enjoy something you are far more likely…Read more Three Tips To Make Your Resolutions Stick
Motivation can be gained in many ways. For me I need to go with what’s worked before and that’s telling as many people as possible what I’m about to do. I need to be held accountable. I’ve no excuse, for years now, I’ve lead a pretty average lifestyle. It seems I love helping others but…Read more The Next Step
Starting to Change Quite often when we decide we want to make a change we think about the things we don’t want. I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat. I don’t want to be out of breath walking up the stairs. I don’t want to struggle to play with my kids. I don’t…Read more Your Destination Postcard – Starting to Change