I liken my body to an old machine that has been given a complete overhaul. I’m stronger and more agile and most importantly feel great.Read more Ian Nicholas
I was nervous about signing up to something like this as I had never really been a gym person so was sure I’d stick out like a sore thumb and be too unfit to keep it up. How wrong I was!Read more Jen Merritt
With the excellent training and advice from the coaches and encouragement from other members of the gym, I now feel that I am back in control of my condition and have discovered a terrific hobby in cycling.Read more Dave Yates
Exercise is good for the body and great for the mind and it’s a bonus when the place you go to do it is full of like-minded people and great coaches. I’m fitter, stronger, and healthier – I just wish I’d done it years ago!Read more Robyn Dent
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!
I got asked to write this article / blog by a magazine editor who thought that I was the man to write about being diagnosed with such things as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory & degenerative conditions. My reply was that I’d rather not write about any condition but, I’d rather write about how you…Read more Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Define You
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
Those of you who train or have trained with us know we take a ‘different’ approach to training the core. We don’t do sit-ups, we very rarely hold planks for a long period of time, we like loaded carries and we always emphasise movement quality. Now, it’s not that we do or don’t do these…Read more Stiffen up. The Latest on Back Training.
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that counts.” Bear Ryan So, the New Year is here and many of us are planning & goal setting for the coming months or even years. I’ve seen so much criticism of making resolutions but if not now, when? And why not…Read more Your Guide to Goal Setting.
Goals have long been thought as the best way to achieve & reach your holy grail! Whether it be weight loss, a sporting event or our career we can all probably remember sitting down & setting those Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-bound (SMART) short, long & medium term badgers only to get (pick one…Read more Don’t focus on a goal, focus on the process.
We hear a lot about the risk of this disease and that disease but rarely do we get the message that we should prioritise physical activity. Over the past twenty years real inroads have been made into smoking cessation programmes that have made a real difference. However what’s been implemented with regards to increasing physical…Read more Low Levels of Physical Activity are Second Highest Risk Factor.
Trying to shift from an “all or nothing” approach to a “habit forming” mindset has been my underpinning strategy in my recent gains. I’ve felt far less pressure on myself and haven’t stopped doing a thing. This great blog summarises the approach really well. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/18-ways-to-lose-the-first-10-poundsRead more Changing your Environment to Change your Body.
As the Strength & Conditioning coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Buddy Morris put it; “a coaches primary role is as a stress manager”. We’re in control of loading stress on the body and the tools & methods we use all have an aspect of ‘risk v reward’. Morris states; “Olympic lifting? Jumping? Medicine ball work?…Read more Coach or Stress Manager?