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My Do It In 12 Journey – Measurement Week!

  The last 3 weeks of doing our Do It In 12 Personal Training programme have seen frustration at myself for not getting enough workouts in; an obsession with calories and carbohydrates that became totally ridiculous; and a mild panic when it started approaching measurement time. I AM human after all! I’m definitely feeling pressure to […]

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Kettlebell Workout Combos!

I’m not sure if it’s common knowledge, but I LOVE kettlebells! They are such a versatile piece of kit and perfect for a quick workout. And recently, that is exactly what I have been using them for. This kettlebell workout assumes some prior use of kettlebells; as elements such as a kettlebell swing are used […]

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4 Top Tips On Goal Setting and Sticking To New Goals

We write a lot about goals. As personal trainers, we help our clients to realise and hit their goals; it’s integral to our role. As a client, you find the ownership, determination, will power, enthusiasm and perseverance to achieve those goals. This week, through our Do It In 12 programme, I experienced a different perspective on […]

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My Do It In 12 Journey

The testimonials and the photos speak for themselves when it comes to the Do It In 12 personal training programme. If we’ve had such a great success and we know that the package works; why would a personal trainer do it? To experience the challenge of course! Do It In 12 is not easy. We ask our personal training clients […]

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Barbell Endurance Workout

I’m participating in a number of endurance events this year. The swim22 for Diabetes starts in February (swim 22miles in 12 weeks), the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is in May and then I have a number of cycling events in the following months. As such, I need to crosstrain in an endurance way so that my […]

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Lentil and Coconut Soup Recipe

  I promise that this Lentil and Coconut Soup tastes better than this picture makes it look! There are times in an evening where you’d like something uncomplicated but tasty to eat – and this is it! Therefore this Lentil and Coconut Soup has become a staple in our household. Not only does it take […]

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Is Dry January Worth It?

Dry January hit the news this week. The Independent looked at what happens to the body when you go “cold turkey” and give up the booze; another newspaper stated that only two thirds of people will stick with it until the end of the month. There’s no denying it, for some December is a month of excess. […]

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Obesity – Where Bigger Is Not Better!

Here’s a scary fact for you that was published in the Guardian in November last year: 26.9% of the UK are OBESE. To give you an idea of what this statistic means, the NHS website states that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children (aged 10-11) are obese. It’s not surprising then that as […]

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The 3 Minute Workout – What’s Your Excuse?

As personal trainers we hear the excuse of “it’s hard to find time” a lot. To be honest, I use that excuse myself too! That’s why interval training protocols like Tabata are great – it’s only 4 minutes work. But what if I said I’ve come up with a 3 minute workout? What would be […]

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What Does a Balanced Diet Look Like?

How many of you splurged a bit this Christmas? Who do you know who uses Christmas as an excuse to eat and drink what they like as they’ll “sort it in the new year”? Who was keen to get back to the gym, but not as keen to get on the scales? I guarantee it’s […]

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When the Fodmap Vegan met the Buddha Bowl!

I currently follow so many fodmap and vegans on instagram, whose food is so beautifully presented, that I spend a lot of my time hungry! One thing I have noticed however, is that this delicious looking food is predominantly presented in a bowl. Aka a Buddha Bowl. I started to ask myself, is this what a Buddha Bowl […]

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What are the Fitness Trends for 2018?

Do any of your new years resolutions include fitness related goals? Are you looking for inspiration for something new and exciting to start in 2018? Then look no further! I have done the hard work for you (other than actually doing the exercise that is). I have searched the web to come up with a […]

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What My 2018 Currently Looks Like

I’ve probably said this before, but I don’t do new years resolutions. I’ve never seen the point of “waiting until Monday” or “starting in the new year”. Instead, I like to be totally organised – so for example I already have my holiday booked, I know what I’m doing for my birthday and I have an […]

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