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Ieuan’s New Training Perspective – Keeping Your Training Fresh

Prior to Christmas I was feeling a lull in my motivation to train and get my backside to the gym. I was becoming tired of constantly going through the same motions, the same exercises, the same set and rep protocols, and generally knowing what was coming from the rigmarole that was my training. My rapidly […]

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Me and yoga

As many of you are well aware I am very into my yoga.  So much so, that I am currently undertaking my yoga teacher training qualification. It will 18 months before I’m qualified but hopefully this means I’ll be more than prepared when the time eventually comes. I have just completed my second weekend training, […]

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Resistance Band Training

I saw a post on social media recently, asking what are the equipment essentials in a personal training studio or as a home personal trainer? This got me thinking, what would be my one piece of training kit I would take everywhere. Dumbbells are great, but a bit bulky to take everywhere, and generally you […]

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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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Top 5 Deadlift Variations

I have said it before and I will say it again, in my humble opinion the Deadlift and ‘hinge’ movement pattern is the most effective exercise that can be performed. It is a compound movement that requires strength, stability and mobility and numerous different joints of the body. It is a fatiguing exercise that activates […]

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Lunchtime 30 Minute Workouts

One of the traps I think people fall into is worrying that if they workout they must do an hour. Well, all I can say is codswallop! If you know what you’re doing and are prepared to work hard then I believe you can still get amazing results in 30 minutes, so I’m going to share not […]

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Bulletproof Your Running

Running Injury Management Having recently attended an extremely valuable talk on running injury, the following article to ‘bulletproof your running’ provides my reflections and the useful concepts that were shared. The talk was given by a very knowledgeable, experienced, and research driven guy called Peter Francis, who is based at Leeds Beckett and heads up […]

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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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An Insight Into Alex’s Training Goals

Don’t worry this isn’t another blog about New Years resolutions. Although, on that topic, my reading is coming along beautiful – I am too chapters away from finishing my first book. ‘Black Box Thinking’, written by Matthew Syed. It’s an enjoyable read – a couple of clients have given me some more books to get […]

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Get Motivated: Client and Personal Trainer Perspectives

We are almost a month after the Christmas break, the gyms have been bustling with new gym members and old stalewarts. It is around this time we would expect to see some of the new years resolutioners’ enthusiasm begin to diminish. Is the spark for your fitness fix begeinning to fade? Are you struggling to […]

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2-in-1 High Intensity Workout

Following on from Alex’s all-in-one workout I’ve given you a cheeky little 2-in-1 workout to try, so focuses on mainly HIIT and core. It’s a high intensity workout for AMRAP (as many rounds as possible-not intervals). There are two 15 minute circuits. You can perform both as a 30 minute session leaving a 3 to 5 […]

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All In One Workout

Coaching, movement and exercise is my job, but it is also my passion. My biggest philosophy is ‘what is the point of doing a movement if you’re not going to do it right’ – I really mean as close to perfect as possible. Relating everything back to science is also key in my session planning. […]

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Second Trimester – A Change In Pace To Exercise

I posted a blog a few week’s ago about exercising in my first trimester. If you read my blog you will remember that I didn’t really need to change my exercise too much. I still did interval training, I was still happy cycling outside and to and from work, I even did some racing….admittedly not […]

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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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10 Reasons To Have A Personal Trainer

New year, new me, same story. Have you once again made a resolution to get fitter, leaner or stronger this year? At this point have you actually changed anything to meet this goal? Or are you currently just doing the same thing you tried last year? It worked for a month right? Maybe its time […]

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