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Mental Health Awareness

What is Mental Health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: “A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Mental health affects […]

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My Dieting Experience (Part 2)

Part 2 of my dieting experience; this was meant to be part one or the only part actually, but I got carried away with writing so split it into two! I recently attempted to diet as an experiment (again! Call it market research…..I care about my clients!). I had absolutely no need to diet! This […]

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Keep Your Body Ticking Over – Prehab & Recovery Gym Session

As most of you will know I am trying to go through Lent without having a ‘rest day’ – so some sort of training session every day. It’s going well, I have done about three weeks so far without missing a training session and by my maths I have about two and a bit weeks […]

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My Dieting Experience (Part 1)

The other week I did a corporate talk titled Ditch the Diet. It occurred to me that I have never really truly dieted myself. Although my weight maintenance is on point. I think I’ve weighed around 58kg +/- 1kg for around eight years (I was much skinnier than that before). For the exception of my […]

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My Healthy Spicy Meatball Recipe

Ok, I will admit, when it comes to food I am creature of habit – I am so boring. I cycle through 4 or 5 meals throughout the week. I will have chicken and veg, a frittata (variety of veggies and meats), soup and sometimes I’ll have a carbohydrate meal, if I have had a […]

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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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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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Beyond The Gym…..The Other Benefits of Exercise

We all know exercise can help you lose fat, get fitter, tone up, help you become stronger, etc. But is that it? Absolutely not, doing any exercise, sport and physical activity goes far beyond the gym, getting fitter and losing weight. A lot of the below will be abit ‘left field thinking’ or ‘thinking slightly […]

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20 Minute HIIT Workout

Ever wonder what your personal trainers get up to on a weekend? It’s not rest. Sometimes they meet up and do HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions together on a Sunday just for fun. I’m personally a fan of HIIT (high intensity interval training). It’s a great fat burner and is also beneficial for cardiovascular […]

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Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

I know what you’re thinking; we can’t seriously be giving you a recipe for roasted vegetable soup?! Surely, you just chop up some veg, whack them in the oven, blitz them in a blender and hey presto, done. Nope. For starters, I’m not blitzing all  of the veg as I’m making a chunky soup. Secondly, […]

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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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The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Stress!

What is Stress? Generally, we see stress as sense of pressure, negative emotions, and unpleasant tension. Contemporary, psychological, definitions of stress break the concept down. It is broken down into “stressors” (e.g., external environmental factors) and the “response to the stressors” (e.g., feeling pressured). The concept of stress involves physiological, behavioural, and psychological consequences. Stress […]

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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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Hydration and Weight loss

Following on from Kate’s “Are you drinking enough” blog. I wanted to expand on the current research relating to hydration. I am currently doing further studies in nutrition which is completely evidence based, and I found some of the recent content quite interesting. So for this blog I wanted to look at hydration and weight […]

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How Was Your Veganuary?

  According to the Vegan Food and Living website, 2018 had a record number of sign ups for Veganuary. In fact, approximately 150,000 people in the UK signed up this year. Whether you were one of these people or not, it’s obvious that veganuary is becoming more popular. As a vegan, I’m a little biased on the subject. So […]

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