Posts in “Lifestyle”


A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | Exercise | Fitness | Lifestyle | Motivation | Training | Weight Loss

My Do It In 12 Journey – 3 Weeks To Go!

I can’t believe that there are only 3 weeks to go in my Do It In 12 journey! I’m not going to say it’s been perfect; there have definitely been highs and lows, moments of self-sabotage, a harsh word (or two), but also some real feel good moments. Lessons Learnt So Far Exercise needs to part […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Building Muscle | Injury | Lifestyle | Motivation | Rehabilitation | Squat | Training

Strength Training Workout

  In my personal opinion, but also an opinion that is shared by many practitioners around the world; strength underpins so many sporting and clinical attributes. Anything from the ability to decelerate, change direction and re-accelerate to the overall quality of life, can be affected by strength. That’s why it’s important to include an element […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Building Muscle | Diet | High protein | Lifestyle | Low Fat | Nutrition | Quick meals | Recipes | Training | Weight Loss

Chicken Basque Recipe

This week I can take no credit for the recipe. When I got home for Easter I was greeted with one of the best meals I have had in while. Not only did it taste lovely, but this chicken basque recipe allows you to decide how much protein you want to hit your protein goal […]

Read article
homepage | Lifestyle | Mental Health | Mindset | Psychology | Stress | Training

Top 5 Stress Management Tips

Stress Management: A “Real World” Perspective In recent weeks I published a blog article on the whats, whys, and hows of stress which drew on some of the psychology of stress and the management of stress. What I wanted to do with the current article was to offer a little more of a “real world” […]

Read article
homepage | Lifestyle | Mental Health | Mindset | Stress

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | Fitness | High protein | Lifestyle | Mindset | Nutrition | Training | Weight Loss

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Building Muscle | Exercise | Fitness | Lifestyle | Mindset | Motivation | Recovery | Squat | Training

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | Fitness | Lifestyle | Motivation | Nutrition | Personal Training | Training | Weight Loss

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Diet | Fitness | High protein | Lifestyle | Low Fat | Nutrition | Training | Weight Loss

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | Exercise | homepage | Lifestyle

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Exercise | Fitness | homepage | Lifestyle | Personal Training

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 […]

Read article
Exercise | Fitness | Lifestyle | Mindset | Motivation | Personal Training | Training

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 […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Exercise | Fitness | Lifestyle | Motivation | Personal Training | Training | Weight Loss

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 […]

Read article
Diet | homepage | Lifestyle | Low Fat | Nutrition | Recipes | Vegetarian

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, […]

Read article
A Day In The Life of a PT | Classes | Exercise | Fitness | instagram | instagram-pt | Lifestyle | Stress | Training

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, […]

Read article
Loading