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Exercise And Mental Health

Physical activity and exercise are well known for their positive effects on physical health and medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity as well as diabetes. Sometimes these benefits are often given more attention and emphasis than the positive benefits of exercise and mental health. However, due to the current lockdown situation, this attitude is […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

The mental health benefits we get from exercise far outweigh any others in my opinion. Whilst exercise and mental health are obviously closely linked, it’s easy getting caught up in the mindset that exercise is only there for fat loss and weight management or to help with stress. But there are more profound benefits of […]

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Sound Bath Meditation

Have you seen the adverts for Sound Bath Meditations hosted by me, Emily, at Motive8 North? Have you thought WTF does that have to do with fitness? Or even WTF is a Sound Bath Meditation? Most of you know that I have a very holistic approach to fitness, or rather wellness. I’m a yoga teacher, […]

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Is lack of sleep ruining your diet?

Your trainer has told you to get a good nights sleep. You’ve read it in a magazine too. But why do people say this? Is lack of sleep really ruining your diet? Not directly, but quite possibly, yes. I’m reflecting on this because this is a cycle I have just been through. I’m here to tell […]

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What Is Yoga?

Did I tell you I do yoga (lol)? For those of you who attend the studio regularly you’ll know that it is “my thing”. That and of course now my new love, the van (another story)! I am currently training to be a yoga teacher and will graduate in June next year but I am […]

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Exercise and mental health

It’s mental health awareness week for those of you who didn’t already know. Poor mental health is becoming a serious concern for many. Stress is a big contributing factor in the rise of ill-mental health. Stress itself isn’t directly a mental health condition. But our inability to cope with stress can lead to the decline […]

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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” […]

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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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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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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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Stress, Stressors and How To De-stress

Are you stressed? Does the word Christmas give you a headache and make your heart beat slightly faster? Are the kids driving you to breaking point, at the same time you’re trying to meet deadlines at work before finishing for a well deserved “break”. Running round trying to buy a gift for Aunt Sally who […]

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Ladies – Get Rid Of Those Bingo Wings!

Honestly if you Google “how to get rid of bingo wings”, it just lists all kinds of weird and wonderful arm “toning” workouts which range from 5 all important exercises to 20 minute blasts, 30 day challenges and surgery! None of the sites which come up explain why we have this excess fat on our triceps […]

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Don’t Let Christmas Ruin Your Fitness Mojo

It happens every year. People start to cancel personal training sessions and classes due to Christmas dos, we hear people saying “ahhhh but it’s Christmas” or “I’ll start again in the New Year” or “it won’t make a difference now because it’s Christmas”……It’s nothing new, and without doubt is THE most irritating thing about December! Here’s […]

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Make Time For Yourself

Our personal training client’s success stories are all different, as no one client is the same. Likewise it’s not unusual for personal training clients to change their goals! Meet Lucy. Lucy’s goals include wanting to get strong, to lose weight, to get better at running, to have a hard workout, to unwind, and more importantly – to follow the motto […]

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