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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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Are You Ready For It?

That’s all I’ve heard this week: are you ready for it, how are you feeling about it, do you know who you’re fighting yet…….and honestly, I don’t know! Does 8 weeks of twice a week training actually prepare you to get into a boxing ring and punch another individual? And on that note – is […]

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Weight Training and Mental Health

When designed appropriately weight training can be beneficial in stimulating many physical changes such as strength, mass, and power increases. It can also help positive impact physical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and muscular dysfunctions. More recently, weight training and mental health has been studied and the psychological effect it has too; reducing depressive symptoms […]

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Can Your Lifestyle And Diet Help Prevent Migraines?

A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines (vertigo migraines). I had nausea, dizziness and loss of control/feeling in the right side of the body. I’m not going to lie, I was scared (and thought I was having a stroke!). I also initially felt that the diagnoses was wrong – I wasn’t […]

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How Should I Breathe When Exercising?

Honestly, if I had been asked this last week it would have been on my strange questions blog. But this was asked on Monday and as weird as it sounds ‘how should I breathe when exercising’ is a very valid question! Breathing in and out is a no brainer – we do it automatically. But […]

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Stress and Relaxation Techniques

Following on from my previous stress management blog this article will discuss a specific technique that is great for reducing stress and increasing relaxation; centering What Is Centering? Centering is a visualisation technique that originates from the Japanese martial art Aikido and encourages focus and reduces negative external thoughts. It is a perfect acute technique to reduce […]

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