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February 6, 2018 8:01 am Published by

BREAKING THE MOULD – REAL WOMEN, REAL TRAINING, REAL RESULTS All our members regardless of age train with weights, many of them are female as you can see and many of them are over 55. It may come as a shock that Carol who is 60 can do assisted chin ups or Mylene who is a little younger is mastering push ups and ring rows. These ladies prove every day that age is only a number and they work hard at getting stronger as they understand why it’s so important to be strong as you age. I am so proud of the effort and energy they bring to every session, their positive attitude and who they are inspire all my... View Article

February 5, 2018 11:23 am Published by

A get asked a lot about how many meals a day are needed to lose weight. My reply is simple, as long as your following a calorie restricted diet; whether you eat 3 meals or 6 you will still lose weight. This allows my clients to be free to choose how they eat during the day as long as they stick to the calories i have prescribed for them. Stick to the basics, do them well and you can’t go wrong

February 5, 2018 11:12 am Published by

Doing the basics right will lead to better long term fat loss results and make the journey much easier We tend to overcomplicate what we need to do to lose weight We feel the need to have to suffer to get the results we want We try to change everything by going on a restrictive diet, training 6 x a week and still juggle our day to day lives Ultimately it all fails and you fall back into old habits and are left to think maybe i am not meant to lose weight as its so hard Let me tell you that you can lose weight and achieve what you want – you just need to keep it simple and... View Article

February 1, 2018 4:25 pm Published by

Healthy and tasty Green pea fusilli pasta bake     A really simple and healthy way to feed the family. I used a split pea pasta which I like but you can use normal pasta as well if you prefer Ingredients 2 x courgette 2 x peppers 250g mushrooms 1/4 celeriac 3 cloves garlic 1kg beef mince 2 tsp smoked paprika (optional) Salt and pepper for the mince 1 jar roasted red peppers (370g drained) 300g green pea fusilli uncooked measure 200g cheddar cheese grated Method Chop the veg to your liking Cook the mushrooms and onion first, then add the peppers after 5 mins, then add broccoli and courgettes Put it in a bowl once cooked Brown off the beef... View Article

January 28, 2018 4:43 pm Published by

BREAKING THE MOULD – WHY WOMEN SHOULD ADD WEIGHTS TO THEIR TRAINING  Weight training has so many benefits especially for women. In my experience as a trainer for over 10 years, this is what I see happens when my new female clients start doing resistance training They become stronger and more confident They start to find muscles they never knew existed and tune into themselves a bit more Their Posture improves They lose weight Their shape starts to change and they become more toned They are constantly surprising themselves with what they can do in training – this applies to anything from doing push ups, pulling a sled and lifting barbells off the ground. Under the right supervision and correct... View Article

January 3, 2018 2:04 pm Published by

This time of year is renowned for new year resolutions You decide you have had enough and want to lose weight, get fit or tone up Each year you make the same promises to yourself. You get really motivated (which is great) – You join the gym Do a detox Go running Go on the latest fad diet You start off so motivated But then the motivation wears off The diet becomes harder to stick to You start to compromise and become complacent You come up with excuses for not training And soon enough you are back to your old ways Struggling to see how everyone else can do it but why can’t you!! A lot of the time you... View Article

February 16, 2017 3:07 pm Published by

HOW TO STOP SABOTAGING YOUR DIET – PART 2   In part 2 I have added a few more ways in which you sabotage your diet without realising it and what you can do about it –   You don’t keep track of your food portions – I don’t expect clients to stress over weighing everything but your portion size can play a big role in long term fat loss. It’s easy to over eat even if its healthy. To combat this you should weigh or portion your meals, use a bowl instead of a plate, use cup measurements to portion rice and veg, use the palm size of your hand to measure protein etc. When I was trying to... View Article

February 16, 2017 3:06 pm Published by

HOW TO STOP SABOTAGING YOUR DIET – PART 1   So often I see clients who struggle with their nutrition, and are constantly sabotaging their fat loss efforts without realizing it. Below I have listed a few things to help you take control and stop getting in your own way in your journey to losing fat long term   Over eating on weekends – So often clients are eating well through the week but completely come undone at weekends. They go way off track and wonder why they aren’t getting anywhere. I am not saying you cant’ indulge a little but too often will slow down results. For me I try to eat near perfect Monday to Friday so that... View Article

August 20, 2013 2:02 pm Published by

Since November 2012 i was carrying a shoulder injury, i trained around it and competed with it and eventually had to take complete rest as i couldn’t even do a 2kg DB bench press. Having to take time off from training to rest and recover is hard, but i see now the benefit to doing so. Rest is so under rated and too many of us train ourselves into the ground. I did this last year and trained non stop for 11 months preparing for and competing in 3 competitions. My body gave up and i got injured. I rested and feel so much better for it. I took 4-5 months off, no training at all. I didn’t gain weight,... View Article

August 20, 2013 1:58 pm Published by

I have been training for the past 2 months in preparation for Galaxy Universe on 26th October 2013. The videos i have uploaded are my 2nd phase of training for strength. Due to my shoulder injury that put me out of action for 4-5 months i had to start again with my chin up strength as well as my overall body strength. I have spent a lot of time working on my remedial exercises to build up the strength of my rotator cuff muscles to prevent more injuries in the future. I have also been working on my grip strength so i can perform better chin ups. I started off only being able to do 1 chin up, last year... View Article