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February 23, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

WHICH DIET SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?   Every week there is a new wonder diet that claims to make weight loss easy and faster. There is so much information out there it can become confusing whom to believe.   An article that compared popular diet programs in overweight and obese individuals found that people lost weight following both low carb and low fat diets as well those on zone diet. They concluded that the best diet is the one that you can stick to for the longest.   The ideal diet is one that is best adhered to by you, so that you can stay on the diet as long as possible to get the best results Because low carb worked... View Article

February 21, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

  OBSTACLES TO TRAINING IN WOMEN OVER 50   Starting out with a desire to get fitter and stronger can be daunting at any age, but even more so as you age. There is a need for all women to take up strength training; especially for women over 50. The health benefits are massive – increased bone strength to prevent osteoporosis, increased strength to preserve muscle mass, blood sugar regulation and increased energy expenditure   But where do you start? There are many obstacles standing in your way especially if you haven’t spent the past 10-20 years in the gym or with a personal trainer.   Feeling out of place and self conscious Problem – Most gyms are very intimidating... View Article

February 16, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

5 Tips to ensure success Know your goal – but more importantly have a plan. Take Action toward your goal – plan your meals, prep them, get moving and talk less about what you will do. Be consistent – be persistent every day. Change your focus – there is more to training than just how many calories you burn. Train for fun, for strength, greater mobility, better mental and physical health; find joy in the journey. Train for the long term goal – Doing the basics right and consistently will see you not only reach your goal but be able to maintain what you achieve. There will be times you can’t train and life just gets in the way but... View Article

February 14, 2018 6:10 pm Published by

ALMOND AND COCONUT VEGETABLE SATAY You could portion the meals out and put them in the freezer 600g mushrooms 3 courgettes spiralised 1 red pepper 2 green peppers 1 head broccoli   Sauce 250mls almond and coconut butter 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp ginger powder 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 100g creamed coconut 400mls water 1 tbsp fish sauce   Boil the kettle and pour 600mls water in a saucepan, add the coconut block until it melts Add in other ingredients and stir together Add sauce to pan and heat up Add the veg and cook until done   This makes 10 meals So macronutrient breakdown per meal is Calories 240... View Article

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... 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