4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods

​Think of last-minute demands at work meaning that you have to stay late, children becoming unwell and needing you at home unexpectedly, or the small matter of a worldwide pandemic and going into a lockdown that put a stamp on all areas of life in 2020. Being able to respond to these highly stressful periodsContinue reading “4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods”

You were born an intuitive eater!

Let me tell you a story… You were born to eat when you were hungry. And stop when you got full. You were born with the instinct to choose foods that satisfied you. You were born knowing how to take care of your body. And your body has a natural, instinctual way of healing itself.Continue reading “You were born an intuitive eater!”

3 WAYS TO NOTICE A FITNESS IDIOT MIGHT BE GIVING BAD ADVICE

1 – Do they take steroids? Or at the very least look like they probably do based on their stats and pictures? Now this isn’t me suggesting that someone who has made that choice can’t give out good, sound advice to anyone. BUT, and its a big but, most individuals I have encountered who takeContinue reading “3 WAYS TO NOTICE A FITNESS IDIOT MIGHT BE GIVING BAD ADVICE”

BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are essential amino acids (ones we need to get from our diet), and non-essential ones (ones our body can make on its own). Branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the most important amino acids in the muscle-building process. However, the other amino acids are still needed, so ifContinue reading “BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?”

SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION

Ok, to keep things straight this is inreference to immediate pre-workout nutrition. So this means less than an hour before you go to the gym. We want to ensure you train at your best, possibly include a simple protein source and maybe even add to your overall varied diet. There are some pre-workouts on the marketContinue reading “SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION”

Fat loss and alcohol

Unfortunately there are calories in alcohol.  A large glass of red wine has over 200 calories, as does a pint of beer and a gin & tonic.  The calories in alcohol are also empty calories, meaning they have no nutritional value. When you consume alcohol your body puts fat burning on hold while it processesContinue reading “Fat loss and alcohol”

Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing

Should you keep the body guessing to see better results?  Mix it up  Chop and change Keep it guessing?  It’s something you often hear and see in people new to training. Boredom, a lack of progress and bad advice has them wanted to change their workout monthly, weekly or even daily to “shock the body”Continue reading “Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing”

How to build muscle from home

I’m speaking with a lot of stressed out people right now I don’t think people realised how important their exercise was for their mindset, not just the physical progress. As a personal trainer my job has always been to motivate, educate and ensure I get the best possible results with people. But a big partContinue reading “How to build muscle from home”

Are abs really made in kitchen?

 common mistake I see people making with their fitness journey is overlooking the basics of nutrition in favour of more intense training sessions.Properly fueling your training is a fundamental element of your energy levels and body composition. If you’re new to exercise, you may have heard these terms before but not really understood the impactContinue reading “Are abs really made in kitchen?”

HOW TO EAT OUT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT?

With the party season well on its way here are a few helpful hints to help you prepare for all the food and drink and celebrating heading your way. You really don’t have to overindulge. So have a read, follow the guidelines and know that you will be able to enjoy yourself without ruining allContinue reading “HOW TO EAT OUT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT?”