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02
DEC
2016

Fitness Isn’t a Seasonal Hobby, it is a Lifestyle

Hands up who wants to be healthier and fitter in 2017? Here’s a tip: Forget the New Year resolution mentality and instead think long-term.  Changes to your health and fitness need to last a lifetime if they are to be worthwhile. Fad diets and exercise regimes have one thing...
28
OCT
2016

Spot Reduction – Why this fat reducing theory is false

I had a request this week to blog about losing fat around the thighs and stomach.  That makes perfect sense and believe me I wish this blog could explain how to target those troublesome areas. I apologise in advance for the disappointing news that follows! What is Spot Reduction?...
07
OCT
2016

For the love of water, drink more!

Water = Boring  = Not bothered = Poor health WHY? If  I asked you what are the 7 essential nutrients that our bodies need, would you know?  I think most of you would guess that carbohydrates, fats and proteins were pretty important and after a harder think, vitamins and minerals...
24
AUG
2016

My Health & Fitness Business – The Journey so far

When I first started to write my blogs I had very little idea about how to do it.  I have always enjoyed writing so I gave it a go and produced what my brother-in-law kindly pointed out to be “very amusing but completely pointless” blogs!  I think that is where my...
03
JUN
2016

Walking – Fun, Free & Joint-Friendly

The new workout for body & mind? Absolutely. The benefits of walking are well documented but some are less obvious than others.  Did you know that it can help improve your memory? You may never have to wonder where you parked your car again! There is a great calorie burn...
05
APR
2016

Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?

The short answer is likely to be that you are consuming more calories than you are expending. I have written about over-rewarding our exercise efforts in previous blogs but let’s look at the question “Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?” in...
08
MAR
2016

Happy to ‘engage’ it but what exactly is my ‘core’?!

If you attend any of my fitness classes or see me as personal trainer  you are bound to come across the term “core.”  Personal trainers and Physiotherapists often advise core-strengthening exercises, articles in fitness magazines describe a new “core”...
10
JUN
2015

The Importance Of Posture

I have recently seen a few clients who have been struggling with some elements of the fitness classes.  I wanted to identify what was causing the difficulty and offer help and advice so that they could get the most from their efforts. Without exception each person I saw had poor...
14
MAY
2015

How much exercise do I really need…..?

“If you are physically active you will increase your life span, regardless of any adverse inherited factors. Physical activity, at any age, protects against a multitude of chronic health problems including all forms of cardiovascular disease.” (World Heart Foundation)...