What exercise programme should I choose?

A multitude of exercise options

This week’s article answers the question ‘what exercise programme should I choose?’. There are hundreds of options available when it comes to choosing how you approach your health and fitness goals. We will give you a rundown of the most common types of exercise programmes, the pros and cons to each and our verdict as

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Oct 16, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Why use personal training?

Two personal trainers with their clients

Through our blogs, we try to answer some of the critical questions you may have. However, we haven’t covered the big one: why use personal training? You might be asking yourself ‘do I need a personal trainer?’. Or ‘how do I decide who is the right trainer for me?’. In this week’s blog, we will

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Oct 03, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

What should I track during my programme?

A selection of diaries. What should i track during my programme?

In this article, we answer the question ‘what should I track during my programme?’ If you are embarking on a new health and fitness goal, make sure you are ‘ticking all the boxes’. You are likely to have a complete change in lifestyle that may be difficult at first to stick to. Whether you decide

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Sep 17, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones – part two

A person checking their weight on the scales. How to lose two stones properly

  Would you like to know how to lose two stones properly? In the first part of this article, titled ‘How long does it take to lose two stones?‘, we broke down weight loss as a goal. We looked at the reality of weight loss in terms of actual goals and realistic time frames. In

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Sep 05, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones? Part one

Image of a woman in loose trousers next to a set of scales. How long does it take to lose two stones?

If you speak to most people in the gym, you’ll find their main reason for going is to lose weight. On average, most people are looking to lose two stones of weight. But why this magic number? More importantly, how quickly can you lose two stones? There are plenty of diets and training programmes promising

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Aug 22, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Can you burn fat and build muscle simultaneously?

A statue in two stares, showing body composition

What’s the reason you go to the gym and follow a diet plan? For most, training and diet is all about aesthetics – the desire to look good, naked. To achieve this goal you may need to drop some body fat and gain some lean muscle. We call this process recomposition, or recomp for short.

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Aug 07, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Fitness for the over 40s

A man in his 40s performing a front squat

In this article, we look at functional fitness for the over 40s and how to keep making progress towards your health and body goals. Throughout this article, we will cover what functional fitness is, some age-related considerations when it comes to exercise and how you should train for optimal health and fitness. The advice in

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Jul 24, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Breaking down the Hollywood transformation

People dressed up as their heroes - this is a first step in the Hollywood transformation

It’s common practice to aspire to achieve those Hollywood bodies you see on the big screens, on social media and in your favourite magazines. In this week’s article, we look at how these celebrities achieve their bodies and provide five steps you can take to start your transformation. It’s 2013. It’s April and the trailer

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Jul 10, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Sleep and your Health

Two French bulldogs, one mum, one pup, having a nap in the sun. Sleep and your health

In this week’s article, we look at the relationship between sleep and health. We also give you the top tips on how to improve your sleep.   We all know sleep is a vital part of our day. When you sleep, your body does a multitude of jobs including muscular repair, memory processing as well

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Jun 25, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How to manage stress

how to manage stress

In this article, we look at stress: what it is, the types of stress we experience, how it affects our health and how to manage it.   The word stress usually has negative connotations; it’s a bad thing. But, stress is not necessarily bad for you. We need some stress for the release of certain

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Jun 11, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments