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A bad lifestyle for body composition

Two people, showing legs walking. If the only exercise you do is walking, you'll lose muscle. That would be part of a bad lifestyle

Two-thirds of the adult population are overweight or obese. But it’s a sad fact that almost none of those people want to be overweight. And despite what you may read, very few of them are comfortable being overweight. Our personal training clients in Northampton always talk about how being overweight affects their energy levels, self-confidence

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Jul 30, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Which somatotype are you?

The three somatotypes, showing the relationship between somatotype and body fat

Why are some people tall and skinny and others are stocky? Some women are apple-shaped, others are pear-shaped and some are hourglass shaped; why is that? Why do some men have a v-shape and others go straight up and down? These are all great questions. The short answer is that you inherit structural body dimensions,

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Jul 22, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The biggest weight loss mistake

A bar full of empty beer glasses. Too much alcohol is very much part of a bad lifestyle

As a nation, we’ve been getting fatter for a few decades. Around two-thirds of the adult population in the UK is overweight or obese. So it’s no surprise that our most popular request from prospective clients is to lose weight. Most prospective clients come to us after trying various ways to shed the pounds. They

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Jul 17, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Could you become a pescatarian?

Sesame Trout served on a bed of herb salad leaves Should you become a pescatarian?

Eating more fish could improve your health and help you contribute towards saving the planet! That’s a bold claim! Yes, it is. I’ll admit, it’s a slightly embellished and extremely concise summary of the reams of information out there about fish. But there’s a good deal of truth in it too.   Could you become

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Jul 08, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Body composition change in Northampton

Man performing leg press - legs only. Lifting weights is essential for optimal body composition change.

At our personal training studio in Northampton, we have a fancy machine that measures your body composition. Why do we have a sophisticated machine? Because we specialise in body composition change. We need to measure it so we know we are helping our clients to realise the best body composition possible. Of course, we market

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Jul 01, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Our functional kit

Northampton personal trainers; weight loss; functional kit

When you visit our personal training studio in Northampton, the first things you will notice are the large pieces of traditional weight training equipment – the power rack, lifting platform, dumbbells, kettlebells, cable machine. If you were simply to stick your head around the door, you might think it was just a weight training studio.

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Jun 25, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

A discussion of overweight and obesity in Northampton

A typical takeaway. Is this one cause of obesity in Northampton?

What is the prevalence of obesity in Northampton compared to the overall population? We’re heavier! In Northampton, 68.1% of adults are overweight or obese compared to 62% in England.  But the good news is that our children are not as overweight. In Northampton, 20.8% of reception year children are overweight or obese compared to 22.6%

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Jun 19, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you health conscious, calorie unconscious?

Salmon, avocado, pine nuts, oily dressing. Helathy, yes. Low-calorie, no! DO you eat like this and wonder why you're not losing weight? You might be health conscious, calorie unconscious

“I eat really healthily, but the weight is not going down”. Is this you? You might be health-conscious, calorie-unconscious. Are you exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet but struggling to lose weight? There could be a good reason for that. Remember, your calorie balance entirely governs the weight you gain or lose. In other words,

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Jun 11, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The safest personal training venue in Northampton

Personal trainer supervising a client. The safest personal training venue in Northampton

If you use Microsoft Word, you may know that you can hit SHIFT-F7 on any word, and it will bring up a mini thesaurus. If you do that on the word ‘safe’, you get a long selection of alternative words and phrases. In this post, we’ll look at all the relevant interpretations of the word

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Jun 04, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Eight mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

Chicken breast and healthy salad. Don't make the Mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

Attempting to lose weight can be difficult! Our genes make it easy for us to gain weight, and hard for us to take it off. Add to that the pressures of modern life and the influence of the food industry and it can seem like an insurmountable challenge to get in shape. Now, that said,

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May 28, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments