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Are you a nut nut?

Are you a nut nut? Bowl of mixed nuts

Are you a nut nut? I know, I know. It’s a bit naff. But I couldn’t resist it. Do you like nuts, are you a fan? That’s the question. If you’re not, you might want to think about giving them another go. I used to really loathe nuts. I think maybe I’d been put off

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Oct 18, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you ready to recover?

Are you ready to recover? Psoas stretch being demonstrated by Jon from Life Force Fitness

Are you ready to recover? When you finish your workout, do you rush outside into the cold? Are you under time pressure, keen to press on with the rest of the day? Just like the warm up, a cool down allows your body to adjust back to resting physiology. But, importantly, it’s a great time

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Oct 10, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for breakfast?

Roasted courgette, onion and pepper Fritatta. served with baked mushrooms and tomatoes

“What can I eat?”. This is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In this series of blogs we’ll attempt to answer that question. In this blog we talk about breakfast. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of the series: ‘What can I

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Oct 04, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you ready to workout?

Are you ready to workout? The right warm up will help you perform at your best.

When you start your workout, are you really ready? The right warm up could really boost your workout performance. That’s going to help you fast-track your progress towards your goals. The wrong warm up could leave you lacklustre and stifle your progress. Which would you prefer?   Why do you need a warm up? You

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Sep 27, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Could you become a pescatarian?

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

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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Sep 20, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ladies – weight training will transform you

Weight training will transform you. A lady doing resistance training. Performing lat pulldown

Weight training will transform you It sounds like sensationalism, I know. But weight training really can make a huge difference to your health and the way you look and feel. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re a man or a woman, the benefits can be realised for everyone.   It has many benefits Would

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Sep 12, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Do you need to improve your ankle mobility?

Do you need to improve your ankle mobility? Picture showing dorsiflexion and plantarflexion.

The challenge Do you find walking uphill challenging? Or going up and down stairs? Do you find uneven surfaces hard to navigate? And how about squatting down to stroke the dog? You may need to improve your ankle strength and mobility. So, what do we mean by ankle mobility? Ankle mobility refers to flexibility of

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Sep 10, 2019 / by Samantha / No Comments

What can I eat for…er…drinks

What can I eat for...er...drinks? Picture of supercharged iced tea from recipe book of Life Force Fitness.

What can I eat for…er…drinks? That’s a strange title for a blog, I know. Well, it’s because it’s part of a “What can I eat?” series, you see. Drinks get swallowed and digested just like food. Some drinks offer meal sized calorie content, so drinks really need to be part of the series! “What can

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Sep 05, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 best exercises for abs

Hanging leg raises being performed by Northampton Personal Trainer Samantha from Life Force Fitness, who specialise in weight loss and strength and conditioning. Part of the top 5 best exercises for abs

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. This week we give our view on the top 5 best exercises for abs. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone,

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Aug 30, 2019 / by Samantha / No Comments

What would you choose from this menu?

What would you choose from this menu? Pub meal chosen by Northampton Personal Trainers Life Force Fitness

The eating out challenge If you’re trying to lose or maintain weight then eating out can be a challenge. Most restaurateurs aren’t as concerned with the calorie content of their food as us consumers. They want their customers to love their food and say great things about it. They know that we evolved to love

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Aug 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments