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The benefits of weight training part 1

Front squat

Why everyone should be in to weight training   Not sure about weight training? You might be surprised just how beneficial and enjoyable it is. Do you want to lose weight but you’re not sure what exercise is best? Do you want to improve the way you look? Do you want to be fit and healthy?

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Aug 21, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Blackberry bliss

Health food, berries

We went blackberry picking whilst walking the dogs this evening. We got quite a haul ! 600g to be precise. All berries are packed with goodness: vitamins – C in particular; minerals, phytonutrients and fibre. They’re often labelled as superfoods. They are also a great food for including in your diet if you’re trying to lose

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Aug 06, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Good food choices

Tray of veggies

When you are losing weight, it is critical do eat fewer calories than the number of calories you use to fuel yourself. Of course that means you are more likely to become hungry, particularly if you make poor food choices. Good food choices will keep you filled up for longer and will make it less

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Jul 10, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Staying Hydrated


It’s very easy to get dehydrated in hot weather, especially if you are doing something physical. Here are some tips to stay hydrated: 1. Drink plenty of water. Sounds pretty obvious, huh? The emphasis is on the word water. Try not to take in too many drinks that contain caffeine, as caffeine acts like a

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Jul 06, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Beneficial butternut

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Here’s a food idea for you. I say to my clients that if they are unsure what they can eat, then a good idea is to shoot for something that is calorie sparse but nutrient dense. Vegetables are great. You can load up on most vegetables without fear of overeating. Butternut squash is a great

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Jul 05, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Women Should Weight Train

Jon coaches client on back squat

I’m sure you know I’m a great advocate of weight training for both men and women. I know a lot of women avoid weight training because they fear becoming bulky and muscular. But let me tell you that most women who actually want to get muscular find it very difficult. You have to be very

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Jun 25, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Burpee Progressions Part 2

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Here is the second set of progressions of the burpee, a great exercise you can do at home in a short space of time. If you are short on time and in decent nick then these exercises are perfect and give you lots of bang for your buck. These progressions are the next level up

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Jun 22, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Burpee Progressions Part 1

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When the weather is warm you likely want to make the most of the evenings rather than being cooped up in a gym. Well the good news is there are plenty of exercises you can do at home to save travel time and many exercises that will help you burn lots of calories in a

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Jun 21, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Beware of belly fat

Dangers of poor food choices

Did you know that as well as being Father’s day, today is the last day of Men’s health week? This year men’s health week is all about belly fat. Having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction and death

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Jun 18, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments


Jon and Sam

What’s the difference between knowledge and know-how? Knowledge is something you get from a book. It’s information. Know-how is something you can only gain by doing something, by going through the experience so that you understand the intricacies, challenges, realities. At Life Force Fitness we don’t just give you, our clients, an exercise programme and

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Jun 08, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments