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What is functional training?

statue of a greek god, what is functional training

Can you remember what was the ‘in-thing’ to do when you started getting into exercise? Over the decades, there have been many fitness trends in the industry: The introduction of “group classes” opened exercise up to the masses. It caused a growth in the general public looking after their health and fitness in the 60s.

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Feb 20, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Putting the ‘personal’ back into Personal Training

Life Force Fitness client Ray performing box jumps. We are putting the personal back into personal training!

Putting the ‘personal’ back into Personal Training When you think about personal training, what does it consist of? You meet with your trainer. Your trainer takes you through a workout. You part. You meet again for the next workout. Does that sound about right? What’s ‘personal’ about it? You get your own trainer to take

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Feb 14, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The health risks of sitting

Man slouching on a sofa, seemingly unaware of the health risks of sitting

I’m sure you will have heard about the health risks of sitting? But why is it bad? What are the consequences of too much sitting? To us, it really boils down to two things The effect on your general health The effect on your posture and movement Let’s take a closer look.   The health

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Feb 07, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The best supplements for everyday health

man organising supplements for everyday health

Have you ever opened a health and fitness magazine and been bombarded by adverts for supplements? Some are for general health and some are for fitness. They can all sound quite compelling! But which ones really work or really make a difference? We give you our view of the best supplements for everyday health and

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Jan 30, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The fat shaming debate – our view

scales displaying a heavy weight

In this post we give you our view on the fat shaming debate that has been prevalent in the news and blogosphere. When you see someone who is obese, what are your thoughts? Perhaps you have a tendency to feel a lack of respect. Maybe you’re indifferent. Or maybe you just don’t care. But, more

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Jan 23, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

10 things you need to guarantee health and fitness success

10 things you need to guarantee health and fitness success. Tired, fulfilled, happy client

What are the 10 things you need to guarantee health and fitness success? We’ll tell you! Is this you? You want to lose weight and get fit. But you’ve tried before and failed. Your confidence is low that you can ever achieve your weight and fitness goals. How can you achieve the vision that you

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Jan 17, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Getting into the overhead squat

Bottom of the overhead squat.

If you love lifting and you’re looking for a new challenge, then you could tick that box by getting into the overhead squat. The overhead squat has to rank near the top of the list of supremely challenging exercises. If you’re a competing Olympic lifter looking for tips on your overhead squat, then this article

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Jan 10, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Break your habits of a lifetime

Two post-its with the words 'good habits' and 'bad habits'

Why break your habits of a lifetime? Because they might be bad for you! Bad habits might be the reason you are not achieving your health and fitness goals. Or it might be a lack of good habits. Either way, your habits can make or break your chances of achieving your health and fitness goals.

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Jan 02, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

20 New Year’s resolution mistakes you might be making

20 New Year's resolution mistakes you might be making. Do some of these apply to you?

Might you be making one or more of these 20 New Year’s resolution mistakes? You’re all enthusiastic. You’ve joined a gym, you’ve got yourself some fancy new gym kit and a new pair of trainers. You’ve sorted out a workout playlist. You’re champing at the bit. You get off to a flyer, first couple of

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Dec 24, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Christmas Calorie Count

Christmas day feast

Even if you are very calorie conscious, Christmas Day is likely to see a relaxation of your usual eating pattern. And why not? You’ve worked hard all year, kept fit and maintained a healthy weight. You deserve a bit of a binge. But do you know your Christmas Calorie Count? And do you know the

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Dec 20, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments