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Is low carb a good approach?

A selection of low carb foods. Is low carb a good approach?

The low carb approach to dieting is very popular. It is viewed as an effective way to lose weight. Certainly, there are many practitioners and advocates. But is low carb a good approach? In this post, we discuss this popular weight loss protocol. I’m going to give you the answers upfront but if you’d like

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Feb 26, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

A Personal Trainer’s guide to losing weight

Client and coach in discussion. A personal trainer's guide to losing weight.

Losing weight is the number one goal we receive from clients. And I’m confident it’s the same for almost all personal trainers. It should be simple; eat less, do more. But so many people fail. Why is that? Because it isn’t simple after all. It’s easy on paper but, in practice, it’s tough! But don’t

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Feb 19, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Am I too old to build muscle?

Am I too old to build muscle? No! Older clients working out at Life Force Fitness

“Am I too old to build muscle?”. You may be asking yourself this question. We certainly get asked this question a lot by our prospective clients. The answer is a resounding ‘NO!’. I have to caveat that a little. If you’re already focused on building muscle, then you may have reached your genetic potential. You’ll

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Feb 12, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

A personal trainer’s guide to food, diets and nutrition

Lots of fibre - fruit, veg, wholegrains. A personal trainer's guide to food, diets and nutrition

In this post, we provide a personal trainer’s guide to food, diets and nutrition. How can we make recommendations to suit everyone? After all, every one of our private training clients is distinct; their drivers are all different, their ‘why’ is unique. But when we turn their vision into a plan, we can distil their

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Feb 06, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top ten tips for losing weight

Lady's feet on a set of scales. Top ten tips for losing weight

We’re well into the New Year now. If your New Year resolution was to lose weight and it’s not going too well, you may not be doing everything required. Losing weight isn’t easy; there are many things you need to get right. If just one of them isn’t on point, it can derail your efforts.

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Jan 29, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Stay strong, live long

Stay strong as you get older

Officially, old age is classed as 65 and above. How do you imagine you’ll be once you reach old age, how do you want it to be? I guess most of you would like to live at least another 20 years, stay strong, be fit, capable and active, travel the world and tick things off

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Jan 21, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Love your vegetables

Tray of veg ready for baking. Love your vegetables

Vegetables are one of the most powerful tools in your weight loss arsenal. Why is that? Because they are filling and, generally, low in calories. So, you can fill your face with them and not worry about getting too many calories. That’s going to stop you getting hungry for a long time despite the relatively

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Jan 15, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Heal your ‘self’ with an holistic approach

Collage of clients interacting at the studio in Northampton. Heal your 'self' with an holistic approach

We’re very proud of our testimonials, both written and video. In them, our clients don’t talk about how much weight they lost or how much they can lift. What’s noticeable is that they talk about how they feel. They feel better about themselves. They feel happier and more self-confident, with a better sense of identity

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Jan 07, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Educate your taste buds to help you lose weight

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

You’ve heard of the word ‘moreish’. It’s used to describe foods that make you want to have more of them. What sorts of foods usually earn this label? Let’s face it; it’s not healthy stuff like apples, broccoli, chicken breast or lentils. It’s usually biscuits, ice cream, crisps or sweet things. I used to find

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Dec 31, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten steps to feeling better about yourself

Woman looking at herself in the mirror with pride. Ten steps to feeling better about yourself.

What a year! COVID-19 has had the most significant impact on our lives since the last world war. Some would argue it’s been even more impactful. One thing is for sure; the consequences have been very damaging for individuals and businesses alike. We’ve seen increases in stress, worry and anxiety. And this has been exacerbated

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Dec 21, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments