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The benefits of beans – be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

The benefits of beans include being low hassle. Like this Slow Cooker Chilli Black Bean Stew - here we show the list of ingredients

It’s still World Vegan Month. To mark this, we shared some information on the health benefits of lentils a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s the turn of beans, another great vegan food. When I was looking for ‘B’ words to go with beans I came across bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. If you search for synonyms

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Nov 22, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Static Balance Progressions

Static Balance Progressions: Standing stance, torso rotations on BOSU. This is a more advanced drill in the static balance progressions

Do you find yourself increasingly unsteady on your feet? Or perhaps you fall sometimes? Do you have to hold on to come down the stairs? Or perhaps you feel you don’t have balanced power in your sport? You would probably benefit from some balance training. These Static Balance Progressions would be a good start. Static

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Nov 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The benefits of lentils: vitality, versatility and veganism!

Lentils and versatile and vegan. This image is of lentil porridge.

It’s World Vegan Month! What better way to mark this nutrition lifestyle choice than to share some info on one of our favourite vegan foods. Read on to discover all the benefits of lentils. If you tend to think of lentils as wacky vegetarian fodder and you avoid them, then think again! They are a

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Nov 08, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

High Intensity Resistance Interval Training

High Intensity Resistance Interval Training is a great way to work the entire body in a short space of time, ramp up the metabolism and burn loads of calories

Most of you will have heard of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s a great form of training, especially for those who are time poor. Below, we put a different slant on traditional HIIT workouts with High Intensity Resistance Interval Training. Do HIIT our way and you’ll be keeping it fresh and working every muscle

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Oct 31, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The top 6 full body exercises

Client Dave midway through a 150kg deadlift with the hex bar. The deadlift is number one in the top 6 full body exercises.

What are the top 6 full body exercises? To some extent, it a matter of opinion. Here, we give you ours. Why should you care about full body exercises? Because they have a lot of benefits that ‘lesser’ exercises don’t have. Read on to find out more.   What do we mean by a full

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Oct 24, 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