Exercise

Our functional kit

Northampton personal trainers; weight loss; functional kit

When you visit our studio, the first things you will notice are the large pieces of traditional weight training equipment – the power rack, lifting platform, dumbbells, kettlebells, cable machine. If you were just to stick your head round the door, you might think it was simply a weight training studio. But if you look

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Dec 30, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Strong muscles, strong bones

Northampton Personal Trainers. Strong muscles, strong bones, weight loss

Did you see this article in the BBC yesterday about giving your bones a workout? It talks about the importance of working the muscles and how it contributes to strong bones and better health. It could have been written by us, it’s so similar to what we have been saying! If you missed our earlier

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Jul 04, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Functional Lines

Northampton Personal Trainers, weight loss, muscle, functional lines, functional movement

There are two great sporting events happening at the same time. Both require power in the functional lines of the players. The World Cup is already in full flight. Wimbledon starts tomorrow. Do you play tennis? You may have wondered what are the best strengthening exercises for that sport? Arms? Shoulders? Legs? It’s no surprise

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Jul 01, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The deadlift – my desert island exercise

Northampton personal trainer, weight loss, personal training, fitness, deadlift

I recall Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs was on the radio a lot when I was growing up. I borrow the concept sometimes and say to my clients that if I could only take one exercise to a desert island, it would be the deadlift.   There is huge variety in the exercises that can

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Dec 28, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Why I’m an advocate of steady cardio – part 2

Steady cardio. Northampton weight loss specifialists

In part 1 we looked at some good reasons why you might want to do steady cardio but we left the arguments about fat burning to this second instalment.   The fat burning arguments about the two options go like this. HIIT ramps up your metabolism and helps you burn more calories in the hours

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Dec 10, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / 1 Comment

Why I’m an advocate of steady cardio – part 1

Steady cardio. Northampton weight loss specifialists

Why steady cardio might be the right choice for you   Are you wondering what might be the best cardio for your goals? Have you been told to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) but you dread doing it? Does HIIT leave you drained? You might want to consider good old steady cardio. To find

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Dec 06, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the cobra

Shoulder blade posture; Northampton Fat Loss specialists

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple shoulder blade exercise is the final instalment. The exercise is called the cobra. It addresses, in one go, four of the most common issues associated with the shoulder blade area. It will help you engage your shoulder blades in the correct way in every day life.

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Nov 26, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the glutes

Northampton weight loss; Glutes; Posture

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple exercise for the glutes is the first of the demos. We’re talking about the muscles in your bum! The exercise is called a bridge. Done correctly it will really switch your glutes on and help you to engage them during everyday activities. The bridge will help

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Nov 21, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the core

Northampton PT Studio; Weight loss; Core stability

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple exercise for core strength is the first of the demos. The exercise is called a plank. Done correctly it it quite a tough exercise! The plank will help with Maintaining good posture Improvements in stability for sports and everyday functional movements Keeping your tummy tucked in

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Nov 18, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The importance of good posture

Northampton personal trainer, weight loss, personal training, fitness

Having good posture is about much more than just looking good. Good posture conveys many benefits. An enormous amount could be written about the understanding of posture, posture assessment and posture correction. The human body is a complex construction of interconnections and multiplanar tensions. The way in which all these connections and tensions are balanced

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Nov 15, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments