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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. Educate your taste buds to like unprocessed food and it'll help you 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

Why do I feel down about myself?

Woman in despair after weighing herself. Why do I feel down about myself?

I’m going to attempt to answer the question ‘why do I feel down about myself?’. But, to be clear, this is not a discussion on all causes of low mood, anxiety and depression. This is specifically about feeling down about your physical health and appearance, and the impact it has on you. After all, we’re

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Dec 04, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten reasons why you need muscle

Image of man showing muscles under skin. We give you ten reasons why you need muscle

There are lots of reasons why you need muscle for health and longevity. Normally when you talk about muscle, you think of physiques and strength. But the role of muscle for health is underappreciated. I have written before about how to preserve muscle mass in order to age gracefully. Bu in this post, I go

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Nov 27, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Veganism Pros and Cons

Salad of tomatoes, bread, olives and leaves. Veganism pros and cons

Are you thinking about going vegan? Before you do, you might want to read about the veganism pros and cons. Veganism is unquestionably on the rise. If you want to get a feel for just how quickly and markedly this lifestyle choice is gaining popularity, just look at the last bullet in the stats presented

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Nov 06, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How to avoid winter weight gain

Man measuring his waist, checing how must weight he has gained

Winter is nearly here, and it’s a time of year when people tend to gain weight. For some, this weight gain is intentional, but for most, it is an unwanted seasonal side effect. In this post, we will give you our top tips on how to avoid winter weight gain.   Why does it happen?

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Oct 28, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Your body clock and weight gain

Tired overweight man clutching a clock. Your body clock and weight gain.

Is there really a link between your body clock and weight gain? Most definitely. And it’s quite likely that you’re impacted. Read on to find out how. But first, here’s a familiar perspective on your body clock. The clocks go back in the UK this weekend. You’ll have heard people say, ‘you get an extra

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Oct 23, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Can you still have a drink and lose weight?

Bottled beers sitting in a cooler. Can you still have a drink and lose weight?

Can you still have a drink and lose weight? We get this question a lot. Clients who sign up to a weight loss programme want to know if they can still have a drink. You can tell by the question that they are hoping the answer is yes, but they will begrudgingly give it up

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Oct 08, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Why use personal training?

Two personal trainers with their clients

Through our blogs, we try to answer some of the critical questions you may have. However, we haven’t covered the big one: why use personal training? You might be asking yourself ‘do I need a personal trainer?’. Or ‘how do I decide who is the right trainer for me?’. In this week’s blog, we will

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Oct 03, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments