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The safest personal training venue in Northampton

Personal trainer supervising a client. The safest personal training venue in Northampton

If you use Microsoft Word, you may know that you can hit SHIFT-F7 on any word, and it will bring up a mini thesaurus. If you do that on the word ‘safe’, you get a long selection of alternative words and phrases. In this post, we’ll look at all the relevant interpretations of the word

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Jun 04, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Eight mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

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

Attempting to lose weight can be difficult! Our genes make it easy for us to gain weight, and hard for us to take it off. Add to that the pressures of modern life and the influence of the food industry and it can seem like an insurmountable challenge to get in shape. Now, that said,

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May 28, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten unexpected things about my Birmingham Hip Resurface

Walking up the steps in the garden two days post op. Birmingham Hip Resurface

If you’re heading for a hip replacement of any kind, or you know someone who is due to have one, you may find this post contains some useful insights. It’s about the things they don’t tell you when you have a Birmingham Hip Resurface. The hip I was born with had grade four osteoarthritis brought

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May 22, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

If you know our approach to nutrition, you’ll know that we are huge advocates of variety in the diet. So, it may seem odd that we have written a ‘top 10 foods’ article. First of all, let’s be clear, variety is by far the best strategy for optimising health. This top 10 list is a

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May 01, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

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

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