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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

What should I track during my programme?

A selection of diaries. What should i track during my programme?

In this article, we answer the question ‘what should I track during my programme?’ If you are embarking on a new health and fitness goal, make sure you are ‘ticking all the boxes’. You are likely to have a complete change in lifestyle that may be difficult at first to stick to. Whether you decide

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Sep 17, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones – part two

A person checking their weight on the scales. How to lose two stones properly

  Would you like to know how to lose two stones properly? In the first part of this article, titled ‘How long does it take to lose two stones?‘, we broke down weight loss as a goal. We looked at the reality of weight loss in terms of actual goals and realistic time frames. In

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Sep 05, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones? Part one

Image of a woman in loose trousers next to a set of scales. How long does it take to lose two stones?

If you speak to most people in the gym, you’ll find their main reason for going is to lose weight. On average, most people are looking to lose two stones of weight. But why this magic number? More importantly, how quickly can you lose two stones? There are plenty of diets and training programmes promising

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Aug 22, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Eight reasons why you’re not losing weight

Woman in the background looking upset after weighing herself. Eight reasons why you're not losing weight

Do you struggle to lose weight? Do you feel like you do the right things, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference? There could be one crucial factor that’s preventing progress. Or perhaps there are a few explanations. In this post, we help you figure it out. We offer eight reasons why you’re not

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Aug 14, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Can you burn fat and build muscle simultaneously?

A statue in two stares, showing body composition

What’s the reason you go to the gym and follow a diet plan? For most, training and diet is all about aesthetics – the desire to look good, naked. To achieve this goal you may need to drop some body fat and gain some lean muscle. We call this process recomposition, or recomp for short.

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Aug 07, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

What’s happened to your body during lockdown?

Man looking upset because he has become weak, showing biceps. What’s happened to your body during lockdown?

What’s happened to your body during lockdown? For almost everyone, there has been an enforced change in activity levels and activity choices. And for a lot of us, there have been changes in eating habits. How have these changes affected your body? We discuss the changes that you may have made and how they might

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Jul 31, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How does fat burning work?

How does fat burning work? Image of close up of roll of fat with a lit match underneath

Most of you will be familiar with the term ‘fat burning’. And why wouldn’t you be? It’s used – over used – everywhere! Fat burning pills, fat burning workouts, fat burning drinks, fat burning exercises. Fat burning this, that and the other. Each of these products or methodologies will claim to ‘torch’ your body fat

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Jul 17, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments