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The best foods to eat before your workout

The best foods to eat before your workout

If you’ve ever made the mistake of not eating before training, there is a good chance you might have experienced that feeling of being light headed and fatigued way too early during your workout session. Not eating before a session could also leave you with low blood sugar.

It is really ideal to have the right level of energy in your body so that you… Read more…

 

Strengthening Your Butt After Childbirth

Strengthening Your Butt After Childbirth

I gave birth four months ago and have started exercising recently. I am really shocked how weak my body has become. Pregnancy placed more stress on my body than I ever thought possible. One of the changes is to your posture as it adapts to your growing belly by tightening your lower back muscles and weakening your butt, tummy and back of your legs (hamstring… Read more…

 

Regaining my Flat Tummy after Childbirth

Regaining my Flat Tummy after Childbirth

My son is three months old and beautiful. However, I now have a ‘mummy tummy’. I used to have a six-pack and I am keen to get it back, however, I feel I have to be patient. Realistically it might take nine months to regain my abs.
In the third trimester I developed pubic symphysis dysfunction which meant that it was painful to walk. The… Read more…

 

6 Secrets to Fitness Success

6 Secrets to Fitness Success

Set Goals
If you want to succeed with your fitness you need good goals. Good goals are SMART. Smart goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timed. Without well thought out goals, you are unlikely to achieve them. The more specific you can be with your goal, the better. You can create several goals around your fitness and lifestyle.

An example of an effective goal… Read more…

 

Why its Hard to Gain Muscle with a High Paced Life

Why it’s Hard to Gain Muscle with a High Paced Life

Over the years some people have come to train with me who really struggle to add muscle. These people have low muscle mass, and even with a good training program, they find it hard to add muscle. Some of these people come back from a relaxing holiday stronger than when they left. Of course, that really isn’t a good sign.
One common reason for this… Read more…

 

Very Good Reasons Not to Run a Marathon

Very Good Reasons Not to Run a Marathon

I have never run a marathon, nor taken part in a triathlon. I never will. This tends to surprise people who view taking part in these events as something honorable, or necessary to do to ‘prove’ how fit they really are, almost like it represents the pinnacle of fitness. Of course, this is quite absurd. It conjures up an image of some celebrity running The… Read more…

 

Dying for Your Bowl of Breakfast Cereal

Dying for Your Bowl of Breakfast Cereal?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it kick-starts your metabolism after fasting overnight, and sets you up for the day. A healthy breakfast should contain all the macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrate) in the right balance, along with a good dose of bio-available vitamins and minerals.
Many people eat boxed breakfast cereals in the belief that they are healthy and nutritious. They.… Read more…

 

The Benefits of Juicing

The Benefits of Juicing

When you don’t get enough of the nutrients you need for good health, you run the risk of becoming malnourished. These nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. This is a concern if you have lived on processed foods and McDonalds, or what is commonly referred to as the Standard American Diet (SAD).
The impact of this SAD diet is that more than 75%… Read more…

 

Body Myths A Battle of the Sexes

Body Myths: A Battle of the Sexes

Which sex is being deceived the most by urban myths? I have listed the top myths I hear and see people holding onto which are completely unfounded. I have also highlighted which sex I feel is being deceived the most by each set of myths. Which of these urban myths do you hold onto? Now is the time to let go of any self-limiting beliefs… Read more…

 

Forward Head Posture

Forward Head Posture

This is a photo of Tina, a new client. You can see that her head is carried too far forward from her shoulders, normal is when a plumb line runs from the centre of your ear to the centre of your shoulder. Tina has Forward Head Posture, one of the most common postural problems we see today.
Impact of a Forward Head Posture
Muscoskeletal system… Read more…

 

5 Hot Reasons Why Every Woman Should Lift Weights

5 Hot Reasons Why Every Woman Should Lift Weights

It feels like there is so much anxiety amongst women about lifting weights. Women feel it is a very masculine way to exercise and instead opt for Zumba, yoga, or aerobics classes. Women feel lifting weights will turn them into men with big muscles, and that they will lose their curves. I used to be part of that brigade until I started to train with… Read more…

 

7 Drawbacks to Your Desk Job

7 Drawbacks to Your Desk Job

Our bodies are designed to move. However, if you have a regular desk job you are probably seated for long periods of the day. How many hours do you spend sitting down, whether it be at work, driving your car, or simply watching television? The answer is, probably far longer than you ever realised. What impact is this daily slouch having on your body? I… Read more…

 

The Power of Sleep

The Power of Sleep

If you’re getting less than eight hours of sleep a night, you fall asleep instantly, or need an alarm clock to wake up, you can consider yourself sleep-deprived. We live in a twenty-four hour society where sleep is not valued. People cut back on sleep as they think they should be doing something more productive. However, sleep is not a vast wasteland of inactivity. The… Read more…

 

Employing a Personal Trainer

Employing a Personal Trainer

Why are you better off training with a Female Personal Trainer?
Female Personal Trainers
There are many benefits of employing a female personal trainer over a man. It is my personal view that women are better suited to training women. This is based on my observation of men training women and their understanding of the female psyche. Ok, so why are women better suited to… Read more…

 

Adopt a Winning Attitude Towards your Pre-Wedding Exercise

Adopt a Winning Attitude Towards your Pre-Wedding Exercise

Start Exercising in Plenty of Time
The biggest mistake that people make when getting married is to leave their pre-wedding fitness to the very last minute. That is a big mistake as you set yourself up to fail. To be honest, the amount you can achieve in six weeks is limited. It is better practice to allow longer than you think you get your body… Read more…

 

Wedding Fitness Plan Part 3

Wedding Fitness Plan Part 3

A Healthy Lifestyle Equals a Better Body
Your lifestyle habits will affect how much you achieve in the gym, so try and align your lifestyle with your fitness goals
Aim to get to Sleep by 10pm
Try and get to bed by 10pm as body repair takes place during the hours of 10pm to 2am when you are asleep. It is important to get as… Read more…

 

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