January is a popular time for lots of people to start going to the gym. But most fail to keep up the good work within 2 weeks. This is often due to a lack of a planned approach to attacking their goals and a new year gym programme. There are a lot of things to[…]
Eating too much at Christmas is a given. Yes, in an ideal world everyone would load up on veggies, enjoy some good quality protein, have a little potato and skip the pudding. But in reality most people see this time of the year as a treat and I include myself in this. So here are[…]
The importance of sleep is currently a bit of a trendy topic in the fitness world and rightly so. Sleep, or rather a lack of it can be responsible for increased stress and depression, reduced performance and energy, decreased appetite, fat gain, muscle loss, increased chance of illness and the list goes on. So you[…]
It has been well documented that physical exercise can help with mild-moderate forms of depression. Doctors can prescribe exercise but it seems far easier and more common for them to prescribe anti-depressants. Yet there is a growing body of evidence on the benefits of exercise (not just to mental health but to your general wellbeing!). Structured[…]
Lots of photos of clients working hard at the gym here!
Summer is here (apparently) so more and more people are hitting the gym in a last ditch attempt to get the six pack out. And it’s great to have more people interested in exercise but…this means there are lot more people doing wrong, less than optimum or downright ridiculous exercises. Not everyone can afford regular[…]
Continuing professional development is on my priority list. Staying up to date is of vital importance in the fitness industry. New scientific discoveries are always being made, changing what we thought we knew about the human body and new technologies offer new ways to exercise. The industry is also poorly regulate.This means that a lot[…]
A while ago I did a video for TW Osteopaths, showing how to do a general warm up. A warm up should be split into two parts, general (for all activities) and specific (geared towards the activity you are about to start). No matter what sport you are going to do, be it football, swimming,[…]