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Why September is the best month to start a new fitness plan…

The majority of people see January as the best time to start a new fitness plan, however did you know 66% of people quit their new year plan within one month! Any new fitness plan is hard to stick to but in my opinion January isn’t the best time to be trying to get into shape. I have been Personal Training […]

Can You Target Fat Loss?

A question I have been asked a lot recently is can you target a specific area for fat loss? The most common example of this is doing hundreds of sit ups hoping to reveal your six-pack abs. TV adverts and fitness magazines would certainly like you to believe so. Scientific studies, however, suggest otherwise. It […]

Planking – 5 Reasons Why You Should

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? 1 – A toned belly 2 – Reduced back pain 3 – Helps […]

Why you’ve stopped losing weight…

So many of my clients fall into reason 1: Their weight doesn’t change much because they gain muscle (which weighs more than fat) and lose fat. This makes them much slimmer yet the scales do not change. The scales can be demotivating for them at this point, so this would be why the scales aren’t […]

Top tips for a better sleep

It has been announced this week that 51% of people struggle to get to sleep at night. Not getting the right amount of sleep can be massively detrimental when trying to achieve your health and fitness goals. If you don’t get the right amount of sleep it can set you up very badly for the […]

How Bad Is Alcohol For Weight Loss?

When embarking on a weight loss journey, alcohol is often first on the “no-no” list. Although it is possible to drink alcohol in moderation and still lose weight, regular or excessive alcohol can significantly hinder your weight loss efforts. To start with alcohol its self is 7 calories per gram which is almost double the […]

What’s best for fat loss? Cardio or Resistance training?

There is lots of contradicting information out there regarding what training is best for fat loss. A lot of people believe cardio is best for fat loss and even your Fitbit tells you that an hour of cardio burns more than an hour of resistance training. This is true, if you did an hour worth of cardio […]

Personal Trainer Joins CD Fitness

We are pleased to officially announce our new Personal Trainer, Dominika, who has recently joined the CD Fitness team. Dominika has been working with us on projects away from the Studio for over a year now and we are pleased she is now on board full time. She has been a successful Personal Trainer for over 3 years and her […]

Should you enter the London Marathon?

After the once again amazing London marathon I received a number of messages from clients, friends and family asking me whether they should enter the London marathon for next year. This is a question I am asked year on year so I thought I would write an article to highlight what is required for you […]

Should you use the scales to measure your results?

Using the scales to measure your results can be a good thing or a bad thing.  For some people, it provides a method of reinforcement that helps them stick to their goals; for others, it is disheartening, frustrating and demotivating. I like to use the scales with my clients (along with other methods) however if you […]

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