Category: Lifestyle

Books You Should Read

With the current information overload on weight loss, health, and the variety of different diets how would you know where to look and what to trust? Here are 4 books I would recommend you have a look at if you would like to have more clarity on how to kick start your health journey. For […]

How to Measure Progress

How should you measure progress? Most people like to use the scales to track their progress, however this should not be the only method you use to measure your progress. To start with if you are training it is likely that you are going to be putting on some muscle mass and we all know […]

Top Stretches For Lower Back Pain

It is very likely that most people in their lives have suffered with lower back pain. This can be due to an injury or weak core muscles. However the majority of the time it is due to office jobs, driving, sitting and watching the tv etc causing muscles around the back to tighten. Having a […]

Why Is Your Belly Fat So Hard To Lose?

Why Is Your Belly Fat So Hard to Lose? Why is losing belly fat so hard? Why is my upper body losing weight but my belly’s not? Losing the fat from around your belly is no different to losing fat in other body areas. There’s no special formula or secret supplement, even doing a super […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s not a short term diet, It’s a long term lifestyle change.

Training and eating healthy isn’t just about getting into shape. Here are a list of other benefits from leading a healthy lifestyle:  Improved strength  Stress relief  Better sleep  More confidence  Lower blood pressure  Improved immune system  Better endurance  More flexible If you aim to improve your overall lifestyle you will see all these benefits and […]