Category: Training

Should You Train When You’re Sick?

Everybody gets sick. But its tough to know what to do about it; do you exercise when sick or not? Should you sweat it out? or get some rest instead?  The immune system: A quick intro – Every single day bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites come at us. The most common invaders are upper respiratory […]

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Top Tips to Start The New Year Off Right

The UK is now the most obese country in Western Europe!! Heres our top tips on how to start burning off those Christmas pounds. Be more active- Whether this is increasing your steps each day by an extra 1000 or training twice a week rather than once. Eat a healthier diet- Trying to cut down […]

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How To Improve Your Squat Mobility

One of the exercises I find that people struggle with the most is one of the most basic exercises and that is the Squat. Due to a lack of flexibility a lot of people struggle to get into a deep squat position. And if you can’t go deep you can miss out on working the […]

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What Heart Rate Zone Do I Need To Be In To Burn Fat

What heart rate zone do I need to be in to burn fat? The simple answer to this is… there isn’t one!! As trainers we often get asked “will I burn fat if I’m working outside of my ‘fat burning heart rate zone’”. No matter whether your working IN or OUT of your ‘fat burning […]

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Do I Need To Get Fit Before Hiring A PT?

We hear this question quite often from people who are considering Personal Training, the simple answer to this is NO. No matter what your fitness levels are like, we would love to help you achieve your goals. Being unfit can be a very difficult thing for some people to escape however, going to see a […]

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Why am I Not Sore After My Workouts

A question we get asked quite often at CD Fitness is “I didn’t ache after our last session does that mean I didn’t work hard enough?”. The very simple answer to this is NO, let me explain why…? Muscle soreness has nothing to do with how effective your workout was. When you first start a […]

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Benefits of Weight Training

Benefits of Weight Training At CD Fitness you may notice that we like to do a lot of weight training with our clients, here’s why…? Many people think that if you want to lose fat, you should do more cardio, and that if you want to build muscle, you should lift weights. But it’s not […]

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6 Reasons Why You May Not Be Getting Results

The two main reasons people usually don’t get the results they want are; 1. Not enough activity and 2. Consuming too many calories. However if you feel like you are doing everything you should be and still not getting results here are 6 things you may have overlooked. 1) Not drinking enough water – You […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Static Stretch Before a Workout

Why You Shouldn’t do Static Stretches Before You Workout! At CD Fitness, we always take our clients through a great 8-10 minute warm up at the start of the session whether that be a walk in to a run, cycle or a row. You may notice that we never include any static stretching in our […]

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10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine

1.Commit Don’t straddle the line between wanting to get fit and actually doing something about it. Take the first step towards healthier habits and commit to a training plan/program. 2.Make a plan Without a good game plan, a trip to the gym can quickly become a complete waste of time. To avoid wandering aimlessly from […]

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