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Why you should eat little and often

April 2020

In the modern world, our lives are very busy, and so it can be hard to find the time to sit down and make the time for 3 meals per day. As a result, we tend to snack on food throughout the day and this can lead to unhealthy choices and over eating. Breaking up your meals into smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day can reduce bad snacking habits. For some people, 3 big meals per day can be too much food, and therefore it makes sense to break it up.

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Fitness for all the Family

March 2020

There are plenty of certified classes out there for example Mum’s and Babies classes or Zumba for Teens. There are also lots of YouTube videos of parents doing Yoga with their kids or getting them involved in home workouts. But fitness doesn't have to mean going to the gym or taking part in a class, or following a structured workout.

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Multivitamin Tablets

February 2020

Your body needs vitamins and nutrients to function properly. However sometimes we don’t get enough of the vitamins we need from our diet and the environment, so we need to take supplements to ensure we have the right amounts of each vitamin. Lack of certain vitamins can cause fatigue, lower immunity, and plenty of other health issues.

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What foods to avoid when pregnant

January 2020

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Private Fitness Studios V Commercial Gyms

December 2019

Welcome back! Today we’re out on the track instead of ringside, and we’ve got a 4 x 200m relay race for your viewing pleasure! As usual, we’re bringing you all the action LIVE as it happens! Lets hope the weather holds out… 

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Holiday Tips - Eating

November 2019

Here are a few tips to help you keep on track with your healthy eating habits while on holiday.

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Holiday Tips Working Out

October 2019

Here are a few tips for working out while on holiday, if you want to keep up your routine while you’re away!

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Sugar V Fat

September 2019

Welcome back to the action! Today we’re bringing you another live battle - in the red corner this time we have Sugar, and the challenger today, over in the blue corner we have Fat! Place your bets, sit back….and get ready to enjoy!

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Effects of exercising with a lack of sleep

August 2019

Most adults, on average, need between 7-9 hours sleep a night. Sleep is important to allow your body to rest and recover, and replenish its energy levels.

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Can I consume too much protein?

July 2019

Protein is an important part of your diet. It is an important element for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. It is used to build and repair tissue, and also to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Your hair and nails are also mostly made up of protein.

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Casein Protein

June 2019

Casein is one of the two types of protein found in milk, the other being whey. Casein is a gel forming supplement. Whereas whey protein is considered “fast”, as it is rapidly digested, casein is a slow release protein that is digested over several hours. Due to this, casein is often taken before bed so it can be released gradually overnight.

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Why you should have a protein shake after a workout

May 2019

Protein is very important for the body. You need it in order to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is also used by your body to build and repair tissue. This is why taking a protein shake after working out is a great way to aid your recovery.

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How often should I workout?

April 2019

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question - it’s different for everyone! It all depends on your circumstances - some people may have time to work out 5 days a week and others may only be able to squeeze in 2 workouts per week. 

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What are the effects of alcohol on my system when training?

March 2019

Firstly, alcohol is a diuretic, which means that drinking alcohol can lead to dehydration. Exercising on top of this can worsen dehydration because as your body temperature rises, you start to sweat. Sweating combined with the diuretic effect of alcohol can make dehydration more severe. It is important to ...

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Running Outside VS Running on a Treadmill

February 2019

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50 Reasons to Exercise

January 2019

1 Lifts your mood, 2. Improves learning abilities, 3. Builds self-esteem, 4. Keeps your

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Fasted Cardio

December 2018

Fasted cardio isn’t just cardio on an empty stomach. It’s cardio done in a fasted state: when your body is no longer processing food and insulin levels are low. It’s typically done first thing in the morning before breakfast, since you can be certain you will be in a fasted state having not eaten for 8+ hours.

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Black Coffee VS Red Bull (Sugar Free)

November 2018

On today’s blog post – Black Coffee battles it out against Red Bull Sugar Free. We’ll be bringing you all the action LIVE as it comes to us! Who are you backing? In the red corner we have Red Bull Sugar Free – current favourite at 65p/1can. And in the blue corner we have Black Coffee, currently at £2.10/1cup. Place your bets now as the fight is about to start…

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Why You Should Consider Mobile Personal Training

October 2018

Mobile Personal Training is exactly that: Mobile. You don’t even have to leave your house if you don’t want to. Perfect if you’re not a fan of the gym environment, aren’t able to travel to a gym, are short on time or just fancy mixing things up, mobile personal trainers come to you - your home, your local park or any other suitable venue, and they will also bring along pieces of equipment, so you don’t need to go out and buy any.

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Working Out at Home

September 2018

We understand there can be barriers that get in your way when it comes to getting to the gym or hiring a personal trainer. However these barriers can be overcome and don’t have to prevent you from getting a workout in. You can work out right in your own home! 

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Outdoor Training

August 2018

Outdoor training. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of these two words? A shudder at the thought of going for a run? Or maybe you’re a keen runner and these words make you smile as you picture knocking a minute off your best run time. Perhaps you’re more adventurous and outdoor training to you is rock climbing, kayaking, or hiking. You might play rugby, football or netball, and train outdoors each week.

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Benefits of Group Training

June 2018

It can be hard to push yourself to go and workout when you’re going alone. You don't have to make excuses for anyone but yourself, but knowing you have a group of likeminded people who will be working out alongside you is a great motivation

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Benefits of Personal Training

May 2018

Hiring a personal trainer means you have someone to hold you accountable

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Antenatal Training A Clients Perspective

September 2017

Training while Pregnant, a Clients experience

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Antenatal training

April 2017

Can I train while I'm pregnant?

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Everyone needs a Personal Trainer

January 2017

Why everyone needs a Personal Trainer, to motivate and push them to the next level

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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Coffee

October 2016

Millions of people around the world start the day with a warm cup of coffee. But did you know that besides its invigorating aroma, reviving taste and distinctive flavour, your cup of coffee contains a bunch of benefits for health and well-being.

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Protein Supplements

September 2016

Why use Protein supplements, what are the benefits and which Protein Powder do I use myself

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Leaving your Comfort Zone

August 2016

So if your a person who just sticks to cardio or the complete opposite and just does weight training try adding the alternative to your workout and you will adapt and overcome. Adding this to your training routine will also help prevent boredom of doing the exact same workout routine every time you go to the gym.

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

July 2016

1 hour of steady state cardio on machines will generally just burn calories during that session. However you can do one third of the time and achieve double, potentially treble the results. It is all about high intensity interval training (HIIT).

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