HAVE YOU TRIED FOAM ROLLING???

Foam rolling is a way to help loosen tight muscles using a foam roller (a cylinder made of dense foam). They are used to release tightness of your muscles and this is know as Self-myofascial release. How do I use the foam roller? Foam rolling may look easy and like a bit of fun with … Continue reading HAVE YOU TRIED FOAM ROLLING???

A PROBLEM WITH THE FITNESS INDUSTRY….

  While there may be more than one, let's look at the way Fitness and health is portrayed in the media. Mental Health Awareness is essential for us in modern society and there is a huge concern with Body Image and the issues surrounding the topic. With magazines and images on social media constantly pushing … Continue reading A PROBLEM WITH THE FITNESS INDUSTRY….

BRING KETTLEBELLS TO YOUR WORKOUTS….

Kettlebells are a great piece of kit that tend to gather dust in the gym and don't get used to their full potential. So are you using kettlebells in your training? If not then you are missing out on some serious strength and fitness gains. What is a kettlebell? Quite simply it's a solid heavy … Continue reading BRING KETTLEBELLS TO YOUR WORKOUTS….

WINTER WALKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS….

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health and while we finally have some dry days and evenings make the most of them and get yourself outdoors. Although in winter this will be harder to find the right conditions, just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce … Continue reading WINTER WALKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS….

IT’S THE WEEKEND, NOT AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET…..

Weekends are awesome, no work and time to do what you want! However if your focus is to lose weight then the weekends are where most people go wrong.... If you are struggling with your weight and want to lose some fat, then you will have to make some changes to your current routine. These … Continue reading IT’S THE WEEKEND, NOT AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET…..

ARE YOU WORKING THE RIGHT MUSCLES???

Weight training can be hugely beneficial to your training goals and help with your health and fitness. Doing exercises correctly and using correct form is paramount when training, however just because a movement looks correct doesn't always mean you are engaging the correct muscles. This is especially true when just starting out training, many of … Continue reading ARE YOU WORKING THE RIGHT MUSCLES???

WEIGHT TRAINING OR CARDIO – THE GREAT DEBATE…

Over the past few years more people are realising the benefits of resistance training to achieve fat loss. But many people are still stuck in the 90’s mentality that the only way to lose fat is through cardio and weights are only for those who want to get massive. On the other side of this … Continue reading WEIGHT TRAINING OR CARDIO – THE GREAT DEBATE…

WHY LIFT WEIGHTS?

Many will have heard that lifting weights is more beneficial for fat loss compared to cardio. While this may be over simplified, lifting weights will help you to develop and maintain a healthy body composition more easily than cardiovascular exercise. Throw in a good dose of healthy eating and you're onto a winner. The problem … Continue reading WHY LIFT WEIGHTS?

How alcohol affects your training.

For many years we humans have been searching for new ways to alter our moods. Using food, sex and when that wasn't enough trying whatever we could think of from sniffing stuff, smoking stuff or drinking stuff to get some sort of a high. Alcohol is the most commonly used substance and is also socially … Continue reading How alcohol affects your training.