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Personal Training makes you look good and feel great. My role is to provide you with the tools for you to achieve this. If you are committed and have the desire, try your best, think outside of the box and have a bit of fun you can achieve your health and fitness goals. Live life in the active lane. Little active steps taken today, lead to giant progress strides tomorrow.


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  • Posted on: 1 Dec 2018 - 13:21
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Outdoor workout to help burn fat to ensure you are getting the nutrients and vitamins to boost your health and fitness. Healthy recipes to help keep your diet on track Lose weight without going to the gym Maximise your gains from training and nutrition Handful of nuts per day can help to beat belly fat Weight loss tips for long term success Bounce off belly fat Five-a-day fruit and vegetables Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition,...
  • Posted on: 27 Nov 2018 - 19:58
    Infographic from Tulane Medical Center which discusses how we can eat smart for our heart. This includes some quick facts on heart disease and that we should eat and avoid to help make our hearts healthier.  Please click on the image to enlarge the infographic.
  • Posted on: 27 Nov 2018 - 04:50
    Staying fit and healthy over the Christmas period is something that most people wouldn’t even dream of, with turkey, chocolate and drink being enough to convince most to stay cooped up over Christmas. Although, for those who don’t want to lose their progression, or just simply stay active over the festive period, we have a few tips that can help to keep you motivated to stay on the road to reaching your goals.   Change up the Workouts When working out, it can be easy to get into habits. Although they may enjoy the workouts and exercises they do, overtime, the novelty of the same workout wears off. Having a new workout to focus on when the cold weather kicks in helps to keep you motivated, as you have new challenges and goals to reach. ...
  • Posted on: 27 Nov 2018 - 04:40
    For some people with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, remaining gluten-free is necessary for their well-being. In addition, a growing number of people are choosing to embrace this lifestyle. Many health gurus and celebrities today have encouraged people to eliminate gluten from their diets. They promote it as a natural way to avoid and remove toxins that may lead to ill health. As a result, countless food manufacturers have responded to these trends and introduced more products that do not contain gluten. To help consumers make well-informed decisions, the Food and Drug Administration has introduced new rules regarding labels and packaging on “gluten-free” products. This means the products identified in this manner must meet the...
  • Posted on: 24 Nov 2018 - 04:16
    This is a question that crops up a lot; but the truth is, there is no specific answer. If you’re asking this, then you’re likely approaching personal training in the wrong way… why is this?  It’s because it is something that depends on your ultimate fitness goals, and whether you want to stay in shape after you reach them. Ask yourself questions like; could you do this alone? Would it benefit you to have more guidance after you’ve gotten to where you want to be? If you have goals in mind, then you’ll have a better idea of how long you’ll want guidance in your fitness regime for!  Our insider’s guide to how long you should have a personal trainer for has all of the information you need to make an informed decision.   
  • Posted on: 23 Nov 2018 - 13:55
    Thank you to Hannah Oxborough  from Origym who has written and shared the below information and link on How we can exercise and get more active in the great outdoors.   Matt  We’re not telling you to ditch the gym completely, but why not turn to the outdoors for your training this winter? We know what you’re thinking; it’s freezing, why on earth would I do that? The truth is, most people associate ‘outdoor training’ with running, and choose the treadmill and warmth of the gym opposed to the frosty conditions.  What most people don’t think of at first, is the range of opportunities that outdoor training can bring to your routine. You don’t have to settle for running, when hiking, circuits, sports training, cycling, bootcamps, and adventure...
  • Posted on: 23 Nov 2018 - 11:11
    Thank you to Hannah Witcher of YooHealth who has produced and published a very comprehensive guide to sleep deprivation and the causes, symptoms and treatment.  You can read the guide by clicking here. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 22 Nov 2018 - 17:49
    Thank you to Chloe Twist from Origym who has written and shared the below information and link on how to become a spin instructor and thus further your career prospects. Please see the link below which will take you to the full article. Matt  How to Become a Spin Instructor: Ultimate Guide (2019) | OriGym COE Have you ever wanted to become a spin instructor? If so, then you will want to check out the following article.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a qualified fitness professional, or a regular attendee at your local spin class; it has everything you need to know about getting up on that podium yourself, no matter your starting point.  It can be hard to find information on fitness careers online, especially specific information and evidence...
  • Posted on: 18 Nov 2018 - 15:12
    The following is a detailed and in-depth article backed up by scientific research from HVMN who research and present articles discussing health, nutrition and diet, among other topics. Abigail Perez from HVMN provided the great content which discusses running motivational tips for runners at every level from beginners to advanced runners. Please continue reading the article and be great to hear your thoughts ad ideas on motivation for running. High 5, Matt  Running Motivation: Tips for Runners at Every Level​ You can’t buy motivation. Most runners probably wish they could. We hit walls. Life can seem to get in the way of running–so having a playbook of motivational techniques is important for runners at every level who are fighting the...
  • Posted on: 17 Nov 2018 - 15:46
    Thank you to Jimmy Izewski from Straight North who has shared an informative and useful infographic that one of their clients has created on dealing with motion sickness when traveling. Please carry on reading and see the info graphic below. High 5, Matt Whoever said that “getting there is half the fun” obviously never had to deal with motion sickness. For those who suffer from motion sickness — whether it’s car sickness, air sickness, seasickness or all three — it can ruin an otherwise pleasurable trip and cause a lot of anxiety long before they even take their seats. Traveling can wreak havoc on our brains’ ability to get its bearings in relation to our surroundings, which can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms. Although nausea and...


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