• Posted on: 23 Nov 2011 - 19:21
    The following is an interview with Jon Stead, who is a professional footballer and currently plays for Bristol City as a Striker.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? The best advice I have been given is regarding nutrition: think of food as fuel and always fill your body up before and after training, even if your not hungry, to keep your levels as even as possible at all times.   How important is nutrition to your success and performance? Its hugely important to performance. I think it affects individuals very differently and I think a lot is trial and error to...
  • Posted on: 16 Nov 2011 - 19:00
    The following article was written for Matt Swaz Personal Training by Sam Smith of GB Nutrition. As many already know; if you have a goal in health or fitness, whether it is to lose fat, gain mass or simply get fitter, increasing the amount that you train alone will not result in success. To truly reach your goals, you need to get your nutrition right as well. This article will focus on losing body fat and ‘toning up’, and the dietary alterations you may need to make. Notice this is all focused on you, the individual. Although there are some ‘rules’ to nutrition that can be applied to a...
  • Posted on: 13 Nov 2011 - 21:44
    From my experience training and working with clients, I have observed and analysed what I feel are the personal characteristics that will go some way to helping you achieve your goals. These ‘characteristics’ are not a list of what you should possess, but are merely the traits that my most successful clients (and by this I mean those that have achieved their individual goals) have. They are the attributes that I have seen displayed consistently and on a regular basis by my clients. Achieving your health and fitness goals is not just about training regularly and eating healthy (which is vital...
  • Posted on: 7 Nov 2011 - 09:52
    As a personal trainer I often get asked "what are the best exercises that I should be doing to get fit and lose weight". My response to this is often "how long is a piece of string". There are almost infinite exercises and combinations of exercises that you can do to improve your fitness and to burn calories. The key however is to focus on exercises (and combinations of exercises) that work the whole body and elevate your heart rate. From my experience training clients and researching training techniques, I have developed a system that helps clients to improve their fitness, lose body fat (if...
  • Posted on: 7 Oct 2011 - 15:25
    There are many ways that you, no matter how busy you are, can build physical activity into your lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine and lifestyle. In this article I am going to share with you some tips and ideas that I provide to my clients to help them become more active. From my time working as a personal trainer, I have encountered three distinct groups that approach me with ideas for making their lifestyles more active: Busy Families; Older Adults; and Workers You might fall into more than one of the groups...
  • Posted on: 7 Oct 2011 - 15:21
    Does the following sound familiar “I cannot afford to go to the gym” or “I do not have enough time to go to the gym”? My aim is to provide you with ideas and strategies to help you overcome these ‘obstacles’ and achieve your health and fitness goals. As a personal trainer, I firmly believe that you do not need expensive gym memberships or even gym equipment to achieve your health and fitness goals. Many of my clients have been surprised just how successful you can be in achieving your goals by simply training at home and/or outdoors.  This has resulted in them cancelling their gym memberships...


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