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Heart Rate Variability

HRV What is heart rate variability? The average persons heart beats at rest between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Endurance athletes tend to have lower heart rates as the training enhances the effects of the involuntary nervous system. This training strengthens the...

ADAM – JUNE 2019 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

FROM 24 WORKOUTS IN 24 WEEKS TO 24 WORKOUTS IN 8 WEEKS Adam is a busy man. He runs a successful business and employs many staff. He has a lovely family, 2 dogs, great neighbours and enjoys a holiday or 3 from time to time. To fit anything extra into his life creates a...

KEVIN – MAY 2019 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

KEVIN'S AMAZING BODYFAT LOSS IN ONE MONTH I hadn't seen much of Kevin as he had been recovering from a ruptured achilles tendon he sustained whilst playing volleyball in October last year. We had a few training sessions which targeted mobility and strength,  as...

Cooking with oils and fats

Healthy Cooking Oils There are many debates on eating healthily, ideas on the best diet to follow and what healthy cooking oil or fat should be used. As a Personal Trainer, I advise most of my clients to cook with butter, ghee or coconut oil and to follow The...

TIM – MARCH 2019 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

TIM - MARCH 2019 CLIENT OF THE MONTH: I have been training Tim since 2017. Tim was overweight, stressed, had high blood pressure and suffered a number of food intolerances and allergies. At only 25, his health was poor. He had been off work due to stress and was on...

Intermittent Fasting

IF Intermittent Fasting became popular after the BBC aired the Horizon programme in 2012 called "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" presented by Dr Michael Mosley. The programme initially examined calorie restriction diets to improve and extend life expectancy. Michael...

For the sake of your gut

The Diet Myth So I've recently been on a well-earned break to Dubai and decided to read one of the most talked about food health books in the last 4 years, 'The Diet Myth' written by Tim Spector, a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Hon...

Calorie counting to improve your body composition

So it’s Valentine’s Day, romance is in the air. The chocs are plentiful and the bubbly is flowing. Nothing wrong with that - right? It’s one day. But are you counting calories!OBESITY ISSUES FROM NOT CALORIE COUNTING:However, recent reports in the media...

Age and weight training

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a three times a week gym goer, a runner/cyclist/ play other sports or simply a beginner to fitness, you need a strength and conditioning element to your programme to balance your body and prevent injuries. Aim for compound...

The effects of exercise on depression

In the UK, 1 in 4 people are suffering from mental health issues. Over 3 million UK citizens are officially diagnosed with depression. A worrying statistic. Having trained many people suffering from depression, I am still pleasantly surprised at the immediate positive...

ADAM – SEPTEMBER 2018 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

Adam has ended September a true champion of the client of the month award. He has lost a credible 6kgs in his target to beat his friend and neighbour to their target weight goal (the loser has to mow his friends garden for a year!). In doing this, Adam has changed his...

DAVID – AUGUST 2018 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

David has astounded everyone including his doctor, himself, his family and dare I say, even me! Since last September, David has lost an astonishing 24kgs. This has been achieved through a healthy eating meal plan which David has devised himself and a detailed...

RICH – JULY 2018 CLIENT OF THE MONTH

Rich has shed 28kgs in 6 months which is his half way marker towards his target. He’s been training 4 times per week regularly and eating a high protein vegetable diet with fruit and a good intake of water, and keeping to the principles of the paleo diet.