Taking preventative measures during the coronavirus outbreak is essential to keeping healthy whilst working out.
Anti-bacterial gels and wipes and cleaning hands regularly can help prevent the spread of Covid-19. And ask your gym to clean all equipment more often, open the windows and doors and turn off the air conditioning.
However, if you do have any symptoms, do not go to the gym or outside and call NHS 111. Avoid contact with people and self-isolate.
Amazing power, strength and fitness by Heidi winning a silver medal at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Paris in February.
Heidi from Minerva Bath Rowing Club powered to a time 1:37 for 500m on the Concept 2 Indoor Rower showing determination, grit and a positive attitude.
Read on to see how she did it.
Winning a bronze medal at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Paris in February. Not my fastest time, but a medal nonetheless in the 50-54 heavyweight age category.
Time to relax this month before commencing training in mid-March for some summer racing on the water and a better coloured medal at the Worlds next year!
How do you get faster on an indoor rower?
Tony’s fitness personal training rowing programmes are proven to improve your endurance, strength and speed for that important race.
Read on to see how January client of the month Tobias, followed Tony’s 8 week programme and smashed nearly 6 seconds of his 2k time.
FODMAPs are different types of carbohydrates that are found in certain foods like wheat and beans. Studies have shown strong links between FODMAPs and IBS.
Low FODMAP diets can provide relief from IBS symptoms. However, these diets are only temporary. Read on to find out what foods you should be eliminating and for how long.
Great 2019 training for the 2020 regatta season. Managed to win a gold medal at the British Rowing Indoor Champs in my age category and collect 3 British records. Nice to be back training again.
Nick has won December 2019 client of the month. A great mindset, professionalism and an all round nice person. After suffering from anterior pelvic tilt and chronic back pain for years, Nick has improved posture, strength and mobility to reverse the condition. What a quick transformation. Read on.
2020 New Years Resolution of better fitness and healthier food. But have you thought about your sleep and how it interferes with diet and exercise.
Listening to your internal clock will enable you to lose weight, feel energised and achieve greater fitness and well-being. It’s all about your circadian clock.
12 workouts for the 12 days of Christmas designed by Tony Larkman, Bath’s personal trainer to keep you fit, strong, active and lean over the festive period.
Mel and Ching, rowing lightweights in the Masters category from Bath have worked hard over November to achieve personal bests on the big compound lifts and as a result, improved their speed in the boat. Find out how they achieved this and how they will continue to improve into 2020.
Incredible transformation for Sam, October’s client of the month. Sam’s BMI score reduced by 10 points in 6 months. That’s an amazing 25kg weight loss. How did she do it?
A very special September 2019 client of the month. Read on to find out who this mystery wonderful person is!
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Is vaping safe? Hardly. Research proves that e-cigarettes are as addictive as normal cigarettes. And as a Personal Trainer in Bath, I’m aware of some of my clients vaping as a ‘healthier’ alternative to smoking.
Most contain the highly addictive drug, nicotine, plus fillers and chemicals to flavour and pad out the E-juice!
It’s time to start swotting up on e-cigging and to understand propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin harmful effects on the body. Plus, the other nasties that you or your children or partner are inhaling into the lungs!
Wish you could get faster on the rower. Having problems improving your 2k time. Want to be fitter, stronger and faster on the water. Dream of winning those big races. Wish you had better information about nutrition. Unsure on the correct rowing technique. Need race plans. Want to be competitive on the rower at Crossfit comps. Read on to row faster.
Is wheat making us unwell? Is it responsible for the western diseases now plaguing our populations? Is it responsible for the increase in obesity, auto-immune diseases and cancer? Should we eliminate wheat and gluten from our diet? How has wheat changed over the centuries to what our ancestors ate? It may be time to consider taking this GMO grain off the menu for the sake of our health.
ALWAYS BRINGING A SMILE TO THE GYM Cecilia has been training with me over the past 12 months. A student at the University of Bath and finishing her final year, Cecilia wanted to get fit, lower stress levels and use exercise to develop a healthy lifestyle during her...
42195 metres on a Concept 2...
2ND TIME WINNER OF CLIENT OF THE MONTH. Imogen has added an incredible 9kgs of lean tissue in 30 months. Her body fat has remained constant around 20-23% and weight has increased from 49kgs to 58kgs since 2017. In addition to this gain in extra lean muscle, there has...
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...
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'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...
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...
BIANCA & 19KGS I asked Bianca who lives in Bath, England if I could use her success of losing 19kgs for my April 2019 client of the month personal training fitness blog. However, I have to admit that Bianca is not a client of mine but a very good friend. Her...