Training Solo or Having a Gym Buddy

TRAINING SOLO OR HAVING A GYM BUDDY There is no right or wrong answer to this one – like many things it’s about what works best for you. For years I loved training alone. I would do anything to avoid training with other people. All I wanted to do was plug my headphones in and […]

The Importance of Resistance Training

As we get older our bones become less dense, and therefore we become more susceptible to injury/breaks. An easy way to offset this is by doing some resistance training 2-3 times a week. Not only will this help increases bone density (reducing the risk of osteoporosis), it will also: help strengthen muscles improve posture get […]

Reasons why you’re not losing weight

Weight loss should be simple. Expend more calories than you consume and you will lose weight. However, it’s not always easy. Breaking habits and forming new ones is a very tough thing to do. From 8 years experience specialising in this section of the personal training industry, here are the most common reasons why you’re […]

Cheat Meal, not Cheat Day

CHEAT MEAL NOT CHEAT DAY Ok so those of you who know me, know that there is nothing I love more than a cheat day. When you’ve been busting your ass all week in the gym, sometimes the only thing keeping you going can be the promise of Sunday (the day where calories don’t count […]

Power Moves – Push Ups

A full push up, done on the toes, can be a hard one to master. Everyone wants to be good at push ups, but when it comes down to it, practice makes perfect. Here are some simple steps to take to build your push-ups and overall upper body strength: MAX plank holds (done on the […]

Hip Hinge

Ah, the hip hinge. The movement where you can go from a position of refined precision to looking like a shrivelled prawn within seconds!! Poor form in this position can cause a damaging injury to the spine.  Of course, this is exactly what you do not want as you will then be out of training for however […]

Why is it important to train your back?

Why is it important to train your back? Your back is made up of so many different muscles (upper and lower) that are often undertrained because a lot of people only concentrate on what they can see in the mirror.  So…why is it important to train your back? Posture I see it all the time […]

Power moves – Clean and Press

You don’t have to be an athlete training for a sport to feel like it when you’re in the gym. There are a number of different moves that are guaranteed to get your heart pumping, sweat dripping and muscles burning… and really, what more do we want when we’re in the gym? (that “go big […]

Protein, Carbs, Fats

PROTEIN The “building block” to our muscles, bones, skin, cartilage and blood.  Getting enough protein is something that a lot of people struggle with, but it is SO important to be getting enough into your diet!  I think a lot of people associate protein with big gym guys smashing it back from a shaker after […]