Category Archive: Exercise

    Balance in the gym

    Exam and work stress taking a toll on your training? Don’t quit just plan! It is often overlooked what working out can do for you not only physically but mentally too. Which is why it is super important you are taking some me-time through the week to get yourself to the gym and get those […]

    6 Tips to Feel Good About Yourself

    It’s a shame that we live in a world where there is so much focus on how people look. There’s so much pressure from society to look a certain way. No wonder people turn to plastic surgery or end up with a bad relationship with food. I think how you feel about yourself is really […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Rest Days

    Rest Days What are they and why do we need them? Sometimes when we’re working hard and training consistently, our bodies can begin to feel fatigued, and we just end up feeling a bit run down. This is where rest days come in! Start by taking a look at your entire week. Are you in […]