We've all been there. I've been there plenty of times. We eat really well in the week, eating the right things, controlling our portions sizes, saying no to that chocolate bar and packet of crisps, but then Friday night comes and it all goes out the window. It's been a long hard week and all … Continue reading Why the Weekends are Killing your Weight Loss
Walk around pretty much any gym these days and you'll see females doing endless number of bodyweight squats, lunges, kickbacks etc all in aid of their mission to build a bigger, firmer, more defined and 'more toned' (Gahhh toned!!) lower body. This practise is very common place as these exercises are easy and because people … Continue reading Why all those Bodyweight Squats and Kickbacks are a bit of a Waste of Time
Let's face it, whether we like to admit it or not, we all wouldn't mind it if our bodies looked a little bit better. Be it losing a bit of fat around the belly and adding on some extra muscle on the chest, it would be quite nice if we could snap our fingers and … Continue reading How to Achieve the Body you Want – A Guide for Beginners
'When I started coming to the gym I lost a lot of weight, but now I can't seem to lose anymore' 'I'm already being really good with my diet, but can't seem to make any progress' 'I can't lose weight, but my diet is really good already' All of these lines plus many more are … Continue reading I Can’t Lose Weight, but My Diet is Really Good Already
While it would be great if we could spend 2 hours in the gym every day to have a full blown warm up, weights session, cardio session, cool down and stretching time, sometimes to responsibilities of life just don't allow for that. So if the day throws a curveball that means that you either have to stay late … Continue reading Lunch Time Chest Workout
Bum. Arse. Ass. Behind. Booty. Rump. Derrière. There are many words commonly used to describe the thing that we sit on everyday. Remember years ago when women would ask their partners 'Does my bum look big in this?' and if he replied with anything but a resounding no he would be in the doghouse for … Continue reading Building that Booty
One of the headlines coming out of London in recent days is that recently elected mayor Sadiq Khan has moved to ban 'body-shaming' adverts from London transport as they promote unrealistic body image, make people feel insecure about their own bodies etc. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/13/sadiq-khan-moves-to-ban-body-shaming-ads-from-london-transport Real or Fake? The first point that we have to address here is … Continue reading Realistic Body Image in Adverts
'Excuse me. What do I need to do to get a flat stomach?' This was a question I was asked only the other day by a group of three 25-40 year old women in a gym and is one of the questions us Personal Trainers get the most from the female half of the population … Continue reading What do I need to do to get a flat stomach?