Charli Cohen
Establishing her first fashion business at 15 and first fitness blog at 16, Charli has always known what she wanted to do - and has always done it. Acquiring her personal training and nutrition qualifications alongside her fashion degree in London, she has been helping clients reach their fat loss, muscle gain and athletic performance goals since 2008 and now designs style-conscious sportswear for her eponymous activewear label, Charli Cohen. Expect a No BS approach to fitness advice, a penchant for stretch fabrics, healthy recipes inspired by a rampant sweet-tooth and the occasional fitness-myth-induced rant. Follow Charli on Twitter for further tips, fitspiration and a prompt response to all your most pressing diet and training questions.

Entries by Charli Cohen

Are You Living Life Through a Filter?

(1) Comments | Posted 7 April 2015 | (01:00)

It's Sunday brunch, at the usual. I'm in great company, in a beautiful part of London. The food is always incredible here and I'm getting some much needed weekly quality time with my partner. But my mind is elsewhere. Somewhere between arranging the napkins for an optimal 'flat lay' and...

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Six Moderation Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2013 | (16:41)


Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? So often bandied about as the 'top tip' for surviving the holiday season, yet so rarely accompanied by useful advice on HOW exactly to 'moderate'.

If you're not already firmly in the habit of lifestyle...

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Why Your Diet Isn't Working: Part Two

(4) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (01:00)

"I've been sticking to the diet perfectly for weeks, but I'm STILL not seeing any progress. What's wrong with me?"

Sound familiar? It certainly does to me, ranking high in my top ten questions I'm asked on a daily basis. Nine times out of ten, this is down to one...

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Why Your Diet Isn't Working: Part One

(7) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (01:00)

There is little more soul destroying than putting your all into something and seeing no progress. I receive emails and messages daily from frustrated dieters who, despite sticking to their plan 'perfectly', are not seeing any results and are one more disappointing weigh-in away from giving up entirely. However, despite...

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What's Your Diet Personality?

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (00:00)

As a personal trainer, when I'm writing nutrition and training programmes for my clients, their personality is a key consideration. Even a diet plan perfectly tailored to your physical requirements and daily schedule is going to fall flat if it's not structured in a way that motivates you to stick...

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How 'Clean' Is Your Diet?

(7) Comments | Posted 12 March 2013 | (00:00)

I will need to address this topic over a series of articles, but in this post, I'm going to provide you with a fluff-free overview of why I HATE the term 'eating clean'.

Firstly, before the abuse starts streaming in, I appreciate there are those people who genuinely love to...

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The Truth About 'Toning Up'

(8) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (00:00)

How do I lose my belly fat? How can I tone up my arms? Which exercise will shrink my thighs?

These questions, or variations thereof, clog up my inbox on a daily basis. And this is fair enough - there are so many ridiculous products on the market claiming to...

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Should You Work Out When You're Ill?

(7) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (00:00)

'To train, or not to train?'

This is the question we regular exercisers agonise over when lurgy strikes.

Those unconvinced of the joy of exercise will struggle to comprehend why it is we WANT to train though the illness - why not take the opportunity to 'pull a sickie' on...

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Valentine's Day Dining, Caveman Style!

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2013 | (12:20)

The most Googled diet of January 2013 and a popular choice with long-term dieters and New Year's Resolutioners alike, everyone is (still) talking about the Paleo Diet.

Whilst I don't subscribe to Paleo as such, the premise on which it's based is fairly sound - high in protein, fibre...

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How to Break the Fitness and Fat Loss Motivation Rut

(8) Comments | Posted 2 February 2013 | (00:00)

Of all the questions I get asked on a daily basis (and I get asked a LOT), a good 70% relate to motivation issues.

Motivation is tricky to address, as it really is a case of different strokes for different folks. Like most matters of the brain, we all respond...

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