We're told that to be a 'proper man' we need to build more muscle, lose more fat, get stronger and be sexier. So what do we do? We buy into it. We start believing that we need to look this way, even believing it's the only way to be sexy, successful and accepted.
After consuming so much fitness related social media content and blogs, it seemed natural for me to start blogging so I could join in the conversation, share my experiences and dare I say it encourage as well as be inspired by others.
The University of Pittsburgh recently carried out a study which found that volunteers wearing fitness trackers lost, on average about 8lbs (3.6kg) as opposed to those who didn't use devices who lost about 13lbs (5.9kg)
You've set yourself a challenge. You have taken advice and chosen a goal personal to you, something you have always wanted to achieve, and made sure it is challenging but achievable. Now it is time to deliver but, you have a history of letting your training demons take over and wreck your chances of success.
Humans like quick fix, something that will rid us of undesirable elements without much effort. You can hardly blame anyone for buying into the idea of losing weight for the price of a £90 fitness tracker or quit smoking for a £30 e-cigarette. Sorry to break it you, but the problem isn't the technology but lack of motivation and willpower. If you want to see results or improve your lifestyle, no gadget alone is going to do that for you.
As Autumn descends, going hygge in everything we do seems like such a good idea. I'm wondering how the health and wellness industry will take on such a sensibly happiness-inducing concept in an industry that often seems to thrive on more than healthy amounts of self-hatred.
I often get asked how I transformed Hugh Jackman's body so quickly. The truth is he had base of training lasting more than a decade. This training history changes everything when it comes to results.
The secret to a lot of what I do as a strength coach and nutritionist is supplying my clients with cutting edge training methods and the best nutrition advice currently available. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of those secrets with you in this blog.
To me sports breaks down social barriers because it strips everything to the basic level. It leaves little to interpretation. You are measured by your ability, not skin colour and that authenticity is both refreshing in an increasingly wishy-washy world, and motivating for those who want it enough.
There are a number of things that have gone through my head while at the gym. Usually these thoughts relate to my boobs making a break for it from my sports bra or whether anyone else will notice I bust my pants whilst squatting -true story. However there's a special set of thoughts reserved for fat girls, like myself, to contempla
Every day I cycle an hour to work and listen to podcasts. It's my favourite thing to do while riding and turns a commute into a productive, educational moment. Here is a list of six best podcasts you should listen to, particularly if you are interested in health, business, productivity, entrepreneurship and comedy.
With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...
It's about time we looked beyond our individual eating habits and considered the wider social and cultural drivers of the ways we consume, and stop placing responsibility and blame for obesity or ill health solely with the individual. Like much else, obesity is a collective issue that needs a comprehensive response...
Now it's full kit. Like, all-out activewear to decidedly non-active functions. Which - to someone comforted by random rules and boundaries - is slightly intimidating. I mean... gym kit outside the gym? Does no-one else spot the irony?
I really like Instagram. I like its simplicity and I like its reach but mostly I like to quietly judge the people that put themselves and their lives right out there in the public.
The health and fitness industry is awash with branded diets and exercise programmes, and has been for decades. And it's a lucrative industry for gurus and sponsors alike, mostly perhaps because no two people are the same. People attempting to lose weight will invariably need to try more than one way of doing so, as there's no single programme which works for all.