Personal Trainer

Obese, Overweight, Normal, Lean Or Ripped

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Being too fat is a continuum or a scale where morbid obesity is at one end, and being completely ripped lean is at the other. This is not something new, it's just a different perspective. You could have a 60kg lean body mass consisting of muscle, bone, and organs, which, is either covered by 4kg of body fat, and you'd be classed as shredded, or, be covered by 40kg of body fat and be classed as obese. Losing body fat is often peoples main goal, and as you start to get leaner you move along the continuum from obese to ripped.

Why Aren't You Getting Gains?....

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

What I mean by this is, if your training program is progressive, and hits most major body parts frequently enough, it will do the job. The real reason you're not seeing progress is that you just don't train hard enough. You are not stressing your muscles enough to 'need' to grow.

I Can't Exercise Because My Back Hurts...

Ali Stewart | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

How can we stop this craziness and go back to squatting 200kg for reps I hear you ask... Simple sit less! ha ha, well not so stupid... but, there are also a few things that can help get you back to having a healthy spine.

Is It Possible To Advocate Fat Acceptance And Be A Body Positive Personal Trainer In The Fitness Industry?

Kirsty Baines | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Baines

I am, on the other hand, a firm believer in pretty much the opposite of everything this industry stands for - body positivity (EVERY body, positivity), living intuitively, health at every size, and reducing the stigma around weight, ESPECIALLY in the gym, as far too often I hear people (even personal trainers) joke and laugh about someone because of their size.

Five Key Exercises To Do In The Gym

Roy Summers | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Summers

As you train in the gym it's very easy to get involved in all kinds of new and different exercises, which is great of course, however some times it's good to remember, or be aware of at least, some of the basic exercises that, quite often, get us the best results.

Three Ways To Be Inspired In The Gym

Roy Summers | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Summers

Basically, supersets are two sets of exercises for two different muscle groups performed back-to-back without any rest so that whilst one muscle group is working the other one is "resting" but you are still working on the opposite set of muscles.

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

Three Reasons Why You Should Skip Legs Day

Colin Gentry | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.

Stop! Step Away From That Vitamin C Pill!

Ruben Tabares | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruben Tabares

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.

My Guide to Getting started Into Fitness - Part One

James Haskell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

This is probably the question I got asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves more than walking the dog then there is stuff to know and learn IF you want to do things properly and get benefit.

Personal Trainer Gains Five Stone To Lose It All Again With Client - But Is It Safe?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A personal trainer has made headlines after gaining five stone (70lbs) in less than four months so that he could lose weight alongside his client. ...

Is Your Baby a Kettlebell? I Test The Times' Workout So You Don't Have To

Samantha Rea | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Rea

Can you actually use a wriggling, crying baby as a piece of fitness equipment? And should you? They do a bit of sick on you at the best of times. It didn't seem like a brilliant idea to me, but I decided to find out.

Chloe Madeley Has A Kick-Ass Comeback To Haters Calling Her 'Manly'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Personal trainer, Chloe Madeley, has some strong words for the haters who called her body "manly" after she appeared on the cover of Fabulous magazine...

How to Hire a Personal Trainer - An Insider's Guide

Scott Laidler | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Employing the help of a personal trainer can massively increase the likelihood of achieving your fitness goals. A good trainer will provide accountability, focus and demonstrate the know how to help you successfully complete your goals.

How Fitness Turned This Woman's Life Around After Surviving Two Horrific Accidents

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman, who survived two freak accidents within the space of a month, has revealed how fitness helped turn her life around. On 30 December 2009, K...

Chris York

Is A Personal Trainer What You Need To Really Get Fit? | Chris York | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I'm in good shape. I run a lot. I do the occasional kettlebell session. Once, I even managed to do a 10K in under 39 minutes. So yeah, I'm in good ...

Poorna Bell

How Does A Nike Master Trainer Keep In Shape? | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Other fit women make us want to get fit, fact. And one woman who HuffPost UK Lifestyle has a massive crush on is Nike master trainer Sonja Moses. ...

Why Organic Food Isn't Always Best

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

I don't always think that organic is necessarily the most important thing to concern yourself with if you eat a diet that is made up of processed rubbish. I see people eat a lot of products labeled 'organic' ('gluten free' is another one) that are full of junk. Organic or not, it's still junk.

My 'Beef' With Personal Trainers

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

It's good for me to see what others are saying and doing and often I find gems of wisdom I can share with my coaching clients and email subscribers. This particular morning one thing caught my eye which really got my goat. It was a photo posted by a fitness professional (personal trainer) of their brekkie.

The Seven Habits of Fast Fat Loss

Ian Mellis | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Mellis

Eat Smart. This is the first port of call when looking to reduce body fat. You have to create a caloric deficit while eating enough protein, carbohydrates and essential fats to support your current muscle mass while reducing body fat.

Poorna Bell

Top Exercise Tips For Beginners Going To The Gym | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a beginner, the gym can be a terrifying place, fraught with its own social etiquette, not to mention the paranoia that everyone is looking a...

Five Things Your Personal Trainer Should Be Doing

Andy Brown | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Brown

Personal training needs to be exactly that; personal. Each session should be structured and tailored to your individual goals and needs and subtly different - if you find that you are doing the same session week in and week out, then alarms bells should be ringing.

How to Pick a Personal Trainer

Andy Brown | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Brown

I can't emphasise enough how important it is that you and your trainer get on. If you like your trainer then when you're trying to squeeze out those last few reps their words can be encouraging and motivational. If you don't like them it just makes you want to smack them in their stupid face.

10 Commandments To Live A Healthy Life

Sam Feltham | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

On Monday I was watching BBC Breakfast with philosopher Alain de Botton, where he was talking about his 10 virtues for atheists. It was a great interview in which he was explaining that in life it's important to reflect and decide on what constitutes a virtuous life. This lead me to think up my 10 commandments to live a healthy life for people to ponder over.

Fighting Fashion Fit

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Style
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Before I could flash my new membership card around I had to buy a new P.E. kit; this thought filled me with more fear and dread than the fiercest personal trainer ever could. Let's just cast our minds back to the grey days of school P.E.