Personal Training

Maximise Muscle Growth

Ali Stewart | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This next bit may mean you stop reading right now because the real truth is, there is no 'best' way. There are various methods you could employ that would optimise your training that may suit you more and would allow you to achieve your potential. With that conversation stopper, let me explain the mandatory requirements you need to attain to make some substantial muscular gains.

Real World Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I have a training company where I'm qualified to teach people how to be a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Arrogantly, I've scoffed at the content of the course as it is very basic and have always thought it doesn't teach you very much

An Athlete's Secret To Fat Loss Success

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Train low and compete high. No, this is not some kind of mood or drugs related reference, this is a method that has been used by athletes since the dawn of time. There is a reason that elite athletes have great body composition and fitness levels. It is the simple mastering of periodizing food around their training for the best response.

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.

Low Carb, High Fat, High Carb, Low Fat... WTF?!

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The main issue is that most people don't know what they're trying to achieve let alone how to eat. Eating for fat loss is different to eating for health. You may think getting ripped and lean is healthy but I can assure you when taken to extreme levels it is anything but.

Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

The Kardashians Can Help Your New Year's Resolutions

John Beeby | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Beeby

If your guilty pleasure is watching The Kardashians, then forbid yourself to watch it unless you're on a treadmill. The same goes for dieting: tell yourself you can only watch Judge Rinder if you've had a salad, and new associations will take shape in your brain.

Day 6: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

We are now half way through this series of 12 days of Christmas dieting. The way I see it there is a lot of spurious information out there that is usually confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. I've been educating clients for years on how to eat and train properly. Here is another dose of reliable information on how to avoid getting fat at Christmas time.

Day 5: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

IIFYM. No, it's not a spelling mistake nor have I just leant on the keyboard accidentally. It is an acronym for If It Fits Your Macros. Let me explain what I mean. Firstly, macros is short for macronutrient.

10,000 Hours Of Wisdom

Chris Wharton | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

It is often said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in anything and in the last month I completed my 11,000th session as a personal trainer! It's been a hell of a journey but one that has taught me far more than I would have imagined when I delivered my first (very average) session straight out of university.

Day 3: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Welcome back. Hopefully if you're reading this you are well under way to getting your head around staying lean during Christmas. These articles are de...

Day 4: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So far, we have covered a few different subjects that are getting you well on the way to battling the Christmas bulge. No one wants to put on extra bo...

Why Your Desk Needs To Come With A 'Death Waiver' More Than Your Fitness Class!

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hooton

If we can encourage less active people to become more active we could prevent one in ten cases of stroke and heart disease in the UK, and one in six deaths from any cause. Furthermore, regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age.

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.

It's Not Too Late to Build Sexy Summer Legs

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Hall

Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!

Too Scared to Go to the Gym? Don't Let Gym Fear Ruin Your Health

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

This is really about those who want to exercise and aren't confident enough to step foot in the gym or just plain don't like the large rooms packed with people heaving and sweating. This is not a problem; there are lots of workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home, where the only heavy breathing you'll hear is your own.

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Get Your Sweat/Suite On - Suite Sessions at 45 Park Lane

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

Despite desperately wanting to don a towelling robe and order room service I had dutifully dragged my lycra-clad self away from the super king sized beds into the lounge area and got into 'eye of the tiger' mode ready to sweat.

Eight Tips to Choosing a Personal Trainer

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

In truth, personal training can be a bit hit or miss. The industry needs more thorough regulation, and, in my opinion, it needs to demand more of those who work within it, in terms of continued professional development, in order to bring the overall standard up to point where we can genuinely class ourselves as a professional service.

Fitness Facts: How Many Reps Is Enough?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Some will have us believe that we need nothing more than bodyweight exercises, others will insist that we should do higher reps with lighter weights while others are convinced that if the weight isn't super-heavy we are not providing the body with enough of a challenge. But who should we listen to and what is the best rep scheme to use if we want to get into shape?

Jessica Elgot

'How This 11-Week Plan Made Me The Slimmest I've Been Since I Was 18'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I am what someone would probably kindly describe as a fad dieter. At school, I actually did the Special K diet, a diet that works purely on the basis ...

Brogan Driscoll

How A Few Personal Training Sessions Could Supercharge Your Exercise Routine

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like many women, I'd sooner attend a fitness class than work out in the testosterone-filled weights room. This isn't because their big beefy frames in...

What Personal Trainers Really Think

Colin McQuistan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

I used to work in a gym for around 6 years and if you go to a gym you've probably wondered what's going on in our heads. Well let me share a few of those thoughts.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...