Personal Training

Balancing Fitness With Festivals

Sam Marriott | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Marriott

Good, you're in the right place! To give you some context, here's a little about me... My name is Sam, I'm a 23-year-old Online Personal Trainer from Nottingham, England. Basically - I like lifting heavy things, and I LOVE House/Techno Music.

Meal Frequency And Eating With The Family

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Eating a healthy diet can often feel isolating. People may pass comment or judgement and even pressure you into eating foods that are not in line with your goals. But when you are following a plan of which healthy food is an integral part, don't ever make the mistake of thinking you are doing something wrong.

Do You Really Need A Personal Trainer?

Michael Betts | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

When it comes to deciding on a personal trainer, it's not just about deciding on whether to employ their services, it's about deciding on the type of personal trainer you need to work with in order to get the most out of the sessions.

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part One

Ali Stewart | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This would not be one of my articles if there weren't a few brutal home truths before I get into the nuts and bolts of how to do it. I can speak honestly on this as I am a seasoned natural bodybuilder and I know what is needed to get shredded.

Core Work - What Is It And Do You Do Enough Of It?

Roy Summers | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Summers

First of all, are we certain about what our core actually is? Well, in my opinion core is everything! We could discuss what muscles make up the core but I think a really easy way to look at it is that your core is everything except your arms. Does that help?

The Evolution Of Fat Loss

Ali Stewart | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Therefore, for us to improve our bodies we must get back some of our primal instinct. We need to remember that our bodies are living organisms that need the correct fuel and exercise to work properly, without this they fall into a state of disrepair.

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 20.06.2017 | 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.