June 20, 2015

The milk isle in any supermarket is now filled with all different types of “milk”. Once upon a time there was maybe three different types, whole, skimmed and semi-skimmed now there’s a whole host of different options.

My family and I don’t have any dairy at all now, mai...

June 13, 2015

We all get aches and pains and as I write this I am nursing ITB syndrome from my marathon training. The advice that doctors used to give if you had some form of injury would be to rest, but it’s becoming more apparent now that this in fact could be detrimental to you a...

June 6, 2015

For most people that are into fitness or have tried some form of physical activity protein shakes are part of their workout regime, religiously having one before and/or after a workout.

But why do we have protein shakes? Protein makes up around 40% of the human body and...

May 30, 2015

Starting on the 15th June its International Men’s Health Week and this year has a primary focus on healthy living for men. Led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from six leading men’s health organisations around the world met at the 2nd World Congress on Men’s H...

May 23, 2015

Between 1985 and 2010 the number of people in the UK aged 65 and older increased by almost 20% with more than 21 million people over the age of 50. Not only are people living longer but they are also staying active well into their senior years. George Burns (who lived...

May 16, 2015

Are you one of those people that “never has time to train” because you work and/or you have kids or you are just soooo busy every day? If you answered yes then this article is aimed at you.

I hear it a lot that “I haven’t had time this week” or “I just don’t have the ti...

May 9, 2015

This weekend I was watching one of my favourite TV programmes…Secret Eaters. For those that haven’t watched it before, it’s based on two people, normally relatives, and starts off by telling the presenter that they don’t understand why they can’t lose weight and give t...

May 2, 2015

For those that don’t know much about me, I’m a local personal trainer. I have specialist areas and I train people at homes, gardens and in gyms. I also train people in groups. These vary from husband and wife, to a group of teachers after school to a group of friends g...

April 25, 2015

The humble cup of tea. It calms arguments, stops wars (probably), quenches thirst and is the most widely drank beverage in the world after water.  A recent survey has found that more than 166 million cups of tea are consumed per day in Britain alone, which I think you’...

April 18, 2015

As a personal trainer, I obviously train people in gyms but my biggest client base is training people in their own home. A lot of people feel much more comfortable and can relax more in their own space, without all the “gym bunnies” watching them whilst they train. It...

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