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Blast accumulator workout to kick start your year

A wee workout to share with your clients to kick start their workouts this year. You can use it for homework or in a session or class with them. You can change the exercises to suit you or your equipment just use the accumulator concept.  Based on the hangover of the 12 days of Christmas/ton […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Article, Workouts|

Spicy Molasses Cookies

A great little recipe from the festive season from our lovely Krisztina.  Carry that Christmas taste with you to work this week and back yourself these lovely cookies.

Ingredients 

2 cups of flour of choice

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1.5 tsp ginger

1.5 tsp nutmeg

0.5 tsp salt

1.5 tsp baking soda

1 large egg

1.5 cups sugar or granulated sweetener of choice ( not […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Article, Recipes|

When Life Hands you Lemons – Mind Mobility

Article by Greg Sellar B.Sc (Hon’s)

 

In fitness, we talk about having mobility – being able to move our joints and body through different ranges of motion to suit everyday activity. If you concentrate too much on one aspect of fitness, like developing strength or endurance, typically you’ll limit the mobility you have around a joint, meaning […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Article, Lifestyle|

Can you drink alcohol on a weight loss journey?

Article by Paul Batman PhD

I always like to go home at night put my feet up for a few minutes and have a beer just to finish off the day. I never drink to excess but find that one beer every now and again makes me feel good.

Is this because I really want to drink […]

By |November 24th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Words That Change Minds

Book Review by Jane Basely
“I want to lose some weight.” “I want to get fitter.” “I can’t fit in my lovely (dress, trousers, suit) anymore that I want to wear to a party.” “I want to be able to run around with my children, (grandchildren) and I can’t.”

As fitness professionals I am sure you have […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Inspirational|

Boxing for Improved Mental Health

Article by Matt Hirst 

We are now in November or Movember a time when people around the world grow a moustache for raising awareness of prostate cancer and depression in men.

I want to look at depression which effects all men, women, boys and girls. What is depression?

The mental health charity mentalhealth.co.uk state;

Depression is a common mental […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

5 tips to help PTs survive their first few months in business

Qualifying and stepping into the world of business is an exciting time for you as a Personal Trainer. You might be the most enthusiastic and motivated PT around, knowing every inch of the gym environment but it’s also important to take stock of some key business skills. This will enable you to market your business […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Business|

You can’t argue with numbers!

What is the real truth? You can’t argue with numbers…. Article by Dr Paul Batman P.Hd
To discourage us from eating the wrong foods we are often told what exercise would be required to burn the food item off. We have been told that if we eat that chocolate bar we will have to go to […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Recipe – Vegetable tagine with chickpeas & raisins

Cholesterol-friendly.

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onions for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the spices. Add the courgettes, tomatoes, chickpeas, rasins and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the peas and cook for 5 mins more. Sprinkle with coriander, to serve.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Article, Recipes|

The Science of Inactivity

Article by Dr Paul Batman P.hD
The new discipline of “sedentary physiology” or “inactivity physiology” is emerging as more information becomes available on the problems associated with sitting, inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.

Sedentary Behaviour is a Significant Health Hazard. Unique responses caused by prolonged sedentary behaviour that are the result of a lack of continual skeletal muscle contractile […]

By |September 7th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|