08.06.2022

How much does online personal training cost?

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes When looking for online personal trainers, you’re likely to find options to fit all budgets. While it can be true that online fitness coaching can be more budget-friendly than in-person sessions, the exact price is likely to vary due to a whole range of factors and service offerings. It’s worth considering that online personal trainers…

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06.04.2022

Can N.E.A.T. help you burn body fat quicker?

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Most of us have good intentions when it comes to working out but, with family life, work and social schedules, it can make it difficult to do the recommended 3 hours of weekly exercise. That’s where NEAT can help.What is N.E.A.T.?   NEAT (Non Exercise Energy…

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05.04.2022

How To Get Fit In Your 60s & 70s

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Exercise habits in your 60s & 70s are best approached with a view to keeping activity fun and engaging whilst not overly taxing your muscles and central nervous system. By the time we reach our 60’s we really have to make a shift away from the aesthetic side of fitness and consider current (and future)…

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05.04.2022

How To Get Fit In Your 50s

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Your 50’s are a time where a significant switch to thinking of exercise as an investment in the future would be a smart move. Often simple adaptations to your workouts and making sure that you have all your bases covered can really help you not just stay in great shape but also protect the decades…

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05.04.2022

How To Get Fit In Your 40s

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes First of all, let me caveat this article by saying that at the time of writing, I’m 37 so I haven’t lived through my own 40’s just yet, but i have coached hundreds of people in their 40’s to achieve their health & fitness goals and make considerable lifestyle improvements. Of course, I could reel…

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30.03.2022

How to Get Fit In Your 20s

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Navigated well, your twenties can be a very fruitful period of your life to establish founding principles of exercise and healthy living that will serve you for the rest of your life. The major opportunity is that your body is primed for action and will deliver results even under less than optimal conditions, the major…

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30.03.2022

How To Get Fit In Your 30s

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes In my twelve years as a personal trainer, and as someone writing this article in my thirties, my observation is that the challenges of this decade are far more to do with how we manage the growing pressures of a more responsible life than they are with any tangible descent of our hormones or metabolism.…

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23.03.2022

How Motivation Really Works in Health & Fitness

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes I’m often told by my incoming clients “I’m not very motivated to exercise” or “I’m not a very motivated person” and I’ve always questioned the validity of that statement. That’s not to say that the individual is telling me a mistruth, but, to me, that the description is inaccurate, and is actually setting them up…

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16.02.2022

How to Stay Consistent With Exercise

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes One of the biggest challenges people face with exercise is doing workouts on a consistent basis. Consistency is crucial in maximising the progress of an exercise regime, and although the initial enthusiasm when pursuing a new fitness goal often burns very brightly, over time the flame dwindles and after a series of skipped workouts and…

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08.02.2022

How To Make Exercise A Daily Habit

Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes When trying to establish a new exercise program, it is important to be as consistent as possible. Of course, this can be challenging. Many people struggle to establish a consistent exercise habit, which is a shame because even the best laid out workout program isn’t going to work if it’s abandoned early.    Why is consistency…

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19.01.2022

How to Return to Exercise After a Long Break

Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes As a personal trainer, I often meet people who have gone through many cycles of activity vs complete inactivity.   This could be due to any number of reasons that are outside your control, from logistical challenges to an illness or injury, but either way, this can be a major problem.   The human body isn’t…

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19.08.2019

How To Build Lean Muscle Mass

When fitness training first piqued my interest as a teenager, the conventional narrative was to spend half of your time ‘bulking’ and the other half ‘cutting’. We really didn’t pay too much mind to the quality of mass gain we were putting on, so long as we were getting bigger. We gave ourselves a licence to eat thousands of calories and almost snarked at cardio, thinking that it would impede our ‘gains’.

Unfortunately this led to a lot of unwanted body fat being accumulated alongside the lean muscle we were working so hard for, which in turn meant really long cuts where we would lose some of that hard earned mass as we dropped body fat. It was a vicious circle.

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