27.11.2022

How To Give Fitness As A Gift (A Personal Trainer’s Guide)

  Estimated Reading Time: 11 Minutes Let’s face it, gift giving can be difficult, even more so when your intended recipient already has all of the material things they need. You may find yourself  thinking outside the box with your gift giving leading you to considering a service or experiential type of gift, which brings you here and yes, fitness based…

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01.11.2022

Why Waiting Until January To Start Your 2023 Fitness Goals Is A Mistake

  Estimated Reading Time: 9 Minutes In the months running up to the festive period it can be tempting to think that it would make sense to draw a line in the sand come new year, and put off beginning a new training program until January as that will be when you can really commit to it and give it 100%…

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25.09.2022

Are Fit People More Successful?

  Estimated Reading Time: 18 Minutes I’m going to make the case for a regular exercise practice being the single most effective strategy for career success.    Of course written by a career personal trainer as this article is, you’d be forgiven for rolling your eyes at the title and what you might assume are my motivations for writing it, but…

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23.09.2022

How Mindfulness Effects Weight Loss (And Muscle Gain)

  Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Mindfulness is exactly what it sounds like, being present and having conscious awareness of yourself and what is around you in this moment. Whether you are trying to maintain that throughout the day, or if you are taking time out to focus on it for a few minutes each day, simply introducing it into your…

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17.09.2022

Is a personal trainer worth it?

  Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Investing in a personal trainer whether in person or online can be a costly intervention. If you already have access to a gym, or even some equipment at home, you may be asking ‘why spend money on a personal trainer when I could just plan my own workouts?’ This is a good question, and the…

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16.09.2022

Do I need a personal trainer if I already go to the gym?

  Estimated Reading Time: 14 Minutes If you have already invested in a gym membership, you might think that you won’t benefit from working with a personal trainer or indeed an online personal trainer. You already have access to all of the equipment, why would you add the additional expense of a coach on top of this?   Well if you…

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03.09.2022

Can a personal trainer help with your diet?

  Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Training without adequate nutrition is like trying to drive a car with the wrong type of fuel in it – you won’t get very far. It, therefore, makes sense that the top personal trainers would look to equip their clients with the information required to improve their diet and ensure that it is designed in…

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31.08.2022

How to find a good personal trainer or fitness coach

  Estimated Reading Time: 14 Minutes If you are reading this article, there is a very good chance that you have a health & fitness goal that means a lot to you, and you are considering enlisting the help of a personal trainer. This can be a fantastic investment, the right coach can remove guesswork and pave the way for you…

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31.08.2022

Can I get in shape in just three months?

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes It’s a question that many clients ask me – ‘Can I see good results in just 12 weeks?’ My answer: “of course, but it will depend on you.”    First of all to show what is possible in 12 weeks, Let’s highlight some of the results I have gotten with my clients…..    But whether…

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10.08.2022

Is a personal trainer worth it for weight loss?

  Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes If you’re looking for a legitimate weight loss solution, it can be difficult to know where to start, even more so if you’ve already had multiple unsuccessful attempts at the goal (which is far too often the case). A quick Google on the ‘best way to lose weight’ can yield thousands of conflicting results, so…

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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.   Service providers can vary enormously. At…

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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 stay consistent with the recommended 3 hours of weekly exercise. That’s where NEAT can help.  What is N.E.A.T.?   NEAT…

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05.04.2022

How To Get Fit In Your 60s & 70s (A Personal Trainer’s Guide)

  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 begin to make a shift away from the aesthetic side of fitness and consider current…

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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 (A Personal Trainer’s Guide)

  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 online personal training 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…

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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…

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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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