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Exercise and Mental Health
02 April | Workouts, Motivation
Every rolled out of bed, put on your trainers and thought “ I literally can't be bothered with this S**T today”? I think this has happened to all of us at some point and some more regularly than...

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Meal Timing: What and When to Eat
27 March | Workouts, Nutrition
We all know that what you eat is important for good health, a strong immune system, and energy for and recovery from exercise. But what about when you eat? Does the timing of your meals impact...

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Vitamins & Minerals 2
19 March | Nutrition
As promised following on from last week's blog where we Covered Vitamin C, Folate and Calcium, today we are going to be discussing  the final 4 of “the power 7.”

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Vitamins & Minerals
12 March | Nutrition
This is quite a big topic, so I am going to try and summarise what i have learnt  over the years about vitamins. What are they, why do I need them, what's the recommended daily allowance, what...

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The OPT Model
05 March | Workouts, Motivation
Have you ever been apart of a group fitness class and looked to your right and left and saw other people looking like professionals while you are clearly an amateur sticking out like a sore thumb?...

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Superfoods
26 February | Nutrition, News
Less than a decade ago, food was food. It’s what you ate when you were hungry, and if you wanted to eat healthy, you selected something labeled ‘fruit’ or ‘vegetable’ as a snack or meal addition....

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Protein Shakes
19 February | Workouts, Nutrition, News
Protein shakes is a topic i have wanted to discuss for a while,never before have there been so many different brands with so many different ingredients all with a variety of benefits - This has led...

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LETS TALK MEASUREMENTS
12 February | Workouts, News
Last week we spoke about BMI and how quite frankly i find it an utter useless tool in measuring your body composition, this week we are going to look at what we should be measuring and how… 

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BMI - Body Mass Index
05 February | Workouts, Motivation, News
My biggest bug bear in this industry is the conflicting so called “facts” what is amazing one week is detrimental and quite frankly “Shit” the next. I was thinking of a topic to write for this week’...

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Time Under Tension
29 January | Workouts, News
“It’s all about the time under tension” a phrase I have to admit I use a lot, even some of my clients have grown to love this Training Concept. When it comes to building muscle,...

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Training Methods
22 January | Workouts, News
Working out is supposed to be fun, not just productive. One of the ways to make it more fun (in a sadistic sort of way) is to make it harder- which in turn makes it more productive.

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Fitness Trends 2018
15 January | Workouts, Motivation, News
We’ve never before exercised so much. And our obsession with all things health and fitness shows no signs of abating. But this year we’re going to get smarter about working out. Instead of...

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