All The Gear But No Idea

The Beginners Guide To Health, Fitness and Nutrition.

Helping to Create A Happier, Healthier You!

The Fitness Pendulum… Part 1

Over the last few years the fitness industry has become one of the fastest growing industries around. Seems like theres a gym on every corner and everyone knows at least 1 personal trainer, Right? Whilst it is amazing that there are more and more people talking about...

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Bread v Tortilla Wraps

This week we put up a meme to find out what you thought about which was healthier between bread and tortilla wraps. Unanimously with over 80% of the vote the Tortilla wrap took the public vote being seen as the healthiest! For those of you that know me, I’m sure you...

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Get some of the ‘rough stuff’

Also known as roughage, fibre is a key component of you healthy diet and to be honest it isn't talked about enough within the fitness industry. We source our fibre from plant sources, particularly your green leafy veg but it can also be found in whole grains and...

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Off The Scale Results…

The other week I wrote about goal setting and how we should look to goals that we can control rather than the ones that are out of our hands. This was me saying that aiming to make the gym 3 times this week is a better goal than losing a stone in weight as we can...

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The Never Ending Diet Cycle

Yesterday we posted a meme on Facebook that outlined the never ending diet cycle. If you looked at it and said 'that's me!' then I can promise you that you're not the only one as it is really common trait in people that want to lose weight. The problem arrises because...

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Work toward goals you can control…

Rather than the outcome. I've been guilty of this all my PT career. When working with clients I've always focused their goals around what they want from their training. Now it's not unusual for everyone who is starting out on their fitness journey to have an idea of...

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Getting started as a Gym Newbie

Starting the gym can be a daunting task, once you've got over the initial fears of actually entering the building you're then faced with a mountain of kit that you some how need to start using. Add all that to the fact the fitness industry is a wash with false...

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Training for the perfect body?

Just give up.... Ok maybe that is a bit of a harsh start to a blog but it is important to know that the perfect body doesn't exist. You might be one of those that looks through magazines and dreams of the 'perfect' bodies that are on show, but the truth behind the...

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How Your Calories Add Up…

So I may go on about it over and over but at the end of the day, calories are pretty darn important when it comes down to weight management. Whether you're trying to lose, maintain or increase your weight, calories play a vital part in the equation. So understanding...

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Keeping Weight Loss Simple

Over the years weight loss has been a hotly debated topic with so many different ideas behind hows and whys of loosing weight. In fact it has become a veritable minefield of misleading information and even now there are literally 100's of pointless arguments into what...

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