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September 9, 2019

Pretty pictures of smoothie bowls fill my Instagram feed and whilst they look super healthy, are they really?

They can be a great source of fibre, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates to start your day or refuel after a workout, but they can also be highly calorific and full of sugar depending on the ingredients.

Ive put together some tips to make your smoothi...

July 11, 2019

Is bodyweight training enough to see results? 

For most people, time is of the essence and ultimately any exercise you can fit in will have its benefits. The kind of 'anytime, anywhere' workouts you see that show 'no equipment needed'can be enough to maintain some muscle and, if body fat loss is your goal, go some way towards your calorie deficit, providing you...

June 26, 2019

A common question I get asked is 'when is it ok to start exercising again after giving birth?' One type of exercise inparticular is popular - running..

According to THE RETURN TO RUNNING GUIDELINES for health and fitness professionals, put together by a team of advanced physiotherapists, there are a few important factors for the individual to consider when it co...

April 5, 2019

Protein is an important nutrient that helps your body grow and repair cells. It is essential to be consuming enough protein, especially to build lean tissue and strong bones, trying to conceive or currently pregnant. The general rule of thumb for females is 1-1.5g per pound of bodyweight. This can be easier said than done so I've put together some simple ways t...

March 23, 2019

When most people attempt HIIT training they are actually only doing 'MIIT'.

MIIT stands for MODERATE INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING and HIIT stands for HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING.

True HIIT training requires the activation of the anaerobic system of the body which means you need to be pushing it to the MAX during the 'time on' period. Recovery should then be a...

February 3, 2019

Hormones work best for the body when they are in balance and the foods you eat can have a huge affect in getting it right.

Whether you are trying to get pregnant(where hormone balance is essential) or just want to minimise the symptoms of diseases such as Endometriosis or PCOS, you can follow these tips I've come across on my own journey. They could even benefit...

January 3, 2019

"Drop six sizes in 90 days!" "Lose 7 pounds in 7 days!' "How to lose weight in 3 days!" Sound familiar?

Although we may be drawn to the allure of rapid weight loss advertising in January, its important to know how not to fall into the trap of crash diets that can do damage to your body in the long term.

Slow and steady weight loss programmes may not sound as prom...

December 20, 2018

I have a seriously sweet tooth, chocolate being my number one weakness. As Christmas approaches we'll all will be indulging in all the sugary treats. I wanted to write this post not to be some kind of grinch, as I for one will definitely tucking into the celebrations tub, but women who suffer from hormonal imbalances may find that after a few days of eating sug...

December 18, 2018

We all have our own reasons for working out and getting fit but do we really understand the importance of building lean tissue for long term health, not just an improved physique.

A lot women want to lose weight to look 'skinny' and are scared of looking too 'bulky' when it comes to building some muscle. What they don't realise is that in order to look lean, mus...

December 4, 2018

As a Pre and Post Natal trainer its a pleasure to see my clients enjoying being fit and healthy throughout their pregnancies.

Gone are the days where exercise was a complete no-no, there is now so much more awareness of the benefits.

There are still some misconceptions out there so Ive teamed up with my client and friend Sarah Heywood, founder of www.better babie...

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