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Build your own workout
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Build your own workout

Learning to isolate the muscle groups is the first step to building your regime Over the coming weeks we will take a look at how best to break workouts down in order to focus on different areas, from legs and glutes to arms, core and abs, for example. It is important to say at this stage that no matter how much you...
Focus on a leaner body
Monday, November 06, 2017

Focus on a leaner body

What do you want to achieve from strength training? Going to the gym for the first few times can be quite intimidating, especially when you are using weights and are not sure what to do, while everyone else seems to know what they are doing. By following my simple steps in next week's column, on how to build and develop a programme,...
Know your limits
Friday, October 27, 2017

Know your limits

There's nothing to gain from pushing yourself beyond your capabilities Last week we looked at some of the basic ways to begin your gym routine. This included incorporating a warm-up cardio and starting your weights programme with a light weight while building up gradually to your working sets. Remember, the key to getting in shape is to be consistent with your workouts. One...
Butternut squash white cabbage and carrott soup
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Butternut squash white cabbage and carrott soup

I love soups at this time of year and they are one of the best ways to keep yourself feeling full and satisfied during cold winter months. So you will love my quick and easy go to soup recipe for October. I love to opt some chopped up chicken or turkey breast in to make it a really satisfying meal...
Plan your way to fitness
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Plan your way to fitness

Planning and preparing meals can help you achieve your health goals Welcome to this, the fourth and final week of our getting back into a routine feature. Hopefully by now you are nicely settling back into a health and fitness regime, and are finding time for your workouts. This week, we are continuing to train with weights at home, to help tone...
Shape up with weights
Monday, October 02, 2017

Shape up with weights

Strength training can help you achieve your ideal body shape This week we're looking at working out with weights in the gym. I'm an avid weightlifter and love strength training for many reasons. It helps develop stronger bones and muscle which, especially as we get older, promotes good posture as well as burning calories. It is an important point to make at this...
Working out at home
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Working out at home

Getting up early could be the key to avoiding distractions to your training Hopefully everyone is starting to settle back into a routine after the summer holidays. For some this will be easier than others but, remember, structure and a little discipline can go a long way to making life easier. This week will see our final home workout before we move...
Get back into routine
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Get back into routine

Short on time? Here are some tips for effective home workouts Fitness doesn't have to take over your life in order to get into shape, get fit or maintain the fitness levels developed over the summer. As I always tell my clients - fitness and healthy eating only work if they can be maintained long-term. This is the biggest obstacle for many,...
Exercising as a family
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exercising as a family

Training regularly can help with fat loss as well as being a great stress reliever, says our fitness expert Exercise in one form or another is beneficial for everyone, and if you have been keeping up with our training programme you should be feeling more energised and fitter as the weeks have gone on. Whether you're a mom, a dad or one...
Keep focused on your goals
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Keep focused on your goals

Having a goal is key to successfully sticking with a fitness programme, says our fitness expert Last week we discussed how easy it is to involve the entire family in fitness. Whether you choose to do our fun workouts, or take some time in the summer to get adventurous and go outdoors, there are many ways to keep fit and make...