Benefits of Deadlifts

It takes time to even get the posture right. Then it’s a whole-body exercise that can leave you feeling drained and overdone. However together with squats and bench presses, deadlifts form one of the big three essential exercises for great form and training in the gym. Of course, deadlifts are the full ticket when it…

Weight Loss Tips

Everyone knows that working out and pumping your system is only part of the picture when it comes to weight loss. Diet plays a much more crucial role in shedding those pounds than lifting the pounds on the bench. You’ll need to create a calorie deficit to ensure that you’re using more energy than you’re…

Best Stretches Before Working Out

Working out can be hard on the body. Many exercises put pressure on the important musculoskeletal joints in the shoulders, arms, hips and knees. It’s therefore important to acclimatise the muscles to light activity and exercise before you embark on a full-on routine. What are the best stretches and warm up exercises that will ensure…

Benefits of Kettlebell Training

These Russian weights have gained massive popularity in recent years, with many fitness professionals espousing their benefits. Kettlebells are characterised by a droplet shaped weight that’s held by a handle, with similar dimensions to a kettle, which is where this piece of equipment gets its name.  When you use a kettlebell, there’s a certain old…

Stay In Shape Whilst Holiday Travel

A lot of people find it difficult to stay in shape and retain their fitness while they’re travelling or on holiday. Fortunately, with a little advance planning you can keep up your fitness level no matter where you are or how far you’re travelling! The answer is to be creative and remember that it’s better…

Benefits of Fasting

Have you considered fasting? Whilst eating properly is vital to maintain energy levels, there is now mounting evidence that suggests taking time away from the dinner plate can actually be very good for us. So what is fasting from a scientific viewpoint and how can it help us stay healthy? What is Fasting? Fasting is…

Why Hire a Personal Trainer?

The personal training business is on the rise. An increasing number of people are now offering 1-2-1 PT and nutrition support services to help you get into a healthy mode. But what other benefits are there to setting up a plan with a personal trainer (PT)? Form over Function Some of the more challenging exercises…

The Advantages of Building Muscles

Hire a personal trainer is about getting stronger, healthier, fitter and burn excess body fat – faster. You’ll notice your body change gradually as you gain muscles and strength. But beyond becoming better at lifting – what other benefits can you derive from this type of activity? Weight Management Muscle is the energy burning engine…

Why Sleep Is So Important…

So many people turn up to work these days tired and fried from a lack of sleep. With today’s always on lifestyle never giving you a chance to gain a break it can be hard to switch off from phone, technology and the constant stream of work requests via email. However, if you want to…

Diabetes Type 2: Can Exercise Help?

With diets in the western world turning towards faster foods, restaurant meals and high sugar snacks, there has been a rise in the number of people developing diabetes type 2. Unlike the more dangerous diabetes type 1, sufferers of this condition can use exercise and a better diet to control the symptoms and even put…