Body Sculpting Like An Artist – Without Going Under The Knife

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , |

So you decided to start training. You got to it late in life. You definitely prioritise your health and quality of life. You'd like to be a bit stronger and a bit fitter, but do you have to be an elite marathon runner or strength athlete? You have a good base level of strength, one that makes sure you'll never get injured moving the furniture. You've developed a level of fitness which allows you to take part in fun runs and the occasional 5K charity event when it takes your fancy. But you still don't look strong or fit. If you want to, maybe body sculpting is for you. I've had hundreds of consultations over the years and most people come to me with the [...]

Walk to a Healthier Future!

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , |

After dinner walk? Whatever happened to those? The simple act of walking seems to be disappearing. Even with the increase in health monitors and pedometers, the increase in walking is as short lived as the novelty of the latest fitness gadget. Eventually it just becomes an expensive watch or heart rate monitor. So how do you make sure your healthy habits stick? They can't just be something you do because you have a new gadget. You need to integrate a new attitude towards health, movement and productivity. Should I Just Walk More? Walking more is a great place to start, it definitely gets you moving more, will increase your heart rate and do wonders for your mental health. But there's only so much of it you [...]

Pole Fitness and New Beginnings!

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , , |

By Mary Milligan   About a year ago, I ran into one of my shyest, most introverted friends whom I haven’t seen in a long time. As we were catching up, she took a swift look at her phone, noted the time and paused for a second. I think she knew she was about to make my day. She invited me to join her for a pole fitness lesson. “Just for fun,” she said. Twenty-four hours later, I was so in love, and in so much pain. This turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences in my life. And now, as I'm getting ready for one of my first performances at our pole studio, I wanted to share why I not only started [...]

Why Weight? Where the Answers Lie to a Successful Body Transformation.

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , |

Why weight? Get started today! See what I did there? The Secret's Out For years, people have avoided the weights room. It's almost been like an exclusive club which required a meat head membership. The biggest guys were in there, the loudest and more often than not, the most obnoxious too. Usually dubbed the 'Testosterone Zone', you'd only really train here if you fit in or could bare that eye watering stretch floating through the room. However, modern fitness has changed all that. People are beginning to realise, the weights room is where the results are. It doesn't take a genius to realise that the most impressive physiques, whether it be the strongest or the most aesthetic, all lie in the same place. The Weights [...]

Try Vitamin D if the Winter Blues are Getting You Down…

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10 years ago, found that between 70-80% of people are deficient in Vitamin D.  Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.  This Vitamin is rarely found in our food supply, so supplementation is key. What is Vitamin D? Our bodies synthesise this vitamin/steroid when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Studies show during summer months our bodies produce 6IUs of vitamin D per CM2 of exposed skin. Given the fact that most of us are in the office during the summer, or slathered with SPF50 when we're not, means that we rarely produce sufficient amounts for optimal health. In the winter we get even less. We’re covered from [...]

Fighting Your Way To Fitness

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , |

5 Reasons Boxing Is A Good Workout Boxing is definitely one of the most intense sports in the world. Not only does it involve a lot of ass-kicking but being a good boxer is more than just knowing how to throw a good punch. In fact, punching makes up just a fraction of what boxing is really all about. It requires plenty of footwork, fast reflexes, and split-second thinking and under all that is plenty of hardcore training. Boxing for sport is definitely popular but boxing to get fit is looking to take the spotlight and the trend is rising as we speak. The exclusivity of boxing is long gone and the time is ripe to get fit and strong all while learning to float like a butterfly and [...]

5 Training Tips that ACTUALLY deliver results!

By | December 20th, 2015|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , |

Most articles I see for training tips on the internet usually cover the same points, something to do with rep ranges, or best exercises for (insert training goal here...).  While these articles do have some merit I would like people to put out articles for people that know the basics but could do with a few additional tips. I've decided to share 5 training tips which are a little different than what you would usually come across. So read on, implement these into your training and being to see the results... 1. Know what you're training for. I see a lot of people training in the gym. Some are advanced in their training years and know exactly what they're training for and know exactly how [...]

Sleep Like A Baby; Grow Like A Pro

By | July 13th, 2015|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sleep, so simple yet something many can’t seem to get right. Whether it’s due to ridiculous working hours or a hectic social lifestyle, sleep is the one thing that if most people fix would change the playing field completely. Whether the goal is to get leaner, stronger or to grow more muscle; proper sleep has so many benefits that it affects all goals equally. Change your sleeping patterns and see what it can do for you. The mechanics of sleep… Most people need anywhere between 7-9 hours of sleep a night but when taking averages of the people that train with me, the average seems to be more like 4-7 hours a night. With demanding jobs either having people work late or being so demanding [...]

Digestion matters, chew your food!

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most people come to a personal trainer with one of two goals, they either want to be stronger and put on muscle, or they want to lose weight and get leaner.  And although they’re eager to get into the weights room and start working towards their goal, it’s usually not where they should start.  Most people that come to me for some sort of dietary intervention or advice usually have leaks in their diet and nutrition that need to be plugged before we can start doing the fancy stuff. You see your digestion is the most important aspect of overall health; it controls which nutrients are absorbed into your body and more importantly what toxins are blocked from entering.  Yet the ability to digest efficiently [...]

The Arya Stark Journey

By | April 26th, 2015|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , , |

Disclaimer: Arya Stark is one of the main characters in the popular hit HBO series Game Of Thrones.  If you don't watch the show, you may feel that this blog post has nothing to do with you. However, I'm going to outline why the story of Arya has many parallels with the average fitness journey. Her story along with the challenges she faces may help to guide you on your own journey to achieving your goals. The Complementary PT Session Aryas story starts off simple enough. She's the youngest daughter of a noble house, a tom boy with a short temper without a worry in the world. Arya experiences a few injustices at a young age and convinces her father that she's never going to [...]