Macronutrients – What are they?

We’ve all heard the quotes. “You can’t out train a bad diet”, “abs are built in the kitchen”, “you are what you eat”. It’s all true, you can train as hard as you want in the gym but if you do not have a solid nutrition plan to go along with all the hard work you can say goodbye to achieving your fitness goals.   … Continue reading Macronutrients – What are they?

What Makes You Tick?

Ever heard someone say “I just don’t have the motivation”? This is something I hear all the time, so now I’m asking; what motivates you? Who inspires you? Who makes you want to be a better version of yourself? The answer to that question should be… Yourself! Unfortunately, all too often, that isn’t the case. People tend to rely far too much on “motivation” to … Continue reading What Makes You Tick?

Winter is coming… tips to keep your routine alive through the winter months

Winter is coming, which means it may get tougher and tougher to get your morning workout in at the gym.  As the days grow shorter, and mornings get colder, hitting the snooze button over heading to the gym might seem like a no-brainer. Fortunately, keeping up the habit of an active lifestyle when the temperatures drop has never been easier. Here we’ve included tips to … Continue reading Winter is coming… tips to keep your routine alive through the winter months

What’s Stopping You?

What’s your excuse? What’s stopping you from making that change you so desperately want to make in your life? I know, I know. You’re starting tomorrow, or Monday, or next week. The funny thing is, all too often, tomorrow/Monday/next week never seem to come around. Sound familiar? There seems to be an epidemic of procrastination, especially within the health and fitness world. As a trainer, … Continue reading What’s Stopping You?

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Ingredients: Serves 4 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 450g chicken breast 165g jar Korma paste 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g Sweet Potato, cut into small chunks 400g can chopped tomato 100g baby spinach Basmati rice, to serve   Method: Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and cook over a low heat for about 5 mins until softened. Increase the heat … Continue reading Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Environmental benefits of walking

The only fuel you need to walk is food and drink. Cars, on the other hand are very expensive and inefficient in their fuel consumption. You can reduce your carbon footprint by walking shorter journeys instead of driving. You’ll also save on petrol costs, not to mention the health benefits! I am sure most of us are guilty including myself of driving a car on … Continue reading Environmental benefits of walking

Intro to Cutting

Those who are trying to shed weight and achieve a leaner physique—a.k.a. “cutters”—have it harder. But you don’t have to compromise getting lean or staying that way to have a good time. The day after a cheat day will be a great opportunity to take advantage of the caloric overload. You’ll be prepared for some high-intensity training. Combining H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) instead of … Continue reading Intro to Cutting