As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1
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?
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or just begin a more active and healthy lifestyle, setting goals is vital to seeing the results you are looking for. A great way to approach your goals is to think SMART. The SMART principle helps you structure and track your objectives, as well as giving you a good idea of what you can achieve in a … Continue reading Goal Setting
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?
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