Today is International Women’s Day. Last year I wrote a post on empowering women, you can read it here. Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then. Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect. This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered. I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.
“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
Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutritional value and health benefits. Getting these into your diet over the Christmas period will be an easy way to help yourself and the health conscious family members stay on track without worry. Close enough to 100 studies have been published regarding Brussels sprouts and nearly half of them are studies on health benefits. … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables
Having tried many supplements over the years thinking this is the answer to all my fitness goals, I have dwindled my list down to just a few that I have found which actually work for me and I firmly believe that the list below will help any serious gym user reach there target that little bit quicker. Whey Protein Over the last 10-15 years nutritional … Continue reading The only supplement guide you will ever need
We spoke with Rochdale Underwater Hockey player Jack Midgley about his trials for Team GB. The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950’s to keep their divers fit and improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water. It has since evolved into a fast, dynamic sport played in more than 20 countries. Jack, 18, has been playing underwater hockey for 7 years and … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.
Nothing is more empowering than having self-confidence. Being proud of the strong, powerful woman you see in the mirror every morning is something many find difficult to achieve. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to look and act a certain way. Films, TV and magazines are filled with “flawless” women. These so-called ideals can be so unrealistic that it is easy for girls … Continue reading Girl. Power.
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?
Pick your battles – Bad habits are developed over the course of your life. The key to sticking to your resolutions is to try not to change all your bad behaviours at once, this can be overwhelming. Work towards one thing at a time. Remember, positive changes don’t need to wait until January. Once you feel you’ve made progress, move on to the next. Bite-size … Continue reading Trouble sticking to your New Years Resolutions? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.
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, 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