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How do you define success?

You’ve set a new goal for yourself; you’ve put all the right actions in place but how do you know if you’re successful in achieving your goal. How do you measure your success? For a lot of people, setting goals … Continue reading

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What are the main concepts of a good training programme?

I believe these are some of the main concepts that should be looked at when devising a fitness program, so make sure you review your training regularly and assess if it is fit for purpose. Functional training – this is a … Continue reading

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How do I reduce my body fat?

Reduction of body fat is probably one of the top questions that trainers get asked. There is no one specific answer and there are a number of variables that affect body fat. I am going to examine a few common … Continue reading

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Shoulder Pain

As a newly qualified sports massage therapist, I have found that a lot of people seem to suffer from shoulder and neck pain. It is probably one of the most common ailments for massage therapists, physiotherapists and other related practitioners. … Continue reading

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Somedays, it just feels so hard………………..!

I had one of those days recently where nothing seemed to go to plan, everything that could go wrong did and I just got fed up and frustrated. When it was time to hit the gym, I just did not … Continue reading

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Why do strength training?

I am often asked this question “Why do I need to use weights?” especially by women. Women are concerned about bulking up and building muscle. The mere appearance of a dumbbell brings some women out in a sweat! The truth … Continue reading

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Age is nothing but a number…………?

I recently had a chat with a friend about the different injuries we pick up from time to time and we started bemoaning our old bodies and it got me thinking back to another conversation which I seem to encounter … Continue reading

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It was one of those days………………..

It was going to be one of those days. My legs felt heavy, I felt sluggish and I could think of many things I’d rather be doing instead of being on the bike in the gym. I put my headphones … Continue reading

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How much?

How much weight should you lose in 1 week that is considered healthy weight loss.  I get asked this question a lot. There is a general consensus that 1 to 2 lbs (0.4kg) weekly is about the right amount to … Continue reading

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NO SHORT CUTS

There was a programme on recently discussing the myths about sports products broadcast on BBC1. The programme researchers after a lot of surveys and research came to the conclusion that most of what we are told by the marketing companies … Continue reading

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