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15
October
2017

Benefits of Protein

By Mark Kiernan What is protein? Protein is a nutrient found in food which is made up of numerous amino acids that are joined together. What does it do? Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of...

06
July
2016

How Often Should We Weigh Ourselves?

  Weighing yourself can be both hugely motivating and also incredibly demoralising.  Most of us at some stage in our lives, have experienced the joy of reaching a weight loss goal, fitting new clothes, losing a lb or 10lbs etc, it can instantly put you in good mood and really motivate you.  Con...

28
February
2016

What Is Toning?

When people refer to toning, they usually mean “to look toned”. For most, toning means a firm defined body or body part like the arms, not bulky and not flabby.

10
February
2016

Find Your Fitness

It might surprise you to know that I haven’t run in about 7 years and the longest I’ve ever run for is 20minutes. I hate running, it bores me to tears and my knees don’t like it either, but if I decided I wanted to lose weight or get fit etc and forced myself to start running, how long do you think...

25
January
2016

Looking Good – Side Effect Of Feeling Great

I believe looking good, should be a side effect of feeling great. I remember a few years ago this really struck me. I had a client (Sean) that was originally 25 stone and having lost 5 stone so far was down to 20 stone. He felt amazing, was in the best form of his life, wearing clothes he’d ne...

01
October
2015

Autumn & Winter Training

How To Maximize Winter Training For those that play sports or train at a high level, traditionally winter is so often wasted and looked upon as a resting period. Typically people, clubs and sports teams rest or dramatically curtail training for the winter and lose all the improvements they made over...

13
June
2015

BMI Inaccuracy’s

Body Mass Index (BMI): Is your weight divided by the square of your height. This photo (below) shows just how different women that weigh the same can be.  BMI was developed in the mid 1800’s.  150 years ago people were a lot smaller (look at the height of doors on old churches). 150 years ago...

15
February
2012

Nutrition & Hydration for Training

Want to find out what’s best to drink & what types of food to eat before, during and after training? Eating and drinking the correct foods and fluids, in the right amount and at the right time plays an enormous part in how well you can train. Fuelling your body correctly can have great benefits...