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Want to know the most effective way to lose weight?

So earlier this week I was approached by somebody who asked if I wanted to supplement my income by selling weight loss products to my clients. I politely but firmly refused emphasising the fact that this is not in line with what our company promotes when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and I shall [...]

Should you train when illness strikes?

I'm sat here typing this whilst dosed up on Day Nurse with a box of tissues and a slightly sore red nose from excessive use of said tissues. Yes, I've come down this week with a cold. Whilst the common cold is not a serious illness (unless you have underlying health conditions) it can leave [...]

The Power of Sleep

We've all experienced it; a bad night's sleep that's left us feeling tired, irritable and unable to concentrate the following day. If it's something that happens once in a while then it's more an inconvenience than a problem but when you regularly don't get a good 7-9 hours sleep a night your body and mind [...]

A little bit of self-care goes a long way

Do you feel that you are constantly at the bottom of the list when it comes to self care? Perhaps you work long hours, have dependents or a relative who needs to be cared for? Maybe you are the one who others rely upon when a favour needs asking because they know you will always [...]

Dedication is all it takes

You can never judge a book by it's cover and that is true when it comes to working with clients in the fitness industry. I have been pleasantly surprised and impressed by the dedication one of our Boxerciser's has shown since the start of the year. This particular client hadn't exercised in a while and [...]

Should runners strength train?

Are you a runner? Maybe you’ve only just started or maybe you have been running for years. Doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, if you run once or 5 times a week,  you are a runner. Although there are many benefits to running, if that’s all you do then you run the risk [...]

Healthy eating out guide: Part 3 Lunch and Dinner

This article focuses on tips for how to eat more healthily when going out for lunch or dinner. BE AWARE OF HOW THINGS ARE PREPARED Avoid anything fried or that’s described as crispy or crunchy, and choose things that are steamed, grilled, roasted or poached. BE WARY OF THE BUFFET All-you-can-eat places are bad for [...]

Healthy eating out guide part 2: Breakfast and Brunch

Following last week’s article on the four basic rules for eating out, here are eight tips to help keep that first meal of the day as healthy as possible when not making your own at home. START WITH FRUIT If you are pushing the boat out for breakfast, start off with some fruit before the [...]

Your guide to eating out healthily, part 1.

There’s a common misconception that if we want to stay on top of our health and fitness goals, whether that’s losing weight or training for something specific, we have to lock ourselves away in our houses with our lemon water and ditch our social life. It’s true that restaurant meals tend to be high in [...]