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Does weight training make you “bulky”?

In the fitness world, the purpose for weight/resistance training is usually for one of two outcomes - building muscle size or building muscle strength. If we are building muscle size then we are looking to increase the overall size of the muscle (think bodybuilders) but if we want to build strength then this increases the [...]

How to Choose the Best Sports Bra for Every Workout

When it comes to women’s fitness apparel, the sports bra stands as one of the most crucial items. Designed to provide support, reduce discomfort, and minimize breast movement during physical activity, a good sports bra is essential for women of all shapes and sizes. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know [...]

How to enjoy the weekend and still lose weight

It's a common problem. You eat well during the week keeping within your maintenance or deficit calories and then come the weekend you're eating out, having takeaway, a few drinks etc and any deficit you created during the week has been blown out of the water along with any chance of fat loss.  However, being [...]

What is the best fitness class for weight loss?

The question should not necessarily be what is the best fitness class for weight loss but IS there the ideal class for losing inches from your waist line? With so many fitness classes on offer these days it can be hard to know which one is best. From Zumba to Spin, HIIT to Pilates they [...]

How to be successful by setting goals

Do you set goals for yourself? Have you tried setting goals in the past but find that after a couple of weeks they become a forgotten thing? Whether you're aiming for personal growth, career success, or overall life satisfaction, goals help you express your desires and take steps to turn them into reality. But what [...]

Future proof your health now for a longer life

I was watching a documentary the other day about a trauma unit in a hospital in London. One of the patients was a gentleman in his eighties who had suffered a fall at home. He had a complicated fracture/break in his femur (thigh bone) which required an operation to fix. As well as this he [...]

What you need to do to lose fat

Fat loss can be achieved through a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and lifestyle changes. It's by no means an easy process and fat loss is never a linear journey but here are some top tips to help you get started: Focus on nutrition To lose fat, you need to consume fewer calories [...]

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 [...]

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