Is Personal Training Worth It?

It’s probably a thought that enters most peoples heads, rather than something that comes up in ordinary conversation, when considering their weight loss or training options. I think it’s a valid questions and if answered honestly the answer would probably be, not for everyone, no.

You might be surprised to hear me as a personal trainer say something like that but honestly it’s the truth, although that’s a simplified answer and I’m going to delve a little deeper into my thoughts in this blog post.

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7 Tips to Relieve Stress

Stress is a normal part of life and mild stress can actually be helpful. But for millions of people, stress can seem insurmountable. If it is not handled and dealt with properly, it can cause much more serious ailments like panic attacks, anxiety and depression. There are many causes of stress and each one of us handles it differently. Financial worries, loss of a loved one, a demanding job and much more can cause varying degrees of stress.

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The 7 Worst Things In The Gym

Being a personal trainer I’ve seen a lot of bad behavior in the gym over the years. Carry on reading to find out the things that really get on my nerves.

Guys training in groups of more than 3: You’ve all seen them, they stay on the same piece of equipment for 30 minutes performing sets at a rate that would make a snail happy, spending most of their time chatting between themselves and scaring most of the girls away from the weights area. Guys this is not a turf war! You don’t need to bring your whole crew to the gym! Your rest periods are too long and your training intensity is non-existent so if you’re serious about results split into pairs and do your own thing. Continue Reading →

Back Strengthening

Back pain effects 4 out of 5 adults and you’re most likely to suffer between the ages of 35 and 55.

With our modern lives becoming more and more sedentary, more time spent sat in chairs or the car in the wrong position and less and less time exercising it’s no wonder that our whole bodies not just our backs that are getting weaker and therefore becoming more susceptible to injury. Continue Reading →