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Use a personal trainer in Sutton Park to reach your fitness goals

Not everyone’s fitness goals will be the same. Whether it is going from couch to 5k or training to run 2 marathons this year, a personal trainer in Sutton Park can help immensely to ensure that you reach your desired objectives. Lots of people want to get back in shape…

Can you train for 10k in 8 weeks? With a personal trainer you can!

How long does it take to get your fitness level up to the standard required for a 10k run? Can you do it in 8 weeks? Find out by reading my blog and discover how a personal trainer can be really beneficial to make sure that you reach your fitness…

How to get back in shape fast with a health & fitness coach

Many of us let our fitness levels go over time. It can be very difficult to get back in shape again especially by ourselves. With the help of a health and fitness coach you will lose those extra pounds and improve fitness levels much quicker. It can be easy to…

Get ready for the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon with a personal trainer

Training for a half marathon can be gruelling and many people think they don’t have the physical or mental ability to take on the challenge. Find out why a personal trainer in Sutton Coldfield will help your complete the 2018 Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon and realise your goals. Thousands…

How a Sutton Park personal trainer will help you get back in shape

Do you need to lose some extra weight? Find out how a personal trainer in Sutton Park will help you get back in shape and allow you to reach for fitness goals. So, you want to get yourself back in shape? Maybe you need to lose a few pounds or…

Train for a 10k with your own personal fitness coach

Find out how a personal trainer will give you the plan, knowledge and motivation to train for a 10k regardless of your current level of fitness. A lot of people think that running 10k is a pipe dream. After all, 10k (or just over 6 miles) is quite a distance…

Get Fit in Time for Party Season

Being in the midst of Autumn and soon approaching winter, If you still haven’t reached your New Years Resolution, or want to start your winter shape up in order to create a little extra room for Christmas celebrations, or you just want to keep on top of your fitness and…

What Fitness Goals Will You Achieve in 2016

New Year’s Resolutions

With 2016 underway everyone is talking about their New Year’s resolutions, and as always many of them are health and fitness related; lose weight, eat more healthily, go to the gym, etc, etc. But, can you really expect to stick to such vague resolutions? The answer of

Fitness Made Easy in Sutton Coldfield

The internet is full of tips and ideas to help make our busy lives easier.  With keeping fit it’s no different, the ideas flow in abundance… ‘All you need to get fit is… a chair, a tin of beans, a baking tray’ (yes, really!).  ‘All you need to do is…

Case Study: Using a Personal Trainer for Life-Changing Weight Loss

Taking the first steps in changing your lifestyle, losing weight and getting fit can be daunting.  How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be? Can you do it on your own?  Yes, it is possible – but the quest for life changing weight…

The Sutton Coldfield Great Midlands Fun Run

It’s that time of year again!  The time when if you’ve entered yourself into the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield; your information pack will be landing on your doorstep. So, how are you feeling?  Ready?  Nervous?

If You’re Ready…

Ideally you will have been training for a while…

5 Different Reasons for Needing a Personal Trainer at Home in Sutton Coldfield

  Did you know that according to the Fitness Industry Association (FIA) a person works out five or six times harder with a personal trainer than they would on their own?  And you’re 30% more likely to have success at achieving your goals. Having a personal trainer is a definite…

Help! I Need a Personal Trainer

If you’ve been dieting or working out but not seeing the results you were hoping for, you might start to ask yourself, ‘do I need a personal trainer to lose weight?’ Who should you choose?  What is personal training?  These are some of the questions that go through the minds…

Training Plans for the Great Birmingham Run

(and other half marathons)

Every great athlete has a training plan.  The super athletes have their whole year, their whole life even, set out around the schedules for the Olympics or other huge events.  Whether you’re a newbie or experienced athlete a great training plan is the first step to…

Tips for Running Your Best ‘Great Birmingham Run’

There are just a few weeks to go before the Great Birmingham Run half marathon.  In the weeks leading up to the race, all sorts of doubts can start to creep in and begin to unnerve you.  But being mentally prepared can be as important as your physical preparation. Here…

Overweight? How to Start Exercising…

If you know that you are overweight you probably also know that to become healthier you need to start to exercise.  You may have been told that you must start exercising by your Doctor.  But where should you begin? It is never easy to start out with a new exercise…

Getting Fit is ‘a Walk in the Park’

Walking has countless benefits attributed to it.  Numerous studies have been conducted to try and fully understand the effects that walking has on the body. Some health experts determine that walking stimulates specific points on your feet that correlate to the wellbeing of your whole body. Most scientists agree that…

Start the Year Strong with a Personal Trainer

At the start of January were you full of good intentions that 2017 was the year you become fit and healthy? The new year is now well underway, but when the weather is dull and dreary and your bank balance is looking a little worse for wear, keeping your goals…

Spring into Action and Lose Weight

We are now roughly one quarter of the way through the year, so it is a good time to take a moment to assess your progress towards the goals that you set yourself for 2017.   The great thing about a personal evaluation in Spring is that it still gives…

Preparing for the Great Midlands Fun Run

It certainly comes around quickly and if you’ve signed up for the Sutton Coldfield Great Midlands Fun Run this year, it’s probably all starting to feel very real about now! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, or a complete beginner, your training for the 8.5-mile run is hopefully well underway. However,…

How to get your body ready for summer with personal training in Sutton Coldfield

Most of us start a new year full of good intentions. Sometimes we achieve our goals and sometimes we don’t. Where fitness is concerned, it’s not uncommon for people to begin a new exercise regime with gusto in January, but how is that working for you now? Did you stick…

Losing weight with personal training in Birmingham

“I’ve been trying to lose weight for ages but I’m just not getting the desired results.” Sound familiar? This is a common theme among clients who come to me for personal training in Birmingham. People often feel like they are living off bird-sized portions of food and depriving themselves of…

‘I want to get back in shape’ – how personal training can help

Clients start personal training for a number of reasons, but what most of them say to me is ‘I want to get back in shape’. Whether it’s pre-summer, post-summer, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas, following an injury or pregnancy, or just because they’ve lost their fitness mojo, wanting to get back…

Selecting the Best Personal Trainer in your area

Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham are surely the best places to be your own, or have, a Personal Trainer. Whatever your motivation to be your own, or find yourself the best Personal Trainer, find out what’s going on in your local area first, to help you decide how and where you’d…

Motivation for Fitness

So, you haven’t trained for a while and you feel like you’ve a mountain to climb. It can be even more challenging at this time of year, the summer holidays and threat of wearing shorts are long behind us. You don’t know what to do or where to start. Let’s…

Why Resistance Training Should be part of Your Weight-loss Programme!

As a Personal Trainer this is one of the most common aspects of weight-loss training programmes I have to explain. For many people the belief is, eating less and doing cardio, cardio and more cardio is the best way to lose weight. Wrong, or at least only half right! Eating…

How to Enjoy the Mince Pies without Putting on Weight this Christmas!

As the festive season approaches many of us our faced with the annual dilemma; we are looking forward to all our favourite Christmas treats, but are terrified at the thought of stepping on the scales in January! But there’s no need to panic, like most people, yes even a Personal

Setting New Year Fitness Goals

If you always make New Years fitness resolutions and by the end of January they’re a distant memory, no need to berate yourself or give up – only 8% of people actually achieve them. So how do those 8% do it? Here are 4 simple golden rules to follow and…

Love your Body; 5 Top Tips to Maintaining Motivation & Momentum

In the month of Love, let’s start by focussing on loving you and your body first and foremost. Most people who see a Personal Trainer are training because they want to love the body they’re in, they want to maintain their motivation and momentum. You may have started well in…

Take It Outside!

No more excuses: spring is here – take your fitness outside! We’ve survived the winter, the cold, and more importantly the long dark evenings. Now is the time to freshen up your running gear, pump up your bike tyres and dust off your kettle bells! Whatever your mode of fitness…

Tapering

With the Great Midlands (Sutton) Fun Run, now just three weeks away, this is the time for the final phase of your training programme… tapering. As a Personal Trainer, I am often asked; what is tapering, is it important, how should I taper my training? Read on and I shall

The Importance of Training your Core

In recent years you will have heard Personal Trainers talking a lot about the importance of training your core. People have said to me ‘isn’t this just a fad?’ or ‘core training is just a fancy way of saying ab work’. No, core training is not a fad and whilst

Setting a Personal Fitness Challenge

One of the greatest barriers we have to achieving our fitness goals is lack of motivation. In theory the desire to lose weight or improve general fitness should be motivation enough, but reality for many is that this simply isn’t the case. Even though you know you need to be

Time for a Fresh Start

With September’s arrival our attitude and mind-set start to change. We’re into the last throws of summer (hopefully!) the kids have gone back to school and life returns to a more settled pattern following summer holidays, etc. So now is a great time to step back, revaluate where you are…

Choosing the right Personal Trainer for you

So, you’ve decided you want a Personal Trainer, either to lose weight, get back in shape or get fit for a challenge. Here are some key pointers to help you make the right choice. 1)      Professionalism – you are investing both your time and money with a Personal Trainer,…

What the Gym’s don’t want you to know…

Home-based training programs, for today’s busy professionals, are so much more effective than working out in a gym. Think about it; firstly, you’re looking for a convenient location to train, tailored to your fitness goals. Home based training programs are written and developed with not only your fitness needs and…

Motivation for winter training

As we move into February for many the New Year enthusiasm has tailed off and the realisation that motivating yourself to train in the cold, dark and wet of winter can be difficult! Part of the mental battle, however, is to turn those adverse conditions into your favour. Think about…

Get inspired by Brazil

With the World Cup almost upon us and all thoughts turning to Brazil, what better place to look for fitness inspiration than the beaches of beautiful Brazil! When we talk or think about the perfect beach body, there is probably nowhere in the world that conjures up that evocative image…

Half Marathon Training

Whilst the London Marathon rightly grabs the spotlight in April, autumn time is when many half-marathons take place. The Great North Run kicks things off in early September; a run that actually has more participants than the London marathon, and closer to home is the Great Birmingham Run on October…

Using Exercise to Reduce Stress

Coping with stress is one of the big challenges that we face in modern life. Stress comes from many sources, work, financial, family, to name but three. For many people it can rise significantly at this time of year, kids are off school bringing an extra set of problems, summer…

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