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Cycling v running – which one is better?

July, 2021

If you are trying to get back into shape and boost your fitness, you will probably have considered either running or cycling – or maybe both! So, which is better for you? Like a lot of things fitness-related, there isn’t an easy answer for this. Let’s have a look at…

Can pilates help prevent running injuries?

June, 2021

Running is a great method for improving your fitness pretty quickly. It is also an ideal form of exercise because you can easily set yourself goals and work towards better results. In fact, one of the big advantages of running over other workouts is that it is free! You don’t…

Why yoga is great for physical and mental health

May, 2021

When you think of working out and exercising, yoga doesn’t often come into our heads straight away. Downward-facing dog and mountain poses aren’t usually associated with exercises and achieving your goals, whatever they might be. We are more likely to think of things such as walking, running, and hitting…

What is a calorie deficit and why is it important?

April, 2021

Exercising and using a personal trainer is an ideal method in which to lose weight and get back into shape. However, just doing this on its own might not get you the results that you want. The key is to burn more calories than you consume. How do you do…

Tips for staying motivated when working out at home

March, 2021

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the initial lockdown in the UK. In that time, many people have been substituting going to the gym or exercising a lot outdoors with working out at home. You might remember my blog post from away back in…

What is HIIT and does it work?

February, 2021

You have probably heard of HIIT. It stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Essentially it was designed to get maximum benefits with a fairly short training session. HIIT is characterised by short bursts of really intense exercises followed by short bursts of lower intensity exercises or rest. And repeat. You…

How long should you rest between training sessions?

January, 2021

Finding out how long you should rest between training sessions is a pretty common question for many people. After all, exercising too strenuously and too often can lead to complications. This can include not giving your body enough time to recover and it can result in a higher chance of…

Why walking is as good as any other exercise

December, 2020

If you think the key to losing weight, boosting your overall fitness or improving your mental health through exercise is all about strenuous workouts – think again. Walking can be just as good as anything else. Not all of us can hit the gym or run 5k. Walking has many…

5 tips to get the most of your Personal Trainer

November, 2020

Having a personal trainer can be massively advantageous to your fitness and general health. Personal Trainers are fantastic at creating tailored exercise regimes and ensuring that the goals you set are realistic and achievable. While the main focus is on improving your physical health, exercising and using a Personal Trainer…

Getting back in shape – 3 weight loss myths

October, 2020

Using a personal trainer for weight loss and to help you to get back into shape will yield better results than if you plow away at exercising yourself. This is because a PT can structure a training plan so that you have a varied workout, take advantage of rest days…

Why getting enough sleep is key to your fitness

September, 2020

Leading an active and healthy life isn’t just about going for a run 3 times a week or hitting the gym on a regular basis. Sleep is important too. Not only do we need to keep up with our fitness and also ensure we eat well and in moderation, but…

2020 isn’t a write off – why you should still train for a challenge

August, 2020

2020 hasn’t exactly been the year that we were expecting. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown across the UK, a large number of events that we would normally be gearing ourselves up for have been postponed or cancelled altogether. The Great Midlands Fun Run for example has been cancelled

Indoor v outdoor personal training – what is best?

July, 2020

Using the services of an experienced personal trainer can do wonders for your fitness and help you to reach your goals. Whether this is getting back in shape (especially post-lockdown!) or training for a big challenge that is on the horizon, having expert advice and a tailored exercise regime will…

3 ways exercising and having a PT can improve your mental health

June, 2020

It has been well documented that physical exercise has a positive impact on mental health. Many people exercise to improve their mental wellbeing without necessarily having a dedicated goal in mind or training for a specific event. While any kind of physical activity is great not just mentally but physically…

Can music enhance your workout?

May, 2020

Exercising can be arduous at the best of times and if you are already struggling for motivation, doing it in silence probably isn’t going to spur you on. Ever notice how most gyms have music on? Well, there is a good reason for that. Music helps provide a distraction for…

What to do when your exercise routine is getting boring

April, 2020

It is easy to fall into the trap of boredom when it comes to your exercise. Once you get fed up, the chances of giving up on it completely are pretty high. So, how can you make your exercise regime a bit more exciting. I have 4 ways you can…

How to exercise when you have to stay at home

March, 2020

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the lockdown in the UK as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably starting to go out of your mind. If you aren’t able to go out to work (perhaps you are working at home or currently off work completely),…

Why eating right is as important as working out

March, 2020

If you feel like you are struggling to lose weight or just maintain a good level of fitness, you might want to look into your diet. Even though many adults now go to the gym or are taking up jogging and other forms of exercise, we aren’t as active as…

When is the best time to exercise – morning or night?

January, 2020

Deciding on the right time to hit the gym or head out for a jog depends on a variety of factors. This includes things such as when you are free and if you are a morning person or more of a night owl. There has been a debate going on…

Is the New Year the best time to start Personal Training?

December, 2019

As we head into a new year (and a new decade) you’ll no doubt be thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. Most people set off the new year with good intentions. Whether it is getting that gym membership you’ve talked about for ages, reading a book every month or cutting…

Is personal training suitable for over 60s?

November, 2019

As a population we are living longer. In fact, in 1990 the average life expectancy in the UK was 75 years old whereas in 2019 it is almost 81. Over 65’s make up 11.8 million of the population and 25 years ago this was 9.1 million. So, as people are…

How you can get PT sessions in Sutton Coldfield?

October, 2019

Getting the services of a personal trainer isn’t as hard as you probably think. Many people are put off the thought of using a PT. Not only do they think that it is going to be beyond their physical capabilities and don’t want to push themselves, they think it will…

Personal training versus group exercise – what is best?

September, 2019

Finding the right workout environment can be a bit of a challenge. In fact, in most cases it is very much a trial and error experience. Some people work better on their own and others prefer a more sociable environment when they’re lifting weights or jogging around the local park.…

Personal training for rehabilitation from an injury

August, 2019

Getting fit again after suffering an injury can lead to a lot of frustration. Depending on the extent of the injury you may have lost quite a bit of your previous fitness level. For example, if you’ve been in a cast for 6 weeks or not being able to exercise…

Will a personal trainer help me to lose weight?

July, 2019

Losing weight can be one of the most frustrating things when it comes to exercise. Even though the end results can be life changing both from a physical and mental health standpoint, there can be many bumps in the road before you get there. If you are serious about weight…

A personal trainer can help beat your bad habits

June, 2019

Breaking your bad habits isn’t easy. After all, that’s why they have become habits because you have been doing them repeatedly and frequently for a while. It can be incredibly difficult to beat your bad habits however it isn’t impossible. A personal trainer can play a big role in helping…

Am I too old to have a fitness coach in Sutton Coldfield

May, 2019

Many people think that using the services of a personal trainer is only for ‘younger’ people. The truth is that anyone can avail of the great benefits of using a fitness coach in Sutton Coldfield. Whether you have a goal in mind or simply want to get active again, the…

Train for your next challenge with a personal trainer in Sutton Park

April, 2019

2019 is well under way – it’s April already! – and now is the time to think about what your challenge for this year will be. If you haven’t got something planned already such as running a half marathon, full marathon, climbing a mountain or even getting yourself back in

Train for the Great Midlands Fun Run 2019

March, 2019

Sutton Coldfield Fun Run

For people who want to take part in a worthwhile event but don’t want to enter a race, the Great Midlands Fun Run is a fantastic way to do this. If you haven’t run in a while or are just starting to get into going out for a jog now…

Why having a personal trainer in Birmingham is really worth it

February, 2019

There are many reasons why you should invest in a personal trainer in Birmingham. I am always dispelling myths about what a personal trainer actually does. We don’t scream at you during a workout so that you keep going with your exercise and we don’t charge hundreds of pounds for…

Make Sutton Park your Gym

January, 2019

Getting back in shape or keeping fit doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to splash out on a gym membership. Many people can be put off by the prices of some gyms and even though most are very affordable it is still a stumbling block. This is why exercising in…

3 reasons your weight loss efforts aren’t going to plan

January, 2019

Trying to lose weight can be one of the most soul destroying parts of trying to get fitter. Many people will give up if they don’t see results quickly. Not only is losing weight difficult but if you aren’t seeing progress then it can have a big impact on your…

Can a personal trainer give nutritional advice?

January, 2019

When people think of a personal trainer they instantly conjure up a mental image of someone shouting encouragement while going on a jog or at the gym. The reality is a little bit different and personal training isn’t just about the exercise that you do. With this in mind, should…

Why training with a goal in mind is important

December, 2018

Reaching your fitness goals is a massive achievement. A personal trainer can be invaluable in ensuring that you get what you want out of your training. This could be losing a few extra pounds, training for a big event like a marathon or even just trying to be a bit…

Can a personal trainer help to relieve sciatic pain?

November, 2018

Using the services of a personal trainer in Sutton Coldfield isn’t just about getting back into shape or training for a marathon. There are a whole host of reasons why people use a PT. For many it is simply a case of wanting to become a bit fitter and to…

How to balance work and exercise with a personal trainer

November, 2018

The one thing that I hear time and time again from people is that they “don’t have enough time to work out”. Most of us all have busy lives. Between our jobs and our personal stuff, how do we find the time to train and exercise on a regular basis?…

Want to get back in shape? A personal trainer is the answer

October, 2018

It is very easy to get out of shape. A wide range of factors can contribute to this. It could be that you have just overindulged for a while (Christmas is usually the main time of year for this!) or you might have gained weight over a longer period of…

5 benefits of personal training in Sutton Coldfield

October, 2018

Having a personal trainer (or PT!) is the ‘in’ thing at the moment but getting someone to help you reach your objectives is far from a fad. Personal trainers provide a valuable service. In this weeks’ blog I am going to show you 5 benefits of personal training and why…

Use a personal trainer in Sutton Coldfield for quick weight loss

September, 2018

Many people get frustrated when trying to lose weight and trying to do this by on your own isn’t always a good idea. Find out how a personal trainer can help you achieve quick weight loss with a varied workout plan and the right diet. Losing weight isn’t easy. Anyone…

Does having a personal trainer boost your health and fitness?

September, 2018

Can you get fit without the help of a personal trainer? Maybe. In this blog I’m going to show you how having your own personal trainer can be invaluable to boosting your health and fitness in the short and long term. We always hear about people having a PT and…

How much does personal training in Sutton Coldfield cost?

August, 2018

Do you think that using a personal trainer is out of your price range? What will a personal trainer even do for you anyway and is it worth the cost? Read my blog to find out why hiring a personal trainer is more affordable than you think. Having your own…

3 reasons a personal trainer will improve your nutrition

August, 2018

Being physically active isn’t much use unless you eat well too. A personal trainer in Sutton Coldfield can help to reach your goals while also creating an effective nutritional plan for maximum physical and mental success. When you think of a personal trainer what springs to mind? Someone taking you…

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

July, 2018

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!

June, 2018

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

June, 2018

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

June, 2018

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

May, 2018

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

May, 2018

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

October, 2017

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…

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

August, 2017

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…

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