Tips for Combatting Gym Anxiety

I meet a lot of people who are scared of the gym, and I get it. Gyms are scary, risky places. Even as a personal trainer and powerlifter I still have moments of terror when I’m in an unfamiliar gym. Over the Christmas break we were staying with friends in Croydon and we went to do a training session in a gym there. Now when we walked into this gym I had one of those moments. It was full of big sweaty men, half naked women and a whole load of machines that I’ve not had a whole lot of […]

Oli loses incredible 21kg in 14 months – Inner Strength

 Hard Work and Consistent Effort Pays Off! Today, I want to recognise my online client Oli, who has been training hard since August 2016 after a couple of years break from the gym. Oil wanted a kick back in the right direction and had the intention of just trying out coaching for a month, but he has now been a client for 14 months! His initial goals were to try something different to his familiar body building style of training, to gain strength and to lose some fat. To say he has hit those goals is an understatement: In total […]

*Training for Mental Health* I want to feel better but I’m not motivated to exercise!

When we think of motivation, quite often we think of it as something that we must have already or something that we find by luck. You might wish that you had more motivation, that you could dig deep to find motivation, or even think that you’re just “not a motivated person”. Other people who go to the gym and train regularly must be really motivated and have something that you don’t, right? They must just be that type of person. Im just not a motivated person. Is wrong. Nobody is motivated to do something they think they won’t enjoy, regardless of […]

4 exercises to boost your body and mind in 2017

If you’re feeling the need to make a change after the Christmas festivities, now’s the time to consider which forms of exercise are right for you. Which workouts to benefit the whole body would fit best into your daily and weekly routines?   Walking An excellent low-impact exercise which can be built into your every-day activities. Best of all, it’s free! It has numerous health benefits. It: Exercises the whole body including the heart. A Harvard study found that walking for 3mph for 30 minutes a day can cut the risk of heart disease in women by up to 40%. […]

How to have a cracking Christmas – without damaging your progress

  Christmas can be a time when we lose sight of our health goals. The truth is, though, there are some simple things we can all do to help us limit the damage the festive season can inflict on us:   Limit the number of mince pies you munch It’s all too easy to get carried away with Christmas treats. The average mince pie has 289 calories, though. So, eating more than a couple over the Christmas break racks up the number of extra calories you’re taking in.   Watch what you nibble at Christmas parties Many of the snacks […]