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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%. […]

27 & Going Strong: A Self-doubting Woman’s Perspective

On June 24th I will lift for team GB alongside some of the World’s strongest women. Incredible.       In 2 days I turn 27, and exactly 2 weeks after my 27th birthday I will be standing on a platform attempting to lift as much weight as I possibly can. It’s been an unbelievable journey so far and over the next 2 weeks I hope to share with you a few steps along my journey to the World Championships: training, diet, and general thoughts of the day. This isn’t where I thought I would be at 27; as a teenager I’d envisioned being […]

Could this one training mistake be damaging your chances of success?

Today I would like to talk about a mistake that I see people make every day: training for weight loss. As a personal trainer, almost every single person I talk to have a notion that they would be happier and more confident if they could lose what they feel is excess weight (more accurately, fat). Given my chosen profession I would be mad if I said that losing fat is a rubbish goal, but I do see it another way; I believe the fat would come off (and stay off) if the goal were redefined. The problem comes when we […]