TONED BODY

When I ask my clients, especially the female ones what they are trying to achieve through exercise, 90% of the time, the answer is I want to tone up - and why wouldn’t you? The problem lies in the face people make when you dare suggest that to achieve a “toned” body, they will have … Continue reading TONED BODY

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WHEY vs PLANT BASED PROTEIN POWDER

I think by now, we all have a handle of the power of protein and all its health benefits but which one should you choose?  It really is a matter of personal choice and preference but hopefully I can shed some light on this for you. Up until two years ago, I chose a predominantly … Continue reading WHEY vs PLANT BASED PROTEIN POWDER

USE IT OR LOSE IT

You may have heard the phrase and really it is true -  and can be said of so many things in your life. When referring to physical exercise, put quite simply, when you work your muscles in exercise you build strength also known as  hypertrophy and conversely,  if you stop using your muscles you lose … Continue reading USE IT OR LOSE IT

LACKING MOTIVATION???

Motivation is a key factor in staying the course. Easier said than done right? Don't worry, we all lack motivation sometimes, be that to exercise or to eat the good stuff.  It's really difficult in the beginning when everything is new and you are still getting your head around your new lifestyle.  So let's look … Continue reading LACKING MOTIVATION???

NO QUICK FIX

When starting your fitness journey, your main focus should be on HEALTH and FITNESS not just weight loss.  Don't look for quick fixes as these don't  last long term and ultimately, lead to failure due to their unsustainability. If you focus on gaining control of your health rather than losing weight for a special occasion, … Continue reading NO QUICK FIX

FITNESS FEAR

The hardest barrier to overcome when thinking of getting fit and healthier is the prospect of stepping into an often male dominated sweaty gym.  It can be so daunting if you feel overweight or uncomfortable to begin with and your goals feel so unattainable. One simple thing to remember is EVERYONE starts somewhere.  I remember … Continue reading FITNESS FEAR

MEASURING BODYFAT

So what is the acceptable and healthy body fat percentage? This varies considerably in women and men. For women it is considered 25-31% and for men it's 18-24% as "healthy."  For men over 25% and women over 32% body fat, they would be considered as obese and they really should be looking at their lifestyles … Continue reading MEASURING BODYFAT

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

I thrive on setting myself challenges and smashing them in all areas of my life be it in my work, gym goals, or deadlines.  Seeing the process come to fruition is the most rewarding and satisfying thing ever. I have talked about different types of exercises like HIIT and steady state cardio but another method … Continue reading CHALLENGE YOURSELF

INCHES NOT SCALES

I know it's something I have mentioned quite a lot before, but when we embark on a new health and fitness regime it's so easy to get caught up with the reading on the scales.  This is NOT the most important number.  It's far more important to focus on inch loss which is essentially fat … Continue reading INCHES NOT SCALES

Summer Body Diet… WTF

Beach Body Ready Diet, Wobble to Model (yes it's true!) Bikini Body Diet, LBD Diet, Wedding Day Slim.  Is it any wonder that women feel so insecure about their bodies??? Our bodies should be "ready" all year round.  A bikini ain't just for summer and a LBD is not just for special occasions. Anyone can … Continue reading Summer Body Diet… WTF