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  1. Everything You Need to Know About Bulking & Cutting

    Everything You Need to Know About Bulking & Cutting
    Are you keen to hop on the bodybuilding bang wagon? PT and Media Fitness Expert, Carly Yue, explains the process with both the highs and lows included… When you begin bodybuilding there are two main options available to you, bulking and cutting. Contrary to common belief you cannot just eat whatever you like and call it “bulking” or start eating salads
  2. 'Healthy' Grab & Go Snacks That Are Fooling Us All

    'Healthy' Grab & Go Snacks That Are Fooling Us All
    It’s completely natural to grab the odd snack or drink on the go and think “it’s not unhealthy, it’s fine”. Sorry to break it to you, but many of the snacks you pick up when you’ve forgotten your lunch or are late for the school run could actually be doing you more harm than good. The NHS recommends that a
  3. Let’s Talk About the Impact of Stress on Your Health

    Let’s Talk About the Impact of Stress on Your Health
    Stress is something which, unfortunately, cannot be avoided in life. Whether it is your work, your family or another pressing issue that you have to deal with, it is inevitable that at some point, your stress levels will rise to a point where you feel it is beyond your control. What impact does this have on your health?               Stress can contribute
  4. Myth Buster Part 2: Spot Reducing & Diet

    Myth Buster Part 2: Spot Reducing & Diet
    Following on from our Myth Buster Part One post, PT Carly Yue continues on the topic of diet and exercise for women, this time focusing on spot reducing, calorie consumption and finding the right plan… YOU CAN'T SPOT REDUCE FAT Put simply, your body cannot reduce fat in specific locations. If for example you have what you'd describe as ‘bingo wings’
  5. Why Autumn/Winter is the Best Time to Train

    Why Autumn/Winter is the Best Time to Train
    Darker evenings, dropping temperatures, and if like us you’re UK based, no doubt endless rain. It doesn’t bode well for that post-summer workout motivation, which is no doubt already wilting, does it? We get the struggle, honestly, but hear us out. The autumn/winter months are actually the best time to hit the gym with a bang and meal prep until
  6. Should Men and Women Train Differently?

    Should Men and Women Train Differently?
    So, what’s the verdict, should men and women train differently? PT Carly Yue shares her views on the topic… My opinion is no, they shouldn’t, and I certainly don't treat men and women differently when training. In a general sense men and women should apply the same principles to training – heavy weights, cardio, a balanced diet and rest. The only difference,
  7. The 80:20 Rule

    The 80:20 Rule
    Fad diets are just about everywhere. Books, television, social media, you name it, these diets are being advertised as though they’re going out of fashion – which slowly but surely, they are. Now, eating intuitively is becoming a far more popular trend for those trying to earn themselves a healthy lifestyle. More specifically, the 80:20 rule. This way of eating
  8. How to Overcome an Exercise Plateau

    How to Overcome an Exercise Plateau
    As PT Carly Yue explained in our last blog post, an exercise routine that becomes boring or less challening can lead to an exercise plateau. If you feel as though you've hit a wall with your workouts, Carly's 13 top tips will help you to overcome the phase you're in and give your routine that much needed boost... Invest in a personal trainer This
  9. How to Tell If You’re In an Exercise Plateau

    How to Tell If You’re In an Exercise Plateau
    Exercise plateaus are incredibly common. In fact, most people are in one without even realising! So, how can you tell if you’re in a plateau? PT Carly Yue gives us the lowdown… You don't look any different If you haven't made any muscle gains or lost weight, whichever is your goal, it’s a sign that you ought to change up either your
  10. 4 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

    4 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
    Sugary treats are what we all crave, whether we like to admit it or not, but overcoming that lust for something sweet isn’t an easy job. While studies suggest that you avoid cutting it completely, simply limiting your daily supply is enough to significantly aid your health. So, what can you do to tackle this head on? FILL UP ON THE

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