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  1. We asked a PT the strength training questions everyone wants to know the answers to

    We asked a PT the strength training questions everyone wants to know the answers to
    More and more people are starting to introduce strength and endurance training into their fitness programme, which is fantastic news! Strength training is so important. In fact, the NHS recommends that adults perform strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. Below, I answer some commonly asked questions I receive from clients who are new or
  2. 6 Common home workout mistakes and how to avoid them

    6 Common home workout mistakes and how to avoid them
    As a personal trainer, I get good insight into people’s home training methods. Clients will tell me what they’ve tried in the past, areas they’ve struggled with, and goals they’ve found it impossible to achieve. Often, the reasons people don’t see the results they want, or end up frustrated – or even injured – is because they’re making mistakes that
  3. How to stick to your New Year fitness resolutions: 6 tips from a PT

    How to stick to your New Year fitness resolutions: 6 tips from a PT
    Many of us jump into a new year with a fresh, positive mindset. This year will be the new me. This year, I will accomplish my goals and become an improved version of myself. But how do you stick to those resolutions once the novelty of “new year, new you” has worn off? Let’s face it, it’s well known that
  4. Dumbbells or Barbells – what’s best for your training?

    Dumbbells or Barbells – what’s best for your training?
    Now there’s no denying that free weights are the way to go if you’re after a quality strength session. But there’s an ongoing argument among lifters as to what tool is the best muscle-builder out there: dumbbells or barbells? Both are exceptionally effective at adding value to your workouts, and it’s certainly worth using them both during your training, but
  5. How to train for Tough Mudder

    How to train for Tough Mudder
    Comprising 25 obstacles spread over 10 miles, Tough Mudder – one of the world’s most popular obstacles courses – delivers a fun, rewarding experience that truly puts your mind, body and teamwork to the test. Tough Mudder is not easy, but welcomes first-timers with open arms. It’s not a race, so you can take on the course at your own
  6. How to beat the Couch to 5K programme on a treadmill

    How to beat the Couch to 5K programme on a treadmill
    The biggest challenge facing new runners, is knowing where to start. You’re ready to feel challenged, but set off too quickly and you’ll soon be back to square one. That’s where the Couch to 5K running programme shines. Designed to ease beginners into distance running, Couch to 5K will have you running solidly for 30 minutes after just 9 weeks,
  7. How to get the most out of your treadmill: 5 Top Tips from a PT

    How to get the most out of your treadmill: 5 Top Tips from a PT
    There’s no denying that a treadmill is a fantastic training platform, whatever your fitness level. When we think of a treadmill workout, it’s easy to picture someone chugging away at a constant, flat speed. Not only can this be somewhat unappealing, but it also doesn’t do the grand old treadmill justice! There’s a reason every gym contains treadmills as standard
  8. How to get the most out of your exercise bike: 4 Top Tips from a PT

    How to get the most out of your exercise bike: 4 Top Tips from a PT
    What can I say? The humble exercise bike is - undeniably – a great fitness tool. Providing no impact, it’s suitable for everyone, and offers enough scope for progression, whether you’re a beginner or avid cyclist. Here are my top tips for getting the most out of your exercise bike. 1. Mix it up Variety is the spice of life! And
  9. 5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups

    5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups
    There’s no denying the power of a pull-up. Great for building your back, shoulders and arms, they can be found in almost every top workout programme available. The only issue is, pull-ups can be quite intimidating, at least to the average exerciser! They can be difficult to master, but with some persistence – and the right equipment – the pull-up
  10. Get the Peloton experience on the Schwinn IC8

    Get the Peloton experience on the Schwinn IC8
    With unlimited access to thousands of on-demand fitness classes, the Peloton experience has undeniably caused a huge wave throughout the fitness world, particularly with the current emphasis on training at home. Taught and led by elite trainers from across the globe, the app’s workouts cater to users of all fitness levels, whether you’re on day 1 of your fitness journey,

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