Ask Questions – Always!

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When we try a new workout routine, or even a new exercise completely, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s fine – you need to go through something a few times before you really start to pick it up. But what about when you want to try out something completely new and don’t even know what equipment that you’re going to need to use? That’s when things can start to get tough. Knowing how, when and where to look for help is the best thing that you can get yourself clued up on. Although asking for help may seem like something that’s simple enough, when it comes to exercise you need to know a bit more about what you’re doing, who you’re asking and where you’re sourcing your information from.
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Tips on How to Lose Weight with Ease

lose weight fitnessWeight loss doesn’t have to be torture. No, really it doesn’t. Although I’m not saying that there’s a magical pill you can take, that will slim you down in an instant; there is no denying that there are a number of things you can do to make weight loss much easier than you might think. With the right attitude and sound weight loss strategies like the ones below, you will soon see the pounds falling away and a slimmer frame emerging like a butterfly from its chrysalis.  Continue reading



Adorning Your Exercise Routine

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When you work out a lot, there’s little chance that you can wear decorative jewelry when doing so – unless you’re doing so for a dance performance. Training for marathons, competitions or even just doing it for yourself can see your precious bit and bobs making their way into a box until they’re discovered again. But this doesn’t need to be the case – there are some pieces which are perfectly fine to wear whilst doing certain workouts.  Continue reading





Get Fit With The Experts!

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Your friends say that you should try out this an amazing new dance craze, your mom swears by her weekly Pilates class and your co-workers are trying to get you to join their running club!

When it comes to exercise there’s almost an unlimited range of options, including hiking, swimming, biking, rowing, and yoga. And that’s without getting equipment like weights, treadmills, exercise balls and ropes involved. We all know that daily activity is good for us, as is eating a balanced diet, getting the right amount of sleep and not skipping meals but how do we decide what’s good for us?

Your body is completely different to everyone else’s yet gyms are keen to promote a ‘one size fits all attitude,’ and in fact, some fitness centers can start to feel like an assembly line as you wait patiently for your turn on the cross trainer! For those who take fitness super seriously such as athletes, being fit isn’t just nice it’s a requirement for them to do their job. After all, did you know that during a game of football players run an average of six miles! This means that the ‘everyday’ approach isn’t going to work, so instead each person follows a carefully thought out fitness regime, a nutritionist-approved plan and has regular sessions with a physiotherapist whose background in sports science helps to reduce chance of injury.

Which leads us to speculate shouldn’t we be focusing more on the individual than the exercise? While personal trainers have become increasingly popular over the last few years not everyone can afford the fees. So for those of us who don’t have the entire staff of Harley Street at our disposal how do we make the changes that will keep us fit and healthy for the rest of our lives? Well, what do you do if you have a medical issue? You go to your doctor or a medical professional. When your bathroom floods you call a plumber or someone specifically trained to deal with domestic leaks and drains.

The point is, instead of listening to family and friends discuss exercise even though they mean well, how do you know they haven’t just cherry picked the information that they believe in and ignored the rest? The best way to take charge of your own fitness once and for all is to do the research. Find out what programs, activities, and exercises would be suitable for your needs and speak to an instructor about how to create a personal fitness plan. You wouldn’t leave your children’s childcare to chance by just picking the first nursery you see so don’t assume that the first trainer you talk to is the one!

Luckily, we’ve taken some of the legwork out of the search for you! Compiling a list of tips, tricks, and advice from medical experts, nutritionists, sports science students, coaches and athletes themselves that should help you to achieve your fitness goals while reminding yourself you’re only human! Continue reading