Obviously, we are in the business of getting people fit. But apart form seeing your abs better in your instagram post, how do you actually know you are getting fitter? On a really simple level, you can count the number of press-ups or burpees that you can complete in say 30 secs and the fitness test in the app that Ian designed is based upon that principle. A fitter person would have a higher overall score on our test – can’t get simpler than that! But it’s not standardised and if you don’t use our app, you can’t compare with
The 6 Stages of a Sports Injury
Like many of people I have set fitness and health related goals to achieve for 2016. Whether it is to get fit for a race, lose weight or just get in better general health – good luck to you all! However, some of you may be injured and that could be preventing you from setting let alone achieving any fitness goals this year. During my work as a personal trainer I have had quite a few people speak to me in the gym regarding their own injuries, particularly what I did to keep myself fit and how to
Drink your way to a fitter body this year!
Drink your way to a fitter body this year! We are told on such a regular basis to drink more water – and that drinking more water would be the solution to a variety of ills and will keep us healthy and fit! Whilst that is true – it is something (myself included) that is rarely adhered to especially when we exercise. It is all very well to keep saying drink more water but how much should we be taking on board and do we need any other nutrients to maximise our performance and recovery? Pre-exercise Even minor
Recovering from Sports Injuries – Part 1
At some point in any sports person’s career injuries will happen – not only in elite sport but persistent throughout all levels of ‘sports’ down to your regular gym goer. Sadly, in high-level elite sport there is evidently a higher percentage risk of injury, as we are constantly trying to push the body beyond the limit. Athletics in general, is a tightrope – you are always a few inches away from plummeting off and having to grind your way back up to the top once more! Over the past 8 years of competing at the top end of athletics I
Train SMARTer not just Harder!
With the winter months closing in, it is getting harder and harder to motivate yourself to exercise especially if you have not been exercising for a while. Indeed, one of most frequently asked questions I get asked in the Surgery is how to start exercising? This is often in response to me saying that exercise is way to alleviate your back pains or that exercise is the way to lower your blood pressure or that exercise is the way to reduce your cholesterol. Often the advice is given to time-short working people and within the consultation, we have