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I’ll start again on Monday

9th September 2019

Working in health and fitness, I think the most common phase I hear is…   ‘I’ll start again on Monday’   OR   ‘I’ll get back ‘on it’ on Monday’   (caveat…if it’s a bank holiday….I’ll start again on Tuesday..!)   I can’t tell you how much it pains me to hear this over and over […]

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The chocolate monster

19th August 2019

Being a Personal Trainer can come with its contradictions (or so our friends and family think) From the outside….because we talk about health, fitness and nutrition (A LOT) it can appear like Personal Trainers lead morally superior lives and spend time judging other peoples food and lifestyle choices   This is simply not true   I […]

It’s not SEXY

11th August 2019

My personal trainer PET PEEVES #1…. FAST FADS + FIXES I want to start by saying I am 100% committed to helping you get results I want you to get them as fast as possible BUT so often I see risky, questionable and dangerous practises and strategies that simply will leave you feeling MORE confused, […]

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Hacks for weight loss

24th July 2019

I’m not always a big fan of ‘hacks’   It implies that you can just apply simple fixes to your life and perhaps paper over the cracks   Or if you’re into imagery, it might give you the image of someone hacking away with an axe of some sort….grisly!   But occasionally there is call […]

If it’s not in the house….

14th July 2019

……….then you can’t eat it Time and time again I hear the same story I got home from work….I was tired…and the food was just THERE But the reality is that if the junk food isn’t in the house, then you can’t eat it Save you going out in your car to get it, or […]

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Inspired by Ramadan

4th June 2019

You may or may not be aware of this, but it is the end of the Muslim fasting period called Ramadan If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a month where Muslims all over the world choose to take nil by mouth from dusk until dawn It is a test of resilience and strength and […]

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A really brilliant top tip

2nd May 2019

A really brilliant top tip for weight loss and general healthy living Don’t give yourself too many dilemmas or decisions to make We live fast these days and with this pace comes stress, anxiety, worry and doubt We also end up suffering with DECISION MAKING FATIGUE Which basically means that come the end of the […]

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GOOD FRIDAY: It’s a good day to talk about you

19th April 2019

Happy Good Friday!! I wanted to take the time to wish you a happy Easter weekend Whether you are celebrating Easter specifically or not, I have an important message for you! If you are anything like me…. You will have your vices, whether its chocolate, crisps, ice cream… The vice doesn’t really matter, but the […]

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‘Once you pop, you can’t stop’

6th April 2019

A big problem in weight loss is our propensity to binge eat I’m not necessarily talking about B.E.D here (binge eating disorder) I’m talking about the inability to be satisfied with a little of something tasty More often than not I hear women saying that its easier to just finish the bag or the packet, […]

In theory it should be easy

5th March 2019

When you are on a weight loss journey it can often feel like you are going around in circles When you make changes in your lifestyle you are beginning the process of changing your long term habits This is often harder than we think…. In theory it should be easy to eat better foods Maybe […]