Peanut butter flapjacks

One of my favourite healthy snacks to make. Perfect for sharing and enjoying with a cup of tea! Recipe makes approx. 12 flapjacks Ingredients: 200g oats 1 banana (mashed up) 1 tbsp coconut oil (plus a little extra for greasing) 4 tbsp peanut butter (100% nuts) 2 tbsp maple syrup (100% organic) 1 tbsp honey…

Balance & Consistency

I often see people with a ‘all or nothing’ approach to healthy living. Either they are full on 100% super ‘on it’, watching their diet carefully, not allowing themselves to consume anything seen as ‘bad’ like sugar, a takeaway or alcohol. ‘Getting back on it’ with exercise, suddenly training 5 times a week from doing…

Thinking of entering a race?

One thing I always say to someone who wants to start running… enter a race! Not only is it a great goal to work towards, the feeling of finishing a race can be like no other! With all the endorphins and adrenaline rushing around, the cheer of the spectators, pushing your body and believing in…

FOOD. A few things you need to know…

Let me tell you a few things you need to know about FOOD Food is fuel Food gives us energy Food affects how you feel physically and mentally Food affects the body from the inside out Food should not be seen as the devil Food should not be restricted Our brain needs food Our body…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Add something different to your breakfast! These sweet potato fritters are so easy to make with using just two ingredients and some spices. Play around with the flavour, maybe add another vegetable like sweetcorn or onion, it’s a simple recipe that you can adapt to however you like! Recipe makes 2 large fritters Ingredients: 100g…

4 Simple ways to move more

With the rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes here in the UK there’s a lot of information pouring out of the media about our diet and what we need to change. However it’s not just about our diet but also the fact were simply not moving our bodies as much as we should. In…

Why you shouldn’t ‘go on a diet’

When you ‘go on a diet’ ask yourself, what will happen when you come off the diet? No doubt you’ll probably revert back to your old ways, become unhealthy, gain weight then decide you need to ‘go on a diet’ again and therefore a rollercoaster starts! Rather than looking at it as dieting, look at…

8 Things to do in Bruges

I love Bruges. I’ve been a couple of times now and even though its a small place I could easily go again and again. From the UK it’s very easy to get to, both times I’ve been we drove but you can also get the Eurostar and there are even some small cruises that stop…

How to make the perfect porridge!

Porridge, why is it so good though?! Oats are a great carbohydrate source. Known as a ‘slow burner’ oats are a low GI food, which in simple terms means that energy is released at a slower rate to keep you full and energised for longer. Oats are also a good source of protein, however only…

Top tips for keeping healthy at work

Before becoming a personal trainer I had worked in a couple of office jobs for over 2 years. Whilst I easily maintained my healthy lifestyle I could also see how easy it was for a lot of people to slip into a unhealthy way of life. The sitting around all day, having a vending machine…

New to the gym?

The first time walking into a gym can be pretty daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of health and fitness. Some gyms give inductions but these are usually just so you know how to use the machines and general health and safety of the gym. So even after being given the ok to…