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…

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…

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…

Keeping Motivated After January

So you’ve eaten all the mince pies, it’s all new year new me on social media, you join the gym to get fit and start cooking healthy meals…. But January ends and so has your motivation to keep up all this health and fitness malarkey! A healthy lifestyle is just that, a lifestyle, it’s not a…

4 Health & fitness myths you need to know going into 2018

Fat won’t make you fat. Fat is an essential macro nutrient that our body needs, and good fats are very important for our body to work properly. Cut fat out completely and yes you will lose weight but not in a healthy way. Carbs won’t make you fat.Just like above, carbohydrates are one of our…

5 Ways to start living a healthier lifestyle !

Drink more water Water is so important! It is required by the cells in our body to work efficiently! Many people do not drink enough but it is key for a healthy body and healthy mind. The benefits of drinking water include: healthy soft skin, healthy hair and nails, reduced fatigue, reduced headaches, water also…

New to running?

I love to run, I’m no athlete and it’s not the only type of exercise I do but I can definitely give some advice to those starting out or finding it hard to progress. Running is very unique, a lot of people run just to keep fit but at the same time hate it! If…