I believe that a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise and a well balanced and varied diet.
“You cannot achieve health or weigh less without both of these components”
A good understanding of freshly prepared nutritious meals is as important as regular exercise. Correct nutrition will give you renewed energy, healthy skin, a strong immune system, productive and alert brain, more effective training sessions and a general feeling of wellness.
Being enthusiastic about exercise and nutrition is important; I will show you how the right information, organisation and preparation will become part of your daily routine. It will all become second nature.
Tags: diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition
I will require you to keep a 7 day food diary listing everything you eat and drink. This enables me to analyze your food; from here I can point out any alternatives that can be put in place.
I will provide you with sample menus for a week this should give you an idea of how you should be eating.
I also provide useful tips on food preparation, replacement ideas, healthy snacks, weekend ideas and how to include the occasional treat.
Every 2 weeks I will review your food diary, with the support I offer hopefully you will begin to find this all second nature.
Tags: diet, fitness, Nutrition Package
The definition of flexibility is the range of movement we have at any chosen joint. This section is definitely neglected by most people; the importance of a good range of movement is often overlooked. After any form of exercise it is important to stretch. As we exercise our muscles are contracting and becoming shorter. Even every day life we put our body through many tasks that will place pressure on our joints and muscles, stretching them out will ensure we don’t develop bad posture. This area of exercise will also help with muscle strains and back problems.
Tags: exercise, fitness, Flexibility, Streching
Many people think that if you do plenty of cardiovascular training and lose weight that this will give you a strong slender, trim body!
This is not true in order to “achieve” good muscle tone and definition we need to exert force on individual muscles; we do this using resistance –“weights”.When all our muscles are trained in the correct way with the right type of weight and exercises they will become firm and defined the body’s strength and stamina will improve.
Women in particular find weights a daunting prospect. We worry that it will make our muscles to big and that we will look bulky but this truly is a myth! Weights as well as giving us a firm shape will help prevent osteoporosis- brittle bones. As we age our bones become weaker and by exerting force on them we stimulate them to become stronger.
Tags: fitness, Muscle Tone, Weights Exercise
This is an area I am keen to pass onto all my clients- something that is widely talked about but not properly explained.
In order for our body to function properly and maintain an upright strong posture we have a backbone, this backbone is a complex structure and incredibly sensitive. If not looked after in the correct manner it can cause huge problems.
The main torso of our body is made up of abdominal muscles they are known as the core muscles. They lie deep underneath the muscle known as the 6 pack. They play a vital role in the stabilization of the lumbar region of the lower back.
Having a strong core will help protect against back injury, it will teach correct movement and lifting, give good balance, correct posture and give you a flat toned abdomen.
All types of client will benefit from this type of training. The elderly, mothers before and after child birth, right through to professional mountain bikers and rugby players.
Tags: Core Stability, Exersice, fitness
What do we mean when we talk about CV or being fit?
Cardio is the heart and the heart being a muscle a very important muscle. This is the muscle that transports the blood all around the body doing numerous jobs. Like any muscle in the body if we neglect it, it will become inefficient at its job and out of shape and weak.
Therefore being CV fit is very important for our general health. When we exercise the body requires fuel, the food we put into our body is what the muscles use to power themselves. If we consume too much food and do not exercise our body will store it as fat therefore this is an excellent source of fuel for training hard!!
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