Training and Recovery

It’s important to understand what happens both during the training session and in the workout recovery period afterwards. ​​This way, we can understand how to optimise recovery and enhance our performance.

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February 27, 2019

New to Group Fitness?

​So you want to ​give a group exercise class a go. ​There's no need to be scared or nervous about going for the first time.  Read on for some tips that will ensure you get the most out of your first visit. ​I've instructed THOUSANDS of people through classes over the years and welcomed many a beginner to class. Here are some of the common mistakes people make for their first time.

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February 20, 2019

Dental Detox – Beat the Bugs

Starting a healthy eating plan probably means you’ll need to splash out on a few essential ingredients.  Meanwhile, a new fitness regime may mean splurging on a pair of trainers or possibly a gym membership.  It’s exactly the same when you want to treat your teeth to a spring clean.  The good news is, you don’t need to spend a fortune putting together all the tools you need for the ultimate dental detox.  Simply, head to your nearest supermarket or pharmacy and stock up on the following:

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February 13, 2019

Energy Bar Comparison

​You may have seen in your supermarket, sports store or online supplement shop a range of bars and gel products labelled 'energy'.  These are in addition to the more traditional assortment of Protein bars that have been available for decades. How do ​energy bars differ and how should they be used? ​Find out which is the best energy bar for you.

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February 6, 2019

Benefits of the Cross Trainer and How to Use it to Lose Weight

The no impact full body cardiovascular workout could have a serious impact on your calorie burning. Have you ever wondered what the actual benefits of the cross trainer are and how this piece of kit can help you?

​A cross trainer (or elliptical trainer) has become a regular part of the ‘gymscape’ over the last couple of decades.  ​​It offers the aerobic benefits of cross country skiing and running, ​without any of the impact forces.

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January 30, 2019

Running for the Complete Beginner

​This is the second part of my series on how you can become a runner in as little as six weeks. You've got your heart rate monitor, you're full of motivation so you're good to go. If you missed part 1, you can read it here. Even if you're brand new, simply follow the plan and you'll be able to call yourself a runner in no time!

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January 23, 2019