Spot-Reduction: True or False?

Spot –reduction: True or False? When meeting a new client for the first time one of the first questions I ask them is related to their goals is ‘What do you hope to achieve from a new training regime?’ Invariably I get the same response… ‘lose weight and tone up’ coupled with waiving hand movements…

Robin Hood Half Marathon….My experience

So weeks of training, and months of dread have finally concluded. On Sunday I completed the Robin Hood Half Marathon. If you’ve been following my story so far you’ll already know about my love hate relationship with running. The training was good, it was rewarding to feel stronger week by week and to go from…

High Intensity Training for Fat Loss

As a qualified INSANITY instructor taking 8 classes a week in adition to 1 HIIT class I’ve spent a lot of time researching the benefits of this type of exercise and how I can incorporate it into my one on one personal training sessions. You only have to turn on the shopping channel to see…

4 Weeks and counting

We are officially into the month of September this means 28 days left and I will be running the Robin Hood Half-Marathon. My training was struck with a disaster last week when my running traininers (which I have had for about 8 months) decided to fall apart and I realised I needed a new pair…

5 weeks to go..

First week of my serious training over! I managed to complete all my scheduled workouts and the long run of the week I managed to get in whilst visiting my parents for the bank holiday. I don’t know whether it was the carb loading from Saturday nights Beer Festival or the vegan pizza at Pizza…

Escaping the DOMS

Since including more running into my schedule on top of lifting and 8 INSANITY classes per week I’ve been suffering with constant DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and it seems each day a new muscle group decides to cramp up. I spend a significant portion of my time carrying out appropriate stretching and ensure I…

Day Three. Vegan Chilli Non-Carne.

Day three..and I am exhausted. Wednesday is always a difficult day, not because it’s hump day and the week is only half done; this doesn’t matter at all to a Personal Trainer as People love to train at the weekend! But because it’s my third early morning and by then I always crave a lie-in.…

Tempo runs. Who knew!?

So today was day one of my 6 week half marathon training program. I already failed (kinda) as I made a last minute decision to switch Mondays and Tuesdays so today was the 5 mile tempo run and tomorrow will be cross training (probably chest and back). I had an early morning bootcamp class, which…

6 Weeks to go…

6 weeks today I will be running the Robin Hood Half Marathon. As a virgin to that sort of distance, naturally I am terrified but also excited about the challenge and so far I am enjoying pushing my body in a way I have previously disregarded in favour of a more strength focused program. Its…