Events, thoughts

The Work Life Balance Project

A couple of weeks ago, I attended an event in London which was part of The Work Life Balance Project; a new social movement encouraging people like you and I to build our careers around something we love doing, and to generally just look after ourselves: mentally and physically, in our work and in our own… Continue reading The Work Life Balance Project

Body, Fitness

Interval Training

Interval training, or HIIT, is a technique in which you do short, sharp bursts of exercise followed by a period of rest. It's great way to improve your CV fitness and use up a high number of calories without spending hours on a treadmill (which some people love but I can’t stand). It's been proven… Continue reading Interval Training

Body, Fitness, Vlogs

Vlog: Positive Ways to Track Your Progress

Ever found yourself in a vicious cycle of regularly weighing yourself and feeling demotivated if you see the number has gone up by a few pounds? You have been eating better and exercising (perhaps you already feel slimmer, more toned and more confident) but somehow the scales don't reflect this. When I start with a… Continue reading Vlog: Positive Ways to Track Your Progress

Food

Nutrition Myths that Could Be Affecting Your Training

Disclaimer: I'm not a registered nutritionist or dietician. Having said that, being a personal trainer means I do have a good understanding of nutrition, and I regularly look at client food diaries. It's amazing how, when we as PTs make simple adjustments to our clients' recorded eating patterns, there can be such a positive shift… Continue reading Nutrition Myths that Could Be Affecting Your Training

Mind, yoga

Balance: An Update of My Yoga Journey

I’ve always believed life to be a bit of a balancing act: having a good work/rest ratio, socialising/spending time alone, eating well/not becoming obsessive, training hard/allowing time for recovery... When I have a good balance of all these things, my mind is clearer, I generally feel more relaxed and, as a result, I’m more productive… Continue reading Balance: An Update of My Yoga Journey

Fitness, Vlogs

Vlog: Top 5 Tips to Get You Started at the Gym

I've come to realise, particularly since I started working as a personal trainer, how common it is for people to feel really anxious about starting out at the gym. I've had a number of clients tell me in our consultations how they feel frustrated that a lack of confidence is preventing them from achieving their… Continue reading Vlog: Top 5 Tips to Get You Started at the Gym

Fitness

A Guide to Squats

Squats have to be one of my favourite exercises, since incorporating them into my training and increasing the resistance over the years, I have really noticed an improvement in my overall body composition. Because they are a compound exercise, they work multiple joints and muscles all at once, meaning they burn a high number of… Continue reading A Guide to Squats