Fitness and Motivation Blogs

Muscular Stiffness…..move that body!

Muscular stiffness caused by our sedentary lifestyles is unlikely to go away as we become more automated and spend more time sat at computers. It may be that you didn't really notice that you were getting stiffer, that your mobility and flexibility seem to...

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Clean Eating…..

What is it?  Eating clean originally came from reducing processed foods and refined sugars in our diet and then someone has gone and made it the new fitness fad……uhh! And then with a fad are all the spin-offs from it or money making spin offs as I call them.  The...

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January Dos and Donts

January Do’s and Don’ts Happy New Year everyone, I hope that you are all well and ready for 2017. January tends to be the make changes month some due to Christmas and New Year celebrations and some because ‘this year’s going be different’.  I totally agree with both...

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Being a Faster Mentor

Being a Faster Mentor (http://fasterglobal.com/alison-graham/) After getting my PT level 3 qualification I was allowed into the big world of health and fitness and allowed to work with people.  In my first paid PT session I thought I was going to get found out for...

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Don’t Get Hung Up on the Numbers

Over 40 and Losing Body Fat?   Don't Get Hung Up on the Numbers I was talking to my client Lisa today about losing weight (really it is body fat) and why don't get hung up on the numbers is so important.  Weight Watcher’s being weighed weekly, how many calories in...

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Willpower v Self-belief

Willpower v Self-Belief Self-belief is stronger than you think..... I read this a description of willpower the other day. “Willpower is the motivation to exercise will. A person with strong willpower will assert decisions even in the face of strong opposition or other...

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I know…

Quite often when I am answering people’s questions about health and fitness and I mention sleep, or hydration or not eating sugar or the importance of strength training or the importance of cardio vascular training I get the answer ‘I know’.  And I think oh really, do...

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Are you waiting for the right time?

Are you waiting for the 1st January, the day after your birthday, after your husband’s/wife’s/friend’s/child’s/Christmas or when the box of chocolates is finished?  Or any number of excuses you can think of for not starting NOW. You know what you want but you can’t...

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What keeps you motivated?

I listen to quite a few motivational speeches and I find them really inspiring. It’s that feeling ‘well if they can do it so can I’ which is the desired outcome and it is totally true. Anyone can do what they want to do if they really want it. For some it may happen...

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