Exercise, not diet is the key to a lean body

Women weight training
Exercise the key to a lean body To some, saying exercise is the key to a lean body is controversial. However, being lean is more than just about having an absence of fat, it's also about having muscle. If getting in shape was all about dieting, then everyone would aspire to look like concentration camp victims as they have very low body-fat. But they don't, in my experience, people want to look toned, with visible muscle definition. Although diet helps with this, it only helps if one exercis...

7 ways to boost brain power

Wouldn't it be nice if you could concentrate for longer, avoid that midday brain fog and just feel like you are working at 100% more often? Well maybe you can with the help of this article. I've put together 7 proven ways to help boost your brain power. 1.Fish Eat more fish. Eating fish regularly has been linked to a higher IQ, better sleep patterns and a whole host more benefits. If you are a vegetarian I suggest taking algae oil and plenty of seaweed to get those vital omega 3 fatty aci...

What happened when I didn’t exercise for 8 weeks

Ledbury Personal Trainer
Back in 2015 I broke my left arm at the elbow mountain biking. This meant I was in a sling for 6 weeks and unable to do any strenuous exercise for over 2 months in total. Even when I returned to exercise it wasn’t easy as my arm had severely restricted movement. I was unable to straighten the arm or fully flex.  As you can see from the below photos I lost a considerable amount of movement. I couldn't get my arm any straight or touch my shoulder as the pictures show. The big question i...

The ultimate fitness Christmas gift list

What to get for Christmas, it’s often a nightmare. Do you go for the funny gift for a cheap laugh? Or a random gift, or maybe just money. I find it’s near impossible to find something suitable. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate fitness gift list to help make things easier for you. All these products are brilliant for helping people get fitter than ever. As a bonus all of them except one are available on amazon for a quick easy purchase. Resistance bands - A good set of resist...

Awesome home workout for women

Being a Personal Trainer I know how much of a struggle getting to the gym can be, I  even find it tough. Luckily getting a workout in at home is super easy. It requires almost no equipment to get your heart pumping and muscles firing. So if you are short on time here is a fat burning muscle toning workout you can try for yourself. During this workout we are going to focus on lots of awesome body-weight strength exercises to help develop muscle tone and burn lots of calories. This workou...

Can I drink alcohol and lose weight?

Can I drink alcohol and lose weight
Weight-loss can seem a real battle at times, plain boring food, no drinking, no junk food, just an all round drag.   However, does it need to be like this? Basically can you drink alcohol and still lose weight? The short answer to this is yes you can. The long answer is it depends on what you drink.   You see everything we eat contains calories from fat, protein, carbohydrates and if you consume them, alcohol.   Protein and carbohydrates both contain 4 ...