Alcohol vs Social Pressure

For many people alcohol and drink is an area they need to address on their health & fitness path. If you find yourself drinking a few nights a week and / or find a drinking session can upset the following day or two of health and fitness behaviours then it may be...

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September Challenge – Finish 2019 in style!!

This week represents the end of the summer in functional terms despite the sun being out here in London. The roads are busy as everyone is back at school and most people have taken their holidays already. This means we have started the third natural fitness drive of...

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Fitness Chat 😉

Another week or training people and various fitness conversations. Some of my main chats are below - Junk Food Causes Blindness - You may have seen the BBC article about the teenager who lost his sight due to living off a diet limited to just chips and crisps. One of...

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Fitness Conversations

Another busy week here training people and catching up on sleep after helping with the Notting Hill Carnival. I help organise my samba school's parade which is a fair bit of work loading vans and similar. Some conversations that have come up this last week or so - ...

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Fitness Q & A

It has been a while since I wrote as I have been super busy with clients. I will be back to the usual writing schedule very soon. Today I have put in a few questions I have answered for people I have been training. They touch on various subjects form competing in a...

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Big Three Stress Coping Methods

When it comes to health & fitness then stress is often high up on people's lists of things that knocks them off track. When it comes to happiness stress is clearly the number 1 reason we do not feel happy. Stress comes in many forms from worrying about things you...

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Questions For The 2nd Half of The Year

A couple months ago I told you about some good questions that looked back on your progress this year. Those questions are equally applicable at the half way point as they were on May 1st. You can see them here>>>   However, what about planning forwards...

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Regular Exercise & The Increasing Fitness Problem

A few conversations last week came back to the issue of exercise and the appropriate approach for the kind of exerciser you are. In general, there are two types of people, those who are inconsistent with exercise / never do it and people who pretty much exercise all...

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1 Day Plans – All Vitamin &Mineral Requirements

It has been a while since I have sent an example meal plan that gets all your vitamin and mineral needs within one day of eating so today I have three for you. The research shows it is ok to get your vitamin needs across different days as the body stores nutrients but...

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How To Live Longer – Research Update

The majority of my clients are focused on changing how they look (and feel) usually through losing weight. However, I have three other main types of clients. One type is to resolve injuries or pains that they are currently suffering. Another is to work on their...

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Socialising Without Food or Drink

A common problem I run into with most clients is how to handle the social influence on their lifestyle. While on one hand you may want to get results it cannot come at the expense of having a social life. The vast majority of people's social interactions are meeting...

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Talk Yourself Into Being Motivated

Almost everyone is in search of some extra motivation around their health and fitness. There seems to be a general thought that motivation is something you find and then possess. In reality, being motivated is something that you do. It is how you act that creates and...

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