Why The Body Gets Fitter & How To Hack The Process

Why The Body Gets Fitter & How To Hack The Process

Whenever I get a new personal training client there is a disconnect between what they think they need to do to get fit (hard effort, pushing it, pain) and what I actually get them to do (consistent, low to medium effort over time). The reason they expect this is due...

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Exercise for Arthritis & Joint Pain

Exercise for Arthritis & Joint Pain

There was an article on the BBC today talking about the new recommendations around arthritis and exercise. It is no surprise to read that it is now recommended to exercise if you have arthritic joints and there is great benefit in doing this. The piece goes on to...

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Fitness Requirements For Life

Fitness Requirements For Life

When it comes to health and fitness most people are all or nothing. They are either generally underperforming or they go all in and decide they need to lose weight, start a fitness routine and improve their health right NOW!  For most people this is a bit too much,...

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Advice If Thinking About Competing

Advice If Thinking About Competing

I am often asked about how to get into and compete in bodybuilding/bikini or fitness model shows. I did my first show in 2014 and my last show in September was my 5th. I am looking to do one more this year and then may go back to athletics (400m). If you always wanted...

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Fitness Patterns Over The Pandemic

Fitness Patterns Over The Pandemic

Yesterday marked the effective end of the pandemic here in the UK as they announced all rules will be lifted from next week. Assuming nothing unexpected pops up the rest of the world will follow in due course and life goes back to normal. As the pandemic ends we will...

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Photos From My Last Show

Photos From My Last Show

Last weekend I got 2nd place in Master Men's Physique (over 40s) at the Ukbff South Coast championships in Brighton. I met some great people at the show and thanks to all those who helped with the prep process. It was great to be back on stage, bigger and leaner than...

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Book Review – Why We Eat (Too Much)

Book Review – Why We Eat (Too Much)

After many people mentioning the book 'Why We Eat' by Dr Andrew Jenkinson I finally got round to reading it. The premise of the book is that it explains why we all have a tendency to overeat and gain weight. While it had some good points the book is just another...

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A September Fitness Drive???

A September Fitness Drive???

We are into September and this week represents the end of the summer in functional terms for most people. The kids are going back to school next week and many offices are asking staff to come back in from Monday. This means we have started the third natural fitness...

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Park Run is Back! How To Get Involved

Park Run is Back! How To Get Involved

This weekend Park Run is starting back up again. I have always been a fan of them even though I have only personally done it one time. This is because it does not fit in with my main focus of Fitness Model Shows or prior to this 400m running for my athletics club....

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As Lockdown Comes To An End….

As Lockdown Comes To An End….

It has been a while since I wrote a newsletter as I have been super busy with clients here in Battersea as well as online. We are about at the end of the lockdown saga and while travel restrictions and the entertainment industry may well be affected for months to come...

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Fitness Requirements For Sports

Fitness Requirements For Sports

It is all go training people here in Battersea as the summer edges into sight. I have had a couple of conversations this week around fitness requirements. It is important you find a way to meet these needs. If you play any sport from casual tennis to competitive rugby...

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