Online Personal Training

Hi, I’m Jon Bond, founder and fitness director of Storm Fitness Academy Ltd, and sister company Storm Ultimate Fitness. I’m a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist. I have always believed that true health and fitness is not being the best at one thing but being able to function well, physically and […]

Wise words from Rocky Balboa

Yeah yeah I know it’s just a movie and Rocky isn’t actually a real person but I still love that guy 👊 I love all of the Rocky movies. They are the ultimate underdog story. If you have not seen them then make sure you add them to your watch list. Especially if you love […]

How to plan a kettlebell workout

As we are all on ‘lockdown’ and can’t get to the gym any more, I decided to take my neighbours for a home kettlebell workout. With the wonders of technology, none of us had to even leave our homes. Thanks to Youtube and SMART TV’s I even managed to get my folks to join in. […]

Using exercise to elevate mood

There is a lot of criticism being hurled at the UK government at the moment with regard to their management of Covid-19. However, I’m really pleased to see how much they are clearly valuing the importance of exercise. At the time of writing this, the UK is in “lockdown’.  The government have decided that the […]

Exercise and the brain

The brain is the most complex structure known to humans. Fully understanding how it functions, the intricate cross-connections and the impacts of external influences are, to say the least, complicated. Even for neuroscientists who have studied the brain for decades. One thing is clear though: physical exercise is extremely good for brain functioning and mental […]

The Components of a Balanced Diet

Like most things in life, balance is the key. Work vs personal life, activity vs rest, being asleep vs being awake – all need to be balanced out so that one thing doesn’t overwhelm the other. Where the level rests will differ from person to person, but striking the correct individual balance is necessary for […]

Exercise and Day to Day Life

Being active is important in terms of managing weight and preventing certain illnesses. This isn’t a revelation. So why isn’t everyone taking part in regular exercise then? Everyone knows they should exercise, but it’s here where we have the problem: should. Exercise is often seen as something we ‘should’ do or ‘have to’ do to […]