Can a personal trainer give nutritional advice?

As a personal trainer, it is important that we advise our clients on all aspects of their lifestyle that will help them become fitter and healthier, including nutrition. However, before you do it is important you clarify whether as a personal trainer can you give nutritional advice. What is a nutritionist? The title nutritionist is […]

How to look after mental health

mental health

According to the health education authority, 1997, mental health is ‘the emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well-being and an underlying belief in our own, and others, dignity and worth. Now doesn’t that sound wonderful? Just that definition alone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fat loss without counting calories

Fat loss without counting calories may not be an optimal method for competitive bodybuilders or fitness models but it can still be effective and probably more sustainable. With any goal, you need to find the right plan for you and a plan that involves counting calories may not be your preference. So let’s investigate another […]

Fit at 40 – Getting into the best shape of my life

For those of you that don’t know me my name is Jon Bond, I’m a dad, business owner, fitness enthusiast and… I turn 40 in 12 weeks time ( 7th July). I am using these final weeks, before the milestone birthday, to discover whether it’s not too late to get myself into the best shape […]

Breakfast | Jamie Oliver’s Granola Dust

If you’re looking for a nutritious and convenient breakfast that tastes great then I highly recommend you invest some time into preparing a big stash of Jamie Oliver’s Granola dust. After seeing it on Jamie’s Facebook page a couple of years back, we decided to give it a whirl and loved it. I don’t know […]

Is cholesterol good or bad?

First of all let’s just cover what cholesterol is. Cholesterol is a waxy substance known as a large lipid molecule which is produced and released into your bloodstream by cells in your liver. It is also found in certain foods. Cholesterol cannot be used by your body for energy, instead it is used for the […]