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Introduction to the UK Physical Activity Guidelines Physical activity is not just beneficial; it’s essential for maintaining good health at any age. The UK’s physical activity guidelines are designed to provide clear advice on how much physical activity people should be doing to benefit their health. But what exactly are these guidelines, and why are […]

9th May 2024

Introduction In the realm of physical training, the concept of deloading is pivotal yet often overlooked. Deloading refers to a planned reduction in exercise volume or intensity, serving as a strategic break to allow physical and psychological recovery. This article explores the scientific principles behind deloading and its crucial role in enhancing training efficacy and […]

1st May 2024

The FITT principle is a simple framework for creating effective training programmes tailored to individual fitness goals and levels.  By understanding and applying the principles of FITT, individuals can access a range of benefits. For those looking for progression, FITT can be used to tune up training to improve both cardio fitness and strength.  Equally, […]

5th March 2024

The definition of metabolic health Metabolic health refers to the optimal functioning of the body’s metabolic processes, which include the regulation of blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body fat. It signifies a state where all these factors are within their healthy ranges, indicating a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related […]

20th February 2024

What is VO2 Max? VO2 Max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise during intense exercise. It’s a critical metric for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, as it reflects the aerobic physical fitness of an individual. VO2 Max isn’t just for the elite; understanding and improving your VO2 […]

12th February 2024

Introduction to studio cycling Have you ever considered studio cycling as a pathway to not just fitness but a longer, healthier life? Let’s dive into what makes studio cycling a phenomenal choice for those looking to boost their health and longevity. What is Studio Cycling? Studio cycling, often called spin classes, is a high-intensity, low-impact […]

7th February 2024

As a personal trainer, one of your biggest challenges is ensuring clients stick to their exercise programme, especially those with chronic diseases or older adults. The findings from Collado-Mateo et al.’s (2021) comprehensive study offer valuable insights into improving exercise adherence. Here are the key takeaways: The PTs Exercise Adherence Checklist Individualisation is Key to […]

25th January 2024

Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method that follows a specific protocol. It was named after Dr. Izumi Tabata, a Japanese researcher and former researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. The training method gained popularity after the publication of a research study led by Dr. Tabata in 1996. […]

14th December 2023

  Podcast Transcript Hello, and welcome to my first episode. Happy Hormones. Today, I’m on Cissbury Ring in sunny Sussex, and this is a lovely setting to talk about happy hormones. So I’m going to be going through four hormones that we associate with feeling happy and how coaches and trainers can use these hormones […]

18th October 2023

Introduction Losing weight can be a challenging journey, but with the right strategies and mindset, it is achievable. Whether you want to shed a few pounds for an upcoming event or embark on a long-term weight loss transformation, this article will guide you on the path to success. By adopting healthy habits and making sustainable […]

2nd June 2023

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