When I first started training in gyms about 20 years ago, the idea of ‘athleisure’ wasn’t even a thing – there was a clear line between what you wore in the gym and what you … Continue reading Look Good, Train Good, Feel Good With The Sports Edit
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I recently tried some CBD infused gummy bears from White Cedar Naturals for review purposes. I’ve been interested in CBD thanks to the increase in the publicity around the benefits of it. In particular, there … Continue reading White Cedar Naturals CBD Gummy Bears Review
Over the last decade or so, combat sports have exploded in popularity. It’s a combination of the wider TV recognition of MMA and an understanding of just how great Muay Thai and associated sports can … Continue reading Could Muay Thai Help You Get Fit?
I’ve written extensively about HIIT over the years – in fact I’ve even written an eBook on it! Arguably the simplest and most readily available form of HIIT training is sprinting and this led me … Continue reading How Many Calories Does Sprinting Burn? Find Out Here…
Recently I was given the opportunity to review a new set of smart scales by Archon. As a personal trainer I use my scales every day weighing both myself and my clients, so have plenty … Continue reading Archon Smart Scales Review
Battle ropes are a great bit of training kit for conditioning work. I use them every single week in my personal training sessions, but also for my own training. In this article we’re going to … Continue reading Battle Rope Conditioning Workouts – The Complete Guide!
Last year I wrote about the time I ate 1000 calories a day for 5 days. It was a self-experiment to test accepted truths around weight loss and nutrition. Basically, I wanted to know what … Continue reading Does 1000 Calories a Day Work For Weight Loss?
I’ve found a sustainable fitness wear company with products so good I’m using them for my Active Retreat business uniform and official merchandise. I can’t pay them a higher compliment than that, but I’m going … Continue reading bodytek – Leading the Sustainable Fitness Wear Revolution
Alongside my personal training work, I also do some fitness copywriting work. The two overlap in lots of obvious ways. They also overlap in other, slightly less obvious ways. The nutrition agenda is one of … Continue reading The Best Weight Loss Book You Can Read Isn’t About Food
Starting the year on a fitter note… The end of 2018 has been a complete stormer professionally, but that has gone hand in hand with a slowing down of my training (shock horror – a … Continue reading New Year Fitness Challenge 2019
Sometimes in life, you find a great deal. You save a lot of money and that feels great. Gym equipment should not be one of those things. Exercise is more than just a hobby, it … Continue reading Top 5 Pieces of Fitness Equipment to Add to Your Home Gym
Balance, Boundaries and Your Mental Health Forgive me, for I shall be taking up a few minutes of your time. I want to talk about mental health and a few thoughts on it from an … Continue reading Balance, Boundaries and Your Mental Health
ShakeSphere Bottle Review As any fitness enthusiast knows, a good mixing bottle is essential. Whether it’s for a pre or post workout drink or even a greens drink, a good mixing bottle makes life so … Continue reading ShakeSphere Bottle Review
AnySharp Knife Sharpener Pro Review If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ll have learned that I do a bit of cooking. I’m certainly no Michelin starred chef, but if I’m going … Continue reading AnySharp Knife Sharpener Pro Review
The Active Retreat Fuerteventura I’ve been a little busy recently – so busy in fact, that it would appear I’ve been neglecting my fitness blog. I suppose I have, but there’s been good reason for … Continue reading The Active Retreat Fuerteventura