It has been a couple of weeks since cancer research UK launched the latest wave of their obesity awareness campaign, designed to inform us about the impact obesity can have on your chances of developing … Continue reading Cancer Research UK’s Obesity Awareness Campaign – Is It Fat Shaming?
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Motivation is a funny thing. I’ve written this post having been inspired by something I have watched grow over the last couple of years. Something I really don’t like and feel preys on people looking … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Motivation and ‘Personal Development Coaches’…
I’ve written this Ben Nevis training guide for anyone who is thinking about climbing, is climbing or has-done-and-wants-to-do-it-again, Ben Nevis. As both a personal trainer and a bloke who has actually climbed the mountain (amongst … Continue reading The Complete Ben Nevis Training Guide
I was recently asked to review Ultimate Performance chalk for weight lifting and climbing. I’m a chairman of a weight lifting club, train in weight lifting 4-5 times per week and have been through more … Continue reading Ultimate Performance Chalk Review
As a personal trainer and avid exerciser, I use a water bottle a lot more than most – not a day goes by where I don’t have a bottle with me. In the car, in … Continue reading Ion8 Leakproof Water Bottle Review
I was recently asked to review a few hair styling products from Men-U, a company who offer a revolutionary line of high performance grooming products – their range covers everything you need to look your … Continue reading Men-U Hair Styling Products Review
The most popular article on this website (which now contains over 500 but the way – wow), is this one on when I followed a 1000 calorie diet. I did it as an experiment, but … Continue reading A 1000 Calorie Diet Case Study: Amy Loses 23lbs in 10 Weeks!
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
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