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Do you need to get fit before you hire a personal trainer?

I had a new client (let’s call him “Roger”) come through for a trial session a while back. Here are some things to let you know about Roger: – He was a great guy; we got on well. – He hit the session with lots of energy, and did really well. – He clearly had […]

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3 Workout Strategies to Avoid Missing Training

We’ve all been there. You’re all set for a BIG week of exercise, and then WHAM! Your kid gets sick. Or you have to work late. ​ It’s like the world is just putting speed bump, after speed bump in your path (you can take that literally here in Bristol; they’re everywhere.) So how do […]

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How to adapt your exercises when the gym is busy

At certain times of day the gym can feel a bit mad. You look around and every bit of kit seems to be taken. First thing in the morning, and the after work evening rush, can be carnage, and that ramps up even more at certain times of year. Post-Christmas, there’s a wave of enthusiasm […]

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How to switch up your workout routine, without changing all the exercises

Are you starting to feel like your workout routine is more of a chore than a challenge? It’s a common feeling, especially when you’ve been following the same program for a while. That feeling when you see what’s on the list for today, want to go sit in the sauna instead. In that case, it’s […]

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How to maintain a fitness routine in your 30s

Sticking to an exercise routine can sometimes feel like a juggling act in a circus you never signed up for (like the Geek in Bradley Cooper’s Nightmare Alley ). Whether it’s your kids or your work, keeping on top of things can be tough, and inserting exercise into that can seem like a daunting challenge. […]

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Beginners Guide: Lifting Straps

THE TALE OF THE RUNAWAY DUMBBELL Picture this: You’re in the gym, doing step-ups, feeling the burn and loving it. Then, something changes, and this pain starts radiating down your forearm. You try to ignore it and keep going. But then you start to sweat, as you feel each finger start to lose contact with […]

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4 Reasons Your Bad Workout Was Better Than No Workout

If you’ve exercised for any period of time you’ve probably had a “bad” training session, but is a “bad” workout better than no workout at all? What do I mean by “bad”? Well there are varying levels… via GIPHY There are the really bad training sessions where maybe you pulled a muscle; dropped a kettlebell […]

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Beginner’s Guide: Dumbbells

The dumbbell is one of the most known and easily recognisable bits of kit in the gym, and was probably the first bit of gym equipment I ever used (not that I knew what I was doing with it…). But if you’ve never used a dumbbell before… like me when I started, you might have […]

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How to Get Back to the Gym After a Long Absence

It can be daunting thinking about how to get back to the gym after a long absence. Back when you were at your strongest and fittest you were throwing weights round for fun, and jumping tall buildings in a single bound. But it’s been a while since you stepped through the doors… Will everything be […]

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You’ll Probably ‘Bulk Up’ Like This Client…

A while ago I was sat having my morning cuppa and was joined by one of the other trainers at my gym. We ended up chatting about his next client and how he’s been having to sneak resistance exercise into her program, because she was adamant that she didn’t want to bulk up and how […]

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