A Powerful Message for Anyone Seeking to Become Healthier and Lose Weight

2017-04-03T08:30:02+00:00 3 April 2017|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , |

Recently I had a friend, let me call her Ruby, who shared with me something I found very inspiring which I just had to share with you all. Ruby has recently turned her life around. Over the past year she has lost 50 kilos! When Ruby had a health scare and decided enough is enough, it’s time to change once and for all, she didn’t take the gradual, gentle approach to changing her lifestyle. No. she took the way-out-of-her-comfort-zone, make some dramatic and hard changes approach. A lot of trainers (myself included)

The Problem with the Meal Plans in Most Bikini Body Guides

2017-01-09T13:05:37+00:00 9 January 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , |

The Problem with the Meal plans in most bikini body guides

As it is the beginning of the year I have observed a lot of people following an online fitness and nutrition plan, usually a downloadable ebook or an app. I think this is great! For the cost of one personal training session you can buy an entire 12 weeks worth of workouts. I have personally over the years enjoyed trying programs by Kayla Itsines, Ashy Bines, Jamie Eason and Emily Skye. Even though I’m a trainer I always love trying a different trainer’s

How to Decrease Your Appetite

2016-10-03T09:00:22+00:00 3 October 2016|Categories: EAT|Tags: , |

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If you’re eating healthy, exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle but still can’t lose weight, chances are that your portions are too large. If tracking everything you eat in an app isn’t something you’ve got time for, here are some tips to help you be less hungry and eat less:

  • Drink a minimum of 3L water a day. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Exercise at a moderate to high intensity three times a week. This intensity of exercise regulates your appetite control hormones (gherlin and leptin). It only needs to be

4 Desserts Under 100 Calories

2015-09-14T12:00:13+00:00 14 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

4 desserts under 100 calories

Sometimes you get a hankering for something sweet to enjoy after dinner whilst you’re snuggled up on the couch enjoying your latest fitness magazine. Well, I know I do anyway! If you’ve eaten five decent sized meals already that day, then you don’t really need the extra calories from a large dessert no matter how healthy it is. So, here are four ideas for mini-desserts to give you a little treat after dinner without tipping your body into a daily calorie surplus. Remember that being in a calorie surplus over

14 Advanced Resistance Training Techniques

2015-08-18T12:00:21+00:00 18 August 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Advanced resistance training techniques

Advanced resistance training techniques, also known as specialised techniques or overload techniques are used by athletes with the intention to enhance muscle gains. They are suitable once you have been training with straight sets for a while and are looking to up the intensity and challenge your muscles. They are one way you can apply the progressive overload principle to your training. The following techniques prolong the time under tension a muscle has to work and increase the muscle recruitment and exhaustion.

1. Super sets

Also known as: N/A

This is when you perform a set of one

My Favourite 6 Fitness & Health Apps

2015-07-13T09:03:54+00:00 13 July 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

my favourite fitness and health apps

I personally love using technology to help me with my fitness goals. These apps provide me with motivation, organisation, education and save me time. Here is a list of my must-have free health and fitness apps:

1) My Fitness Pal

What it does: This app tells you the calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient information of just about every food you can think of. This calorie counting app is useful for eating a specific amount of calories so you can reach your goal, whether for muscle gain or fat loss.

What I use it

3 Simple Weight-loss Tips

2017-07-10T19:32:12+00:00 25 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , |

weight loss tips Photographer: Darren Wirth

You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.

1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The best type

3 Nutrition Myths I used to believe

2017-07-10T19:33:51+00:00 30 March 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I originally learnt about nutrition in 2007 when studying to become a personal trainer and also in more detail in 2008 -2011 while completing my Exercise and Sports Science degree. I was taught a lot of things which I now know aren’t true! Unfortunately, it’s like that in the field of science.

Here are three ‘facts’ we were taught which I now know are myths:

Myth 1: Saturated fats are the worst type of fat and should be avoided.

Actually, trans fats and refined polyunsaturated

My 4 Favourite Glute Exercises

2017-07-21T10:46:59+00:00 9 March 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , |

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If you’re following many fitness social media accounts at the moment, you would know that it’s all about having a round peachy tush!

You have three gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Apart from looking good, strong, well-developed glutes also help improve posture, relieve lower back, hip and knee pain and enhance your athletic ability (e.g being able

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