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How heavy should you be lifting… strength standards for normal people

How heavy should you be aiming to lift?Understanding what weights to be working towards in the gym can be extremely motivating and act as a measurable and tangible goal when it comes to lifting weights. Fitness blogs and “fitfluencer” accounts will often reel off information about strength standards we should all be lifting; but these

What are the best gym trainers for lifting weights?

What are the best gym trainers or footwear for lifting weights? If you’re looking to get the most out of your workouts, then having the right footwear is something it’s worth thinking about. Look around any gym and you’ll notice a whole range of trainers in use; from tired old runners, to heel elevated

How to do a Pull-up…

How to do a Pull-up Pull-ups are considered the ultimate upper body strength exercise, and achieving your first bodyweight Pull-up is a huge milestone in the gym. Reaching that point can be immensely challenging, but we've taught many clients how to do a Pull-up and hopefully we can help you achieve this goal too!

Christmas Turkey Salad with blue cheese & cranberry dressing

Leftover Christmas Turkey Salad If you’re looking for a fresher and tastier way to use up your leftover Christmas turkey this year, we have the ideal recipe for you! This turkey salad with blue cheese salad & cranberry sauce dressing is packed full of festive flavour and takes minutes to prepare; meaning you can

What is gut microbiome and how do we improve gut health?

What is gut microbiome and what is it's impact on gut health? When we're talking about our gut health, we're refercing the health of the whole of our digestive system; from our oesophagus down down to our bowel. In our gut there is a community of microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, known

How to perform the Reverse Deficit Lunge

All about the Reverse Deficit Lunge… The Reverse Deficit Lunge is an excellent lower body exercise that helps to improve mobility, strength and athletic performance. The primary muscles worked are the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, with assistance from other muscles, including the calves, core, forearms and traps. The process of stepping from a bilateral,

Circadian Rhythms – What are they and how can they affect training?

Circadian Rhythms - What are they and how can they affect training? Circadian Rhythms are the natural cycle of changes that our body go through in a day, physically, mentally and behaviourally; generally, as a response to the light and darkness we encounter over 24 hours. One of the most obvious examples of a

Roast Tomato & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Roast Tomato & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Cold weather calls for an epic soup and the enjoyment-to-effort ratio for this Roast Tomato & Sweet Potato Soup is so high it could quickly become your go-to comfort food this winter. You can also stir through some spinach and pre-cooked chicken for a heartier, protein-packed meal!

How to get bulked… Clean Bulk versus Dirty Bulk

Getting Bulked If you’ve ever tried to build muscle mass, or get bulked, you’ve probably heard of a “bulking phase”. This is a period of normally 2-4 months where the primary focus is gaining muscle; achieved by consuming a surplus of calories (consuming more calories than the body burns each day) alongside hypertrophy training,