Last night, I was lying in bed, and I found myself stalking my own Instagram. Let me repeat: stalking my very own Instagram. What a curious concept that is. As I scrolled through (primarily fitness or alcohol-infused images of myself), it got me thinking about the abstract phenomenon we have discovered with the rise of … Continue reading Social Media, That Troublesome Thing
Restarting exercise after giving birth can be a point of concern for new mums. A number of questions arise and, inevitably, the answers differ somewhat from person to person, dependent upon a range of factors. Pelvic floor/Kegel exercises are very low-risk, and can therefore begin very soon after delivery, from the comfort of your own … Continue reading Postnatal Exercise: When Can I Start?
It’s interesting that the word ‘selfish’ has developed such negative connotations. Narcissistic. Egotistical. Inconsiderate. All synonymous with a modern perception of ‘selfishness’. What if we were to rethink the value of this trait? There are never enough hours in the day. Whether our time is being consumed with social media, working our butts off to try … Continue reading Be Selfish with Your Time
All too often, we (the media, ill-educated ‘fitness professionals’, and probably your favourite health bloggers) target incredibly specific aspects of nutrition, deeming them responsible for ineffective fat loss. Consider the image below: How many times have you heard someone blame one of the above reasons (other than number one) for their inability to lose weight? … Continue reading Unsuccessful Fat Loss
Aaaand, we’re back with the second installment of my pregnancy series. In today’s post, we’re going to be focusing on the postural benefits of exercising whilst pregnant. Throughout pregnancy, the body’s centre of gravity is shifted forwards, due to the increased weight of the baby. This adjustment increases the load on the mother’s lumbar spine. … Continue reading Pre and Post Natal Series: The Posture Edit
This post marks the first of a mini series, on the topic of pregnancy and wellness, to tie in with the launch of ‘Bumps and Barbells’; a new, concept class, run at Beyond Human Training and Nutrition in Al Quoz. As a Personal Trainer, I specialise in Pre and Post Natal Exercise, hence, the class … Continue reading Pre and Post Natal Series: Should I Exercise Whilst Pregnant?
Are you feeling uninspired, demotivated, or a little uncertain of what on earth you should actually be doing in the gym? Perhaps it’s time to get a little outside help. Hiring a Personal Trainer could be just the kick up the backside you need. Here are a few reasons why… Motivation It’s all too easy … Continue reading Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer
From high-end beach clubs to overcrowded public areas, Dubai’s coastline has it all. The city’s beaches range from heaven to hellhole. Sweaty crowds and swimming pools full of more alcohol than chlorine; needless to say, it can be a bit much at times. If you’re not a fan of dolling up in a glitzy bikini … Continue reading Hidden Gem: Dubai Nessnass Beach
Let’s talk a little bit about adherence… It goes without saying that sticking to something (whether that be a training plan, diet strategy, or something entirely unrelated to fitness) is a whole load easier if you enjoy what you’re doing. I have multiple clients come to me, claiming to ‘hate exercise’. Not only does this baffle … Continue reading Exercise and Adherence
How many times have you heard a statement along the following lines? ‘I need to lose weight, I’m going to cut out bread’. ‘Ooh, no chocolate for me, that’s fattening’. These statements are wildly outdated. Not only that, they’re damn right wrong. So you want to lose weight? Let’s break it down. When it comes … Continue reading Calories and Fat Loss