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?
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
This morning, our work group chat went offfff. Someone shared an image that had been posted on Instagram, promoting juice cleanses and bone broths as a photoshoot diet strategy. Enough is enough. It’s time to call out the bullsh*t. Firstly, I want to address the issue of social media itself. Our social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, … Continue reading Juice Cleanses, Bone Broths, Skinny Teas: The Myths, Debunked
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
These tips/rules aren’t necessarily just for the newbies amongst us. The seasoned pros can also do with a little help every once in a while. Don’t underestimate the power of a killer playlist. Those days when you’re just not feeling it (and even the days when you are), pop on some badass tunes and go … Continue reading Fitness Life Hacks
For me, inspiration and motivation go hand in hand. That being said, they don’t always exist naturally. Sometimes, you’ve got to get out there and find them for yourself. I’m often asked how I maintain the motivation to eat good food and get my butt to the gym, so I’ve put together a few handy … Continue reading Finding Inspiration
As a Personal Trainer, I come across plenty of people attempting to lose weight, but going about it in the wrong way. I’ve come up with a few tips to help you make the most out of every workout. 1) Plan Ahead: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again). Getting to … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Workout
High Intensity Interval Training is a topic I've discussed before, but I've never dedicated a post solely to the subject. So, it's about time for a little explanation! No doubt you've heard of HIIT - it's everywhere nowadays. But for those of you that don't really understand the concept, I'm here to help. HIIT is an ideal form … Continue reading High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT
As a fitness professional, I’m certainly not new to the phrase ‘I don’t have time to exercise’; it’s something I hear all of the time. I get it, absolutely. If you have a full time job, or a family (or both… superheroes right there), then it can be difficult to take a little time out … Continue reading Making Time to Workout