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
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 These statements are wildly outdated.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
Nowadays, the fitness industry seems to be the home of new trends, and everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon. However… They don’t just jump, they seem to leap head first, and lose sight of everything else along the way. Consider the following: Ketogenic dieting Herbalife Fasted cardio Veganism Dare I say it… CrossFit … Continue reading Absolutism in the Fitness Industry
Let’s talk motivation... It’s a conversation I have with people day in, day out. ‘How are you so motivated all of the time?’ ‘Why do you always have so much energy? ‘Don’t you get bored of going to the gym?’ When you work in the fitness industry, people seem to think you’re a crazy superhuman … Continue reading Motivation