Six years ago I was on holiday, talking to my wife’s niece, Kathy with a large glass of vodka and coke in my hand (not my first or last that day and many other days too!) I told her that I was going to train to do an Ironman triathlon. When she asked what it… Continue reading ‘David Perry, you are an Outlaw’ ( a very tough day at the office)
Just two days until the biggest sporting challenge of my life – the Outlaw ironman distance triathlon at Nottingham. All of the training has been done, I’ve been taking it really easy for the last couple of weeks to maximise energy levels on the day. Now it’s just fingers crossed that everything goes according to… Continue reading Destiny awaits – 2 days to ironman.
My daughter Victoria and I run a fitness business in Oxford, offering group exercise, personal training etc. in the local community. We believe that fitness is for everyone and will help you achieve your goals, whatever they are. Please visit our website at: http://www.flowfitness.org.uk
Whilst my clients have many different goals and motivations, the overriding preoccupation of many is to lose weight in a sustainable way. Fad diets and deprivation will not work, but will only result in increased weight gain in the long run. As somebody who reduced his weight from 85kgs to 64kgs over a period of… Continue reading 13 Top tips for sustained weight loss
Why Pilates? Regular practise of pilates offers a wide range of health and fitness benefits: improved posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility. relief of stress and tension. development of whole body strength and flexibility, thus reducing injury risk among sportspeople, elite and amateur alike. there is some evidence that it can help with the… Continue reading Reasons to practise pilates
Last week I had a visit from a client who is looking to get fit for the upcoming rugby season, starting in September. Steve is in his late forties and readily admits that he is 4 or 5 stones overweight. He’s not looking to play the full version of the game but just to form… Continue reading Preparing for the new rugby season – cardiovascular training – a case study.
Probably one of the biggest topics for discussion after a hard or long workout is how stiff and sore clients are over the following few days. So I thought I’d just summarise the best methods of recovery. Many experienced athletes will have their own views on this and it depends to some extent on personal… Continue reading Recovery methods (after boot camps etc.)