Most people, once they start jogging or running, reach a point where they want to learn to run faster, especially if they are relatively young, so let me tell you my own story. In my mid twenties I was practically a vegetable. Weighing just 7 stones, I had spent the previous 7 or 8 years… Continue reading How to run faster – from couch potato to podium.
Everybody these days seems to be obsessed with this question, but sometimes asking this question seems to raise more questions than answers. Official government guidelines seem to be out of touch with the latest science on this, but are we any closer to knowing what the ideal diet consists of? Opinions seem to be so… Continue reading What to eat?
In these days where high intensity workouts seem to be all the rage there are many who seem to think that exercise is about suffering and should hurt, otherwise it’s not effective. Instructors telling people that ‘if you don’t feel sick you’ve not worked hard enough’ and the like. Now, I’m not denying that you… Continue reading No pain, no gain?
Over the last few years I’ve developed a real love for spinning classes, in fact almost an addiction, some might say! For example, yesterday evening I did a triple session – that’s nearly 3 hours of spinning classes, back to back. I just love the challenge of this kind of effort, combined with motivating music… Continue reading Spin classes
Although I ‘m not big on New Year’s Resolutions, January 1st is a great opportunity to draw a line under the past and map out a new future, to take stock of life and to determine some fresh goals. It’s not just about weight loss or giving up smoking or whatever, however laudable these targets… Continue reading 2015 – another brilliant year in prospect.
Young personal trainers lacking soft skills, say employers.
If I had a pound for every time I heard people say ‘I’m tired’ I would be a millionaire many times over. But why do we feel ‘tired’ so much and what does it mean? The odd thing is that ‘tiredness’ seems to be more common amongst those who do very little than those who… Continue reading Tiredness