Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Fitness: Is What I’m Doing Actually Working?

Is My Work Out Actually Working?

So, you’ve made a commitment to yourself to get healthy. Perhaps you’re looking to lose a bit of excess body fat, improve your stamina or pack on a bit of lean muscle. Maybe you’ve decided that changes to your diet or trying a different approach to exercise is the best approach for this. Firstly, well done, you’re making the right move! As long as you stick to it you’ll probably get some pleasing results.


Fitness: Weights Are For Girls

Weights for girls

As a personal trainer with a large female client base, I’m forever fighting the battle to dispel the myths around female strength and weight training.

I’m often told by female gym-goers that they would like to lose weight and tone up, yet they seldom even consider using weight training as a tool to achieve these goals either because they don’t know enough about weight training or because they feel that weight training will make them look ‘big’. For me, this is real shame and a barrier that needs to be broken down FAST.

Let’s look at what this group of people mean by ‘weight loss’ and ‘toning up’.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Fitness: A Great Day Out At Rough Runner

Rough Runner blog post

In September 2015 myself, my partner Nita and school friend Alex signed up to a 10km obstacle race called Rough Runner, held at Clapham Common, London. We had a great day, climbing up and over obstacles, hanging upside down and inevitably ending up falling into cold water. From a fitness perspective, events such as Rough Runner serve as a brilliant opportunity for friends to come together and exercise.

What’s awesome is that you can complete these events at whatever pace you like, making the day either super competitive or just a bit of fun. This one wasn’t particularly demanding for us because we’re all in good fitness and weren’t there to break our necks in order to get round the course in world record time. The obstacles were also beginner friendly so even those who don’t dedicate hours and hours a week to physical training could get round without too much difficulty.

Pete Yardley Health Fitness Rough Runner
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