Archive | October, 2012

I know it’s friday…

26 Oct

I know it’s friday and we are all excited about the weekend, but don’t let it ruin all your hard work! Your body just thinks its another day, so do something to deserve the fun weekend you’ve got planned!

Keep up that healthy eating, get yourself to the gym or off for a run, and then you’ll feel great when you pop on your party clothes and hit the weekend!

If you don’t have time for a long workout thats no problem, try this workout! It will raise your metabolism just as it would if you went for a run, it will target your whole body and the best part… its done in 4 minutes!!! If you’re really keen you can even do it twice and take up a whole 8 minutes of your day!

Surely everyone can spare 4 minutes of their day right? Its up to you where you do it, no equipment needed. Even do it in the office… who cares? Just click on the picture and give it a go!!

 

 

Squat Thrusts – Jumping your feet into your hands from a plank position (on hands), and back again!

Mountain Climbers – Again in plank position on your hands, bring your knees as close to your arms as possible alternately.

High knees – jogging on the spot, driving your knees up as high as possible

Jumping jacks – star jumps

 

 

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Live in colour

17 Oct

We all know that we should eat colourful foods such as fruits and vegetables to remain healthy, however most of us do this without knowing how these foods help us to live a healthy life. Not only are most colourful foods low in saturated fat, contain only natural sugars and are high in many vitamins, there are also other benefits that you may not be aware of.

Here is a very brief summary of the many benefits that certain coloured foods can give us…

BLUE/PURPLE FOODS (blueberries, raisins, figs, plums, eggplant)

  • Blue and purple foods include antioxidants that protect cells from damage. They may also help reduce risk of cancer, stroke, and heart disease.

RED FOODS (red apples, cranberries, red cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, pomegranates)

  •  Red foods contain lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of cancer.

ORANGE/YELLOW FOODS (sweet potato, tangerines, pumpkin, peaches, pineapple, mango)

  • Orange and yellow foods contain substances that help maintain healthy mucous membranes and eyes. They also can lower the risk of heart attack.

GREEN FOODS (asparagus, avocado, lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, green peppers, melon, lime)

  • Green foods contain lutein and indoles that protect eyes and also protect against cancer

WHITE FOODS (bananas, cauliflower, ginger, onions, mushrooms, garlic, potatoes, turnips)

  • White foods can protect against stomach cancer and heart disease and can help to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.

 

So not only do we need to eat colourful food to stay on top of our weight, we need to eat it to gain all the benefits we have just read about. Most of the benefits detailed are preventative of horrible diseases such as cancer. As I said, this is a very  brief summary however hopefully it makes you think the next time you’re in the kitchen cooking a meal. COLOUR! COLOUR! COLOUR!

The Ultimate Festive Fitness Package!!

9 Oct

Although it seems like we are only just out of the summer holidays, it is scary how quickly christmas will creep up on us. Christmas shopping, drinks parties, dinner parties, mince pies, mulled wine… its all just around the corner.

10 WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS!!Image

Don’t fall into the trap of piling on the pounds just because your body is soon to be covered up by big coats, scarves and hats! You’re forgetting the little black dress you’ll want to wear to the work party or the snazzy outfit you’ll be squeezing into for your christmas drinks!

Why not try out the Ultimate Festive Fitness Package for only £350

It includes

  • A private consultation to discuss your goals
  • 10 Personal Training sessions at only £35 each
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Ultimate confidence for those festivities

Want to train with a friend to make it EVEN cheaper? No problem…

2 people £400

3 – 4 people £550

5-6 people £700

Don’t hesitate to contact me, I can’t wait to help you look your best this christmas!!