Now I've got your attention!!!
I have just started a new Instagram page called 'therealpersonaltrainer'... It aims to highlight the intensity levels that Women (and Men) should be comfortable working at whilst training.
Currently the image portrayed to women is that they should be aspiring to be in the gym and have a full face of make up, hair down and done, the skimpiest outfits and tanned. Sexualising training. This puts an added pressure on those women who are self conscious and really puts a whole tribe of women off training altogether. The amount of clients I have that say they wont go to the gym as they are too big, or they wouldn't fit in with the other women that go there is frightening!!
Go on any social media and type in "women's fitness" and the images will speak for themselves.
The "This Girl Can' champaign started to highlight this issue, but I think its up to all of us to promote that it is ok and perfectly normal to be sweaty, muddy, hair scrapped back, shouting and completely comfortable to be how we want to be when we are exercising as we are trying to make changes to our bodies so that when we wear our everyday clothes and glad rags we feel body confident..... and NEW FLASH..... this takes hard work and massive effort!
Please feel free to follow this instagram account, try the workouts I post and then post to your stories including the @therealpersonaltrainer and we will repost them. If we all do our part we will improve women's and men's health!
See page below.
If you would like any further detail on training programmes please hit the link below to send your enquiry.
Now the News Years Resolutions are beginning to fade its important you review your goals and really examine how you can challenge yourself and stay focused.
Summer bodies are made in the winter and now is the perfect time to set some motivational goals.
With the lighter nights fast approaching at the end of this month why not plan to take your workouts outside. Add variety and open your eyes to all of Mother natures gym that surrounds us.
Within my programmes I tend to get people outside and using whatever they have around them to complete an intense workout. Park benches are very versatile. Squats, press ups, tricep dips, step ups, box jumps. All you need is your imagination to get any kind of session done.
The other benefits to being outdoors is that it really does fill you with energy for the rest of the day. Taking in that fresh air and feeling the sun on your skin releases happy hormones that leave you buzzing for the rest of the day.
For more works you can do outdoors please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your "No Gym Needed Programme" A 28 Day exercise plan for those with no equipment and no time to head to the gym. All you need to get a high quality workout in. No excuses.
With so much temptation around us its very easy to slip out of our healthy eating habits.
Here are my top 3 tips to beating the bulge!
1- Keep healthy snacks in the car
If you do a lot of miles in your car as I do the temptation when you stop to re fuel or take a comfort break are HUGE. Just a chocolate bar, a packet of crisps or a fizzy drink. it soon mounts up over a period of time. If you stopped and consumed something 3 times a week you could be taking on a whopping 900 calories extra a week!
Be organised. Keep healthy alternatives pre portioned out in your glove box. Make up a drink before you leave for work.
2- Be Organised!!!
The same way you should never go food shopping when your hungry, never wait till your hungry to start thinking about what you should eat. Prepare your food or at least have the right food at your house so you know what you are going to eat. This will stop you buying take aways and picking quick, unhealthy choices.
3- Portion Size
Control the size of your meals by first eating on a smaller plate, so you can fill it and visually feel you are eating more. Secondly if you make something and there is more than enough, make sure you put it all away or in tupperware before you eat so you do not go back and help yourself to more.
Three very simple yet affective ways to control your healthy eating habits!!!
Try these simple hacks to get a flatter stomach in time for summer!!
With the summer season getting closer, body confidence becomes more important to people. Having the confidence to bare some skin is very often a goal. To ensure you arrive into summer in the shape of your life, I am now offering a 12 week Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Programme to make this dream a reality.
With hard work, consistency and accountability to our trainers we can have you arriving into summer in the shape of your life. Oozing self confidence and positivity.
Contact us today for your free consultation and find out what Podium Fitness 23 can do for you.
Its important to have a healthy relationship with exercise... it needs to be a lifestyle choice and as much a part of your routine as brushing your teeth or driving to work. You move through your life in the shell that is your body. You only have one and much like a car you take it for granted until something goes wrong. If we could learn to take care of our bodies we would cause ourselves far less stress and anxiety, as well as putting less stress on the NHS. We would live longer lives and remain functionally active further into our lives.
Its never too late to make adaptations to your lifestyle. Whether its giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol or starting an exercise programme to get healthier.
Do it before its too late.
Contact 07590065620 today for your free consultation
If your unhappy, make today the day you decide to do something about it.
INVEST IN YOU
With so many diets out there on the market its important to properly educate people as the pros and cons of each one as it is very easy to get a one sided opinion if your reading literature which is endorsing a product. Think about it.... why would they tell you the bad?!
TEA TOX & JUICE CLEANSING
Temporary weight loss brought about by losing stored up toxins and waste products. The idea of not having to break down foods means you can absorb the juices quicker.
* Good for short term weight loss as has quite quick affects
*Holidays/ photo shoots/ wedding day etc
* Weight goes back on very quickly when you resume a normal diet
* Can be psychologically damaging for weight to fluctuate
INTERMITTANT FASTING (5:2)
This is the idea of limiting calorie intake for 2 days out of every 7 to between 500-800. The basic principle is that during the whole week you will be in calorie deficit.
* Being in calorie deficit for the week will lead to weight loss
* Regimented. Some people find it easy to stick to as it is very prescriptive
* If you don't achieve your 2 days of 500-800 calories you can end up in calorie surplus and put weight on
* People often suffer with headaches, dizziness and severe energy louses not enough energy in the body.
FOOD GROUP DEPLETION OR SATURATION
Refers to the idea of not taking in one food group, or taking in a lot of a certain food group. Examples of this are things such as the Atkins diet and no carbs. The idea being that you change the way your bodies digestive system absorbs food and make it more efficient.
* Allows for quite rapid weight loss initially
* Can decrease bloating
* Needs a lot of planning and organisation to make sure you have the right foods in.
* With lots of hidden ingredients in food it can be hard to stick to even with the best intentions.
* Can lead to you taking in foods which are higher in fats
* Can lead to low energy levels/ dizziness etc
FASTING- 12 HOURS
Making sure you have at least a 12 hour gap between dinner and breakfast. When your body has digested all food and has no readily available energy source you begin to break down fat stores. This usually occurs after 8 hours, therefore allowing 4 hours fat burning. This is where some people complete "Fasted Cardio" to burn more calories in this "fasted state", therefore burning more fat.
* Increase fat burning
* More time efficient to go straight into burning fat stores
* Decrease overall calorie intake during the day
* Can led to sugar cravings
* Low energy levels
* Increase caffeine intake to accommodate for energy lows
Overall most of these diets will allow you to see some short term results. As a generic rule the faster weight comes off the faster it goes back on. Within the Podium Fitness 23 programmes we don't believe in dieting, but more healthy balanced nutrition which doesn't deprive you of any food group. You body simply needs routine and good nutrients.
Why not try a programme with us and see the weight come off and stay off.
Use the contacts page to get in touch today.
INVEST IN YOU
I am very passionate about spreading the message through my training methods that skinny isn't the norm and isn't always preferential. Gone are the days when women were frowned upon for being in the free weights area of the gym, or for building lean muscle. Strong, healthy bodies are far more attractive and desirable and socially acceptable. Beyonce, J-Lo, Kim Kardashian all show how attractive a sculpted physique can be.
Myth busting about lifting weights
* Having lean muscle burns more calories than fat
* It's going to take extremely high levels of weights volume training to make you bulky
* Lifting weights will improve posture as you age
* Lifting weights releases endorphins to make you feel happy
* Lifting weights will aid increased metabolism
So get yourself involved in a Podium Fitness 23 programme either online or in person and start your way to a lean physique today. Use the contact page to get in touch and organise your first session
"If something matters enough to you you'll do it, if it doesn't you'll find an excuse"
Never a truer word spoken.
When we look into the success or failure of a diet or exercise programme very often the limiting factor is mindset.
We are all blessed with the ability to make decisions. Those decisions form the basis of being able to get to your health and fitness goals. Very often what we want in the very short terms overrides what we want longer term. For example I want chocolate now instead of thinking of wanting to lose weight longer term.
So lets give you some examples:
If we allow ourselves to make and believe our own excuses then we have to accept that we are going to forfeit the results we want to see. Be tough on yourself and see how different you find the results over the next few weeks.
We see a craze, social media gives it momentum, backed by celebrity endorsement, give it a fancy name and we have a new way to exercise which promises to give us the body we crave! We are all suckers for a gimmick or a get fit quick promise. The truth is, if it comes off quick it will go back on just as quick. We see a photo shopped single photo which we hang all our hopes and dreams on. You don’t see that behind that photo was an emotional rollercoaster, carb and sugar depletion, mood swings, headaches, hormonal issues causing changes to menstrual cycle…all for that 48 hours of ‘perfection’. Not to mention the starvation, dehydration, poor skin and hair condition. Now add a filter and you have a photo which accompanied by unrealistic claims of weight loss over very short periods of time sets this nation up to fail. But just as we crash and burn with one programme the net one is thrust upon us and we fall all over again.
Podium Fitness 23 offer PT, Health and well-being packages to not only get you towards your goals, but also to educate you on your body so you feel motivated to look past the social media hype and actually enjoy the lifestyle changes required to become a healthier and happier you.