Energiser warm-up video now online!

Energiser warm-up video now online!

Here’s a video of my warm-up ‘Energiser’ routine. Easy-to-follow with no equipment required, just put on your favourite music and get your body moving. It’s seven minutes long, and is perfect as a morning stretch, or as a warm-up. Enjoy!...
10 Running Routes From Leith

10 Running Routes From Leith

Ten Runs From Leith May was a good month to map my ten favourite runs that leave from Griffen Fitness, Balfour Street, Leith, and return to same point (postcode EH6 5BY). All runs are 5km to 10km and as off-road as possible. I drew the routes on an old Spokes map of...
An Honest Review of JustEat Cycles Edinburgh

An Honest Review of JustEat Cycles Edinburgh

Cycling is an obvious solution to getting around a small bustling city. The wind in your hair, the freedom to to move, the simplicity of the machine. On the hottest day this year I had a city bike adventure on the new ‘Just Eat’ hire bikes. These hire bikes are not...

How much wheat we eat

Gluten is headline news. Wheat is in many foods, and it seems more people are becoming intolerant to this innocuous grain. What’s that all about? Gluten is a mixture of two proteins present in some cereal grains, especially wheat. Gluten is Latin for ‘glue’ and is...

What is ‘functional fitness’?

Historically the role of a Personal Trainer has focussed on sports specific training, that is, training athletes and sports people to be fitter and stronger specifically for their sport. Footballers may have had a Coach to motivate them and teach them tactics and a PT...

Easy Brown Rice

Brown rice could be a superfood – a half cup of brown rice provides loads of nutrients, including 5% of your daily protein requirement, 8% of your daily fibre, slow-burning carbs and good amounts of the minerals iron, manganese, thiamin, niacin and folate. There...

Why Turbo Train?

Sometimes is just not possible to get out on a long bike ride. Turbo training is a great option, especially if you have childcare responsibilities, are short of time or need to train at night. A turbo trainer is a relatively inexpensive and compact piece of kit which...

Breakfast Jar

This is an idea I picked up in Australia, a tasty treat for breakfast on the go. You can even take it to work and eat it at your desk (although we all know you should make time to eat breakfast without distractions). Bottom (oaty) layer – soak ½ cup jumbo oats...

Alcohol audit

If you want to know just how many units of alcohol you are taking into your body, do an audit. You may be surprised to find out how many you consume. Working out the units in pub measures is easy, but at home? Gather together your glasses used for various drinks and...